Nick Hughes is a successful American entrepreneur with business achievements in e-commerce, social media, digital payments, and technology startups. He excels at interpersonal leadership, communication, business, and product development.
Nick currently holds the position of Founder and CEO of the global startup marketplace Founders Live. In addition to creating Founders Live, Nick stays busy as an advisor to numerous startups and occasionally takes positions in sales or business development roles if needed. He is also cofounded Callin’it, a fun fan engagement and predictions app for sports fans. (more…)
John has built a career specializing in Fraud and Analytics for over a decade, making an impact in multiple industries to help companies significantly reduce fraud losses, cut operations expenses, protect and restore company brands and relationships, and scale fraud management practices to sustainable heights under tight budgets. His unique blend of analytical expertise, deep fraud domain knowledge, and executive presence has proven key to driving enterprise-wide fraud strategy changes, leading to millions in prevented fraud losses, better customer experience, and an emboldened mindset for business expansion. (more…)
Growing up in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Steve knew he wanted to join the Army after he graduated from high school. “I wanted to jump out of airplanes, so I was in the 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg.” he says. He got out after three years. “I realized the military was great, but financially, it just wasn’t what I was looking for in life.” (more…)
David is an entrepreneur and angel investor who has held operating roles at six startups and invested in 60 companies. He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of Gradifi, which was acquired by E*TRADE. Previously, he was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School and Director of the Babson Summer Venture Program. (more…)
Chris Gannon, CEO of Bolay Restaurants, lives his life with a focus on all things large and small that makes the seemingly ordinary, extraordinary. “Make it craveable” says Gannon, quoting his father and Outback Steakhouse Restaurateur, Tim Gannon, who is a legend in the industry, in part, for inventing Outback’s highly popular and ubiquitous Bloomin’ Onion. But what makes a dish, a meal and a location craveable starts well before the first plate hits the table. (more…)
Ray and Diane Donahue know their paint! This West Sound couple, who call Kingston, Washington home, own five paint stores. Their stores range from Gig Harbor to Bainbridge Island, under the moniker of Peninsula Paint Co. (more…)