Join us for a special episode of The Seattle Shrimp Tank featuring all of our weekly hosts!
Dan Weedin / Founder of Dan Weedin Unleashed
Dan Weedin is an experienced entrepreneur, author, and award-winning international speaker who has a passion for consulting, developing and guiding entrepreneurs and business professionals. He has helped drive growth, performance and resilience improvement with well over 300 small and mid-sized companies across the country along all types of industries. Dan is a 1987 graduate of the University of Washington where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History. In 2012, he was inducted into the Million Dollar Consultant™ Hall of Fame by the founder, Alan Weiss.
Dan is an active Rotarian and community volunteer. Dan has been married to his high school sweetheart, Barb for over 30 years. He enjoys playing golf, listening to books, and being walked by his two faithful canine companions Captain Jack and Bella.
James Alberson / Owner & Principal of Top Tier Development & Training
James Alberson is the Owner and Principal of Top Tier Training & Development, Inc, a Sandler Training Licensee, operating in the Seattle Metropolitan area. A national sales expert and business speaker, James is strongly committed to guiding CEO’s, business owners, sales executives, and their teams to higher revenues, increased profit margins, and greater personal and professional growth.
He has consulted with hundreds of business owners and presidents and has trained hundreds of salespeople in various industries. James helps company leaders develop sales strategy, implement consistent and repeatable front-end sales processes, get and keep the best-of-the-best sales staff, and impart lifelong skills necessary to be a successful sales leader and sales professional.
Previous to purchasing his Sandler Franchise in 2010, James spent nearly two decades in sales, sales management, training, and leadership with companies ranging in status from start-up to Fortune 500 in the medical sales arena. James graduated at the top of his class with a M.B.A. in Marketing from Purdue University and has a B.S. in Computer Technology from Purdue as well. To learn more about James Alberson and Sandler Training visit www.toptier.sandler.com. James lives in Renton, WA with his wife and three daughters.
Michelle Bomberger / CEO & Managing Attorney of Equinox Business Law Group
As a small business founder and a fellow entrepreneur, Michelle understands the emotional and practical aspects of owning a business. This makes her an effective guide for business leaders in evaluating risk and opportunity in their decision making. Michelle has been honored by the Puget Sound Business Journal as one of its “40 Under 40” in 2012, and Equinox Business Law Group was awarded the King County Executive’s Woman Small Business of the Year Award in 2013, along with being listed as one of the Puget Sound’s 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies in 2020. Michelle serves on the Board of Directors for Bellevue LifeSpring and Youth Theatre Northwest, serving youth and families in the community. Michelle is also an active member of the Center for Advanced Manufacturing Puget Sound which provides a community for networking and learning for manufacturers.
Phil Symchych / Founder of the SME Business Wealth Builder
Phil’s consulting firm helps entrepreneurs and business owners to grow their companies, access more capital, and build business wealth for shareholders. He is also the founder of Global Business Advisors Forums where advisors from around the world collaborate in an exclusive online community. Phil grew up in a family business when interest rates were 23% and business owners didn’t know where to turn for unbiased, professional advice. He started his first business in 1996 to help business owners prevent the challenges his family faced and to successfully achieve their entrepreneurial potential. Phil is a Certified Management Consultant, CPA, and MBA. He co-authored The Business Wealth Builders and currently published quarterly ebooks to help small/medium enterprise leaders. He lives in Regina, Canada with his wife Kerry and their canine chief morale officer, Lola.
Dan Weedin / First Underwriters Insurance Brokers
James Alberson / Top Tier Training & Development Inc
Michelle Bomberger / Equinox Business Law Group
Phil Symchych / SME Wealth Builder Corp