Bryan Smeltzer, as successful consumer products business executive and entrepreneur. He has held executive level roles in business development, product and marketing with some of the world’s most prestigious brands including; Oakley, TaylorMade, adidas, K-Swiss, Schutt Sports, among other international brands. Bryan also founded an apparel brand, successfully running a profitable business for ten years, eventually selling to a VC firm.
Beau is the founder of The Black Hill Alliance, a development and solutions-based agency, focused on the Action Sports/Lifestyle markets. With more than 30 years in the Industry, he has spent his career in Hardgoods/accessories, Apparel & Footwear driving Product Innovation, building Sales & Marketing teams, and developing strategies from concept to consumer.
Jeremy is the Chief Marketing Officer of Braille Skateboarding. He’s created video marketing strategy for several fortune 100 companies and famous YouTubers. His customers have billions of views and millions of subscribers on YouTube. He’s YouTube certified and speaks at Vidcon, Social Media Marketing World, Vidsummit and writes for Social Media Examiner. He helps video creators Unlock their superpower on video so they can live the life they were born to live.
Alex has been launching e-commerce companies for over 5 years, starting with multiple successful crowdfunding campaigns (like Coolbox which ended up on ABC’s Shark). He is best known as CoFounder of the viral hit Dollar Beard Club. DBC hit $10M in their first year with no performance marketing or affiliate help, and has gone on to become a scalable and globally known brand with over 300M video views.
For the last 19 years, Ashton Maxfield has provided value to organizations with strategic PR services. Ashton leads PR and marketing programs that connects company’s stories to the audiences their success depends upon. In a crisis situation, Ashton’s team moves quickly with expert counsel and takes action. PR is powerful, and Ashton’s expertise allows companies to leverage that power!
Bill Byrne is the co-founder and managing director of Remedy Public Relations in San Diego. He manages a worldwide team that handles media relations for an enviable list of clients in industries that include the active-outdoor lifestyle, along with corporate finance, craft beer, consumer and B2B tech, healthcare, and general consumer goods.
Brian White is a highly-skilled, experienced, and successful entrepreneur and sales professional with an extensive leadership background in the areas of sales management, GTM, marketing, and business development. This experience ranges in categories from footwear, apparel, and accessories to hardgoods.
Grant is Co-Founder at ADmission and a Partner at Common Thread Collective. He has spent the last decade helping global brands grow and innovate across digital marketing. Currently on a mission to help entrepreneurs achieve their dreams, Grant currently oversees client services for guiding direct to consumer brands ($0M-$30M) to scale their ecommerce revenue profitability.
With more than 20 years in the apparel industry, Derek has held many roles in different divisions, but most relevantly was the VP of Global Sustainability at Volcom between 2011-2015. After 19 years with Volcom, Derek left the company to play a co-founding role at KOZM, the yoga centered, sustainability driven, lifestyle brand that he currently manages.