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High Velocity Radio Interviews Sean Cook, J.T. Hroncich, Debbie Qaqish, Jalal Roy, and Dave McMullen

Sean Cook
As CEO of ShopVisible LLC, Sean Cook drives new business development and ensures online business success for clients by bringing them to page one of search engines and boosting online sales. With more than 11 years of experience in online marketing, management and new technology innovation, Cook translates ShopVisible’s premier e-commerce platform solution into bottom line results for clients. Cook specializes in business, marketing and new technology and has earned a reputation of excellence and international success through his leadership roles at companies such as EarthLink Inc., CompuCredit Corp., iXL Enterprises, BellSouth Corp. and The Coca-Cola Co.

Sean has been widely quoted in industry publications such as 1to1 Magazine, Internet Retailer and Integrated Solutions for Retailers as well as being a featured contributer to Forbes Magazine. Cook holds a bachelor’s degree in art history and economics and a master’s degree in business administration from Emory University. He currently resides in Atlanta.

J.T. Hroncich
J.T. Hroncich, Managing Director and Principal of Capitol Media Solutions, has over 15 years of business and advertising experience buying and selling media in numerous capacities. His expertise stretches from print and web, to radio, outdoor and television. Working in this highly competitive industry, J.T. made his mark building million dollar accounts from the ground up. Currently, he manages CMS’ internal media staff while actively and creatively helping clients improve and streamline internal media relevant processes. A warm, engaging, and courteous leader, J.T.’s strong and persuasive character works well with a diverse group of personalities and business environments.

Debbie Qaqish
Debbie is a nationally recognized speaker, thought leader and innovator in the demand generation field, with more than 30 years of experience applying strategy, technology and process to help B2B companies drive revenue growth.

Debbie has been at the forefront of the marketing automation phenomenon, first as a beneficiary, and now as an advocate and expert. She is a frequent speaker and writer on topics related to driving revenue through demand generation techniques, marketing automation technologies and the integration of sales and marketing.

As a principal partner and chief revenue officer of The Pedowitz Group, Debbie is responsible for developing and managing client relationships, as well as leading the firm’s strategic partnerships and alliances.

Jalal Roy
Franchise Development & Marketing Group is a professional group of business men, business owners, franchise attorneys, business and franchise brokers, financial advisors, marketing and advertising advisors, digital media experts, sales people, real estate brokers and more–every franchise resource. We have brought all this together to help businesses expand through what we believe is the best method of business expansion–franchising.

And you don’t just hire us, you retain us and we work with your through every phase for 5 to 10 years and more if desired. We are successful only if you are successful, and because we share in your success our initial fee is a fraction of the cost. Request a copy of our White Paper, Who To Use, to learn more.

And you don’t just hire us, you retain us and we work with your through every phase for 5 to 10 years and more if desired. We are successful only if you are successful, and because we share in your success our initial fee is a fraction of the cost. Request a copy of our White Paper, Who To Use, to learn more.

Dave McMullen
Dave McMullen is partner and strategic planner at redpepper, an integrated marketing agency with offices in Atlanta and Nashville. The American Marketing Association’s 2009 Agency Marketer of the Year in Atlanta and Ranked #14 on Catalyst magazine’s ‘Top 25 Entrepreneurs’, he was recently named the 2009 Pinnacle Small Business Person of the Year.

His company, redpepper, has been ranked on Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest-growing private companies for the last three years and has been recognized within the advertising industry with several local, regional, and national ADDY Awards. Their measurement tool, Scoville, is a ground-breaking approach to aligning new media and business results. To learn more visit

High Velocity Radio Interviews Dan Waldschmidt, Stefany Sanders, Caroline Duffy, and Andres Sandate

Dan Waldschmidt

He ran track like plenty of other kids, but he pushed himself to break his high school’s mile record. He got the usual entry-level job right of college, but then he changed the sales process, earned millions of dollars for the company, and became CEO by the time he was 25.

These days, Dan is partner in a private equity technology accelerator and a former technology CEO. He is an early-early-early adopter of game-changing technology. He blogs regularly on his motivational selling blog Edge of Explosion. He is husband to a cute gal named Sara and father to two energetic boys. He’s just an ordinary dude who happens to have an outrageous vision. And he wants to change the world…

So read the blog, check out his resources, send him an email. Whatever you do, don’t just sit on the sidelines!”


Stefany Sanders and Caroline Duffy: Jackson Spalding

Stefany Sanders was a digital native before the term was even coined, which makes her eminently qualified to serve as our Director of Social Media. She is much in demand as a key strategist for our client and sales teams and as the in-house expert who keeps us educated on new developments on the social media and digital communications frontier.

She was Director of Communications for the Georgia Tech College of Computing for five years, positioning the institution to compete internationally. She developed an award-winning branding campaign that helped land the school’s graduate program a “top 10” rating from U.S. News and World Report and reversed dramatically shrinking computer science enrollments after the “dot bomb” years. Stefany has a passion for the measureable, data-supported nature of the digital communications realm but has won close to 20 career and industry awards for both her traditional and new media strategies. It’s no wonder that Georgia Tech named Stefany “Communicator of the Year” in 2010.

Her prior work includes time spent as the Senior Communications Officer for the Georgia Centers for Advanced Telecommunications Technology and time working as an interactive consultant and producer with a multi-national public relations firm.

A native of Annapolis, Maryland, Stefany returned to D.C. just before 9/11 to strategize and implement online communications for national political organizations and advocacy groups. The experience was pivotal on many levels, not the least of which was her decision to swap life inside the Capital Beltway permanently for life inside Atlanta’s perimeter.

Stefany is what’s known around here as a “Double Dawg,” since she earned both her bachelor of arts in journalism and her master of mass communications degrees from The University of Georgia’s Grady School. A scuba diver, she enjoys as-frequent-as-possible trips to the Caribbean to swim with the sharks. While on land, she is into books, running and recipe experimentation in Morningside, where she lives with her husband, Robert, and dog, Chompsky. Follow her on Twitter @StefanySays!

In a prestigious career that spans almost three decades, Caroline Duffy has handled programs from crisis communications to consumer introductions to corporate speech writing and beyond. A founding partner of Jackson Spalding and a member of our Management Team, she has been a leader for some of the firm’s largest clients, including Delta Air Lines, Publix Super Markets and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. She was also the creative maestro who managed Ashley Smith, the young mother who came to fame after accused killer Brian Nichols took her hostage following the Atlanta courthouse shootings.

Her work earned public relations’ highest honor – the Public Relations Society of America Silver Anvil – for The Atlanta Dream Team which supported Atlanta’s bid for the 1996 Olympic Games. She also has been recognized with national awards from Inside PR magazine and Women in Communications Inc., and by the Florida and Georgia chapters of the PRSA. Today she applies this diverse experience in her role as Marketing Director.
Caroline holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Auburn University, with a major in Public Relations-Journalism and minors in French and Speech Communications. She has served two terms on the board of trustees at St. Martin’s Episcopal School and Sophia Academy and has chaired the PR Advisory Board for Auburn’s Department of Communication and Journalism. In addition, she serves on the board of the Marist Arts Guild, on the marketing advisory board for Imagine It!, the Children’s Museum of Atlanta, and co-leads a small group ministry at her church.

Caroline enjoys combing through antiques shops, and in “another life” was an actress in musical theatre. One of her greatest memories is singing her way across Poland before the fall of The Iron Curtain. These days, she and husband Jake spend much of their free time backstage assisting in the dramatic endeavors of their two sons.


Andres Sandate: Endurance Strategies

Endurance Strategies, LLC is a third party marketing firm and placement agent committed to the success of the alternative investment manager. Our mission is to play a supportive role in the investment ecosystem by partnering with the highest caliber of alternative investment managers in an effort to increase their accessibility to a diversified investor pool. Endurance seeks to create long-term relationships with strong and stable management teams operating best in class investment businesses.

We are extremely selective with regards to the funds and managers with which we choose to bring on our platform. People, reputation, process and quality are key elements of our business. We are committed to our fundraising relationships both on the fund and investor sides. In our opinion, fundraising success is the result of all parties involved observing and accepting a professional, dedicated, long-term and investor-centered approach to the process.