Wendy Kinney/Ready… Set…Go Make Money
For more than a decade now, Wendy Kinney has focused on referral-based marketing and through this she hasÂ givenÂ sales people and entrepreneurs the tools they need to build their businesses. Wendy has developed a multi-layered approach for creating a network of relationships and shares the approach through lively, engaging and content-filled workshops and seminars. She can customize training courses, facilitate work sessions,Â and deliver keynote addresses for meeting planners who want to add more interactivity to their events.
Wendy has also accomplished the incredible feat of reading over 700 books on referral-marketing. To get her â€œWendy Kinney Approved Referral Marketing Booklistâ€, e-mail her atÂ Wendy@WendyKinney.com.
Cappriccieo M. Scates is Senior Director of Writer/Publisher Relations for SESAC. SESAC is a performing rights organization. This is an organization (SESAC being one of three in the U.S.) that represents songwriters and publishers and their right to be compensated for having their music performed in public.Â Prior to joining SESAC, he was Director of Operations for PM Music Group where he represented songwriters whose credits included: Michael Jackson and Beyonce. He is also former Director of National Radio PromotionsÂ for Ruffhouse Records and has been responsible for promoting the careers of artists such as: Fugees, and Boyz II Men. In addition, he is author of 10 Steps to Successfully Â Â Managing Recording Artists. He also holds a Masters in Business Administration from Averett University where he was selected to the National Deanâ€™s List for academic excellence.
Matt Liotta is the Founder and CEO of PodPonics. Matt combines his technological experience with his appreciation for organic products and a desire to source locally-grown produce from his hydroponic growing company. Liotta began developing his technological expertise at an early age, including taking college programming courses at the age of eight. He brings a wealth of knowledge garnered from years of experience in the software and telecommunications industries to his latest start-up organization, PodPonics, LLC.
PodPonics is the future of farming. The Atlanta-based company answers the growing consumerÂ demand for local food by producing it in urban centers, using an approach that does not requireÂ arable land. PodPonics utilizes a proprietary system that integrates advanced hydroponics,Â proprietary lighting, irrigation and nutrient technology with process control. Their growing systemÂ reduces cost, improves product quality and creates local jobs while answering the strong and growingÂ demand for locally produced, natural foods.
TheÂ PodPonics approach to next-generation urban agriculture provides a number of advantages overÂ traditional farming, including year-round crop production, much higher crop density and predictableÂ results, as well as the elimination of crop failures caused by weather or pests. PodPonics meets these goals using far less water and foreign oil than traditional agriculture and without employing harmfulÂ pesticides. The benefits of the approach include providing a healthy, natural product grown in aÂ controlled environment at or near the point of consumption.Â PodPonics was recently named a Top 40 Innovative Technology Company in Georgia by theÂ Technology Association of Georgia
Brad is the Chief Operating Officer (COO) of PodPonics. He has worked with a number of companies before starting with PodPonics, including Dominos, PesiCo Restaurants, and Krispy Kreme. The experience he gained working with Krispy Kreme as an Area Developer in northern CaliforniaÂ is a great addition to PodPonics as he was most successful with the wholesale business.