TOP 83 PROJECT MANAGEMENT INFLUENCERS OF 2017

2017-12-12T22:17:30+00:00

TOP PROJECT MANAGEMENT INFLUENCERS OF 2017

Introduction

Project management, which deals with various aspects of projects, such as techniques, and tools used to plan, control, monitor, and review such enterprises, is a crucial part of the business world. If a company wishes to be thriving, facilitate productivity of its employees, or increase profits, it needs to take certain measures. One of the most effective methods to achieve success in that matter is to invest in some professional software, for instance, TimeCamp or Podio. However, people can provide an invaluable help. Individuals, who in power to infuse one with new ideas and solutions to problems, advise how to handle their competition, and enhance the results. The list of such inspiring personages is long. The following list consists of the top influencers according to TimeCamp:

1. Kris Dunn

kris-dunn

Known as a CHRO at Kinetix, founder of HR Capitalist and Fistful of Talent. HR Pro blogging for community and ideas. Dunn is fascinated (as he writes about himself) with all things related to the intersection of HR, technology, and business results. He graduated from Birmingham Southern College.

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 2. Ann Bares

ann-bares

Known as a compensation consultant and blogger. She is the managing partner of Altura Consulting Group, LLC. Bares has over 20 years of experience consulting in the areas of compensation and performance management. She has worked with a wide range of client organizations in auditing, designing and implementing executive compensation plans, base salary structures, variable and incentive compensation programs, sales compensation programs, and performance management systems. She has extensive experience in developing and conducting training and communication programs to support compensation and performance management initiatives.

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3. Steve Gifford

Steve-Gifford

MBA, SPHR. Known as a director of human resources for OEM America, a PEO of more than a hundred companies and more than two thousand employees. His company gives small businesses the buying power and HR expertise of a big company, but without the bureaucracy. In the past, he’s been an HR guy for marketing, manufacturing, retail, and government organizations.

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4. Jay Shepherd

Jay-Shepherd

Jay works as a writer and speaker. He is focused on simplifying business ideas. He’s a member of the growing breed of creatures known as “recovering lawyers,” who resemble regular lawyers except that they smile more. He is also a speaker.

 

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5. Suzanne Lucas

Suzanne-Lucas

Known as a career advice, management advice, and a bit of snark. She advises people to have great careers, be better managers. She helps understand what one’s boss is thinking and whether one should contact a lawyer.

 

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 6. Benjamin Ebbink

Benjamin-Ebbik

Benjamin M. Ebbink is the director of counsel in the Sacramento office. With nearly two decades of experience in labor and employment law, and in assisting the development of California labor law and regulations, he focuses on legislation introduced at the state and local level. Benjamin assists employers with navigating evolving legislative and regulatory landscapes in a variety of areas including workplace discrimination, employee privacy, wage and hour, employee compensation, trade secrets, employment contracts and terms, healthcare, immigration, employee leave, workers’ compensation, workplace safety and affirmative action.

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7. Sharlyn Lauby

Sharlyn-Laubyn

 An author, writer, speaker, and consultant. She has the blog HR Bartender. She is the president of ITM Group Inc., a South Florida-based training and human resources consulting firm focused on working with companies to retain and engage talent. Lauby has a broad knowledge of workplace social media, strategic planning, and recruitment.

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8. Dr. Shailesh Thaker

Known as a management guru. Dr. Shailesh Thaker is a CEO at Knowledge Inc. He is a world-renowned management thinker and trainer on organizational behavior and development. He is the CLO of Knowledge Plus Inc., a highly reputed training firm based in Ahmedabad, India, helping organizations to achieve international benchmarks in management practices. As a management guru, Dr. Thaker is always in demand as a keynote speaker, business coach, HR trainer and training guru for management and training conferences. He has helped millions to achieve their personal and professional goals.

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9. James Adams

James Adam

James Adams is a director of operations for Proguide Global Services proguidemc.com, a major worldwide management consultancy, and productivity software company located in the USA, Argentina, and the UK. Overseeing projects in all regions worldwide, he has (and in some cases still is) consulted for the likes Coca Cola, ASDA Walmart, British Rail, Scot Rail, LUT, First Engineering Peterhouse, B.A, Aerolineas, Metrovias Rail, CLIBA, Chrysler, The American Red Cross, Seat, HMS, Taco Bell, Rio Tinto, British Steel and Cadbury to name but a few, which in itself is a diverse consulting platform that affords one a varied intellectual management knowledge base from which to draw upon when instigating varying methods of management strategies in order to help clients achieve their goals.

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10. Matthew Stollak

Matthew Stollak

An associate professor at St. Norbert College and advisor to SNC SHRM. Spartans, Packers, Brewers fan.

 

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11. Jason Seiden

Jason Seiden

Seiden deals with data-driven messaging, branding, and communications for companies and professionals. He has long worked with individuals and companies to create the right first impression.

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 12.  Alison Green

Alison-Green

A blogger. Before she started her blog, Green was a chief of staff for a successful nonprofit organization where she was responsible for hiring, firing, promoting, and managing. Now she does the same but on the blog.

 

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13. Lance Haun

Lance-Haun

A practice leader for The Starr Conspiracy. He describes himself as a person being nut about tech. A recovering HR/recruiting pro. A former Portland guy and Wazzu alum.

 

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 14. Shauna Moerke

Shauna-Moerke

A social media advocate, blogging under the pseudonym HR Minion. Moerke is also the former ringmistress of the Carnival of HR, one of the co-founders of Women of HR site, and former co-host of HR Happy Hour Blog Talk Radio Show. Her specialties: HR, PHR, SHRM-CP, Training, Recruitment, Employee Relations, Employee Development, HRIS, On Boarding, Social Media, Blogging, Public speaking, High School Debate Judging, KCBS Certified BBQ Judge.

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15. Soma Bhattacharya

Soma-Bhattacharya

An agile consultant and ex-project manager who traces her journey through her blog. A lifelong thinker, observer, and learner.

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16. Samad Aidane

Samad-Aidane

Samad Aidane is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) with over eighteen years of international experience consulting in the telecom, finance, and healthcare industries with companies such as HP, Cap Gemini, Time Warner Telecom, and Telefonica. He particularly enjoys applying his international leadership expertise to organizational change management, program management, and to the recovery of troubled programs and projects.

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17. Bruce McGraw

Bruce-McGraw

McGraw is eager to share thoughts, experience, tips, and tricks on issues affecting managers and project management.

 

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 18. Bill Ives

Bill-Ives

A painter, a partner at the Merced Group, consultant, and writer covering social business, speaker, the team member at Darwineco.com.

 

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19. Shim Marom

Shim-Marom

An ex-economist, critical and free thinker, and (when time permits) a project management consultant (PMP, MSP, ICAgile ICP).

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20. Glen Alleman

Glenn-Alleman

Alleman is the vice president of the Program Planning and Controls consulting practice in a Denver professional services firm, focused on aerospace and defense. He ventures into the commercial side as well. He has been on the business management side of projects managing software, hardware, and services since graduate school in the late 70’s.

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21. Kailash Awati

Kailash-Awati

Awati is a co-founder and principal of Sensanalytics, a consultancy specializing in sense-making and analytics. He is also a staff member at the UTS Connected Intelligence Centre where he teaches into the data science and innovation program.

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22. Margaret Meloni

Margaret-Meloni

She is responsible for creating project managers who have the skills and techniques to successfully navigate the human side of the project world.

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23. Derek Huether

Derek-Huether

An author, talker, advisor on Productivity and Tools. He is also an improver of things. As he speaks about he is often angry about something or drinking coffee.

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24. Mike Griffiths

Mike-Griffiths

An independent project manager, trainer, and consultant based in Canmore, Alberta. In addition to agile methods, he is interested and active in traditional project management. Griffiths holds PRINCE2 and PMP certifications. He is a contributor to the PMBOK v3 – v6 Guides. Griffiths is frequently present at PMI Global Congress conferences and teaches a 2-day “Agile Project Management” course for the PMI as part of their traveling SeminarsWorld program. He helped start the PMI Agile Community of Practice which is now the largest PMI community with over 8,000 members.

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25. Bertrand Duperrin

Bertrand-Duperrin

A business director at Emakina, France. He also leads the digital transformation practice. Duperrin is in charge of developing the business activity, the methodologies and leads consultancy and advisory missions for large European businesses in the field of digital transformation.

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26. Ron Rosenhead

Ron-Rosenhead

An international project management consultant, working with companies to help them deliver projects more effectively. Rosenhead is the co-author of Strategies for Project Sponsorship. He is also a speaker and coach. His specialties: project management training, developing in-house project management approaches, speaking at conferences and internal management meetings, coaching.

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27. Jurgen Appelo

Jurgen-Appelo

He is pioneering management to help creative organizations survive and thrive in the 21st century. He offers concrete games, tools, and practices, so one can introduce better management, with fewer managers. Jurgen calls himself a “creative networker.” But sometimes he’s a writer, speaker, trainer, entrepreneur, illustrator, manager, blogger, reader, dreamer, leader, freethinker, or… Dutch guy.

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28. Radhia Benalia

Radhia-Benalia

Leadership, success factors, change management. Benalia trains people who make a positive impact on their communities: “it is a wonderful thing and being part of the potential grants me all types of gratification.”

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 29. Elizabeth Harrin

Elizabeth-Harrin

Harrin is an award-winning project management writer. She is also an active professional project/programme manager with more than a decade of experience in financial services and healthcare. She is a Fellow of the Association for Project Management.

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30. Paul Ritchie

Paul-Ritchie

A strategy execution leader and executive. He deals with an agile, project, learning, coaching and talent management. He is an SAP alumnus and recovering CIO.

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31. Alexandra Levit

Alexandra-Levit

An author, speaker, consultant, futurist, and influencer. She is a partner to @PeopleResults. Lewit helps people and organizations succeed in the evolving workplace.

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32. Jim Estill

Jim-Estill

A CEO at Danby Appliances and a chairman of DDE Media Company (an SEO company). Estill is also a blogger at Jimestill.com.

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33. Chris Brady

Chris-Brady

A CEO and creative director. Brandy is a “NYT Best Selling Author”. Mag’s Top 50 Leader. He is also a speaker, humorist, world traveler, and soccer fan.

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34. John G. Agno

John-G-Agno

A certified executive and business coach. As a corporate executive, management consultant and executive coach, John G. Agno has investigated the factors that cause all the strain, stress and frustration among his clients to create workable and profitable solutions. Today, his life signature is to communicate these unique insights in personal interviews, blog postings, and self-help books at prices so low that as many people as possible are able to afford and use them in their personal and professional lives. His concept of self-coaching is to deliver life-changing and functional solutions, discovered through expensive one-on-one coaching sessions, to all who have limited time and financial resources.

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35. Dan McCarthy

Dan McCarthy is a director of executive development programs at the University of New Hampshire. He writes for About.com Management and Leadership and the award-winning leadership-development blog Great Leadership.

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36. Scott Sehlhorst

Scott-Sehlhorst

A leadership and management development geek. Sehlhorst is the director of Executive Development Programs at UNH/ Besides, he is also a writer, executive coach. He is known as a long-suffering Bills fan, too. Dan is consistently ranked as a top digital influencer in leadership and talent management.

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37. Sudeshna Banerjee

Sudeshna-Banerjee

A product management and strategy consultant, and a visiting lecturer in the Dublin Institute of Technology’s Product Management degree program, as well as the Lviv School of Business’es Masters of Science in Technology Management program. Banerjee helps companies make sure they are building the right products right.

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38. David Peck

David-Peck

An independent researcher, editor, translator and publishing professional. Peck is also a freelancer for @Sportskeeda (+more).

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39. Catherine Shinners

Catherine-Shinners

A Global Coaching Firm principal, author and executive coach to CEO’s, senior execs and emerging leaders across industries as well as companies from pre-IPO to Fortune 20. Shinners is considered to be a strategic, analytical, articulate, whole solution view, creative, execution-oriented, adaptable, tech-savvy person. Besides, she is said to be a good listener, embracing diverse mindsets. She is a learner and leader, too.

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40. Orrin Woodward

Orrin-Woodward

He co-authored two NY Times bestsellers: LeaderShift and Launching a Leadership Revolution. His first solo book (RESOLVED) made the ”All-Time Top 100 Leadership Book List”. He is the “Guinness World Record Holder for Largest Book Signing Ever and Inc Magazine’s Top 20 Leader”. Orrin has co-founded two multi-million dollar leadership companies and serves as the chairman of the board of the LIFE Business.

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41. Steve Roesler

Steve-Roesler

Steve has designed and delivered leadership and communication programs for some of the world’s largest organizations and has more than 30 years in training, development, and high-level executive coaching. His Roesler Group has created and delivered leadership and talent development internationally for corporations such as Pfizer, Minerals Technologies, Johnson & Johnson, NordCarb Oy Ab, and Specialty Minerals-Europe. A member of ASTD, Steve is also an expert and certified in Situational Leadership, Problem-Solving/Decision-Making Methodologies, and advanced applications of Jungian psychology and the MBTI. Steve has, to date, worked cross-culturally with more than 3,000 executives and managers to integrate personal and regional styles into high performance in their global activities.

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42. Lisa Haneberg

Lisa-Haneberg

She earned an MFA from Goddard College to hone her writing skills and hang around poets and novelists. She has published over a dozen nonfiction books and a collection of creative nonfiction essays. In addition to writing fiction, she writes nonfiction business books and provide consulting and speaking services in the following areas: Human resources, organization development, management, leadership, talent management, change leadership and personal and organizational success.

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43. Wally Bock

Wally-Bock

An author, blogger, ghostwriter, and writing coach.

 

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44.  Ed Batista

Ed-Batista

An executive coach, a lecturer at Stanford Graduate School of Business, contributor to Harvard Biz Review. Most of Batista’s clients are technology company CEOs, but he has worked with leaders in fields from investing to the law. Issues he often addresses with his clients include managing relationships with key employees and others, improving team dynamics, transitioning from technical expert to leader, evolving company culture, and better self-care. 

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45. Michael Wade

Michael-Wade

Michael Wade, a partner with Sanders Wade Rodarte Consulting Inc., has been helping organizations with sensitive management issues for over 30 years and continues to coach executives, managers, and employees on how they can get from “very good” to “extraordinary.” He has advised corporate executives, police and fire chiefs, city managers, Army generals, professional basketball players, and entry-level employees. Michael is a popular, often humorous, and lively instructor who has conducted management workshops in 48 states and Puerto Rico.

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46. Michael Baicoianu

Michael-Baicoianu

A marketer who wants to share his international marketing experience working with brands in various markets and categories.

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47. Joe Gerstandt

Joe-Gerstandt

Gerstandt is a speaker, author, and advisor bringing greater clarity, action, and impact to organizational diversity and inclusion efforts. he has worked with Fortune 100 corporations, small non-profits, and everything in between. He speaks at numerous conferences and summits, and blogs at joegerstandt.com. He is a featured contributor to Workforce Diversity Network Expert Forum and his insights have been published in Diversity Best Practices, Diversity Executive, HR Executive, Diversity Factor, American Diversity Report, Corporate Recruiting Leadership Journal, Associations Now, other print and online journals and he co-authored the book Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships.

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48. Carter McNamara

Carter-McNamara

He is a founder and developer of the Free Management Library (sm), one of the world’s largest collections of well-organized, free, online resources for personal, professional and organizational development at managementhelp.org. He is also a founder of the Free Micro-eMBA (for-profit and nonprofit versions) available from the Library. He also is a co-founder of Action Learning Source and the Consultants Development Institute.

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49. Andy Crestodina

Andy-Crestodina

Crestodina is a strategic director of Orbit Media Studios, a web-design company in Chicago. He’s also a member of the local B Corp community. Part of that commitment to the local community can be found in Chicago Cause, the non-profit donation program than Andy help create.

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50. Jennifer Britton

Jennifer-Britton

As a Professional certified coach and trainer, through her company, Potentials Realized, Britton works with individual, group and corporate clients on business success, leadership, work-life balance, and teamwork issues. She offers one-on-one, team, and group coaching for professionals, entrepreneurs, and organizations, as well as public and corporate workshops and retreats.

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51. Peter G. Klein

Peter-G-Klein

A professor of entrepreneurship at Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business, director of Baylor’s Entrepreneurship Ph.D. Program, and senior research Fellow at the Baugh Center for Entrepreneurship and Free Enterprise. Klein is also an adjunct professor of strategy and management at the Norwegian School of Economics, Carl Menger, a research fellow at the Mises Institute, and research Affiliate at GRANEM. Klein serves as an associate editor of Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, associate editor of Academy of Management Perspectives, and associate editor of Independent Review.

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52. Nicolai J. Foss

Nicolai-J-Foss

Nicolai J. Foss Rodolfo Debenedetti Chaired Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Bocconi University. Foss has served as a member of the Senate of the CBS, is a panel member of the European Research Council, member of Academia Europaea, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Strategic Management Society. Educated as an economist from the Copenhagen University (1989), Foss has received his Ph.D. degree from the Copenhagen Business School in 1993, where he has been Assistant, Associate, and Full Professor.

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53. Richard N. Langlois

Richard-N-Langlois

Langlois achievements: Ph.D. Stanford University, 1981, Engineering-Economic Systems; M.S. Stanford University, 1976, Engineering-Economic Systems; M.S. Yale University, 1975, Astronomy.                                                                                                              Awards: Faculty Excellence in Research Award (Social Sciences), College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Connecticut, April 2015.

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54. Patrick Schaber

Patrick-Schaber

A global marketing executive focused on digital and video content. With 12 years experience in many areas of marketing, he is excited to write about what I’ve learned as well as gain valuable feedback and input from what hopefully becomes a community of readers and contributors. While he has had the opportunity to work in marketing for large and small organizations, he finds the small company marketing to be the most exciting.

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55. Stefan Engeseth

Stefan-Engeseth

An author, consultant, speaker and guest professor. Stefan’s ideas range from innovative and future-oriented to bordering on far-fetched. Yet, they all build on the universal truth that without innovation and visions, companies will not grow in today’s highly competitive business world. The question is, how far are you prepared to go? Over the years, Stefan Engeseth has worked as a consultant with international companies and Fortune 500 corporations. His lectures have become extremely popular because they are stimulating yet easy to take in and use. He has held over 500 lectures and workshops internationally at corporations and academic institutions. He has also taken part in the Öresund Consulate’s reference group on the Öresund bridge between Sweden and Denmark one of the largest projects of its kind in Europe. He writes articles for international business magazines.

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56. Laura Ries

Laura-Ries

Laura Ries is a leading marketing strategist, bestselling author, and television personality. She founded Ries & Ries, a consulting firm with her father and partner Al Ries, the legendary positioning-pioneer. Together they consult with companies around the world on brand strategy. With Al, Laura is the co-author of five books on branding that have been worldwide bestsellers. Laura is a frequent marketing analyst on major news programs from O’Reilly Factor to Squawk Box. She regularly appears on Fox News, Fox Business, CNBC, CNN, HLN, and is frequently quoted by Associated Press, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal and other news outlets. In addition, Laura writes her own popular blog.

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57. Anna Farmery

Anna-Farmery

A social marketing architect, speaker, author and in spare time, completing Ph.D. on the future of the social business model. Farmery is a chartered accountant, has an MBA in marketing, a 1st Class Law Degree and over 20 years as a global finance & HR corporate director for FMCG businesses. She brings the varied commercial experience to one’s social business strategy.

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58. Daniel Burstein

Daniel-Burstein

Daniel Burstein is a senior director of Editorial Content, MECLABS Institute Daniel oversees all editorial content coming from MarketingExperiments and MarketingSherpa brands while helping to shape the editorial direction for MECLABS – working with our team of reporters to dig for actionable information while serving as an advocate for the audience. Daniel is also a frequent speaker and moderator at live events and on webinars.

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59. Scott Hendison

Scott-Hendison

An Internet marketing consultant. He first began selling software online in 1999, then tinkering with pay per click advertising in 2001, while building a computer software and hardware business. One day while visiting a law firm (that had had found him on Yahoo for “computer repair”), they started discussing Yellow Page advertising and Internet marketing. He ended up putting a pay per click campaign in place for them, and within hours began having success. In 2004, he began appearing on the front page of the search engines for some generic search terms like “Internet consultant”, so he decided to put all of his attention into search, and gradually exited the other areas of his business, so he could focus exclusively on search marketing.

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60. Cindy Alvarez

Cindy-Alvarez

The author of Lean Customer Development, speaker and workshop leader, start-up mentor, booster of women in tech. She nerds out on psychology, behavioral economics, mentoring.

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61. Hitesh Bhasin

Hitesh-Bhasin

He is a marketing professional with a zeal for learning and getting better in his trade day by day. With the aim of satisfying his readers, his objective is to become an expert in the field of marketing.

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62. Jeff Lash

Jeff-Lash

He currently works as a vice president and group director for the Product Management and Portfolio Marketing research and advisory services at SiriusDecisions. In most cases, Lash came up with ideas for the postings based on a “good” product management experience, and then he tried to think of the exact opposite approach that would be a “bad” thing to do. Other times they are based on examples, case studies, or others’ experiences. “Bad” examples should not be interpreted to be based on product managers he has worked with in the past or with whom he is currently working.

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63. Julius Solaris

Julius-Solaris

Solaris is the editor of Event Manager Blog. Started in 2007, Event Manager Blog is the number one blog worldwide for event professionals, covering topics such as event planning, social media for events, event technology, event trends, event inspiration but also destination management marketing, meeting planning. He has been named one of 25 most influential individuals in the Meeting Industry in 2015 by Successful Meetings Magazine. He is the author of Annual Event Trends Report, Social Media for Events, The Event App Bible, The Good Event Registration Guide and Engaging Events. Julius is a speaker on event technology trends and social media for events.

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64. Stanley Johnson

Stanley-Johnson

A creative director, writer, and social media maverick. Johnson is an award-winning creative person and a pioneer of non-traditional advertising thinking. During his career he has held creative director positions at multinational agencies in both London and Melbourne, as well as helping to found an agency start up.

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65. J. Walker Smith

J-Walker-Smith

Walker is an executive chairman of The Futures Company, a marketing strategy consultancy. Walker has been described by Fortune magazine as “one of America’s leading analysts on consumer trends.” He consults with clients globally about trends, futures, marketing, and advertising strategy. He is the co-author of four highly regarded books.

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66. Brian Clifton

Brian-Clifton

Brian Clifton is a measurement strategist, advisor and renowned practitioner of website Performance Optimization. Recognized internationally as a Google Analytics expert, his books are used by students and professionals worldwide.

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67. Valeria Maltoni

Valeria-Maltoni

Valeria Maltoni is the strategist a number of Fortune 500 businesses with multiple brands, revenue streams, and audiences rely on for brand value and profitable business growth. Leaders in industries as diverse as media and entertainment, consumer goods, beauty, fashion & style, wellness, publishing, and technology tap Maltoni for her strategic mind and hands-on approach. A future-oriented business resource, she drives the creative execution of integrated marketing and communication programs as a founder and CEO of Conversation Agent LLC.

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68. Tanveer Naseer

Tanveer-Naseer

An award-winning and internationally-acclaimed leadership writer and keynote speaker. He is also the principal and founder of “Tanveer Naseer Leadership”, a leadership coaching firm that works with executives and managers to help them develop practical leadership and team-building competencies to guide organizational growth and development.

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69. Emily Guy Birken

Emily-Guy-Birken

Emily Guy Birken is a former English teacher and respected personal finance blogger. She lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her engineer husband and two high-energy little boys. She has written two books: The Five Years Before You Retire and Choose Your Retirement. Emily’s thoughts on parenting and life in general are found at “The SAHMnambulist.”

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70. Philip Taylor

Philip-Taylor

He created his blog in 2007 as a way to share his own experiences with successfully managing his money and to connect with others who were heading in the same direction. At the time he had too much debt in his life, not enough savings, and he was in need of a personal finance education. He writes for US News & World Report, TurboTax, ING Direct, and PerkStreet. He has had a few TV appearances.

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71. Brad Chaffee

Brad-Chaffee

He believes most people disregard the most crucial factors hindering them from becoming debt free which is why he chooses to focus on dealing with the psychological side of money as opposed to the math. As he says “our behaviors are our biggest obstacles to successfully managing our money” and he likes to face those behaviors head-on. He makes no attempts at sugar coating the truth and believes that if we face the person in the mirror we will defeat and change the habits and behaviors that put us in debt in the first place.

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72. Laura Schroeder

Laura-Schroeder

Laura Schroeder has more than twelve years of experience designing, developing, implementing and evangelizing Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions in the US, Asia, and Europe.   She began her career as supply chain consultant with Accenture before joining PeopleSoft.  During her tenure at PeopleSoft, she wore many hats, including a development manager, compensation specialist, global project lead, consultant coach and HCM product strategy manager for Central Europe.   She has managed large successful projects for global companies and understands the challenges of implementing a global HCM system, in particular when it comes to compensation.

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73. Cindy Kraft

Cindy-Kraft

An America’s leading career and personal brand strategist for Chief Finance Officers and Corporate Finance Executives with 16 years of experience. Cindy partners with clients to help them understand their marketability, clearly articulate their value, and position themselves as the clear and compelling choice. Her client list includes CFOs of private and public corporations, private equity firms, and not-for-profit organizations as well as other visionary and accomplished senior-level finance executives seeking to position themselves for those $150,000+ coveted leadership positions.

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74. Rory Gregg

Rory-Gregg

Rory is a Partner within Deloitte’s consulting practice and specializes in helping public sector leaders identify and unlock opportunities to transform and deliver improved infrastructure and services in an increasingly volatile and uncertain landscape. Rory has over 20 years of consulting experience across a broad range of areas from policy and strategic planning through to business model transformation and implementing reforms.

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75. Henrik de Gyor

Henrik-de-Gyor

A vendor-neutral consultant. Gyor works with all Digital Asset Management systems, metadata, rights management, user adoption, migration. He writes and podcasts, too.

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76. Werner Vogels

Werner-Vogels

He is an engineer, architect, scientist, programmer, troublemaker, executive, revisionist, investor, mentor, advisor, analyst, academic, sales guy, entrepreneur, data analyst, system administrator, product owner, evangelist, debater, father, musician, and biker. He believes in democratizing business creation, simplifying operation and driving innovation by providing a low cost, scalable and reliable infrastructure that can be acquired on-demand with a pay-as-you-go pricing model, and that is available to everyone. He is proud to be involved with Amazon Web Services and that they have been able to help young businesses around the globe get off the ground and that they are helping large enterprises break free from the lock-in of traditional enterprise hardware and software vendors.

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77. Brad Egeland

Brad-Egeland

He has over 25 years of professional IT experience as a developer, manager, project manager, consultant, and author.  He has written more than 5,000 expert online articles, eBooks and video articles for clients worldwide. 

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78. Peter Kretzman

Peter-Kretzman

Peter Kretzman is an information technology and online industry veteran with over 25 years of leadership success across a wide variety of industries and platforms, including wireless, social networking, and enterprise software. He has served in CIO and CTO positions at several companies, including high-volume Internet sites.

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79. Sean Phillips

Sean-Phillips

He is an experienced VP technical management/software engineering executive looking for the next challenge.

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80. Kathy Caprino

Kathy-Caprino

She is a women’s career and personal success coach, writer, TEDx and keynote speaker, and leadership developer dedicated to the advancement of women worldwide. Her career consulting firm, Ellia Communications, offers a wide array of assessments, resources, videos, courses and training programs to help women “dig deep, discover their true self, and illuminate the world with it.” In her work and writing, she draws on her former experience as a corporate executive and trained marriage and family therapist, as well as my 11 years of coaching to help professionals break through their current limitations and challenges to build more impactful, rewarding and meaningful lives and work. Along with contributing to Forbes.com, she writes on Huffington Post, Linkedin, and her own blog at kathycaprino.com.

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81. Andy Kaufman

Andy-Kaufman

A Keynote speaker, author, and executive coach. Kaufman “develops” leaders.

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82. Dennis Yu

Dennis-Yu

Dennis Yu is the chief technology officer of BlitzMetrics, a digital marketing company which partners with schools to train young adults. He is also a globally recognized Facebook guru, who tells us about Facebook wonders and helps us find out more and more about numerous features the largest social network has for business promotion.

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83. Łukasz Zelezny

lukasz-zelezny Lukasz Zelezny is a SEO and Social Media conference speaker, an owner of Zelezny.uk and the head of organic acquisition at uSwitch.com. Lukasz is a hands-on person, he spends lots of his time keeping up to date with the changes in the technology of online marketing.

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