Suzi Bahnsen is Founder of Apple & Arrow Sales, a sales and marketing training business for female entrepreneurs. Suzi owned a marketing and design agency for 8 years in Boulder, as well as a consulting agency for 2 years, where she worked as a fractional CMO, creating systems and brand strategies that helped businesses to scale and increase profitability. She has also held several leadership positions as a Chief Marketing Officer, Director, and Strategist, as well as an award-winning sales professional. Over the last 20 years, her experiences have provided her with a unique perspective on sales and marketing today. Her passion is creating strategies and action plans for small business owners based on confidence, alignment and manageable steps to help her clients reach their targeted goals before burnout. Her approach is to always stay current and relevant and to share her knowledge to support businesses that need a boost with marketing and sales success.
Carolina posses over 24 years of expertise in business development consulting, marketing, sales and management. Carolina is a bilingual multicultural consultant that has been successfully assisting business owners for over 12 years. Carolina provided services for one of the largest Hispanic markets in the country for many years in Orange County, California. As a business consultant, Carolina has provided one on one consultations to over 300 clients and trained over 7,000 business owners in English and Spanish. Carolina has been invited as a guest speaker at Women’s Business Forums, Business conventions and numerous Chambers of Commerce. Carolina understands the importance of a Holistic approach in consulting which includes personal development, providing resources, training and education for business owners as vital tools for business owners to succeed. Carolina’s commitment is to empower individuals to achieve their dreams and promote economic growth in their communities. Carolina is the creator of the Marketing Plan Express which facilitates the creation of a Basic Marketing Plan for small businesses.
Reagan Freed, owner/founder at Solvere HR Consulting, is an accomplished HR executive with extensive experience supporting small, mid- and large businesses as they develop people strategies that support organizational goals. Her experience ranges across a wide variety of industries including engineering, construction, telecommunications and business process outsourcing (BPO). Reagan has experience working in the United States and internationally in Europe, Middle East, Australia/New Zealand, Liberia and many countries in Asia. She earned her Bachelor’s in Business Management from the University of Colorado, Denver and is a certified SHRM-SCP.
Dan’s extensive career spans the fields of banking, real estate, hotels, restaurants, consulting and property management. He has worked for HSBC Bank, HVS International and has started three businesses of his own. He has been actively involved with the City of Boulder, was the Chair of the Board of Directors for the Boulder Chamber of Commerce and on the Executive Board for the Boulder Convention and Visitors Bureau. His areas of expertise include financial modeling, market analysis and general business operations. Dan is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration.
Brian Ormsby, Founder & CEO at Pantheon Solutions, is passionate about helping small business succeed in the difficult terrain that is government compliant accounting and contract management. Brian is a US Air Force Veteran serving in Cost & Budget Analysis. He spent 10 years as the Director of Operations and Program Manager with Pathfinder Systems, Inc. building simulators for the US Department of Defense and NATO allies. Brian has extensive experience in cost and pricing. During his tenure at Pathfinder, Brian was responsible for all Cost Volume submission for the company’s proposals to the DoD and NATO allies (several per year). Brian currently specializes in helping firms manage their accounting and contracts with the DoD, NSF, NIH, DOE and NASA. Brian is a certified ISO 9001 Quality Auditor as well as a DOT certified Cost Analyst. He holds a BS in Management from Regents College.