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Marc Hochstein: Managing Editor At CoinDesk

Marc Hochstein is the managing editor at CoinDesk which is a startup that shares news, prices, analysis, and guides on everything related to bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Marc has helped the site grow and evolve as the crypto space rapidly changes. Marc Hochstein has over two decades of experience covering business and finance. Previously he spent […]

Fred Campbell: Director of Tech Knowledge

Fred Campbell is an adjunct professor at the University of Nebraska College of Law. In addition to this, he is an advisor at Wireless 20/20 and currently serves as the Director of Tech Knowledge as well. With a strong background in wireless communications and the various legal complexities that industry encounters, Fred Campbell is a […]

Ladar Levison: Creator Of Lavabit

Ladar Levison is someone who has had quite an interesting business trajectory. He founded Lavabit, an encrypted email service designed to protect the privacy of its users. Lavabit gained popularity due to the extremely high level of encryption it offered. Ladar Levison was one of the growing number of people who were concerned about the […]

Laura Heymann: Chancellor Professor of Law At William & Mary

Laura Heymann is Chancellor Professor of Law at William & Mary Law School where she has been working since 2005. This experience at William & Mary has made her a valued resource and a staple of the college’s law community. She has written a handful of interesting papers that have garnered interest due to their […]

Jeremy Vaa: Founder and CEO of Green Light Student Travel

Jeremy Vaa: Founder and CEO of Green Light Student Travel

Jeremy Vaa is an experienced educator and founder of Green Light Student Travel. His experience inside and outside of the classroom has helped him aid students in learning more about the world around them.  Before starting Green Light Student Travel in 2006 Vaa worked as a social studies teacher at La Colina Junior High School […]

Erik Ledin: Trainer And Consultant

Erik Ledin: Trainer And Consultant

Erik Ledin is an experienced trainer and consultant from Ontario, Canada. Erik has dedicated his life to helping his clients reach their fitness- and nutrition-based goals, guiding them to change not only their physical lifestyle, but their mental perspective on health and happiness. By redefining success and tailoring his approach to each client’s unique needs […]

Michael Ralby: Financial Executive

Michael Ralby: Financial Executive

As a father, leader, advisor, salesman, and financial professional, Michael Ralby has cultivated his skills in meaningful, influential ways. Located in Boca Raton, Florida, Michael’s career has spanned several decades and has granted him proficiency in a number of financial markets. Presently, he has shifted his work to focus on more of a client-facing, consulting […]

Frank Costanzo: Education Professional

Frank Costanzo: Education Professional

Sometimes a brief encounter can change your life. This is what happened to Frank Costanzo. While working as an Associate Packaging Engineer at the Schick Razor Company in Milford (CT), Frank worked part-time at an after school program in New Haven. It was this job that changed his career path from engineering to education. Some […]

Charles Licastro: Owner Of Ace Kitchens & Baths

Charles Licastro: Owner Of Ace Kitchens & Baths

Charles Licastro of Morristown, NJ is a home renovation expert with decades of experience. Growing up in a family full of builders and masons, this industry has always been a part of Charles’s life. From a young age, he was fascinated by the ability to transform a home into a work of art. During high […]

Eric Hulsman: President at Jay Holdings, Inc.

Eric Hulsman: President at Jay Holdings, Inc.

With over 30 years of experience in the real estate and business industries, Eric Hulsman has become a leader in his industry. Eric is currently the President and Managing Director of several of his residential, commercial and multi-family real estate holdings companies. Based in Alpharetta, Georgia, Eric Hulsman has opened a variety of businesses throughout […]

Dr. Linda Ellis: Professor, Curator, Researcher And Writer

History is an essential tool for understanding our world today, as well as for planning the future.  Whether learning about ancient societies or our human ancestry, Dr. Linda Ellis is passionate about finding the roots of the current dilemmas that affect us all. She is fascinated by how civilizations negotiated their natural and social environments […]

Steve Farzam: COO of the Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, CA

Steve Farzam is not only a leader in the hospitality business for over 10 years, but also in emergency medicine, law, and disaster relief. He is currently the Chief Operating Officer of Shore Hotel in Santa Monica but has been in the hospitality industry from a young age since his family owned and operated a […]

Hani Al Saleh: CEO of Arabian Hala

Hani Al Saleh serves as the CEO of Arabian Hala​, a leading provider of logistics in Saudi Arabia. He specializes in supply chain management and transportation, ensuring that companies across the globe are able to work as efficiently as possible. His primary career experience includes initiating multiple investments, including Naqel Co. and Hala Supply Chains. […]