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Fail Fest at INX3

Agenda & Speakers

June 13th, 2017

Fail Fest at INX3

Agenda & Speakers

June 13th, 2017

Agenda

June 13th, 2017 | Union 525

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Speakers

Scott McCorkle – Currently the Executive Chairman of technology start-up Fuzic based in Fishers, Indiana, Scott previously served as CEO of Salesforce Marketing Cloud following their acquisition of ExactTarget. Prior to joining ExactTarget, Mr. McCorkle co-founded Mezzia, Inc., a company that provided on-demand software to manage the planning, budgeting, and execution of capital spending and project-based initiatives. Mr. McCorkle was with Mezzia from December 1999 to July 2005, first as its Vice President of Product and then as its President. Mr. McCorkle previously held senior management positions with IBM’s customer management group and Software Artistry, a company acquired by IBM.

 

Jim Brown – Jim has led two companies from $1 million to more than $10 million, and one from $1 million to bankruptcy. He now works with entrepreneurs who don’t realize they are the VP of Sales as well as individual salespeople how to 10X their revenue using a step-by-step sales methodology.

Previously, Jim’s sales performance led Slingshot SEO from $1.2 million to $11 million in revenue within two years. He was then recruited to Compendium to build and lead the sales function, which he took from $2 million in sales to an eight-figure acquisition by Oracle. After the Oracle acquisition, Jim left the well paying job and comfort of success that he’d known and raised $1 million for a B2C app startup. They had some initial traction, but failed to execute the vision. This resulted in a 100% loss for himself and the investors.
Jim also hosts the SalesTuners podcast where he talks with world-class sales performers about the behaviors, attitudes, and techniques that have led to their success.

 

 

 

John McDonald – John is the CEO of ClearObject, Inc. Magazine’s fastest-growing IT company in Indiana for 2014, 2015 and 2016, and winner of the 2016 Entrepreneur Magazine 360, the 2016 Deloitte Fast 500 in Technology, the 2016 CRN Next-Gen 250 and 2015 and 2016 IBM Beacon Awards, the highest honor given to a business partner.

He’s also experienced some fairly epic fails…

Kevin Bailey – Kevin is the Chief Marketing Officer at Verge helping drive the company’s global expansion. Formerly, Kevin was President of Slingshot SEO and the Adjunct Professor of Digital Marketing at the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. While Kevin was President of Slingshot SEO, the company bootstrapped to $11 million in annual revenue in five years and was a three-time winner of the Inc. 500 and Best Places to Work in Indiana awards. At the Kelley School of Business Kevin was responsible for helping build the school’s first digital marketing curriculum.

Eric Halvorson is the Manager of Public Affairs for the Central Division of The Kroger Co.  In that capacity, he serves as media spokesman for the stores, pharmacies and fuel centers that reach from western Ohio to eastern Missouri.

Eric came to Kroger after a long and successful career as a journalist and TV news lead anchor.  He earned Emmy awards and other honors during his years at WISH-TV in Indianapolis.  He started his TV career as a reporter/photographer at WTTV in Indianapolis while still a student at Butler University.  Before joining Kroger, he worked as an instructor at the University of Indianapolis and as a documentary producer for WFYI in Indianapolis.

Eric and his wife, Theresa, live in Carmel where they are proud grandparents of two toddlers.

 

 

 

Agenda

June 5th, 2017 | Fishers High School

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11:30 am – Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit

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1:30 pm – Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit

3 pm – Lorem Ipsum Dolor Sit

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