Managing Partner, Rossman Partners
Former Amazon Executive
Since leaving Amazon, he has advised clients across most industry verticals on digital strategy, operations and culture. He is now managing partner at Rossman Partners.
John is the author of “The Amazon Way: 14 Leadership Principles Behind the World’s Most Disruptive Company” and is an expert in digital innovation and helping his clients build and execute innovative business models. His new book, “The Amazon Way on IoT: 10 Lessons Every Leader Should Learn from Amazon’s Internet of Things Strategy,” came out in October 2016.
President, Maritz Motivation Solutions
Drew has worked with some of the largest companies in North America and Europe, driving growth through loyalty, sales effectiveness and employee engagement programs, as well as mission-critical strategic planning. Drew holds a patent for marketing effectiveness measurement and optimization. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and business management from the University of Kansas and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Speaker and Consultant, ITR Economics
Alex regularly delivers keynote addresses at leading industry events to rave reviews. His charisma, engaging personality and refreshing demeanor on stage always surpass the audience’s expectations.
His extensive consulting expertise is greatly valued by management teams of companies both large and small. ITR Economics’ clients rely on his input when developing strategic plans for the future, as he helps them plan for risk conditions and find areas of opportunity.
Dr. Rick Rigsby
President and CEO, Rick Rigsby Communications
Dr. Rick is president and CEO of Rick Rigsby Communications. The former award-winning journalist followed a television career with graduate school and two decades as a college professor, most of those years at Texas A&M University, where he also served as character coach and chaplain for the Aggies football team.
Dr. Rick’s dynamic presentations motivate, empower and inspire worldwide — from Africa and Asia, to the Americas, Europe and Canada. His audiences include Fortune 500 company employees, academic communities and service organization members. The internationally acclaimed speaker is a favorite among professional sports organizations, including the NFL and the PGA.
Twice named an Outstanding Professor in the College of Liberal Arts at Texas A&M, Dr. Rick has numerous publications. His first non-academic book, “Lessons from a Third Grade Dropout,” is a USA TODAY, Wall Street Journal and Amazon best seller.