Print Solutions Conference & Expo Speakers
David C. Baker has been consulting the creative field since 1994, having worked with 650+ firms around the world. He’s spoken at every major convention and written for every major publication. His work has been discussed in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Fast Company, Inc., Forbes, CBS Business Network, MarketingProfs and BusinessWeek. He has also written three well-received books.
Karie Ballway is a Brand Consultant in the East Syracuse Office. She has 14 years of combined experience in both Marketing & Outside Sales of Girl's and Women's apparel, Corporate Branded Apparel and Printing & Promotional Product Sales. She is an avid proponent of rebranding, highly successful in her territory and a leader and visionary for Cooley. She is a Co-Founder of the Cooley BDC (Business Development Committee) and is an Ex-Officio Member of the Cooley Board of Directors.
Maynard H. Benjamin, CAE is the president and CEO of the Envelope Manufacturers Association. Mr. Benjamin joined EMA in 1984 as vice president and treasurer of the association and was appointed president of the association in 1993. In 1994, Mr. Benjamin was also appointed president of the EMA Foundation for Paper-Based Communications. Upon his 20th anniversary with EMA in 2004, Maynard was appointed CEO also. Mr. Benjamin was appointed the President and CEO of the Global Envelope Alliance in 2008. The Alliance has members in 39 nations.
Mr. Benjamin currently is also a member of the Director's Council of the National Postal Museum. He is the author of History of Envelopes, 1840-1900 published by the Foundation for Paper-Based Communications.
Mr. Benjamin is a member of the Consultative Committee of the Universal Postal Union in Bern, Switzerland, which is an agency of the United Nations. He currently serves as the chairman of the Paper Industry Association Council.
Mr. Benjamin has been an active consultant to over 55 associations and professional societies. He is the author of numerous articles on information technology management and association management. He is also the author of Letters to Hank, a book of letters he wrote to his son over a 16 year period; William Hunter and the Post, a history of one of the first colonial printers and post office operators in Virginia and a host of other articles on postal history, These books are available on http://www.amazon.com/.
Boyar has worked for the Cooley Group for 29 years starting off as an account executive and serving as its President and CEO for the past thirteen years out of the Rochester, NY headquarters. During this tenure, Cooley has diversified its product and service mix to include printing, promotional products, specialty printing, office furniture and office supplies as well as rebranding their entire operation over a 13 month period. He has attended numerous CEO Summit and PSDA events and has been quoted and interviewed several times for Print Solutions magazine, Print Professional magazine among others. He is a Co-Founder of the Cooley BDC (Business Development Committee) and is Chairman of the Cooley Board of Directors.
Paul Castain is the Vice President of Jedi Mastery for Castain Training Systems where he works with organizations and individuals to achieve higher levels of performance.Prior to working for Castain Training Systems, Paul was the Vice President Of Sales Development for Consolidated Graphics and Director Of Corporate Solutions Sales for Dale Carnegie & Associates.
Over the last 28 years, Paul has trained and mentored over 4,000 sales professionals, written sales training content for several Fortune 500 companies and is the author of Castain's Sales Playbook and The Sales Playbook Podcast on I-Tunes. He is the creator of the LinkedIn Group Sales Playbook which is an active sales community of over 28,000 members.
Greg Collins has more than 20 years of professional experience in consulting, investment banking and general management. In 2003, Collins assumed active leadership of Collins & Company. His experience prior to Collins & Company includes "Big 8" management consulting and investment banking. The focus of these jobs was also strategy development and execution, all focused on growth-oriented companies.
John Delavan is the Editor-in-Chief of PSDA's flagship monthly magazine, Print Solutions, and the Print Solutions e-newsletter.
John Leininger has been a Professor in the Department of Graphic Communications at Clemson University for 25 years. He is a regular speaker at trade shows and trade conferences dealing with topics centered around digital print, variable data, mail prep, database management, cross media, marketing and web-to-print. He has hosted over 100 training sessions dealing with variable data hands-on training through the traveling VDP Training Consortium out of Clemson University. John's training and presentation strategy reflects the Clemson Department of Graphic Communication's Mission Statement: To develop dedicated, practical problem solving people for the printing, publishing, imaging, packaging and allied industries.
The "Web" and "Print" interact, compete, and are integrated to create some of the fastest growing companies in the print industry. Jennifer Matt works at the intersection of the new online dominated world and the traditional manufacturing workflows of print. With direct experience in virtually all aspects of the business process (sales through software development); Jennifer brings a unique perspective to the challenges of converting traditional offline print businesses to successful online print businesses.
After leadership positions at several major web to print technology companies and direct involvement in many of the largest web to print projects in the US and Europe, Jennifer Matt founded Web2Print Experts, Inc. The company partners with printers and technology providers to create new revenue streams by leveraging a combination of innovation and technology expertise. Services include sales/ business development, strategic consulting, software development, integration, training, and project management.
Jeana Nicotera is a Brand Consultant in the New Hartford Office. She brings over 14 years of extensive experience in the Printing, Promotional Product & Branded Apparel Sales Industry. She too is an avid proponent of rebranding, has been a lead brand consultant for the company and is also a leader and visionary for Cooley. She is a Co-Founder of the Cooley BDC ( Business Development Committee) and is a Member of the Cooley Board of Directors.
Patrick O'Malley loves and lives Social Media, and can show you how to utilize it to get new sales or improve your business. You can see a sample video of his bizarre excitement about it at http://www.patrickomalley.com/index.html
He is a nationally known expert on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Google SEO.
He is also a regular contributor to Fox TV News as a social media and Internet expert.
Previously, he was the VP of Operations for the search engine that was Google's top competitor in the year 2000 (Northern Light). In fact, he knows tricks which can get your company's product onto the first page of Google, for free. His phone number is actually 617-PATRICK, which he thinks is cool.
A digital printing and publishing pioneer and marketing expert, Barb Pellow helps companies develop multi-media strategies that ride the information wave. She has assisted companies in areas such as creating strategies to launch new products, building strategic marketing plans, and educating their sales force on how to deliver an effective value proposition. Pellow brings the knowledge and skills to help companies expand and grow their business opportunities. Before joining InfoTrends, Pellow held positions within Kodak's Graphic Communications Group, IKON Office Solutions, Indigo and Xerox Document Production Systems Group. Pellow also served as Gannett chair in integrated publishing sciences in Rochester Institute of Technology's (RIT) School of Printing Management and Sciences (SPMS). As chair, Barb focused on the relationship between traditional paper-based media and emerging electronic new media. She is a frequent speaker at industry events as well as a recognized author. She is on the Board of Directors of Ft. Lauderdale based Spherion and holds a B.S. degree in Business Administration from Michigan Technological University.
St. John has 20 years of experience in global human resources, communications and benefit administration. She started her strategic HR consulting practice while living and working in Switzerland. Since that time, she has served as vice president for people for a large national benefits administrator and has since grown her HR consulting practice nationally. While in Geneva, St. John worked as a consultant for Mercer Human Resources Consulting in their Global HR and Information Systems practice. Before moving abroad, she served as a senior consultant specializing in strategic planning, benefit program development, program evaluation, vendor negotiations, project management and employee communications at Mercer Human Resources Consulting, the nation’s top human resources consulting firm. Her clients included Lockheed Martin Corp., Black & Decker, Atlantic Coast Airlines, Lafarge North America and Union Carbide. Previously, St. John focused on employee benefits and health care policy, service as a senior policy expert for the AFL-CIO and as a manager for the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association’s National Labor Office. She served as policy expert for various federal health care reform campaigns, developed communications strategies and managed grassroots outreach.
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