May 21-23, 2024

Sponsor Secrets Seminar

Daily Schedule
Schedule Subject to Change

VIP Pre-Event Mingle

Monday, May 20, 2024

5:00pm-6:00pm Pacific Time

Sponsor Training

May 21-23, 2024

9:00am - 5:00pm Pacific Time

Event Ends

Thursday May 23, 2024

3:00pm Pacific Time

Meet The Speakers

Talk to Leading-Edge Sponsors and Experts

Aquarium of the Pacific

Shauna Badheka

Corporate and Foundations Relations Supervisor at Aquarium of the Pacific

Shauna Badheka is the Corporate and Foundations Relations Supervisor at the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, California. Previously, she spent eight years with MacGillivray Freeman Films, an independent producer of educational IMAX® documentaries, working with corporate partners to creatively share their brand’s stories to audiences across the globe. At the Aquarium of the Pacific, Shauna aligns the goals of sponsors with the mission of the non-profit institution to support funding for vital educational programs, community outreach and conservation initiatives. Earning a BA in Oceanography and Environmental Science from UC Berkeley, she blends her passion for the ocean and environmental conservation with connecting communities to ensure a sustainable future.
(562) 951-1674

Music City Icons

Renee Bobb

Owner of the Music City Icons, Non-Profit, Military and DEI Expert

Renee Bobb is an expert in securing significant sponsorships from high-profile organizations and businesses including The Green Zone, Chicago Bulls, Wells Fargo, Advance Spine & Wellness, Synovus Bank, US Community Credit Union, Metro EMS, Allure Quest Travel, and 360 Inventory Solutions. Renee is the owner of the Music City Icons Professional Women’s Basketball Team, supporting women in reviving their basketball careers and serving as a feeder to the WNBA and international teams A decorated Military Veteran and community leader, Renee has received numerous accolades for her work with military veterans and entrepreneurs, including the Mighty 25 Military Influencer Award and the Dr. Paris Love Military/Entrepreneur Award. Renee has launched many programs for several nonprofit agencies including Bunker Labs, leading their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Leadership Team.
(615) 753-5647

VisionMark Consulting

Mark Ording

CEO of VisionMark Consulting

Mark Ording has more than 25 years of experience in sports and entertainment marketing, sponsorship strategy and measurement, business development, client service and finance/accounting. Mark is the CEO of VisionMark Consulting, which specializes in sponsorship strategy development and measurement solutions for brands, agencies and rightsholders. Previously, Mark led the measurement division at Intersport where he delivered measurement services to 20+ brand clients to help negotiate sponsorships, measure results and maximize returns for a total combined portfolio of more than $300 million of sports marketing and sponsorship investments. Over his career, Mark valued more than 1,200 sponsorships of all types and sizes on behalf of 250+ rightsholders, brands and agencies. This includes Fortune 500 brands, smaller brands, sports and entertainment properties, arts and cultural organizations, nonprofits, professional associations, municipalities and many others.
(312) 841-1758


Peter Gorman

Board Member of CannedWater4Kids

Peter Gorman’s background spans traditional and digital creative and marketing channels across a wide range of industries. He has provided successful hands-on creative and brand solutions for categories ranging from beer and candy to financial services, healthcare, education and nonprofits. His diverse hands-on experience includes iconic brands like Walgreens, Johnson & Johnson, Loyola University, Dollar General, Harley-Davidson, Miller Brewing, The Ritz- Carlton, Masterfoods, M&M’s and Pedigree.
(414) 791-5611

Lange Marketing

Scott Lange

CEO of Lange Marketing

Scott is a creative marketer of partnerships and alliances that achieve business results. During his extensive career in marketing and new business development, he has developed and executed strategic, cross-platform, 360 marketing solutions and activations to ignite customer engagement for a broad range of B2C and B2B companies and brands to drive business growth. Scott is currently marketing the Naming Rights to Manhattan Center, consulting Grant Leisure International and representing Hip Hop International for Title Sponsorship of the US and World Hip Hop Dance Championships. He has used his skills to help underserved minority entrepreneurs and small business owners survive and succeed. He secured memberships and sponsorships for the Greater New York Chamber of Commerce such as JPMorgan Chase, CLA accounting, and EisnerAmper, UPS Ignite for the Lonely Entrepreneur’s Black Entrepreneur Initiative and developed the Social Impact strategy for Markaaz, a FinTech financed by Mastercard. Scott held various marketing and sales leadership positions. He served as a founding member of Virtual Crowd Media, VP Media + Marketing at Active Network, Inc., CMO of MarketingWorks, VP at Havas Impact, and VP of Televised Events at the SFX Sports Group.
(917) 846-9656

Morning Brew

Sara Badler

Chief Commercial Officer, Morning Brew

Sara Badler is the Chief Commercial Officer of Advertising for Morning Brew. She is responsible for revenue growth, managing sales, strategy operations, insights, analytics, and the creative studio. Previously, Sara spent six years at Dotdash Meredith, most recently as chief revenue officer for enterprise advertising and partnerships. Prior, she worked as the director of programmatic advertising at The New York Times. She previously worked at Hearst and Forbes. Sara received her Bachelor’s in American Studies, minoring in Women’s Studies, from Dickinson College. She currently resides on the Upper East Side with her husband, Tom, and two daughters, Tillin and Sylviana.
(314) 603-1743

The Strauss Group

Steve Strauss

Small Business Expert and Founder of MrAllBiz and PlanetSmall Business

Steve Strauss is one of the world’s leading small business experts and president of The Strauss Group. A lawyer and speaker, Steve is also the senior small business columnist for USA TODAY and his Ask an Expert column is syndicated across the country. Steve is also a bestselling author of 18 books, including his latest, Your Small Business Boom. As a leading small business influencer, Steve is often found speaking around the globe (including at the United Nations, as well as in over a dozen countries) and sits on advisory boards for SCORE, P&G Professional, and The World Entrepreneurship Forum. He also writes business columns for Inc. Magazine, and Bank of America.
(503) 997-1477

Zoom DJs

DJ Will Gill

DJ and Entertainer

DJ Will Gill is an emcee and DJ. He is regarded as an all-around entertainer in the business, Will Gill dominated the athletic space the past few years. He has performed at 3 Super Bowl as the Fox NFL Sunday DJ and has been awarded the emcee DJ for Formula 1 events in Las Vegas. He was also named Forbes Next 1000 and Wall Street Journal’s Virtual DJ for Boosting Company Morale. While most people are aware of Will Gill’s extraordinary DJ skills, he is also loved by many clients because of his use of the microphone and his interactions with the guests. DJ Will Gill has received over 1500 Five-Star reviews as a Corporate DJ-Emcee. What makes DJ Will Gill’s performance stand out? His style separates him from the others because he genuinely enjoys mixing in with the crowd.
(248) 506-0170

Celebrity Pet Expert

Harrison Forbes

Media Personality

Harrison Forbes has been involved in the pet industry for nearly 3 decades and has done many national bus and speaking tours with multiple sponsors. He’s made multiple appearances on The View, Regis and Kelly, Today Show, CNN and FOX News. Throughout his career he has been the spokesperson for many major brands and campaigns such as Toyota, Progressive Insurance, Qualcomm, Mars, Natural Balance and Pet Safe.
(615) 440-3915

Bullseye Capital

Joel Block

Venture Capitalist 

Joel Block is a competitive advantage keynote speaker, hedge fund manager, venture capitalist, and podcast host with over 30 years of experience in the finance and media industries. He is the founder and CEO of Bullseye Capital, a firm that specializes in syndication, advisory, and futurism – helping businesses predict and prepare for their futures. Joel leverages his insights and expertise from his background as a former pro blackjack player and card counter, a best-selling author, hedge fund manager, and executive advisor. He delivers fast-paced, entertaining, and life-changing presentations that amaze audiences with his ability to simplify complex concepts and share Wall Street secrets. He also hosts a weekly show, “Your Advantage Play®”, where he interviews insiders in the know about killer business strategies. Joel’s mission is to empower businesses to create and sustain a competitive edge in the market.
(818) 337-7537

Firewalk Adventures

Dave Albin

CEO of Firewalk Adventures

Dave Albin has a passion for firewalking that began after attending his first Tony Robbins Seminar. Though he initially resisted the idea of walking on coals exceeding 1000 degrees in temperature, after a little last-minute encouragement, he found himself celebrating at the other end of the fire lane, with a crewmember affirming, “You did it, you did it, you do it!” That was the exact life-changing moment that Dave’s love, passion, and fascination for firewalking was born. Dave is world’s #1 Firewalk Expert. He is very clear that with great wisdom comes great responsibility, and he takes his gift very seriously. He loves what he does, and watching people change right before his eyes is something he will forever want to facilitate.
(540) 481-0082

Dojo Studio

A.J. Puedan

Emcee, Video Producer and Expert in Personal Development

AJ Puedan, who has 38 years of life experience, grew up in the world of personal development and business seminars. He knows all about the ups and downs of being an entrepreneur firsthand. As a fantastic coach and mentor, AJ is known for his caring nature and for practicing what he preaches. He uses his wisdom and personal experiences to help others grow and succeed in their own lives and businesses.
(702) 325-7037