Keynote Speakers

Kevin Harrington

Inventor of the Infomercial and Original Shark on Shark Tank

Kevin Harrington has been a successful entrepreneur over the last 40 years. He is an Original Shark on the ABC hit, Emmy winning TV show, “Shark Tank.” He is also the Inventor of the Infomercial, As Seen On TV Pioneer, Co- Founder of the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA) and Co- Founder of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). Kevin has launched over 20 businesses that have grown to over $100 million in sales each, has been involved in more than a dozen public companies, and has launched over 500 products generating more than $5 billion in sales worldwide with iconic brands and celebrities such as Billy Mays, Jack Lalanne, Tony Little, and George Foreman. Kevin has extensive experience in business all over the world, opening distribution outlets in over 100 countries worldwide. His success led Mark Burnett to hand pick Kevin to become an Original Shark on Shark Tank where he filmed over 175 segments. Learn More »

Mark Koziel


Mark Koziel is Executive Vice President – Firm Services for the American Institute of CPAs. He leads the Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS), Firm Relationship Management, Small Firms, Diversity & Inclusion, Young Member Initiatives, Technical Hotline and Center for Plain English Accounting. His teams build and manage firm relations with all size firms, promoting awareness and value, including advocating for CPA firm success and ongoing relationships with public accounting influencers. His team creates innovative programs and engagement strategies to engage a diverse pipeline of current and future CPAs. He frequently speaks on CPA issues around the United States. Learn More »

Brian Kush


Brian is an executive leadership coach who invites something greater that is already inside you. He challenges you to show up more consistently as the bigger version of who you already are. He has worked with hundreds of professionals through a one on one or group coaching relationship to help them overcome their leadership challenges. Companies also utilize Brian to provide workshops, presentations, and training sessions to thousands of people on various leadership and communication related topics. Brian started providing formal leadership coaching in 2008. Prior to becoming a leadership coach, Brian worked for Ernst & Young and AuditWatch for a combined 14 years. During his career as a consultant and CPA, Brian realized coaching was the best and most natural way he knew to support and lead others. Brian authored the book Auditing Leadership (Wiley 2009). Learn More »

Session Leaders and Panelists

Jordan Birnbaum

ADP Talent Activation

Judy Bodenhamer

Client Experience Institute

L. Gary Boomer

Boomer Consulting, Inc.

Arianna Campbell

Boomer Consulting, Inc.

Jennifer Cantero

Sensiba San Filippo

Gale Crosley


Amy Franko

Impact Instruction Group

Michelle Golden River

Fore, LLC

Bill Hagaman

WithumSmith + Brown, PC

Steven Keith


Ed Kless


Allan Koltin

Koltin Consulting Group

David Kottler

Life Insurance Doctor

Bryan Kramer


Danielle Leitch


Rick Lochner

RPC Leadership Associates, Inc.

Dean Quiambao

Armanino, LLP

Darren Root


Marc Rosen

Client Experience Institute

Gary Shamis

Winding River Consulting, LLC

Marc Staut

Boomer Consulting, Inc.

Bill Taylor

Corporate Ladders

Frank Troppe

MHI Global

Amanda Wilkie

Boomer Consulting, Inc.