Meet the Panelists
Melani Gordon – Co-Founder & CEO - TapHunter
As Co-Founder and CEO of TapHunter, Melani Gordon’s innate leadership, entrepreneurial spirit and ultimate passion for all things craft and premium beverage has quickly made her a sought-after industry influencer.
With more than 14 years of marketing and sales expertise, and having held senior roles at a variety of high-tech and startup firms, Melani leverages her extensive background in new media and marketing strategy to support the vision and success of TapHunter every day.
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Raj Sabhlok – President - ManageEngine & Zoho.com
Raj Sabhlok is the president of ManageEngine and Zoho.com, both divisions of Zoho Corp. Raj has particular expertise in IT infrastructure management and business software. At Zoho, Raj is focused on delivering disruptive software solutions for customers by leveraging fresh technologies and innovative business models.
Raj previously spent nearly 20 years working with some of the world’s most dynamic technology companies including Embarcadero Technologies, BMC Software and The Santa Cruz Operation (SCO).
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Mike McDerment – Co-Founder & CEO - Freshbooks
Mike McDerment is the co-founder and CEO of FreshBooks, planet earth’s #1 cloud accounting solution designed for small business owners. In 2003, Mike built FreshBooks for his design firm, scratched his own itch, then moved into his parent’s basement for 3.5 years to get FreshBooks off the ground. Since then over 5,000,000 people have used FreshBooks to save time billing and collect billions of dollars.
Mike and his team dedicate themselves to executing extraordinary experiences everyday for small business owners who want to focus on the work they love, instead of on their paperwork.
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Mike Rabil – VP of Sales & Partnerships - Funding Circle
Mike leads Funding Circle’s sales and partnerships teams, focusing on attracting high quality small business borrowers and strategic partners to the platform. Before Funding Circle, Mike was a co-founder of Endurance Companies, where he built a series of franchise gyms, which spurred the original idea for Funding Circle in the US.
Mike also founded a high growth fitness concept in Boston called Turnstyle Cycle and worked in the Corporate Finance Group at Jones Lang LaSalle, the largest global commercial real estate services firm.
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David Worrell – Partner & CFO David will be giving away a copy of his book, The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Financial Statements, to an audience member of the Fireside Chat
Holly Magister – Founder Holly will be giving away an online business valuation program to an audience member of the Fireside Chat.
So, what are these Fireside Chats?
Our Fireside Chats are intimate conversations with entrepreneurs, small business owners, and other experts. They’re packed full of insights that will help you better your business. Our experts teach you how to manage your work/life balance, build marketing strategies, and better leverage tiny budgets. You can attend our live Fireside Chats, or you can watch our past ones. Follow #FRSDCHAT on Twitter to watch the conversation!
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- Shannon Ware The Collective
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