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ian beavis

Ian Beavis, Chief Strategy Officer, AMCI Global

Global Innovator who builds high-performance teams that deliver results to all aspects of marketing and operations. Broad skills in both client side as well as creative/media agency roles

Adept at turning around or refocusing organizations and developing progressive solutions to scale operations and support initiatives. Works globally across most OEMs and agencies in brand strategy, integrated marketing, research, product planning and public relations.

Extensive relationships built with key executives throughout automotive industry.

 

larry edwards

Larry Edwards CMC, CSP – Founder & President of Edwards & Associates Consulting, Inc.

Larry is certified by the Institute of Management Consulting as a Certified Management Consultant (CMC) the only accredited body requiring client references, evidence of successful engagements, and completion of sitting examination on ethical practices; He is also certified by the National Speakers Association as a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP).  In addition to his top selling book  “American Automobile Industry – 100 Years of Doing it the Same Way” he has written over 50 Fixed Operations Management Training Manuals for manufacturers and industry associations, he has also published over 200 articles on strategy, innovation, team building, leadership, diversity, managing dealership service, parts, collisions shops and independent repair facilities.

Larry has done keynote speeches for; Fixed Operations Magazine National Conference, General Motors, Ford, Honda, Nissan, Chrysler and Infiniti national sales meetings as well as dealer State Association Conventions.  Additionally, he has conducted numerous workshops at the National Automobile Dealers Convention (NADA) and National Auto Body Conventions (NACE) Automotive Service Association Congress of Automotive Repair Shops Conventions (CARS).  Dealership training courses developed by Larry have been translated into 35 different languages and are currently being utilized in 160 countries around the globe.

Larry is a Vietnam War Veteran.  He served four years in the U.S. Navy and studied Supervisory Management at Georgia State University.  In 2001 He was recognized by “Who’s Who” for his contributions to the art of management.

Sherif Gemayel

Sherif Gemayel – Founder & President of the Sharp Group of Companies

Sherif Gemayel is a force of nature and the founder and president of the Sharp Group of Companies. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, there are currently four companies under the Sharp umbrella, including the flagship company, Sharp Insurance.

Since its inception in 2009, Sharp Insurance has grown from a two-person business into an award-winning brokerage employing more than 70 highly-trained industry experts. Today, Sharp is one of the fastest growing insurance brokerages in Alberta and has been recognized as Canada’s number one brokerage by Insurance Business Magazine.

Sherif’s personal passion for cutting-edge technology is evident in all of his business endeavours, and the latest technology platforms are employed throughout the Sharp Group of Companies, which also include: Trufla Technology, a rapidly expanding company focused on developing digital solutions for the insurance industry (offices in Calgary and Cairo, Egypt), Sharp Professional Realty, a newly launched full-service real estate brokerage, and EMethod, an agency specializing in digital marketing (websites, SEO, etc.).

Sherif and his team continue to innovate and develop digital solutions designed to disrupt and transform every industry they touch.

Twitter: @sherifgemayel

 

 

shaun rainesShaun Raines – Founder, Dealer Superhero

Shaun wanted to be a rock star playing drums to the delight of thousands. Turns out, he became a digital marketing rock star teaching, coaching and helping automotive and motorcycle dealers reach their potential. He has 20+ years of experience in sales, digital marketing, websites, SEM/PPC, SEO, social media, branding, management, leadership and team building. He is a highly sought after speaker at industry events due to his contagious, entertaining presentation style. 

His first motorcycle was a Honda ATC70 and his first four wheeled vehicle was a 1979 Chevy Luv. In 1998 his career forever changed as the internet was steadily growing in user audience. Shaun was blessed with the opportunity to work with the Reynolds and Reynolds team that launched Microsoft Carpoint and Automark Web Solutions. He has also held director positions with ReachLocal and DrivingSales. Shaun is the former Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at DealerOn and currently works with a broad collection of companies as the Founder of Dealer SuperHero.

In case you were wondering…he still plays the drums.

 

Twitter:  @shaunraines

 

 

 

jane webbJane Webb – Director of Marketing, DealerMine CRM

Jane Webb has over a decade of experience assisting dealers across North America establish and maintain high performing BDCs. Jane has worn many hats during her tenure at DealerMine CRM, from Trainer to Director of Account Management as well as BDC Manager.  Her experience in these roles has allowed her to develop into an industry expert for BDC consultation.  Jane’s valuable experience in managing and consulting on successful BDCs will provide key insights on proper implementation, effective management, performance expectations and much more.