Rory F. Stern has been a best-kept secret working behind the scenes to help build, grow, and scale many successful online companies for the last 14 years. For the first 8 years, he worked mainly as a sophisticated jack of all trades plugging holes where his clients needed his services. Today, he manages a small boutique media buying team that specializes in multi-channel traffic. He is best known for creating ads that convert and being able to get a lot of policy challenged offers approved and running on Facebook.

Cristina Conacel is the owner at, a marketplace for premium Bootstrap resources. She has a track record of creating startups in the web development space and is excited to share some of her insights with everyone.

Chris Shipferling is the Managing Partner at Global Wired Advisors, where he is also the first point of contact for Clients working to sell their online businesses. For the past seven years, he has focused exclusively on high-level consulting for multi-million-dollar omni channel, digitally native, and Amazon-based private label and re-seller brands. Chris and his partners leverage their 70+ years of combined investment banking experience to provide a superior level of service that was previously unavailable in the lower middle market. 

David Wachs is a serial entrepreneur, his latest venture, Handwrytten, is bringing back the lost art of letter writing through scalable, robot-based solutions that write your notes in pen. Developed as a platform, Handwrytten lets you send notes from your CRM system, such as Salesforce, the web site, apps, or through custom integration. Used by major meal boxes, eCommerce giants, nonprofits and professionals, Handwrytten is changing the way brands and people connect.

Will Christensen is Co-Founder and Innovator at Data Automation.  He enjoys tinkering with cutting-edge technology, apps, and systems, and gets a kick out of creating innovative solutions to both common and unusual problems. He applies those solutions to business and marketing, yielding a high return on investment for stakeholders, clients, and colleagues. 

David Koifman is the Head of Growth at, which helps growing Consumer Packaged Goods businesses to grow faster by raising cash for their inventory. Kickfurther’s unique crowd-financing experience enables businesses that are selling through any combination of direct-to-consumer, online, wholesale, or retail channels to raise capital. Programs are customized for each client to align production, sales, and cash-flows with their Kickfurther timelines.

Steven Kiger is the co-founder of Platstack, a digital declutterer that gives anyone a way to organize all of their links from Instagram,YouTube, blogs, podcasts, Facebook groups, discussion forums, and every other source of influence together in one convenient place.

Ryan Cote is the Director of Digital Services and Partner at Ballantine, a third-generation family owned direct mail and digital marketing company based out of Fairfield, NJ. With Ballantine since 2003, a family-owned business started in 1966 by his great-uncle, Ryan now manages the growing digital marketing division.