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Friday, August 5 • 8:45am - 9:45am
Network to the Top: Meet one on One with Real Estate Leaders

Listed here are leaders you can sit and talk with in a casual roundtable setting. This is your opportunity to visit, network, and learn from the experts!

Daniel Ahmadizadeh - GetRIley
Daniel Ahmadizadeh is a TED Resident and the CEO of Riley. His company uses real concierges to respond to real estate leads within two minutes, 24/7, through text-message.

Ben Bacal - Roofshoot
Ben Bacal is a leader in the Southern California luxury real estate industry and founder of Roofshoot.com. Selling over a billion dollars in residential real estate, Ben has carved his niche through the use of video to market himself and his properties.

Nick Baldwin and Tristan Ahumada - Lab Coat Agents
Tristan Ahumada is the CEO of Lab Coat Agents and Tristan & Associates. The majority of Tristan's business comes from online leads, expireds and door-knocking. Nick Baldwin and his Keller Williams team focus heavily on internet and Facebook lead generation, and did $50M in volume and sold 100+ homes in 2015. Nick is also the co-founder of the real estate Facebook group, Lab Coat Agents.

Matt Beall - Hawaii Life Real Estate
Matt Beall is the CEO and Principal Broker of Hawaii Life. He's built his career by not recruiting, saying "yes" to things that aren't obvious and by knowing what good creative work looks like.

Paul Boomsma - Luxury Portfolio
With over 20 years of experience in luxury real estate, Paul Boomsma has created the highly successful Luxury Portfolio program. Paul began his career marketing luxury office towers and later joined a top residential firm, becoming National Marketing Director for a major franchise.

Laura Brady - Concierge Auctions
Laura Brady is the founder, president and all around rock star leader of Concierge Auctions. In only eight years she's driven the firm to over $1B in luxury property sales across 32 US states and 14 countries.

Leigh Brown - RE/MAX Executive Realty
Leigh Brown is The No Bullshit Realtor and RE/MAX broker/owner. She can tell you everything you are doing wrong and also provide ideas on listing conversion, lead generation, social media and video.

Sherry Chris - Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate
Sherry Chris is CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate. She is passionate about the next generation of agents and brokers, and the importance of lifestyle and community as it relates to the home.  

Tara Christianson - Tech with TLC
Tara Christianson is the Technology and Training Director for C21 Redwood Realty, where she works with 10 offices and nearly 500 agents. She is also the Editor of Happy Grasshopper, overseeing the final edits for all emails before they're sent out.

Samantha DeBianchi - DeBianchi Real Estate + SamSpeaks! Coaching
Sam is a real estate expert on CNBC and Fox News. She was also the first female on Million Dollar Listing on Bravo. Sam owns her brokerage in South Florida and teaches agents around the world how to be real estate rock stars.

Billy Ekofo - Century 21 Redwood Realty
Billy Ekofo is Director or Leads Management - Century 21 Redwood Realty. He brings a unique perspective to lead management, one that is based on having a robust yet nimble leads management system.

Denee Evans - Council of Multiple Listing Services
Denee Evans is the CEO of the Council of Multiple Listing Services (CMLS) and the primary driver behind this professional trade organization’s work to unify the real estate industry and advance Multiple Listing Services through the development and adoption of best practices.

Sasha Farmer - Montague, Miller & Company
Sasha Farmer is a practicing real estate agent with an effective sales team. She leads a 65 year old real estate firm in Virginia, and she speaks, teaches, and mentors real estate agents across the U.S. and internationally.

Katherine Holland - Zephyr Real Estate
She is a problem-solving steam engine hidden under Midwestern charm. Ask this Marketing Guru for advice on how to get on HGTV's HouseHunters, how to get media coverage or win #1 Realtor Award in your local area.

Ben Kinney - Keller Williams Realty
Ben claims to be the only real estate agent left who isn't a social media and SEO expert, marketing consultant, ebook author or keynote speaker. However, he does own and operate one of the top 25 producing real estate teams in the nation from all brands and multiple Keller Williams franchises.

Italina Kirknis - Online Presence Expert & Speaker
As the Business Development Officer of her Online Branding & Marketing Firm, Italina is the master of follow up. She uses Social Media channels like LinkedIn and Facebook as a supplement to her high-touch face-to-face networking.

Alex Lange - UpstreamRE
Alex is currently President and CEO of UpstreamRE, a comprehensive data management project for the benefit of the real estate industry. He is an experienced “C” level operator and investor with over two decades of experience on both sides of the table including two successful exits, four acquisitions, and countless integrations.

Jeff Lobb - SparkTank Media
Jeff Lobb is the Founder and CEO of SparkTank Media. Jeff specializes in teaching agents, brokers and companies how to grow their business through Social Media, Online Marketing, Video and Sales Strategies.

Katie Maxwell - Intero Real Estate Services
Katie Maxwell is the Managing Broker and Vice President of Intero Real Estate Services in Houston. Her creative and innovative tactics have been the key to successfully recruiting over 100 millennial Realtors.

Heidi Pay - Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty
Heidi Pay is the COO of Decker Bullock Sotheby’s International Realty and has grown the company to the largest in Marin with $2 billion in sales and the second highest agent productivity of SIR affiliates in the country.

Rivers Pierce - Boomtown
Rivers Pearce has over 11 years experience in the online and digital marketing space. As a core member of the BoomTown team, Rivers has extensive experience in real estate technology, including: CRM and database management, audience marketing, marketing automation, accountability and lead generation.

Caroline Pinal - Giveback Homes
Caroline Pinal is the Co-Founder of Giveback Homes, a community of real estate professionals working together. She specializes in modern giving models and can give advice on how to incorporate a social good mindset into your business.

Joe Rand - Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty
Joe is the Chief Creative Officer for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Rand Realty. He is an evangelist for raising the the quality of the client service experience in the real estate industry by revolutionizing agent education and training.  

Greg Robertson - W+R Studios
Greg Robertson is co-founder of W+R Studios, a SaaS company with over 400,000 subscribers to its products, which include Cloud CMA, Cloud Streams and the new Cloud MLX. Greg has built his business primarily through the direct-to-agent sales and MLS site licensing.

Cary Sylvester - Keller Williams Realty
Cary Sylvester is the VP of Industry Development for Keller Williams Realty. She built an award-winning technology team that transformed the way agents use technology to grow their businesses by connecting and inspiring a non-technical audience.

Amber Taufen - Inman
Amber Taufen is the editor-in-chief of Inman. She has been writing about topics in both consumer-focused and B2B publications since 2005, and she holds both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Kenny Truong - Climb Real Estate
Kenny is in the top 1 percent of agents in terms of number of homes sold in the East Bay. With increased open data, powerful marketing tools, and efficient systems being developed by new startups, Kenny is able to leverage these technological advances to better serve his clients.

Keith Watts - Facebook
Keith is the vertical manager for Real Estate at Facebook. He has been at the company for over seven years and has watched it transition from a social media platform to a meaningful business driver for clients.

Sue Yannaccone- ERA Real Estate
Sue Yannaccone, currently COO of ERA Real Estate, will take the helm of the global franchisor in September. She is focused on how to support agent and broker growth and productivity at every level.



Friday August 5, 2016 8:45am - 9:45am PDT
2. General Session - Grand Ballroom B