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The Convergence Summit Speakers

Updated: May 14

We're thrilled to present the complete lineup of speakers and sponsors who will grace the Convergence Summit 2024 with their expertise and insights. This year's summit promises to be an unparalleled gathering of thought leaders and visionaries from various industries, offering invaluable knowledge and inspiration.

The Convergence Summit Speakers
The Convergence Summit Speakers 2024

You can expect thought-provoking lectures and discussions that delve into leadership, innovation, and the future of business. This is not a sales event; it's about empowering and enlightening our attendees. Come network, learn, and be inspired as we embark on a journey of growth and learning together.

As we eagerly anticipate the Convergence Summit 2024, it's our pleasure to introduce the distinguished speakers who will grace the event with their expertise and insights.

Paul is the CEO of C-Suite Support, he helps businesses grow exponentially. He is a strategic Fractional CFO and Transformational Technology Leader with extensive experience in creative problem-solving, operations management, coaching, mentoring, and training. He’s a Servant Leader with a real passion for helping large and small companies set up and implement financial, operational, and digital transformation initiatives that improve processes, reduce expenses, and drive bottom-line profits.

He is a driven strategic thinker with an entrepreneurial spirit. He has an established record of success in growing and sustaining shareholder value with large ($5B) and small ($1.5M) companies.

Alex and the Vant Group deliver the Five-Point Advantage to their clients: Selling a Business, Buying a Business, Business Valuation, Business Debt Funding, and Business Advisory Services. Founded in 1999, closed 90% of the businesses they listed vs. 38% Industry average. Consistently sold business within 97% of the asking prices. Closed 500+ business transactions for diverse businesses; including manufacturing, technology, energy, healthcare, and service industries. Established industry best practices as the basis for two leading books on business transfer 25 years of buying and selling businesses for our own portfolio.

The Convergence Summit Speakers 2024
Paul Whitley & Alex Vantarakis | The Convergence Summit Speakers 2024

2024 Convergence Summit Speakers
Adam Dougherty & Sean Urich | 2024 Convergence Summit Speakers

Adam Dougherty and Sean Urich are board-certified labor and employment law attorneys and equity shareholders at Ogletree Deakins, a law firm that focuses on representing companies with respect to their employment law issues from counseling to compliance to litigation, including all types of disputes from discrimination lawsuits to FLSA class actions to non-compete matters. Ogletree has nearly 1,000 attorneys in 60 offices throughout the U.S., Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm is awarded repeatedly for its commitment to providing high-level and hyper-responsive client service and expertise in all areas of employment law, including its nationally recognized workplace safety, traditional labor, and business immigration practices. Adam and Sean host a popular, complimentary webinar series, Monthly Conversations with Adam and Sean, in which they provide the latest employment law updates in an entertaining and unique conversational format.

2024 Convergence Summit Speakers
Jon Rice | 2024 Convergence Summit Speaker

Jon is a Chief Outsiders Partner and CMO based in Dallas who helps multi-unit restaurant, retail, and medical service brands build sales through strategic insight and innovative creative solutions. Effectively aligning marketing strategy with efficient resources, Jon develops marketing teams and improves relationships with field operations while creating programs that drive transactions at the unit level.

The Convergence Summit Speakers 2024
Adam Dougherty, Sean Urich, and Jon Rice | The Convergence Summit Speakers 2024

Sheila Rondeau Convergence Summit Speaker
Sheila Rondeau | Convergence Summit Speaker

Sheila Rondeau, CEO of MOGXP, leads a team of marketing operations experts focused on experiential and alternative marketing. With over 25 years of experience, she has successfully positioned her clients as global leaders by driving sales and building key relationships.

As a retired Army veteran, Sheila's unique skill set in operations, logistics, leadership, and problem-solving has allowed her to drive large-scale event marketing programs, product sampling, social media, pop-up retail, trade shows, and brand building that exceed business objectives.

Convergence Summit Speaker
Mark Mitford | Convergence Summit Speaker

Experienced HR leader and trusted advisor to CEOs of middle-market companies. Specializing in optimizing leaders' and employees' performance to drive higher revenue and profitability.

Proven track record in enhancing company bottom lines through expertise in succession planning, M&A, leadership retention & development, and organizational change. Recognized as a key business resource to C-Level Leadership, with extensive experience in organizations of varying life cycles, from high growth to retrenching modes

The Convergence Summit Speakers 2024
Sheila Rondeau & Mark Mitford. The Convergence Summit Speakers 2024

Convergence Summit Speaker
Tricia Benn | Convergence Summit Speaker

Tricia Benn is the Chief Executive Officer of C-Suite Network, the most influential network of business leaders, and the General Manager of The Hero Club, an invitation-only membership organization for CEOs, founders, and investors. With a mission to accelerate the success of C-level executives, owners, investors, and influencers, she is a leader in creating an executive community of collaboration based on integrity and transparency, known as ‘The Hero Factor.’

With a 20-year track record of industry disruption, she has driven new businesses, revenue streams, and double-digit, year-over-year growth. Additionally, as Global Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer and U.S. Managing Director within MDC Partners, a $3 billion global holding company, Benn’s leadership drove double-digit growth year-over-year and new contracts with some of the most important impact players in the world.

Convergence Summit Speaker
Bill Wallace | Convergence Summit Speaker

A seasoned specialist devising effective and customized solutions to complex business and financial issues. His in-depth knowledge of insurance, financial and capital markets, and his insight into key business issues, enables him to provide tailored business and personal financial strategies. As the founder of Wallace Financial Group, he offers personalized solutions to help clients navigate the ever-changing workplace and insurance industry. Additionally, as the Chairman and CEO of The Wallace Companies, Inc., he works with start-up companies to raise capital and develop executive management strategies, fostering long-term success for over 150 companies.

Convergence Summit Speakers
Tricia Benn & Bill Wallace | The Convergence Summit Speakers

Convergence Summit Speaker
Steven Guilfoile | Convergence Summit Speaker

Steven Guilfoile, the visionary CEO and founder of Affordacare Insurance, has transformed the company into one of the largest and fastest-growing insurance group brokers in the US. Under his leadership, the company has expanded to nearly every state, employing over 12,500 agents, brokers, and partners. Steven's unwavering dedication and innovative approach have positioned the company for unprecedented growth, with projections to surpass the multibillion-dollar mark in total savings to business owners by 2024. Additionally, as a passionate advocate for accessible healthcare, Steven actively supports charitable organizations and shares his expertise through speaking engagements and mentorship programs. Affordacare Insurance is poised for continued success and positive impact on countless lives under Steven's guidance.

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Casey Hasten | Convergence Summit Speaker

Under the new leadership of CEO Casey Hasten, SND is built on a foundation of servant leadership and a give-first mentality, attracting successful business people of the highest integrity. SND brings together diverse business and community leaders to foster networking, idea-sharing, and influence. As a dedicated Recruiter with an Accounting and Finance background, Casey serves as the Director of Recruiting at VIP. Additionally, as the incoming CEO of Success North Dallas, a long-standing networking and mentorship organization, she has championed the development of the Success North Dallas Young Executives interest group, transforming the early careers of young professionals through mentorship and networking.

The Convergence Summit Speakers 2024
Steven Guilfoile & Casey Hasten | The Convergence Summit Speakers

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