Our Insightful & Visionary Speakers

For information on becoming and/or nominating a speaker, please contact Thomas Jay Taber at 212-402-1816, or email him at Thomas.Taber@frost.com

Keynote Speakers

Carlann Fergusson

Carlann Fergusson

Owner & Leadership Change Expert, Propel Forward

Leadership expert and author Carlann Fergusson inspires leaders to erase self-doubts and discover their best leadership. Using thirty years of experience, she guides them in discovering their unique strengths, crushing limiting beliefs, abolishing self-sabotaging behaviors and leading their teams with vision.

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Crushing limiting beliefs, abolishing self-sabotaging behaviors and leading their teams with vision. Carlann uses a blend of behavioral coaching, strategic mentoring and years of experience as a corporate leader and executive. She is author of the highly acclaimed book The Insightful Leader: Find Your Superpowers, Crush Limiting Beliefs and Abolish Self-Sabotaging Behaviors (Praeger, June 2018 ). Carlann has been cited in CBS MoneyWatch, International Business Times, Newsday and The Boston Globe.

Shari Levitin

Shari Levitin

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Shari Levitin Group

Shari Levitin is an energetic, wickedly funny sales guru, who helps sales teams bridge the gap between beating quota and selling with an authentic heartfelt approach.

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As the founder of the Shari Levitin Group, Shari has helped create over 1 billion dollars in increased revenue for companies in over 40 countries. Shari is the bestselling author of Heart and Sell: 10 Universal Truths Every Salesperson Needs to Know, a contributor to Forbes, CEO Magazine, and Huffington Post.

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Speakers

Cynthia Barnes

Cynthia Barnes

Founder, National Association of Women Sales Professionals

Bio is forthcoming.

Philippe Le Baron

Philippe Le Baron

Vice President World Wide Sales, CATIA, Dassault Systèmes

Bio is forthcoming.

Jason Blais

Jason Blais

Vice President, Inside Sales, ZipRecruiter

Spanning a twenty-year career, Jason Blais has successfully led Inside and Outside Sales teams across multiple industries. With the last 15 years focused on technology solutions for the HR space, he has also written and delivered numerous presentations accredited by the Human Resource Certification Institute at HR and Trade conferences across the country.

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Jason is currently Vice President of Inside Sales at Santa Monica based ZipRecruiter.com, where he leads high growth New Business and Account Management inside sales organizations currently totaling over 280 sales professionals.

Inspiration for me comes in many forms, but always springs from opportunities to expand my breadth of knowledge and experience. Never one to settle, I am truly uncomfortable in any situation where I do not feel I have the chance to evolve, innovate, grow, and develop personally and professionally. As someone once said, we’re either growing or we’re dying…

Joanna Carey

Joanna Carey

Director, Consumer Research & Insights, Farmers Insurance

Bio is forthcoming.

Toby Carrington

Toby Carrington

Senior Vice President, Head of Global Sales Operations, Siemens Healthineers

Toby has been with the Siemens group of companies for 16 years working in senior roles in sales operations, finance and business administration. Toby is currently based in New York where he is responsible for a large global team handling Siemens Healthineers worldwide sales operations functions including business partner management, CRM tools & processes, key account management, sales enablement, go to market strategy development and sales education.

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A native Australian, Toby has lived and worked on a variety of assignments in the USA, Singapore and Germany. He also speaks fluent German. Prior to moving to the United States in 2015, Toby was CFO of Siemens Healthineers in the Pacific Region, covering Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific islands.

Toby has an Executive MBA with honors from ESMT Berlin in Germany and both a Bachelor of Commerce and a Diploma of Languages from Monash University in Australia.

Toby is a current board member and Vice President of the New York Magpies Australian Football Club and is the founder and head of the North American chapter of the ESMT Berlin alumni. Toby was previously a director on the board of Animal Aid Victoria, a not for profit charity for companion animal welfare as well as a board member of different Siemens operating companies in Asia and Australia. He is an accomplished speaker having headlined at many medtech, leadership and sales operations/sales enablement conferences and events.

Toby is married with a daughter and enjoys all types of sports as well as cooking (eating) and travelling.

Joseph Plubell

Joseph Plubell

Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Programs, Black & Veatch

Joe Plubell is Senior Vice President, Global Strategic Accounts, for Black & Veatch. In this position, he is charged with directing the key offerings of the company in energy, water and telecommunications to a group of targeted global clients. He also has responsibility to ensure overall sales effectiveness and process for all of the Black & Veatch operating businesses. Prior to this assignment, he served as head of Energy Sales & Marketing for eleven years where he led a global sales force accountable for meeting ambitious new business objectives in power generation, power transmission and oil & gas markets.

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Mr. Plubell joined Black & Veatch’s Chicago office in 1998 as a Regional General Manager, where he quickly progressed through increasing responsibilities in all phases of business development and sales. In 2003, he relocated to the company’s corporate headquarters in Overland Park and became Vice President, Americas Energy Sales. His role broadened in 2006 when he assumed the global sales leadership position for the Energy group. Prior to joining Black & Veatch, Mr. Plubell worked for Westinghouse Electric with responsibilities in projects, proposals, marketing and sales. Mr. Plubell resides with his wife, Maria, in Leawood, Kansas.

Steve Riddell

Steve Riddell

Head of Customer Experience, Casper, Former Chief Sales Officer, Sprint

Bernhard Ries

Bernhard Ries

Senior Director Corporate Market Intelligence, Intel Corporation

Bio is forthcoming.

John Ruggles

John Ruggles

Senior Vice President of Global Sales, Frost & Sullivan

Bio is forthcoming.

Bill Sexton

Bill Sexton

VP Sales Operations, Systemax

Bio is forthcoming.

Marek Wasilewski

Marek Wasilewski

Vice President Sales, Symantec

Bio is forthcoming.

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