The Future Business Leaders Conference (FBL) has been created in conjunction with national sponsors to provide industry specific financial education and leadership support to the Next Generation of the kitchen and bath, design/build industry. That's you! SEN recognizes the need for this education and support and is looking forward to assisting the future of the industry become more profitable than ever before.
The agenda for the inaugural NEXTgen FBL Conference is filled with business education, networking, and financial best practices! Do you know how to read and truly understand financials? Concerned about moving from a team memer to boss? We have you covered! Those are just two of the 8 workshops that will be presented! Check out the complete agenda and see what new knowledge you'll be walking away with.
Jay Acunzo is an award-winning podcaster, dynamic keynote speaker, and a guy bothered by conventional thinking. Over the past decade he's built creative content marketing strategies from scratch for tech startups, produced attention-grabbing shows for media publishers and challenger brands, and scaled a venture capital firm through nonfiction stories.
Mark Hunter is the foremost thought leader in sales profitability and sales leadership. Mark speaks globally to thousands of sales leaders and sales forces each year, sharing insights and strategies from his book High-Profit Selling: Win the Sale Without Compromising on Price. He is recognized as one of the Top 50 Influencers in Sales by Top Sales World. Mark was also recently named as a top 25 Sales Guru with the likes of Bill Gates and Richard Branson. To find out more about Mark’s selling philosophy, visit www.TheSalesHunter.com.
Founding Partner, Accelerant Growth Principles LLC
Kevin O’Neill has managed highly diverse and complex businesses for over 35 years. These include leading new business start-ups, turnarounds, and acquisitions for both manufacturing and service based businesses within privately held firms as well as Fortune 100 companies. Kevin founded AGPrinciples following his 15-year tenure in leading Wellborn Cabinet
Synergy Business Development
Paul began his career 20 years ago as a scientist working at the NASA Ames Research Center for the Science Applications International Corporation – one of the largest employee-owned companies in the USA. After six years, Paul grew bored with the “black and white” world of science and attended San Jose State University to obtain a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance. In 2005, Paul quit his last corporate job and launched Synergy Business Development, a Business Coaching and Consulting company that specialized in business optimization, profitability, and exit/succession planning.
Ken Peterson, CKD
President & Founder, SEN Design Group
Ken Peterson, CKD has more than 45 years of experience in the kitchen and bath industry, including 23 of those years as a Sales Designer and President of Signature Kitchen & Bath. In the early 1990s, Peterson served as an industry consultant, trainer, conference speaker, and trade magazine columnist before launching the industry’s first buying group for independent kitchen and bath owners in August of 1994.
Co-Founder, ExactMats, Inc
Ken Olan is an internationally recognized expert in business growth strategies with a track record of innovation across multiple industries. He’s particularly known for his ability to spot hidden opportunities and market trends to create new forms of value and revenue for both his clients and his own companies. Ken has demonstrated his expertise throughout his career, particularly in the services and banking sectors. He was formerly Senior Executive Vice President of Retail and Small Business Banking at First Victoria Bank where he also served as the company’s chief marketing officer. Prior to that post, Ken held the same role at Amegy Bank of Texas, helping quadruple the company’s size in under seven years.
Backed by the support of these industry sponsors, NEXTgen is positioned to be the premier educational event for the kitchen and bath and remodeling industries.
For more information on sponsorship opportunites and how to get involved, contact Leah Peterson, EVP.