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.
Originally from Iowa (raised by a caterer in a kitchen lab), she’s found progressive, hip Portland, Oregon a perfect personal and professional fit for the past 30 years. A designer for large nationally recognized
Neil Kelly Design/Build firm for almost 25 years, she broke from the herd and launched her own design business 5 years ago – “Rhonda Knoche Design.” She’s known for creative/alternative residential whole house planning (think down-sizing, shared economy, global trending) with a specialty in kitchens and bathrooms. With a branding of taking the path less traveled, she creates one-of- a-kind applications and collaborates with artists, engineers and manufacturers, exercising both sides of her brain for clever solutions. She considers herself lucky building relationships in the national and international design community with renowned designers and manufacturers gaining her a reputation as style maker and influencer in the global trending world.
Dawn DeLuca, AKBD CLIPP CAPS is an award-winning Designer and Founding Partner of Camille Rossy Cabinetry & Design, in
NYC. CRCD is a boutique firm and cabinet dealer providing design services to both trade and residential clients. Dawn is passionate about accessible design, CRCD’s motto is “Your vision is Our passion”. This speaks to the primary goals for every project: Bring our client’s vision to life with a beautiful, comfortable, safe, and accessible space. With a strong
focus on kitchen and bath, the firm also designs entire homes, outdoor living, and hospitality projects.
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, INC – a national, privately held residential Kitchen & Bath cabinet manufacturer.
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. 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. 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.
A lifelong Madison, WI resident, Dan has over 40 years in the kitchen and bath industry. He is literally NEXTgen, having bought his father's business. Bella Domicile has been a SEN Top 10 Dealer for 15 years he's been a SEN member. Dan was instrumental in organizing, with others, the Madison Chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), a NEXTgen partner sponsor. Bella Domicile is one of the original members. Dan understands the emotional roller coaster involved with building or remodeling a home, having experienced both first hand. That knowledge, coupled with a desire for a strong marriage of form and function, nurtures a culture within the organization that creates lasting value and satisfaction.
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.