Greater Phoenix SCORE 2017 Symposium Speakers

Brought to you by SCORE and Sam's Club
The 4th Annual Greater Phoenix SCORE Small Business Symposium

Business and Digital Trends:
How to Get the Most Out of Your Business
Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Giselle Aguiar, AZ Social Media WizGetting Results with Digital Marketing

Giselle AguiarGiselle Aguiar, founder of AZ Social Media Wiz is a social media, inbound and content marketing specialist & trainer helping small business owners learn how to leverage the power of social media marketing, increase traffic to their websites, generate leads, increase brand awareness and establish themselves as experts in their fields. She’s been doing Internet marketing since 1995.


Curtis Black, Tax ProfessionalUnderstanding Future Tax Issues for Small BusinessCurtis Black, Tax Professional

P. Curtis Black has more than 25 years of tax and business consulting experience, including a previous Big Four CPA Firm background.  He was President/Managing Shareholder and Director of the Tax Department of the 13th largest CPA firm in New Mexico until the firm was sold in 2005. He specializes in US Tax and International Tax, Tax Planning and Preparation for Small Businesses and Individuals, IRS and State Tax Audits, Bookkeeping and Accounting.

Brian Burt, Brian Burt, Snell & Willmer LLPHow to Raise Capital in 2017

Brian Burt, Snell & Willmer LLPBrian J. Burt is a Partner with Snell & Wilmer L.L.P., and serves as Chair of the firm’s Emerging Business Group.  He was named to the 2015-2017 Best Lawyers In America® lists, the Arizona’s Finest Lawyers list, and the 2012-2013 Southwest Rising Stars lists by Southwest Super Lawyers®. Brian is a Harvard educated business lawyer advising entrepreneurs and emerging growth companies in all stages of development, from formation to liquidity. He also represents banks, financial services companies, private investors, and venture capital funds.

Steve Feld, Greater Phoenix SCORE, Staying Ahead of the Competition through Customer Retention

Steve Feld, Business Coach, Greater Phoenix SCORESteve Feld is a certified FocalPoint business coach, where he assists business owners and leaders in a variety of industries and sizes to grow their businesses faster than they could on their own. Steve provides training and business performance coaching to business owners, professionals and executives. Steve has owned 5 business and operated many others, and worked for 3 Fortune 500 companies always improving their bottom lines.

Alex Haimann, LessAnnoyingCRM, Supercharge Your Sales Process

Alex Heimann, LessAnnoyingCRMAlex Haimann is a partner and head of business development at Less Annoying CRM. Founded with a mission to help small businesses success, Less Annoying CRM provides a simple, easy to use customer relationship manager software tool to over 6,000 small businesses in every major industry located across 70 countries. Alex brings his wide-ranging experience working with small businesses and non-profits to provide actionable guidance to the entire business community.

Troy Henson, Evoc, Making Big Strategic Moves

Troy Henson, EvocTroy Henson, Business Coach, is not your typical entrepreneur. He began his career by coaching and training entrepreneurs. Starting at the age of 23, in a field where experience counts, Coach Troy built his entire career backwards. He took one giant leap straight out of college and right into the world of entrepreneurialism starting his very own business coaching and consulting company. He not only provides the strategy and roadmap to transform your business, but goes beneath the surface to get you to become the master of your own success.

Ray Madaghiele, Business Energizers, Deliver Value to Your Customers

Ray Madaghiele, Business EnergizersRay Madaghiele is a master facilitator, trainer, speaker, and coach who has 30-years of experience guiding hundreds of organizations to improve their performance, reach their goals, and solve big problems. Ray is the author of Energize Your Business: Engage Your Employees with an Inspiring Strategic Planning Process. In his book, shares his facilitation secrets, proven tools, and success tips for completing your own strategic plan.

Mike Mobley, Impetus Solutions, Manage the Future: Increase Your Bottom Line

Mike Mobley, Impetus SolutionsMichael A. Mobley is a Founder and Managing Partner of Impetus Solutions, a firm that works with small and medium sized organizations to facilitate growth and value creation for the enterprise. Mike has extensive experience in increasing the profitability and value of large and small businesses, strategic planning, financial planning, analysis, business exit strategies, leadership development, and executive coaching.

Myles Nanbu, Greater Phoenix SCORE, Increase Profit through Cost Control

Myles Nanbu, Greater Phoenix SCOREMyles Nanbu is a SCORE mentor with 15 years in executive operational positions. He has experience in leadership, team building, strategic development, capital and expense budgets, human resource management, education, and coaching. His forte is in driving business success through meaningful metrics, engaged employees, and learning.

Lynn Ruby,, Seven Hot Marketing Trends for 2017

Lynn Ruby, RubyMarketingSystems.comLynn Ruby is a leading authority on marketing and is passionate about removing the fear and confusion that often surrounds the world of email marketing, social media marketing, video marketing, and websites. She has spoken to thousands of business owners, explaining complicated technical and marketing concepts in ordinary, everyday language. She is Founder and President of, a digital marketing services firm; an Authorized Local Expert for Constant Contact; and a presenter for SCORE and the Small Business Development Center.


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