Speakers

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Brian Boero

Co-founder, 1000watt

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Brian has been in real estate media, marketing and technology since 1997. Before Co-Founding 1000watt, Brian served as President of Inman, real estate’s leading trade media company.

Marc Davison

Co-founder, 1000watt

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Marc has spent much of his career helping brands say something authentic and new. Marc’s 40 years of brand-building experience has helped many real estate companies discover their true brilliance and differentiation.

April Dunford

Positioning consultant, speaker, and author

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April is one of the world’s foremost authorities on positioning and storytelling, having spent 25 years as a marketing executive at a series of successful startups and advising more than 200 companies from growing startups to some of the biggest companies in the world. She is the author of “Obviously Awesome” and “Sales Pitch.”

Ann Handley

Digital Marketing Pioneer

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Ann is a Wall Street Journal bestselling author, the Chief Content Officer at MarketingProfs, and a world-renowned speaker. Ann’s books have been translated into 19 languages and she has contributed commentary and bylines to Entrepreneur, Inc, NPR and other top media outlets.

Jessica Swesey

Chief Copywriter, 1000watt

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Jessica creates compelling brand strategies and messaging that connects. She has a nose for narrative that she developed in her years as a journalist, and a knack for finding the twist that helps brands stand out. Jessica was formerly Managing Editor and VP of Content at Inman, and has also worked in tech PR and content strategy across industries. She works with 1000watt clients to express their truth clearly and powerfully.

Kate Nutting

Strategist, 1000watt

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Kate has built her career driving effective communication and productive collaboration, while both shaping and executing on brand strategies and marketing efforts. She has managed brands in proptech (Vacasa), fintech (Simple) and mortgage (Umpqua Bank), and works with 1000watt clients every day to develop breakthrough strategies.

Ken Pozek

Team Lead at the Pozek Group

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Ken Pozek is the team leader and head of creative at the Pozek Group. A media-forward real estate team that sold 500 homes for $258M in 2023 alone. After building a successful team in his hometown of Detroit, Ken and his family relocated to Orlando in 2016. Seeking out better weather and to live a life by design. Over the past 7 years, Ken and his team of 34 have learned how to scale with media, and have become the go-to resource for all things Orlando.

Katherine Winston

Founder and Managing Partner, Equity Angels

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Katherine Winston has been a founder, marketer, and educational content producer helping startups launch, grow, and exit for over twenty years. Her experience spans across technology, real estate, finance, law, entertainment, media, aerospace, and defense. Her forte is leveraging content, focused on creating owned media that augment a brand’s voice, producing results-driven experiences through educational and unforgettable events, and delivering earned media that matters.

Sharran Srivatsaa

President, Real

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Sharran Srivatsaa is the President of Real, the fastest-growing, publicly-traded, real estate brokerage in the world. Sharran grew Teles Properties by 10x in 5 years to $3.4 Billion in sales and sold the business to Douglas Elliman. He is the Chairman of private equity firm Highland Prime which focuses on investing in service businesses and also the Chairman of ARC Multifamily Group which focuses on value-add multifamily investment projects.

Jochen Lucke

CEO, Silver Creek Real Estate Group

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Jochen is a real estate broker, developer, general contractor, and publisher of NC Living magazine. He is driven by an indomitable entrepreneurial spirit and a deep conviction in the power of innovative marketing. His passion for the industry and cutting-edge marketing strategy form the foundations of his philosophy, which cultivates growth and forges robust, long-lasting client relationships.

Kat Torre

Brand Architect and Brand Strategy Chair, SERHANT

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Kat Torre is the visionary behind The Brand Architect LLC, a global hub for third-culture entrepreneurs seeking to stand out in the business world. She is the Brand Chair at SERHANT. Ventures and co-host of the podcast for introverted entrepreneurs, Not Nice. Clever., which focuses on the areas of branding, marketing, money and manifesting.

Dr. Lisa Sturtevant

Chief Economist, Bright MLS

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Dr. Lisa Sturtevant leads research, reporting and insights from Bright’s comprehensive array of real estate data. Dr. Sturtevant has more than 20 years of experience, including with REALTOR® associations, affordable housing non-profit organizations, and universities. She is currently conducting qualitative and quantitative research on real estate consumer behavior and the changing housing market.

Sean O’Toole

Founder, Property Radar

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Sean has spent 20+ years at the nexus of property data and marketing. Prior to launching PropertyRadar, he successfully purchased and flipped more than 150 residential and commercial foreclosures, where he used technology as a key competitive advantage. Sean has always thrived in start-up environments, and as such, became a key contributor at Xing Technology (acquired by Real Networks), ISI/GlobalCenter (acquired by Global Crossing), and Icarian, Inc. (acquired by Workstream, Inc.).

Andrew Strickman

Chief Marketing Officer, New American Funding

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Andrew leads a team of more than 50 marketers across digital and performance, social media, content and storytelling, email, editorial, creative, operations, and an in-house print shop, while evolving and growing NAF’s efforts in brand, events, insights, strategy and audience marketing. Prior to NAF, Andrew was Head of Brand and Chief Creative Officer at realtor.com.

Jimmy Mackin

CEO, Curaytor

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Jimmy Mackin is one of real estate’s most compelling marketers and brilliant strategists. He has grown Curaytor to over $10 million in annual recurring revenue and has been featured in Forbes, Inc, The Huffington Post, USA Today, and American Express Open Forum. In 2019, Jimmy co-authored Exactly What to Say For Real Estate Agents, a bestselling book designed to help real estate agents with the most common, critical, and difficult questions they face.