Aubrey Lang

Aubrey Lang

A young African American male has gone from living in Carson, CA to helping businesses grow in Calabasas, CA. Aubrey Lang has defied all odds by making it out of an area typically associated with systematic oppression. After transferring, Aubrey would wake up at 5:00 AM every day to get…

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Andrea Heuston

Andrea Heuston

Andrea Heuston is the founder and CEO of Artitudes Design, a 25-year-old experiential design firm in the Seattle area that works with Fortune 500 companies (Microsoft, Starbucks and Expedia to name a few) as well as startups and nonprofits. She started the business with a $5,000 loan from her Grandma…

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Hitesh Anand

Hitesh Anand

Hitesh Anand is the founder of GIBIE Home Furnishings Ltd. Hitesh comes from a small town with rich mythological heritage, named Ayodhya in India. Since his school days, Hitesh was business inclined and entrepreneurial in his outlook. His first project was about managing his father’s investment portfolio while he was…

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Wendy Yates

Wendy Yates

Wendy Yates is an entrepreneur and philanthropist dedicated to leading by example as she inspires her team and like-minded leaders to create a culture rooted in value. After dropping out of college to prematurely launch into the world of business, she experienced failure on many levels. From those failures she…

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Tarun Kalia

Tarun Kalia

Tarun is a product designer, mechanical engineer and co-founder of Outdesign Co, a product development company based in India with clients across 15+ countries. Tarun has been awarded by NASA’s Center of Excellence and Collaborative Innovation twice and has worked on several “World-Firsts” and award winning products that have garnered a…

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Matthew Manos

Matthew Manos

Called “crazy or genius” by Forbes, Matthew Manos is an author, educator, and entrepreneur. He is the Founder of verynice, a design strategy practice that gives half of its services away for free to nonprofit organizations. With clients including Apple, the American Heart Association, UNICEF, Disney, and Google, verynice’s work…

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Stacey Renfro

Stacey Renfro

Stacey Renfro is currently the CEO of mDesign Home Décor, joining in August of 2020. Stacey Renfro is a seasoned retail executive with more than 25 years of progressive experience in E-commerce, marketing, planning and merchandising. She has led highly successful teams, implemented game-changing strategies, and managed complex growth initiatives….

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Betty Sullivan

Betty Sullivan

Betty Sullivan is the CEO of Architectural Ceramics, a family, women-owned and operated national leader in the tile and stone space — serving the design industry, homeowners, builders, architects, and installers. Established in 1985, Architectural Ceramics currently has 5 residential showrooms in the Greater Washington D,C. and Baltimore area as…

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Russ Perry

Russ Perry

Russ Perry is the Founder and CEO of Design Pickle, the world’s most successful flat-rate graphic design service. Since its 2015 inception, Design Pickle has grown from 2 employees to over 500 globally, with thousands of clients and over 750,000 creative requests completed. Russ Perry is the author of The…

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Joel Miller

Joel Miller

Joel is co-founder/owner of The Sky Floor, LLC, founded in 2009 with his identical twin brother. The Sky Floor has grown in revenue in each year of business, averaging 30% growth. Alan and Joel were born on Leap Day and recently turned nine years old. He is a co-founder of…

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Ashley Bodi

Ashley is the creator and founder of Southern Sunshine that creates custom furniture and decor for clients across the country. She has been an advocate for small businesses she works with and non-profits that she founded with Fearless271 Ministries, Inc. Where did the idea for Southern Sunshine come from? I…

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