Dan LeiterTEKsystems

As an Account Manager with TEKsystems I support our business partners in the south end of the Greater Seattle area. With my knowledge of local market trends and analytics I’m able to help our customers attract and retain the top IT talent and aid in proactive Workforce Planning. I also take the time upfront to understand their critical Business Goals, Initiatives and IT Cultures to help drive the bottom line with the best IT talent for their needs.

Website:  www.teksystems.com

Julie HandberryOwner - The Happy Mail Marketer

Did you know that the #1 reason your clients stop doing business with you is they think you don't care? For every month your clients don't hear from you, you lose 10% of your influence with them. As a Relationship Marketing Strategist, I help business professionals stay top-of-mind by implementing a "high impact" marketing system. How can I help you? Contact me for a free phone consultation.

Website:  www.thehappymailmarketer.com

Igor PechkovskyiRealtor at Windemere Bellevue Commons

I am Igor Pechkovskyi, and I am a full-time realtor with Windermere Bellevue Commons! I joined a team of experienced agents, and we specialize in EastSide Real Estate Market!

My journey is unique: I came to the United States in 2012 with only $400, and I did not speak English. It was difficult, but I had to follow my dream — so I learned the language, earned an associate degree in business, delved into the American culture and worked hard to succeed. Today, I do not take anything for granted. I am continually learning from business mentors, colleagues, neighbors, friends and books.

Website:  www.igorp.withwre.com

Cyndi CarverSales Manger - Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices

Having lived and worked on the Eastside (I-90 Corridor) and greater Seattle area for over 40 years, she has been serving residents with their real estate needs for 30+ years, initially as their lender and now as their REALTOR®. As a lender, she was one of the initial FHA endorsed underwriters of appraisals & loans. She was the liaison between HUD and the lending institution's underwriters as HUD handed off the responsibilities to lenders. Her lending experience gives her an edge on lending restrictions on properties. With her past experience, she is able to guide buyers through the loan process. She is their Realtor® for Life, a guide and available resource throughout their home ownership.

Website:  www.cyndicarver.com

Erin ReddickCEO - LYREL Media

“LYREL Media” 2017 founder and CEO, Erin Reddick is a self starting go getter and entrepreneur. Shes's an eternal optimist always seeing the glass half full. She’s a trustworthy, hardworking photographer and videographer who strives to deliver the best product to each of her clients while inspiring new ideas while providing relevant and exciting material. With a gift of predicting cause and effect, Erin has experienced personal growth, leadership and success in anything she’s pursued.

Website:  www.lyrelmedia.com

Steve BrownPresident - Group Benefits Northwest

We are a family owned business and bring over 35 years of experience as Business Owners and Insurance professionals. We understand how to solve problems surrounding Employee Benefits & Insurance Planning and specialize in working with small businesses providing Group Medical, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance along with Retirement and Executive Benefit Plans.We work with management to provide the most cost effective, benefit solutions. By using plan design, employee communications including cost sharing techniques, and level premium self-funding where applicable, we are able to help minimize the impact of increasing Healthcare costs.We also work with individuals providing Medical, Dental, Life, Disability and Long Term Care coverages.

Website: www.groupbenefitsnw.com

Courtney FloresBenefits Consultant - Group Benefits Northwest

I am a partner at Group Benefits Northwest. Group Benefits Northwest is a family owned employee benefits consulting firm. Our goal is to be an extension of your HR staff and make insurance not only easier but also understandable.As an employee benefits consulting firm, we can provide a market comparison of the different medical and ancillary carriers and help you decide what makes the most sense for you as well as your employees.

Website: www.groupbenefitsnw.com

Lisa KruckebergDisability Insurance Senior Sales Manager

​I specialize in helping agents & brokers to grow and maintain a book of income and business protection. I bring 15 years of experience in disability insurance and a true passion for what I do. When I’m not working, I can usually be found mountain climbing, reading, or cheering on the Seahawks.

Linkedin profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lisa-kruckeberg-dia-b061bb7/Business

Website: www.principal.com/kruckeberg

Carlos VillarrealOwner - Zapata Coffee

Carlos Villarreal is a savvy operations and supply chain executive with extensive M&A and turnaround experience in Fortune 500 companies. He is a partner at Zapata Coffee Roasting Company and very passionate about coffee.

Website: www.zapatacoffee.com

Steve StookeyVP & COO - Cypherworx

After spending 23 successful years in the payroll and HR industry, I realized that that employers had a significant challenge providing high quality skills and compliance training to employees. The administrative costs were high, the training was inconsistent (if it happened at all), and the alternatives out there for most businesses were too expensive. At the same time, colleges and universities, major corporations, and non-profit organizations started to discover that online training was just as effective and in some cases more effective than traditional in-person training. CypherWorx Online Training Solutions met all of these challenges by providing an easy to use, inexpensive way to deliver consistent, high quality online training, with the ability for organizations to track and manage all in-person training, online training, and even create their own custom online courses. For the last 5 years, I have enjoyed helping organizations reduce training costs by up to 50%, increase productivity, and eliminate the worry of training compliance.

Website: www.cypherworx.com

John MarshallOwner - Results Driven

John Marshall of Results Driven – Business Training considers himself very fortunate. Why? Because his business training program has helped small business owners from over 30 unique industries, get off the dreaded entrepreneur treadmill®, and finally achieve greater business results – the results they deserve.

Website: results-driven.com

Ryan BettingerInsurance Broker

I assist individuals and families with their personal insurance needs. Every client is unique, every need is individual, and every insurance plan is customized. I will find the best value for the right insurance coverage. The range of personal insurance plans include but not limited to automobile, homeowners, valuable articles, excess liability “Umbrella”, earthquake, flood, landslide, watercraft, motorcycles, life, income replacement disability insurance and long term care. The cornerstone of our success is a commitment to personal service.

Website: www.bnbseattle.com

Charlie MageeFranchise Specialist

“What’s the hot franchise?” As a Franchise Specialist, I help show individuals in WA how to find a proven franchise model that fits their strengths, budget and preferences so they can achieve their dream of being their own boss in a successful business. I offer my expertise and support at no cost to my clients, as my fees are paid entirely by the franchisors. My 20 years of operations and training experience with franchise brands like Pearle Vision and Sonus Hearing Care Professionals, give me a unique perspective as a match-maker. What’s hot may NOT be the best question to ask. I give clients the right questions so they make good decisions.

Website:  wafranchiseexpert.com

Paul HajekPresident - Synergy Business Development

​Mr. Paul Hajek has 17 years of experience helping owners of lower-middle to middle market companies to turn their businesses around, achieve exponential growth, exit their companies successfully, and reach their personal goals. He has worked with scores of companies in many industries with one mission - to make sure that all his clients own companies that are sellable. Paul also acquired, improved, and sold several companies with his personal funds in the past. Concurrently, Paul continues to operate Synergy Business Development, a business coaching and consulting firm which provides business valuation, strategic planning, and exit/succession planning & implementation services to lower-middle market companies. Paul holds a Master of Business Administration from San Jose State University, CA, a Master of Science in Optics from University of Rochester, NY, and a Bachelor of Science in Physics from Michigan State University. He is a recipient of the Business Coach of the Year Award and holds Certified Valuation Analyst (CVA), Certified Exit Planning Advisor (CEPA), Certified Professional Business Coach (CPBC), and Certified Family Business Advisor (CFBA) designations. Paul is fluent in four languages and resides in Spokane, WA.

Website:  www.synergybusdev.com