Minneapolis 2022 Conference @ ARIA MPLS
July 20th Meet & Greet 6:00pm – 9:00pm @ Constantine
July 21st Conference 8:00am – 5:00pm @ Aria Minneapolis
July 20th - Sponsor, Speaker, Attendee Meet & Greet
July 21st - e-ComEvents MSP 2022 Conference Agenda
- 8:00 am - 8:45 am
- Receive Your Swag Bag, Badge, Lanyard, Agenda, Find Your Spot Within the Conference Room, Breakfast, Mingle With Other Sellers and Sponsors. Use Hashtag #EcomEvents2022 to Be Entered in Our Prize Drawings.
- 9:00 am - 9:30 am
- Building Your Brand on Amazon
- 9:30 am - 10:00 am
- Amazon Ad Tips for Every Level of Seller
- 10:00 am - 10:30 am
- How to Protect Your Brand & Prevent Infringing Ecommerce Sales
- 10:30 am - 10:45 am
- Networking Break
- 10:45 am - 11:30 am
- KEYNOTE *** Lessons From $1 Billion in Closed Deals – Everything to Know About Selling an E-commerce Business *** KEYNOTE
- 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
- 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm
- How to Stand Out on Amazon
- 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
- You Agreed to Let Amazon Take Money Out of Your Account; Come Find Out What You Agreed to in the TOS and How You Can Protect Your Assets!
- 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
- Find & Solve Consumer Pains to Become a True Hero Product
- 2:30 pm - 3:00 pm
- Sponsor Social - Visit the Vendors
- 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
- Laughing All the Way to the Bank - Financing Your Growth!
- 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
- Profit Recovery Through Smart Inventory Strategies
Andrew MorganseCommerce & Amazon Expert, Marknology
Andrew Morgans is a thought leader in the Amazon Branding Space and the owner of Marknology, a Kansas city-based full-service agency.
With over 10 years of experience working with more than 300 global brands on Amazon since 2012, Andrew found early success as an internal corporate e-commerce manager where he launched and scaled corporate brands new to Amazon, topping over $1 million in new sales in just 1 year.
Having worked and consulted with brands as big as Adidas and Marvel, he started his own Amazon marketing consulting company in 2014. Marknology has worked with hundreds of global brands and has managed sales of over $500 million, achieving verified partner status on the Amazon Ads this year, global recognition of their expertise, and outstanding results on the platform.
He is also a resident mentor at UMKC’s Regnier Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, and guest lectures at the Henry W. Bloch School of Management. He received the mentor of the year award in 2019 from UMKC and was given master’s certificates in 2020 in both Entrepreneurship from Babson College and Design Thinking from Missouri State University.
Ashlin HaddenFounder, Ashlin Hadden Insurance
Ashlin believes that the Insurance business was built on a firm handshake, a stiff drink, swanky offices, and dare I say it? — on the golf course. This industry was built by strong men, and they did a good job in leading the way for strong women to take their place alongside them. Ashlin has been in the financial/insurance industry for over 15 years. She left the banking industry and has been working exclusively in insurance for over 7 years. Originally an Agent for Liberty before she took a leap of faith and decided to go out on her own Ashlin has found her place in the E-commerce industry.
Ashlin started her own agency because she was tired of working hard for her clients, only to have the insurance carrier take advantage of them at renewal time with nothing she could do about it. She demanded change. She decided that she wanted more products, more choices and more control. She invested in her customers, her community and her family. Ashlin’s clients love doing business with her because she is real, accessible, on top of the latest technology, and most importantly a part of their lives.
Working with clients from all over the country Ashlin fights to help protect their most valuable assets. Although licensed to sell all personal, commercial and life insurance, her real passion is for E-commerce sellers.
Ashlin has spoken at several conferences the past year and is very excited to help educate clients on their risks and how to protect them.
Brian JohnsonCo-Founder, Canopy Management
Brian R Johnson has helped over 20,000 brands sell over $1 Billion on Amazon through ad strategy and conversion rate optimization. He offers guidance to, and partners with, brands & sellers through his Amazon PPC Troubleshooting community, coaching, innovative ppc software, professional training courses and his flagship advertising & marketing agency, CANOPY Management.
Chelsea CohenCo-Founder & CEO of SoStocked.com
Connect with Chelsea Cohen, an Amazon inventory management expert and the co-founder & CEO of SoStocked.com, an Amazon inventory management software. Chelsea’s also an Amazon seller, speaker & consultant. Her regular clients include 7 & 8-figure sellers. She has been featured on AM/PM Podcast, 7-Figure Sellers Summit, Seller Events & the Prosper Show & Amazing Summit stages, among others.
Chris AndersonOwner, Superhero Sellers
Chris was born about 500 feet from the original Burlington coat factory, coincidence? Probably.
Chris got his start in business at the age of 13, when he found a lawn mower from the trash and started mowing lawns. Within a couple years he had a thriving landscaping and snow removal business. He then found eBay and never looked back. He was selling yard sale finds on eBay, even buying scrap machine equipment and stripping them down to parts to sell on eBay. Around this time Chris got his first real job and realized, it really wasn’t for him. But Chris has worked a lot of jobs over the years, from grocery stores, to selling jewelry. He Even worked in the pharmaceutical process industry designing printing presses.
While in high-school Chris started building battle-bots (No he was never on the show, yes he made robots and won competitions). In order to fund his hobby he started making titanium wedding rings and engagement rings and selling them on Etsy. Around 2007 Chris was one of the top 10 sellers on Etsy by gross sales, and was a featured seller several times. His jewelry business was so successful that he dropped out of college, where he was studying engineering, to pursue jewelry full time.
After several years making engagement rings Chris did a Kickstarter, which was very successful and ended up more than triple funded. At that point Chris was trying to figure out what to do with his success and investigated selling his engagement rings on amazon. After a little research it turned out the be a terrible idea, but he found out about retail arbitrage, and he was hooked. Since then Chris has been doing amazon full-time, but is still active with jewelry making and engineering. You will often find Chris in his workshop tinkering with CNC equipment and 3D printers or some invention.
Chris is working to finally bring a jewelry product to amazon, along with several private label products. His business is currently a small warehouse with 2 full-time employees and shoppers all over the country. Chris also runs the consulting group Superhero Sellers which does everything from Private label consulting to running a BOLO group for almost two years. He has done RA from coast to coat and will continue to do so, because he loves it so much, despite growing his wholesale portfolio.
CJ RosenbaumFounding Partner, Amazon Sellers Lawyer Rosenbaum, Famularo & Segall, PC
Before CJ’s law firm was founded, Amazon sellers had only one option for assistance in getting their account reinstated: non-lawyers who lack the education, expertise, and resources needed to defend a client against Amazon policies. These consultants also lack the X factor that CJ provides as a licensed attorney: the legal obligation to maintain your privacy.
CJ’s tech background includes membership in the New York New Media Association (NYNMA), a group of young entrepreneurs who recognized the commercial power of the web. It was founded in 1994 to support and promote the ‘new media’ industry in New York City. In 1996, CJ bought shares of Apple for $22 and $24 a share.
Since starting his practice in 1994, CJ has represented entrepreneurs who operate both online & brick & mortar businesses. CJ is also a courtroom lawyer and litigator. CJ has represented people across the United States, has taken countless depositions and tries more cases each year than most lawyers do during their entire careers.
CJ has successfully litigated cases against some of the largest corporations in the world including McDonalds, Sears, Kentucky Fried Chicken, many insurance companies. In NYC, CJ has successfully obtained redress for his clients against the NYPD, the NYC Housing Department, the NYC Health and Hospitals Corp., and other behemoths. CJ has represented clients in the internet, finance, health and entertainment industries.
CJ is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts.
CJ holds executive and leadership roles in the NYS Bar Association and the National American Association for Justice.
CJ has delivered lectures to other lawyers in New York, Chicago, Montreal, Maryland, Florida and this summer is scheduled to speak on several topics in Los Angeles.
Don HenigCo-Founder, AccrueMe
Don Henig, Co-Founder of AccrueMe®, was the former president of 3 of 4 divisions of NYSE listed company w/ 7,000+ employees. He and his teams funded well over $100 billion in mortgage financing and Don produced 8 feature films.
Most notably, at 11 years old Don was awarded the #1 salesperson for the Long Island Press where he built his paper route to an unmanageable size.
Kyle KirshnerPrivate Label, Amazon FBA Seller, and Coach
Kyle has been in the amazon private label space for 12 years…5 years of that was working for an 8 figure private label company and 7 of that was implementing and now I have two eight figure brands myself and coach others on how to create their own private label brand one on one.
Liz DowningEcommerce Marketing Manager, Teikametrics
Liz Downing is the Ecommerce Marketing Manager at Teikametrics. Passionate about educating the seller and brand owner community, Liz writes, speaks, interviews and participates in a lot of discussions to accelerate the success of the 3p and 1p seller. A member of the Prosper Advisory Council, The Ecom Cooperative Advisory Board and e-ComEvents, Liz loves working with other thought leaders in the industry to advocate and amplify the seller’s voice.
Mark CaseyCEO, House of AMZ
Mark’s personal background is marketing and branding having brands of his own and along with his Amazon knowledge working under the 9 figure brand. Combining those together is how House of AMZ was born. Where Mark can help to optimize your products and brand not only for the outside world but mainly on Amazon which is its own ecosystem in itself.
Thomas SmaleCEO & Founder, FE International
Thomas Smale is the Founder and CEO of FE International. He is a serial business entrepreneur and M&A expert, having built the industry-leading firm in the $1-100M global technology sector. With experience dating back to the early 2000s, Smale offers invaluable technical, diligence and negotiation advice to early-stage and seasoned business owners alike, which has resulted in over 1,100 successful exits. Smale can be regularly found speaking at industry events where he enjoys meeting like-minded entrepreneurs and investors.
Alongside his duties at FE International, Smale is a sought-after author and keynote presenter for
leading industry events worldwide. He has been interviewed on top podcasts and blogs on a variety of topics, including business strategy, buying and selling businesses, negotiation tactics and more. He
writes a business column regularly on entrepreneurship, growth, and business management for Entrepenur.com and is a Young Entrepreneurs’ Council member.