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Craig Fisher

Vice President of fisher VISTA, CEO, TalentNet, LLC

Craig Fisher

Craig Fisher helps people and businesses find things, and get found; new customers, top talent, better jobs, and larger audiences. He is the CEO of TalentNet, LLC, and partner in the TalentNet Live and #tru (collectively Globaltru) recruiting and HR events, the largest conference series in its space in the world. He does speaking, training, and consulting for groups of all sizes, all over the world, including sales teams, recruiting teams, and professional organizations on Social Media and mobile strategy.

Ken Langone

Co-Founder of Home Depot & Investment Banker

Ken Langone

Ken Langone is a financial backer and cofounder of Home Depot. He is also the former director of the New York Stock Exchange and an active philanthropist. In 1961, he took an interest in Wall Street and became an associate at R.W. Pressprich & Co., soon becoming Executive VP. His career in business caught the attention of the public when he joined Texas businessman Ross Perot and his start-up company, Electronic Data Systems (EDS). He took EDS public in 1968 and was promoted to President and COO of the company. In 1974, Mr. Langone founded Invemed Associates, Inc., a small Park Avenue investment bank founded to finance start-ups in the medical field. Also in 1974, he bought his first seat on the New York Stock Exchange. A year later, he made a substantial profit for a medical electronics company called Ivac, which he later took over and sold to Eli Lilly in 1977. This business deal resulted in Eli Lilly’s medical instruments division, which has grown into a multibillion dollar division. He has since become one of Eli Lilly’s largest shareholders. Mr. Langone then became interested in a home improvement business called Handy Dan. Before investing, he personally inspected every Handy Dan establishment. Through this venture, he established a business relationship and friendship with Handy Dan’s CEO, Bernard Marcus. Mr. Langone, Bernard Marcus, and Arthur Blank went on to found their own home improvement store, Home Depot. The first Home Depot opened in Atlanta in 1978.

Curt Steinhorst

Generational Expert

Curt Steinhorst

Curt Steinhorst is a communications expert, entrepreneur, columnist, and one of America’s rising Gen Y leaders in the professional speaking market. He has been a speaker at events for major companies, including GM, Raytheon, and Cadillac, as well as national and international associations. Curt is a Certified Speaker at The Center for Generational Kinetics, an organization that converts generational trends into breakthrough opportunities for a wide range of businesses. Mr. Steinhorst’s personal experiences leading Gen Y and his direct work with business leaders make him a powerful voice for this emerging workforce. Prior to launching his own speaking career, he founded The Promentum Group, a communications consultancy.