Glen Caruso is a premier digital and traditional marketing specialist, Glen has been focused on the interactive arena since 1994. He co-founded Firecracker Digital Group in 2008.The firm quickly became the largest digital advertising sales representation firm in the Southeast, representing a range of cutting-edge digital and social media properties including BLiNQ Media, MyCokeRewards.com, Ancestry.com, eHarmony, AdGroups, OfficeArrow. As a result of a highly successful partnership, Firecracker Digital Group was acquired by BLiNQ Media in 2011.
Glen is the past president and programming chairman for the American Marketing Association Atlanta chapter, and a member of the Board of Directors. A former standup comedian, Glen is a sought-after public speaker on digital and traditional marketing. He resides in Atlanta, GA with his greatest loves: his wife and four daughters.
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Ed Esposito is vice president of information media for Rubber City Radio Group (RCRG). RCRG is the parent company for 1590 WAKR, 97.5 WONE, 94.9 WQMX and AkronNewsNow.com all based in Akron.
Esposito joined RCRG in 1998 as morning news anchor on WQMX-FM and was elevated to the position of news director that year. During his tenure the station has been recognized with numerous awards including Edward R. Murrow Awards (regional) for coverage of the 2003 blackout and the scheduled execution of Richard Cooey. The station has also won praise for coverage of local news and sports from the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters, SPJ and Cleveland Press Club's Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards.
Esposito's previous broadcast experience includes radio and television stations in Cleveland, Cincinnati, and West Virginia. In addition to his radio and web work for RCRG, he is also a regular panelist for NewsNight Akron, a weekly roundtable discussion program on WNEO-TV/WEAO-TV PBS 45/49. He is a former president of the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters Association, represents broadcasters on the Ohio Newspaper Association Ohio Coalition for Open Government, and serves as a member of the Kent State University journalism and Mass Communications Student Media Board. Other work experience includes Chairman of the West Virginia Educational Broadcasting Authority, working for Mayors in Charleston, West Virginia; Governor and Agriculture Commissioner of West Virginia and working with his father's sales manufacturing representative business.
He and his wife live in Sagamore Hills with their beagle, Polly.
Thomas W. Hughes is currently a Consultant to and part owner of National Electronic Attachment, Inc. (NEA), and Medical Electronic Attachment, Inc. (MEA). These two companies are the largest in America that process and store electronic attachments for the healthcare industry.
Previous to this, Hughes owned Electronic Claims and Funding, Inc., which was the nation’s largest dental electronic claims clearinghouse. From 1988 until 1997, Hughes also owned Premier Dental Practice Management System, which was one of the top practice management systems used by dentists. From 1982-1984, Hughes was Controller and Chief Financial Officer for Woodbury Business Systems in Atlanta.
Hughes is most proud of serving as the Chairman of the Board of the Alliance for Children Everywhere, Inc. (ACE), which supports crisis nurseries and schools for orphaned and vulnerable children in Zambia, Africa.
Mr. Hughes is a 1961 graduate of Florida State University, with dual degrees in Marketing and Finance. He earned an MBA from Kennesaw State University in 2008. He is married with three grown children and six grandchildren, and resides in the Atlanta area.
Kevin joined Arcapita in 2006 and works with the firm’s portfolio companies on strategic, operational, and people development issues. Previously, he was a Senior Vice President with FirstEnergy Corporation, where he held a number of senior leadership roles in the areas of operations, strategy, business development, merger integration and corporate support. Prior to that, Kevin was a partner in the energy practice of McKinsey & Company, working primarily with electric power/natural gas companies around the world. He started his career as an engineer officer in the US Army and held several positions, including company commander and general’s aide. Kevin holds an MBA from Stanford Business School and a BS in engineering from the US Military Academy at West Point, where he earned Star Award honors, graduating in the top two percent of his class.
A pioneer in the interactive space for more than 15 years, Cynthia brings executive-level management and consulting experience in strategic marketing, communications, operations and corporate development to innovative programs for growing digital businesses and bridging enterprises to the digital arena. Her background spans from Fortune 20 to startups in diverse global and domestic, consumer and business categories, from healthcare to retail, financial services and media. A former president of Saatchi & Saatchi’s interactive division in New York, Cynthia’s held leadership roles with Avon Lifedesigns, eMarketplaces and The Worldcom Group. Digital strategy projects for such leading brands as Razorfish, Turner Entertainment and Organic reinforce her capabilities.
Steve Schilling is Managing Partner of S2 Ventures LLC., a management and advisory firm that works with early stage and high growth technology companies. Prior to founding S2 Ventures, Steve served as President & CEO of Cypress Communications, a provider of Voice over IP and hosted Unified Communications. Before Cypress, Steve was the founder and President of Netifice Communications, a nationally recognized innovator in the managed IP VPN space. Prior to Netifice, Steve was President and COO of Charter Communications International, and held various executive positions at GE Capital-ResCom, MFS and RealCom Office Communications. Steve earned a B.S. in Administrative Management from Clemson University and an M.B.A. in International Business from Georgia State University.
Amanda Todorovich is the vice president of business development and marketing for MedCity Media. Amanda is an ambitious entrepreneur, the architect of MedCity Media's custom content system and the leader of its business development staff. She joined MedCity four months into its life (April 2009) and was critical in creating a disruptive and cutting-edge approach to content that has helped MedCity Media win private investments, expand into new markets and win some of the most prestigious hospitals in the country as clients.
She is a seasoned marketing and communications professional with experience in a diverse collection of business environments. She was most recently vice president of corporate communications at National City, now a part of PNC, serving as an integral member of the communications team during the worst financial crisis in recent history.
She previously spent three years as a senior media relations strategist at University Hospitals Case Medical Center (UH). While at UH, she led a national media relations initiative for the hospital system that resulted in a 200 percent increase in national media coverage. She helped launch an in-hospital broadcast studio and spearheaded efforts to track the impact media coverage has on patient volumes.
Amanda also spent time at American Greetings managing consumer public relations for all products and business units, and she began her career at Innis Maggiore Group, a full-service marketing agency in Canton, Ohio. She holds a master’s in communications from the University of Akron and a bachelor’s in public relations from Ohio Northern University.