Social Media

Joe Stradinger

Social Media

Joe Stradinger began his career as a CPA with Arthur Andersen, assigned first to Budapest, Hungary and then to Dallas, Texas where his clients included GTE and MCI-WorldCom. In 1998, Joe co-founded Musicforce.com, at the time the internet’s largest retailer of contemporary Christian music, where he oversaw finance and operations as CFO and COO, and served on the board of directors. In 1999 Gaylord Entertainment acquired a controlling interest in Musicforce for $30 million. The site and its management team then formed the cornerstone of Gaylord Entertainment’s new internet division, Gaylord Digital. In 2001, Joe formed Exposition Ventures, LLC, which provides a broad range of social media consulting, financial advisory and business development. Joe has provided social media strategy consulting to clients such as Viking Range Corporation, HomeAway/VRBO and the New Orleans Saints.  Read More…

Kurt Black

Technology Expert

Kurt Black is president of Glenwood Digital, a media marketing firm, and founder of the ground-breaking series of workshops TechnicallyDONE, where attendees focus on both learning AND doing. A seasoned veteran of the technology industry, Kurt draws on his wealth of experience implementing, developing and selling web-based software solutions to speak on a variety of topics to help businesses effectively leverage cutting-edge technology. His current focus is on the processes, tools and technologies that the world’s top internet marketers. Kurt also draws upon his 20 years of experience as a technology company senior executive, business owner and entrepreneur to speak to students on topics such as successfully starting a business to finance their education and developing a blueprint to land their dream job upon graduation. Read More…