Mark Graham commonsku View speaker details
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Mark Graham is the founder of RIGHTSLEEVE, one of the industry’s leading creative promotional products agencies. Mark is also the co-founder of commonsku, a business software application designed specifically for the promotional products industry. Mark is one of the founding chefs of PromoKitchen and is the host of the popular PromoKitchen podcast where he interviews industry thought leaders as well as business luminaries such as Seth Godin and Dan Pink. Recognized with multiple honors in the industry, including ASI's Distributor Entrepreneur of the Year, ASI’s Hot List, and PPAI’s Rising Stars, Mark has been featured in several major media publications (PPB, Counselor Magazine, Stitches, and Advantages). An innovative leader, Mark frequently mentors promotional entrepreneurs through writing, speaking, and training, and shares his technology expertise with promotional professionals across North America. But what Mark enjoys most is simply sharing ideas that foster entrepreneurial excellence.
Samantha Kates commonsku View speaker details
Samantha (Sam) Kates is the Vice President of Sales at commonsku. Samantha has contributed to the sales success of some of the most notable brands in the industry, including iPROMOTEu, Charles River Apparel, and Fruit of the Loom. With over 15 years experience as a successful distributor and supplier, she is known as a catalyst for sales growth and for her ability to develop robust sales teams. After helping iPROMOTEu develop a national sales organization, Sam was recruited by Charles River Apparel as the Vice President of Sales. At Charles River, Samantha expanded the sales team and, during her tenure, the company’s revenue doubled, with major gains in its retail and corporate divisions. Sam also founded the franchise Wholesome Tummies, a technology-driven, first-of-its-kind concept that provides nutritious lunches to kids in private schools; the concept grew to serve over 100 schools and 25 franchise locations.
- When: Monday, January 14, 2019
- Time: 9:00 AM - 9:50 AM
- Where: Mandalay Bay Ballroom L
- MAS/CAS: CAS-1