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Anne M. Mahlum is an entrepreneur who knows how to create and build with purpose…and she knows how to do it quickly. She is founder, owner and CEO of a fast-growing boutique fitness company she founded in DC in 2013 called [solidcore]. In just over seven years, Anne has grown her company to 70 locations and has raised over $70MM in private equity financing. [solidcore] is not a franchise. Prior to [solidcore], Anne was the CEO of Back on My Feet (BoMF), a non-profit organization she founded in Philadelphia in 2007 that uses the power of running to change the way those experiencing homelessness see themselves so they can make real change in their lives, which includes employment and independent housing. In addition to Philadelphia, the organization now has chapters in Baltimore, Washington D.C., Boston, Chicago, Dallas and Indianapolis, Atlanta, New York City, Austin and Los Angeles. Anne led BoMF to become a $6.5M privately-funded organization with staff of 48, thousands of volunteers and hundreds of members. Anne’s work with Back on My Feet has been featured in countless times in both local and national media. She has been named ABC world News Person of the Week, a CNN Hero, New Yorker of the Week, a top 40 under 40 individual by both Philadelphia and Washington DC’s Business Journal. Anne regularly speaks at corporate events, academic institutions and conferences on numerous topics including, leadership, being bold, finding your happiness, the business behind starting a nonprofit, fundraising and social change.
Kyle York is co-founder, CEO and managing partner at York IE™ where he sets the vision and leads the vertically integrated strategic growth and investment firm helping reshape the way companies are built, scaled and monetized. Kyle works closely with entrepreneurs, operators and investors to help them realize their shared ambition to build good companies, create new jobs, grow generational wealth and impact the world. Advising and investing in over 100 startups over the past decade, Kyle is an active board member for Blustream, CloudApp, Forcivity, TorchPro and chairperson for Canvs AI. Kyle is a co-founder of 3rd generation family business, YORK Athletics MFG., an ecommerce footwear brand in Boston. Kyle’s most successful startup engagement to date is Fastly ($FSLY) who IPO’d in 2019 and peaked north of $12B. Current York IE portfolio highlights include Auditoria, Finmark, Metadata and Vetro. Previously, Kyle was the vice president of product strategy for Oracle Cloud Infrastructure and general manager for Oracle’s Dyn Global Business Unit, focused on growing Oracle’s cloud market position and leading Dyn operations. Founders and talent from Oracle acquisitions StackEngine, Wercker, DataScience.com and Zenedge reported into Kyle’s strategy and marketing organization. Prior to joining Oracle, Kyle was an executive with Dyn since 2008, primarily as Chief Revenue Officer. During his years there he spearheaded corporate strategy, growth, and go-to-market, scaling to $100M annual recurring revenue, 5000 enterprise customers, one million paid users, $100M fundraised, 500 global employees, and 11 executed M&A transactions, which led to its strategic acquisition by Oracle in 2016. Kyle past served as an independent board member for Datanyze (ZoomInfo), Assent Compliance (Warburg Pincus) and Flowtraq (Riverbed). As an expert in the global internet, cloud, SaaS, IaaS, and technology markets and trends, Kyle has been featured in publications including the Wall Street Journal, Entrepreneur, the New York Times, TechCrunch, USA Today, and Wired, and on broadcasts such as NPR’s All Tech Considered, NBC’s Today Show and PBS’s Frontline. He has been a guest speaker at many conferences worldwide educating and inspiring audiences. Kyle has spent his entire career working in the internet and enterprise software industries driving growth for subscription business models. Prior to joining Dyn, he spent six years at vertical SaaS company WhippleHill Communications (EdTech), which was acquired by Blackbaud in 2014. Kyle has a BS in marketing from Bentley University.
Ben Jabbawy founded Privy, one of the top apps in the Shopify app store. Today Privy is used by over 250,000 ecommerce stores around the world. He started Privy after helping his parents market their small businesses, raised $10M in funding, scaled the company to 100 employees, before Privy was acquired by Attentive in 2021.
Paid Ads - Agency Growth - Brand Positioning - Founder Mentor Paid Media and Online Entrepreneurship has changed my life and I believe it could change anyone else's who wants to work for it.
Co-Founder of Lunar Solar Group and Retextion. Love to talk all things retention and subscription.