Joe Jordan, inspirational speaker and behavioral finance expert, is the author of the award-winning book Living a Life of Significance (Acanthus Publishing, 2013). The book has sold over 100,000 copies, is translated in five languages and was featured in Nick Murray’s “The Advisor’s Essential Library.”
Formerly, Joe ran insurance sales at Paine Webber and more recently was a senior vice president at MetLife. He was responsible for retail product development and started their fee-based financial planning program and behavioral finance department.
Joe is also a founder of the Insured Retirement Institute and has been featured on the cover of Life Insurance Selling magazine.
For three consecutive years, he has been honored by Irish America magazine as one of the “Top 50 Irish Americans on Wall Street.”
He was inducted into the Fordham Football Hall of Fame and has played rugby for the New York Athletic Club for 30 years.
Vinh gained the entrepreneurial spirit and mindset from his parents, who fled Vietnam to Australia in 1981 and went on to start multiple successful businesses. His father’s belief that “life is a miracle” inspired Vinh to see the possibilities in his own life. Today, he travels the world, teaching communication skills and engaging audiences with energy and flair.
As a college student, Vinh struck out on his own to start an online business teaching magic. As founder of Encyclopedia of Magic and CEO of Luminary Productions, Vinh combines the two biggest passions of his life: teaching and magic. As a magician, Vinh partnered with other performers to create fun and award-winning shows. His team’s performances won multiple awards at the Adelaide Fringe festival, one of the world’s largest art events.
Using the themes of perspective, empowerment, goal setting, and positive mind-set, he encourages others to believe in the possibility for positive change in their lives and business ventures. Vinh teaches professionals to re-imagine their approach to communication. “Don’t be so attached to who you are in the present, give the future version of you a chance,” he points out, and then proceeds to teach us how to amplify the best parts of who we are.
Keelan Leyser is a multi award-winning magician, digital illusionist, Keynote speaker and futurist. Keelan is famous for his TV performances utilizing the latest technology where he creates unique illusions with iPads, Drones, LED Screens, Robotics, Virtual Reality, Holograms and Social Media.
An international performer and business speaker, Keelan has performed and given talks for companies like Microsoft, ARM, BMW and Vodafone and was the international spokesperson for BP for 5 years.
Keelan’s magical career spans nearly 3 decades; after being spotted by the BBC at a young age, Keelan has been a regular on TV worldwide. Keelan has been the feature of a BBC 1 documentary; he has had two television series and has been a guest performer on hundreds of tv shows around the World.
Keelan has hundreds of thousands of followers on all of the Social Media platforms, and his YouTube clips have racked up tens of millions of views. Viral clips of his optical, psychological, and digital illusions have become a hit with the public, and he’s been hired by many companies for their social media marketing.
Voted by his peers as both British Magical Grand Prix Champion and British Champion of General Magic at the Worlds largest magic congress in front of 4000 other magicians, Keelan has reached the top of his field. Keelan also owns https://MagicDirect.com and https://MagicTricks.co.uk, two websites dedicated to teaching the art of magic and mentalism.
Keelan’s long history of magic has meant that his knowledge of magic extends beyond just the classics; he is a master mentalist, a former quick-change artist and of course, has pushed the boundaries of magic by bringing the latest technology into his routines.
Originally from the UK, Keelan now resides in Las Vegas but constantly travels across the globe. A complete biography can be found here if you want to read more about Keelan’s long history in magic.
Joel Comm is an entrepreneur, NY Times bestselling author, and new media innovator.
An expert on harnessing the power of social media and mobile applications to expand your brand’s reach and engage in active relationship marketing, Joel is a sought-after public speaker who leaves his audience inspired, entertained, and armed with strategic tools to create a new media campaign that will explode their business.
Joel Comm is an Internet pioneer, building successful technology businesses since 1995. A New York Times best-selling author of 15 books, Joel is an in-demand speaker and strategist.
As co-host of two popular cryptocurrency and blockchain podcasts, Joel’s shows have been downloaded over 10 million times in over 180 countries.
He has personally minted over 1.5 million NFTs of original intellectual property and enjoys advising web3 companies, specializing in NFTs, Play-to-earn, metaverse and social tokens.
He has worked with major brands such as Microsoft, IBM, Twitter, Alibaba and many others.
Recognized as a thought leader and visionary of technology advancements and financial application development within the financial industry, John Best is a futurist, a bestselling FinTech author, an award-winning speaker, hosts a globally recognized podcast show, and is the Co-Founder and CEO of Best Innovation Group.
John previously served as CTO and Senior Vice President of Wescom Credit Union as well as head of technology for Wescom Resources Group. John was responsible for a team of over 100 engineers and technical specialists. During this time Wescom Credit formed a subsidiary Credit Union Service Organization called Wescom Resources Group (WRG) whose purpose was to create technology for credit unions. Best was tapped to be the head of technology for this group while continuing his role as CTO and Senior Vice President of Wescom Credit Union.
In 2003, he led a team of developers to create a banking platform that has served hundreds of large credit unions in the US. In 2007 he led a team of mobile developers to create one of the first mobile financial applications. In 2009, during the financial disruption, Best’s leadership and technical skills were crucial to turning around his Credit Union’s fortunes.
In 2014, Best developed the first-ever financial-based voice transaction system for Alexa. In late 2015 Best and his technical team at BIG, in collaboration with Jack Henry and Associates, published the first voice-based financial transaction skill for Enrichment Credit Union in Tennessee.
In 2015, Best and BIG started working on distributed ledger platforms and is a founding member of the first-ever financial services distributed ledger designed specifically for the credit union industry. The initial design was created by Best and his technical team at BIG and it led to the implementation of Self-Sovereign Identity in the credit union space. Best and his company BIG are founding members of Sovrin.org.
In 2018, Best’s book, Breaking Digital Gridlock, was released. In it, Best covers leadership, strategic technology, security, AI, machine learning, institutional culture, and blockchain technology.
In 2019, Best and his BIG team started working in earnest on Artificial Intelligence applications working on computer vision platforms, autonomous delivery and further evolving the voice platform to include more human-like behavior.
In late 2019, Best joined the Beyond Imagination team as CFO and CIO. Best’s expertise includes data analytics, security, infrastructure, and artificial intelligence platforms. Beyond Imagination benefits from Best’s vast knowledge in these areas as well as his expert leadership skills gained from decades of leading technology teams in a wide range of successful projects.