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Speaker Overview

Terri Sjodin
Tuesday Luncheon, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Terri Sjodin is one of America's most highly sought after female speakers.. Author of the national bestselling book, Small Message, Big Impact, Terri has appeared on The Today Show, Bloomberg, CNN, and CNBC. Her approach is fresh, real-world, and her style is relatable and practical.

captain chesley "sully" SUllenberger
Wednesday Luncheon, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger is a former US Airlines pilot, who successfully landed a passenger plane on the Hudson River, saving all 155 people aboard. He's also a NY Times bestselling author of Highest Duty, based on his life experiences and what has become known as the "Miracle on the Hudson."

Dr. Hubertus von Grünberg Leslie Appleton-Young
Thursday Luncheon, 12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Leslie is Vice President and Chief Economist for the CALIFORNIA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS®, and oversees the analysis of housing market and brokerage industry trends. She is closely involved in the association's strategic planning efforts.

Rick Palacios Jr.
Tuesday & Thursday, 9:45 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

Rick is Director of Research at John Burns Real Estate Consulting, an independent research provider and consulting firm focused on the housing industry. Rick oversees all research pertaining to the single-family for sale/rent, multifamily and building product sectors.

Craig Proctor
Tuesday,10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Craig Proctor is Founder and CEO of Craig Proctor Coaching, an International Real Estate Success Coaching organization that has shaped the lives of over 30,000 Real Estate Agents across the globe via Proctor’s Quantum Leap Real Estate Success System.

Aaron Woodman
Tuesday,10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Aaron has 14 years of real estate experience working for several large property management companies and owning a Keller Williams Realty franchise. His expertise lies in turning around underperforming agents, brokerages and property management companies.

Matt Ahlmann
Tuesday & Thursday, 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Matt is one of the best social media strategists in the business. He has developed the most comprehensive Facebook curriculum. Referred to by many markets as, "Mr. Facebook," Matt has mastered the art of taking a rather complex issue and simplifying it for all who attend his training sessions.

Bruce Norris
Tuesday, 10:45 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Bruce Norris is an active investor, hard money lender, and real estate educator with over 30 years of experience. Bruce speaks and debates nationally as well as hosts an award-winning real estate radio show where he interviews world-renowned economists, government leaders, and association presidents.

Alex Wang
Tuesday, 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Alex has been practicing real estate in the Bay Area since 1999. Embracing his role as a Real Estate Evangelist, he strives to move the industry towards a model of smaller business with stronger fidelity to clients, while combining focused negotiation, innovative technology and reliable real estate practices.

Desiree Patno
Tuesday, 2:45 p.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Desirée Patno is founder of the National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB) and Desirée Patno Enterprises, Inc (DPE). Desirée operates as a hands on broker, and investor, as she coordinates the intricate details of hundreds of properties each year.

Kelly White
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Kelly White is a certified business professional and has built a national identity as an entrepreneur, master trainer, business coach, mentor, advisor, role model and leader. She has over 15 years of executive level experience and accomplishments in the real estate industry.

Mike Simonsen
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Michael Simonsen, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Altos Research, built Altos Research for his personal need to track the value of his Silicon Valley mortgage after the NASDAQ bubble burst of 2002. He has grown the company to be the premier vendor of real-time housing and rental market analytics.

Hillel Cooperman
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Hillel co-founded Jackson Fish Market, a software design firm,
with his partner Jenny Lam. Their clients range from Fortune 100 companies to small startups. Hillel’s latest creation - Slide Bureau - helps Real Estate professionals create polished, gorgeously designed, marketing presentations.

Bryan Robertson
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Bryan is the co-founder and managing broker of Catarra Real Estate, a residential real estate company headquartered in San Francisco. He previously worked as a broker associate in two industry-leading brokerages achieving significant sales in local luxury markets.

bernice Ross
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Nationally syndicated columnist, author, speaker, and consultant, Bernice Ross couples her expertise as a Master Certified Coach with 30 years of real estate sales experience. Bernice’s new and experienced agent online training programs are now available through C.A.R.

Melissa Zavala
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Melissa Zavala is the Broker/Owner of Broadpoint Properties and the founder of Short Sale Expeditor® and Transaction 911, providing administrative services to real estate agents. She is also a real estate trainer who assists agents across the nation through coaching, mentoring, and speaking engagements.

Rob Hahn
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Rob Hahn is the founder and Managing Partner of 7DS Associates. With a varied background from finance, corporate law, technology, product development, media and entertainment, startups, and even as a professional card player, Rob brings a unique perspective to business problems.

Steve Murray
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Steve Murray is the president and co-founder of REAL Trends and president of REAL Trends Consulting Inc. Steve has served dozens of state and local Realtor® associations and MLS organizations in a consulting capacity and several large technology firms serving the residential real estate field.

Stephen Pacinelli
Sponsored by realtor.com®, Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Stephen Pacinelli's passion for technology started in the 80's with his first computer and a Commodore ‘64. This passion for digital tools drove him to seek a job in technology right out of college, where he landed at Top Producer® Systems, teaching real estate agents the power of business automation.  

Richard Green
Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Richard K. Green, Ph.D., is the Director of the USC Lusk Center for Real Estate. He holds the Lusk Chair in Real Estate and is Professor in the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy and the Marshall School of Business.

Christopher Thornberg
Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Christopher Thornberg is Founding Partner of Beacon Economics, LLC and considered to be one of California’s leading economists. He is an expert in economic forecasting, regional economics, labor markets, economic policy, and industry and real estate analysis.

Selma Hepp
Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Selma Hepp is Senior Economist for the California Association of REALTORS®, a statewide trade organization dedicated to the advancement of professionalism in real estate. Selma directs the activities of the Association's Research and Economics Group. 

Raj Qsar
Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Raj Qsar isa national and international speaker who has traveled the world educating real estate professionals on the value of technology and social media. Raj continues to make his mark in today’s ever changing market.

Brad Korn
Wednesday, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Brad Korn is a realtor in Kansas City, owner of CyberStars, Speaker-Trainer-Coach. Brad has built a business that sustained 100+ real estate sales a year for the past 10+ years and has been featured in Real Estate Magazine, HGTV and was the winner of Realtor.com's National Marketing contest.

Jacob L. Swodeck
Wednesday, 1:45 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Jacob Swodeck is a nationally known real estate educator who has trained over 30,000 agents in lead generation, geographic farming, social media, short sales, and other topics. Most recently, Jacob accepted the role as the lead coach / trainer for the Relveant Agent network powered by Social Networx Inc.

Brian Brubaker
Wednesday, 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Brian Brubaker operates the BRUBAKER Group of Keller Williams Realty in Los Angeles, providing commercial real estate investment brokerage and business development services.

Chris Stafford
Wed., 2:45 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. & Thurs. 9:45 a.m to 10:30 a.m.

Christopher Stafford, the author of two books, including “Massive Abundance” and “Creating Your Unstoppable Dream Business”, and the host of “The MAX Show” showcasing badass Realtors and entrepreneurs, is a Top Producing San Francisco Broker, recovering C.P.A., successful serial entrepreneur.

Pierre Calzadilla
Wednesday, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Pierre Calzadilla is the Sr. Manager at Trulia Rentals, and is an expert in the real estate industry. Pierre has trained 1,000's of agents across the US maximize their online presence and take advantage of market trends.

Genia Engelstad
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Genia has worked in the escrow profession since 1979 and has performed every duty of the escrow business. Her vast experience has given her a well-rounded view of escrow and the best way to service clients. She excels at pulling all the details together to successfully close escrow and satisfy clients.

Carl Spiteri
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Carl Spiteri is a mortgage lender, a professor at Woodbury University who teaches architects about project finance, and teaches a course for the California Dept. of Real Estate on "Basics of Lending." Carl figures out what makes sense financially for you and explains it in the simplest terms.

Wendi Molina
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Wendi Molina has been in the Real Estate Industry for over 25 years. In 2006, Wendi sold her Fundamentals of Transaction Coordination class to C.A.R. and now teaches the class. She has helped develop other classes for C.A.R. and advocates Education for all Agents, Assistants, and Transaction Coordiantors.

Beth Ziesenis
Thursday, 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.

Author Beth Ziesenis, Your Nerdy Best Friend, is a technology expert who speaks about the best free and bargain apps and online resources that will help you Release Your Inner Nerd to become more organized, efficient and awesome at work and home.

Catherine Carr
Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Catherine Carr is VP of Marketing and Chief Inspiration Officer of Haiku Deck, a breakthrough mobile-friendly presentation tool based on visual communication. She has guided the brand identity and built a passionate, grassroots global community around the award-winning app.

Chantay Bridges
Thursday, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Chantay Bridges has worked with numerous high profile clientele, celebrities, political and chief executive officers. She is a recipient of numerous awards and accolades, a Christian, and highly sought after by media outlets for interviews and features.

James Vega
Thursday, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

James became a licensed real estate appraiser in 2002 and later upgrading as a certified appraiser. James has a background that allows
him to provide first-hand knowledge and understanding of client needs and time tables.

Maria Trangelo
Thursday, 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Maria Trangelo started her career in 1985, as an Escrow Assistant in Beverly Hills. Maria is the first Filipina American to become President of the Los Angeles Escrow Association, in its 80 year history and served on the executive board of the Los Angeles Escrow Association for seven years.

Natalie Alchadeff
Thursday,1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.

Natalie Alchadeff started her career in Real Estate in 1996 as a Financial Analyst. In 2007, she created the HB Group, which specializes in buying, investing, and managing properties.  Natalie holds a Bachelors degree from UC Berkeley and an MBA from Ecole des Ponts in Paris, France.






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