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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.
Imran Poladi
Tuesday,10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Imran Poladi is a speaker, trainer, industry executive, and Vice President of Nexthome. He was selected by Inman News as one of their Top 100 most influential real estate leaders in 2014. Imran is the 2014 Chair of the C.A.R. Young Professionals Network Forum.
Eric Papp
Tuesday,10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Eric Papp is the author of “Leadership by Choice” and has delivered more than 400 professional programs to corporate and private clients. He has appeared on national television and offers a 1 minute thought of the day for select radio stations around the country and can be heard on iTunes.
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.
Bobbi Howe
Tuesday,10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bobbi Howe, CRS is a second-generation REALTOR® who first started helping her mother sell real estate when she was 8. She is highly experienced in contract negotiation and an expert in innovative marketing techniques. Bobbi is currently serving as the 2014 NAR YPN Advisory Board Vice Chair.
Ron Phipps
Tuesday,10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ron Phipps, ABR, CRS, ePro, GRI, GREEN is a Broker licensed in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. Ron focuses his craft predominantly on residential real estate with complimentary work in commercial real estate. The approach is hands on and consumer centric.
Matt Phipps
Tuesday,10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Matt Phipps, CRS,E-PRO, SRS, SFR is a fourth generation real estate practitioner and award winning top producing agent from Providence, Rhode Island. Matt is the 2014 NAR YPN Advisory Board Chair and co-founded the Rhode Island YPN group.
Dave Dravecky
Tuesday,10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
In 1988, Dave was at the top of his game as a pitcher for the San Francisco Giants. Later that year, Dave found out he had cancer and had half of the deltoid muscle in his pitching arm removed. His story has become a platform to share hope, inspirations, and lessons through his speaking engagements.
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.
Alison Clay-Duboff
Tuesday, 1:45 p.m. & Thursday, 8:45 a.m..
One of my loves is Real Estate and all who know me, know this to be true. Navigating this highly competitive market, I have created a client base who appreciates my time and diligence. With every transaction I bring honesty and fierce negotiating skills that ensure my clients' experience is top-notch.
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.
Founder of the National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses (NAWRB) and Desirée Patno Enterprises, Inc. (DPE), Desirée Patno is the most visible advocate for women in the housing economy and brings her expert knowledge to the day-to-day management of DPE
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.
Amy Chorew
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Amy Chorew was appointed Vice President of Platform Development for Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate LLC in March 2012, and is responsible for growing the brand’s educational training platform and creating and expanding innovative agent tools and technologies offered to the brand’s network.
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.
Andrew Greenwell
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Andrew Greenwell grew up knowing he wanted to be a Realtor. After founding his own brokerage at the age of 19, Andrew grew it to three offices while simultaneously finishing his college degree. In 2007, he was named one of Realtor Magazine’s “Top 30 Realtors in America Under 30.”
Mark Dilbeck
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Mark, like his father, Ray, before him, serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Dilbeck Real Estate, placing a high value on honesty and the commitment that comes with a handshake. He is proud of leading an organization dedicated to consistently exceeding expectations
Roger Herman
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Roger A. Herman is the Owner, President and CEO of The Herman Group, a firm specializing in a myriad of real estate services. The Herman Group serves as a consultant to Breakthrough Broker, a real estate technology company supporting real estate agents throughout the world.
Rainy hake
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Rainy Hake has nearly 18 years of experience in the real estate industry. Rainy is charged with the task of coordinating the strategic efforts of these departments, keeping Alain Pinel Realtors on the forefront of marketing and technology within the Bay Area real estate industry.
Vanessa Bergmark
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
A native New Yorker, Vanessa started her career in real estate in 2003 as a sales agent, moving into management just one year later. She has spoken about branding, culture and agent retention at several organizations and conferences including ICSF, ICNY, NAR, CAR and Who's Who in Luxury.
Ryan Secrist
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Ryan is on purpose about coaching and consulting others towards building successful teams and sustainable businesse. His upbeat leadership style and passion for models/systems has influenced many towards goal achievement, resulting 163% in profits in over one year.
Heidi Rickerd-Rizzo
Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

With over 34 years of real estate experience, Heidi has an extensive background in property management, investment sales, exchanges, commercial and residential leasing, residential resale and relocation.
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.
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.
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.
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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