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Michael Cejas

Michael Cejas, Chief Marketing Officer, 
Coastal Steel Structures

 

Michael Cejas is Chief Marketing Officer of Coastal Steel Structures. He is proficient in planning, implementing, and overseeing high-value campaigns across several industries, including military, transportation, medical, consumer goods, and innovative construction materials.

Michael is recognized as an expert with a forward-thinking and disciplined approach to marketing strategy, social media, and sales and marketing leadership.

Prior to joining Coastal Steel Structures, he was Director of Market Strategy for Konnected Minds Group, a research & technology consultancy and accelerator based in South Florida.

A true entrepreneur, Michael has been the owner of Riot Hair Lounge, LLC, in Delray Beach since 2014. He also worked as a staff engineer at several recording studios and was Instructor of Music Production at SAE Institute, North America. 

An alum of NSU, Michael holds a bachelor’s degree in Music and an M.B.A. in Marketing. He also earned a doctorate of Business Administration in Marketing from Liberty University. He also holds a bachelor’s in Aerospace Engineering from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, subsequently spending four years as Organization Manager in the United States Air Force.

 

 Laura Koslozki

Laura Koslozki, Executive Director, Shriners Children's

 

Laura Kozloski is Executive Director, International Care Strategy at Shriners Children's. She is a business professional with vast international experience. Adept in multicultural business environments, she has managed operations and projects, and has conducted research in over 70 countries. She has expertise in strategy and implementation, M&A, divestitures and international business operations.

Before Shriner’s Children’s, Laura was AVP, International Market Analysis & Development for Baptist Health South Florida where she managed the expansion of their international presence, including establishment of a wholly owned imaging center in Grand Cayman, a licensed/affiliated urgent care center in St. Croix, and strategic collaborations throughout the Caribbean and Latin America. Prior to that, she held several high-level positions at Ryder International in Miami and São Paulo, Brazil.

She has taught undergraduate, M.B.A., and doctoral-level business courses as an Associate Professor at Barry University School of Business and Lynn University College of Business and Management and lectured in International Business at Florida International University College of Business.

Laura holds a bachelor’s degree in Arts, Spanish & Government from Colby College, a master’s of Business Administration in International Management from Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management, and a doctorate in International Studies (International Economics, Latin American Studies) from the University of Miami. She is fluent in Spanish and has conversational skills in German and Portuguese.

 

Juan Carlos SanchezJuan Carlos Sanchez,
Co-Founder, CVO, CEO, Familyplayland

 

Juan Carlos Sanchez is a career executive with 20 years of progressive experience in the advertising, media, and entertainment industries in the US, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia.Prior to co-founding FamilyPlayLand, Mr. Sanchez was vice president of Audience Insights and Analytics at Sony Pictures Television where he led the implementation of Big Data systems, enabling the organization to have real-time data across the region.He was also media planning lead at NBCUniversal Telemundo Enterprises, where he transformed the department from a linear focus silo into a multi-platform, data-centric campaign servicing hub. He has a proven capability to attract, mentor, and build high performance teams and excels as a trusted advisor to senior executive teams for resolving complex business challenges by constantly leveraging the power of consumer insights and data analytics. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Universidad ICESI/University of Cincinnati. 

Neal Schaffer

Neal Schaffer, Consultant, Author, Adjunct Professor

 

Neal Schaffer is an authority on helping innovative businesses digitally transform their sales and marketing. Founder of the digital marketing consultancy PDCA Social, Neal currently serves as a Fractional CMO to several companies.

Schaffer also teaches at Rutgers Business School and the Irish Management Institute. Fluent in Japanese and Mandarin Chinese, Neal is a popular keynote speaker and has spoken on four continents in more than a dozen countries. He is also the author of four sales and marketing books, including Maximize Your Social (Wiley) and The Age of Influence (HarperCollins Leadership).

 

Rene Trasorras

Dr. Rene J. Trasorras, D.B.A., C.P.P., President, Tampa Investigative Group, LLC

Dr. Rene Trasorras is the president of the Tampa Investigative Group, which handles investigations, background screenings, security consults, and competitive intelligence and security consultation assignments. Additionally, he is president of the Tampa Consulting Group, helping companies optimize their market strategies and setting up or reorganizing their security, both physical and technological. Formerly, he worked as a U.S. Secret Service Agent and is internationally recognized as a Certified Protection Professional (C.P.P.). Trasorras is also a licensed real estate agent with Coldwell Banker, specializing in commercial real estate transactions.He earned his doctorate in Business and Marketing at Nova Southeastern University, an M.B.A. with honors from the University of Phoenix, and a bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Florida. Rene is a court-qualified handwriting expert as well as an expert in security management. He is a member of AMA and ASIS International and the prestigious World Association of Detectives.
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