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LAMP has a long history of providing top-notch speakers that introduce first-line and front-line leaders to innovative, relevant and forward-thinking strategies, techniques, and tools to help them build their business in the year ahead. All sessions undergo a rigorous peer-vetting process and each speaker must provide an innovative insight into growth and development, a forward-thinking tactical takeaway or a breakthrough trend or tool for action that has been previously tested.

Harry Hoopis

Harry Hoopis

Hoopis Performance Network

Harry Hoopis is the Chief Executive Officer of the Hoopis Performance Network and is a renowned entrepreneur, leader, speaker and industry icon. Over his 40 year career, he built one of the largest and most successful financial services firms in the world in Chicago, Illinois. Joey is President of the Hoopis Performance Network in Chicago. He has over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry as a top producer, manager, entrepreneur and international speaker.

Joey Davenport

Joey Davenport

Hoopis Performance Network

Joey is President of the Hoopis Performance Network in Chicago. He has over twenty years of experience in the financial services industry as a top producer, manager, entrepreneur and international speaker. His organization was recognized for the 3rd year in a row by Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest growing privately held businesses in the U.S. As a Certified Trainer and Master Coach, he is considered the Executive Producer of Northwestern Mutual’s Enduring Relationships program and the Hoopis University.

Adam Holt, MBA, CFP, ChFC

Adam Holt, MBA, CFP, ChFC

Asset-Map

Adam Holt is the president and founder of Asset-Map.  He obtained his Bachelors of Science in Economics and Environmental Planning from Rutgers University in New Brunswick and an MBA from Drexel University. Driven to explore and understand complexities in the finance, business, legal and tax environments; Adam takes great pleasure in breaking down the complex into manageable distinctions for his clients and colleagues.

Tariq Khan

Tariq Khan

Global Diversity Marketing

Tariq Khan, the founder and CEO of Global Diversity Marketing, is a recognized business leader and sought- after speaker on changing market trends, customer relationships, agency growth, social media services, and diversity & inclusion. Tariq’s work has been highlighted in interviews and articles that have been published in trade and industry publications nationally and globally.

Matt Essick

Matt Essick

Assurance

Over the past decade, Matt has led various marketing divisions and strategy/innovation programs at global financial services provider Zurich Insurance Group, a market leading commercial property & casualty carrier in the insurance sector. He has led critical strategic marketing and business strategy projects across the Consumer, Small Business, Corporate Enterprise and Public Sector markets. Prior to Zurich Insurance, Matt spent a decade in Silicon Valley, leading marketing for two network security start-ups focused on Virtual Private Network (VPN) and digital certificate based authentication services. Matt has a B.A. in Literature & Economics from Boston College, an M.B.A. from London Business School (LBS), and an M.A. International Relations from the London School of Economics (LSE).

John Lefferts

John Lefferts

Assurance

John is a financial services industry senior executive with 30+ years of experience. He began his career with AXA in San Diego rising to the top role as President and CEO of AXA Advisors in New York City serving 2.5 million households and $9 billion in revenues. As head of distribution, he transformed the field sales structure into a more efficient and effective model increasing productivity by over 20% to all time highs while significantly improving retention rates.

Carol Leaman

Carol Leaman

Axonify

Carol Leaman is the CEO of Axonify Inc., a disruptor in the corporate learning space and innovator behind the world’s first Employee Knowledge Platform—proven to increase employee knowledge and performance necessary for achieving targeted business results. Prior to Axonify, Carol was the CEO of PostRank Inc., a social engagement analytics company that she sold to Google in June 2011. Previously, Carol held CEO positions at several other technology firms, including RSS Solutions and Fakespace Systems. Carol is a frequent speaker, a regular contributor to Fortune magazine and a well-respected thought leader, whose articles appear in various learning, business and technology publications. She also sits on the boards of many organizations, both charitable and for-profit, and advises a variety of high-tech firms in Canada’s technology triangle.

Nick Schuler

Nick Schuler

Axonify

Nick Schuler is a Learning Technology Consultant at Mutual of Omaha with experience in business education and IT and a passion for driving business performance and employee development. Since graduating with a degree in education, he has built his skills, working at First Data and Carlson Hotels, before moving into the financial/insurance industry at Lincoln Financial Group and now Mutual of Omaha. Nick applies a strategic lens to L&D, and continues to build and establish metrics for measuring development and performance, division wide learning plans and career pathing programs.  Nick also applies his passion for development outside of Mutual of Omaha as a city council member, coach, and community volunteer. Nick is responsible for bringing Axonify to Mutual of Omaha and quickly implementing the leading edge learning technology in their Workplace Solutions Division.

Melissa Brady

Melissa Brady

Axonify

Melissa Brady is a Business Program Consultant for Underwriting at Mutual of Omaha with experience in building and implementing learning and development programs and an avidity for leadership and career pathing. Melissa has always had a passion for teaching, using her degree in education to aid her previously as a volunteer tutor for low-income students and Assistant Director for Huntington Learning Center. Since then, she has migrated her educational skills into industry as a highly goal driven Learning Coordinator for Lincoln Financial Group and in her current role at Mutual of Omaha. Melissa is responsible for building and implementing learning & development programs for new and tenured employees, and current and future leaders within Underwriting. She also manages internal projects and leads department strategic planning as well as playing a key role in culture and employee engagement across the division.

Dick Cleary

Dick Cleary

FSEdNet

Dick is the Founder and President of FSEdNet – Financial Services Educational Network, LLC, specializing in virtual video based training platforms which helps launch, retool and re-energize financial professionals, managers, associates and staff in the financial services industry.

Eszylfie Taylor

Eszylfie Taylor

The Taylor Method

Eszylfie Taylor is the founder and president of Taylor Insurance and Financial Services located in the financial district of Pasadena, California, and serves as a financial advisor to individuals, business owners, and high net worth families. He attended Concordia University on a basketball scholarship and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management. Prior to founding his own company, he was a standout financial advisor at New York Life, making Chairman’s Council and finishing his career there as the highest producing advisor in the history of the African American market.

John Baier

John Baier

25 Point Systems

John Baier has 35 years of experience as a Managing Partner and also has served as a company executive. As Managing Partner, he built a scratch agency into one of the premier agencies in the world. Baier was the 2013 inductee into the GAMA International Hall of Fame, the highest distinction in the financial services industry. John is the founder and CEO of Baier Consulting International and co-founder and Executive Director of Vivo Mobile, Inc. Recently retired after a storied career as a Managing Partner with New York Life, John is the creator of the industry-renowned 25-Point System.

John Shull

John Shull

Total Financial Picture

John Shull is the Marketing Director for Total Financial Picture.  After careers in the US Army and as a management consultant, John spent 16 years as a financial advisor and frontline leader at First Command Financial Planning.  He is currently an active leadership coach for financial advisors and frontline managers. Total Financial Picture is a revolutionary new coaching tool that brings all the pieces of a client’s financial life together, creating a comprehensive and consistent client experience.

Robert Krumroy

Robert Krumroy

Identity Branding

Robert Krumroy is the CEO and Founder of Identity Branding and e-Relationship.com. Often referred to as “America’s Prospecting Coach,” Krumroy is the author of 10 of the industry’s most frequently purchased books on prospect attraction. His prospecting and recruiting “made easy” model has been shared with hundreds of the leading insurance and financial services firms in the country since 1999. You may recognize him as a national main platform speaker at MDRT, NAIFA, WIFS and GAMA (multiple times).