Manley Feinberg, SalesPad PANELS Keynote Speaker August 5-7

Manley Feinberg

Keynote Speaker

Manley Feinberg is an award winning international keynote speaker and author. Through gripping keynotes and vertical experiences, Feinberg helps organizations break through comfort zones to step up and reach their next summit.

During Feinberg’s eleven years with Build-A-Bear Workshop, his leadership helped take the revolutionary retail concept from 40 stores to more than 400 worldwide. He helped launch a successful IPO and grew the organization from 55 million to over 474 million in revenue. He built an award-winning reputation for implementing business solutions and support that produced measurable results. Feinberg’s leadership contributed to a workplace culture that landed Build-A-Bear on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For List four years in a row.

Manley has spent more than 15 years implementing point-of-sale merchandising, CRM, and ERP tools at Build-A-Bear Workshop and other retailers both large and small, working with many integrations and accounting systems. Using stories from his personal experiences, Feinberg weaves together lessons he has learned from the rock climbing and business worlds and creates actionable lessons which help inspire others to step up and reach their next summit.

On a personal note, he likes to sleep on the side of mountains. More shocking is that his wife has been putting up with that for more than two decades, and his two teens still kiss him on the cheek in front of their friends.

PANELS 2019 Featured Speakers Include

Jeremy Boogaart, VP of Business Development

Jeremy Boogaart
VP of Business Development, SalesPad

Jeremy graduated from Grand Valley State University with a degree in computer science. He started out as a software developer at SalesPad, and played a key role in the beginning stages of the organization. Jeremy is now in charge of new business opportunities and running the operations behind the scenes. Surprisingly enough, Jeremy was born across the pond in England and holds dual citizenship.

Joe Alt III, Director of Custom Software Development

Joe Alt
Manager of Client Account Managers, SalesPad

Joe oversees SalesPad’s Client Account Managers, our team that serves and communicates with all of SalesPad’s existing customers. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in public administration with a minor in computer science from Grand Valley State University and is taking classes at Michigan State University for an Executive MBA. Joe worked as a software developer at Steelcase and Siemens Dematic before joining SalesPad.


Megan De Frietas
Professional Services Manager, SalesPad

Megan grew up in Otsego, Michigan. She attended Central Michigan University and has worked at SalesPad for eight years. Before landing at SalesPad, Megan worked in childcare administration. She’s passionate about helping people make the most of their business processes, and about creating the right team to get the job done well.


Paul Prunty
ASQ Fellow, Six Sigma Black Belt

Paul has operations, quality management and leadership experience in a variety of manufacturing settings which include batch processing, machine assembly and test, close tolerance finishing, electronics assembly and test, office furniture manufacturing, and plastics manufacturing.

He has championed and led Lean improvement activities for both administrative and manufacturing processes. He is an accomplished teacher, instructor and trainer.

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