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.

Dan Hodgson, VP of Operations at SalesPad

Dan Hodgson
VP of Operations, SalesPad

Coming from a retail management background, Dan joined SalesPad in 2011 as a customer representative on the company’s technical support team. He held numerous roles within the company, eventually working his way up to VP of Operations. Dan’s past roles at SalesPad have included Implementation Specialist and Manager of Implementation & Support Services. As Vice President of Operations, Dan oversees SalePad’s support, project management, implementation and development teams. He also creates and manages budgets and personnel plans.

Joe Alt III, Director of Custom Software Development

Joe Alt
Director of Custom Development, SalesPad

Joe manages SalesPad’s 21-person custom development division, which creates solutions as new products or add-ons to existing products. Those solutions span web, desktop, web, big data, and mobile development disciplines. 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.

Jacob Pegg, Director of Product at SalesPad

Jacob Pegg
Director of Product Development, SalesPad

Jacob is responsible for interacting with the product development team to specify the direction for all SalesPad products. Working as the liaison between marketing and product development, Jacob identifies potential features or products that might be a good fit for the SalesPad product family. Jacob holds a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Computer Information Systems from Appalachian State University. Prior to SalesPad, he was the IT manager for Associated Hardwoods. Jacob was also a systems administrator, web developer, and customer service technician for New River Net.

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