We Got You!
We’re research geeks. We live to understand where the market is going and come up with unique ideas that help people make better decisions to future proof their businesses.
Buzz Words are Banned
We leave that to the spinsters. Instead we focus on clear and straightforward explanations of what complex stuff really means to our users, attendees, sponsors and exhibitors.
We have no problem with hard work, but we try to do it a little smarter by paying attention to the details and going all in for our customers. We don’t stop until we get it right!
We’re not playing baseball (though we are fans) so we don’t “pitch,” anything–no sales or marketing pitches to attend our events or use our digital products. Instead we lead with intelligence to create demand–no BS.
A Whole lotta Love
Sound corny? That’s OK. We really care about our people, audience and customers. Stick around for a little while and you’ll see for yourself.
Thinkers, Dreamers & Doers
John is a strategic thinker and business builder who loves to reimagine what is possible with smart people who are not afraid of the future. He has the ability to visualize voids in the market and then define a people, product, process, and position approach to creating a brand where that void once existed.
Obsessions: Research, Content, Ideas & Packaging
Superpowers: Dyslexia, Memory & Movie Quotes
Quote: “Perfection is a myth, but the path to perfection is divinity”
Jane is a successful revenue leader, innovator and risk taker with an entrepreneurial mindset. She’s spent the last 30 years helping people leverage traditional and digital media, data and face-to-face events to scale their businesses.
Obsessions: Life long learner, voracious podcast consumer, occasional gourmet cook and professional beach walker
Superpowers: A contagious laugh you can hear a mile away
Quote: “Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you’re right.” ~ Henry Ford
Michael is an agile and strategic global leader who focuses on business process improvements and digital transformation. He’s particularly adept at leading transformation and creating strategic roadmaps that drive scalable growth for premier Fortune 500 companies.
Obsessions: Data, Sustainability, Team Building, Realism & Values
Quote: “Price is what you pay. Value is what you get.”
Steve is an innovator, futurist and developer of technology that feels like a seamless extension of the human experience. He’s spent the last 20+ years in executive roles driving product development and creative vision to transform organizations.
Obsessions: Creativity, the future, risk taking
Quote: “Why not now?”
VP, Marketing Services
Danielle specializes in operationalizing processes, executing at scale and analyzing performance to drive better business outcomes. She brings 20+ years of expertise developing brand, content and event programs that scale businesses in health & nutrition, telecommunications, healthcare and self-storage.
Obsessions: Organization, Collaboration, Creation
Superpowers: Random trivia, Sarcasm & All things pop-culture
Quote: “Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Triniti is a brand and demand creator who specializes in helping companies drive meaningful impact at scale. She balances creative and analytical expertise to deliver exceptional customer experiences that accelerate business growth.
Obsessions: Adding Value, Inspiring Change, Alliteration
Superpowers: Omniscopic World View, Intuition, Poetry
Quote: “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.” ~ Marianne Williamson
Jose is an experienced development leader with 20+ years building solutions in the online media and events services industry.
Obsessions: Web Technologies, Data, Research
Superpowers: Persistence, Patience, Adaptability
Quote: “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”
Aaron is a tech, data and content leader who specializes in delivering insights that help people and businesses make crucial decisions. He analyzes market trends and puts complicated technologies into context so people can make actionable plans that solve tough problems.
Obsessions: Learning, Connecting, Analyzing What’s Next
Superpowers: Family, The Beard, Authenticity
Quote: “Stay patient and trust your journey.”
Founder Cloud Wars, Board Member
Bob is the creator of Cloud Wars Top 10, a ranking and ongoing analysis of the world’s most-influential tech companies driving digital business and the digital economy. A world-class strategic communicator focused on emerging business strategy, disruptive innovation and forward-looking leadership.
Sr. Director of Customer Success
Abbey is a seasoned operations, marketing and project management pro. She uses planning, communication and data as the nucleus to success.
Obsessions: Seasons of Minnesota, Living by the Lake, Lifelong Learning
Superpowers: Adventure, Self-Reflection
Quote: “Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” ~ Maya Angelou
QA/QC Project Manager
Jayson is product manager and consensus builder who enjoys the challenge of bringing new ideas to fruition. He is motivated by getting his arms around a difficult problem and working collaboratively to find a solution.
Obsessions: Innovation, The Future of Business, Sustainability & Cryptocurrencies
Superpowers: Deep (or some might say over) Thinking, Listening, Dry Humor
Quote: “Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” ~ Steve Jobs
National Sponsorship Director
Nancy is a trust and relationship builder with a long history of helping businesses get closer to their customers. She has been a critical part of the fabric of Dynamic Communities for nearly 15 years.
Obsessions: Entertaining, Cooking Italian Cuisine, Pilates
Superpowers: Tenacity, Breaking the Rules, Big Voice in a Little Body
Quote: “We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do” ~ Mother Teresa
Obsessions: Coffee, red wine, gardening, DIY projects, Yoga, great conversations, traveling, and warm sunny days preferably at the beach
Superpowers: adaptability, positivity and relatability
Quote: “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
Digital Marketing Manager
Leez is a digital marketing and project management maestro with deep experience in advertising, marketing strategy, strategic partnerships, marketing automation and social media marketing. She has an uncanny ability to analyze data, extract insights and pivot quickly to drive better outcomes.
Obsessions: Curiosity, Creativity, Attention to Detail & Focus
Superpowers: ADHD, Sarcasm & 90s Dance Moves
Quote: “There’s no use going back to yesterday, I was a different person then.” ~ Lewis Carroll
Robin Van Steenburgh
Content Program Manager
Robin is a content maven who thrives on finding and learning about new things, people and technology. She loves to pass on the information she’s learned by creating new dimensions to tell stories in. She finds hope in the midst of chaos and irritability by focusing on the improbable, if not the absurd.
Obsessions: Creativity, Humor, Niceness, Reach that Exceeds One’s Grasp
Superpowers: Laughter, Synesthesia, Massively Multitasking Brain Cells
Quote: “Have fun! If you can’t have fun, make it fun. If you can’t make it fun, make fun of it.”
Genevieve is an accomplished Controller & Financial Management professional with extensive background working with startup businesses to reconcile records and transform accounting processes. She’s spent the last 2 decades guiding financial decisions by establishing, monitoring and enforcing policies and procedures.
Customer Service Manager
Tristan is a critical thinker who has a passion for people and relationship building. He has extensive experience in customer advocacy with a gift for turning around experiences with his positive attitude. He loves to learn and has dabbled in accounting, marketing, and sales to help curb his learning appetite.
Obsessions: Learning, communication, and efficiency
Superpowers: Detail oriented, resilience, and kindness
Quote: “It’s not who I am underneath, but what I do that defines me.” – Batman
People & Culture
Shera is a human resources and business support professional who is a precision executor and relationship builder. She leads all things people and culture, striving to keep us all connected.
Obsessions: Facilitating Connections, Organizing Chaos, Individualization & Thoughtful Decisiveness
Superpowers: Midwest Winter Survivor, Master Multitasker, Country Music Genie
Quote: “If Plan A didn’t work, don’t worry, the alphabet has 25 more letters.”
Lexie is an events and ops professional, with experience in meetings and conferences of all sizes. She thrives in the chaos that events can bring, with her first-in, last-out, can-do attitude. With ten years of event experience under her belt, she’s excited to bring her expertise to DCI.
Obsessions: The Green Bay Packers, her dogs, and Lagavulin
Superpowers: The Moonwalk, knowing the difference between “their,” “they’re” and “there,” and being relatively charismatic
Quote: “R-E-L-A-X” – Aaron Rodgers