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Business Influencers to Follow

Sage Summit is just a few days away! Thousands of small business owners, entrepreneurs, partners, and Sage customers are expected to join us next week at the Georgia World Congress Center. Whether you are attending or not, your social media feeds will be buzzing with #SageSummitUS chatter about all the great events and sessions we have planned. It will be hard to step away from your computer or cell phone because we have got so much great content planned during next week’s conference.

We will be broadcasting live from some of the sessions throughout the conference so make sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

We’ve also developed a list of Sage executives, conference speakers and business influencers who will be giving you an insider’s look into Sage Summit 2017 from their social channels. Make sure to follow along!

Sage Executives

Stephen Kelly, CEO

@ SKellyCEO

With more than 30 years of leadership experience in international businesses and government operations, Stephen was appointed as Sage’s CEO in November, 2014. Passionate about supporting entrepreneurs, Stephen has been an angel investor in several high-growth startups.

Jennifer Warawa, EVP Product Marketing


As EVP of Product Marketing, Jennifer leads the product marketing organization and strategy for Sage worldwide.

Nancy Harris, President, North America


Nancy Harris is Executive Vice President at Sage North America, responsible for driving strategy and realizing growth ambitions for Sage in Canada.

Featured Speakers

George Foreman


Olympic gold medalist, two-time heavyweight world champion and grill master extraordinaire.

Josh Browder

Founder of DoNotPay


Founder of DoNotPay, a Stanford computer science undergrad featured on 2017’s Forbes 30 Under 30 list, will share his experiences creating bots to help solve society’s most critical problems during Sage Summit.

Marc Gorlin

Founder and CEO of @Roadie


Marc Gorlin, a key player in Atlanta’s biztech community, is the founder and CEO of Roadie, an app-based shipping community that utilizes excess capacity in passenger vehicles by connecting people with stuff to send with drivers.

Susan Solovic

Author and Business Expert


Susan Solovic is an award-winning serial entrepreneur, best-selling author, popular keynote speaker, and attorney. Make sure to visit her in our mentor village and check out her session during Sage Summit where she will discuss small changes your business can make that guarantee relevancy and sustainable success.

Gene Hammett

Leaders in the Trenches


Gene Hammett is a business coach, author, podcaster and leadership expert. Gene works with small business owners and entrepreneurs to turn their businesses into forces of nature in their market. On his podcast “Leaders in the Trenches,” Gene has interviewed hundreds of world-thought leaders and best-selling New York Times authors. Make sure to tune into his session at Sage Summit on how to stand out in a competitive market.

Business Influencers

Brent Leary

Author and Host at and Founder of CRM Essentials


Brent Leary is an Atlanta-based CRM expert, author, and the host of weekly video series at, where he interviews small and large-sized businesses. Brent Leary is a CRM industry analyst, advisor, author, speaker and award-winning blogger. He is currently in the process of writing his new book, “The Amazon Effect: How a New Customer Culture is Creating Crazy New Business Opportunities and Killing Companies That Won’t Adapt”, due out in 2018.

Grant M. Wainscott

Metro Atlanta Chamber


Grant Wainscott is an Atlanta-based FinTech expert who is helping bring new businesses in the FinTech, Cyber Security, Software, and Digital Media/Entertainment Tech to the Metro Atlanta area. Can’t make it to Sage Summit? Download our latest podcast interview with Grant where he discusses “Why metro Atlanta attracts great FinTech companies”.

Anna Ruth Williams



Anna Ruth Williams is the founder and CEO of AR | PR, an Atlanta-based Tech PR firm with offices in New Orleans and San Francisco. AR | PR was named 2016 Agency of the Year by Bulldog Reporter. Ann Ruth is very active in the Tech community and on social media. To catch up on the latest trends in Tech and PR follow her on social media.

Katharine Mobley

Crescerance / ATV


Katharine Mobley is a known marketing maven, closet data geek and a social media addict, with 20 years of experience in the industry.  She is currently the CEO of Crescerance, an Ed Tech software solution. Katherine is also a mentor at Atlanta Tech Village, Atlanta’s startup hub, where she mentors young women looking to thrive in the tech industry.

Melissa Davis

Eleve8 Staffing


Melissa Davis is the founder and CEO of Eleve8 Staffing, an Atlanta-based staffing and recruiting firm that helps Tech industry professionals find their dream job with top companies in Atlanta. She is passionate about helping her clients and candidates grow in their careers.

Bonnie Ruszczyk

BBR Marketing


Bonnie Buol Ruszczyk is the founder and owner of BBR marketing, an Atlanta-based Marketing firm that specializes in working with accountants, CPAs, and attorneys. Bonnie has over 20 years of experience working in the marketing industry. Bonnie is also the author of “Take Your Marketing Online: Proven Ways to Grow Your Firm in the Digital Age”, a book that helps accounting firms with online marketing.

@Hypepotamus is the go-to source for news, events, job listings, and resources for the innovation, technology, and startups in Atlanta.

Now enjoy the show and tweet us with the #SageSummit to tell us how you are enjoying the conference.


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