Since becoming CEO in 2014, Austin has transformed PATLive from a boutique answering service into the #1 virtual receptionist service in North America. With a background as a software engineer, Austin has brought a unique perspective to PATLive that pairs the power of people with the capabilities of cloud technologies, driving the company to unprecedented growth and a new breed of best in class services.
Today, PATLive employs over 170 people and delivers live human services at scale with proprietary call scripting that rivals the traditional in-office receptionist at a fraction of the cost. Thanks to his tenacious focus on innovation and superior service, Austin has pushed the company his father started to new heights, enabling businesses across the country to wow their callers without ever answering their own phone.
Jonathan Fly’s practice focuses primarily on real estate transactions and litigation.
On the transnational side, Mr. Fly negotiates sale and financing of property, prepares the real estate documents, and closes the sale.
As a litigator, he has chaired several jury trials, numerous administrative law hearings, and has been lead counsel in nearly forty appeals. He has been lead counsel in numerous judicial foreclosure matters, construction defect disputes, and creditor's rights proceedings.
Originally from San Antonio, Mr. Fly practiced law in Southern California for eight years before returning home to Texas.
Brad DeGraw is a self-proclaimed Amazon nerd and E-Commerce Entrepreneur who started with $100 and a WiFi connection and turned it into over $1 million in Amazon sales. Brad’s obsession with Amazon led to developing a system for creating best-selling products and a proprietary Amazon launch formula. Sharing his best techniques, the successful author and sales marketing expert offers the "secret sauce" behind dozens of successful brands – and does this work with newbies through his “AZ Done With You” program. Brad lives in Denver, Colorado where he regularly hosts webinars and local events for e-commerce newbies and brand owners to share tips, stories, and news about what is working right now.
Angela Yaun is the founding member of the Forbes Real Estate Council. She is a published writer, contributing to various Real Estate articles from Forbes. She’s been a Real Estate Broker since the age of 28….one of the youngest Brokers in Texas to receive her Broker’s license. In her earlier career she founded one of the first companies to list every single Apartment Complex online in the State of Texas, which sold in 2008. Angela currently she owns her own Brokerage, Day Realty Group. She is an consultant for many businesses to help them achieve success.
Ron LeGrand is from humble beginnings, a former auto-mechanic who couldn’t even make ends meet working overtime. Today, he and his family live in a 7,000 square foot home in Florida. He’s bought and sold over 3,000 homes and commercial properties all over America and has helped thousands of people to achieve their grandest goals.
Ron has been buying “quick-turning” for cash and keeping as investment houses as an independent investor and entrepreneur for 35 years. He has a system for efficiently locating, accurately analyzing, and intelligently purchasing certain very specific types of real estate, in some cases too quickly resell one of the several ways for immediate cash profits; in other cases, to hold onto, without landlord headaches.
People started coming to Ron for advice, word got around, and almost by its own making, he wound up in the business of showing others how to do what he does. It is a unique combination of marketing to attract deals, immediate cash profits, avoiding ordinary landlord problems, and rapidly accumulating wealth, a goodly portion of it tax-free.
As a speaker, Ron frequently addresses audiences of 200 to 20,000. He is frequently on programs with people like Dr. Phil, former U.S. Presidents, and famous authors like Robert Kiosayki.
Despite having fabulous wealth and income Ron continues to teach, mentor, and actually work to find open-minded, ambitious people to give his system.
Loral Langemeier is a true American success story. She did not start out life with money or connections. Rather than realize her obstacles in life, she focused on the possibilities. By age 17, Loral built her first business, a health-training company.
At age 19, while paying her own way through college, Loral created a business specializing in corporate wellness and human performance. As a personal trainer and aerobics instructor, she taught 16 to 18 hours a week, while earning a double degree and playing basketball for her college team.
Loral graduated from the Wesleyan University of Nebraska with Bachelor degrees in Business Administration and Finance, followed by a Master’s degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Following graduation, Loral contracted with Chevron to teach health, fitness, and nutrition to workers on oil rigs off the coast of New Orleans. At 24, she entered a new contract with Chevron to build over 200 fitness centers on offshore rigs and partnered with a professor of engineering and a team of students at Louisiana State University.
Loral rose to a senior-level position with Fortune 500 Company Chevron in San Francisco and spent five years in corporate America. While continuing her own businesses on the side, Loral developed her secret formula of the wealthy: to manage and build a portfolio to create even greater wealth.
After meeting Robert Kiyosaki in San Francisco (before his Rich Dad, Poor Dad series), Loral created the distribution system of his financial board game Cashflow as a teaching tool for those who want to go back into entrepreneurialism. She approached Kiyosaki about helping expand his cash-flow game and worked with him as a Master Distributor until 2001.
Pursuing her lifelong plan to be a millionaire by age 35, Loral reached that goal two weeks shy of her 34th birthday, while getting ready to be a single mom. Her portfolio at that time contained Real Estate properties, businesses, gas/oil, and notes.
Abhi Golhar is the Host of Real Estate Deal Talk, an independent source of original podcasts, videos, and articles discussing topics related to real estate investing. He is also a Managing Partner of Summit & Crowne, a real estate investment firm in Atlanta.
He has been investing in real estate since 2002 and always used a “value-added” approach to identify acquisitions. Abhi enjoys working with investor groups to implement market-driven strategies which have the highest potential for success.
Also, he is writing for Forbes, Inc, Huffington Post, and is mentioned in the Associated Press.
Attorney, Edward J. Garrett, Jr., the President and Chief Executive Officer of Credit Improvers, Inc., is a licensed attorney at law and has actively and continuously practiced law since 1983. Mr. Garrett has focused his practice throughout the past 4 decades to lending, finance, and credit underwriting.
Since founding Credit Improvers, Inc. in 1994, Mr. Garrett has successfully assisted thousands of clients in the improvement of their credit reporting. Mr. Garrett personally assists each and every client participating in the Credit Improvers, Inc. credit improvement program.
Says Mr. Garrett, “I take true satisfaction in the success of our Credit Improvers, Inc. program. Our guaranteed program truly changes lives.”
Justin Colby is the Co-Founder and President of The Science of Flipping, Omni Investment Group, and Phoenix Wealth Builders. The Science of Flipping is a free Podcast on iTunes, Omni and PWB are both professional real estate investment companies specializing in the purchase, rehab, and flipping of distressed properties in the Metro Phoenix Area.
Justin has been real estate investing since 2007. It was an ironic time to become a real estate investor as the markets were changing and all the conventional rules of real estate investing were being thrown out of the window. He didn’t start out in real estate as an investor, in fact, he first cut his teeth in real estate in 2005 when he became an agent and joined his friend in starting a brokerage. To date, he has done over 650 deals and counting.
When Dixie Decker was 18 she bought her first house and rented two of its rooms to her friends, meaning she didn’t have to pay a dime for housing during college. Later, she got married, had two beautiful kids, became a mortgage broker and a realtor, and then the 2008 market crashed in both industries, bringing her 10-year marriage down with it. She had to file for bankruptcy because her husband had secretly opened $100,000 worth of credit cards. Working three jobs just to stay afloat, she missed her two girls at home who she had to care for alone. She needed freedom and hated not chasing her dreams!
After two years in corporate America, she ran into her middle school best friend and he brought her in on a new student housing business. When her mentor gave her a unique buying method where she could use other people’s money and credit, they very quickly had six rehab projects going on which they rented as off-campus student housing.
In addition to creating a niche market, Dixie and her business partner revolutionized the profit making potential of rental properties. Using per-room rental rates, they were able to collect multiple checks from one house, while the neighboring landlords collect one. An incredible benefit this provides is they can pay close to market value when buying and then have cash flow that is double and sometimes triple the average investor’s single family rental cash flow. By using lease options she learned her business could do many more rehab projects simultaneously and start earning more money faster.
In just three years Dixie has raised over $5 million in private money. Because of the systems she has in place, her business runs on auto-pilot and, most importantly, she collects over 152 checks each month in the mailbox and has over 40 golden geese with none of her own money in any deal.
Brant is a full-time real estate investor, business owner, business coach, speaker, and bestselling author. He has been featured on Fox News as a Real Estate expert and hosts local seminars and training events.
Brant is a proverbial ‘rags to riches’ story while living in an apartment and having no money, he was able to purchase his first investment property on a credit card! He went on to buy 10 properties that same year with no money down and since that time has gone on to purchase, renovate, flip, and rent hundreds of homes and owns a portfolio of rental properties in the millions and continues to flip houses and take part in a variety of real estate projects, including new home construction and development.
In addition to Brant’s real estate pursuits, he’s an active entrepreneur as owner of a coaching and consulting business, a property management company and also owns a marketing company that helps small businesses and entrepreneurs to utilize the same marketing strategies he uses in his businesses. One of his companies, Invest Home Pro, was recognized by Inc. 5000 as one of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies.
Brant is a former police officer who prides himself on integrity and serving others. He is a husband and father of five and enjoys helping and teaching people to experience the freedom and success he has achieved through successfully investing in real estate.
Mark Harris has served many thousands of individuals, entrepreneurs, professionals, and CEOs throughout the nation and abroad, as an advisor, mentor, speaker, entrepreneur, inventor, and thought leader. However, he considers himself first, and foremost, a dedicated follower of The Creator, a loving husband, and a blessed father of his 12 children.
Mark describes his core expertise as being a “Relationship Capitalist”. Mark and his team can help catapult anyone in their personal, professional, and business life, to successfully leverage world-class partners. Mark’s strategies will change forever the way you live and work.
Mark is an Award-Winning Event Producer, Host of the Mastermind of Masterminds, Business consultant, Founder and Board member of the Thought Leadership Alliance.
Kevin Harrington has been a successful entrepreneur over the last 40 years. He is an Original Shark on the ABC hit, Emmy winning TV show, “Shark Tank.” He is also the Inventor of the Infomercial, As Seen On TV Pioneer, Co- Founder of the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA) and Co- Founder of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO). Kevin has launched over 20 businesses that have grown to over $100 million in sales each, has been involved in more than a dozen public companies, and has launched over 500 products generating more than $5 billion in sales worldwide with iconic brands and celebrities such as Jack Lalanne, Tony Little, George Foreman, and the new I-Grow hair restoration product on QVC. Kevin has extensive experience in business all over the world, opening distribution outlets in over 100 countries worldwide. His success led Mark Burnett to hand pick Kevin to become an Original Shark on Shark Tank where he filmed over 175 segments.
Kevin currently operates a private consulting firm where he works with companies to increase distribution; analyze electronic retailing opportunities; effectively market on digital, social media, TV, radio, or print; source manufacturing; celebrity relationships; open up his rolodex; and has been able to 10X the stock price of several public companies. In today’s competitive world, companies cannot operate the way they have in the past because of the advancements in technology and the digital marketplace. Kevin provides the advice and expertise on how to navigate the constant changing distribution and marketing outlets. Kevin also brings his rolodex and relationships to all companies he works with, including help in financing, like he did with Russell Simmons and Celsius: http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/news/2015/04/21/celsius-lands-16m-celebrity-investment.html
Kevin got his start as a young entrepreneur in the early 80’s when he invested $25,000 and launched Quantum International. This turned into a $500 million per year business on the New York Stock Exchange and drove the stock price from $1 to $20 per share.
After selling his interest in Quantum International, he formed a joint Venture with the Home Shopping Network, called HSN Direct, which grew to hundreds of millions of dollars in sales. Entrepreneur Magazine has called him one of the top Entrepreneurs of our time.
Aside from speaking to audiences across five continents, Kevin’s influence has reached over 100 million people through his multi-media presence and industry dominance. A prominent business thought leader, he is often featured and quoted as a business leaders in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, USA Today, CNBC, Forbes, Inc., Entrepreneur, Fortune, The Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS Morning News, The View, Squawk Box, Fox Business, and more. He is a regular contributor to Forbes.com Inc.com, and has published acclaimed books like Act Now! How I Turn Ideas Into Million Dollar Products as well as the best seller, Key Person of Influence.
He is a co founder of the EO (Entrepreneurs Organization), which has grown to 45 countries and thousands of members, generating over $500 Billion of member sales. In 1990 he co-founded the global direct to consumer organization and trade show, the Electronic Retailers Association (ERA). Today ERA is the exclusive trade association to represent a global $350-billion direct-to-consumer marketplace, encompassing 450 different companies in 45 countries.
The true value of Kevin is not only the 40 years of his knowledge of building businesses but also what he can do for other companies in many industries with his global Rolodex and his ability to solve problems.
DJ and Jessica Savoy have been married since 2006 and have been investing in real estate together since 2014 when they opened their HomeVestors®, We Buy Ugly Houses® franchise in Lake Charles, LA. In less than 3 years in the business, they have purchased over 100 properties and currently have a rental portfolio of 44 units, which allowed them to leave their corporate careers and pursue real estate investing full time.
DJ has more than a decade of experience in safety and environmental risk management and Human Resources in the chemical, manufacturing, and oil & gas industry, where he was a manager for multiple Fortune 500 companies. Jessica has been a full-time Stay-at-Home Mom for the last 5 years, after leaving the medical and dental industry where she worked as an Office Coordinator. Jessica and DJ currently have 3 children.
With over 10 years of experience as a real estate investor, having flipped over 1000 homes, Justin Williams is dedicated to making House Flipping HQ the ultimate online resource for house flipping.
His goal is to provide the house flipping resource hub that he wished had been around when he first started out. No fluff. Just real, actionable information that you can use today.
Dan Kuschell is a Dad, Thought Leader, Humanitarian, Angel Investor, and Business Growth Specialist. Dan started his first company at 22 years old, has owned multiple companies, and has over 22 years of experience helping business grow exponentially.
Dan is the founder of Growth to Freedom™, ProsperityBasedLiving.com, creator of Millonaires Mindset®, bestselling author of “Bootstrap Business” as well as “A Champion in the Making: Awaken the Champion Within Your life, Business, and Relationships and more.”
In 2007, 2 weeks after his son was born, Dan woke up with sharp pains in his chest, drove furiously to the hospital, and after rigorous testing, tubes, and scans, ended up on an operating table told by the Doctor that he had a 1 in 500 chance of dying going through with the procedure.
Dan calls this the “false alarm” that transformed his life and since that time he has dedicated his time and energy working on worthwhile, fun projects, living on his terms – as he spends his time with industry leaders, entrepreneurs, parents, and organizations that are making a positive impact.
While Dan has been on multiple media outlets including NBC, ESPN, Spike TV, Wall Street Journal online, numerous radio and TV programs, Entrepreneur, and many more, his proudest moments are when he’s with his kids, setting an example, and leaving a legacy with his Growth to Freedom™ Business Building Strategies.
Dan’s clients include executives, entrepreneurs, parents, and leaders from over 38 countries in diverse industries. He consults with some of the leading companies in the world today with his transformational processes and tools that drive more business, sales and profits.
Dan’s books, videos, radio shows, newsletters, products, consulting, and appearances have impacted over 500,000 people worldwide.
Dan is recognized as the go to person for growth oriented organizations who are looking to increase their leads, sales and profits.
Nick Raithel is the creator of the 7-Hour Book. This proven system allows any real estate investor to get their own professionally-published book while spending only 7 hours of their time on it.
With the 7-Hour Book, Nick is on a mission to help investors and others in real estate finally get the recognition they deserve. Time and again, he’s seen those in nearly every community who have incredible stories and knowledge to share. A book is the ultimate way for them to share their insights and, in doing so, attract new business and investment opportunities. Yet the issue always seems to be that no one has any time.
Seeing this, Nick combined advanced time management strategies with his own experiences in publishing and marketing. The result was the 7-Hour Book, a service that’s been delighting clients ever since.
Ross has been investing in real estate since he was just 19 years old and he has really done it all. Ross has completed countless residential and commercial fix and flips, wholesale deals, he buys and sells notes and makes a killing developing land.
Although he loves showing real estate investors how to accomplish more in less time, you’ve never seen Ross on stage selling real estate products.
Ross has a rare talent set. Not only has he been uber successful as a real estate investor, he has made a very influential name in the tech world as well. Ross has raised and invested millions into tech companies.
In 2011 Ross was nominated by Entrepreneur Magazine for emerging entrepreneur of the year.
After 7 years of working overtime as an investment banker, Jamie Varnhagen stumbled into the world of Self-Directed Retirement Accounts. Through her personal investment experience and successes, she was able to help her parents with a much-needed boost in the performance of their retirement portfolio. This branched into an overwhelming awareness of a need for education and empowerment for mainstream investors who are struggling to save for retirement through traditional financial planning methods. Soon thereafter, she realized that her investment income, both taxable and non-taxable, was substantial enough that she could retire from her career track and start Self-Directed Club.
Their mission is to help deserving people live richer, fuller lives. And they focus on the use of retirement dollars, self-directed retirement accounts, and alternative investment strategies.
Ron LeGrand is from humble beginnings, a former auto-mechanic who couldn’t even make ends meet working overtime. He’ll never forget telling his wife again and again that they couldn’t afford a new washing machine when their old one broke. Today, they live in a 7,000 square foot home in Florida. He’s bought and sold over 3,000 homes and commercial properties all over America (using the same System he’ll give you) and he has thousands of people he’s helped and is currently helping to achieve their grandest goals. Here’s his story…
Ron’s been buying “quick-turning” for cash and keeping as investment houses as an independent investor and entrepreneur for 35 years. You can’t do that by random. You can’t do it “hit or miss” or you’d be broke, and he’s not; he’s quite rich. That’s because he has an actual SYSTEM for this that anybody can follow. And just about all business success and wealth is based on SYSTEMS. McDonald’s has a System for efficiently serving food. Southwest Airlines has a System for efficiently transporting passengers. “Old” wealth, like the Ford family’s, came from the Systems of assembly-line manufacturing and franchised dealerships. “New” wealth, like the Walton’s family’s, came from the Wal-Mart Systems for regional warehousing and distribution and controlling costs. In your job or business, you undoubtedly have Systems.
Ron has a System for efficiently locating, accurately analyzing, and intelligently purchasing certain very specific types of real estate, in some cases to quickly resell one of several ways for immediate cash profits; in other cases, to hold onto, without landlord headaches. His System can be your System – without the years of trial-and-error and expense that went into perfecting it…
In 1982, he was married, working as a car mechanic, with no money in the bank, an embarrassingly small paycheck, constantly telling his wife and kids “no” and feeling terrible about it. He was 35 years old, bankrupt, married for 17 years, with 4 kids, and clueless about what he wanted to do with my life – although he was pretty sure I didn’t want to fix cars in the hot Florida sun. Sometimes, even a good business providing a good income still feels like a bad job.
Ron talks with a lot of doctors, lawyers, contractors, restaurant owners, insurance sales agents, mortgage brokers who were doing just fine purely in income when they first meet him, but they still feel miserable about how hard they’re working or how they’re tied down and trapped by their businesses. Ron liberates them now, like he was once liberated. He saw an ad that said, “Come learn how to buy real estate with no money and no credit.”
He didn’t believe it, but went anyway. Within the next 3 weeks, Ron made $3,000 on a small real estate deal and was no longer an auto mechanic. In a few short years, Ron purchased over 400 houses but had as many headaches as he did dollars. That’s when he completely redesigned his approach to real estate and went about being an ‘investor’ differently. He went about being a ‘quick-turn entrepreneur’ for immediate cash profits, too.
People started coming to Ron for advice, word got around, and almost of its own making, Ron wound up in the business of showing others how to do what he does – and what he does IS unique. It is a unique combination of marketing to attract deals, immediate cash profits, avoiding ordinary landlord problems, and rapidly accumulating wealth, a goodly portion of it tax-free. If that sounds complicated, it isn’t. Once you know the steps, it’ll be just as easy and natural for you to do as what you do now to make a living. By the way, you’ll be joining a 50 -Billion Dollar Industry that’s more than 200 years old. It’s not that we’re doing anything totally new here. Instead, Ron’s built a System for you on a rock-solid foundation.
So, today, Ron lives with his wife of 52 years, Beverly in a beautiful home and 10 acres in Jacksonville, Florida. He indulges in his favorite hobby, fishing, with three or four trips a year, including his favorite, into the Alaskan wilderness. He does a lot of speaking – in fact, he addresses audiences of 200 to 20,000. He frequently finds himself on programs with people like Dr. Phil, former U.S. Presidents, famous authors like Robert Kiosayki, ‘Rich Dad, Poor Dad,’ even Donald Trump. He usually travels in his private jet – no “take off your belt and shoes” airport security lines for Ron! He doesn’t tell you ANY of that to brag, but to make two very important points for your benefit: one, if a dumb car mechanic can do this, why shouldn’t you? You definitely have more education and resources than Ron did when he started. And you have all his experience, buying some 400 houses “dumb ways,” 2,600+ the smart way; buying over $300-million of commercial property; 35 years; all compressed and condensed into a step-by-step System that Ron never had. Two, although he’s paid every week to speak, conduct seminars, and author books and courses, that’s NOT where the majority of Ron’s wealth came from or comes from. He does what he tells you to do. He still buys and “quick-turns” three to six ‘ordinary’ houses almost every month just to keep his hand in, with an average profit of over $60,000 a month.
Gene is the President, CEO & Founder of RALAcademy. Gene has over 30 years experience in real estate investing and business. Today, Gene is focused on just one thing… investing in the mega-trend of senior assisted housing. Having trained tens of thousands of investor/ entrepreneurs over the past 25 years, he now specializes in helping others take advantage of this mega-trend opportunity.
Born with an entrepreneurial spirit Damion started his first business at age 11, has started 30 since and is the published author of 5 books.
He’s the founder of Yokido, his own martial art and has 3 other black belts.
As a thought leader and bold executioner, his first rental house was purchased Dec 31, 1999, using his VISA and some big cojones. That was the beginning of a business that grew into 150 houses in 7 states over the next 5 years that ended with a $20,000,000 meltdown and complete Reinvention in 2008. This was the basis for his book Reinvented Life.
Damion’s personal philosophy centers on Self Responsibility and a believe that the only path to freedom is through personal ownership and 10X thinking.
His philosophy combined with a love of financial markets and money psychology led the launch of his Austin based FinTech Total Control Financial this year, a company on a mission to disrupt Wall Street and empower main street with a patented technology and artificial intelligence based tool to reinvent old archaic ideas around retirement and financial freedom and empower people with control of their financial lives.
His powerful patented tool is called the eQRP ®, a retirement vehicle 10 times more powerful than an IRA, giving investors checkbook control of their 401k and IRA money to grow and optimize their wealth while exiting the Wall Street Roller Coaster.
Damion is a popular guest on financial and personal development podcasts and radio shows around the country and hosts a blog at reinvention.net
Bob Diamond is a practicing real estate attorney and investor with years of experience in real estate law, investment, development and is the author of three books on real estate investing.
You may be familiar with Bob from his appearances on FOX, NBC, CNBC, NPR, or the Flip That House television show on TLC.
Bob graduated from Villanova University with a degree in Finance in 1987 and from Temple University School of Law in 1993. He became a Pennsylvania licensed attorney in 1993. During his career outside of real estate and law, Bob worked for Meridian Mortgage in their default and REO department, for Arthur Anderson and Coopers and Lybrand as a business consultant, and for the international law firm Cozen O’Connor as a real estate attorney.
For his own account, Bob has been investing in real estate for over twenty years and has participated as the buyer, seller, or attorney in over one hundred million dollars in real estate transactions over the past twenty years.
Bob has been teaching real estate investing since 1999 so you have probably heard of Bob in the investor world where he is known as the ‘guru’s guru.’ Because of his legal expertise and experience as a real estate attorney, Bob is sought after for his advice and counsel.
John Jackson was a self-taught day trader and wanted to get involved in real estate but found that, like the stock market, there are many ways to play the game. He did quite a bit of research and found out that out of all of the strategies in real estate, lease options seemed to be a perfect fit for him, as he didn’t need any money or have to use his credit, and he could do them with essentially no risk. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much information out there about lease options, so he had to spend quite a bit of time to learn just the basics.
John started Leasing to Buy in 2003 and has since lease optioned over 600 houses. He now teaches lease options across the nation and is especially known as the ONLY person that teaches lease options in Texas.
Kellen owns Send It Rising Internet Marketing and manages a team of over 20 internet marketing professionals. He was the keynote speaker at Planet Hollywood on the Las Vegas strip and has spoken at Roseman University and the Lance Tamashiro podcast. Kellen holds a master’s degree in education and taught for 5 years before transitioning into his career as an internet marketer. Kellen speaks fluent Spanish and has a family with his wife Lonaeja, Daughter Anika, and son Phoenix.