• Date
    Nov 14 - 16, 2018
  • Venue
    Phoenix Convention Center
    100 N 3rd St, Phoenix, AZ 85004
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Keynote Speakers

The Hero­Pre­neur NVBS will have two Keynote Speak­ers,
Day­mond John and Justin Con­stan­tine.

Daymond John

From hum­ble begin­nings to a self-made mul­ti­mil­lion­aire with over $6 bil­lion to date in glob­al prod­uct sales and a star­ring role on ABC’s busi­ness real­i­ty TV show, Shark Tank. As “The People’s Shark”, Day­mond con­tin­ues to set stan­dards of excel­lence while expand­ing his inter­ests in fash­ion, brand­ing, mar­ket­ing, con­sult­ing, enter­tain­ment, and beyond. This indus­try leader, best-sell­ing author, and ground break­ing entre­pre­neur­ial expert has evolved into a high­ly sought after busi­ness and moti­va­tion­al speak­er.

As a dynam­ic busi­ness speak­er with over twen­ty years of hands-on proven busi­ness expe­ri­ence, Day­mond shares the strate­gies that con­tin­ue to bring him finan­cial suc­cess. As Founder and CEO, Day­mond steered FUBU from a mere con­cept to a glob­al fash­ion pow­er­house with annu­al retail sales exceed­ing $350 mil­lion at its peak. Uti­liz­ing many of the same tac­tics com­mon­ly used today, Day­mond John pio­neered the art of inte­grat­ing fash­ion, cul­ture, and music near­ly twen­ty years ago. From his then unprece­dent­ed guer­ril­la mar­ket­ing and brand­ing tech­niques to the con­tin­u­ous­ly inno­v­a­tive ways in which he uses social media, brand inte­gra­tion, and his exper­tise on pop cul­ture, Day­mond remains a cut­ting edge busi­ness strate­gist.

Day­mond teach­es audi­ence mem­bers how to apply his suc­cess­ful meth­ods to a wide range of busi­ness­es today. He shares win­ning tips for nego­ti­at­ing and nego­ti­at­ing for women, boost­ing sales, improv­ing employ­ee morale, increas­ing pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, and opti­miz­ing staff tal­ents. Daymond’s prag­mat­ic advice res­onates with every­one from stu­dents and entry-lev­el employ­ees to small busi­ness own­ers and cor­po­rate CEOs. Each will walk away with invalu­able tools to incor­po­rate into their pro­fes­sion­al endeav­ors.

As a moti­va­tion­al speak­er, Daymond’s quin­tes­sen­tial rags-to-rich­es suc­cess sto­ry of sac­ri­fice, hard work, and per­se­ver­ance as well as the unique and charis­mat­ic way he com­mu­ni­cates it, will inspire any audi­ence. Much more than a busi­ness advi­sor, Day­mond shares his unique goal set­ting and achiev­ing strate­gies, which will empow­er audi­ence mem­bers to make pos­i­tive changes in every aspect of their lives for imme­di­ate and long-term suc­cess. “The People’s Shark” Day­mond John, will reveal how you too can live the Amer­i­can Dream.

Justin Constantine

Justin joined the Marine Corps while in law school at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Den­ver School of Law, and served on active duty as a JAG offi­cer for six years.  Then as a Reservist, Justin deployed to Iraq in 2006, serv­ing as a Civ­il Affairs Team Leader while attached to an infantry bat­tal­ion. Dur­ing a com­bat patrol, Justin was shot in the head by a sniper.

Although the orig­i­nal prog­no­sis was that he had been killed in action, Justin sur­vived thanks to risks tak­en by his fel­low Marines and a coura­geous Navy Corps­man.  In fact, when Corps­man Grant first rolled Justin over, he was no longer breath­ing.  For his ser­vice in Iraq, Justin earned the Pur­ple Heart, Com­bat Action Rib­bon and Navy-Marine Corps Com­men­da­tion Medal.

Justin retired from the Marine Corps at the rank of Lieu­tenant Colonel.  He now runs his own busi­ness as an inspi­ra­tional speak­er and vet­er­an employ­ment expert.  His writ­ing on mil­i­tary and lead­er­ship issues has been pub­lished in The Wash­ing­ton Post, Time, CNN, The Atlantic, Forbes Mag­a­zine and oth­er media out­lets.  In 2015, he com­plet­ed his first book, My Bat­tle­field, Your Office, which applies mil­i­tary lead­er­ship skills to the pri­vate sec­tor. And in part­ner­ship with the Soci­ety for Human Resource Man­age­ment (SHRM), Justin recent­ly authored From “We Will” to “At Will”, an author­i­ta­tive and inter­ac­tive guide­book about vet­er­an and mil­i­tary spouse employ­ment. Justin is also a Part­ner at Job­Path, a robust vet­er­an employ­ment plat­form that pro­vides a vari­ety of solu­tions to cor­po­ra­tions, gov­ern­ment agen­cies and non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tions that hire vet­er­ans.

Justin was the Hon­or Grad­u­ate of his class at the Marine Corps Com­mand and Staff Col­lege.  In 2012, the Vir­ginia Leg­is­la­ture passed a res­o­lu­tion high­light­ing Justin’s con­tin­ued sup­port of vet­er­ans and oth­er wound­ed war­riors.  In 2015, he grad­u­at­ed on the Dean’s List from George­town Uni­ver­si­ty with a Mas­ter of Laws degree focus­ing on Nation­al Secu­ri­ty.  He now sits on the Board of Direc­tors of a num­ber of nation­al non­prof­it orga­ni­za­tions, includ­ing the Wound­ed War­rior Project, Psy­chAr­mor, and the US Vet­er­ans Cham­ber of Com­merce. In 2015, Justin co-found­ed the Vet­er­an Suc­cess Resource Group, which pro­vides inno­v­a­tive and impact­ful net­work­ing events on a nation­al basis. Justin also recent­ly joined the Advi­so­ry Coun­cil for the Uni­ver­si­ty of Denver’s Grad­u­ate School of Pro­fes­sion­al Psychology’s Spe­cial­ty in Mil­i­tary Psy­chol­o­gy.

Justin is a Pres­i­den­tial Lead­er­ship Schol­ar, was named a Cham­pi­on of Change for Vet­er­ans by the Oba­ma White House, and also was award­ed the pres­ti­gious inau­gur­al 2014 Lin­coln Award rec­og­niz­ing his out­stand­ing achieve­ment and excel­lence in pro­vid­ing oppor­tu­ni­ties and sup­port to our nation’s vet­er­ans and mil­i­tary fam­i­lies. Justin was also one of the wound­ed war­riors paint­ed by Pres­i­dent Bush in his book Por­traits of Courage.  In 2017, he received the Hen­ry Vis­car­di Achieve­ment Award for shap­ing atti­tudes, rais­ing aware­ness and improv­ing the qual­i­ty of life for peo­ple with dis­abil­i­ties, as well as the Vet­er­ans Advan­tage HeroVet award for sig­nif­i­cant­ly con­tribut­ing to the vet­er­an com­mu­ni­ty though ongo­ing ser­vice and lead­er­ship.  In 2018, Justin received the Vet­er­an Owned Busi­ness of the Year Award from The Amer­i­can Legion, Depart­ment of New Jer­sey.