With over 30 years of experience as a leader in the Direct Response
Marketing industry, Steve Burke has generated millions of dollars in
consumer DR sales via television, print, retail and the Internet while
having worked with companies responsible for launching successful campaigns,
including the Jack LaLanne Juicer, the Award Winning "Moon Sand" and the
Magic Bullet food processor.
As an inventor, Steve created and patented several products, including the
Jell-O Easter Egg Mold, which he sold to Kraft Foods, Inc. in both Canada
and the United States. To date, Kraft has sold over 42 million units, with
the Jell-O Easter Egg being recognized by Advertising Age Magazine as one of
the top 50 sales promotion concepts of the last 50 years.
Steve holds an MBA from York University, was a tutor for MBA students at U
of T and York University, and is a volunteer at the OHJA (Ontario
Hunter/Jumper Association), the OEF (Ontario Equestrian Federation) and the
Skating Committee of the TCS & CC.
As Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer of pioneering interactive marketing firm AGENCY.COM, Kyle was responsible for leading the company as it grew from two to more than 2,000 employees in less than five years, Kyle also developed programs for employee development and retention, including a peer-to-peer education program called InspireU.
In 2003, Kyle created Invention Asylum, a consumer product development and licensing company that invented and licensed more than 500 products and brand extensions (and earned Kyle his own US Utility Patent). In 2006, he was again an early mover, founding Episodiq Studios to produce short form original video and branded entertainment content. Kyle continues to develop original shows and films for both traditional and interactive distribution.
Kyle earned a BFA in performance from Penn State University in 1987 and has produced, directed and written numerous original plays, screenplays and other multimedia entertainment over the course of his professional life.
Greg Ranney is a Business Consultant and Executive Coach who focuses on
leadership development, financial business acumen improvement, and business
As a senior finance executive at General Electric, Pfizer, and Reader's
Digest, Greg gained first-hand experience with the issues and challenges
that management faces, as well as the solutions needed to attain and sustain
a competitive edge. After 30 years of coaching, training, and mentoring
executives in a corporate environment, he founded Dynamic Success Patterns.
Greg coaches executives and organizations to stretch beyond their limits to
develop and execute professional and personal growth strategies.
He has worked with clients in a variety of industries, including financial
services, media & entertainment, hi-tech, energy, services, software,
technology services, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, publishing, durable goods,
plumbing and electrical products.