Brian is the president of bhawkins inc. and Fixture Lab. Brian made a name for himself in the advertising business starting in the late 80’s, and for the last 22 years, he’s owned businesses that rally around one cause: building emotional connections between brands and their communities in creative ways. Sometimes that means creating an ad campaign. Sometimes that means creating a spectacular event that begs to be shared on social media. And sometimes that means designing a retail space that speaks directly to the shoppers heart.
Today Brian and his two companies serve a number of local, national and global clients including Giant Bicycles, SRAM, Fleet Feet, Johnson Health Tech, and a huge number of independent retailers. One of Brian’s stores recently won the “best bike shop in Canada” and he has been invited to speak at numerous industry events and trade shows.
Prior to founding The Mann Group in 2002, Dan’s journey included being a college professor , basketball coach and VP of Retail for Bachrach men’s clothing. Since then, Dan has developed the cutting edge sales management program known as GEAR, which is now implemented by over 750 retailers in the U.S. and Canada. These retailers on average, enjoy a 17% increase in top line sales after the GEAR process has been taught.
In addition to GEAR, Dan developed the Profitability Project, used throughout the bike industry and is a busy public speaker plus business strategist for multiple industries.
FOUNDER / PRESIDENT
Mike is the third generation owner of Massey’s Outfitters. The idea of Locally grew out of the need for Massey’s and the products they sell to be more easily found online. At Locally, Mike is the head of brands, operations and partnerships.
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Before joining Locally, Mark ran the New Orleans independent business alliance, where he led numerous marketing, business development, and policy advocacy campaigns. At Locally, Mark is the point person for brands.
Hanson Dodge Creative
V.P., Marketing & Business Strategy
Tom leads the Hanson Dodge Creative marketing and business development teams where he leverages more than 20 years of business experience in marketing, technology and media. Tom knows what it takes to successfully manage and grow a business. He has more than 13 years of executive experience and has held equity positions in two companies including a successful startup firm. Tom writes and speaks nationally on the subject of digital commerce, helping businesses identify and deliver greater value through the integration of their branding, marketing and technology efforts.