Meet Our Innovators Think Tank Advisory Board
Our advisory board is a prestigious group of movers and shakers in the retail and live shopping arena. They are willing to avail themselves by assisting in positioning and taking your product or service to the next level by offering creative ideas that are known to work, strategies that yield results, and exchange business ideas that will make the product more competitive in the market. From sourcing, product packaging and suggesting price points to steering a service in the right direction for results, the Advisory Board inspires, motivates and launches participants and their products toward success.
Advisory Board Members - Expert Panelists
Kevin Harrington, Celebrity Entrepreneur & Keynote Speaker
Kevin Harrington is one of the most successful American entrepreneurs and business executives in history. Harrington is the founder of the As Seen On TV empire. He has appeared at the American annual invention trade show Inpex 2012, as Keynote Speaker and is the author of the top selling book, ACT NOW! How I Turn Ideas Into Million-Dollar Products.
Darren Todfield, President and CEO of Leisure Time Inc.
Darren Todfield is the President and CEO of Leisure Time Inc. Leisure Time has been in business for over 30 years. Darren represents major DRTV agencies and marketers, selling over 200 million dollars in product sales on the shelves of Bed, Bath & Beyond. His expertise and accomplishments have been written about in magazines such as Response, and he's responsible for landing many of the products on the As Seen On TV shelves in big-box retailers.
Harrison Forbes, Pet Talk Consulting
Harrison Forbes has been involved in the pet industry for nearly three decades. For eighteen years he was the host of the radio show "Pet Talk," and has had multiple appearances on TV shows like the View, Today Show, CNN and Fox News. Dog Talk: Lessons Learned from a Life with Dogs is by Harrison Forbes. Harrison consults with innovators on branding and retail placement, and product scouts for several large chains and product companies, looking for the next best pet product.
Brad Moss Product Labs
Brad is the CEO of Product Labs, one of the top Amazon Management Consulting companies in the world. His business experience has won him 3 entrepreneurship awards, including #1 Global Graduate Student Entrepreneur of the Year in 2012 and 1st place in Utah’s Student 25 in 2012. He spent over 2 years at Amazon as a Business Leader, managing the 3rd Party Seller Platform, which is used in 10 countries by over 2M merchants to serve more than 200M customers purchasing more than $60B (at the time of management). During his time at Amazon he also created the "Amazon Seller" Mobile App for 3rd Party Sellers, which went on to do BIG business for Amazon. Brad has his MBA from Brigham Young University.
Joe Mezzina, QVC Vendor
Joe Mezzina is the President of ZINA International and Director of Business Development for Mallory Alexander International Logistics. Joe has been in the import logistics industry since 1990, managing import freight and distribution for many well-known brands. In 2000, Joe established ZINA International with one product from his homeland Italy, SUPERCLOTH, and successfully launched it on QVC Television. By 2008, ZINA International had become a driving force by selling over 100 items on QVC and received the following recognitions: QVC Vendor of the Year, Most Innovative Vendor and Best Product Concept awards. Joe is a QVC VTAC (Vendor Tactical Team) founding member and is an alumnus of the QVC Vendor Advisory Board. To date, ZINA still sells the original SUPERCLOTH on QVC, as well as many well established nationally recognized brands and individual products.
Matt Corl, WBC Group, LLC
Matt Corl is the Vice President of Business Development of WBC Group, LLC, a national provider of products and services to the health and wellness and omni-channels markets. In his role, Matt leads the development of strategic partnerships with manufacturers and product developers. Creating customized solutions for partners has allowed for optimal success in sales, marketing and operational efficiencies. Prior to assuming his current role in 2017, Matt was Vice President of Sourcing for WBC Group, responsible for supplier relations. Matt is an experienced professional in the health and wellness markets with more than 11 years of experience in the industry. Matt holds a BA in Marketing from the University of Toledo.
Brian Harrington, New Digital Media
Brian is a born entrepreneur and credits his Dad and a great education at Penn State for his business acumen. He has extensive experience in the Electronic Retailing marketing industry, and has launched dozens of products reaching sales of nearly $100 million. He’s managed over 1,000 vendors, thousands of products, millions of customers, content production and marketing teams, throughout his successful career. He’s now focused on new digital media and how well it plays with DRTV marketing strategies.
Reina M. Lima, BMG Creative
Reina is the VP and Creative Director of BMG Creative. Also responsible for the process and operations, she is both left and right brained, making for a perfect ally to new starts ups trying to define and leverage their brands in their competitive marketplaces. She has the expertise to conceptualize, visualize, and realize brand identities for entrepreneurs ready to put their brand's most professional foot forward. From web design to creating social voices, brand strategy to implementation. She has helped launch over 50 brands in various industries, providing companies in a stage of their growth, with all of the assets they need to succeed in their marketplace.