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
An original “shark” on the hit TV show Shark Tank, the creator of the infomercial, pioneer of the As Seen on TV brand, promoter of Brand Response TV and co-founding board member of the Entrepreneur’s Organization—Kevin Harrington has pushed past all the questions and excuses to repeatedly enjoy 100X success and has been responsible for launching some of the most successful TV campaigns in the business. His legendary work behind-the-scenes of business ventures has produced well over $5 billion in global sales, the launch of more than 500 products, and the making dozens of millionaires. Twenty of his companies have each topped $100 million in revenue.
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.
Reina M. Lima, BMG Creative
Reina is the VP of Business Development 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.
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.
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.
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.
Bill Barlow, Strategic Branding Executive, Entrepreneur and Consultant
Bill Barlow is a highly accomplished Strategic Branding Executive, Entrepreneur and Consultant with more than 25 years of success in consumer products, technology and international marketing. Leveraging extensive experience launching and successfully creating television marketing and advertising campaigns, Bill has generated nearly $4B in consumer retail sales.He serves as a valuable asset for consumer product inventors and established companies seeking expert assistance with brand launch and global expansion. Bill is one of a handful of specialists to have physically visited every 24/hour live TV shopping channel around the globe. In addition, through his network of international distributors, he has sold products in every country in the world that has a television.
Mike Locker, Senior Vice President, Locker Innovations
Locker Innovations has a worldwide reputation as a trusted partner to inventors, entrepreneurs and business owners. For more than two decades, this forward-thinking, visionary firm has developed and facilitated customized solutions for partners to allow for optimal success. Mike Locker has fulfilled a pivotal role serving as a value-added asset for inventors, innovators, and established companies. In the past 10 years, Mike has been key to generating over 80 million dollars in sales revenue through a retail distribution partnership with Walmart. He has been essential to the development of a now active multi-million-dollar Amazon sales channel that currently serves ten countries with more to come. Mike has effectively leveraged his extensive experience in all aspects of the entrepreneurial world from guiding the development of strategic partnerships with manufacturers and product developers to consulting.