There is a distinct difference between a B2B business and a B2C business in its focus and how it can be successful in today’s marketplace. Our experts explain . . .
Paul Baldasaro, for the last 3 years has been Chief Operating Officer of Buckhead Life Restaurant Group. Prior to his arrival to Buckhead Life Paul was Regional Director of Operations with Levy Restaurants out of Chicago and was responsible for their Food & Beverage Operations at Disney World in Orlando as well as operations throughout the United State. Paul spent 10 years with Landry’s Restaurants out of Houston, Texas at Vice President of their Specialty Restaurant Division with gross revenues of over 70 million dollars a year. Paul is an active member of the Zero Waste Zone initiative here in Atlanta and also sits on the steering committee for the SPI-12 Buckhead project. Paul Baldasaro’s Segment
Justin Hotard is vice president and general manager of NCR Entertainment, responsible for entertainment self-service solutions. In this role, Justin is responsible for the profitable growth of NCR’s consumer-facing entertainment offerings – notably its BLOCKBUSTER Express® DVD kiosks – as well for enabling industry leading digital distribution capabilities to help create the future of self-service in the entertainment industry.
Recently Justin served as Vice-President for Business Development at NCR Corporation. Since joining NCR, Justin has led the Business Development team in connection with acquisitions, investments, and divestitures in various segments of the company’s operations. During his tenure, Justin also acted as the interim General Manager of NCR’s Entertainment business, managing the integration of multiple acquisitions and helping to initiate NCR’s entry into the market for digital media self-service solutions.
Prior to joining NCR, Justin led business development, product management, product marketing, and technical sales teams in the Information Technology and Wireless Telecommunications industries at Symbol Technologies, Inc. and at Motorola, Inc. Justin holds a Master of Business Administration from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Justin Hotard’s Segment
Jesse Maddox, is the Founder & CEO TripLingo. Jesse has a head for web apps and a heart for travel. Jesse has been the founder of a variety of initiatives, including The Janus Forum (a student run-lecture series) at Brown University and BrunoBooks.com. Jesse spent 18 months in Vietnam as the marketing manager for Caterpillar’s Vietnam representative. Jesse then spent 6 months in India traveling and laying the groundwork for Triplingo. Beyond his web application and marketing knowledge, Jesse also brings a deep understanding of the language needs of travelers. He has traveled to over 22 countries, is conversational in Vietnamese, and has dabbled in Spanish, French, German, Latin, and Hindi. Jesse Maddox’s Segment