Geoff Wilson is a true entrepreneur. He’s passionate about helping companies find, build and grow their next big idea. He launched his first venture at age 16, when he started a computer store in a shopping mall in Sarasota, Florida. Since then, he’s built eight more companies.
Geoff is president and founder of 352, a firm helping industry-leading companies find new market opportunities and build new products and services. Geoff and his team have helped some of today’s most recognizable brands—including Microsoft, Nationwide Insurance, Cox and GoFundMe. Thanks to 352’s insight and consultation, clients have generated hundreds of millions of dollars in new revenue.
Being true to his entrepreneurial spirit, Geoff often can be found at TechStars Atlanta and Atlanta Tech Village coaching startup founders to help them achieve success by accelerating business growth. His involvement in his wife, Kim Wilson’s, high-growth startup, Social News Desk—the world’s leading social media tool set for journalists and media, used by 85% of the television newsrooms in the US—led to its acquisition in 2014 by Graham Holdings, a Fortune 500 company.
Inc. magazine has named Geoff one of America’s Top 30 Young Entrepreneurs, and his alma mater, University of Florida, recognized him as the Warrington College of Business’ Young Entrepreneur of the Year.
Outside of his professional pursuits, Geoff passionately cheers on the Florida Gators, collects sports cards and enjoys time with Kim and their three kids.
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Aman Bhardwaj, President of Liberty Defense Technologies, is a product development and operations executive with over 25 years of experience in bringing consumer electronics products and services to market in mobile phone, Smart TV and e-learning industries.
Mr. Bhardwaj has built and led global teams in U.S, Canada, China, and India for large multi-national and start up companies such as Panasonic, Flextronics, Educo, Hisense and Liberty Defense.
Mr. Bhardwaj holds both a Bachelor and Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology specializing in RF and Electromagnetics. He also received an Executive MBA from Georgia State University and currently pursuing a Doctorate in Business Administration from Northcentral University.
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Robby Gulri is Chief Marketing Officer with Proliant. His mission is to use his technology, business, and marketing skills for a better world. Robby brings over 25 years of technology product marketing, product management, and sales experience and has brought 13 SaaS products and solutions to market in the areas of predictive analytics, machine learning software, information security, mobile device security, email encryption, business email and IM, and artificial intelligence platforms totaling in over $200M ARR since 2000.
Robby works or has worked in senior marketing and leadership roles at companies such as Proliant, ENGAGE Talent, Solvati, Illuminate360, Echoworx, BellSouth, Yahoo!, Portal Software, and Sirius Systems. He also runs a non-profit called Community Consulting Teams of Atlanta, where they provide over $1M of consulting expertise all pro-bono to 15 non-profits every year in the areas of marketing, strategy, IT, and board development. In April 2017, Robby was appointed to the Leadership Atlanta Class of 2018.
Robby has a BS in Electrical Engineering with a Minor in Mathematics from Georgia Tech, Master of Business Administration (MBA) with a focus in Management of Information Systems & Marketing from the Robinson School of Business at Georgia State University. He is a proud father of 2 beautiful daughters, ages 17 and 12.
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Joey Kline is a Vice President at JLL, specializing in office brokerage and tenant representation. As an Atlanta native, he has a deep passion for promoting the economic growth and continued competitiveness of communities in and around Atlanta, as well as the Southeast as a whole. He has completed transactions in every major submarket of metro Atlanta, and works primarily with start-ups, advertising/marketing agencies, and publicly-traded companies. With a healthy mix of tenacious drive and analytical insights, Joey is a skilled negotiator who advises clients on a myriad of complex real estate matters.
With a strategy and business development background, Joey is first and foremost a pragmatic advisor to his clients. Most recently, he was the Director of Business Development for American Fueling Systems, an Atlanta-based alternative energy company. While at JLL, he has become a member of the Million Dollar Club, and has built a reputation as an expert on the intersection of transit-accessibility and urban real estate. With intimate involvement in site selection and planning/zoning concerns, Joey approaches real estate from the perspective of the end user, and thus possesses a unique lens through which to serve his clients.
Joey holds a Master of Business Administration from Emory University, and a Bachelor of Arts from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a founder, board member, and the treasurer of Advance Atlanta, and also sits on the Selection Committee for the Association for Corporate Growth’s Fast 40 event. In addition, he is a member of CoreNet and the Urban Land Institute. Finally, he is part of LEAD Atlanta’s Class of 2019.
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