Allyson Eman/Venture Atlanta
Allyson Eman has 20 years of marketing, sales and communications experience. In 2007, Allyson took on the role of Executive Director for the newly created Venture Atlanta annual conference. Allyson has worked with key business leaders from Metro Atlanta Chamber, Atlanta CEO Council and Technology Association of Georgia to build the premier venture capital conference in Georgia. The conference is now in its fifth year. Prior to joining Venture Atlanta, Allyson was the Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for SouthStar Funding, a wholesale mortgage lender headquartered in Atlanta. During her 9 year tenure with the firm, she helped the company grow from 8 employees to 800 with 30 nationwide offices. SouthStar Funding grew to be one of the most reputable, respected and trusted wholesale mortgage lenders in the country under Allyson’s leadership. SouthStar received many accolades including A+ Employer, Fastest Growing Privately Held Company in Georgia and was included on Inc. 500’s list of fastest growing privately held companies. Prior to joining SouthStar, Allyson worked for SouthTrust Bank as a branch marketing manager overseeing the marketing platform for 100 branches across Georgia. Allyson received a BS from the University of Florida and resides in Marietta with her husband and two children.
Bill Ramsey/ China Business Consulting, LLC
Bill Ramsey, CEO of China Business Consulting, is a respected and valued senior operations executive providing global experience with an emphasis on China and Hong Kong markets. During his 31 years in the legal industry and 8 years in healthcare, he has contributed to operational success through his expertise in general business management, mergers and acquisitions, global operations, national and international office start-ups, and project management. He has also successfully led finance, human resources, marketing, technology, facilities, leasing and construction.
During his 21 year career with Troutman Sanders, he performed due diligence and planning that led to establishing offices in Hong Kong (1997), London (2001), Shanghai (2006), Washington, D.C. and Portland. Mergers and acquisitions added offices in North Carolina, Virginia, New York City, Chicago and California.
Ironically, Bill lived in Japan in the early seventies and also traveled to Hong Kong, Taiwan and Thailand. Those early experiences would prove to be beneficial later in his career when he returned to Hong Kong in 1997 to open Troutman Sanders’ first international office. He has been active in the Hong Kong Association of Atlanta since 1997 and became its president in 2007. He is also active in the Federation of Hong Kong Business Associations Worldwide and served on its Executive Committee since 2007.
In June of 2011, Mr. Ramsey retired from Troutman Sanders and founded China Business Consulting, LLC. CBC has focused on assisting small businesses determine whether a China strategy makes sense for them. They also work with their clients to implement their plan in an efficient and cost effective manner.
Michael Mogill/Crisp Media Group
Michael Mogill is the President and Founder of Crisp Media Group. Crisp Media Group creates media that sizzles on the screen, igniting your brand’s potential. Simply put, their team produces slick video solutions that clients love and customers share. Whether it’s a corporate video, small business video, or start-up demo, Crisp Media Group’s video production services are flexible for your needs, and they’ve been fortunate to work with a variety of industry-leading clients. From corporate videos to dental video, Crisp Media Group tailors their concept and execution to the needs of each project, taking into account timeline, audience, budget and distribution.
Michael Mogill is also the Owner & Founder of Atlanta’s leading multimedia marketing company, ATL Nightlife. He also founded Reboot Music, Atlanta’s leading electronic music brand, and has served as the Vice President of FIT Radio, an online (and mobile) streaming music service. He is firm believer in establishing rock-solid company culture — one that values loyalty and diligence, and is execution-focused, with a strong ability to take initiative over ideas to create tangible deliverables.