Chris Lema will be leading a sure to be excellent Business Coaching workshop on Sunday afternoon. He will be bringing in some renowned business coaches for the session – Syed Balkhi, Karim Marucchi, David, Henzel, and Steve Zehngut (who is also leading the beginner’s workshop on Saturday morning and giving a presentation on Build a WordPress Theme with Foundation & Underscores on Sunday morning!). We’d like to introduce these fine folks to you.
David Henzel Originated from Wiesbaden, Germany, and has launched several successful technology companies. He is an entrepreneur, engineer, and marketing professional. His past ventures specialized in system and network management services and e-commerce. Upon moving to Los Angeles, David co-founded MaxCDN a company focused on Content Delivery Networks. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his wife, new daughter, and their two dogs. He is passionate about helping others and changing the world.
Karim Marucchi is the Founder and Chairman of the VeloMedia Group, the parent company of boutique professional service organizations with offices in Los Angeles, Denver, Bucharest, Las Vegas, New York and Rome. Over the last twenty years he’s run startups, taken companies public, managed mergers and acquisitions, and led professional service organizations across the globe. Today he’s the CEO of Crowd Favorite, the first premiere WordPress agency for the Fortune 500, where clients such as National Geographic, DirectTV, Lexus, the Dallas Mavericks and major entertainment studios count among the company’s client roster.
Syed Balkhi is the founder of WPBeginner (the largest free WordPress resource site) and List25 an extremely popular entertainment site with over 725,000 subscribers and 90 Million video views. Syed’s work has been featured in NYTimes, HuffingtonPost, Yahoo Small Business, Wired, Mashable, and countless other well-reputed online magazines. Syed has worked with some of the largest brands in the industry including but not limited to WarnerBros, Webs, Mercer, and more.
Steve Zehngut founded Zeek Interactive in 1995 and he has been the creative technologist behind the Huntington Beach based company since its inception. Under his direction, Zeek has grown from an apartment bedroom to one of Southern California’s leading development and consulting shops. Steve is the organizer of the OC WordPress Meetup and has helped build the community to over 1100 members. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and has taught interactive courses at UC Irvine, USC, the American Film Institute, and Cal State Long Beach. Steve has a BA in Film from Cal State Northridge.