Where Young Entrepreneurs Turn Their Dreams Into Business.
Meet The Brightest Entrepreneurs From Today and Tomorrow…
Where can a young entrepreneur figure out how to turn their dreams into reality? Just take a step into the Shrimp Tank Seattle. The Shrimp Tank brings you interviews with some of the most successful business owners in the United States to learn the do’s and don’ts of starting and running a successful business. Then, the fun really starts when we bring in high school and college students to pitch their business ideas to the Shrimp Tank. We don’t fund any business, but we do teach kids how to turn their business ideas into a successful business.
Bradley A. Berger, CFP®, CLF® / Cornerstone Financial Strategies
Brad is the CEO and owner of Cornerstone Financial Strategies. Previously, Brad served with an international financial-planning firm, starting in private practice and culminating a 17-year career as the Director of Advisor Operations. Recognizing he wasn’t living the advice he routinely gave to both clients and advisors to maintain a balanced and high quality of life, he decided to return to private practice in 2008 in order to spend more time with his family and in his community. Brad has authored the new book, Stop Trying to Keep Up with the Joneses: They’re Broke Anyway as part of his continued effort to educate the public about comprehensive financial planning.
Dan Weedin / Toro Consulting, Inc
Dan Weedin is an experienced entrepreneur, author, and award-winning international speaker who has a passion for consulting, developing and guiding entrepreneurs and business professionals. He has helped drive growth, performance and resilience improvement with well over 300 small and mid-sized companies across the country along all types of industries.
Dan is a 1987 graduate of the University of Washington where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree in History. In March 2010, Dan was accredited as a Master Mentor by internationally renowned consultant and mentor, Alan Weiss. He is only one of less than 50 people in the world holding this exclusive accreditation. In 2012, he was inducted into the Million Dollar Consultant™ Hall of Fame. Dan has authored two commercially published books, with the latest titled, Unleashed Leadership: Maximizing Talent & Performance by the Gates of Opportunity (Kitsap Publishing 2015).
Dan is an active Rotarian and community volunteer. On crisp, fall Friday nights, you will find him in the press box at North Kitsap High School as the “Voice of the Vikings,” as he is the stadium announcer for the high school football team. Dan has been married to his high school sweetheart, Barb for over 30 years. He enjoys playing golf, smoking good cigars, and being walked by his two faithful canine companions Captain Jack and Bella.
Amber Evans Pinel / Cornerstone Financial Strategies
Amber Evans Pinel is the Director of Media at Cornerstone Financial Strategies. She is the producer of the Seattle Shrimp Tank Podcast and the Ideal Life Advice YouTube channel. Previously she has worked as a blog writer, social media coordinator, and news and radio journalist.
Ted Jenkin/ oXYGen Financial
Ted has been an entrepreneur, leader, and social media pioneer in the financial services industry. He was a former Group Vice President for Ameriprise Financial and the youngest Vice President in American Express Financial Advisors history. In 2008 Ted founded Atlanta based oXYGen Financial, a financial services company focused on serving the X and Y Generation. oXYGen Financial now has more than 2,500 clients and manages over 450 million dollars. Ted has been quoted in more than 75 publication and newspapers including being a featured columnist for the Wall Street Journal The Experts and appearing frequently on CNN’s Headline News Weekend Express. He runs one of the top 15 personal finance blogs in the country www.yoursmartmoneymoves.com, and is one of the top 10 social media financial advisors in the country according to Brightscope. He has been a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ for more than 19 years and has six advanced designations from the College for Financial Planning (CFP®, CRPC®, CRPS®, AWMA®, AAMS®, CMFC®).
Ted lives in Milton, GA with his wife Genna and three kids.
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Lee R. Heisman/ Savant Comprehensive Technologies
Lee R. Heisman is the owner and CEO of Savant Comprehensive Technologies, My School Pool and Ask a Privacy Officer. Prior to this, Lee was the founder and CEO of H and W Printing and Brainstorm Design Works, a full advertising agency and commercial printing firm located in Atlanta, GA. He has a Master Degree from Rutgers University and is on the Advisory Board of the KSU Entrepreneurial Center. Lee has sold 2 of his previously owned businesses over the years through mergers and acquisition. Before launching his Entrepreneurial Career, Lee was a Licensed Physical Therapist in New Jersey for over 3 years.