Kickoff & Introductions
President & CEO
Smart Business Network
Fred co-founded Smart Business Network in 1989 with a single publication in Cleveland, Ohio. In the years since, he has built the company into a leading multimedia and content marketing business providing print and digital marketing services to a national client base.
Anders CPAs + Advisors
As managing partner, Robert oversees and is responsible for the vision and growth of the firm. His logical, technology-driven approach to leading prepares the firm for new opportunities and challenges, while still prioritizing a commitment to focused client service. Always looking for ways to ensure the future success of the firm, Robert is involved at all levels. He is committed to hiring, retaining, and developing employees by providing opportunities for growth; is passionate about the latest advances in technology and believes in the power of marketing and digital media for growth. He not only leads the firm but also works directly with clients to deliver creative tax, business, and advisory solutions. With deep-seated firm values built on generosity, Robert values the responsibility and reputation of Anders being a true community partner and encourages giving back both individually and collectively to support our region.
Managing Director & CEO
Clayton Capital Partners
Kevin is managing director and CEO of Clayton Capital Partners, a St. Louis-based investment banking firm specializing in merger and acquisition advisement. He is author of "Sell Your Business For An Outrageous Price," which synthesizes his experiences selling mid-sized companies for twice the industry average EBITDA multiple. He has also orchestrated more than 150 purchase/sale transactions with an aggregate value of more than $1 billion. Years of experience enable him to aggressively pursue his clients’ objectives during the turbulence that characterizes every transaction.