Executive Director for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Leith Martin is the Executive Director of the Troesh Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Lee Business School, where he oversees entrepreneurship programs including the Rebel Venture Fund, the UNLV National Science Foundation I-Corps program and the academic entrepreneurship curriculum. Leith received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alabama where he graduated with honors before pursuit of a MBA, also from the University of Alabama. In 2007 Leith was admitted to the Owners/Presidents Managers program (OPM) at the Harvard Business School, a program by HBS specifically designed for entrepreneurs. Leith is an accomplished national and international entrepreneur who has led small local businesses into global organizations.
Norm is an entrepreneur who has worked with hundreds of business owners across North America in the startup, acquisition and strategic growth planning phases of business. Mr. Willardson has 32 years of franchise experience with a concentration in management, operations and development. He provides strategic direction and visionary thinking to the Operations team and other key leaders in the organization focused primarily on franchise profitability. In addition, Mr. Willardson is responsible for driving system performance through the development, planning, implementation and execution of operational processes, franchise relationship management, and the development of the national Operations team.
Paul Crouch Jr.
CEO, PJ Media
Paul is the founder and CEO of PJ Media based in Southern California. PJ Media provides management, technical and creative consulting services for the world's largest faith based television networks and influential secular clients. Under Paul's leadership he has secured global partnerships with cable and satellite companies, established global award-winning television networks, and created a global digital broadcast network which offers video on demand and streaming content. He is also co-founder of The Edit Bay, a post-production editing facility. Paul is responsible for leading the continued expansion of PJ Video worldwide, focussing on the development and producing of television and documentary programming, studio design, and the implementation of advanced technology.