2020 TOP 500 LIVE logo

MARCH 17-19, 2020

New Orleans

AGENDA

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

Registration/Badge Pick-Up
Marriott New Orleans, Acadia Hall Foyer

 

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

 

TOP 500 LIVE Power Forward 2020 Welcome Reception
Riverview Hall, Marriott New Orleans

 

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.

 

Registration Opens, Continental Breakfast and Networking
Acadia and Bissonnet Halls, Marriott New Orleans

 

8 a.m.

 

Conference Opens
Acadia and Bissonnet Halls, Marriott New Orleans
Patrick O’Toole and Paul DeGrandis
Sponsor recognition, Keynote Introduction

 

8:15 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

 

Keynote Address: Extreme Ownership & The Dichotomy of Leadership
By Jocko Willink

 

9:45 a.m.

 

Jocko Willink, Meet-and-Greet with Attendees, Energy Break with Sponsors

 

10:15 a.m.

 

Top 500 Talk: Ken Kelly, Kelly Roofing
Powerful Sales Management: Leading a team from $5mm to $50mm in revenue growth.

 

10:40 a.m.

 

Stepping Up: Becoming an Apex Company
How to Generate Fast and Long-lasting Growth
By Grosso University – Nick Richmond, Matrix Basement Systems; Nathan Richmond, Mad-City Windows; and Dominic Caminata, Mad-City Windows

 

12:10 p.m.

 

Lunch with Sponsors and Networking

 

12:50 p.m.

 

Top 500 Talk: Donnie McMillen Jr., CEO and Founder, DaBella Exteriors LLC
How to Develop an Attractive Brand

 

1:15 p.m.

 

Top 500 Talk: Andy Lindus, Lindus Construction
Joe Smith, Home Solutions of Iowa
Creating Opportunity for Key People and Growing Profitably

 

1:45 p.m.

 

Five Ingredients Required to Develop and Keep Top Producers
Identifying and Attracting Top People, Selling the Opportunity and More
By John Anglis, CareFree Home Pros

 

2:45 p.m.

 

Energy Break with Sponsors

 

3:15 p.m.

 

CEO PANEL: Sales and Marketing Accountability in 2020
CEO Panel Discussion and Audience Participation
Ken Kelly, Donnie McMillan Jr., Andy Lindus, Joe Smith and Amy Rahn

 

4 p.m.

 

Top 500 Talk: Amy Rahn., CMO and Co-Owner, NewSouth Windows
Marketing from Zero to $100 Million in 9 years

 

4:20 p.m.

 

Crushing It with Online Leads in 2020
The Rise of Google Local Services and the Changing Digital Leads Landscape
By Todd Bairstow, Chris Behan and Brian Kaskavalciyan

 

5:10 p.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Networking Reception with Prizes from Sponsors
Acadia and Bissonnet Halls, Marriott New Orleans

 

Thursday, March 19, 2020

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.

 

Continental Breakfast with Sponsors
Acadia and Bissonnet Halls, Marriott New Orleans

 

7:45 a.m.

 

Welcome and Introductions
Patrick O’Toole

 

8 a.m.

 

Top 500 Talk: Joe Talmon, CEO
The Art and Science of a Turnaround

 

8:30 a.m.

 

Top 500 Talk: Patrick Fingles, CEO, Nu Look Home Design Inc.
One-Step Back, Two Steps Forward: Rethinking Your Business and Re-branding.

 

8:55 a.m.

 

Keynote Address: Coaching Your People into Sales Champions
By Keith Rosen

 

10 a.m.

 

Energy Break with Sponsors

 

10:30 a.m.

 

Top 500 Talk: Sal Ferro, CEO, Alure Home Improvements
The Big Reveal: Partnering with Extreme Makeover, Home Edition

 

10:55 a.m.

 

Ultimate Sales Leadership
The success of any organization lies in its leadership. In their ability to motivate, train, and bring together a team and inspire individuals to generate peak performance results. In their commitment to set standards high and lead fairly, honestly, and communicate at extraordinary levels.
By Chuck Thokey

 

11:40 a.m.

 

CEO PANEL: Embracing Change to Improve Your Business
CEO Panel Discussion and Audience Participation
Joe Talmon, Sal Ferro, Patrick Fingles

 

12:30 a.m.

 

Networking Lunch

 

1:15 p.m.

 

CEO PANEL: Moves You are Making Now
Panel Discussion by Leading Members of Certified Contractors Network
John Martindale - Brothers Services, Baltimore; Tim Brown Jr, RGS Exteriors and Construction, Salt Lake City, Utah; Bryan Miller - Outback Deck, Atlanta, Ga.

 

2:15 p.m.

 

Why Brand Building Should Be Your No. 1 Objective
Sell at higher prices, close deals faster, weather the inevitable recession and have investors begging to buy your business.
By Rich Harshaw, Level 10 Contractor

 

3 p.m.

 

TOP 500 LIVE Concludes