2020 TOP 500 LIVE logo

NOVEMBER 1-3, 2021

New Orleans

AGENDA

Monday, November 1, 2021

4 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

 

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

 

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Welcome Reception
Power Forward 2021
Acadia Ballroom

Tuesday, November 2, 2021

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.

 

Registration, Breakfast with Sponsors
Acadia and Bissonet Ballrooms, Marriott New Orleans

 

8 a.m.

 

TOP 500 LIVE Begins
Patrick O’Toole and Paul DeGrandis
Sponsor Recognition | Keynote Introduction

 

8:15 a.m. – 9:40 a.m.

 

KEYNOTE ADDRESS
Extreme Ownership and The Dichotomy of Leadership
By Jocko Willink, The Jocko Podcast

 

9:40 a.m.

 

Energy Break with Sponsors, Acadia Ballroom
Jocko Willink meet-and-greet with attendees

 

10:10 a.m.

 

TOP 500 Talk: B.J. Werzyn, Founder and CEO, West Shore Home
People, Culture and Leadership Development:
Scaling from $40 million to $400 million and beyond

 

10:40 a.m.

 

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

 

11:45 a.m.

 

Lunch with Sponsors | Networking, Acadia Ballroom

 

12:45 p.m.

 

TOP 500 Talk: Donnie McMillan Jr., CEO and Founder, DaBella
How to Develop an Attractive Brand

 

1:15 p.m.

 

TOP 500 Talk: Amy Rahn., CMO and Co-Owner, NewSouth Windows
Marketing from Zero to $140 Million in 10 years

 

1:45 p.m.

 

FEATURED: 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, Acadia Ballroom

 

3:15 p.m.

 

CEO PANEL: Moves You are Making Now By Certified Contractors Network
Moderator: Scott Siegal, CEO of CCN, including John Martindale - Brothers Services, Baltimore; Tim Brown Jr. - RGS Exteriors and Construction, Salt Lake City, Utah; Randy Hann - Contract Exteriors, Myrtle Beach, S.C.; Craig Leary; Robert Ehmer

 

4 p.m.

 

TOP 500 Talk: Ken Kelly, CEO, Kelly Roofing
Powerful Sales Management: Leading a team from $5 million to $50 million

 

4:25 p.m.

 

TOP 500 Talk: Vince Nardo, CEO Reborn Cabinets
How We Attracted and Hired 100-plus Employees During the Pandemic Year

 

4:50 p.m.

 

CEO PANEL: Sales and Marketing Accountability in 2022
Discussion and Audience Participation
B.J. Werzyn, Ken Kelly, Donnie McMillan Jr., Amy Rahn and Vince Nardo

 

5:35 p.m. – 7 p.m.

 

Networking Reception
Food, drink and prizes from sponsors
Acadia Ballroom

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

7 a.m. – 8 a.m.

 

Breakfast with Sponsors
Acadia Ballroom

 

7:55 a.m.

 

Day Two Welcome and Introductions
Patrick O’Toole

 

8 a.m.

 

FEATURED: A Proven Strategy to Rapidly Turnaround Your Profits
Revenues and leads are up. Despite this, several critical issues are hurting businesses. Where do you begin your profit turnaround? McIntire offers a plan to increase net profit dramatically.
By Rick McIntire, Dave Yoho Associates

 

8:45 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

 

9:30 a.m.

 

TOP 500 Talk: Abby Binder, President and CEO, Abby Windows & Exteriors
How to Win Against Bigger Competitors

 

10 a.m.

 

Energy Break with Sponsors, Acadia Ballroom

 

10:30 a.m.

 

FEATURED: Ultimate Sales Leadership
Any organization’s success lies in the skill of its leadership. They must motivate, train, and inspire individuals to achieve peak results. Leaders must also set high standards and be fair, honest.
By Chuck Thokey

 

11:15 a.m.

 

CEO PANEL: Embracing Change to Improve Your Business
Discussion and Audience Participation
Brad Hillier, CEO, Re-Bath; Abby Binder, President and CEO, Abby Windows and Patrick Fingles, CEO Nu Look Home Design

 

12 p.m.

 

Lunch and Networking

 

12:45 p.m.

 

FEATURED: Trends in Online Lead Generation in 2022
A Changing Digital Landscape
By Chris Behan

 

1:20 p.m.

 

FEATURED: Wealthy Contractors Understand the Business They are Really In
Creating, keeping and multiplying customers by effectively (and profitably) marketing and selling.
By Brian Kaskavalciyan

 

2 p.m.

 

FEATURED: 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