KEYNOTE SPEAKERS 2019

CARRIE JESKE

Carrie JeskeCarrie Jeske shares insider secrets to get ideas on the As Seen on TV shelf space at Walmart and everywhere Direct Response industry products are sold.

Carrie Jeske of Inventive Ideas, Inc, working in the As Seen On TV category will offer the winning “Contestant” a chance to launch their idea from concept to reality with this prize package.  The package includes a national TV market viability test, which includes a 120-second TV commercial for the winning product – a $50,000 value!!  If the market test is successful, Inventive Ideas will cover 100% of the expenses of manufacturing, marketing, and distribution to major retailers, and the winner will receive a royalty on sales under a license agreement.  Judges for the Contest will be composed of nationally recognized innovators.  The Pitch Experts decisions are to their discretion and their decisions will be final.

Carrie’s connections in other distribution channels is vast. Through Inventive Ideas, Carrie Jeske manages a team of product scouts and licensing agents around the world, that work to secure distribution agreements and license filed patents. Successful products include SportsShade Canopy Awning, The Perfect Party Chair and Attach-A-Vac.

Helping inventors find low cost, high return inventing strategies is her passion.   Carrie, along with her inventor husband of 30 years formed a nonprofit company, Inventing Workshop, that brings inventors and product developers together online to brainstorm specific inventions that are licensed; with royalties split among active members.   The group provides funding to a variety of start-up endeavors.

Meetup with Carrie Jeske at a location near you.   Prepare in advance by reading her new book, “Sell Crowdfunding Products On TV – Fast Track To Retail” on Amazon. Online reviews appreciated.

Carrie Jeske posts travel calendar on Facebook and is active on these social networks: FACEBOOK LINKEDIN YOUTUBE TWITTER


CHRISTOPHER B. FERGUSON, Esq.

Elaine PofeldtMr. Ferguson currently serves as the CEO and Chairman of the Board of Edison Nation, Inc.  (NASDAQ: EDNT) a multifaceted ecosystem which fosters innovation and drives IP, media and consumer products. Edison offers innovation sourcing, product design, sales, manufacturing and fulfillment services.

Mr. Ferguson serves as the Managing Director of Tern Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity investment firm founded by Mr. Ferguson in 2013.  Presently, the Tern Capital portfolio includes investments in manufacturing operations, commercial real estate; and several companies in the business services sector.  The central focus of Tern Capital is to identify unique value opportunities in middle market companies. In 2010, Mr. Ferguson co-founded a company in the fiber network industry and served as CEO of the company until June 2013.

In September 2006, Inc. Magazine listed Mercer Staffing as the 17th fastest growing private company in America.  Mercer, founded by Mr. Ferguson and his partner, Michael Traina, in August of 2001, provides innovative workforce management solutions to a variety of industries including transportation and engineering.

Prior to founding Mercer, Mr. Ferguson and former New Jersey Governor, James J. Florio founded The Florio Group, a private equity investment company.  Between 1995 and 2001, The Florio Group and its investment partners provided more than $200 million in financing to seventeen different transactions in a variety of industries including manufacturing, distribution and healthcare services. As Managing Director of The Florio Group, Mr. Ferguson was  responsible for evaluating the companies that were seeking financing; performing due  diligence; and maintaining relationships with The Florio Group’s network of investment  partners.

In addition to his duties at Edison Nation, Mr. Ferguson serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Create More Karma Foundation, a non-profit that assists individuals and/or groups facing challenging situations and are in need of a positive Karmic Boost to enhance their environment.

Mr. Ferguson has been a member of the New Jersey and Pennsylvania Bars since 1994.  He graduated from Widener University School of Law in May of 1994 and received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Villanova University in May of 1990

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