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Grit and Innovation

When it comes to innovation, speed is the name of the game. Companies that can scale at lightspeed while disrupting the guest experience are transforming their industries. Michael Browning, founder and CEO of Urban Air Adventure Parks, will shed light on how igniting insanely fast growth can lead to increased market share, big profit margins, and a distinct competitive advantage.


Sarah Beddoe | Chief Brand Officer | Main Event

Sarah Beddoe joins Main Event with an extensive, multi-faceted background in leading national and local store marketing initiatives, and developing and implementing creative, digital, social, and media strategies. Additionally, Sarah brings a significant depth in leveraging consumer insights and analytics to develop impactful brand and marketing strategies that drive traffic and top-line growth. Sarah began her career in retail as a Finance & Marketing Analyst for Neiman Marcus. From there, she moved to Yum! in a financial analyst role supporting the Pizza Hut brand. Sarah then transitioned from finance to marketing as a Brand Manager at Pizza Hut, Vice President of National Marketing at Sonic Drive-In and Chief Marketing Officer at Taco Bueno.


Ken Hosac | VP, Business Development | Cradlepoint

Ken has 25 years of experience in marketing, sales, R&D and manufacturing. At Cradlepoint, Ken is responsible for driving strategic industry partnerships to accelerate the company’s market growth and leadership. As part of the leadership team since 2009, Ken has helped drive Cradlepoint’s growth and development through roles in strategic planning, product management, solution strategy and thought leadership. Ken frequently represents the company at industry conferences and events, and served on the original Advisory Board for the IoT/M2M Evolution Magazine. Ken holds a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and an M.S. degree in Manufacturing Engineering, both from Stanford University.

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