In its second year, Agent2021 is a one-day conference that educates agents and owners in four industries (real estate, auto, insurance, and mortgage) on how to use innovation to grow your business. Join Gary Vaynerchuk and other industry thought leaders on Jan 17 at Hard Rock Stadium to learn about the tools, platforms, and tactics that can be used to start marketing for the year we live in.
SCHEDULE & Breakouts
Agents, Brokers, Realtors
Brokers, Loan Officers
Matt Higgins, a Guest Shark on Shark Tank season 10, is an entrepreneur, investor and operator. In 2012, alongside co-founder Stephen Ross, Higgins launched RSE Ventures, a private investment firm that focuses on companies across sports and entertainment, food and lifestyle, media and marketing, and technology.
John Henry is an American entrepreneur and investor. He sold his first company by the age of 21 and has been featured as Forbes 30 Under 30 and Ebony Power 100. Now, Henry is a Partner at Harlem Capital, a $25mm Early Stage VC firm and hosts the TV show HUSTLE on VICELAND.
Amy Bonitatibus is Chief Marketing & Communications Officer of Home Lending at Chase. In 2012, Amy joined Chase. Since then, she has held a number of senior marketing and communications positions and led some of Chase’s highest-profile public relations and communications campaigns.
Patty Arvielo started her career from scratch, reaching out of her immediate circle and comfort zone to break into a business when she had no previous experience. Thirty-five years later, she is a nationally recognized business woman; leading a mortgage bank with about 2,900 employees and approximately 165 branches across the nation.
Brad Auerbach is the Head of Industry, Insurance at Facebook. In this role, he leads the operational excellence, revenue growth and product strategy to help insurance marketers capitalize on the shift to mobile.
Ryan Huff is a Research Analyst at Twitter. Based at the company's San Francisco office, Huff measures and analyzes campaigns running on the platform for advertising clients in a variety of national business sectors, including the automotive industry.
Tannis McKenna is a Development Manager based out of Google New York. In her work with Agency Partners she helps navigate the Google landscape to help her clients grow through Google products.
Denise K. Casagrande is the Vice President of Marketing at PCG Digital. Starting in influencer marketing and eCommerce in 2013, Denise has made a career out of testing and writing about social advertising advancements as they’re put into place.
Christine Beckwith became a 30-year mortgage industry veteran in 2018. Over 3 decades she has consistently won in mortgage sales originations at all ranks, from the Loan Officer seat and up the ranks all the way to her Regional sales management roles at the top 5% consistently.
Danny Hertzberg, a leading member of The Jills Group, has received numerous awards and accolades, including being named to the “30 Under 30” list by Forbes, and most recently the “40 Under 40” list by the South Florida Business Journal. Danny has reached a remarkable level of sales production.
Michael McCormick is a co-founder of Insurance Soup and all Soup based brands including Career Agent Concepts, Agency Elephant, Career Insurance Agents, as well as being a partner with Back9 Life Insurance.
Peter Lorimer is an Entrepreneur, Real Estate expert and co-host of the NETFLIX series “Stay Here.” Lorimer, with an eye for profits, helps struggling property owners redesign and market their short-term rentals into moneymaking showstoppers.
Jake has led a 17-year career across sales, marketing and communications roles in the sports, health care and financial services industries. He is the Vice President of Marketing for Movement Mortgage, a perennial member of the Inc. 5000 list.
As Regional Vice President, East - Agencies & Marketers, Marina is responsible for driving awareness and adoption of Factual’s Geopulse ad solutions with brands, agencies, trading desks, and sales partners across the East Coast and Latin America regions.
Molly McKinley is an expert at connecting the dots. She is a senior public relations and integrated marketing strategist with over 19 years of experience launching new products and brands.
Scott Harris is passionately a Dad to his 4 children and Pops to his 3-year-old grandson. Additionally, he is the CEO and Co-Founder of Buyer’s Road, Inc. and the primary innovator of the SocialSurvey® platform.
Dani Kimble is the Chief Marketing Officer at The O’Neill Group. She initially began her career as a dancer, and fast forward a few injuries, landed a creative role in the insurance industry.
Doug is a founder and the Managing Partner at JAG Insurance Group based in Miami FL. Doug carried over his passion, discipline and determination as a former Division 1 college football player into the insurance business.
John W. Fitzpatrick is the President and CEO of Force Marketing and Helix Technologies. He co-founded Force Marketing in 2007, and since then, it has grown to boast more than 120 team members with headquarters in Atlanta and NYC.
Leila Sundstrom is a Commercial Insurance Producer and Risk Consultant for Harden, one of the Southeast’s leading insurance, risk management and employee benefits firms headquartered in Jacksonville, FL.
Todd is excited to be on stage this year at Agent2021 to share his strategies, tactics, and tools used to generate and convert leads.
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Andrew Tai is CEO of Motoinsight, a technology company that makes buying cars easier. Motoinsight’s flagship digital retailing platform MotoCommerce™ powers omni-channel and e-commerce enabled car buying experiences for leading automakers and dealership groups.
Ginger Bell is a 3-time Best-Selling Author, Speaker and Edumarketing Specialist with Go2training, a full-service education, marketing and business management firm focused on utilizing the power of education, new technologies, media, and personality-driven marketing to position individuals and companies as experts in their field.
With a passion for all things automotive, Wesley enjoys empowering dealers across the country by consulting with them on Google Analytics, their branding on social media, reaching consumers through “conversational commerce” (messaging/chat) and spending their digital dollars wisely on paid/organic search.
Bradley is a nationally recognized Insurance Agent and Marketing Enthusiast. He runs the day to day operations at Saraland Insurance in Saraland, Alabama, a business he built on the back of social media and personal branding.
I’m Jason Cassity, and I am a Real Estate Professional here in San Diego, CA. We’re proud to have assembled a group of agents who can bring more to the table than just “opening doors” for you.
John C. Tolbert, President and Managing Director at Boca Raton Resort & Club, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, is responsible for creating and implementing the vision and direction as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations for one of the country’s premier resort destinations and private club facilities.
Geoff Zimpfer is a former National Sales Trainer with Tony Robbins and has been in the mortgage industry since 2003. As a successful Mortgage Originator, he consistently closed 120 loans per year.
Digital-first, full-service agency, VaynerMedia hired their first-ever Chief Strategy Officer in July 2017, Justine Bloome, to lead a “full stack” team of empathetic, strategic thinkers and practitioners at the intersection of Culture and Attention.
Jeff Nicholson was appointed as VaynerMedia’s first Chief Media Officer in June 2017 after growing a paid media group of nine into a diversified and full-service media organization of nearly 200 in two years, with managed spend nearly doubling year-over-year.
Steve Babcock is chief creative officer at digital agency VaynerMedia, where Babcock brings a unique perspective to the business. His media-agnostic approach always puts the solution first and considers every possible outlet, from prime time TV to Periscope.
Venue & Location
Agent2021 will be held at Hard Rock Stadium, located in Miami Gardens, Florida, just north of Miami. Hard Rock Stadium is a global entertainment destination, and home to the Miami Dolphins and the University of Miami. Having undergone a $500 Million, three year renovation, Hard Rock Stadium features state-of-the-art facilities, the largest indoor street art collection in the world, and dozens of unparalleled spaces for events and meetings.