The FastForward Braintrust Advisory Team of Expert Marketers

Marketing Advisory Team (listed alphabetically)

Mike Dillon

Mike has been a Chief Sales/Marketing Officer responsible for worldwide sales, marketing, customer service and operations. His specialty is building successful sales and marketing organizations, maximizing revenue and improving the return on sales and marketing investment. Companies include Honeywell, Digital Equipment, Apollo Computer, Xerox, HP and several start-ups.

As a consultant and counselor for several advocate groups, Mike works with entrepreneurs and business owners to maximize their success by starting and growing their companies effectively. He focuses on all areas of a business with particular emphasis on growing revenue through cost effective sales and marketing programs, including Internet marketing. Mike is also a Registered Investment Advisor and helps business owners with benefits programs, profit sharing and pension plans, exit strategy planning, and other general financial issues.

Mike has an Engineering degree from the University of Toronto and has done post-graduate business studies at Babson College and USC.

Susan Heywood

Susan F. Heywood is a marketer, educator and entrepreneur with more than two decades success creating, executing and managing direct marketing projects, including fifteen years experience with Online technologies and programs, six years experience teaching Online in Graduate and Undergraduate degree programs and five years experience with blogging and social media research and Web projects.

Susan is the host of Endless ROI - The Monetization Conversation on BlogTalkRadio, available live and as a podcast, and has been blogging since 2003, when she added a blog to her web site at

She has been involved with the online world as a successful marketer, communicator and writer since the early 90's and began teaching Online in 2002. Her current work includes social media consulting projects and teaching marketing and communications classes at the leading US Online University.

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Kathleen Hudson

Entrepreneurial minded, Kathleen finds solutions to assist her clients get the most for their marketing dollar. She is an author / speaker and former talk show host.

She is a licensed financial strategist in three states and producer of a licensed seminar called Missed Fortune 101 by Doug Andrew. She is co sponsor of the Breakfast Huddle for Yeatts Performance Group and an avid online networker. Kathleen attends numerous networking functions weekly and is known in the community.

Kathleen is President-elect for the Sunnyslope Kiwanis and on the Board of Directors for Stepping Stones of Hope a local non-profit "supporting grieving children and families". Kathleen has a unique ability to network her contacts together in a way that is always mutually beneficial. One of her greatest loves is in marketing.

Colleen O'Donnell Pierce

Before going solo in 2003, Colleen supervised several major PR accounts at Cramer-Krasselt, a top integrated advertising and public relations agency. Her full-time clients included Cliff Castle Casino, American Express Business Services, Yavapai-Apache Nation and Verdict Systems, plus projects for SRP, Arizona Foundation for Women, Black Oak Casino. The teams she led won several PRSA and IABC awards, and an HSMAI award for their work on behalf of these clients.

From skydiving weddings on morning news shows to securing Alice Cooper as celebrity spokesman for VH1's Save the Music Campaign, she has demonstrated her ability to partner effectively and design campaigns that catch media attention.

In her own business, Breaking Gravity LLC, she focuses on the particular needs of entrepreneurs in launching and expanding their businesses. She holds a Bachelor's degree in English from University of Michigan, and completed Master's coursework at Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.

Allan Sabo

In addition to running a full-service marketing agency and consulting practice, his eMarketing experience goes back over 14 years when he pioneered an early Social Media site in 1994;, a sports commentary syndication service grew to 1,100 authors and distributed content to over 2,600 media outlets reaching a combined audience of 5-6 million people per day.

Sabo was among the first ever to stream a live theatrical event over the web in 1995 that doubled the in person attendance, and later his team went on to tackle major record setting productions like Victoria Secret and the SuperBowl. In 1996, was the first social media service to have media credentials in all 4 major professional sports and the 1996 Olympic Games.

Mr Sabo is also the founder of the Internets first online advertising network, 24/7 Real Media [NASDAQ: TFSM]. Sabo's podcast was among the first 5000 podcasts to ever be broadcast online in late 2004.

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a freelance marketer with over seventeen years of experience on the client, agency and media sides of the business-he has worked nearly ever discipline under the marketing umbrella. Mike has worked for such notable companies as Cold Stone Creamery and internet startup, Neoplant, as well as for the Arizona Republic where he sat on the forming committee of also worked for a large yacht dealer in California where he took the company's marketing efforts from mediocre to professional, while also developing an effective marketing plan that helped translate into an increase in sales by 22% (or $13m) over a two year period.

As a freelancer, Mike has helped countless small businesses with their marketing efforts-from strategy, web development, online marketing, graphic design, public relations to coaching and consulting services.

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