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Tuesday, October 8 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Fireside Chat: Everyday Leadership

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It all starts with a great idea. Then, a business plan, a few key hires and a successful project. Suddenly, you’re fast tracking toward becoming leader. But what exactly does that mean? In a marketplace guided by speed to market and innovation, to be a leader means being equal parts visionary and tactician. How do you do that? Two Atlanta entrepreneurs will come together to try and answer that question. Jeff Hilimire, co-founder of Atlanta-based Engauge, sold his company to Publicis Groupe in September. He’s now launched a new company, Dragon Army. Danny Davis, an original Engauge partner, moved on to form Proving Ground. Between the two of them, they’ve seen the ups and downs of growing a business, building a team and winning business, right here in Atlanta and nationwide. In this intimate conversation, they’ll share what it means to lead everyday — their experience in the tech and marketing space, the lessons they’ve learned and what they’d tell new companies just starting out.

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Stephanie Critchfield

Marketing & PR Consultant
A lifetime communicator, Stephanie has made a career out of helping businesses talk about themselves. It’s both an art and a science, uniting what can feel like disparate things: business goals and creative ideas. It involves everything from audience strategy to aligning teams and people to telling the right and most compelling story. Then, understanding both successes and failures. Stephanie has developed branded content strategies for a... Read More →


Danny Davis

Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Proving Ground
A lifelong technologist and entrepreneur, Danny is a vocal advocate of the need for more effective relationships between strategy and technology. His motivation is singular: to create better, more effective digital experiences for the end user. It all began in 1998, when he co-founded Spunlogic. He set out to tackle a pressing and under-addressed need in the marketplace — web design that better reflected user behavior. Serving as CTO, Danny... Read More →

Jeff Hilimire

Chief Executive Officer, Dragon Army
Jeff is a lifelong entrepreneur with a passion for digital marketing, technology and mentorship. His journey began in 1998, when, while still in college, he casually started a web-design company with his roommate. When business took off, Jeff realized they were on to something. So he dialed in, growing the new business—Spunlogic—one interactive experience at a time. Then, in 2008, after 10 years of consecutive growth, Engauge acquired... Read More →

Tuesday October 8, 2013 6:30pm - 8:00pm
MAIN - 11th Floor Atlantic Station, 201 17th Street, Atlanta, GA, 30363

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