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Summit Speakers

MEQUODA SUMMIT HOSTS

Don Nicholas, Founder & Chairman
Don Nicholas is Founder & Chairman of Mequoda Systems. As our Chief Systems Advisor, he supervises the planning, development and optimization of all Mequoda Multiplatform Media Management Systems. Don serves as an executive coach for Mequoda’s Service Teams and the high octane management teams at our Gold Member Client organizations. Over the past two decades, Don and his teams have guided the transformation of hundreds of legacy media brands into highly successful multiplatform media brands. Don has authored numerous books on media and technology including Multiplatform Publishing Strategy. Don is the lead instructor for Mequoda Events, and a frequent moderator and speaker at media industry events. He is also the founder of Blue Dolphin Direct, MagazineWeek and Lighthouse Publishing Services. He is a graduate of the Naval Nuclear Power Training Command, Sacramento State University and Capella University where he studied engineering, journalism and management. Don is an avid sailor, historian and novelist who loves to travel with family and friends.
Kim Mateus, EVP & Planning Group Leader
Kim Mateus is Executive Vice President & Planning Group Leader. In 2016, She will guide 15 to 20 legacy media organizations through our Business Transformation Planning Program. She leads our planning, research, and communications teams. She is the Managing Director for Mequoda Events, and a frequent speaker at industry events. She is the Publisher and Editorial Director for Mequoda Daily, Mequoda Handbooks and Webinars. Kim serves on the board of the Specialized Information Publishers Association. She earned her degree in journalism at Roger Williams University and loves travel, cooking and time with her family and friends.
Ed Coburn, SVP & Chief Strategy Advisor
Ed Coburn is Mequoda’s Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Advisor for Belvoir Media Group, Cabot Heritage Corporation, The Dark Intelligence Group, Forester Media Network, GiANT Impact, Investing News Network, Metro Parent Publishing Group, National Association of Plan Advisors, Prime Publishing, Sovereign Media, The Successful Investor and Vida y Salud Media Group. He works with the CEOs and leadership teams at these organizations to develop strategic multiplatform publishing plans and helps implement them to grow revenue and profitability. He has been a Publisher and Principal in two B2B paid-circulation publishing startups and Publishing Director and Chief Operating Officer of B2C health publisher Harvard Health Publications with revenues of $18 million. He began his career at Cahners Publishing Company under Norman Cahners, a pioneering leader in controlled-circulation B2B magazine publishing. Ed is a longtime director and past President of the Specialized Information Publishers Association.
Luis Hernandez, SVP & Chief Strategy Advisor
Luis Hernandez is Mequoda’s Senior Vice President and Chief Strategy Advisor for B the Change Media, Biblical Archaeology Society, Center for Science in the Public Interest, Countryside Publications, Ebner Publishing International, Loss Prevention Magazine, Natural Health Advisory Institute, Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School and Yankee Publishing. He guides the CEOs of these organizations and their respective management teams through the process of growing and monetizing their multiplatform audience. As the Director of Publishing at Thompson Publishing Group, Luis started as a reporter and went on to direct and oversee the editorial, marketing and production efforts for the $15 million publishing company. Luis teaches courses in content strategy, sponsorship development and organizational management at Mequoda Events. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the Specialized Information Publishers Association. Luis holds a BA in Journalism from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas — where he was born and raised — and has an MA in English from Georgetown University. Luis resides in Washington, DC with his wife and two daughters.
Aimee Graeber, EVP & Technology Group Leader
Aimee Graeber Aimee Graeber is EVP & Technology Group Leader at Mequoda. She is the architect of the Haven Nexus System and manages all system consulting, design, development, maintenance, training and support for clients. She sets and oversees the implementation of Mequoda Best Practices for all hosted systems. Aimee and her team also work with Mequoda Gold Member Clients to set and oversee the implementation of Mequoda System Best Practices for all systems hosted in the Haven Nexus Data Center. Aimee also works with clients who build and manage their own systems.
Laura Pittman, President & Analytics Group Leader
Laura Pittman, President & Analytics Group Leader at Mequoda, is responsible for modeling, budgeting, reporting and analyzing data for Gold Member Clients, working directly with them to help them understand the impact of the Mequoda System on their own businesses. Laura is formally trained as an accountant, and is an expert in computer modeling, reporting and business analysis, and is a specialist in project management, fulfillment system reporting and direct marketing. Laura teaches business analysis and modeling at Mequoda events.


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