Speakers

Adam Hudson

Adam Hudson

Co-Founder

Adam first discovered Amazon in 2011. At that time, he was living in Los Angeles where he was building an animation studio which produced around 400 projects a year for companies including Canon, Mastercard, Volvo, the World Bank, Cisco and McDonalds. Although that business was financially successful, he knew that he wanted to return to Australia at some point and that he’d need to sell the company in order to do so. That is what attracted him to Amazon. Starting with just one product in the home and kitchen category, Adam grew a multimillion dollar Amazon business, with his products sold into 33 international markets. This enabled him to sell his animation studio and return home to Australia in 2015.

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Joe Olejnik

Joe Olejnik

Co-Founder

As Adam’s business partner and co-founder of Reliable Education, Joe is committed to building a global organisation that truly leads the market in teaching people how to build a reliable income on Amazon. Always a crowd favourite, Joe will be passionately sharing his unique insights into entrepreneurship, networking, self-management and leading a world class team.

Brian Smith

Brian Smith

Founder – UGG

Brian Smith is the founder of the world famous UGG Australia Brand. Brian will deliver a keynote to inspire and provide you with some amazing insights into playing the long game and building an iconic brand (and some fascinating stories along the way!)

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Angela Hartnett

Angela Hartnett

Reliable Veteran

Angela Hartnett’s Amazon journey began in January 2017 after “stumbling” upon the Reliable Education training. An ancient proverb states “When the student is ready, the teacher will appear”.

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Haley Hughes

Haley Hughes

Selling off Amazon

Haley Hughes is the Founder of Empire & Co, an eCommerce startup utilising the Shopify platform. Her journey in eCommerce began eleven years ago when she embarked on her first trip to the Canton Fair and shortly after established her first successful eComm venture on E-Bay.

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Chris Parsons

Chris Parsons

Master of Ceremonies

Chris Parsons is not only a TV presenter, host and MC, he is also a Reliable Education student.

His TV career began with an ad in the paper, ‘’WANTED: TV Presenter, Gold Coast Lifestyle Show – must be presentable, have good communication skills and ability to remember lines’’. Unsure how many of those attributes he actually possessed, Chris drove down the highway and into a career that has become his absolute passion.

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Wayne Butcher

Wayne Butcher

Head of Coaching

Wayne was one of the first Reliable Education students in the world and has built a very successful business. He has since left his professional career and now runs our private coaching program.

In that role, he has been exposed to literally hundreds of Amazon businesses and thousands of product ideas through his coaching work. He has learnt what it takes to find, launch and successfully market products in various categories and he will share his experience with us at the Summit.

Tony Robinson

Tony Robinson

Mastermind Expert

Find your tribe. Tony knows first-hand the value of “your people”. Being in the room with people that, well…”get you” and understand your journey can be the single most important decision you ever make for your business.

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Nicholas Steiner

Nicholas Steiner

Rhino & Serial Entrepreneur

Building a brand is more than good marketing and amazing products. It takes heart, soul and creativity.

Nicholas knows what is it really like to pour years of life into a brand to make it the next ‘big thing’. Nicholas has not only achieved this once, but multiple times. Nicholas has thrown everything he’s got at learning the ins and outs of Amazon over the past 12 months and successfully applied his learnings in his existing e-commerce business.

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Brendan Geyer

Brendan Geyer

Product Specialist

Most people have the capacity to become successful entrepreneurs. Few actually achieve success – it takes will, a willingness to learn, persistence, and a never give up attitude.

Brendan Geyer knows persistence, as he and his wife Jane chipped away for 18 months with outgoings and no financial gain. Then, in their second month of selling, Brendan & Jane achieved US$50K in monthly sales with one killer product.

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Jon Tilley

Jon Tilley

CEO, ZonGuru & Entrepreneur

Jon Tilley is a successful entrepreneur & Amazon thought leader. 

After 15 years working as an account director & strategist for some of the top global digital agencies, Jon started his Amazon journey in 2014 launching multiple successful private label brands, and soon after launching ZonGuru, an all-in-one software toolset for Amazon Private Label Sellers.

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Cris Edwards

Cris Edwards

Amazon Seller & Product Designer

Entrepreneur and long-time Amazon seller, Cris shares the journey of working with two other mums to help four kids launch their own successful Amazon business. She unpacks the ups and downs and what really worked over a year and half of teaching four teen girls to think like entrepreneurs and to execute like a boss! The practical takeaways from this experience will help inspire people at every stage of starting their own business, whether they have kids or not.

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Georgie & Gemma

Georgie & Gemma

Dynamic Quadruple Rhino sister duo

Georgie Mayhew
Georgie was introduced to Amazon through her sister, and now business partner, Gemma. Recently having sold an Education and Training business and wanting to exit that industry, she was keen to continue to work for herself and maintain the freedom to work around her 2 young daughters – 1 and 3 years old at the time. Not knowing anything about eCommerce or Private Labelling, Georgie did some research and quickly became really excited about the amazing opportunity Amazon presented to build a business and create a brand.

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Jan Hutton

Jan Hutton

GM Marketing, Destination NSW, Brand Hacker

Jan is a storyteller with a message and a mission. A trusted advisor with highly tuned global brand-building instincts, blended with a practical approach to strategic growth.

Having acquired significant international experience, as former Managing Director within the Ogilvy group, Director and board member of The Nielsen Company, CMO of South African Tourism, CMO of Deloitte Consulting Africa, CMO of Destination Gold Coast and currently GM Marketing for Destination NSW, Jan’s career path has been deliberately unconventional. A well-regarded leader, a clear thinker with an
ambitious spirit, Jan makes an impact by bringing insight and inspiration to maximise results.

Keith O'Brien

Keith O'Brien

Advertising Expert

One of the most important parts of your Amazon journey, and often the most confusing part, is Amazon advertising. Not only are there new features being released all of the time, but even the basics, like Sponsored Ads, can seem daunting to understand.

Keith has been helping Amazon businesses grow for nearly 5 1/2 years and knows how crucial this part of the business is. He’s also seen the most common mistakes and challenges sellers face when it comes to PPC. Keith will unpack the core components of PPC, address how to properly budget for your advertising and share some strategies for sellers both large and small.

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Jamie Lane

Jamie Lane

Mother of Five, & Rhino Award Winner

Jamie is a passionate entrepreneur who strongly believes in education, determination, and that you should never underestimate your capabilities.

She has built an Amazon business that has exceeded US $1.3 M in sales in just over two years whilst raising five children. She has overcome some hard times to find extraordinary growth. She thinks bigger than herself and at times takes things to extreme. By sharing her journey, she hopes to inspire other families. When all else fails believe in you!

Fran Flynn

Fran Flynn

Amazon Product Photographer & Graphic Designer

While most savvy Amazon Sellers recognise that their product photos are a top priority, have you ever considered the importance of creating a visual strategy for your product images? The right image strategy can easily increase your conversion rate by double digits.

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Panelists & Panel Themes

How Successful Amazon Businesses Are Set Up And Run
Strategies For Choosing The Right Products
How To Sell Successfully On Amazon

Julie-Anne Popp

Focuses on long term sustainable growth as a stay at home Mum, achieving $140K gross revenue in her first year.

Vinil Shah

$25K award winner and have been sourcing products from around the world for over 15 years.

Tony Robinson

Tony is a specialist in networking, organising and running successful MasterMinds.

Mark Crandon

Over $100k in 30 days 2018 and 2019, customer care legend.

Nicholas Steiner

$300K award winner and ‘branding and mindset specialist’.

Michael Kwok

$30K award winner and specialist in operations.

Sally Fassano

Background in National Retail Operations and $20k gross revenue in her first two months on Amazon.

Brendan Geyer

$50k in the second month of sales with one killer product and a retail specialist.

Mandy Coates

7 figure Amazon Seller and specialist in product selection.

Helen McDonald

$50K award winner and expert problem solver.

Jamie Lane

Product development, customer care expert and AU $1.3 million in her first two years.

Florian Loehr

A Summit veteran, Amazon allrounder who loves to source profitable differentiations from China.

More Panelists

Stay tuned as we will be announcing new panelists between now and the Summit.