Mikaela Hunt is an award-winning journalist that spent nearly 17 years in TV news, working in every seat from producer to anchor with her last stop on NBC 4 Today for seven years as the morning co-anchor. She also is the co-host of Cbuzz, a podcast highlighting business innovators in Central Ohio.
Dana Telsey is the CEO and Chief Research Officer of Telsey Advisory Group (TAG), which was founded in 2006 and has grown to be a leading equity research, trade execution, investment banking and consulting firm, focusing on the consumer space.
Alison Embrey Medina is the editor in chief / associate publisher of design:retail magazine, a trade publication serving the retail design industry. Medina has spoken on retail and store design trends at various conferences and events across the globe, most recently traveling to Germany, France, China, Hong Kong, Brazil, Turkey, Canada and Mexico.
Pursuit is a modern men's suit store with old-fashioned customer service that launched in 2011 at the South Campus Gateway and re-located to The Short North Arts District in the fall of 2015. Pursuit also operates a unique suit store on wheels, The Suitmobile, and is launching a second location later this year in the Over-the-Rhine neighborhood of Cincinnati.
Debbie is proud to lead a team of hundreds as president and CEO of Charles Penzone, Inc., an Ohio-based group of world-class salons and spas with six locations that serve more than 300,000 guests a year. Debbie spent more than 30 years helping to strategically build and evolve the company as a stylist, artistic director, training director and senior vice president before taking the organization’s helm in 2008.
A passionate entrepreneur, Shin has launched numerous restaurant concepts, with the newest being a nod to his Korean heritage—BIBIBOP Asian Grill— in 2013. Customers have embraced the restaurant concept built on the principles of providing a balanced happy and healthy lifestyle by using honest, well-balanced ingredients that taste as good as they make you feel. The brand has almost 30 locations nationwide.