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Matthew Luhn

Top Creativity Keynote Speaker, Award Winning Filmmaker, Director, Former Lead Storyteller and Animator at Pixar Studios

Matthew Luhn is an accomplished storyteller, instructor, motivational keynote speaker, and story consultant, with over 20 years’ experience creating stories and characters at Pixar Animation Studios.

Alongside his story work in Hollywood, Matthew works with Fortune 500 companies, entrepreneurs, and other professionals how to craft and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build stronger brands and business communication. Matthew’s most recent clients include Adidas, Target, Coke, Procter and Gamble, Facebook, Warner Brothers, Sony, and Google. Matthew’s story credits include Toy Story, Toy Story 2, Toy Story 3, Monsters Inc., Monsters University, Finding Nemo, UP, Cars, Ratatouille and other films currently in development.


Molly Bloom

Award-winning Inspirational Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur, and Bestselling Author of Molly’s Game, Oscar-nominated film. Professional Athlete and Alumnus of U.S. Ski Team.

Molly Bloom is an inspirational keynote speaker, entrepreneur, and bestselling author of Molly’s Game. She is best known for hermemoir, Molly’s Game, which was adapted into an award-winning film of the same name by Aaron Sorkin. Bloom’s memoir chronicles her journey from college student to LA waitress to building and operating the largest and most notorious private poker game in the world. Her games featured hundreds of millions of dollars and players like Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, A-Rod, and Ben Affleck.

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Dr. Sam Chandan

Founder of Chandan Economics

Dr. Sam Chandan, Ph.D. is the Larry & Klara Silverstein Chair and Academic Dean of NYU's Schack Institute of Real Estate. Sam Chandan founded Chandan Economics, an economic advisory and data science firm serving the institutional real estate industry. Dr. Chandan received his Ph.D. in Applied Economics from the Wharton School and was a Doctoral Scholar in the Economics Department at Princeton University. In addition to real estate, his academic work has focused on issues relating to school access, poverty reduction, and development economics.

In addition to his doctorate, he holds graduate degrees in economics and engineering and an undergraduate degree in economics, finance, and public policy.

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John McDermott

Senior Vice President of SVN International Corp. 

John McDermott serves as the Senior Vice President of SVN International Corporation. John is a member of the Executive Committee of the SVN Asset Recovery Team (SVNART), serves as its Southern California Regional Director, and is also a member of the SVNIC Advisory Board.

John also trains SVN Advisors nationwide. His commercial real estate experience includes the ownership and development of condominiums, mobile home parks, neighborhood anchored retail centers, recreational vehicle parks, and apartments with 45 years of real estate and finance experience.


Solomon Poretsky

Chief Development Officer of SVN International Corp.

Solomon Poretsky is SVN’s Chief Development Officer. Prior to joining SVN, Solomon was a partner at Custom Skills Development, a commercial real estate consulting firm providing coaching, development, and training services to agents and brokerages across North America. His commercial real estate career started at Marcus & Millichap, where he was involved in over $1.2 billion of listings sales and closings as both an agent and a regional manager.

He currently resides in suburban Minneapolis with his wife, Mary, and his twin boys, Thomas and William.

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