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Jason Khoo
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Jason
Last Name
Khoo
Guest Bio

Jason started doing digital marketing freelancing back in college. When graduating he co-founded a SEO and Web design agency that he ultimately sold. He now is the founder of Zupo, which is a SEO consulting agency helping construct powerful long term SEO strategies for our clients. Jason also enjoys multiple cups of tea a day, hiding away on weekends catching up on reading and rewatching The Simpsons for the 20th time.

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Jason started doing digital marketing freelancing back in college. When graduating he co-founded a SEO and Web design agency that he ultimately sold. He now is the founder of Zupo, which is a SEO consulting agency helping construct powerful long term SEO strategies for our clients. Jason also enjoys multiple cups of tea a day, hiding away on weekends catching up on reading and rewatching The Simpsons for the 20th time.
Cathy Sexton
First Name
Cathy
Last Name
Sexton
Guest Bio

Cathy Sexton, Productivity and Profit Specialist, Speaker, Author, TV Host, and Coach, helps individuals and organizations increase productivity and profits. Delivering high-impact principles through speaking, coaching, training and special resources, Cathy empowers people to achieve their personal and business goals, make the profit they desire, and still have time for family and friends.

I AM CEO Podcast Episode

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Cathy Sexton, Productivity and Profit Specialist, Speaker, Author, TV Host, and Coach, helps individuals and organizations increase productivity and profits. Delivering high-impact principles through speaking, coaching, training and special resources, Cathy empowers people to achieve their personal and business goals, make the profit they desire, and still have time for family and friends.
Christine Searle
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Christine
Last Name
Searle
Guest Bio

Christine Searle, owner of Searle Business Solutions, LLC, is a financial control expert with more than 30 years of experience helping businesses and non-profits understand and get control over their finances and taxes. She provides tax preparation and planning services and financial process consulting. Christine is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified in Risk Management Assurance, and an Enrolled Agent. She also volunteers with and supports several Arlington-based social safety net nonprofits.

I AM CEO Podcast Episode

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Christine Searle, owner of Searle Business Solutions, LLC, is a financial control expert with more than 30 years of experience helping businesses and non-profits understand and get control over their finances and taxes. She provides tax preparation and planning services and financial process consulting. Christine is a Certified Internal Auditor, Certified in Risk Management Assurance, and an Enrolled Agent. She also volunteers with and supports several Arlington-based social safety net nonprofits.
Stephen Deason
First Name
Stephen
Last Name
Deason
Guest Bio

Stephen Deason is Founder and CEO of The OPARasa Group, a Social Enterprise building worth in Recovery. Mr. Deason was previously CEO of GRYYT, a Socially Conscious MarTech firm, and has held C-level positions in three other technology companies. Stephen is an active volunteer who serves as a director on three nonprofit boards and on the advisory boards of two startup technology firms. Mr. Deason holds both an MBA and an MSc. in Accounting from Emory University, a BSc. in Mathematics from UAB, and is ABD-PhD in Business, also from Emory University’s Laney Graduate School.

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Stephen Deason is Founder and CEO of The OPARasa Group, a Social Enterprise building worth in Recovery. Mr. Deason was previously CEO of GRYYT, a Socially Conscious MarTech firm, and has held C-level positions in three other technology companies. Stephen is an active volunteer who serves as a director on three nonprofit boards and on the advisory boards of two startup technology firms. Mr. Deason holds both an MBA and an MSc. in Accounting from Emory University, a BSc. in Mathematics from UAB, and is ABD-PhD in Business, also from Emory University’s Laney Graduate School.
Joseph Randazzo
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Joseph
Last Name
Randazzo
Guest Bio

Joey Randazzo is the Founder and CEO of Portland SEO Growth by Becoming Media. He has a team of 19 women (mostly military spouses) that produce over 2 million words of SEO focused content each year. They've worked with enterprise-level clients like Autodesk, WebMD, and NexEra.

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Joey Randazzo is the Founder and CEO of Portland SEO Growth by Becoming Media. He has a team of 19 women (mostly military spouses) that produce over 2 million words of SEO focused content each year. They've worked with enterprise-level clients like Autodesk, WebMD, and NexEra.
Sarah White
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Sarah
Last Name
White
Guest Bio

Sarah is a local entrepreneur who has been working in restaurants for most of 20 years. Having done everything from bussing and hosting up through chief operating officer, she decided to venture out and start her own consulting firm, Your-White-Knight. During the height of covid as restaurants are failing, she began working with several local places to help them find a way to survive and then to thrive.

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Sarah is a local entrepreneur who has been working in restaurants for most of 20 years. Having done everything from bussing and hosting up through chief operating officer, she decided to venture out and start her own consulting firm, Your-White-Knight. During the height of covid as restaurants are failing, she began working with several local places to help them find a way to survive and then to thrive.
Christina Pannone
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Christina
Last Name
Pannone
Guest Bio

Christina is the Owner of Knieriem Designs (pronounced Canary-um) and KD Social. At Knieriem Designs she designs and produces women's clothing in her studio in Alexandria, Virginia. At KD Social, she helps small businesses stand out on social media. She's all about supporting local small businesses and is especially passionate about empowering female entrepreneurs.

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Christina is the Owner of Knieriem Designs (pronounced Canary-um) and KD Social. At Knieriem Designs she designs and produces women's clothing in her studio in Alexandria, Virginia. At KD Social, she helps small businesses stand out on social media. She's all about supporting local small businesses and is especially passionate about empowering female entrepreneurs.
Jodie Cook
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Jodie
Last Name
Cook
Guest Bio

Jodie is the owner of JC Social Media, a team of social media managers based in Birmingham, United Kingdom. She co-founded Clever Tykes, a series of children’s storybooks inspiring enterprising behaviour, which are read in every primary school in the UK and have just launched in the USA. She was included in Forbes’ 30 under 30 list in 2017 and won the 2017 Entrepreneurs Champion award at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. She also competes for Great Britain in powerlifting.

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Jodie is the owner of JC Social Media, a team of social media managers based in Birmingham, United Kingdom. She co-founded Clever Tykes, a series of children’s storybooks inspiring enterprising behaviour, which are read in every primary school in the UK and have just launched in the USA. She was included in Forbes’ 30 under 30 list in 2017 and won the 2017 Entrepreneurs Champion award at the Great British Entrepreneur Awards. She also competes for Great Britain in powerlifting.
Cheree Warrick
First Name
Cheree
Last Name
Warrick
Guest Bio

For close to 10 years, Cheree Warrick helped companies raise millions of dollars as a business plan writer. The most successful fundraisers already had a network of high net worth individuals and could raise millions within a few weeks of Cheree completing their business plan. Her black clients (most of whom had great ideas but didn’t have these relationships) would struggle to receive funding. Cheree has a solution to this massive problem. She's building the largest community of black small dollar investors who want to help fund black businesses.

I AM CEO Podcast Episode

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Short Business Description
For close to 10 years, Cheree Warrick helped companies raise millions of dollars as a business plan writer. The most successful fundraisers already had a network of high net worth individuals and could raise millions within a few weeks of Cheree completing their business plan. Her black clients (most of whom had great ideas but didn’t have these relationships) would struggle to receive funding. Cheree has a solution to this massive problem. She's building the largest community of black small dollar investors who want to help fund black businesses.
Cortney Heykoop
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Cortney
Last Name
Heykoop
Guest Bio

Cortney Heykoop focuses on financial planning for the families in Loudoun County Virginia with a passion for the special needs market. This passion grew after adopting a special needs child 14 years ago. With the arrival of her daughter she experienced, first hand, the isolation and lack of support parents felt as they struggled with daily challenges and complex issues- The importance of a trusted advisor, has never been more evident. Cortney works daily to be that trusted advisor and a resource for the families she works with in the community.

I AM CEO Podcast Episode

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Short Business Description
Cortney Heykoop focuses on financial planning for the families in Loudoun County Virginia with a passion for the special needs market. This passion grew after adopting a special needs child 14 years ago. With the arrival of her daughter she experienced, first hand, the isolation and lack of support parents felt as they struggled with daily challenges and complex issues- The importance of a trusted advisor, has never been more evident. Cortney works daily to be that trusted advisor and a resource for the families she works with in the community.
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