Roland Frasier is a strategic investor who has bought and sold over 100 public and private companies ranging from a few million to over $100 million in adjusted sales over the past 30 years. He specializes in creative deal structuring and low and no money down acquisitions where he can add value, grow, scale and sell the businesses he acquires for as much as 200 times or more his initial investment.
A “recovering attorney,” Roland practiced business, tax and securities law for over 12 years, has been a principal or founder of 5 different Inc Magazine fastest growing companies and lives in San Diego with his wife, two children and their three chihuahuas.
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Ryan Deiss is an entrepreneur, author, and investor, and according to Shark Tank star, Daymond John, “His companies practically own the internet.” Ryan’s entrepreneurial endeavors began while he was a college student at the University of Texas at Austin, launching his first very first website and generating his very first sale from his freshman dorm room. By the time he graduated, this one online property had ballooned into 500, and a hobby had grown into a business. Fast forward to the present day, Ryan is the Founder and CEO of The Scalable Company (Scalable.co), DigitalMarketer.com, Recess.io, and a Founding Partner at Scalable Equity, LLC, a venture equity accelerator that builds and acquires B2B media and software brands.
Ryan is the creator of the “Customer Value Optimization” methodology, and has introduced and popularized many of the digital selling strategies that modern companies now take for granted. His company, DigitalMarketer, is the leading provider of digital marketing training and certifications. Its community has over 15,000 paid members, and over a half a million subscribers. Ryan is also the founder and host of the Traffic & Conversion Summit, the largest digital marketing conversion conference in North America.
Ryan is also a best-selling author and a sought-after speaker who has shared the stage with top business leaders and celebrities like Sir Richard Branson, William Shatner, Gary Vaynerchuk, Rachel Hollis, Tim Ferris, Daymond John, and Dave Ramsey. Most importantly, Ryan is a proud father of four, and husband to Emily, to whom he gives all the credit for everything he has ever done.