2015 Conference Sponsors


We are so appreciative of our wonderful sponsors that help make The Gathering of Games a great success.  Please support these partners that support the open-book community.  

BKD Advisors - Platinum Sponsor
At BKD, we understand you want an advisor who can provide more than just accounting solutions. Our CPAs and advisors offer specialized skills and expertise, as well as the winning attitude, character and communication skills necessary to help clients achieve their objectives.

Contact - Marci Bowling [email protected]

  Lathrop & Gage LLP - Gold/CEO Sponsor

   Lathrop & Gage is a full-service firm with 315 attorneys practicing in 11 offices nationwide, allowing us to respond to clients' needs at the local, state and national levels. We provide a full spectrum of corporate legal services: business transactions, employment and employee benefits, environmental, intellectual property and litigation.

Contact - Joseph Johnson [email protected]

 Bancorp South Insurance ServicesDiamond Sponsor
 BancorpSouth Insurance Services, Inc. is the 33rd largest insurance brokerage in the U.S., with almost 600 insurance and risk management specialists  operating from over 30 offices across 9 states.  Since our inception, we have not only remained dedicated to understanding our clients' unique needs, but also  to customizing plans helping them accomplish their goals and protect valuable assets.

Contact - Kim Bell [email protected]


  Paul Mueller CompanySilver/All-Star Awards Sponsor
Paul Mueller Company is headquartered in Springfield, Missouri, U.S.A., and was established in 1940. With additional manufacturing and sales operations located in Osceola, Iowa, The Netherlands, and Vietnam, Paul Mueller Company employees build innovative processing equipment for use on dairy farms and in a wide variety of applications in food, beverage, pharmaceutical, and chemical facilities worldwide. From a stainless steel wine barrel to a one million gallon tank fabricated in the field, Mueller product solutions and components are making a difference all around the world.

Contact - Jay Holden [email protected]

Khorus - Lanyard Sponsor
Khorus is software designed to help CEOs run their businesses. Based on 20+ years of experience, Joel Trammell founded Khorus to help CEOs ease their constant worries: Are people working on the right things? Will we deliver on our targets? Will I find out about the latest problem after it's too late?

Contact - Angela Vasquez [email protected]

Cutco Gifts - Speaker Sponsor
Celebrating 65 years of unforgettable gifts.  Give your clients, employees or prospects a custom-engraved set of Cutco cutlery - the only promotional gift with a lifetime guarantee.

Contact - Katie Heaney [email protected]

Menke & AssociatesMeal Sponsor
Menke & Associates, Inc. was founded in 1974 by John Menke who co-authored the landmark ESOP legislation which subsequently spawned the industry. Today, the firm is one of the leading firms in the United States in structuring Employee Stock Ownership Plan transactions.

Contact - Rick Rose [email protected]

Vistage InternationalSupporting Sponsor
Founded in 1957 and headquartered in San Diego, California, Vistage assembles and facilitates private advisory boards for CEOs, senior executives and business owners. Vistage members participate in monthly, Chair-led private advisory board meetings. More than 18,000 members in 16 countries also have access to one-to-one executive coaching, expert speakers, and our global network of business leaders.

Contact - Dave Bartel [email protected]

 Beyster InstituteSupporting Sponsor
The Beyster Institute at UC San Diego's Rady School of  Management works to advance the understanding and practice of  employee ownership as an  effective and responsible business model.

Contact - Martin Staubus [email protected]


  Amy's Ice CreamsIn-Kind Sponsor
 Home of the world famous Mexican Vanilla Ice Cream. Established in 1984, Amy's  handcrafts artisan super premium ice creams, dairy-free fruit ices and frozen yogurt!  With over 350 flavors in rotation your every visit will be a new flavor adventure! We've  grown up in Austin, Texas and now have shops in Houston and San Antonio!

Contact - Aaron Clay [email protected]


 Zing TrainIn-Kind Sponsor
 ZingTrain offers public seminars on a range of business-related topics,  ranging from customer service and leadership to marketing and HR, and regularly conducts private sessions of those seminars for individual organizations.

Contact - Ari Weinzweig [email protected]

95% Share Marketing In-Kind Sponsor
95% Share Marketing is dedicated to showing businesses how to significantly grow their market share and drive brand recognition at the high end of the profit curve. We are committed to teaching you "how" we were able to do that and what you can do to start achieving those same results. We specialize in training and speeches for Management Groups, Sales Organizations and Customer Service Teams.

Contact - Jim Niekamp [email protected]

H3 TeamIn-Kind Sponsor

Contact - Tom Bagwell [email protected]

WorldBluIn-Kind Sponsor
WorldBlu's purpose is to develop world class-freedom-centered (rather than fear-based), organizations and leaders.  We do this by offering a range of products and services that make it faster, easier and more fun to deliver Freedom at Work.  Our vision is to see one billion people leading and working in freedom.  We invite you to join the movement already happening in over 80 countries worldwide.

Contact - Miranda Ash [email protected]

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