Smith Growth Partners To Host New York Times Bestselling Author Robert Wiedemer at CEO Event: “Aftershock: How to Shockproof Your Company for 2013 and Beyond”

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Seminar Also Features Panel of Baltimore C-level Executives and Strategists to Help Regional Companies Prepare for Potential Economic Headwinds

Robert Wiedemer Managing Director, Absolute Investment Management

This event is a great way to learn how to build and protect your business as outlined in my book "Aftershock."

Smith Growth Partners, a leading mid-Atlantic growth strategy and advisory firm, is pleased to announce a major upcoming event for regional CEOs and business leaders.

The event is titled, “Aftershock: How to Shockproof Your Company for 2013 and Beyond,” and is scheduled to take place at the BWI Westin on Friday, December 14, 2012. It will feature New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author and noted economic expert Robert Wiedemer.

Wiedemer, who accurately predicted the economic crash of 2008 in his book, America’s Bubble Economy, will share his perspectives on the U.S. and global economic landscape, and what may be looming on the horizon for companies next year. In his presentation, Robert will draw from many of the topics discussed in his New York Times bestselling book, Aftershock.

Wiedemer says, “This event is a great way to learn about the economic principles outlined in Aftershock and how to take maximum advantage of that knowledge to build and protect your business.”

John Starling, founding partner of Smith Growth Partners, says, “I’ve known Robert for quite a while now. He’s brilliant—and if half of what he’s forecasting turns out to be true, we’re in for a rough 2013. And if we can see around the corner on this one, it’s incumbent upon us to have an open dialogue about what to do in the face of even more economic adversity.”

After Robert’s presentation, he will join in with some of the region’s best business minds for an audience-interactive panel discussion, moderated by Bill Clark, founder of Clark Leadership Group.

The expert panelists, each of whom represent a different business functional area, include:
CEO: Pam Piro, CEO, Unitec
Operations: Anne Sigman, COO, Social Toaster
Technology: Dave Hartman, President, Hartman Executive Advisors
Strategy: John Starling, Founding Partner, Smith Growth Partners
Finance: Carol Coughlin, Founder and CEO, Bottom Line Growth Strategies
Risk Management: Rob Weinhold, Principal, Fallston Group

The event’s emcee will be Craig Burris, Founder/President of SmartCEO. Event sponsors include Business Valuation Center, Gaineswood Investment Management, PSA Insurance & Financial Services, and The Capitol Bay Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney.

Tickets for this CEO-exclusive event are $95 (which includes breakfast and copy of Aftershock), and can be purchased online at A portion of the proceeds from the event will be donated to Tao Dojo (“The School of the Way”), a free martial arts school dedicated to providing low-income youth with free training, mentoring, and life coaching. For more information, visit


Smith Growth Partners is a leading mid-Atlantic growth strategy and advisory firm that plans, implements and manages growth and turnaround strategies for middle-market companies who are looking to break through to the next level of business sustainability. Core services include management consulting, strategic planning, implementation and management, facilitation and ideation, operational improvement, business process re-engineering, executive coaching, marketing and marketing communications.

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