Growth Summit Basecamp 2024
The Future of Work: HR for Innovators

5.16.2024 | Harbor Entrepreneur Center

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This year, the Summit is going bigger than ever, taking on Columbia and Charleston for a Growth Summit that expands outside of the Midlands. HR will take center stage at this year’s Basecamp, making it the perfect pairing for DisruptHR, taking place the previous day on Wednesday, May 15. Come explore strategies for growing a business through innovative human resources processes and mingle with local, like-minded entrepreneurs.

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“Truly a don’t-miss event.” – John Brandon Gethers, CEO, Diamond Standard Capital

“It was great to see so many entrepreneurial-minded people come together with a commitment to helping one another…it was really inspiring.” – Christian Brown, Accountant III at Companion Data Services

“I loved seeing so many entrepreneurs from every specialty imaginable.” – Valerie Barrineau, Social Media & Marketing Expert at Hawley Digital

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Including the innovators below and more to come!

Susan Lamotte

Susan LaMotte got her first W-2 at age 14 and hasn’t stopped working or thinking about the way people work ever since. She is the Founder and CEO of exaqueo (ex-ack-we-o), a premier employer brand consulting firm, named as one of the Inc. 5000 fastest-growing and most successful private companies for the second consecutive year in 2023. A pioneer in employer brand and a 25-year human resources veteran, Susan has consulted on employer brand, recruiting, and talent strategy around the world for brands including Google, Zillow, CBRE, Princeton University, T-Mobile, Baxter, Lyft, Universal, Fannie Mae, CVS Health and many more. She has an MBA in Human Resources and Marketing from Vanderbilt University, an MA in Human Resource Development from George Washington University, and a BA in Communications and Public Relations from Virginia Tech. Susan resides in Charleston, South Carolina with her husband and two children. She is passionate about being a working mom and a female founder.

Dr. Troy Hall and Ben-Jamin Toy

Dr. Troy Hall

Recognized as one of the Top 20 Business Leaders by Valiant CEO Magazine, a Brainz Global 500 Award recipient, and featured on The Today Show, ABC, the Global BV-TV Network, Beyond the Business Radio Show, and CEO World, Dr. Troy Hall is an award-winning talent retention consultant, international speaker and author of multiple bestselling books.

Dr. Troy is distinguished as an International Development Educator and recipient of the South Carolina State House Resolution for his Global Leadership Exchange program, an international mentoring program.

As the founder of Cohesion Culture™, Dr. Troy has dedicated his career to establishing a cycle of culture wellness in the corporate and professional sphere. His consulting and executive coaching engagements are built on the strategic framework of Cohesion Culture™, making the concepts of belonging, value, and shared commitment easy for organizations to adopt and implement.

Ben-Jamin Toy

Ben-Jamin (pronounced Ben Jammin’) Toy is a passionate, faith-driven, generous life-loving man. He loves life. Daily Ben strives to be a better husband and human. His mission is to be a passionate leader who avidly embraces deliberate actions to grow and harvest the best, abundant fruit in himself and others. Professionally, Ben-Jamin works with elite clients spanning the globe, from well-known fortune 500 companies to special ops forces representing five countries. He is the founder of On Purpose Adventures and co-founder of Cohesion Culture.

Caroline Moluf

Caroline is a dynamic force in the entrepreneurial realm, dedicated to empowering business owners to realize their full potential. With a background as the Co-Founder of the entrepreneurial startup division at The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) and later serving as the COO of The Skin Clique, the nation’s first in-home concierge medical aesthetics practice, Caroline loves taking a business from start-up to scale.

During her tenure at The Skin Clique, Caroline spearheaded its expansion into a nationwide presence within just three years. Harnessing the power of “Traction” by Gino Wickman, she adeptly implemented the Entrepreneurial Operating System (EOS), guiding the business from chaos to clarity. It was here that Caroline discovered her passion for EOS.

Following the introduction of a private equity partner, Caroline embarked on a new chapter, fully committing herself to a greater calling to share EOS with the world as a Professional EOS Implementer. Caroline has helped numerous entrepreneurs throughout the southeast to successfully implement EOS. This powerful framework, embraced by over 257,000 companies worldwide, empowers businesses to streamline operations, clarify their vision, and achieve unparalleled success. Caroline is a founding member of “The Helm Collective,” a community for executive mothers who are the helm of their business and their family and has recently launched a community for female entrepreneurs to discuss the ups and downs of owning a business called “Lady Business.” Caroline’s husband, Trey, runs a family plumbing supply business, Moluf’s Supply and they have two wild and amazing children, George (4) and Ellie (2).

Jordan Bradford

Jordan Bradford is a Talent Acquisition leader at South Carolina Federal Credit Union. With seven years of experience recruiting top talent within the financial industry, she has been a featured speaker at Disrupt HR, has spoken at several colleges and universities, and leads developmental “Talent Talks”
focused on recruitment and personal branding.

Jordan earned her Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina  Greensboro. In addition, she holds a SHRM-CP (Society of Human Resources Management- Certified Professional) and a SHRM-TA Specialty Credential (Society of Human Resources Management-Talent Acquisition). Jordan is actively involved in the Charleston community and is currently serving on the Board of the Palmetto Society of Human Resources Management Chapter.

In her spare time, you’ll find Jordan enjoying area beaches, gardening or dining out at some of Charleston’s best restaurants.

Erin Diehl

Erin “Big” Diehl is a Business Improv Edutainer, Failfluencer, and Keynote Speaker. Through a series of unrelated dares, Erin created improve it!: a unique professional development company that uses improvisational comedy and experiential learning to sharpen leaders and teams so they can thrive in ever-changing environments, and do it with a whole lot of laughs along the way.

Erin Diehl is a graduate from Clemson University, a former experiential marketing and recruiting professional, and a veteran improviser from the top improvisational training programs in Chicago, including The Second City, i.O. Theater, and The Annoyance Theater.
Having spoken on global stages with companies, including Amazon, LinkedIn, McKesson, and the Obama Foundation, Erin has an energy and message to share with the world that creates lasting ripple effects for change. As a graduate of the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Business Program and member of The Chicago Innovation Awards Women’s Cohort, Erin is a living testament to the power of life-long learning, and how working to understand ourselves helps others to do so, too.

Erin is the proud host of a Top 1% Global Podcast, The improve it! Podcast, which you can find anywhere you listen to pods! She is also a first time author to the Amazon Best Seller & Top New Release book: I See You! A Leader’s Guide to Energizing Your Team Through Radical Empathy.

Among her many accolades, Erin is most proud of successfully coercing over 35,000 professionals to chicken dance.

When she’s not playing pretend or facilitating, she enjoys walking on the beach with her husband, son, and eight-pound toy poodle, BIGG DIEHL.

Kaity Miller

Kaity Miller is the chief operating officer of Build Carolina, South Carolina’s only non-profit organization focused on advancing the state’s technology community through demand-driven job training programs, relevant employer resources and meaningful connections in the industry. She is passionate about lowering barriers to technology careers, especially for underrepresented groups and non-traditional learners.

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Startups. Growth-stage Companies. Innovators.

If you’re looking to grow, the Basecamp is for you. Come stay one step ahead of the competition by exploring the newest concepts in HR that will propel your entrepreneurial journey forward. Equip your company with expert knowledge on the future of work and employee management.