||Ian McNickle, MBA
Co-Founder, Partner - Sales, Marketing, Consulting, Business Development
Ian leads WEO Media's sales, marketing, and business development activities. He brings over 18 years combined experience in technology, business development, sales, marketing , and operations.
Ian lectures extensively throughout North America on all aspects of dental marketing at dental conferences, study clubs, and CE events. For more information please visit our Event Speaker page.
Earlier in his career Ian spent a combined 10 years working for high-tech companies Siltronic and Xerox. While at Siltronic he was awarded the prestigious Presidential Award for Outstanding Achievement. Eventually Ian left Xerox to co-found (with Cory) a very successful regional business and marketing consulting firm. After dozens of successful consulting engagements Ian left consulting to co-found WEO Media.
Ian has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Washington State University. He was also a graduate of the University Honors Program. In addition, he received an MBA from the University of Washington.
||Cory Roletto, MBA
Co-Founder, Partner - Operations, Client Services, Finance, HR
Cory leads the operations team at WEO Media. He brings over 18 years combined experience in technology, business consulting, marketing, and operations.
Cory began his career at Intel Corp where he served as a key member of the competitive marketing team. Cory received 12 awards of the divisional level or higher while at Intel and many of Cory's engineering and marketing innovations are still used at Intel today. After 10 years at Intel Cory left the company to co-found (with Ian) a very successful regional business and marketing consulting firm. After dozens of successful consulting engagements Cory left the consulting world to co-found WEO Media.
Cory has a BS in Chemical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Washington.
Co-Founder, Partner - Software & Technology Development
Mark is the chief architect of all software & technology development, and manages the technical staff. He brings over 22 years experience in the high-tech industry with companies such as Microsoft, Intel, and Intersolv (Merant/Serena).
Mark created the Media Management software platform that WEO Media uses to provide outstanding marketing services to our clients. This sophisticated platform contains over 1 Million lines of code, and gives WEO Media a unique advantage in the dental marketing space. Mark co-founded WEO Media with Ian and Cory.
Mark has a BS in Computer Science from Oregon State University. He has also completed graduate work in Computational Finance from the Oregon Graduate Institute.
Technology Advisory Board
||Lou Shuman, DMD, CAGS
Chairman of the Technology Advisory Board
Dr. Lou Shuman serves as a leading authority in the dental industry with leading manufacturers. He is a member of the Key Opinion Leader Board at DENTSPLY GAC, a member of the DENTSPLY Technology Committee and a personal executive consultant for Dentsply GAC, Kavo Kerr Group(KKG), DEXIS, i-CAT, Implant Direct, Pelton Crane, Propel Orthodontics, HR for Health, ZQuiet, and WEO Media. He is the Chairman of the WEO Media Technology Advisory Board and a member of the Clinical Advisory Boards and Editorial Boards at Dentistry Today, Dental Products Report, Dental Practice Report, The Progressive Dentist, Seattle Sleep Education LLC, Orthodontic Practice US, The Progressive Orthodontist, as well as the Managing Editor of Dental Sleep Practice Journal. He is the only dentist who has been selected both as a Top CE Leader in Dentistry and a Leader in Dental Consulting by Dentistry Today magazine.
Dr. Shuman is the creator of the prestigious Cellerant Best of Class Awards, an unbiased nonprofit initiative that in conjunction with the leading technology experts in the field, selects annually the most important technologies in the industry. The impact of this initiative has resulted in an innovative first time ever cooperation between the major journals, Dental Products Report, Dentistry Today, Dental Economics, ADA News, the Oral Health Canada Journals, Dr. BiCuspid, Implant Practice US, Orthodontic Practice US, Endodontic Practice US, The Progressive Dentist, and The Progressive Orthodontist and the American Dental Association in providing education, awareness, and presentation of the winning technologies through their journals, culminating at the ADA Pride Institute Technology Expo every year at the ADA Annual Session. It is the largest exhibit at ADA Annual Session providing three days of technology focused presentations by a group of industry experts.
Dr. Shuman is recognized as an outstanding speaker and educator and has lectured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan, including every major meeting in the US. His programs include topics on Social Media, Clear Aligner Orthodontics, Sleep Apnea, and Traditional and New World Marketing. He has been selected for twelve years in a row as One of the Top CE Leaders in Dentistry in Dentistry Today magazine. As a guest lecturer at Dr. Gordon Christensen's Annual Meeting he was cited as one of the most influential dentists in the country today.
Little known fact:"I'm developing a cure to procrastination. I'm still waiting for the solution to come to mind."
Little known fact:"I'm ambidextrous.”
Little known fact:"I was a Smile Winner on Ramblin Rod.”
Lead Videographer & Video Editor
Little known fact: "As an avid hiker and bike rider, I enjoy the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. Music is my other passion.”
Favorite Quote: "I can't believe it! Reading and writing actually paid off!”
Little known fact: "I am a D&D Role-player and video gamer."
Photographer, Designer, Support
Little known fact: "I am really 6'8". I just don't like to look down on everyone, so I make myself look 5'1";. Also, I can trace my lineage back to the real MacBeth. He wasn't so bad. Shakespeare exaggerates."
Little known fact: "I am not right handed."
Little known fact: "I've been to 10 different countries and never once paid for a flight!"
Little known fact: "I have not used a mouse in over 10 years. I got my first 3x4" Wacom tablet circa 2000 and never went back."
National Sales Director
Little known fact: "I collect rare beach glass. 10 years in and I’m still on the hunt for orange, the most coveted color. Must find orange! Weekends, I ghostwrite online dating profiles; helping people find love is very rewarding. Ostensibly, I market people."
Customer Care Consultant
Little known fact: Having grown up in an upstate New York town known as Grand Island, or "G.I." for short, I literally am G.I. Joe.”
Little known fact: "I secretly would like to be a robot!"
Little known fact: "I love making photo books!"
Little known fact: "I've been a drummer for over 10 years and have been in many terrible, terrible bands."
Little known fact: "I am still the kid who doesn't want to come inside after playing outside all day. After all its only "adult dark" outside."
Little known fact: "You would never guess by just looking at me, but I am completely incapable of winking ;)"
Little known fact: "I was once in a Japanese commercial!"
Senior Software Engineer
Little known fact: "I can juggle."
Operations Coordinator / Trainer
Little known fact: "While in college, I spent 2 years as a vocal and piano performance major, and I toured with an 8 person choral performance group throughout Oregon, Washington, and California."
Senior Marketing Consultant
Little known fact: "I grew up in Minnesota until I was 10 but then moved to a Navajo reservation where my mother taught English. Life-changing experience."
Senior Marketing Consultant
Little known fact: "I perform magic for children's birthday parties and for special community events. My magician name is 'The Great Bartini'. With my passion for tennis, I have been running a 'Free' tennis camp for at-risk youth in the Portland area for over 14 years."
Social Media and Online Reputation Specialist
Little known fact: "I love lore, meta references, and puns."
Operations Specialist - Support
Little known fact: "I am passionate about music. Though, I have not been involved in music in the last few years, I have written, performed, competed (and won), danced to and helped run music shows, open mics and SLAM competitions. I favor the alto saxophone, the accordion and the piano."
Little known fact: "My passion is my horses and in particular mustangs. I have five horses and love to ride whenever possible!"