Here are brief profiles of the industry experts who will participate as seminar presenters at The George Foreman Inventors University. Please note that these speakers participate as industry experts but are not employed by, or otherwise compensated by, InventHelp or its affiliates. The opinions expressed by the speakers are their own and do not necessarily represent the opinion of InventHelp, INPEX, or its affiliates.

2017 Inventors University Presenters


Howard Lim

President, HOW Creative

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For over 25 years, Mr. Lim has proven that, through strategically business planning and branding, any size company can accelerate in growth, profit and value, while attracting quality employees and increasing shareholders’ value. His inventive formulas integrate traditional media with new media, and have helped client companies actually leverage themselves ahead of their competitors—far ahead—based on the use of what he calls an Authentic Brand®.

After designing and branding hundreds of companies, products and services, and influencing billions of dollars in revenue, brand-value and equity, Howard decided to give equal access to companies of every size, and has taught over 50,000 entrepreneurs and corporate leaders on the most powerful business language today: Branding. Mr. Lim contributes his time as a judge and domestic co-chair for INPEX.

Mr. Lim has represented and contributed to the business development branding of such industry leaders as Apple, Disney, Namco, Intel, HP, FOX, Adobe, Oracle, Xerox, Toshiba, Mattel, Philips Media, Honda and many others. He has been feature in Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, Macworld, BRANDWEEK, HOW Magazine, ABC, FOX, CBS, just to name a few. Howard A. Lim Tel: 310.455.0389 • [email protected]HOWCreative.com


David R.E. Hale

Chief Executive Officer, Smart Sourcing, Inc.

David R.E. Hale has over 20 years of senior level experience in optimizing and synchronizing a broad spectrum of financial and operational programs in both the U.S and China. Mr. Hale was named CEO of Smart Sourcing, Inc. in 2002, after having been the Chief Operating Officer from 2000-2001. Prior to Smart Sourcing, Mr Hale was at Electronic Hardware Corporation, a major supplier of engineered components for the aerospace and defense industry, and was responsible for launching and implementing the company’s first major strategic sourcing initiative.

Prior to his civilian career, Mr. Hale served over 32 years in the United States Army before retiring as a Major General. His military positions include: Commanding General of the US Army forces in Southeastern Europe, Deputy Commanding General and Chief of Staff of US Army Forces in the Pacific, Assistant Division Commander, Deputy Director for Politico-Military Affairs, and Joint Chiefs of Staff. He is a veteran of Vietnam and Desert Storm, and was awarded the Silver Star and Purple Heart.

Mr. Hale is a Dean’s List graduate of the United States Military Academy, West Point. Later, he was graduated number 1 in his class while achieving a Master of Science in Operations Research & Systems Analysis. He was an assistant professor at West Point teaching business management, engineering, and systems analysis and was the first recipient of the Department of Defense Excellence in Education Award for outstanding achievement as a teacher.

About Smart Sourcing—Smart Sourcing is a full service outsourcing and consulting firm that assists companies with their offshore manufacturing and global supply chain needs. With offices in New York, Shanghai and Ningbo, PRC we serve a global client base and a wide range of industries.


Christina Daves

Founder, PR For Anyone®

Christina Daves, DIY-PR Expert, is the best-selling author of, PR for Anyone™ - 100+ Affordable Ways to Easily Create Buzz for Your Business, that shares her journey of getting exposure for a product she invented, www.HealInStyle.com.

Having no resources for advertising or hiring a PR firm, Christina taught herself everything she could about generating her own publicity. She has appeared in over 250 local and national media outlets including: The Steve Harvey Show, Dr. Oz, The TODAY Show, local affiliates of NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX, magazines such as, Forbes, Success and Entrepreneur, Sirius XM Radio, The Washington Post, and many more.

As a result of this success, she launched PR for Anyone® to help other small business owners have similar success. Together with her students and clients, Christina has generated well over 7 figures in sales relating to free publicity. She has also used publicity to grow her organic SEO. Her product appears on Page 1 of Google and searching the term “Christina Daves” leads to content solely about Christina and fills the first 14 pages of Google.

Social media has also become an integral part of marketing her businesses. In less than two years she has grown her following of qualified leads to over 30,000 social media followers and has a verified account on Twitter.

Christina Daves, [email protected], 844-PR4-ANY1, www.ChristinaDaves.com


Nicole Lininger

Director of INPEX and Corporate Communications, InventHelp

Nicole Lininger is Director of INPEX and Corporate Communications for InventHelp®. She has worked for InventHelp for 15 years, and her experience with inventors and new products make her an excellent resource. Nicole has daily interaction with a wide range of innovators, from “garage” inventors to top CEOs at Fortune 500 companies. 

Nicole travels the world attending new-product trade shows.  Stateside, she attends prominent industry shows including Toy Fair in New York City and the International Home and Housewares Show in Chicago. Nicole continues to produce an inventor-only pavilion at the ERA D2C annual convention in Las Vegas, an exclusive show for the direct-to-consumer industry. In addition, she travels abroad to attend international invention trade shows which include IENA in Nuremberg, Germany and INOVA in Zagreb, Croatia and Seoul International Invention Fair in Seoul, Korea.

Nicole has been a featured guest on top national TV shows and radio shows and is included in advertising executive and television personality Donny Deutsch’s book, The Big Idea