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CEO Dinner: John Gadd, President and CEO of Hotcards and Gadd Corp.

  • 07/30/2019
  • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • The Bourbon Street Barrel Room: 2393 Professor Ave, Cleveland, OH 44113
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Exclusive for Professional Members – Join Cleveland 20/30 for our Monthly CEO Dinner with John Gadd of Hotcards and Gadd Corp. at Bourbon Street Barrel Room in Tremont! (view menu)

The CEO Dinner series is one of the Club's longest standing institutions. Each month our Professional Members have the opportunity to join the CEO of a local company for a private dinner. These events are intentionally limited to 12 people so everyone has an opportunity to share in a robust and inclusive discussion.

Attendees can make connections not only with the CEO, but also with the other driven young professionals in attendance. The CEOs represent a wide range of companies and industries and whether big or small, public or private, well-known or niche, good conversation is had by all. This event will be free to attend, but each attendee will be responsible for their own tab at the restaurant.

About John Gadd: President and CEO of Hotcards and Gadd Corp., Chairman of Become Known


An entrepreneur since his first neighborhood landscaping company at 10 years old – John has founded and co-founded multiple companies in the software, marketing & advertising industries.

Currently, John is the Chairman of Become Known, a group of marketing & media companies, which includes Hotcards, Red Space, Sanford Social, MABL Digital, Gaddly Films and Nettl of Cleveland.

Throughout his career, John served as strategic counsel to C-level executives at Fortune 300 companies, and frequently speaks on the topics of entrepreneurship, marketing and culture. He is a former board member of Big Brothers Big Sisters N.E. Ohio (now, Torchlight Youth Mentoring Alliance), E CITY Lake County, Co-Chair of Cleveland Rocks, New Years Eve 2014/15, and currently Co-Chairs the Republican Party of Cuyahoga County Advisory Council, is a board member of The Chagrin Documentary Film Festival, as well as the Chagrin Education Foundation - and sits on the marketing committee of the United Way of Greater Cleveland.

He was named to Crain’s Cleveland prestigious 40 under 40, Printing
Impressions 20 under 40, Print+Promo Magazine’s 15 under 40, was Ohio Cancer Research’s 2018 Honoree of the Year, and holds a Guinness World Record for “The Most Number of People Doing Simultaneous Full Body Burns.”


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