Dave Walker

B2SMB Institute CEO/Founder

Dave is a Managing Partner at Hiveworks, as well as the founder of bizHive, the Small Business Advisory Marketplace. After years as a successful CMO for Fortune 50 brands and 10+ years running a $2Bil Agency portfolio, Dave turned his attention to the Business-to-Small-Business marketplace in 2012. Since then he’s worked to help large enterprises succeed with Small Business, from planning and product development, to marketing and content management.

Dave is a passionate advocate for a healthy B2SMB eco-system, believing that Big Business can and must successfully design, offer and deliver real and lasting help to the US’s 20 Million Small Businesses.

Peter Hutto

B2SMB Institute CRO

Peter is a seasoned business leader and operating executive with a track record of both enterprise and startup success. The last 13 years have been focused on the local media and small business (SMB) markets. Peter’s experience features strategy, M&A, business development, sales and product management roles with growth companies. He is the founder and Managing Partner of Three Things Consulting, a boutique consulting and advisory firm that helps clients take mission critical business initiatives from strategy to execution.

Peter is passionate about small businesses, the contribution they make our society, how companies can help SMBs succeed. At the B2SMB Institute, Peter’s role is focused on our Product and Service portfolio and our Revenue Strategy.

Stu Richards

B2SMB Institute Research Partner

Stu Richards is CEO of Bredin, a B2B marketing consultancy that helps marketers develop profitable, long-term relationships with small and medium businesses (SMBs). He is responsible for setting organization strategy, business development, client engagement supervision, and partnership and alliance development. A 20-year veteran of SMB marketing, Stu joined Bredin in 1997 as vice president of marketing. He was named president in 1999 and CEO in 2001. Prior to joining Bredin, Stu served as director of marketing at DeLorme Mapping, product manager at Nabisco Brands, and marketing representative at IBM. Stu holds an MBA from the Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a BA from Middlebury College.