Meet The Team

Lead Judges

Louis J. Foreman is a lifelong inventor, entrepreneur, and product developer, with nine successful start-ups and ten registered patents to his name. The founder and CEO of Enventys, an integrated product design and engineering firm, he has helped launch hundreds of products into the marketplace. He served two terms on the Patent Public Advisory Committee and is currently Chairman of the Small Business Administration’s SBDC National Advisory Board. The publisher of Inventors Digest and author of The Independent Inventor’s Handbook, in 2015 Louis was awarded the IP Champion Award by the US Chamber of Commerce. As the co-creator, executive producer, and lead judge of the original Everyday Edisons series, he brings great energy and experience to his reprisal of the lead judge role.

Christopher B. Ferguson, Esq., has launched four successful start-ups, one of which was named a “Fastest Growing Company” by Ink Magazine. His project development acumen is homegrown: his family’s company, Ferguson Containers, was founded in 1979 and is now part of Edison Nation. In Chris’s current role as CEO of Edison Nation, he advises and builds partnerships with entrepreneurs, leveraging his vast expertise across sectors to help innovators bring their products to market. Chris’s legal background, experience with all phases of product development, and support of the Edison Nation innovator community make him an ideal lead judge.

Kelly Bagla, Esq. is the CEO of Go Legal Yourself. Her widely acclaimed book Go Legal Yourself outlines the steps entrepreneurs must take to grow and sustain their business legally. An entrepreneur herself, Kelly found commercial success when her Eardorables plush toys were chosen for distribution by Toys”R”Us on season 2 of ABC’s The Toy Box. In 2017, she received the Powerful Women Entrepreneurs DREAMS Inspiration Award, and in 2018 she was recognized as a San Diego Business Journal Business Woman of the Year. Kelly’s background in business law and ownership and her experience as a contestant on a reality tv series for inventors make her an excellent choice for lead judge.

Executive Producer

Michael Cable is one of a handful of journalists recognized by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Throughout his career in broadcast journalism, Michael has garnered more than 100 awards. A 23-time Emmy Award winner, he has also been awarded the Edward R. Murrow Award, the National Headliner Award and the Society of Professional Journalists Green Eyeshade Award. Michael co-created the original Everyday Edisons series, where he served as the series’ host, executive producer, and head writer.

Supervising Producer

Larry DeLeon has spent more than 30 years producing a wide array of both long- and short- form content in television, marketing, and corporate and product video. His work includes over $150 million of production for numerous Fortune 500 clients, networks and studios, including ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox Television, HBO, Showtime, The Disney Channel and A&E. Larry served as the supervising producer of the original Everyday Edisons series.

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