About the Speakers


John Merrell, Labor and Employment Attorney at Ogletree Deakins

John Merrell is an attorney in the Ogletree Deakins’ Greenville, South Carolina office. John represents management in all aspects of labor and employment law, including drafting employee policies and employee relations. Practicing law for over a decade, John also has experience representing clients in commercial legislation. 


Jessica Skillings, Director of Customer Success at Nudge Rewards

With extensive experience in project management, on-boarding, and implementation, Jess prides herself on building lasting relationships with customers and partners. Passionate about people and leading technology, Jess is focused on inspiring large enterprises to connect with their employees in a meaningful way.

At Nudge, Jess has worked with retail and foodservice brands like Rogers Communications and Compass Group, to help them implement a mobile-first strategy. She has helped brands navigate the strategy and planning behind launching an employee app - and has mastered the recipe for success.