Jordan Motzkin is the Co-Founder and CEO of Big Box Farms, a NYC-based startup, and a Partner at PitchWorks, a boutique venture advisory and pitch consulting company. Motzkin’s startup was started at the College of the Atlantic Sustainable Venture Incubator and seed funded through the National Science Foundation and US Department of Agriculture. Big Box Farms developed a breakthrough technology for the production of salad greens resulting in fresher, safer, and more nutritious produce. The company’s technology centers on producing its crops inside industrial warehouses that are located near food distribution facilities, allowing the company to bring sustainable local agriculture to densely populated areas.
Prior to founding Big Box Farms, Jordan Motzkin co-founded a partnership in the ESCO and energy efficiency field helping businesses, non-profits, and municipalities to develop strategies to reduce energy consumption and lower costs. Mr. Motzkin has also worked as a development strategist for Manhattan-based firm Phb Catalyst Group, Inc. and has led a $120 million redevelopment study with multi-discipline team including financial analysts, LEED professionals, engineers, and architects.
In 2010 he was awarded the first Sustainable Venture Innovation award from the College of the Atlantic for his work on Big Box Farms and was cited by the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors for his work with the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce in developing a campaign that resulted in the elimination of millions of pounds of CO2 emissions.
Listed in Forbes as one of five women changing the world of VC/Entrepreneurship and by Fast Company as one of the 25 smartest women on Twitter, Kelly Hoey is a founder of Women Innovate Mobile, LLC (WIM), the first startup accelerator focused exclusively on accelerating the growth of early-stage mobile technology ventures with gender-diverse founding teams. She sits on the advisory boards of several early-stage companies (Canvs.co, Levo League, Lion’esque Style, Best Fashion Friend, Notorious and BuzzTarget) as well as sitting on the advisory boards of organizations/groups promoting the advancement of women and girls (SUNY Levin Institute’s Women Entrepreneurs & Investors Program, ReModista, Hastings Leadership Academy, WILEF, Girls Who Code’s Brain Trust and the Apps To Empower Contest). She is a mentor for Omaha, NE based accelerator, Straight Shot. A business strategist and startup advisor since 2009, Kelly’s clients have looked to her as their “chief connections officer, interactive creative director, social networking curator, business relationship strategist & corporate network builder.” She can be found on Twitter @jkhoey or Google+
PAST KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Gray Scott is a futurist, techno-philosopher, speaker, writer and artist. Gray is the founder and CEO of SeriousWonder.com, and a professional member of The World Future Society.
Gray has been featured in and interviewed by the New York Post, Psychology Today, The Star, FOX5 News NY, San Francisco Magazine, The Futurist Magazine , H+ Magazine, IEET, Brighter Brains, Media Disruptus, London Futurists, OracleTalk and The One Way Ticket show. Gray is a frequent keynote speaker and has spoken at LucidNYC, Connector Con NYC, Transhuman Visions Conference, and The Longevity Conference held recently in Washington DC. Gray lives in NY and is currently working on his first book about the future of technology.
PAST PANELISTS, MODERATORS, AND WORKSHOP LEADERS
B. Jeffrey Madoff began his career by accident as a fashion designer. He was chosen as one of the top 10 designers in the U.S. He then began a second career in film & video. He has directed award winning commercials, documentaries and web content viewed by millions around the world. His clients are some of the top brands in fashion and education such as Ralph Lauren, Victoria’s Secret, Godiva Chocolates, Weill Cornell Medical College and Harvard University.
Madoff is on the faculty of Parsons School for design where he developed and teaches a course called, “Creativity: Making a Living with Your Ideas”. He is a featured writer about media, popular culture and politics for The Huffington Post. He is currently working on his first feature film, “The Hard Kill” and a Broadway play about the life of music legend Lloyd Price.
Madoff graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin with degrees in philosophy and psychology. He was also on the wrestling team, which combined with his academic studies prepared him for a life as an entrepreneur.
B. Jeffrey Madoff
Jorge M. Torres invests in startups and practices law in New York.
As part of the team at SILAS Capital, Jorge helps the firm discover and partner with exceptional founders who are building consumer brands and web-enabled services businesses looking for capital to drive growth. As an angel investor, he personally invests in newly-formed startups that are going to transform industries such as media, law, and healthcare.
Jorge’s recent investments include Modria, a startup that provides online dispute resolution technologies that businesses and municipalities use to settle customer problems rapidly, and DarkNet, a media company that is going to radically change the way people play games and tell stories online.
Jorge practiced intellectual property law for over a decade in a number of large law firms before entering the world of startups and early-stage investing. Today, he continues to counsel founders and investors alike on legal issues that touch on patents, trademarks, and copyrights as the founder of the Torres Venture Law Group.
Jorge graduated from Yale University with a B.S. in Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry and received a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2002. He is also a graduate of the Kauffman Fellows Program, an educational and training program dedicated to developing venture capital professionals and cultivating innovation in high-technology, high-growth, high-impact companies. During his fellowship, he founded Fundraising @ Kauffman, a community comprised of over 80 emerging fund managers globally who meet periodically to share knowledge and celebrate success as they raise first-time venture capital funds.
A member of New York’s early-stage technology community, Jorge serves as a mentor at healthcare startup accelerator Blueprint Health, and he co-founded the LIC Tech Breakfast, a meetup for technology company founders who live and work in the New York City community of Long Island City. His past volunteer work has included serving as an advisor to the Organization of Latino Entrepreneurs, which supports and promotes the growth of Latino-owned businesses throughout the State of New York.
Mike Fishbein is a Partner at Casual Corp, a venture studio that builds new businesses with large companies and capital partners.
You can find out more about Mike by following him on Twitter.
Recognized as a Crain’s New York Business 2012 Top Entrepreneur, Clint White is the Co-Founder and President of Arts+Culture Network, a portfolio of innovative creative services companies including WiT Media, Culturadar, CASE Study Ad Network, WiT Music, and Work in the Arts. Clint has over 20 years of experience maximizing audience reach and content impact for startups and established organizations across the arts, education, healthcare, hospitality, tech, and nonprofit sectors.
Brian Erickson is an entrepreneur, musician, visual designer and student of social psychology with a natural fascination in people and how they interact. Personality tests inevitably prove him equally task-focused and people-focused, which explains his dual passion for relationships and business results.
Brian leverages this perspective as a founding partner and Director of New Business with Cardwell Beach, a creative agency focused on Sales Enablement. They believe selling is not a zero-sum game – and that salespeople achieve better results when they build relationships by effectively demonstrating and adding value at each stage of the buyer’s journey.
Christopher has over 20 years of leadership in non-profit creative development and management. Since joining the Sundance Institute Theatre Program in 2005, he has overseen daily operations of the New York office and produced residencies around the world, including the Program’s annual Labs in the Wasatch Mountains of Utah, the Berkshire Mountains in Massachusetts, the high plains in Wyoming, outside the ancient city of Arles in France, in capitals cities and island venues in East Africa and in the Middle East/North Africa. These residencies have supported some of the world’s most interesting theatre artists including Annie Baker, Taylor Mac, David Adjmi and Liesl Tommy and the creative teams of Spring Awakening, Passing Strange, Grey Gardens and Fun Home. Prior to the Sundance Institute, he served as the first Managing Director for Theater Latté Da in Minneapolis as well as General Manager for the Minnesota Boychoir. He has been on the directing staffs for Broadway’s The Lion King and numerous productions at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis. Christopher is a site visitor for the Philadelphia Theatre Initiative and also worked as a graphic designer a boutique firm in the Twin Cities.You learn more about Chris on Twitter.
Lisa Pachence is currently the Director of Recruitment for Northwestern Mutual, The Seery Financial Group, in New York City. Northwestern Mutual is committed to excellence and growth through quality professionals – recruiting and development is a prioritized focus of the Seery Financial Group, and Lisa spearheads the direction of the recruiting team through sourcing high-level career changers, cultivating a sense of awareness in the greater community, and facilitating a referral culture by establishing strong relationships with referral partners.
Before she directed the Recruiting Department for this thriving Northwestern Mutual agency, Lisa worked as a Recruitment Associate for Teach for America and as Editor-In-Chief/Merchant Relations Coordinator for an internet start-up company. She’s always found immense satisfaction in educating and training others into positions of success, and believes that with the knowledge of opportunity comes the ability to live up to one’s true potential. Lisa’s strongest assets lie in her capacity for strategic conversation, developmental coaching, and a dynamic sense of humor.
You can learn more about Lisa on her LinkedIn profile.
Arnaldo Carrera is a managing partner at Strategic Business Alliance (SBA) responsible for developing global partnerships for SBA’s clients. With over 25 years of experience in banking, technology, and operations, Arnaldo has served at the top executive levels at Safra National Bank, Chase Manhattan Bank, Bankers Trust Company, and CIBC World Markets. Arnaldo has also served as a trustee of several non-profit organizations and councilman and deputy mayor of his New Jersey Township.
Arnaldo holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from Rutgers University and a master of science in management engineering from the N.J. Institute of Technology. He has also completed executive education programs at the NYU Stern School of Business and IBM’s Advanced Business Institute. Arnaldo was born and raised in Sao Paulo but has lived in the U.S. for over 30 years. He travels frequently to Brazil representing his clients.
You can learn more about Arnaldo’s work by visiting the SBA website.
Luke Haseloff helps tech entrepreneurs with business development, marketing and strategy, and is in stealth-mode with a tech startup to aid networking / connecting / prospecting. He has 15 years of sales, marketing and business development experience at startups (tech & otherwise), as well as JetBlue Airways. He has an MBA from Duke and BA from Stanford. His clients usually use him to reach digital marketers and their agencies for b2c brands, and/or firms wanting a presence in the US/NYC.
Victor Lee provides entrepreneurs and growing businesses with the benefits of his experience with major companies and his extensive network of contacts. With a B.A. from Harvard and JD/MBA degrees from Columbia, Victor started his career on Wall St., moved into technology with IBM, marketing at PepsiCo, and media with Disney/ABC and Time Warner. Victor has been working at the intersection of media and technology, helping to launch ABCNews.com in 1996 and was president of an online video PR company. His entrepreneurial startup ventures include a digital video network in airports and a publisher of magazines for the iPad.
Through his consulting firm, StoneHorse Enterprises, Victor connects companies with the resources they need to AMP their business – grow through Advertising, Marketing and Public Relations. Companies that Victor is currently working with include Cardwell Beach, a digital creative agency in Brooklyn; DangerTV, an online video channel; the Run-n-Read, a crowdfunded wearable technology device for health and fitness; and SteveLinden.com, a consulting firm for classic car investors and aficionados.
Megan spearheads global business development & investor relations at FundedBuy, which is a procurement platform for angel and venture backed startups to help optimize their operating expenses so companies can focus on the important things like product and growth-they work with most of the large firms/accelerators and hundreds of start ups. Megan is a Venture Partner in LaunchTime, which helps start and invest in digital medial and e-commerce ventures. Megan co-founded Enright Entertainment which works with early stage entertainment technology companies as institutional advisors to fast-track growth opportunities through high-level, revenue generating, strategic partnerships. She was apart of the founding team at MPOWERD, a b-corporation focused on solar energy products where she ran special projects. Megan co-hosts the Music Startup Meetup which has featured notable speakers like: Songza, Rap Genius & Next Big Sound and endorses NARM/Digital Music’s “Music Startup Network” launching later this year. Megan got her start in the Music Touring & Global Branded Entertainment departments at ICM in Los Angeles while studying Music Business at the Musician’s Institute.
Sara Grace is the creative force behind Sara Grace Editorial and Publishing (SaraGraceEditorial.com). She is a sharp editor with over a decade of editorial experience in books, magazines, and digital content and strategy. She spent four years as an editorial partner to the best-selling business author and CEO Keith Ferrazzi and cut her teeth as an apprentice to the bestselling celebrity memoirist and oral historian David Rensin. She is a graduate of the University of Texas Plan II Honors College, and lives in New York City with her fiancé and a gregarious orange cat.
Khe is an investment professional in the finance industry focusing on hedge funds and the early identification of hedge fund talent. He also organizes a community focused on accelerating serendipity across the finance, start-up, and creative communities. When he’s not busy connecting, he enjoys traveling with his wife Lisa, Crossfit, and reading (biographies, in particular).
Marcia Nelson is the Practice Growth Manager for Anchin, Block & Anchin, a regional accounting firm. She is a seasoned business developer and a super-connector, who spends her time working with senior executives and professionals in privately held businesses, family offices, alternative investments, and real estate.
Ms. Nelson speaks regularly on “Networking Tips for Professionals” and “Becoming a ThouHANNUght Leader for Personal Branding.” She recently founded “Deals & Divas”, a networking organization which focuses on educating and connecting women entrepreneurs and business owners with like-minded professionals, attorneys, and funding sources.
She is on the NY Advisory Council of Women in the Boardroom, and serves on the board of Turtle Bay Music School. She holds an MBA in Finance & Tax from Fordham University, and a BA in English from Southern Utah State College. Marcia is married to author Glen Nelson and they have two children, Kate and Dash. They reside in Manhattan and enjoy many of the art and theater-related offerings available in the city.
Dan Patterson is a writer, broadcaster, and content strategist. Using social and broadcast media, Dan has covered two presidential campaigns, NYC Comic Con, the conflict in Darfur, and the UN. He also occasionally speaks about technology and media at events like the SXSW Interactive conference, Blogworld, and the Talkers Magazine New Media Seminar. Previously Dan built digital platforms for ABC News Radio and the Talk Radio News Service. Dan currently lives in New York City and writes about culture and technology.
Tim Turnham became the Executive Director of the Melanoma Research Foundation (MRF) in January 2009. Tim shares the MRF’s commitment to supporting medical research to find more effective treatments and eventually a cure for melanoma and brings more than 30 years of experience in management, fundraising, communication, teaching and research.
Prior to joining the MRF, Tim served as Chief Executive Officer of the Colon Cancer Alliance as well as Director of Development for United Cerebral Palsy Associations. He has also served as the Director of Development for the Whitman-Walker Clinic and as Director of Development at the Children’s Research Institute.
Tim holds a B.A. in Microbiology from the University of Tennessee, a M. Div. from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and a Ph.D. from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Tim lives in Washington, D.C. with his wife Phyllis. They have three adult children.
Jenn Mello is a producer, actor, singer and Founder of Film Interchange, a community of and for filmmakers. As the creative director, her focus is on connecting filmmakers for education, creativity, collaboration and inspiration. Workshops, events, seminars and concerts are organized with the purpose of bringing the various aspects of filmmaking together. Miss Mello is currently Co-Producing (make me) Blush with writer/producer Georgina Capristo-Gajdosik of Visual Music Ink.
She holds a BA in Music from The University of North Carolina, Greensboro and MM from NYU’s Steinhardt School and has served as an adjunct voice professor at both NYU Steinhardt, and The College of Saint Elizabeth (CSE.) Additionally, she was honored to direct the spring play at CSE. She has also presented workshops at Seton Hall University as well as The University of Richmond. Miss Mello enjoys a varied acting career on stage and screen.
Devoted to creating opportunities for people and companies to connect, engage, inspire, and motivate, Jan Mercer Dahms builds great end-user experiences from the bottom-up. Serving a diverse client base that includes media, fashion, beauty, education, retail, pharma, and finance, Ms. Dahms’ work in brand experience management addresses critical areas that can make or break a company brand: performance, trust, and reputation. Her front-line, “getting close to the customer” approach has well-served a 20+ year, C-Suite career spanning operational restructuring, employee engagement projects, change management strategic planning, business development, re-branding launches, and fiscal infrastructure development. In addition to her own consulting practice, Ms. Dahms has served in in-house C-Suite and senior management roles in companies and organizations as diverse as Teach For America and Medicis Pharmaceutical Corporation.
In 2012, Ms. Dahms launched 6-Figures, a networking group for highly accomplished, professional women. The invite-only group engages women with 10+ years of transformative leadership experience spanning diverse industries, job functions, and company sizes. 6-Figures opens doors, creates opportunities and closes deals. In less than a year, 6-Figures has grown to over 850 members, with members spanning diverse geographic markets including New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London – and many other cities in-between. Jan Mercer Dahms earned a MBA in International Business and lives in NYC.
Jan Mercer Dahms
Tahl Raz uncovers and interprets new ideas in business, technology, and the social sciences and uses the power of story to make those ideas practical and valuable to professional and general audiences alike. An award-winning journalist and best-selling author, he has edited and/or published in Inc., Fortune, GQ, The Jerusalem Post, Ha'aretz, and the San Francisco Chronicle and was recognized as one of America's top 30 business journalists under 30. Management guru Tom Peters called his first book, "Never Eat Alone," one of "the most extraordinary and valuable business books" of recent history. He has held roles as a consulting company's Chief Content Officer, CEO of an online education company called MyGreenLight, and founder of Jewcy Media. He lives in New York City with his wife, daughter, and a very fat Pug named Bibi.
Naveed Jamali is the author of the upcoming How to Catch a Russian Spy (Simon & Schuster 2015) about his role as a double agent who helped bring down a top Russian intelligence agent on American soil. After his successful run as a civilian double agent, Naveed accepted a reserve commission in the U.S. Navy. He has spent more than a decade in technology management at a senior level. His notable projects include the completion of two Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs) with US Navy medical staff to test the use of electronic content in a deployed setting (Afghanistan) and afloat (USNS Mercy). He speaks regularly on the subject of predictive system analysis, security, counter-intelligence and understanding the motivation to spy. A life-long New Yorker, Naveed lives in New York City with his wife and two sons. He has no intention of traveling to Russia anytime soon.
Kim Nicol, Silicon Valley meditation teacher, has brought meditation and mindfulness to fast-growing tech start-ups, hacker houses, attorneys, and Fortune 500 executives. A former lawyer, Kim's practical approach and calming presence have made her a favorite among executives and founders who see meditation as a force multiplier, but can't find their way into the practice. She has taught at Dropbox, McKesson, Symantec, Calvin Klein Performance, and Neighborhood Legal Services of Los Angeles. She is the co-founder of Awareness Academy X, an immersive learning experience for leaders who want to reach peak performance through behavior design and wellbeing. Kim is based in San Francisco, and teaches worldwide.
"You mean I can't just hide behind my website?'"
Because, the more successful your online business becomes, the more your offline presence will be in demand.
Chizzy makes sure your online brand is as powerful as your offline brand. There are some things you can't outsource. She links the digital to the analogue through cultivating community, helping clients deepen relationships in order to increase their referrals, improve their social confidence and elevate their image. Her business philosophy is deep rooted in the human side of business.
Chizzy has helped clients position themselves online and offline in order to increase their revenue by up to 500%. She has also hosted live events for best selling authors such as Michael Ellsberg and Ramit Sethi.
*She enjoys playing sports (swimming, mud runs, and basketball) and traveling/globetrotting. She’s been to over 15 countries and has even worked in 4 countries abroad.*
You can connect with her at www.thehumansideofyourbusiness.com
Justin Rocket Silverman is a features writer and video producer at the New York Daily News. His beat is art and culture, broadly defined. It includes food, nightlife, technology, theater, film and TV. He has also written stories and hosted web video for Fast Company, Esquire, Wired, The Wall Street Journal and others. One recent story entailed having breakfast with the Revered Al Sharpton at 5 in the morning to learn how the preacher lost 170 pounds. Another was about dinner parties that happen in private apartments only when the owner is not at home. Yes, Rocket is his real middle name. Find him on twitter @justinrocket.
Tiffany Yu is the Director of Business Development at REVOLT Media & TV, the music network from Sean Diddy Combs. She is also a merchandiser at the jewelry and lifestyle brand chloe + isabel. Previously, she worked at Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg Television. Passionate about paying it forward, she is the Founder of the Taiwan Necklace Project, Diversability at Georgetown, and Whitman Idol. She has contributed to or been featured in The Huffington Post, The Oprah Winfrey Network, Business Insider, and more. Connect with her at TiffanyYu.com or on Twitter at @ImTiffanyYu.
For the past 15 years, Regina Bonolo, Founder of Aspire Higher, has been assisting companies from start-up entrepreneurs to 7-figure CEO's to excel and prosper in their careers. Regina develops and delivers dynamic training and coaching programs that get powerful results like consistent leads and more profitable clients. Regina has worked with companies that include L'Oreal USA, State Farm Insurance and Disney Vacation Club. She recently became an Equity Partner and Business Growth Specialist at The Entrepreneur Center, an Innovative Business Education facility, serving thousands of Long Island companies. Services include start-up business development workshops, professional coaching and corporate sales training.
Christina Salerno is the founder of Living Quirky, a community where people who don’t feel they "fit in" can get support to live their own authentic lives. She also works 1-on-1 with people who are mid-career who are tired of “good enough” and ready to honor who you are, not who everyone thinks you should be. Connect with Christina at LivingQuirky.com or on Twitter @LivingQuirky.
Dorie Clark is the author of Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013) and the forthcoming Stand Out: How to Find Your Breakthrough Idea and Build a Following Around It (Portfolio/Penguin, 2015). A former presidential campaign spokeswoman, she is a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, Forbes, and Entrepreneur. Recognized as a “branding expert” by the Associated Press and Fortune, Clark is a marketing strategy consultant and speaker for clients including Google, Microsoft, Yale University, Fidelity, and the World Bank.
She is an Adjunct Professor of Business Administration at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and a Visiting Professor for IE Business School in Madrid. She has guest lectured at Harvard Business School, the Harvard Kennedy School, Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, the Wharton School, the MIT Sloan School of Management, and more. She is a frequent guest on MSNBC and appears in worldwide media including NPR, the Wall Street Journal, and the BBC. Learn more at dorieclark.com or follow her on Twitter @dorieclark.
Max Weinstein is a New York-based Social Media Consultant and Trainer with clients across the USA. He regularly provides detailed instruction to both Social Media newcomers and advanced users. His ability to develop effective strategies based on clients’ needs while enabling them to use social media tools with confidence results in a proven track record of increased customer and fan engagement. Find out more at www.mdwsocialmedia.com.
Lara Ann Riggio is an expert in Eastern healing techniques and owner of The Lara Touch studio in NYC. Lara takes great pleasure in helping her clients overcome the physical and emotional barriers keeping them from having the life and body they want. In The Lara Touch classes, videos and private sessions, she has helped thousands of clients overcome physical aches and pains, emotional stress and anxiety, insomnia and symptoms from chemotherapy and other medications. She has been previously featured in The Daily News, Elle, and Women’s Day magazines as well as an appearance in CW11’s Morning Show.
Julia Roy is a personal trainer for productivity.
Living at the intersection of neuroscience, technology and productivity, Julia is on a mission to transform the way we work. Through her consultancy WorkHacks, she trains entrepreneurs and teams on how to improve their relationship with their work through better systems, processes and tools.
Prior to co-founding WorkHacks, Julia helped Fortune 500 brands with social media marketing, creating and executing campaigns for companies like Pepsi, Ford, Coach, Hearst and Citrix.
Marc Aarons gets your customers excited to buy. As a digital strategist and direct marketer, his experience ranges from quadrupling a small business owner's revenue in 4 months, positioning a multi-million dollar property for sale, and developing sales strategies for premium online courses.
He has been featured in Yahoo! Finance, American Writers and Artists Inc. and The Wall Street Journal's MarketWatch. His clientele include New York Times best-selling authors, lean startups and successful business owners.
You can find him at http://marcaarons.co
Pablo is the Director of Market Development at Hotelied, a team that is re-desinging the way hotels are priced and booked. Hotelied unlocks unpublished discounts at hotels based on the value of each individual traveler. Pablo leads the sourcing, negotiation and management of partnerships across different markets to scale and provide more destinations to our members.
Prior to Hotelied, Pablo led operations and partnerships at Gertrude, an art-tech startup that offers Salons, intimate events to learn, discuss, and collect contemporary art. Pablo joined Gertrude from Goldman Sachs, where he worked in investment banking in the Global Natural Resources group. He also served as Vice-Chairman of Credit at GUASFCU, the largest student run financial institution in the US. Pablo studied international business, finance, and history at Georgetown University.
For more info about Pablo:
www.hotelied.com | @hotelied
Deborah Goldstein is the founder of Goldie’s Table Matters (GTM) and the Women’s Advancement Compact (WAC). GTM enables professionals to maximize networking opportunities and business development in a setting conducive to building rapport. Through Deborah’s work with GTM, she saw a great need for leadership development from a female perspective and, in 2013, founded WAC, a community composed to serve NYC professionals sharing the common goal of career advancement, while integrating family life and personal development. For more information visit goldiestablematters.com or womensadvancementcompact.com.
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Jason Gardner tells stories visually, through photography and multimedia. He creates portraits of businesspeople, entrepreneurs, and performers. He creates images for marketing campaigns for corporations, nonprofits, and small businesses. Jason recently launched A Flower in the Mouth, a photography book showing the culture, music and rituals of the authentic, folkloric Carnaval festival in Pernambuco, Brazil, with a solo exhibition and book launch at Lincoln Center. The Brazilian Consulate General of Los Angeles sponsored an exhibition of his work in 2013, as well as exhibits in San Francisco in 2010 and NY in 2007.Jason’s combination of artistic vision and a marketing degree from Cornell allow him to understand the creative and business aspects of any project. Clients include New York Times, Rolling Stone, Con Edison, HBO, Ogilvy & Mather, Putumayo Records, Gourmet Magazine, and Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Jason is a board member of ASMP New York, the leading photographer's trade association. He also co-produces Toasted Almonds, a networking community of creatives.
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An avid networker who specializes in audience-specific communication, Elizabeth works with Contactually users to craft relationship building strategies and help identify how they can most effectively use Contactually to add value to their business.
Prior to joining Contactually, Elizabeth developed and executed a college recruiting program for a major commercial real estate data firm and served as an ongoing program strategist as recruitment needs expanded beyond the headquarters. She also worked as a public speaking and presentation consultant for the University of Richmond, where she rose to become the most highly requested consultant for the Robins School of Business.
Outside of Contactually, Elizabeth is active in D.C.’s vibrant arts community. She serves on the Board of Directors of La Ti Do, a weekly musical theatre, singer-songwriter, and spoken word show, and occasionally can be seen performing with her ukulele.
Jake Katz is REVOLT's Vice President, Audience Insights & Strategy. In his current role, Jake champions the audience of 18-29's disruptive media behaviors into implications for the TV network. He also serves as a content marketing consultant to REVOLT's advertising and distribution partners who target the same demographic.
Prior to REVOLT, Jake ran Ypulse, doing market research projects for brands across categories reinventing themselves in a post-Millennial consumer landscape. Jake started his career at MTV as the in-house trends expert and also spent time within NBCUniversal as Director of Trends Research.
Michael Schein Communications is a digital marketing company that implements systems and process that turn businesses into recognized authorities in their fields for the purpose of driving new business online. They have created or facilitated the production of content for companies including eBay, Linkedin, Equifax, Ricoh, Avectra, TESLA, Inc., TEND Strategic Partners, Spaceworks, SEER Interactive, Interneer, Arise Virtual Solutions, Interiors by Steven G., and Citrix. Has been featured in Inc, Fortune, Launching Creative, and SiriusXM Wharton Business Radio.
For more information about Michael Schein Communications, please visit scheincommunications.com or contact us by:
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Ken Glickman is a marketing consultant and business and personal coach, and a recognized expert in Time Management and Stress Management. He is also a public speaker and trainer.
. . . a little history:
Ken Glickman graduated from Rutgers Law School with honors and then taught at the
undergraduate school and Graduate Business School. From there he moved on to become involved in a successful start up business in New York City.
Other positions have included: Managing Editor and Consumer Editor of Bottom
Line Personal, the world’s largest circulation consumer newsletter; Vice President of
Marketing and Sales for the parent company, Boardroom, Inc.; Executive Vice President
of Creative Targets, Inc., a marketing and promotional firm specializing in the college
market, where he managed accounts with IBM, Pontiac, Citibank and Zenith; and
Director of Educational Services for the Greenwich Institute for American Education. Ken also holds several US patents.
Ken co-created the I-Power, Time management Magic, Stress Busters, and Secrets for Success seminars. He has made over 1200 speaking presentations in cities around the country. He has also conducted training seminars for such companies and institutions as General Electric, Federal Express, Rubbermaid, Pierson Technologies, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, the American Red Cross, the US Public Health Service, West Point Academy and the US Navy Atlantic Sealift Command.
Ken was also a frequent television and radio guest, appearing on news, business and
talk shows: NBC, CBS, ABC (The View with Barbara Walters), FOX, , MSN, CNBC, CNN, the Family Channel and on radio shows throughout the country, He was heard for
many years each week on over 500 radio stations as guest expert on Associated Press’s Business Minute.
. . . on a personal note:
Ken lives in Brooklyn with his wife Daphne . . . their daughter Chloe . . . wonder-dog Lili . . . and super-cat Oliver.
Ken holds a 4th degree black belt in karate.
Contact info – email@example.com or 917-306-3098
Selena Soo is a business strategist + publicity coach for visionary entrepreneurs, experts and authors. Her greatest passion is helping the next generation of thought leaders to stand out as stars in their industries and make it big both online and in the mainstream. Selena believes that the opportunities of a lifetime come through knowing the right people and having them believe in you. Her unique approach comes down to building powerful and long-lasting relationships with influencers and the media in a thoughtful, authentic way.
Selena loves helping her clients make powerful connections, increase their visibility, and develop solid business strategies to grow their empire. Her clients get the unparalleled opportunity to meet many of Selena’s extensive contacts at special VIP events, curated just for them. VIP guests include media professionals with experience at Huffington Post, O, The Oprah Magazine, Glamour, Redbook, Self, Fitness, Shape, Women's Health, Seventeen, Cosmopolitan, DailyCandy, Fortune, and Forbes, along with numerous influential bloggers running multi-million dollar businesses in the personal growth and professional development space.
Scott Lazerson is a connector. As a media strategist, Scott repeatedly demonstrates that he is a catalyst for innovation and breakthrough. Unrestrained by convention and driven by a desire to bring the best
minds and talents together, Scott embraces his passion for empowering individuals and organizations by taking them to the next level.
Having served as Executive Director of the Larry King Cardiac Foundation, Chairman of the Board for Friends of the Arts, and as
Executive Director of the Rose Foundation, Scott understands how to effectively navigate the worlds of celebrity, media, and public relations. Bridging those worlds to the corporate and entrepreneurial community, Scott has fostered a diverse and impressive network of relationships.
With uncanny insight and timing, Scott leverages his extensive Rolodex to make invaluable connections for others. Living by the mantra "It's not only what you know, but who you know," he opens doors and makes
introductions to people you didn't even know you needed to know.
As CEO and founder of the Interface Foundation, Scott brought business
and celebrity together for the benefit of high-impact charities. Interface, in collaboration with the BBC, produced Lindsay Lohan's
Indian Journey, a documentary about the global child trafficking crisis.
Scott consults with the Stop Hunger Now, Farmbox Direct, Bluehost, Clarke Capital Partners, WHOLives, Sarah Ferguson the
Duchess of York, and a variety of entrepreneurial start-ups. He has successfully placed clients in various media outlets including Forbes, The Today Show, CNBC, Harper's Bazaar, Fox News, Bloomberg, and others. Scott was a judge at the 2011 Miss Universe Pageant in São Paulo, Brazil.
Follow Scott on Twitter @ScottLazerson
Angela Matthews is a Social Media Strategist, Entrepreneur and Philosopher. With a background in Finance, Digital Strategy, Marketing and Philosophy she has founded 4 companies in 8 years with the holistic view of “Big Picture” thinking creates large impact. While working with companies like Goldman Sachs, Ralph Lauren, HUGE Web Design Agency, and the New York Philharmonic, her strategies to business, digital, and life have been quoted by Industry Leaders as “Prolific”. Angela is a part of the Goldman Sachs Women’s Venture Fund and is Co- Chair of PR and Marketing for the Non- for Profit BoysTown Young Leadership Council. As an International Presenter she has a network of over 5,000 industry leaders around the world. Angela’s life philosophy is that together we can create powerful things. Her personal mission is to make the life of everyone she meets, easier and happier. As the CEO of AM Social Media she helps companies who want to do the same.
Hailing from Tel Aviv, Israel, of Israeli/American descent, Becky began her career in Israel in commercials before moving on to report for high school basketball games on Israeli national television and later co-host a sports show as well as report on the Israeli and European basketball leagues.
Stepping out of sports Becky became a reporter on the Israeli version of 'Entertainment Tonight' (Erev Tov). Her time with the show carried on when she moved to London and became their UK correspondent covering the MTV Europe Music Awards, the “Alfie” Film junket, and interviewing such stars as Jude Law and Sir Michael Caine.
Becky was featured in the Israli soap opera 'Vacation Bungalows' (Tzimmerim) and when she moved to London she hosted two shows on MTV European and hosted Pan-Euro specials covering award shows and major MTV events. During her time at MTV European she did not cut her ties with Israel, returning to take a central role in the film 'A Gift From Heaven' (Matana me-Shamayim), guest starring on 'Love Around The Corner' (Ahava Me Ever la-Pina), and becoming the face of the Castro fashion line.
Becky moved back to Israel in 2005 and hosted the Israeli version of BBC's 'Top Of The Pops' (Hamitz'ad), had her own radio show, was featured in ‘Dancing With The Stars’ and worked on a host of television specials as well as taking on another high profile fashion campaign. In 2006 she returned to Tel Aviv University as a student in the Film Department and led a students' strike while filming a documentary on the subject. Most recently she has returned to her beloved sports covering Maccabi Tel-Aviv in the Euroleague and hosting 'Inside Israeli Basketball' which aired on 3 major American Sport channels. She finished her degree and has been working as a Freelance Broadcaster & Public Speaker based in New York City.
Since moving to the US she took on the huge cosmetics corporation Nivea, causing
the company to add Israel to their website less than twenty four hours after launching a social media campaign against them.
True to her roots, Becky has co-hosted the “Celebrate Israel Parade” four times in a row and she has her sports own column at Israeli ‘Calcalist’ (Yediot’s Financial Magazine). In addition, she has been working as a social media consultant and strategist to small brands, and as a public speaker on the effects of social media on our everyday lives in the new digital era.
Connect with Becky on Twitter - @dorothyofisrael
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