ExecuNet Monthly Networking Meeting Print

Thursday, December 1, 2016 - Networking for Executives in Career Transition

Designed for executives and professionals who are conducting or anticipating a career change, this meeting offers dynamic unstructured networking, a continental breakfast and presentation by an expert. Kelleher Associates facilitates this meeting for ExecuNet members and non-members.There is no fee to ExecuNet members for the December 1, 2016 meeting.

7:15 a.m. - Networking, continental breakfast and presentation

8:00 - 9:00 Presentation by Nick Araco, Jr. - The CFO Alliance

GUEST SPEAKER
Nick Araco, Jr., Esq., CEO and Co-Founder, The CFO Alliance
Over the past 20+ years, Nick has brought his unique ability of "Making Connections that Count" to 5,000 finance executives and business leaders across the US. Nick is a catalyst in creating and executing action steps that lead others to success. He is a regular speaker at CFO conferences, has appeared on Bloomberg, and is called upon by the press for commentary on the opportunities and issues that drive the global economy.

The CFO Alliance attracts forward-thinking, innovative financial executives who are committed to a path of constant learning, self-improvement, and knowledge sharing. The CFO Alliance provides finance executives with a safe environment where they can debate, discuss, and dissect the top issues and opportunities while building meaningful relationships with peers and industry experts.

THE TOPIC
Mastering the Art of Building and Facilitating Relationships
Effective career management is an ongoing endeavor. It needs to be in the DNA of how you communicate verbally, non-verbally, and electronically. Mastering the art of building and facilitating relationships that matter makes your career development organic. Nick will share how his prowess in helping others with mutually beneficial interests connect has fueled his professional brand as "someone CFOs and Top Performing Talent need to know". Nick will offer actionable advice to relationship success including insights into what he has learned in leveraging a "Whole-Brained Approach" towards relationship development & communications.

Register and qualify by November 29. The event is free this month to ExecuNet members.

Meeting location and directions:  Hyatt House, 240 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA 19406

Info: Karen Tierney ktierney@kelleherllc.com; 610-293-1115


Previous Presentations

November 2016
Getting Past a Job Loss
Rob Rosend
 
October 2016
New Technology for Reference Checking
Ray Bixler, CEO, SkillSurvey
 
September 2016
What Search Firms Look for in Candidates - and Tips on Establishing a Relationship
John Touey, Principal, Salveson Stetson Group, Inc.

August 2016
How to Successfully Transition to Non-Profit Leadership
Trish Wellenbach, President & CEO, Please Touch Museum

July 2016
Finding a New Position While Employed
Mitch Wienick, President & CEO, Kelleher Associates
 
June 2016
The ABCs of Image: Obtaining the Image You Need to Move Forward
Brian Lipstein, President & CEO, Henry A. Davidsen
 
May 2016
Evaluating a Prospective Employer
Presenter: Rip Tilden, Makarios Consulting
 
April 2016
Personal Marketing and Selling: The Keys to Securing your Next Role
Presenter: Dave Palmer, Incyte Strategies
 
March 2016
Two Sides of the Coin:
Focusing on your best opportunity and negotiating your package
Presenter:  Mitch Wienick, President and CEO, Kelleher Associates
 
February 2016
The War for Talent: 2016
Presenter: Alan Kaplan, Founder & CEO, Kaplan Partners
 
January 2016
Private Equity - How it Works and Where the Opportunities Are
Presenter: Jim Still, Private Equity Chief Executive Officer
 
December 2015
Are you networking or 'not working'?
Presenter: Chuck Polin, CEO, The Training Resource Group, Inc. and Co-Author of "Nobody Ever Told Me I'd Have to Sell!"
 
November, 2015
Innovation, Culture and You
Presenter:Tom Borger, President & CEO, TB Innovative
 
October 8, 2015
Using Technology to Better Organize Your Job Search
Presenter: Rich Beynon, Principal, Better U Coaching & Consulting

September 10, 2015
A CEO's Perspective on Working with a Private Equity Firm
Presenter: Andy Cvitanov, President & CEO, SDI, Inc.

August 6, 2015 - 7:15 a.m.
How Companies Evaluate and Hire Senior-level Executives - 'It's not your father's interview process...'
Presenter: Rob Rosend, Vice President Human Resources, Storeroom Solutions
 
July 9, 2015 - 7:15 a.m. Expired
Presenter: Michelle Reed, Chief Marketing Officer, SkillSurvey
How Companies are Using New Technologies to Evaluate Prospective Hires
 
June 4, 2015
Mastering the Art of Networking to Enhance Your Job Search
Presenter: Lori Reiner, Partner, EisnerAmper, LLC
 
May 7, 2015
Aaron L. Wadell, Chief Marketing Officer, General Manager at Truitt Bros., Inc.
Strategy, Focus, Tenacity & Execution - Creating Your Personal Marketing Plan for Job Search Success
 
April 9, 2015
Suzanne Fairlie, Managing Partner, Preston and Partners
Executive Search: Untangling Myth from Reality
 
March 12, 2015
Dean Becker, Co-Founder, Adaptiv Learning Systems, and Vice President of Corporate Development, Kelleher Associates, LLC
Boost Your Resilience! How to Feel Better and Do Better During Career Transition
 
March 5, 2015
Are you Networking or Not Working?
 
February 5, 2015
Matthew Goerke, Memory Expert, Developer of the Memory Switch Program
The Power of Memory - A Competitive Edge in Business and Job Search
 
January 8, 2015
Mike Howard, President, American Executive Centers
Workspace as a Service Industry
 
December 13, 2014
Kevin Brown, Senior Partner, Hobbs & Towne, Inc.
Advice from an Executive Recruiter
 
November 5, 2014
Reuben Advani, President, BARBRI Financial Skills Institute
Understanding Financial Statements: A Primer for the Non-Financial Professional
 
October 1, 2014
Bob Severi, CFO, Kaolin Mushroom Farms, Inc.
Navigating a Career in a Family-Controlled Business
 
September 10, 2014
Jerry Buckley, CEO, Pennsylvania SPCA
Moving to Non-Profit
 
August 6, 2014
Mitch Wienick, President & CEO, Kelleher Associates
Personal Branding
 
July 9, 2014
Ellen Weber, Executive Director, Robin Hood Ventures
Angel Investing
 
June 4, 2014
Hayden Tewell, Vice President, JM & Company
Working Within PE-Sponsored Companies
 
May 7, 2014
Deb Kurucz, VP, Human Resources & Talent Management, Renmatix, Inc.
Tips and Techniques for Successfully Interviewing in Large and Small Companies, and the Differences in Doing So
 
April 2, 2014 Digital Marketing to Enhance your Job Search
Adam Deringer, Partner/General Manager, Nucleus Digital
Get Smart about Digital: Enhance your Relevance during your Search
 
March 5, 2014
Chris Malone, Founder & Managing Partner, Fidelum Partners
The Human Brand: Managing your Career in the Digital Age
 
February 12, 2014
Matthew Simeone, Founder and President, Riverton Partners
Creating Mutually Valuable Networking with Executive Recruiting Professionals
 
January 7, 2014
Samantha Howland, Managing Director, Decision Strategies International
Strategic Leadership Practices to Enhance Your Search Results

October, 2013

Anne Robson, Chief Client Officer, Kelleher Associates

Key Elements of a Job Search; Navigating the Career Transition Process

Anne Robson’s interactive presentation will focus on the most important elements of an effective job search: a thorough assessment beginning the process, interacting effectively with recruiters, identifying target companies and successful networking and interviewing. Additionally, she will address the best way to describe your Value Proposition

September, 2013

Stephen S. Tang, PhD, MBA President & CEO University City Science Center

University City Science Center: The Intersection of Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The University City Science Center has supported innovation and entrepreneurship in the Greater Philadelphia area since 1963. The Science Center offers business incubation, support services and programming for entrepreneurs and start-up companies as it helps move technologies into the marketplace where they can have a positive impact on people’s lives.

August, 2013
David G. Proctor, Partner, Milestone Partners
Making the Leap from Public to Private: What Private Equity Investors Look for in Senior Leaders of Their Portfolio Companies and How to Position Yourself for Such a Role

In his role at Private Equity Firm Milestone Partners, David manages buyouts and buildups in the Lower Middle Market in a wide variety of industries with valuations up to $150 million. Earlier in his career, at Wind River Holdings, he developed, analyzed and led acquisitions, as well as follow-up strategic planning and board oversight. Prior to that, he was VP/Sales and Marketing at Philadelphia Mixing Solutions and First VP-Investment Banking at Janney Montgomery Scott.

July, 2013

Kenneth Kring, Co-Managing Director, Global Education Practice and Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International

From Corporate Executive to Leadership Role in Education and Not-for-Profit

In more than two decades of executive search experience, Mr. Kring has recruited more than 250 senior-level executives and board directors for leading institutions in the education, not-for-profit and private sectors, with a specific emphasis on supporting organizations with an education mission.

As the leader of Korn/Ferry’s Education Practice, he has been personally responsible for significant leadership transitions at public and private institutions with a strong concentration in placing presidents and chancellors, business school deans, and finance and administration leadership

May, 2013
Rip Tilden, Partner, Makarios Consulting and Chair of GPSEG, presented: "Applying the Principles of Strategy Formulation to Your Search."
 
Mr. Tilden joined Makarios Consulting as a Partner in 2009 and is a highly regarded teambuilder with proven ability to lead change, grow organizations, and deliver strong results in intensely competitive industries.
 
A member of the Faculty of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, he works with MBA students on international strategy and marketing projects.
 
April, 2013
On April 3, Chris Giangrasso, SVP, HR, Communications and Site Services at Arkema, presented "Navigating the Obstacles to Becoming a Mid-to-Late Career Hire: A Human Resource Expert Discussing the Art and Science of Doing it Successfully."
Chris Giangrasso has worked in the field of Human Resources for more than 25 years. Arkema is a diversified chemical manufacturing company. 
 
Mr. Giangrasso has taught part-time at higher education institutions since 1991 and is currently an adjunct professor and advisory board member for Villanova's Master in Human Resources Program.
 
March, 2013
On March 6, 2013, Douglas R. Conant, Founder and CEO of Conant Leadership, presented "Today's Voice for Leadership with True Impact".
 
Mr. Conant discussed the current demands of leadership when faced with today's hectic pace and suggested that there are overlooked opportunities for leaders to influence company results. His critical and transformative message targeted leaders' expanding their influence and improving their results.
 
Appointed President and CEO of Campbell Soup Company in 2001, Mr. Conant was the 11th leader in this iconic company's 140 year history and under his leadership the company's decline in market value and employee engagement was reversed. His success model is: winning in the workplace, winning in the market place, and winning in the community and doing it all with integrity.
 
Conant's New York Times best-selling book, with co-author Mette Norgaard, "Touchpoints: Creating Powerful Leadership Connections in the Smallest of Moments" suggests that the daily interruptions that leaders face are actually the moments where the greatest leadership opportunities lie.
 
February, 2013
On February 6, 2013, Bob Blumenthal presented What Private Equity Principals, Investors, and Recruiters Look for in Senior Executives. The interactive session covered the following topics: How do private Equity firms manage talent in their portfolio companies?; What is the recruiting process that PE firms use?; What competencies and qualifications do PE firms look for in the C suites?; and Can you make a move from public companies to a smaller PE owned business?

Bob Blumenthal is the Chief Human Capital Officer at Versa Capital Management, LLC. He is responsible for optimizing the leadership teams of Versa’s portfolio. He has spent the last 20 years assessing, recruiting and coaching senior business executives most recently as a Senior Partner at Korn/Ferry International.

January, 2013
On January 9, 2013, Alan Kaplan presented The Talent Landscape, Trends in Executive Search, and Interacting with Executive Recruiters in 2013. Alan shared his thoughts on the market for executive talent in the year ahead as well as offered suggestions for working with executive search firms. He explored the recent data which indicates a modestly recovering job market although many executives are finding hiring signals are mixed.

Alan Kaplan is Founder and CEO of Kaplan Associates, Inc., a retained executive search and talent advisory firm which has provided Boards and CEO’s with advice and identification, assessment, validation and selection of new CEO’s, Directors and senior operating executives since 1994. With over 25 years of recruiting and talent management experience, Alan works primarily in the financial services, technology and private equity sectors.

December, 2012
On December 5, 2012 an Expert Panel Discussion presented "Moving to the Non-Profit Sector: Acquiring Credibility and Performing Successfully."

The panelists included: Sally Stetson, Founding Principal of Salveson Stetson Group, a retained multi-specialty executive search firm; Kevin Robins, CEO of MidAtlantic Employers Association, which provides essential human resource services to over 500 member companies; and Tricia Wellenbach, an expert on boards of non-profit groups and CEO of Sandcastle Strategy Group which specializes in strategic planning.

The focus was on challenges facing for-profit candidates in moving to non-profit roles, and trends/developments in the non-profit world. The panel also shared insights into Board expectations and initiating change in strategy and/or operations.

November, 2012
Matthew Goerke, Memory Expert and Developer of the Memory Switch Program presented "The Power of Memory--A Competitive Edge in Business and Job Search". 

Matt shared his three-pronged approach to memory improvement that allows you to easily remember names and faces, key contact information, presentation content, details from books, meetings and conversations. Benefits of a well-trained memory result in a boost in confidence, improved contact and time management and less stress.
 
Matthew Goerke is regarded as one of America's leading experts in the field of Memory Development. He has trained executives in many major corporations; he has also appeared on many radio and television talk shows.
  
September, 2012
Leadership & Culture
by Patt Schaeffer and Carole Vallone-Mitchell
 
August, 2012
Maximizing LinkIn 
by Brynne Tillman, Business Development University
 
July, 2012
Private Equity from an Executive Search Perspective
by Mark Mulvanerty, Senior Partner, Korn/Ferry

June, 2012
How do you team?
by Dr. Janice Presser, CEO, The Gabriel Institute

May, 2012
Boost Your Resilience
by Dean Becker, Managing Director, Adaptive Learning Systems
 
April, 2012
Proactively Managing Your Career
by Jeffrey Constable, Principal, Spencer Stuart
 
March, 2012
Visual Metaphors
by Paul Hilt, Hilt & Associates

February, 2012
Creating Your Career Search Roadmap
by Tammy Beil, Principal, Kelleher Associates

January, 2012
Employment Agreements: The Keys to Successful Negotiation
by Imogene E. Hughes, Principal, Hughes Law LLC

December 2011
Life Sciences in the Delaware Valley
by Chris Molineaux, President, PA BIO

November 2011
Behind the Executive Door
by Karol Wasylyshyn, President, Leadership Development

October 2011 - ExecuNet Networking Meeting
Workforce Planning 2011
by Rob Romasco, CEO, Sustainable Value Associates

September 2011
News You Can Use: ROI in the Blink of an Eye
by Lyn Kremer, Publisher and Craig ey, Editor, Philadelphia Business Journal

August 2011
Turnaround Management - How it Works
by Jim Still, Thompson Media Group

July 2011
Stop Looking for a Job and Start Looking for an Opportunity
by Rob Rosend, Storeroom Solutions

June 2011
Talent and Executive Search in the New Economy
by Alan Kaplan, Kaplan & Associates, Inc.

May 2011
Ins and Outs of Taking a Contract Position
by Mark McAdoo, IntelliSource Healthcare Solutions

April 2011
Recruiting 2011: Changes, Challenges and Expectations
Adam Berman and Tyler Ridgeway, Kreischer Miller

March 2011
Managing and Protecting Your Personal Brand
by Marty McLaughlin, Mosaic Partners

February 2011
Unique Aspects of the Regional Economy
by Bernie Dagenais, President, Main Line Chamber of Commerce

January 2011
New Book: Shut Up and Say Something
Karen Friedman, Karen Friedman Enterprises

On January 5, 2011, Karen Friedman, professional communication coach, presented Executive Presence: How to Get It and Keep It. But what is “it” and how do you get “it”? This program showed how to create and sustain a more powerful presence so others see you as a confident and commanding communicator who can overcome challenging and pressure-packed situations. Karen demonstrated ways to deliver information with style and impact by:

December 2010
Sector Switching: Finding the Opportunity in Non Profits
by Tricia Wellenbach, President/CEO, Sandcastle Strategy Group

November 2010
Mind the Message
by Barbara Borowitz Garland

October 2010
Maximizing your Strengths; Managing your Weaknesses; Describing and Demonstrating Success in your Best-Fit Environment
by Andrew Cohn, Founder/Principal of Lighthouse Consulting, LLC

September 2010
Freud Meets Drucker: Three Leadership Types: What They Are, What You Are, and How Best to Use This Insight in Your Next Role
by Dr. Karol M. Wasylyshyn, President, Leadership Development Forum

August 2010
Using Visual Strategies to Communicate Your Value Proposition and Differentiate Yourself
by Paul Hilt, Hilt & Associates

July 2010
Franchising as an Alternative Career Path: What Franchising Is – and Is Not!
by Joseph Schumacher, CEO, Goddard Systems, Inc.

June 2010
The New World of Executive Search
by Alan J. Kaplan, President/CEO, Kaplan & Associates

While the economy slowly recovers, unemployment remains high and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. What does this mean for the executive talent marketplace in the coming year? One of the region's premier executive recruiters will share his thoughts and perspective.

Alan J. Kaplan is the Founder and CEO of Kaplan & Associates, Inc. (K&A), a retained executive search and human capital consulting firm headquartered in Philadelphia, PA. K&A partners with Boards, investors and CEOs to help growing companies succeed, providing advice on the identification and evaluation of prospective CEOs, Directors, and senior operating executives. The firm's focus is primarily on banks and financial services firms, private investor owned firms, and high growth companies in the technology sector.

Kaplan & Associates has been named three times to the prestigious Philadelphia 100list as one of the region's fastest growing private companies. The firm is an accredited member of the Association of Executive Search Consultants (www.aesc.org) and the International Association of Corporate and Professional Recruitment (www.iacpr.org), as well as a founding member of the Partners Search Alliance.

May 2010
Your Unique Leadership Style - Communicating it in an Interview
by Stephen G. Hart, CPBA, AVP, Human Resources, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

April 2010
The Assessment Interview
by Michael B. ("Mickey") Fineberg, Ph.D., Managing Partner of Delta

March 2010
Choosing a Response to Workplace Change
by Richard McKnight, PhD, Principal, McKnight-Kaney-Breuer

February 2010
A Peek into the Private Equity World
by Howard Ross, Managing Partner, LLR Partners, Inc

January 2010
Corporate Matchmaking: Target the Right Culture to Unleash Your Potential
by Kathleen Gounaris and Victoria Green

December 2009
From Transition to Executive Search (and more!!) – A View from Both Sides
by Bill Borkovitz, Kaplan & Associates

November 2009
Buying a Company – Tricks of the Trade
by Stephen F. Ritner, of Counsel, Stevens & Lee, Corporate, Finance & Capital Markets and Technology