|ExecuNet Monthly Networking Meeting|
WEDNESDAY, March 1, 2017 - 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.
7:15 a.m. - Networking and continental breakfast
8:00 - 9:00 Presentation
GUEST SPEAKER - Matthew Simeone, Founder and President, Riverton Partners
Matt consults for public and private companies, as well as private equity firms and their portfolio companies for their executive recruiting, talent acquisition, and organizational development requirements. Matt has led hundreds of executive recruiting engagements for a very wide range of positions, including Board Director, CEO, President, COO, CMO, and CFO. Sectors in which Matt has experience include industrial products, manufacturing, consumer products, retail, logistics business services and technology. More about Matt Simeone
Specific topics will include: understanding the motivations and expectations of executives and executive recruiters for both search and networking; preparation and suggestions for meeting with executive recruiters; strategies on how to create mutual, meaningful, and lasting value from executive recruiters; how to best manage communications during a search process; and best practices for engaging and building enduring relationships with executive recruiters.Details and registration (by February 27)
Meeting location and directions: Hyatt House, 240 Mall Boulevard, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Info: Marcella Carter firstname.lastname@example.org; 610-293-1115
How to Buy a Small Business...as an Individual
Doug Fastuca, Founder, Malvern Investment Partners
From Large to Small: Making the Leap to a Smaller or Early Stage Enterprise
Steve Zarrilli, President and CEO, Safeguard Scientifics, Inc.
Mastering the art of building and facilitating relationships
Nick Araco, Jr., Esq., CEO and Co-Founder, The CFO Alliance
Getting Past a Job Loss
New Technology for Reference Checking
Ray Bixler, CEO, SkillSurvey
What Search Firms Look for in Candidates - and Tips on Establishing a Relationship
John Touey, Principal, Salveson Stetson Group, Inc.
Finding a New Position While Employed
Mitch Wienick, President & CEO, Kelleher Associates
The ABCs of Image: Obtaining the Image You Need to Move Forward
Brian Lipstein, President & CEO, Henry A. Davidsen
Evaluating a Prospective Employer
Presenter: Rip Tilden, Makarios Consulting
Personal Marketing and Selling: The Keys to Securing your Next Role
Presenter: Dave Palmer, Incyte Strategies
Two Sides of the Coin:
Focusing on your best opportunity and negotiating your package
Presenter: Mitch Wienick, President and CEO, Kelleher Associates
The War for Talent: 2016
Presenter: Alan Kaplan, Founder & CEO, Kaplan Partners
Private Equity - How it Works and Where the Opportunities Are
Presenter: Jim Still, Private Equity Chief Executive Officer
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!"
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
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
July 9, 2014
Ellen Weber, Executive Director, Robin Hood Ventures
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
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
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.
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.
Kenneth Kring, Co-Managing Director, Global Education Practice and Senior Client Partner, Korn/Ferry International
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Leadership & Culture
by Patt Schaeffer and Carole Vallone-Mitchell
by Brynne Tillman, Business Development University
Private Equity from an Executive Search Perspective
by Mark Mulvanerty, Senior Partner, Korn/Ferry
Boost Your Resilience
by Dean Becker, Managing Director, Adaptive Learning Systems
Proactively Managing Your Career
by Jeffrey Constable, Principal, Spencer Stuart
by Paul Hilt, Hilt & Associates
October 2011 - ExecuNet Networking Meeting
Workforce Planning 2011
by Rob Romasco, CEO, Sustainable Value Associates
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:
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.