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Staffing for Entrepreneurial Success

  • 03 Mar 2020
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Microsoft Technology Centers, 5 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803

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Please note that this meeting will be held at Microsoft Technology Centers, 5 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803

Pre-Meeting dinner will be held at Not Your Average Joe's, 4C Wayside Rd, Burlington, MA

You have a startup, and you need more people.  Where do you start?   This panel discussion is exactly for you.   Staffing properly can make or break your company.  In this dynamic session, we will discuss topics including developing a staffing plan, the benefits of an organizational chart, different types of staffing, and recruiting strategies, identifying and maintaining company culture. And, most importantly how to make the new staff a high performing team.

Agenda:

6:30-7:30 PM - Registration & networking

7:30-7:40 PM - ENET Chairman's announcements

7:40-7:55 PM - eMinute - Up to 3 Startup companies’ presentations

7:55-8:45 PM - 3 expert speakers on the night's topic

8:45-9:00 PM - Audience / Speakers Q & A

900-930 PM - Final networking includes meeting presenting speakers

A question and answer session follow the presentation, and panelists will be available afterwards for responses to individual questions. As with every ENET meeting you will also get the chance to network with the panelists and other meeting attendees, both before the start of the meeting and afterwards.

Panelists:

Neal Fay Vice President of Business Development King & Bishop and Finish Line Staffing

Experienced Board Member with a demonstrated history of working in the staffing and recruiting industry. Strong business development professional skilled in Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Executive Coaching, Technical Recruiting, and Fundraising. 

King & Bishop and Finish Line Staffing provides a comprehensive balance of Human Resource expertise. We work with each company on an individual basis to create unique solutions. We have the resources to develop and implement plans and strategies and work within time and budget constraints. King & Bishop provides Temporary and Direct Staffing in the following disciplines..

Human Resources, Finance, Life Sciences, Clinical, Sales/Marketing, Engineering, Manufacturing, Operations, Med Device, Quality.

Steve Owens, CTO, Founder of Finish Line Product Development Services

Steve has over 30 years of successful product development experience in many different industries and is a sought after advisor and speaker on the subject. Steve has founded four successful start-ups and holds over twenty-five patents. Steve has worked for companies such as Halliburton and Baker Hughes. He has experience in the Internet of Things, M2M, Oil and Gas, and Industrial Controls. Steve’s insight into the product development process has generated millions of dollars in revenue for start-ups and small businesses.

Charles T Frampton, Founder and Managing Director WV Consult, LLC

I have been recognized as a proven leader of strategic initiatives both for major firms and start-ups. I have focused on aligning the firm’s Vision and Mission with its Organizational capabilities, the Financial realities and each client’s unique Value Chain optimization. My work has focused on solving complex problems which generate significant achievement to the financial and operational results.                                                                                                           

Moderator:

Michael S. Chester, President, International Manufacturing Consultants, and Past Chairman, Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network (ENET) 

 
Mike has co-founded high tech, clean tech, and medical device startups in both the US and China, and he has obtained non-dilutive funding from the Chinese government. He now advises startups in clean tech, biotech, and manufacturing. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Mike spent 16 years with IBM designing robots and automation, marketing and selling IBM products to manufacturing companies, setting up global operations and supply chains, and founding an IBM consulting organization for manufacturing clients that he grew into a $20M business. He lived in China from 1986-1987 while consulting to companies owned by the Machine Building Ministry and teaching graduate courses at Hunan University. 
 
Mike earned his BS in Electrical Engineering and MS in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University and his MBA from Union College. He is a past Chair of The IEEE Boston Entrepreneurs’ Network, has served on the board of APICS Boston, and was a member of the planning committee of the MIT Enterprise Forum for over 10 years. Mike is a frequent speaker at conferences on Global Entrepreneurship, Supply Chains, Manufacturing, and China business.  He is judge and mentor to companies competing in the Mass Challenge, Clean Tech Open, and other business plan competitions. Mike and his sons have competed on the TV show Robot Wars with their robotic rabbit, “Bunny Attack.” 

Co-Organizers:

Kathy Yenke, CSL  Sales Xceleration, Outsourced VP of Sales

Fractional CRO/VP Sales, Helping companies achieve breakout Sales Growth, Discipline & Accountability, Leadership, Speaker

Kathy brings over 25 years of sales and sales leadership to help companies unlock their sales potential, improve profitability, and implement comprehensive sales strategies to achieve results.  She started her career at IBM as a sales representative and was promoted quickly throughout the organization by delivering outstanding results.  Before leaving IBM, Kathy was responsible for a billion-dollar business unit, as the VP of  East Sales.  After her eighteen-year tenure, Kathy decided to utilize her skills at a start-up, Egenera, followed by a small business, Lighthouse Computer Services.  Again,  she built high functioning teams, consistently delivering results.  In 2016,  she formed Sales Catalyst Solutions, Inc.   Kathy has an extensive set of sales, marketing, business development, and general management skills which enable her to have a broad perspective and a meaningful impact for start-up and small companies that want to grow

Dan Skiba, President & CEO GOT Interface; Vice-Chair, Boston ENET

As a Product Development Company Executive, I provide strategic leadership in product innovation and managing global teams, delivering award-winning products to the international market.  My ability to problem solve, direct the entire product development lifecycle and gain commitment to a common goal have driven faster release of products and market penetration.  By building synergies across all Product Life Cycle disciplines, we have delivered products that result in 100% product utilization and seamless integration into customer environments. My skills in optimizing international resources have significantly reduced costs and streamlined production, delivering product excellence.

FURTHER INFORMATION:

LOCATION: Microsoft Technology Centers, 5 Wayside Road, Burlington, MA 01803 - a valid, photo ID is required to enter the building.  Please make sure you bring your ID with you!

REFRESHMENTS: Cheese, crackers, chips, cookies, soft drinks & juice will be served at this meeting.

COST AND RESERVATIONS: Meetings are free to ENET members and $20 for non-members. No reservations are needed for the pre-meeting dinner. To expedite sign-in for the meeting, we ask that everyone -- members as well as non-members -- pre-register for the online. Pre-registration is available until midnight the day before the meeting. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.

PRE-MEETING DINNER: Join us for a pre-meeting networking dinner (self-pay) at Not Your Average Joe's, 4C Wayside Rd, Burlington, MA before the start of this meeting. Dinner at 5:15 sharp. No reservations required for the pre-meeting dinner.

REFUND POLICY: If you cancel your registration before the event, ENET will refund your registration fee in the form of a credit towards a future ENET event.