CEO Forum – 12.12.18 Central FL

The CEO Forum: Central Florida Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Wednesday, December 12, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm Winter Park, FL Featured Presenter: David J. Duda President and Chief Executive Officer A. Duda and Sons, Inc. David J. Duda was appointed President of A. Duda & Sons, Inc. in September 2009 and Chief Executive Officer in September 2010. He joined the company in 1987 as a Business & Systems Analyst and went on to hold a variety of positions in Finance & Accounting before being named Chief Financial Officer of the corporation in 2001. Prior to being appointed President, he most recently served as Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer. Mr. Duda holds a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Food and Resource Economics, both from the University of Florida. A native of Oviedo, Florida, Mr. Duda is a member of St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, where he served as… Click here to view the flyer. Click here for more information about the...

CEO Forum – 11.29.18 HCARS

   CEO Forum – November 2018   Leadership & Business Growth Series Thursday, November 29, 20187:30 to 9:00 amWIPFLi – Training Room7601 France Avenue S #400Minneapolis, MN 55435 7:30 am to 8:00 am – Registration and continental breakfast (sponsored by Insperity)8:00 am to 9:00 am – Speaker presentation and Q&A Robert Warner Robert Warner, president of Warners’ Stellian, has worked for his family’s appliance company full-time since 1988. The company began as Stellian’s in St. Paul and was purchased in 1971 by Robert’s father, Jim Warner, who added his name (plural to include his wife and children) to the existing store name-thus Warners’ Stellian. Established on a solid foundation of the best products and exceptional service from sale to delivery, Warners’ Stellian is now owned by Jim Warner’s nine children. Four members of the Warner family actively operate the company, while nineteen third-generation Warner family members work full-time for the company in sales, merchandising, operations, and marketing. One of Robert Warner’s proudest accomplishments is the construction of the 150,000 square foot distribution center which incorporates energy-saving features such as photo lighting and a natural cooling system. Warner also initiated an aggressive recycling program, resulting in tons of appliance packaging being removed from the waste stream. Warners’ Stellian now has ten store locations in addition to the corporate headquarters and distribution center.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER For more information, please visitwww.Hennepin.us/BusinessAssistance and click on the Economic Gardening section, call 612-348-4191, or email...

CEO Forum – 10.18.18 HCARS

   CEO Forum – October 2018   Leadership & Growth Thursday, October 18, 20187:30 to 9:00 amWIPFLi – Training Room7601 France Avenue S #400Minneapolis, MN 55435 7:30 am to 8:00 am – Registration and continental breakfast (sponsored by Insperity)8:00 am to 9:00 am – Speaker presentation and Q&A Gerald Mattys Gerald R. Mattys, CEO, joined Tactile Medical in 2005 after serving in top positions at several other medical technology companies. Tactile Medical develops and markets at-home therapy devices that treat chronic swelling conditions such as lymphedema and chronic venous insufficiency. Their mission is to help people suffering from these chronic diseases live better while enabling them to care for themselves at home, thus reducing overall healthcare costs and improving the patients’ quality of life. Currently, Mattys serves on the board of directors of Tactile Medical and the American Venous Forum Foundation. In the past, he served on the board of the American College of Phlebology Foundation and the Medical Alley Association. Mr. Mattys holds a BS degree in economics from Penn State University.   CLICK HERE TO REGISTER For more information, please visitwww.Hennepin.us/BusinessAssistance and click on the Economic Gardening section, call 612-348-4191, or email...

CEO Forum Recap – 09.12.18

Event Photos click on an image to view larger Scott Faris speaking Scott Faris speaking A recent CEO Forum presentation featuring Luminar Technologies executive Scott Faris was informative and entertaining. Scott offered insights on leading a company in an industry experiencing exponential change. No small task considering the competitive landscape. Luminar is at the forefront of developing the sensing products required to fulfill the promise of an emerging market – self-driving vehicles. Click the link below to listen to Scott’s comments on leadership, accessing growth capital and the shifting priorities of an evolving applied technology, dated 09.12.18. Media Archive – (requires CEO Nexus member...

CEO Forum – 09.12.18 Central FL

The CEO Forum: Central Florida Region Wednesday, September 12, 2018 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm The Women’s Club of Winter Park, Inc. 419 S Interlachen Ave Winter Park, FL 32789 Featured presenter: Scott Faris Chief Business Officer Luminar Technologies, Inc. Scott Faris is an experienced serial entrepreneur with over two decades of operations, venture-financing and commercialization experience, involving more than 20 start-up and emerging-growth technology companies. Mr. Faris is currently the Chief Business Officer of Luminar Technologies, Inc. Based in Silicon Valley and Orlando, Luminar is developing revolutionary sensor products that will accelerate the reality of self-driving… Click here for more information about the...

CEO Forum Recap – 06.22.18

Event Photos click on an image to view larger (left to right) Jeff Wright, Roy Larson, Ward Johnson Jeff Wright speaking Roy Larson speaking Ward Johnson speaking The recent CEO Forum panel discussion “Preparing for a Successful Exit: Lessons Learned” reinforced the necessity of advanced planning. Panel presenters Jeff Wright, Roy Larson and Ward Johnson confirmed a reoccurring theme shared by many CEOs following an exit or succession event – “If I knew then what I know now, I would have started preparing earlier.” The panel suggested a 3 to 5-year process to allow enough time to maximize the value-drivers needed to endure the rigorous due diligence process. Assuming they are correct, then we all need to start with the end in mind – sooner than later. What is your plan? Time-frame? Have you effectively identified the value-drivers needed to maximize the value of your business in the eyes of a prospective buyer? If not, I challenge you to bring these issues to your next roundtable meeting and let your peers help you on that journey. Click the link below to access the PowerPoint and audio presentation dated 06.22.18 Media Archive – (requires CEO Nexus member...