Iva Kozlovskaya

Iva Kozlovskaya

Size up before you start working.   Iva Kozlovskaya is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Qubit Labs, an IT outsourcing company that finds and hires dedicated developers and opens R & D centers in Ukraine. She got a Master’s Degree in Psychology and started her career in recruiting. Now…

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Erin Halper

Erin Halper

Balance is key to productivity and overall satisfaction when running a startup.   Erin Halper is the founder and CEO of The Upside which matches businesses with best-in-class flexible, scalable and on-demand executive talent. Prior to launching The Upside, Erin built a career helping alternative investment companies market and grow…

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Scott Maichel

Scott Maichel

Sometimes too much analysis can be paralysis. To bring an idea to life, you need to see it in action to really know if it works.”   Scott Maichel has over 25 years of experience in the Payroll/HR Industry. After graduating college from Northern Illinois University, he began his career…

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Chris Motley – Founder and CEO of Better Weekdays

Chris Motley - Founder and CEO of Better Weekdays

I always think about the quote from legendary basketball coach John Wooden: “Never confuse activity with achievement.” Each day by 5 p.m., I identify three things to accomplish the next day that will move the business forward with regard to revenue, product usage and distribution, and fundraising — in that…

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John Goullet – Principal of DIVERSANT, LLC

John Goullet - Principal of DIVERSANT, LLC

Look at the best run competitors in your industry and try to emulate best practices. Mr. John Goullet serves as Principal of DIVERSANT, LLC. Mr. Goullet founded Info Technologies, Inc. in 1994 and served as its Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Goullet served first as a Computer Consultant, then as an…

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Laurence Marx – CEO and Co-founder of emphasisHR

Laurence Marx - CEO and Co-founder of emphasisHR

  Entrepreneurship is a constant battle against distraction. Laurence is CEO and co-founder of emphasisHR and previously co-founded a prominent corporate benefit consulting firm, Global Group. He has turned his passion for entrepreneurship and insatiable hunger to stay in front of the curve into one of the most responsive and…

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Michael Overell – CEO and Co-Founder of RecruitLoop

Michael Overell - CEO and Co-Founder of RecruitLoop

Staying physically fit and healthy is the only way to achieve longevity in any professional pursuit. You’ll feel better, be more productive, and hopefully live longer. Michael Overell is CEO and co-founder of RecruitLoop, a global marketplace of recruiters and sourcers who work on demand. Previously, he worked with McKinsey…

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Chris Dornfeld – President and Co-founder of Bonfyre

Chris Dornfeld - President and Co-founder of Bonfyre

Actively listen. People often confuse hearing someone with listening and processing what he or she is saying. Most friction or conflict can be avoided by taking the time to listen and understand. Listening is also the foundation of good collaboration. Chris Dornfeld is the president and co-founder of Bonfyre, a…

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Mark Sawyier – CEO and Co-Founder of Bonfyre

Mark Sawyier - CEO and Co-Founder of Bonfyre

Embracing the fact that productivity is not defined by the quantity of work but by its quality, and taking the time to understand the critical ingredients to produce my highest possible contribution — improving my state of mind, removing barriers to success, fully understanding the problem or task in front of…

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