Tom Gionis

    Born and raised in Long Island, New York, by his grandparents, Tom Gionis became interested in the television industry after seeing Johnny Carson on The Tonight Show. At the time, the television and broadcasting industry was relatively new and there were no formal courses through which to study…

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Ryan Brucato

Always ask questions.   Ryan Brucato’s background is largely entrepreneurial. In early 2009, he founded the management consulting firm, RB Milestone Group LLC, and currently sits on its Advisory Board. He has been responsible for starting numerous private ventures throughout his career and has advised hundreds of public and private…

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Robert Landino

Taking risks where others would not. Be able to look towards the future and try to imagine where the industry is going.   Robert Landino is the current CEO of Center Earth LLC, a full-service consultancy and concrete construction company serving the Connecticut market. He also serves as President of…

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Joel Chery

Challenges that take you out of your comfort zone are opportunities for growth.   Joel Chery is a native New Yorker, born in Brooklyn after his family migrated to the U.S. from Haiti. The family was very close as they lived in a one bedroom apartment in East Flatbush. As…

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Robert Berwick

Don’t let the fear of being overwhelmed stop you from achieving your goal. You may find out it isn’t as bad as you thought and love where you end up.   Robert Berwick originally grew up in Valhalla, New York but moved to Greenwich, Connecticut in 1989. He went to…

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David Van Hoesen

Keep your eye on the long-term goal and remember that everything falls into place over time and with patience.   Real estate agent and developer, David Van Hoesen, designs luxury homes for families throughout Greenwich, Connecticut. As a local, David uses his knowledge of the community and connections to local…

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Anthony Kolich

Failure isn’t always a bad thing. There are invaluable lessons when things don’t go according to plan. This doesn’t just apply to business but also with your personal life, friendships, relationships. The important thing is to learn from it and move on.   Anthony Kolich is a successful entrepreneur and…

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Alison McFerran

Get up and keep going. It’s not about how many times you fall, it’s about how many times you get back up again.   Alison McFerran is the CEO of Letarte Luxe, a travel Resort Chic lifestyle brand. She was born in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and began her career in…

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Lee Schwartz

Iterate. Never be satisfied with the status quo.   Lee Schwartz, CEO of EnSight+, is an experienced chief executive officer with a demonstrated history of working in the financial and utility industries. Throughout his career, Lee has worked toward helping his companies achieve better efficiency, productivity, and automation. He has…

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Edward Corsello

Make sure that you create a business and a mission you are passionate about and not just a job.   In his senior year of High School, Dr. Edward Corsello of Corsello Clinic of Chiropractic was involved in an unfortunate vehicular accident. Because of this accident, he suffered significant neck…

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David Nackley

David Nackley is driven and passionate, recognized as a leader in the finance industry with a focus in the Technology space on private equity, corporate finance, and commercial banking. Throughout his career, David has led a multitude of successful deals, including the acquisition of new clients for the companies he…

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