George Russo

George Russo

George Russo was raised immersed in the hospitality industry, his father and uncle having opened a small Italian pizzeria in New York City in 1954. Over the years, the business expanded into a full-service restaurant, and then an extremely successful on-premises catering facility. George is now a second-generation owner of…

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Steve Lacaj

Steve Lacaj

Steven Lacaj was born and raised in New York City, New York. Throughout high school, he maintained a top position on the academic honor roll, while simultaneously captaining the varsity football team. After graduating, Steven was awarded a full scholarship at Pace University which eventually led to the beginning of…

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Nicholas Brill

Nicholas Brill

Nicholas Brill is the founder and CEO of Brill Marketing. Brill started Brill Marketing in 2017 and has grown to become a top-ranking marketing company, with more than 5o corporate clients. Brill credits his success to his skills and experience. In his undergrad, Brill did a degree in business administration…

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Alex Meskouris

Alex Meskouris

Born and raised in New York, Alexander Meskouris thrived in school. Graduating at the top of his class in high school, he decided to pursue his post-secondary education. While attending his alma mater, Alexander began developing the skills that would eventually inspire him to create his own company. Once he…

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John Savignano

John Savignano

John Savignano (“Savignano”) was born in 1960 at the esteemed St. John’s Hospital, formerly known as the Horace Harding Hospital, in Queens, New York. His father was the owner of a fruit and vegetable store in the area, while his mother dedicated her life to being a homemaker. Savignano spent…

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Victoria Tkacheva

Victoria Tkacheva

Victoria Tkacheva is a co-founder of Curated People. Prior to CP, Victoria spent over a decade in NYC’s hospitality industry, blending strategy and creativity to accomplish significant results. In 2013, Victoria joined the hospitality team behind Pergola as Director of Events, with her role advancing beyond events to influence overall…

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Rahul Manchanda

Rahul Manchanda

Mr. Manchanda is an experienced attorney with decades of experience in the industry. He is the founder and CEO of Manchanda Law firm, which offers legal services for criminal cases, immigration, and family law. His in-depth expertise in International Affairs, State and Federal Criminal Defense Litigation, Consular Processing Issues, Immigration…

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Dawn LaCarte

Dawn LaCarte

Dawn LaCarte is an internationally recognized behavioral healthcare professional with over 25 years in the field. She has served in numerous capacities, in all treatment modalities including senior level administration, program director, therapist, and business development. Dawn is the Founder of DLC (Dawn LaCarte Coaching & Consulting), a leading multi-specialty…

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Mike Rizkalla

Mike Rizkalla

Mike Rizkalla is an Award-Winning Creative Leader in the Technology / Robotics industry with experience in organizations ranging from startup to $75M global businesses, with proven performance managing revenue goals up to $10M, operational budgets of up to $16M, and capital expense budgets of up to $2.5M. He is a…

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Conrad Oberbeck

Conrad Oberbeck

Conrad Oberbeck is the Co-Founder & CEO of Hangobi, a functional beverage brand designed for active lifestyles and dehydration recovery. Conrad is an entrepreneur driven by his proven athletic experience as a collegiate and professional competitor and his finance and analytical background working as an investment professional across corporate and…

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