Carlos has more than 30 years of enterprise technology experience and an unparalleled passion for innovation. Previously an active member of Sprinklr’s board of directors, today Carlos guides strategic direction for Sprinklr and leads the marketing, sales, services, and partnerships teams for the most complete enterprise social technology company in the world. Called "the most powerful technology in the market" by Forrester Research, Sprinklr's fully integrated social media management software powers more than four billion social connections across 77 countries. Headquartered in New York City with more than 1100 employees globally, Sprinklr is revolutionizing customer engagement for more than 1000 top enterprise brands,including IHG, Intel, Microsoft, Samsung, and Virgin America, and partners like Deloitte, Accenture, R/GA, Golin, and AKQA.
Prior to joining Sprinklr, Carlos spent 22 years at Cisco Systems (NASDAQ:CSCO) in a variety of roles. Over the last seven years, he served as a technology evangelist and representative for the chairman and CEO of Cisco, delivering keynotes to audiences worldwide. During his tenure at Cisco, he cemented the company in the strategic markets of financial services, media, and pharmaceuticals. He also helped establish and lead Cisco’s Service Provider organization to generate more than $14 billion in annual revenue. Before joining Cisco, Carlos held management positions at Timeplex, Inc. and New Jersey Bell/Bell Atlanticom.
Carlos also serves on several boards of directors, including Medidata Solutions, Inc., the CDC Foundation, Cisco Foundation, NJIT Board of Overseers & Catalyst, and Princess House.
Mike Fernandez is U.S. CEO of Burson-Marsteller. Previously, he served as chief communications officer for five large U.S.-based corporations across diverse industries.
During his recent six-year tenure leading global corporate affairs at Cargill, the world’s largest privately held company, Mike was responsible for communications, brand and marketing services, government relations and corporate social responsibility. He served as chief communications officer for Fortune 200 companies: State Farm Insurance, ConAgra Foods, Cigna and US West and held various global marketing and communications roles at Kodak. As the 23-year old press secretary to U.S. Senator Ernest “Fritz” Hollings, Mike became the youngest U.S. Senate Press Secretary ever and only the second Latino to serve in such a role.
Mike graduated with a B.A. in Government and M.S. in Accounting from Georgetown University.
Roger S. Berkowitz is the President and CEO of Legal Sea Foods, a Boston-based restaurant
group that has 33 restaurants, a wholesale business and mail order division. He started
working in his family's fish market in the Inman Square section of Cambridge at the age of
ten and learned every aspect of the business until becoming President and CEO in 1992.
Berkowitz is a member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
since 2012; a Regional Selection Panelist on the President’s Commission on Whitehouse
Fellowships since 2004; member of NOAA’s Marine Fisheries Advisory Committee since
2017; Leadership Council, Harvard School of Public Health since 1998; and member and
past president of the Massachusetts Restaurant Association. He also serves numerous
other boards including Dana Farber Cancer Institute; UNICEF; Environmental League of
Massachusetts; Blue Frontier Campaign; and Brandeis International Business School.
Berkowitz received the James Beard Award, Who’s Who of Food and Beverage, in 2017; the
Chairman’s Award for Distinguished Meritorious Service from the Atlantic States Marine
Fisheries in 2011; and was inducted in “Nation's Restaurant News” Menu Masters Hall of
Fame in 2008. Berkowitz was mentioned in the book “Dare to Lead! Uncommon Sense and
Unconventional Wisdom from 50 Top CEOs” by Mike Merrill, and “Leadership Secrets of
the World’s Most Successful CEOs” by Eric Yaverbaum. Berkowitz co-wrote “The New Legal
Sea Foods Cookbook” and is the co-host of “Name Brands,” a podcast series to debut in
As CEO and co-founder, Subhash has led GEP's growth as a rapidly expanding
procurement and supply chain solutions innovator, serving a burgeoning roster of
Fortune 500 and Global 2000 companies worldwide. Working closely with the
management team, Subhash has helped provide the vision, strategy and leadership
that has sustained a corporate growth rate that consistently tops 30-40 percent
annually. His focus on nurturing talent and innovation, fostering a cohesive global
leadership team, and sustaining the dynamic, client centric culture has helped GEP
become a widely recognized global industry leader. Subhash is passionately
committed to building GEP, its solutions portfolio and its people, by helping clients
achieve their strategic, financial and operational goals in new and better ways, and
leading the firm to $1 billion in annual revenues over the next several years.
Prior to co-founding GEP, Subhash led strategy, supply chain, procurement and
global outsourcing engagements at Accenture.
This year, Subhash has been named Entrepreneur of the Year by EY. He has also
been featured in Supply and Demand Chain Executive magazine's “Pros to Know”
awards and is frequently sought for commentary, insight and analysis from industry
media, analysts and research firms. Subhash has several patents to his credit,
including an intelligent search-and- match engine for procurement, and a tool for
managing multiple auctions. He is an active current member of the Clinton Global
Initiative and is a strong proponent of and contributor to GEP’s robust program of
corporate social responsibility initiatives, undertaken in communities around Europe,
Asia and the Americas.
Subhash has a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from the Polytechnic University, an
MBA with highest honors from the University of Chicago, and an M.S. in Chemical
Engineering from the University of Rhode Island. His undergraduate degree is from
the University Department of Chemical Technology.
Thomas DeRosa is Chief Executive Officer of Welltower Inc. (NYSE: HCN), an S&P 500 company. Under
his leadership, WelltowerTM has grown into the global leader in health care real estate with a broad,
diversified portfolio across the United States, United Kingdom and Canada. Together with its operating
partners, the company is connecting health care delivery providers and properties to create more
healthful environments for an aging population and to drive efficiencies in health care delivery. Since
Mr. DeRosa assumed his current position in April 2014, Welltower’s enterprise value has grown to over
$40 billion. He has served as a Director of the company since 2004.
Mr. DeRosa is former Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of The Rouse Company, a position he
held from September 2002 until November 2004 when The Rouse Company merged with General
Growth Properties, Inc. From 1992 to September 2002, Mr. DeRosa held various positions at Deutsche
Bank AG, DB Alex Brown, and Alex. Brown & Sons including Global Co-Head of the Health Care
Investment Banking Group. Mr. DeRosa’s extensive background in health care, real estate and capital
markets has allowed him to uniquely position Welltower as a leading proponent for collaboration across
the continuum of health care delivery, including seniors housing, independent living, memory care, post-
acute and outpatient medical facilities.
Throughout his career, Mr. DeRosa has championed diversity and inclusiveness believing that innovation
and business success stem from a creative mix of personalities, skills and backgrounds. Mr. DeRosa has
extensive corporate governance experience and has sat on the Board of four NYSE companies including
Dover Corporation and Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. He has previously served on the Board of
Directors of Georgetown University and as a member of the Health Advisory Board of the Michael
Bloomberg School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. Mr. DeRosa currently is Governor of the
World Economic Forum, a member of the Advisory Board of the Health Care and Pharmaceutical
Management Program at Columbia Business School, a member of the Business Advisory Council of
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and a Director of CECP, The CEO Force for Good which was
founded by the actor and philanthropist, Paul Newman. He is a frequent speaker on the growth of aging
populations and the devastating impact of dementia on people, their families and health care delivery
systems. Mr. DeRosa was the 2016 National Honoree of The Alzheimers Association.
Mr. DeRosa is a graduate of Georgetown University (BS 1980) and earned an MBA from the Columbia
University Graduate School of Business (1988).
Thomas Quinlan is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LSC Communications, a global
leader in traditional and digital print, print-related services and office products that serves the
needs of publishers, merchandisers and retailers, with over 20,000 employees, annual revenues
of over $3.5 billion with operations in Europe, Canada and Mexico.
Mr. Quinlan, 54, was the President and Chief Executive Officer of R.R. Donnelley & Sons
Company, the largest provider of printing and communication business services in the world,
with over 65,000 employees, annual revenues of over $10 billion, and more than 600 locations
around the globe from March 2007 to September 2016.
Mr. Quinlan joined RR Donnelley in February, 2004, and in 2006 became Group President,
Global Services and Chief Financial Officer. From 2004 to 2006, he served RR Donnelley as
Executive Vice President, Operations, with primary responsibility for the integration of RR
Donnelley and Moore Wallace. Previously, at Moore Wallace from 2000 to 2004, Mr. Quinlan
served variously as Executive Vice President, Operations; Executive Vice President, Business
Integration; Executive Vice President, Office of the Chief Executive and Treasurer. From 1994
until 1999, at World Color Press, Inc., Mr. Quinlan served in various finance capacities,
including as Senior Vice President and Treasurer. He has previous finance experience at Walter
Industries, Marsh & McLennan and Kidder Peabody.
Mr. Quinlan holds an MBA in finance from St. John’s University, which recognized him with its
Outstanding Alumni Achievement Medal in 2010, and a Bachelor of Science in Business
Administration from Pace University, which conferred upon him an honorary doctorate in
Commercial Science and presented him with its 46th Leaders in Management Award in 2009.
The Advisory Board of New York University’s Graphic Communications Management and
Technology Program chose Mr. Quinlan to receive its 2011 Prism Award, which recognizes
distinguished leadership in the graphic communications media industry.
Mr. Quinlan is active in supporting organizations that focus on literacy, health and development
and serves on the Board of Trustees for Pace University, YMCA of Greater New York, Curry
College, and The American Ireland Fund. In 2011 Mr. Quinlan received AJC’s National Human
Relations Award, which honors professional and philanthropic leadership.
Joe Apfelbaum is the CEO of Ajax Union, a B2B digital marketing agency based in Brooklyn. Ajax Union is one of the fastest growing companies in the US, 178 on the INC 500. Joe enjoys speaking and writing about digital marketing & personal development topics in his seminars, webinars and articles.
Joe is the host of the Breakthrough Maze podcast where he coaches anonymous entrepreneurs to create 7 figure breakthroughs in every area of their life. Joe has served on the Board of Directors of the Entrepreneurs Organization in Brooklyn for over a decade. EO is a global organization with over 12,000 CEO’s. Joe is a contributing member of the INC Business Owners Council, a community of the fastest growing companies in the United States. He has been a Vistage member and now is a Vistage speaker speaking to groups of over 20,000 CEOs..
Joe is proud of all his accomplishments, but most of all he is proud of his successful foodie wife who is the author of Busy In Brooklyn a online community with over a million moms drooling at recipes and he loves beautiful amazing 5 kids.
Joel Greenwald is a dynamic attorney and a Managing Partner at the law firm of, Greenwald Doherty LLP. Greenwald Doherty is often considered management’s in-house employment law firm. They are not only preventative counselors, but also seasoned litigators. Altogether, they advocate, protect, and partner - so your focus is your business.
Larry has been President and CEO of Axis since he founded it in 1991. A graduate of Duke University and The University of Pennsylvania Law School, Larry quickly realized that his entrepreneurial spirit and creative energies were not being harnessed working in law-related fields. With a few good ideas, a lot of enthusiasm and a share of naiveté, Larry began Axis with a mission to develop a full-service promotional products company that focused on delivering creative solutions and not merely selling products. It is all about the strategy behind the products. Our tag line says a lot about what drives us - 180 Degrees From Ordinary.
At Axis, we are passionate about helping the best brands in the world tell stories. Stories that solve problems. Stories that change behaviors. Stories that are told on tangible products that leave a lasting impression.
From humble beginnings around his kitchen table, Axis’ has grown to over 70 employees with offices in New York City, White Plains, New York, Boston, Massachusetts and Chicago, Illinois. AXIS’ client base covers an exceptionally broad cross-section of industries (Pharmaceutical, Entertainment, Financial, Beauty and Fashion, Publishing and Sports) including companies such as American Express (under contract nationally). Axis has been named Counselor Magazine’s Top 40 Distributors five years in a row, Promo Marketing Magazine Top 40 Distributor, 4 Gold 2015 PPAI Awards, SAAGNY Distributor of the Year, and PPB’s Greatest Companies to Work For. Axis now ranks as one of the top promotional merchandising agencies in the United States.
When Larry is not busy growing Axis, he is lending his expertise serving on the board of the Promotional Products Association International, PromoKitchen Advisory Board, Peernet Marketing Committee, and former chair of the North American Leadership Conference.
Mike was named to his present position in 2009. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President responsible for new business development and sales training, and he was a member of the senior management steering committee. He most recently led Sandy through a management buyout and is a majority owner of the company.
Mike graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology in 1980 with a B.S. degree in Printing
Management. Upon graduation, he joined the sales training program at The Press of A. Colish, Inc. in Mt. Vernon, NY, where he became Director of Sales in 1988. In 1988, A. Colish completed a merger with Americom Graphics in Elmsford, NY, where Mike continued sales and management responsibilities as Senior Vice President. In 1991, he was instrumental in completing the Sandy Alexander acquisition of Americom Graphics and later became Executive Vice President of the new organization.
Mike has been a speaker at many industry events and provides insight to graphic communication companies regularly. In 2011 he was awarded both the Printing Industries of America Power of Communication Award and the Luminaire's Award. In 2012 he was named to the Printing Hall of Fame.
Mike resides in New City, NY with his two children, Melanie and Andrew, and his companion Sharon Jacobson. He has been a firefighter for more than 28 years and served as Chief for six of those years. He is dedicated to the graphic arts industry, serves as a consultant and is an educational speaker for the graphic industry. Mike enjoys boating, woodworking, biking, photography and shotgun sports.
Michael leads the New York office of Manchester Capital Management. He is a member of the Investment Committee and the Executive Team and provides customized portfolio management and advisory services to Manchester Capital’s clients.
Michael is the former CEO of Bank Hapoalim Switzerland, a Private Bank with $10B of assets under management. Prior to that, Michael was CEO of PAM Global Investments, an asset management firm. He has held several executive positions at the Citibank Private Bank, was a co-founder of the Citibank Family Office, and has established or directed investment advisory, asset management and trust businesses in the U.S., U.K., Ireland, Jersey, Luxembourg, Israel, Hong Kong, and Singapore.
Michael earned a B.Sc. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an M.B.A. with honors from Columbia University. He is a CFA charter holder, a member of the World Presidents’ Organization, and a founding member of the YJP CEO Forum and of the Chairman’s Council of the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard.
Manchester Capital Management (MCM) is, and has been since its inception, a Private Family Office dedicated to helping families sustain their wealth, values, and legacy from generation to generation. MCM’s thirty three experienced professionals care for three billion dollars on behalf of forty families. MCM diligently establishes and oversees tailored global investment portfolios, including traditional securities, alternative strategies and directly-owned real estate. MCM’s expertise extends to trust and estate work, financial education and planning, philanthropic endeavors and family meetings. MCM families value authenticity, sincerity and commitment.
Seth Weisberg grew up in the Material Handling business. After graduating from Northeastern University, he went to work for his father’s material handling company, and then on to PricewaterhouseCoopers as a Project Manager. After working at PwC for six years, Seth returned to help his father and help grow the family business by leveraging his corporate experience.
lt didn’t take long before Seth’s impact was felt. After only 12 months, the company had doubled in size. After another five years, Michael Weisberg retired and Seth took over the responsibility of running the firm. Seven years later, the company’s size has since doubled a few times over! This expansion can be attributed to Seth’s vision of morphing the simple storage solution supplier into a full, turn-key system provider and his dedication to providing extremely high levels of customer service.
Stuart Herskovitz, President and Founder of Qosina Corporation in Ronkonkoma, NY, established his unique company to serve medical device companies by providing stock components. Companies purchase from Qosina to eliminate the cost of tooling their own components and to receive immediate delivery from inventory.
After receiving his MBA in International Business from Columbia Business School, Mr. Herskovitz founded Qosina in 1980. Since then, the company’s offering has grown from four pages of components to a 516-page catalog featuring more than 5,000 stock items. Qosina’s philosophy is to answer the customer's need for selection and speed with thousands of stock components while offering inventory management solutions such as Kanban, and also providing samples for testing and sourcing items not already in Qosina's comprehensive catalog.
In 1987, Mr. Herskovitz expanded his customer-centric concept to the cosmetics and spa industries with his Qosmedix division of Qosina, which offers these industries medical quality disposables for sampling, packaging and promotion of hygiene through its own catalog and website.
His latest business venture, Biosecurity.com, is a manufacturer and importer of packaging products to meet the needs in the cannabis industry. The mission is to provide safe, secure quality packaging that is child-resistant and senior-friendly.
Mr. Oved is Chairman of the firm’s Real Estate and Transactional department. He routinely represents, counsels and advises start up and emerging e-commerce businesses as well as well-established private and public corporations in various industries as well as several prominent real estate owners, operators, developers and landlords. He is an accomplished public speaker often providing Continuing Legal Education courses to members of the Bar as well as in house corporate legal departments.
Mr. Oved is a published writer who has had numerous articles published in the New York Law Journal, the New York State Bar Association Journal as well as Image Magazine. His work has been featured in both Crain’s Magazine as well as Community Magazine.
Mr. Oved was previously associated with the prestigious New York City Law firm of Phillips, Nizer and the boutique entertainment law firm of Franklin Weinrib where he co-authored several legal articles with name partner Michael Rudell, Esq.
Mr. Oved graduated with honors from New York University’s School of Business as well as Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where he served on the renowned Arts & Entertainment Law Journal. Mr. Oved also clerked for federal Judge Robert Ward in the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Oved is also an Adjunct Professor at New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies as well as being active in the New York State Bar Association.
Mr. Oved is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States of America, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York as well as the State Courts of New York and New Jersey.
Mr. Oved serves as a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Rabbinical College of America and as a Faculty Member of the Institute of American and Talmudic Law, and serves as legal counsel to the Young Jewish Professionals (YJP).
His favorite saying: It’s nice to be important – but more important to be nice.
Alberto is a serial entrepreneur from Venezuela. Currently the CEO and co-founder of payfully.co, building financial services for the gig-economy. He was previously CIO and co-founder of Pixable which was acquired by Singtel for over $26M. He also worked as the head of innovations for Klink which was acquired by Thinking Phones (now called Fuze).
Alex has been involved in finance, real estate development and construction for over thirteen years. He started in affordable housing by working for a boutique development shop and his work concentrated on ground-up senior housing developments and tenant-in-place renovations. Alex branched off on his own in 2011 as a development and finance consultant and later co-founded Atlas Builders in 2013. Atlas Builders is a construction startup with a twist. Unlike most of the competition, Atlas is a general contractor that self-performs carpentry and concrete operations.
Atlas has scaled from 5 employees to 30 within two years and is now in the process of a regional expansion. The company has completed a wide variety of projects including ground-up multifamily, industrial, high end residential, retail, offices and restaurants. Alex's main focus has been building out the company infrastructure, client and talent acquisition and holding on for dear life.
Alex Sokoletsky is a seasoned technology and business executive. Alex has a unique skillset of starting and running companies as well as creating engaging technologies. Alex is currently a Managing Partner at New Logic Technology, a company that designs and develops mobile apps, web applications, software products and provides digital marketing services. Alex is also a CEO of Bridge17Startups, a startup community that helps startups succeed. Previously Alex has worked in hedge funds, private equity funds, and technology development companies. He is also serving on a number of advisory boards helping startups with strategy, tactics, raising capital, technology, scaling, team development and engaging clients.
Anish Desai founded three technology start-up companies and scaled a global publicly traded tech venture. He brings over 30 years of experience in Mobile, Web, Technology Enabled, Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Risk Management Solutions.
Anish Desai is currently CEO and founder of Symphony Solution. Symphony Solution is a proven global IT services and solution company with more than total 30+ years’ experience. Symphony Solution has a team of 160 plus highly skilled IT experts, catering result oriented and cost-competitive solution to enterprise across the world. Symphony Solution has developed over 300+ mobile apps on iPhone, Android, Blackberry and Windows platform.
Anish Desai also servers on board of director and CEO at Sphinx Solution. Anish Desai also CEO of Solution 360, Inc. and Tegnosis LLC. Prior to co-founding Symphony Solution, Anish Desai served as president of Risk Management Services and Technology Solution for HOV Services (2006-2010). He was responsible for Corporate and Technology Development including M&A and Strategy for the firm. Prior to joining HOV Services, he served as a President and CTO of Clean communications, Inc (1999-2003). He was instrumental in raising $5 M in venture funding for Clean Communications during the growth phase of the company. His strong background in management, engineering and his entrepreneurial spirit has helped position Clean Communications as a premier managed security services Company. Under his leadership he developed two patents (pending) in security information management (SIM) space. He successfully launched and managed security services (Firewall, VPN and IDS) worldwide which were supported in USA, Europe and Asia.
Prior to Clean Communications, Anish founded Softbyte International Inc, a system integrator and network security consulting firm. He served as President of Softbyte International Inc. from 1991 to 1998. He developed educational software called “College Track” which helped high school students in identifying right colleges.
Anish has obtained a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology.
Beri Meric is the Co-Founder of IVY, The Social University (IVY.com) which
unites rising leaders through a lifetime of learning, growth, and impact. IVY has 20,000 members and 200,000 followers who support its mission to unlock potential and spark a new renaissance promoting human unity,
progress, and fulfillment.
Beri leads the IVY community, and he is personally responsible for the
fulfillment of IVY's members, as well as the performance of IVY's full-time
team of 100 dynamic leaders. Beri has dedicated his life to finding new
ways of getting people to dream bigger and do more together. His life
mission is to provide others with the ideas, experiences, and connections
they need to make a lasting positive impact on the world. His inspiration
behind IVY was strongly influenced by his experiences at Harvard Business School and Brown University. Leading universities have a proven track record of substantially accelerating social, professional, and intellectual development. Through IVY, Beri is determined to create a powerful global community that provides the same benefits throughout life.
Beri is based in NYC and frequently travels to all IVY cities to learn from
IVY’s growing community. Originally from Turkey and Scotland, Beri grew
up in a family of entrepreneurs. Prior to IVY, Beri worked at Morgan Stanley in M&A and Strategy. He studied Economics and International Relations at Brown University, and received his MBA from Harvard Business School. His favorite sports are skiing and rugby, and he has a weak spot for French bulldogs.
Brett Hickey is the founder and CEO of Star Mountain Capital, a specialized asset management firm focused exclusively on the lower middle-market through direct and fund investments. Star Mountain represents one of the largest small- and medium-sized business investment platforms in the U.S. with a portfolio of over 200 companies. Brett has been investing in the U.S. lower middle-market for nearly 15 years and began his career as an investment banker at Salomon Smith Barney. Brett is the founder of the Star Mountain Charitable Foundation. He serves on the Board of Governors for the Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA), the Harvard Alumni Entrepreneurs Association of NY and is a member of the Young Presidents' Organization (YPO). Brett is a graduate of McGill University and Harvard Business School's Owner/President Management Program. He is a former Canadian gold medalist speed skater.
David Schnurman is the CEO of Lawline, the leading provider of online Continuing Legal Education (CLE) in the country. The company recently celebrated serving over 150,000 attorneys with over 3,000,000 courses completed. David’s success has been recognized by his peers both in entrepreneurship and the legal industry. Most recently, he was given a Rockies Award for Resourcefulness by the Entrepreneurs Organization in NY. David was also a finalist for SmartCEO’s Deals of Distinction Award for his acquisition of an Illinois CLE provider. He was recognized as a Fastcase 50 winner when Lawline opened up its courses for free viewing for a period of 2 years.
David is also the author of the upcoming book “You Can’t Lose!” where he focuses on the most important thing for an entrepreneur to get right, their mindset. In the book David details a term he has coined “The FFwd Mindset” that, when applied in small increments, allows individuals to accomplish more faster. The book came out of David’s own suffering around his many Fears and lack of Focus in different areas of his business. David actively speaks at high schools, colleges, and businesses on topics ranging from marketing, leadership, culture, and entrepreneurship and he has also published articles in Forbes on all of these topics garnering thousands of views for each one. He is currently on the board of Entrepreneurs Organization NY as the Coaching Chair and is managing their first college student entrepreneur competition to be held in January of 2018.
Lastly, David has a love for adventure and discovery. He has run several marathons. He has hiked the mountains of Patagonia, paraglided in the Colorado, gone skydiving, and taken flying lessons. He currently
lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with his wife Kelli and three beautiful children.
Dom has 17+ years of development with expertise in system architecture, database modeling, and developing web applications and 8+ years of mobile development for Android and iOS platforms. Dom has worked with enterprise clients such as Hearst Communications, Turner Broadcasting, Priceline.com, Bloomberg L.P. and The Children's Place as well as a host of startup clients on innovative digital products that cut the edge of the cutting-edge. He is a true craftsman at heart and is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of quality in all of the work that Dom & Tom produces. He prides himself on the growth and achievements of each one of his team members, and personally mentors developers in code, methodology, and best-practices. Because of this, he was rated as a 2017 Owler Top-Rated CEO. His motto “Do Good. Be Good.” has become the company’s motto and serves as the first two of our five Core Values. He enjoys Hackathons, helping developers on StackOverflow, and collaborating with clients on conceptualizing and building digital products for future. Dom holds a Bachelor of Computer Science from Loyola University Chicago and has given presentations on digital development and innovation at multiple events including AOL Ventures, Pace University, Propeller Fest and done Oculus Rift demonstrations with the Downtown Alliance in Lower Manhattan.
Dom & Tom
www.domandtom.com Dom & Tom is an end-to- end digital product development agency focused on emerging technologies. From startups to enterprise solutions the apps we produce for our clients support their strategic initiatives first and foremost through open collaboration, forward- thinking user experience, engaging design, and cross-platform development for both web and mobile. Dom & Tom has launched 400+ web projects and 120 native mobile applications with teams located in New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
Douglas Hsieh is Chief Executive Officer and a founding Board Member of Avero. Doug has been involved in the business since the company's inception in 1999, but officially joined Avero in a daily capacity in 2006.
Prior to joining Avero, Doug was a principal at Thomas H. Lee Putnam Ventures and a vice president at GE Capital.
Doug earned his bachelor's degree from Dartmouth College.
Mitch, President of IPS, has more than 40 years of experience in successful
product development. As President and co-founder of IPS, Mitch along with his
partner, Paul Severino, have built a large, multi-functional product development
team serving many tier one clients including Motorola, Google, Verizon, Tyco,
Leviton, Anheuser Busch, L3 Communications, Pepsi, Steinway and several
divisions of Danaher Corporation as well as numerous smaller clients. Mitch’s
present role followed a long, successful career at Symbol Technologies where
Mitch served as Vice President of Engineering running engineering for a large,
highly profitable business unit as well as an Advanced Development
Prior to Symbol Technologies, Mitch spent his career in commercial, industrial,
consumer and defense product manufacturing companies including NCR and
United Technologies. He has a plethora of US and international patents around
his innovative work over his career. Mitch holds a Masters Degree in Mechanical
Engineering from Columbia University in NY as well as an MBA from Fairleigh
Dickinson University in NJ. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering
Science from Hofstra University. Currently, Mitch is active in helping develop the
local economy through roles with Stony Brook University, Launchpad, New York
Institute of Technology, the Long Island High Tech Incubator and the Manhattan
Chamber of Commerce.
Seth Weisser founded What Goes Around Comes Around (WGACA) with fellow Syracuse classmate, Gerard Maione in 1993. After earning his B.A., Weisser moved to New York City to pursue his Master’s in Real Estate Development at NYU. At the time, he spent weekends scouring flea markets and consignment shops for the perfect pieces, heightening his interest in vintage.
Weisser and Maione discovered the demand for curated high fashion vintage while selling thrifted pieces for extra money. The duo quickly learned people did not only appreciate their taste in vintage, they were willing to pay for it. Going against the advice of their fathers and with the tacit approval of their mothers, Weisser and Maione launched What Goes Around Comes Around in New York City’s SoHo in 1993. Under Weisser’s leadership, What Goes Around Comes Around has set the standard for genuine luxury vintage. Notably, in 1997 Weisser and Maione sold one of the oldest pairs of Levi’s jeans in the world for $25,000 back to Levi’s for their San Francisco museum. In 2008, Weisser helped open a new Los Angeles location for WGACA, in response to the high demand from film and celebrity stylists and West Coast fans. In 2013, Weisser played an essential role in the launch of the company’s Retail Partners division. This department works with luxury retailers such as Lane Crawford HK, Bloomingdale’s and Von Maur to meet the demands of international clients. Today, What Goes Around Comes Around has five locations nationwide. The company consistently leads trends and dominates the high-end vintage marketplace. Weisser and Maione have created one of the world’s most highly regarded collections of luxury vintage, specializing in Chanel, Hermès, Louis Vuitton and other esteemed fashion houses. The two have become the go-to experts in denim, Americana, designer and period clothing and accessories. Known for his knowledge of luxury and vintage, Weisser has been featured on networks and programming including Bloomberg, CNN, CNBC, The Rachel Zoe Show, and The Real Housewives of New York.
Proud father and husband, curious world traveler, (retired) long distance runner, Keynote speaker and Chief Motivator. Chairman and CEO of Wayside Technology Group, (NASDAQ: “WSTG”). Joined the company in January 1998. Worked my way up, started as European Controller, promoted to Chairman and CEO in 2006. Started career at Ernst & Young in Amsterdam, Holland.
Trevor Sumner is the CEO of PERCH, the leader in interactive Physical + Digital retail displays that can detect when customers approach, touch or pick up products and then respond with digital experiences that consistently drive 30-80% sales lift. Leading retailers and brand’s like Neiman Marcus, Kate Spade, Sephora, Estee Lauder, Fossil and Sunglass Hut rely on PERCH’s combination of 3D sensing technology, campaign management tools and device management to create magical in-store experiences that surprise and delight their customers.
Trevor has been an investor, advisor and operator for cutting-edge technology companies for 15+ years and is a regular contributor to business and technology publications such as Inc, Forbes, TechCrunch and Mashable. Trevor was previously the President, CTO and Cofounder of LocalVox, a SaaS-based marketing technology platform that helps businesses with local presences drive online customers to in-store sales via social media, search engines, websites, email, directories and mobile -- all at the touch of a button. LocalVox has been named a top social media platform, top SEO tool, Best Manhattan Software Company and hottest NY Startup by organizations such as WIRED, Good Day New York, Business Insider, Social Media Today and Huffington Post. LocalVox has acquired several companies and had a successful exit in 2014, being acquired by a wholly owned subsidiary of the Blackstone Group.
Trevor is a native New Yorker, an avid fisherman (he caught a 600 lb Black Marlin), an amateur chef and an adventure scuba diver who has dived on every continent including Antarctica.
Zvika Netter is a career-long entrepreneur with over 20 years of experience in digital media and is the co-founder and CEO of Innovid—the world’s leading video marketing platform that empowers advertisers to create, deliver and measure video experiences on any device. Zvika leads the day-to-day operations and product innovation, focusing on strengthening the company’s industry position, strategic partnerships, business development and investor relations.
Zvika also co-founded the non-profit organization GarageGeeks, an innovation hub with more than 8,000 members.and one of Israel's largest hacker spaces. Zvika was selected by TIME as one of the “Tech Pioneers Who Will Change Your Life,” named as a World Economic Forum "Technology Pioneer,” and as one of "Europe's Young Entrepreneurs" by Businessweek. Most recently, Zvika was named as a 2016 SmartCEO Magazine Fast 50 CEO.
Zvika has spoken on stage at several prestigious industry events including IAB Innovation Days at Internet Week, IAB Digital Video Marketplace, The Israel Conference, and ILovation.
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