Networking Hive: Expanding your Network
Alissa Baier-Lentz is the Co-Founder & COO of Kintra Fibers, the patent-pending, sustainable upgrade for synthetic fabrics. Kintra Fibers creates 100% biodegradable and high-performance fabrics—without harmful effects on the environment.
Prior to joining Kintra, Alissa launched and scaled HERO Backpacks, a social enterprise that supports girls’ education with each backpack purchase. With HERO, Alissa has been recognized on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Retail/E-Commerce List, and featured in Entrepreneur Magazine, Reuters, TODAY, Forbes, Women@Forbes, and GOOD, among others.
As an expert on supply chain sustainability, Alissa has been honored to speak at the U.N. Commission on the Status of Women, the French Consulate, the Harvard Igniting Innovation Summit, Forbes Women, and General Assembly, among others. Working in startups since 2011, Alissa has extensive experience across the fashion, technology, media, design, and travel industries.
Alissa holds a B.S. in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Entrepreneurship, and a B.A. in Public Relations and Advertising from Chapman University. On the weekends, you can find Alissa jogging in Central Park, hosting a female founder event, or cooking dinner for friends.
Danny Mizrahi is the Founder/CEO of Contango IT and Co-Founder/Managing Director of GRSee Americas.
Contango IT is proud to have ranked #2422 on the 2018 Inc. 5000!! This list represents the fastest growing companies in America! They are also winners of the 2017 SmartCEO Future50 Award, representing the 50 Fastest Growing companies in NYC and 2018 CEO Report Corporate Culture Award. Our Core Values mean everything to us, check them out: corevalues.contangoit.com.
As of 2018, GRSee Americas has 20+ Penetration testers, 6+ Certified Ethical Hackers, 5+ CISAs/CISM/CISSPs, 7 ISO Implementers and is 1 of only 200 companies that is a QSA (Qualified Security Assessor). Also, 1 of only 22 companies that are World Lottery Auditors. Cybersecurity is rapidly growing and Danny is now a leader in this very well known, industry recognized, Cybersecurity company.
Danny started his professional career at 14, as a runner on the NY Mercantile Exchange where he learned the word Contango and it's meaning to always improve / gain value, where the future is higher than the present. After 4 years at the University of Maryland, Danny came back to NY to be the Director of Sales and Marketing for an IT Consulting Company. Soon after, he realized that there were better ways to help businesses than simply providing traditional IT support, Managed Services and Break/Fix solutions. Contango IT was originally created in 2009 to leverage Cloud technologies to help businesses lower costs, while increasing productivity, reliability and availability of their data. Since then, Contango IT has 30+ people and has become much more, specializing in IT Service and Support for over 170 businesses on a daily basis, Custom Programming/Application Development, and Infrastructure/Buildouts. Danny has also recently become the Managing Director for one of the top Cybersecurity companies in the world, GRSee Americas. Danny and his wife Sarah have 3 children, Shayna, Oakley and Rocco, and live in Manhattan.
Mickey received her BS & MS in Accounting from Stern School of Business at NYU and her JD from Fordham Law. She participated in Jewish networking groups and attended Jewish charity events starting in college and continuing through law school and beyond. She learned the power of leveraging and helping the Jewish community simultaneously.
Mickey is an Executive Recruiter/headhunter focusing primarily on the real estate and real estate tech sectors. She works on the real estate team that is part of a larger firm so you get big firm resources with boutique firm service. Her team website can be found here: TBG-RealEstate.com She works all range of jobs including but not limited to management, real estate finance, legal, admin, sales, marketing… Her personal focus is on real estate finance positions such as analysts, VP’s, asset managers and the like as well as in house counsel positions. Her extra secret sauce in addition to her firm’s resources is that real estate is her family business so she has literally been working and networking in the industry since she was a kid. She has a vast personal network and consistently attends networking events across the tristate area and nationally including of course YJP. In the summer you will usually find her on the tennis court at a charity networking outing.
Mickey has worked with her family real estate business since she was a small child; her mom had a tiny hard hat made for her for sight tours and going on sight tours is still one of her favorite activities. Her paternal grandfather was the first to enter the business and her father Richard, started building his portfolio as a teenager. Her mother Jacki runs a not for profit, LIFE focused on social services in NYS. Mickey ran the elder care department there from 2013-2017 and continues to collaborate with LIFE on projects and as a volunteer. She works in the staffing industry specifically focusing on real estate placements while continuing to work for her real estate focused family office and family foundation, The Jacob & Anita Penzer Family Foundation. Her family invests in real estate, primarily in NYC, but what really brings them together is their passion for poverty alleviation, particularly in the NYC area. They aim to help low income, elderly or otherwise disadvantages residents of NYC gain proper participation in their housing, government services and receive better living conditions.
Her passion is to use her lifelong real estate experience, combined with her knowledge of social services, government, philanthropy and social entrepreneurship to create socially conscious real estate projects. She wants to holistically redesign what it looks like to live in a low income community. Let's Build a better world together!
Online Zoom Conference
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Join us for our second installment of the Networking Hive. An event that offers a platform for young Jewish professionals to connect and networking digitally.
The format is simple. All participants are welcomed to the main event where we will discuss the rules and format. Followed by this introduction all participants are divided at random into 4 breakout rooms.
There will be 3 sessions of breakout roos each lasting 20 minutes ad with a general topic or question to start the conversation guided by our hosts.
After the breakout sessions, we will all come back to the main screen where each of the hosts will briefly discuss the takeaways.
Connect and shmooze with different groups of rising stars and continue to build your network now more than ever!
This event is open to professional level members, young leadership, and VIP leadership members. If you have any questions about membership please reach out to email@example.com
We hope to see you there!