Speakers

 

 

Dr. Alan Beaulieu

Managing In an Uncertain Economy

One of the country’s most informed economists, Dr. Alan Beaulieu is President and Principal of ITR Economics. Since 1990, he has consulted across North America, Europe, and Asia, optimizing companies’ forecasts and planning to increase profits through his mastery of business-cycle trend analysis.

   

Jason Dorsey

Crossing the Generational Divide in Contracting: Unlock the Hidden Power of Generations to Grow Your Business

Jason Dorsey is the #1 Gen Z, Millennial, and generations speaker and researcher. He has received more than 1,000 standing ovations for his acclaimed presentations. Adweek calls him a “research guru.” 

He’s funny, too. Jason has appeared on over 200 TV shows including 60 Minutes, 20/20, The Today Show, and in a New York Times cover story. Jason is President of The Center for Generational Kinetics, which delivers research, speaking, and consulting for more than 180 clients annually. Jason works closely with leaders around the world to separate generational myth from truth.

He uses original, data-driven research to explain generational behaviors. He has led research on four continents and keynoted events from India and Egypt to Chile, Finland and all 50 U.S. States.

Jason and his team at The Center have repositioned global brands to win each generation. They’ve advised on multi-billion-dollar acquisitions and taken clients from last to first in both employee retention and customer growth.  He’s also a Millennial, married to a Gen X’er, and they have a Gen Z daughter.

   

Mark Herbick

Middle Market M&A and Strategic Transaction Insights

Mark Herbick is the Founder and CEO of Pursant, LLC. Pursant is an Investment Bank that helps middle market business owners optimize the value of their businesses, manage strategic transactions and orchestrate liquidity events.  Prior to founding Pursant, Mark was a serial entrepreneur and buyer/seller of businesses, having bought, sold and operated over a dozen companies of his own and advised on countless strategic transactions in numerous sectors. His businesses employed as few as a dozen people and as many as 1400. He grew his companies, including companies in the BSC sector, through acquisitions, strategic divestitures and managed organic growth. The businesses operated at local, regional and national levels. During his time as an operator, Herbick found that to best grow enterprise value, it was necessary to become proficient at optimizing company performance and executing strategic transactions. He honed his skills in these areas and in 2009 founded, Pursant, LLC.

   

Jim Karas

Everything Starts at the Top

Jim Karas is a Lifestyle Expert who combines a degree from the Wharton School of Business with over thirty-two years of unparalleled success in helping people look and feel their very best. Jim is the author of the #1 New York Times bestseller, The Business Plan for the Body, and the New York Times bestsellers The Ultimate Diet REVolution, The Petite Advantage Diet, The 7-Day Energy Surge, The Cardio-Free Diet and Flip The Switch.
  
Jim was an ABC News Contributor and frequently appeared on Good Morning America. He is frequently seen on The Dr. Oz Show, The View and for three years, hosted Couch Potatoes on ABC News Now. Jim has served as a Contributing Editor for Good Housekeeping magazine and has written feature articles for countless other national publications, including Time, Business Week, Town & Country, Vogue, The New York Times and "O" The Oprah Magazine. 

   

Brian Rauch

Navigating the #MeToo World

Brian joined Harvard as our General Counsel in 2014 after a careers in private practice at Proskauer Rose and Buchan Ingersoll & Rooney representing clients in a variety of industries, including real estate, building services, and construction. Brian is Harvard’s chief counsel for all legal matters including employment issues, service and vendor agreements, corporate transactions, and union relations. Brian is a graduate of Cornell University’s’ School of Industrial and Labor Relations (ILR) and graduated Cum Laude from University of Michigan Law School. He is a member of the New York State Bar Association.

   

Toni Spinazzola

Navigating the #MeToo World

Toni joined Harvard in August of 2017 and leads the Human Resources function which plays a key role in executing Harvard’s People First culture. Toni is a strategic minded executive with over 25 years of Human Resource management experience.  She has worked in various industries such as life sciences, technology, media, and hospitality and has experience in leadership development and organizational alignment. Toni has a Bachelor’s of Arts degree from Suffolk University and a Master of Arts in Human Resource Management from Emmanuel College.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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