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Charles Bernard is the CEO of Criteria for Success, Inc., a New York City-based sales development and management consulting organization. He has over 20 years of experience in direct sales, sales management, recruiting and training. As a sales executive for General Electric, Charles was the top revenue producer in his division. He is also a Sales Keynote Speaker, and has helped thousands of CEOs, Vice Presidents, and Sales Managers build good business relationships, increase sales, and deal with leadership problems. His goal is to help people buy in a world that is all about selling. Born in Madrid, Spain and educated in Surrey, England, Charles is a triathlete, avid scuba diver, hiker, and racquetball player.
LinkedIn Email 917-763-3104
Jonathan knew he wanted to be part of the payment processing industry nearly two decades ago. But after interviewing at several companies, it was clear that he would have to start his own. Why?
Jonathan is a man who believes in truthfulness and transparency: He believes in doing what you say, when you say it. And he believes in saying “no” to a potential customer because they’re not a good fit, instead of saying “yes” and then disappointing them. Despite searching high and low, he couldn’t find any other payment processing companies who embodied those beliefs. That led Jonathan to create a company he could be proud to be a part of. So, once you understand who Jonathan is, it’s no wonder why PPS has the reputation of being a people-first company: It was founded by a man who believes in being truthful, who’s more concerned with finding the best solution for his clients than deceiving people to make a buck. Because Jonathan refused to compromise his integrity, he continues to accomplish more than he anticipated. He’s setting an example for his sons. He provides a thriving work environment. And he helps countless companies partner with someone they can trust.
LinkedIn Email 973-671-1705
Rob Levin is the Managing Member of the Oasis Strategy Group, an asset management company firm specializing in life settlements. The company was created to provide compelling non-correlated returns to investors by leveraging proprietary underwriting, analysis and asset management that capitalize on market inefficiencies. He is also the Chairman of Work Better Now, which provides virtual talent to growing businesses.
An entrepreneur with 25+ years of multidisciplinary experience, Rob founded RSL Media in 2003, launching the New York Enterprise Report (NYER), a regional media company that served small and midsize businesses. Under his leadership, NYER built an audience in excess of 100,000 and attracted dozens of blue-chip advertisers such as Aetna, Charter Communications, Citi, and Guardian. After NYER was sold in 2014, RSL Media continued serving its blue-chip clients with content marketing services. Prior to founding NYER, Rob was CEO, COO, and CFO of several fast-growing companies.
Rob began his career as a CPA for Arthur Andersen. He earned his BS in Accounting from the State University of New York at Albany and his MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management. Rob lives in New York City with his wife and their two children (and his guitars).
LinkedIn Email 917-579-5548
Harvey is the CEO of Corporate Graphic Solutions, Inc. He has been in the printing and packaging space for over 40 years. Having owned plants in the printing space was a key element in why he opened CGS twenty-two years ago. Harvey’s deep knowledge of the industry and wide array of contacts has enabled Corporate Graphic Solutions to adapt to the ever-changing printing industry of the last 3 decades. He specializes in outsourcing to printing and packaging plants throughout the United States, based on time, cost, and location. He works with small and large companies to provide marketing collateral. His company also provides graphics including logo design and many other graphic needs for his clients. Clients see their goals are aligned for quality, cost, and long-term relationships. He has clients in various industries such as real estate, food manufacturers, cosmetic, and financial.
His products include labels, direct mail campaigns, custom boxes, promotional products, large and small printing projects, show booths and much more. He can provide digital printing and conventional printing.
LinkedIn Email 201-741-1540
Ralph Marucci is the CEO and Co-Founder of HYDR8 in NYC. Ralph and his partner Eric began the company in 2016, after spending six years building a similar brand in the water quality field. The goal for HYDR8 is to make NYC greener, while servicing businesses with the finest in water quality. Ralph graduated from The City University of New York, Brooklyn College campus, with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Marketing. He went on to start his own business with two friends. After selling his shares, he took on a role with Johnson & Johnson on their surgical sales team. In 2014, Ralph finished first out of 55 others in sales. He has always had a credo of serving others while volunteering through his local church, and making financial contributions via New Missions, Compassion, and St. Jude, in an effort to combat poverty and end world hunger, particularly in the lives of children. Ralph carries his mission of redeeming the Tri-State area’s water quality, using the latest in technology to purify each source of impurities at the point of use. While the water quality speaks for itself, the company’s focus is on service- the belief that water should be there to help you do your job, not be part of it. Born and raised in NYC, Ralph continues to call it home with his wife and two children.
LinkedIn Email 646-996-5868
Tommy is a 20-year veteran of the litigation support industry and has built his career on a passion for customer service, highly-effective communication, and transparency. His company, Dauntless Discovery, has the same “client-first” mindset, which has helped it become a global leader in eDiscovery for some of the world’s largest law firms and corporations. Tommy has been immersed in the evolution of data growth throughout his career, and effectively guides clients in matters relating to changes in technology and ever-increasing data volumes. As Executive Vice President of Sales, Tommy drives business development efforts for Dauntless, which was founded by attorneys from a top 10 global law firm, and continues to grow through repeat and referral business. Tommy, a 1997 graduate of Villanova University and avid fan of Villanova basketball, lives in NJ with his wife, daughter, and boxer. He is an extremely passionate networker and enjoys helping clients in their own careers and personal lives.
LinkedIn Email 917-807-1887
Corey M. Shapiro is a sought-after strategic advisor, crisis manager and trial lawyer who concentrates his practice in a wide range of matrimonial and family law issues.
Mr. Shapiro is well-known for thoughtfully and efficiently bringing contested matters to a successful conclusion through negotiation, mediation or litigation.
He specializes in helping clients develop effective legal and emotional strategies for high-conflict divorces, guiding them through high-stress decision-making and giving them the support and skills they need to stay smart and sane under pressure. Mr. Shapiro’s clients praise both his advocacy and his compassion.
A highly respected attorney, Mr. Shapiro has an AV® Preeminent™ rating from Martindale Hubbell. He is also consistently recognized as a leading family law attorney by Super Lawyers and Avvo and is a trained mediator.
When not helping clients, Mr. Shapiro enjoys tennis, yoga, piano and spending time with his family and friends.
LinkedIn Email 845-634-3606 x24
Jay Edward Scharf is the founder of J. Scharf Jewelers LLC, providers of premiere diamonds and fine jewelry for all of life’s special occasions. With over 15 years of experience, Jay is an expert at selecting the perfect diamonds and jewelry to meet his private clientele’s specific needs. Prior to founding J. Scharf Jewelers LLC, Jay oversaw operations and sales at New York’s famed Howard Engle Inc. Diamond Company. Jay prides himself on offering an extraordinary experience for each and every one of his customers. When Jay is not in the office, he can be found coaching his three daughters’ youth travel basketball teams, volunteering at local charity organizations, or performing stand-up comedy.
LinkedIn Email 917-576-4924