Senior Vice President, Waldner’s Business Environments
As Senior Vice President of Waldner’s Business Environments, Bill Berne leads a team of innovative thinkers in helping organizations connect their business objectives and culture with their physical space. With three decades of industry experience, Bill has cultivated the ability to help organizations understand the critical importance of leveraging their workplace as a competitive advantage. Waldner’s is a Certified Women’s Business Enterprise providing consultative services, furniture and technology products and support services for wherever work takes place. Waldner’s represents Steelcase and numerous other quality contract manufacturers. Bill and his wife Lori live in Yorktown Heights, and is a current Board member for the March of Dimes.
Owner and CEO, Sharc Creative Inc.
Andrew Castellano is the Owner and CEO of Sharc Creative Inc. Andrew built a career in local advertising sales & marketing with nearly 20 years experience working for WFAS Radio. Andrew has used that skill set to fill a marketing niche for ON HOLD MARKETING, and thus Sharc Creative was born. Sharc has expanded its suite of services to include Media for all Audio Applications, including the creation and placement of Terrestrial Radio and Digital Radio Campaigns. Sharc also has a Mobile AdMessaging division as well as an Events division. Andrew has been a member of the Business Council of Westchester since 2001, is a 2008 Rising Stars Nominee, serves on the selection committee for the Rising Stars, and on the steering committee for Dancing with the Rising Stars. Andrew is the Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of the John Gioffre Memorial Scholarship. He is a Syracuse University Graduate who enjoys playing golf, swimming, and being “in the moment” particularly with his wife and kids while residing in Wilton, CT.
President – Communications Counselors LLC
Steve Cony is founder and president of Communications Counselors LLC, an established full service marketing communications resource in Westchester. Clients in a wide variety of categories rely on Communications Counselors for assistance with product and corporate positioning, branding, re-branding and then creation and production of all tools to carry the needed message. Clients remain loyal to the expertise they receive, the competitive pricing and the warm and respectful environment which the firm establishes with consistency. The company lives up to its theme line: Bigger ideas, better results.
Gregg C DeAngelis, AIA, LEED AP
Principal, DeAngelis Architectural Services, LLC
Drawing on more than 30 years of experience with diverse architectural projects in the NYC metropolitan region, Gregg brings seasoned judgment and insight to multifaceted projects. His technical expertise and attention to detail, combined with his skills in team management and client relations enables him to lead complex and prominent assignments. DeAngelis Architects’ expertise in healthcare, educational, residential, retail and adaptive reuse projects is enhanced by their longstanding commitment to sustainable design and resilient communities.
Gregg is active in several civic, business and professional organizations. In 2013, he served as the president of the Westchester + Hudson Valley chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and currently serves on the Business Council of Westchester’s Economic Development Leadership Council, the Housing Action Council Board of Directors, and the Village of Mamaroneck’s Industrial Area Redevelopment Committee.
Gregg obtained Bachelor degrees in Architecture and Building Sciences from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1982.
James L. Giangrande, CFP®
Managing Director, Partner at Altium Wealth Management, LLC
Jim brings 24 years of private client planning experience to Altium Wealth Management, LLC. His greatest strengths lie in his ability to help his clients connect with their true purpose for money, while designing a clear plan and path to having the life they want. To do so, he leads a team of skilled professionals that fully integrates all aspects of a family’s wealth: Insurance & Risk Management, Cash Flow & Retirement Planning, Investment Management, along with Trust & Estate Planning.
Jim’s professional credentials include the Certified Financial Planner ® designation. In 2005 he was selected as one of the Westchester Business Council’s “Rising Stars:40 under 40”. An active community leader, Jim serves as a board member of the Business Council of Westchester, and as a coach in the Greenwich Cal Ripken baseball league.
CEO and Founder, Gibbons Digital Consultants
Bridget Gibbons brings more than two decades of business, technology, and marketing experience to her role as a social media strategist. She and her team help companies across a wide variety of industries leverage social media as a business development tool. Gibbons Digital provides a full range of services from long-term strategy to daily presence management on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and all other platforms. Gibbons Digital also provides search engine optimization, email management and blogging services to help clients increase visibility and market share.
Bridget serves on the Board of Governors for the YMCA of Central and Northern Westchester, and the Board of Directors for Women’s Enterprise Development Center (WEDC). She is an active member of The Business Council of Westchester and is the Co-Chair for that organization’s Westchester Business Expo, the largest and most important business expo in the Hudson Valley. This year Bridget was recognized for her leadership and management skills and was named one of Westchester County’s “Best Bosses” by 914Inc Magazine.
Mortgage Loan Originator, Mortgage Master
Marie Herrero joined Mortgage Master, Inc. in January of 2013, bringing with her 15 years of experience in mortgage banking with regional and national mortgage lenders. Since joining the Mortgage Master team, Marie has established herself as a specialist in creating beneficial borrower alternatives through diversified product offerings. Before coming to MMI, Marie worked as a Sales Manager for Wells Fargo for 4 years. In addition to all of Marie’s accomplishments, she takes a great deal of pride that her focus has remained the same, treating each and every customer as she would want to be treated herself recognizing she is only as successful as her last transaction.
Marie resides in White Plains, New York. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and running. Marie is an active member of the community as she participates in charitable efforts for Children’s Hope Chest and Team in Training.
Stephen J. Jones, Esq.
Jones Morrison, LLP
Stephen Jones is a founding partner of Jones Morrison, LLP, a full service law firm working with business people, families and individuals to achieve client goals in business, at home and in building wealth. Jones Morrison, LLP works with clients who value a long term relationship. The firm has offices conveniently located in Westchester, Fairfield and New York City.
Anthony J. Justic
Managing Partner, Maier Markey & Justic LLP
Managing partner at 90 person CPA and Consulting Firm that teams with businesses ranging from $1 million to $100 million in revenue to enhance profitability and efficiency thru highly responsive and cost effective solutions. MMJ’s clients are empowered to focus on their business growth and operations while we specialize in outsourced business management including CFO, Controllership and bookkeeping services, complete income tax services, bank financing, succession planning, mergers and acquisitions, compensation plans and information technology services. Our industry expertise includes healthcare, not-for-profits, distribution and professional service businesses. MMJ’s outsourcing solutions typically cost the same or less than having your own staff but yield better quality reporting, management and strategic direction while providing higher levels of talent.
Patrick F. Lynch, P.E., LEED AP
President, OLA Consulting Engineers, PC
Patrick Lynch is a licensed Professional Engineer in 28 states, a Certified Energy Manager and a LEED accredited professional, and serves as the President of OLA Consulting Engineers. Established in 1974, OLA provides mechanical, electrical and energy engineering services to commercial, industrial and institutional facilities. The firm focuses on providing energy efficient solutions in facility renovations, retrofits, and new construction projects, including energy audits, utility consumption analysis, and strategic plans for reducing energy usage and costs.
Yuval H. Marcus
Partner, Leason Ellis LLP
Yuval H. Marcus, the chair of the litigation practice at Leason Ellis, is a litigator with 20 years of experience in federal courts throughout the country. He specializes in all types of intellectual property disputes, including litigating copyright, trademark, trade dress, patent, false advertising, domain name and trade secret matters, and has consistently achieved favorable results for his clients. Working closely with his clients, he also offers them practical strategies to strengthen their intellectual property rights and to avoid potential conflicts, and routinely conducts IP due diligence in connection with potential acquisitions and investments.
Yuval has been selected to the New York Metro 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 Super Lawyers in the category of Intellectual Property Litigation. A frequent speaker and author, he represents companies from many different industries, including technology, financial services, software, publishing, entertainment, restaurant, hotel, apparel, toy, jewelry, luxury goods, cosmetics and consumer goods.
Founder & President, DataKey Consulting, LLC
DataKey’s extraordinary team of senior professionals works side by side with CEOs and their Executive Management to build stronger and more profitable companies. DataKey focuses on five key valuation enhancers for your company: Profitability, Growth, Management, Scalable Business Processes, and ensuring Product Uniqueness.
DataKey “Gets it Done & Then Some!” Our Consultants collaborate with your company to achieve exceptional results by providing clarity, co-creating innovative business solutions, and following through on implementation. Drawing from our best observed practices of Global F500 companies, DataKey extracts the top methods and tools and applies them with CEOs of hundreds of mid-sized companies in the local region. Clients are equipped with an endurable competitive edge as DataKey actually turns over the method “keys”– virtually unheard of in the consulting industry.
Ted proudly credits the company’s bold and broad strategic thinking and precise execution for its 90+% client re-engagement rate.
Joseph D. Moschitto, CPA
Founder & President, J.D. Moschitto & Associates, Inc.
J.D. Moschitto & Associates (JDM) is an Employee Benefit Consulting firm that provides strategic benefits services and products to small and mid-size employers nationwide. The firm is dedicated to delivering the highest level of service, offering innovative solutions that help control costs and improve organizational efficiency. Utilizing time-tested strategies to evaluate and understand each client’s particular concerns and challenges, JDM creates customized benefits programs.
As a business owner with a background in accounting, Joe understands the challenges businesses face to offer a competitive benefits program that attracts and retains top talent. JDM has successfully advised clients to comply with the Affordable Care Act, while managing the ever rising costs of providing health care to its workforce.
Joseph Pizzimenti, President of CClean
Joseph Pizzimenti is the President of CClean, a specialized building services company that provides defect-free environments for corporate, medical, and educational facilities. CClean uses the latest in sustainable cleaning methods to create pristine environments using exclusively Green Seal products with our proven color-coded microfiber system to prevent cross contamination. As a family-owned business with over 30 years of experience, CClean provides only the highest level of personalized service, guaranteeing clients a defect-free environment that employees and guests will truly feel every time they enter the space.
President & CEO, Inspiria Media
Inspiria Media implements strategic marketing and advertising campaigns along with providing outsourced marketing services for small to medium sized businesses and agencies. Their specialty is in outdoor advertising, media buying and digital communication strategy. They work either directly with clients or with channel partners and agencies in planning and implementing campaigns designed to drive business or brand awareness.
Their top 3 industries are healthcare, nonprofit and education with additional concentration in home improvement and professional services to name a few. To date, they have executed hundreds of campaigns across the country of all sizes from small local messaging to multi market campaigns.
As President and CEO, Ronnie’s leadership and sales management has led his firm to be named one of the Fastest Growing Companies in the US by Inc Magazine in 2014. He resides in Westchester County, holds a master’s degree from New York University (NYU), is on the Board of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Local Connecticut and Westchester Chapter and is also a “40 Under 40” Rising Star.
When not at work, he enjoys iced espresso, competing in triathlons-especially for charity-and most of all, spending lots of time with his wife and his son.
Stephen B. Rosen
President, Rosen & Company, Inc.
Stephen Rosen is the President and CEO of Rosen & Company, an Insurance Agency that consults with clients to effectively utilize insurance and the risk management process to protect ongoing operations effectively thru a highly responsive team oriented approach
• Due- Diligence Services
• Insurance Placement Services
• Loss Mitigation
• Project Management
• Outsourced Risk Management Services
• Insurance Audit Reconciliation Services
Craig S. Ruoff
Senior Director, Brokerage, Cushman & Wakefield
With over 25 years of local and national commercial real estate experience, Craig is one of the market’s most accomplished brokers. Craig is known for his expertise, loyalty and ability to devise creative solutions for his clients. Craig works with his clients to protect their short and long-term interests. Whether renewing or renegotiating leases, relocating, expanding, contracting, buying or selling, Craig brings tremendous value to his clients. Craig is there for his clients before, during and long after the transaction. Craig received recognition as one of Westchester’s 40 Under 40 Rising Stars by the Business Council of Westchester and also serves on the Board of Directors for the Child Care Council of Westchester.
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CEO, American Christmas, Inc.
American Christmas is a commercial holiday decorating firm that focuses all of its time, energy, creativity and imagination on just one goal: making holiday magic. The company designs, manufactures, installs, removes, stores and refurbishes holiday programs for leading corporate offices, hotels, restaurants, banks, malls, retail stores, hospitals and theaters across the country. Each display is representative of the firm’s uncompromising attention to detail and passion for perfection. The company is headquartered in a 110,000 square foot building in Mount Vernon and employs 50 people full time and 125 people seasonally.
Michael J. Schiliro
Senior Vice President, Putnam County Savings Bank
Mike helps local businesses and real estate investors with their banking and commercial lending needs. He works closely with his clients, assisting them in buying, building, or refinancing commercial property. Putnam County Savings Bank specializes in commercial real estate, multi-family, mixed-use, commercial retail, and commercial office. Mike also specializes in SBA 504 loans, providing business owners with up to 90% financing on owner-user commercial real estate purchases. Helping small business owners has been a tradition at Putnam County Savings Bank since 1871 and they stand strong with local decision-making to provide the hometown approach that business owners prefer.
Mike lives with his wife and three daughters in Armonk and enjoys coaching them in youth sports as well as staying active in community affairs and volunteer efforts. He has served on the North Castle Town Board for 7 years and was elected Supervisor in 2013. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Business Council of Westchester.
President and Creative Director of Karen Spencer Design, Inc. and Spencer Creative Group.
SCG–Delivering effective design and marketing solutions for the digital age.
Spencer Creative Group’s design team develops marketing communications which provide exceptional visibility for our clients in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
We believe that only consistent, perceptible results can secure enduring client relationships. We are committed to delivering dynamic communication solutions which effectively meet or exceed our clients’ marketing goals.
SCG understands how to communicate your brand in a noisy world.
We are problems solvers.
We are trained visual communicators.
We deliver effective digital design solutions.
Karen Spencer is President and Creative Director of Karen Spencer Design, Inc. and Spencer Creative Group.
The company is a division of Karen Spencer Design, Inc., which was founded in 1983.
Spencer Creative Group’s clients include Fortune 500 and mid-size companies.
• Web Design
• Banner Ads
• Corporate Identity
• Annual Reports
• Print Design
Donald J. Zinn
Executive Vice President, Jobplex Inc.
A CEO and entrepreneur with 30+ year’s sales, management and hiring experience, Don is focused on helping organizations grow through people-focused management. He is a frequent speaker and author of many articles about turnover, employee selection and satisfaction, and entrepreneurship. He has founded 7 companies, raised over $25 million in private and venture equity, sold 3 companies and has been an Inc. 500 winner and a finalist in the E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Don focuses on helping early to mid-stage fast growing technology and services companies to scale to the next level and successfully fill out their management teams. Don’s experience as CEO and COO of several venture funded tech companies has aided in the development and success of his executive search career.
Don holds a BS in Industrial & Labor Relations from Cornell University and an MBA from New York University. Don serves as VP/Treasurer of the Board of Directors of the Cornell ILR Alumni Association and is a volunteer and former long term board member for the Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital, Valhalla, New York.