Are you ready to become the next $100 million company in your market?
The Ready to be the Next $100 Million Company competition gives you the unique opportunity to present your small business to a panel of leading decision-makers – our Angels -- for the chance to present your business plan to them and receive their reactions and suggestions for helping you achieve success.
This exciting new addition to The Competitive Edge conference puts you center stage as you highlight your firm’s strengths and competitiveness in New York’s growing small business community. The concept allows you to make your pitch as to why you should join the team of a entrepreneurs who have achieved success in their industries.
Complete an application to be considered as one of the firms who will present to our panel and, if you are selected, you will be scheduled a featured, public opportunity to present your company and your growth plan.
To be eligible to compete in the Next $100 Million Company competition, firms must meet the following criteria:
|Master of Ceremonies|
President/Owner of The Alternative Board, Suffolk County; President at RealbusinessRx; Co-Author of "The Glass Company: How to Lead, Hire and Sell in the Transparent World"; Ted Talks/Board Counselor
William Paolillo is the President and Owner of The Alternative Board, Suffolk County, New York. Over the years, he has been involved in all aspects of running a business, from the tough early days of a startup right through to the sale of a successful business; helping companies go from losses to profit and dramatically grow sales and market share along the way. The vision at TAB Suffolk is to help local business owners develop loving, connected relationships with their customers, employees, suppliers, family and community. Paolillo believes if we can share something with someone that will make a positive impact on their business or personal life, then they will pass it on.
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A native of Long Island, Paolillo has held a wide variety of interesting jobs, ranging from taxi driver to farm worker, most recently serving as Senior Vice President of Sales at Homax Group. With more than 25 years’ experience as a senior executive at businesses such as Black & Decker, Procter & Gamble, ICI Paints, McGraw-Hill Construction in sales, marketing and general management, he brings extensive leadership and strategy expertise to the members of TAB Suffolk.
President, Kasirer Consulting
Suri Kasirer is the Founder and President of the New York based consulting firm which bears her name. Kasirer Consulting, LLC specializes in government relations, public affairs and strategic consulting for a diversified clientele, including Fortune 500 corporations, real estate developers and non-profit organizations. For more than a decade Kasirer has led her firm, which has ranked number one among the top lobbying firms in New York City for the past eight years and is ranked among the top five lobbying firms in New York State.
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Kasirer has been named one of the 50 Most Powerful Women in New York by Crain’s New York Business for several years and was recognized as a “Rising Star” by Campaign & Elections magazine. Kasirer has been honored by the National Organization of Women (NY Chapter) and by various other charitable organizations.
Partner, KBL, LLP
Richard Levychin, CPA, CGMA is a Partner with KBL, LLP where he is the Partner-in-Charge of the firm's Emerging Business Group. KBL is a CPA and Advisory firm with offices located in New York. In 2014 KBL was the winner of the SmartCEO Magazine Accounting Firm of the Year. Richard is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant. He has over 25 years of accounting, auditing, business advisory services, and tax experience working with both privately owned and publicly held entities. In 2013 Richard received the title of "Best Accountant" from The New York Enterprise Report.
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In 2015 Richard was presented by his alma mater Baruch College with the Baruch College Alumni Association's "Alumni Leadership Award for Business". Richard is a past winner of The Network Journal’s prestigious “40 Under 40” award. Richard is also a recipient of several awards from the National Association of Black Accountants.
CPA, CCIFP, CFE, MBA, Partner, Grassi & Co.
Carl Oliveri is a Partner and the Construction Practice Leader at Grassi & Co., possessing over 18 years of experience working with clients in the Construction Industry, particularly with regards to financial statement and income tax preparation, cash flow and operations forecasting as well as litigation and cost claim support with related negotiations. His extensive industry experience allows him to provide insight and advice to construction clients on marketplace trends and best practices.
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A thought leader in the industry, Carl has presented across the Metropolitan area including the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants Construction Conference as well as for the construction trade organizations.
|Pamela S. Robertson
Partner, Squire Patton Boggs
Pamela S. Robertson is a Partner at Squire Patton Boggs. She is a transactional attorney who counsels corporate and governmental clients on complex matters. Robertson has extensive experience representing public pension funds and other institutional investors with respect to investment in private equity, venture capital, hedge and other alternative investments.
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Robertson also advises both investors and portfolio companies on acquisitions, dispositions and mergers and has years of experience representing foreign and domestic corporations as well as governments across a broad spectrum of industries and legal issues. Robertson has a vested interest in the business of her clients and is committed to partner with them to identify legal issues and provide timely and pragmatic responses as legal and business issues arise.
|Mitchell S. Rock
Senior Vice President, Wealth Advisor, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC
Mitchell S. Rock is Senior Vice President and Wealth Advisor of The Manhattan Group at Morgan Stanley. With 25 years of Wall Street experience, Rock oversees The Manhattan Group. As one of a select number of advisors nominated to the firms Business Owner Executive Council, his practice is focused on helping small and middle-market business owners connect their financial life with an overall strategy which could potentially help them monetize some or all of their business whether through a sale, succession or merger.
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His primary responsibility includes speaking with business owners and helping identify strategic options and ultimately creating an advisory team to help with the execution. Should a significant liquidity event occur, The Manhattan Group will assist in the development of sophisticated estate planning strategies to help reduce estate taxes and increase the transfer of wealth to future generations or charities.
Competition closed. Please complete the application below by July 3, 2015 and let us know about your company, your newest business products or services or your new prototype or idea.
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
8:00AM - 4:00PM
101 Barclay Street
New York, NY 10286
Since 1993, the Competitive Edge Conference has linked the region’s small businesses, including Minority, Women, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises and Locally Based Enterprises, with leading decision-makers from the public and private sectors to explore new contract opportunities, new procurement practices and new strategies to expand and exceed statewide procurement goals.
Do you have what it takes to win in business? This year’s conference features a new competition, Ready to Be the Next $100 Million Company. The competition give a you the unique opportunity to present your small business to a panel of leading decision-makers -- our Angels -- for the chance to hear their advice and direction on what it will take to make your company the next $100 Million company.
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time: 8:00AM - 4:00PM
Phone: (212) 756.1236 x103