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Phil Harriman -
Lebel & Harriman
Succession Planning
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Chris Cynkar - REPLAY -
FranChoice
Franchises as an Alternative Employment Option
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Rob Notman -
Optimum Talent
Canadian Talent
Management Trends

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Nancy Morris -
Maine Health
Management Coalition

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Franchise as Alternative Employment – Replay

Saturday, May 23, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

Chris Cynkar

Chris Cynkar
Franchise Consultant
FranChoice

Franchises as an Alternative Employment Option –

Chris Cynkar knows the challenges of finding the perfect business opportunity. For the past 15 years, Chris has walked in the shoes of a business owner. With business ownership experience in multiple industries, Chris possesses the skills necessary to help candidates find the perfect franchise opportunity to achieve their specific goals. After beginning his career with a Big 6 accounting firm and earning his CPA license, Chris spent 3 years working in financial management with 2 rapidly growing companies in the healthcare and manufacturing industries. In 1999, Chris made a career shift from employee to owner. Since he chose business ownership, Chris has owned and operated businesses in a variety of industries including commercial printing, medical equipment, professional services, real estate and healthcare staffing services. In all of these businesses, Chris served as both the lead investor and, more importantly, the leading executive of the company.

Since 2006, Chris has been an Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at Carnegie Mellon University. He has worked with hundreds of students to evaluate, plan and start businesses in countless industry segments. In 2011, Chris joined a leading retail franchise as a master franchisee.

Chris has joined FranChoice in order to help candidates benefit from his deep and diverse business ownership experience. Because of the variety of industries in which Chris has direct experience, he is able to assist candidates in evaluating multiple business opportunities with an experienced guide on their side. Chris’ goal is to help every candidate find the franchise opportunity that will help them reach all of their personal and professional goals.

Succession Planning

Saturday, May 16, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

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Phil Harriman
Partner,
Chartered Financial Consultant
Lebel & Harriman

Succession Planning –

In March of 1983, Mike and Phil formally organized Lebel & Harriman, LLP as a Maine-based partnership. They also made a profession leading decision to transition away from representing manufacturers of financial products, creating an independent investment and insurance firm representing the client.

Meanwhile, the financial industry began to see the merging of banks, insurance companies and stock brokerage firms. Recognizing the financial planning profession was rapidly becoming more complicated and because Lebel & Harriman’s growing clientele was becoming more sophisticated, Mike and Phil prepared for the future by organizing areas of specialty within the firm.

By the 1990s, many institutions began to realize they were not equipped to develop from scratch the expertise needed to serve clients with multiple needs and therefore began acquiring. Lebel & Harriman resisted attempts to be acquired by institutional suitors. Rather, Mike and Phil chose to develop into a boutique firm by attracting talented individuals from these ever-changing institutions who wanted to focus on meeting and exceeding individual client needs one-on-one. Laurie Reed and Rebecca Burchill joined the firm to fulfill their professional desires and Lebel & Harriman’s vision.

In 1999, Lebel & Harriman, LLP began a comprehensive search to find a top-notch broker dealer. This exhaustive due diligence process concluded in 2001 with Lebel & Harriman’s decision to become a member firm of ValMark Securities, Inc. Larry J. Rybka, Esq., CFP® is the second generation family member to operate ValMark Securities, Inc, which was founded by his father in the early 1960s.

In 2002, Michelle Romano joined Lebel & Harriman to focus exclusively on the individual investment needs of the firm’s clients, rounding out our vision of a multi-dimensional financial planning firm.

Today, Lebel & Harriman, LLP has three integrated disciplines led by: Laurie M. Reed, Partner and Managing Director of Retirement Plans, Rebecca A. Burchill, Managing Director of Insurance and Annuities, and Michelle M. Romano, Managing Director of Investments.

This unique combination of professional talent positions Lebel & Harriman, LLP as the premier financial planning firm throughout New England and beyond.

This depth of expertise and experience enables Mike to serve clients in all phases of retirement accumulation and distribution. He is nationally recognized as leading the Baby Boomer Generation into a financially dignified retirement. Phil is nationally recognized in the field of business succession planning, wealth management and estate planning. Both partners have served the financial planning profession on a national scale and are sought around America for their ability to meet the needs of clients seeking financial and legacy planning.

 

Self-Employment Success

Saturday, May 9, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

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Katy Tynan
Managing Partner
Mind Bridge Partners

Free Agent: The Independent Professional’s Roadmap to Self-Employment Success –

Katy Tynan is the author of practical guides to career transitions, as well as a speaker and consultant in how work is evolving. She advises organizations on how to leverage the free agent workforce and integrate independent professionals with internal teams.

Katy is an expert in how the employer/employee relationship is changing, and how individuals, businesses, and educational institutions need to adapt to the evolving landscape of work. Over her 20 year career in IT and operations consulting, Katy has advised hundreds of organizations on how to find practical, sustainable solutions leveraging technology and human capital for competitive advantage.

Katy has been part of multiple successful startup exits including Winphoria Networks (acquired by Motorola in 2003) and Thrive Networks (acquired by Staples in 2007). In 2013, Katy founded MindBridge Partners to provide strategic advice and guidance to organizations and educational institutions as they manage through business model transitions and organizational growth. Katy is the author of Survive Your Promotion! The 90 Day Success Plan for New Managers, and her most recent book Free Agent: The Independent Professionals Roadmap to Self-Employment Success. When shes not working, Katy can be found traveling, kayaking, sailing, or reading. Katy, her son, and her dog live near Boston, Massachusetts, and she is a proud graduate of UMass Amherst.

Corporate Divorce

Saturday, May 2, 2015 @10am

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Our Guest:

patrick-lynch-headshotPatrick Lynch
President
The Frontier Group

Corporate Divorce –

As President since 2010, Pat leads The Frontier Group on strategy, client service, innovation, and business development. He is responsible for driving growth and strategic partnerships.He also is directly involved in many of the outplacement, career coaching, assessment tool implementation and executive coaching programs.

Prior to purchasing The Frontier Group in 2010, Pat had a 25-year consumer products marketing career with such companies as Georgia Pacific, Kao Brands, Kraft, HON and Neenah Paper.

In addition to his responsibilities at The Frontier Group, he is also on the board of Special Pops – a tennis-based non-profit for the mentally challenged. Pat is also active in several faith-based career ministries in the Atlanta area along with several youth based mentoring programs through the Atlanta SHRM chapter.

Pat has an MBA in Marketing from Michigan State and BA in Secondary Education from The University of Michigan.