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Star Search: Evaluating the Right Talent by Evaluating the Right Tools

Paul Valente

Join Paul Valente, Head of Talent Acquisition at AMC Networks, for an invite-only dinner of HR leaders. Meet with other executives to discuss the benchmarks and insights that validate the tools used for finding new talent. 


With the glut of tools in a low-unemployment economy, recruiters are facing a two-sided challenge. They must find the best talent, and they must also find the best tools to find the best talent. Gather with other HR executives to discuss the tactics and insights needed to evaluate recruiting tools to hire the best candidates. 

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Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

Ralph Nader
Carolyn Ocean Mishkin
Katia Maneff
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We Tell Stories in Order to Sell: Perfecting Sales Storytelling

Whitney Sieck

Whitney Sieck, Director of Enablement at Greenhouse Software, hosts a night of good food and drink and even better conversation. Gather with sales leaders to exchange the best narrative crafting techniques to ensure a successful sale. 


When everything else is controlled for, the last thing to sell a good product is the story. It's just a matter of finding the storytelling "there there." While we can't all be Joan Didion, there are storytelling tools and tactics that we can use to ensure a successful sales cycle. Discuss with other sales leaders the insights and storytelling tactics that have worked and discover where they can improve. 

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Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

Lauren Farber
Gustavo Murad
Meredith Ian
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Fundraising Best Practices

Beth Ferreira, Managing Director of FirstMark Capital, Kamran Ansari, Venture Partner at Greycroft, and Amy Wu, Investment Partner at Lightspeed, host a night good food, good drink, and even better conversation about the politics of multiple investment offers. 


When a company is hot, it's hot. VCs and investors everywhere will want to get in on the action. Handling this interest tactfully requires finesse, tact, and insight. Gather with other founders and company leaders to discuss the stresses and successes of multiple investment offers. 

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

Trevor Kaufman
Chris Davis
Melanie Pereira
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What's Your Name Again? Staying Personal at Scale

Jessica Granata Romy Kilo

Romy Kilo Sarraf, VP, Direct Marketing & E-Commerce at L'Occitane en Provence, and Jessica Granata, recent Head of Marketing, Digital at Paul Stuart, host a dinner of marketing leaders to discuss strategies and best practices for using personalization to fuel growth.


It's a fact: when customers feel that a message is catered to them, they are more responsive. However, developing the perfect personalization strategy that enables profitable growth can feel like a herculean task. Join other marketing leaders as they exchange insights and experiences on how to leverage personalization at each stage of the customer journey to maximize engagement, conversion and retention.

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

Kelly Hushin
Grace Dolan
Marsha Cooke
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At capacityMarketing

The OmniChannel Octopus: Wrangling Every Avenue of Communication

RJ Cilley

Join RJ Cilley, Chief Digital Officer at Hudson Bay Company, for a night of good food, good drink, and even better conversation. Discuss with marketing executives the challenges and successes of managing an increasing plethora of communication channels. 


With the ever-expanding list of channels for brands to reach consumers and for consumers to reach brands. But determining, what, why and how is a herculean task that requires concrete brand identity and voice. Gather with other marketing leaders to discuss the tactics and tools to optimize omnichannel communication. 

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

Zoé Zeigler
Monica Bertran
Soumya  Donkada
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How Private Equity Investors Accelerate Portfolio Value Creation

David Teten

LPs now expect private equity funds to have a systematic approach to portfolio value creation. What are the most effective levers to accomplish that goal? What resources can a firm build to give them more leverage? What technology tools have you found helpful in working with your portfolio? Join David Teten, teten.com, Venture Partner at HOF Capital, for a discussion of how leading investors are working with their portfolio.

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Wednesday, June 26, 2019 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

Jon Weber
Dina Said Dwyer
Morgan Polotan
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A Name in AMOLED Lights: Creating Brand Recognition in the Digital Age

Jennifer Dwork

Join Jennifer Dwork, VP of Marketing + Digital, for an invite-only dinner of marketing leaders. Meet with other executives to discuss the tactics and tools that develop brand recognition in a digital world. 


It used to be a brand could create a clever commercial with a snappy jingle and brand recognition would shoot through the roof. Now, with so many channels vying for consumer attention, a jingle no longer jives. Share insights and experiences that inform the strategies to increase brand recognition. 

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Tuesday, July 09, 2019 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

RJ Cilley
Liesel Walsh
Joy Zhu
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Is This the Exit? Evaluating Exit Options

Chris Davis

Chris Davis, CFO of Managed by Q, hosts a dinner with other finances leaders to discuss evaluating or preparing for liquidity events. 


An exit is never off the table for growing companies. However, questions like "When to exit?", "How to exit?", even "Why exit?" are more difficult to answer than "How much wood can a woodchuck chuck?" Share experiences and insights with finance executives about evaluating exit opportunities. 

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

Jonathan Appel
Adelina Pepenella
Brian Christu
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At capacityHuman Resources

The Little Things: Unsung Features of Compensation Packages

Karen Steincke Tracey Tavarez

Karen Steincke, Head of Compensation, and Tracey Tavarez, Senior VP, Compensation & Benefits at Warner Music Group, host a night of good food, good drinks, and even better conversation around the fine details that give offer packages a decisive edge. 


Workplace perks seem to be the darling of any news story about a new startup. However, are ping pong tables and cold brew kegs what really attracts and retains new talent? Gather with other human resources executives to discuss the other, less-praised, but highly-valued features in a compensation package. 

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

Tiffany Serra
Kat Carlo
Janis Leigh
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Attracting and Retaining Talent with the Latest Tech Tools

Nicole Turner

Nicole Turner, Senior Vice President Global Human Resources Product & Innovation at Mastercard, hosts a night of great food, great drink, and even better conversation around how to find and keep rockstar talent. 


When trying to hire a diverse team and candidates reject us, hiring teams want to know why? Then what went wrong? And then what can be better? Gather with other executives to evaluate the tools, messaging, and benefits vital to getting amazing candidates to say yes. 

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Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 6:30 PM

New York, NY

Confirmed guests

Iriet Schulman
Jacqui Maguire
John  Bongiorno
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