Alumni Panel and Networking Reception - Build Your Business the Smart Way
Sponsored by the Alumni Club of New Jersey
Cost: $10/person; includes panel and reception
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You went to the University of Chicago, so good ideas come to you. But how do you turn that business into a successful, profitable reality? Hear entrepreneurial alumni share the lessons and pitfalls they've encountered along the path to success. Learn how to recognize hidden opportunities, rise above challenges, and avoid disasters to grow your idea into a viable business before you take the leap.
7:00 p.m. Registration
7:15 p.m. Panel and Q&A
8:15 p.m. Reception
William Scheckel (AB'92) is Chief Marketing Officer of Oxford BioChronometrics SA as well as Director of the global private investment platform TreveriMarket. William specializes in B2B marketing, fundraising strategies, social networking and digital branding. Since 1992, William has contributed to the marketing efforts of many of the world’s leading brands, including SAP where he served as chief-of-staff for global marketing, IBM, Shell and Deutsche Bank and has served as a marketing advisor to three heads of state. He has built over 100 enterprise websites designed to foster online communities and drive revenue. A graduate of University of Chicago (AB’92) and Universität Konstanz, William also teaches social media for business at the New York Institute of Technology.
Camellia Redmerski (MBA'97) is co-owner of momentum, an exciting new cycling & fitness studio in downtown Summit, NJ. She received a B.A. in Economics and Political Science from Colgate University and upon graduation, was accepted in the First Scholar program where she worked for First Chicago while pursuing her M.B.A in the evenings at the University of Chicago. Upon receiving her M.B.A. in Finance, Camellia moved back to the East Coast to NYC, and worked for Chase Securities in equity derivatives, where she and co-founder of momentum, Nekki, met and had an instant connection. After 3 years, she joined Citigroup in equity derivatives sales where she remained for 12 years. Recently, Camellia was hired by a small minority-owned broker dealer, based out of Summit allowing her more flexibility to pursue her dream of becoming an entrepreneur while incorporating her love for fitness.
Gene Killian (AB'85) obtained his bachelor's degree cum laude from the University of Chicago and his law degree from the University of Michigan in 1985. Admitted to the Bar in New Jersey and New York, Gene Killian has repeatedly been named one of New Jersey's "Super Lawyers" by New Jersey Monthly magazine, as well as one of the Best Lawyers in America. He is rated "AV"® by Martindale-Hubbell. U.S. News and World Report has named him one of the leading lawyers in New Jersey in the area of insurance law. He has been selected as a Charter Fellow and New Jersey Co-Chair of the Litigation Counsel of America, an exclusive organization of elite trial attorneys. In addition to insurance law matters, Gene also helps clients facing employment law and complex commercial litigation issues.He serves as the President of the University of Chicago Club of New Jersey. He is a member of the New Jersey, New York and American Bar Associations.
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Camellia Redmerski MBA'97