Presenter/Career Coach: Trevor Blair Business Development Manager Manpower A native of San Diego, Trevor has nearly ten years of experience in the staffing, recruitment and HR arena, both in the US and overseas. He began his career with Manpower based in Sydney, Australia, where he held several different positions across the business. After five years in the Australian operation, Trevor returned to California for an MBA at USC’s Marshall School of Business in 2004. Since 2006 he has been back in San Diego, working in the Manpower franchise founded by his father Phil Blair, and business partner, Mel Katz. As Business Development Manager, Trevor currently fills two roles: working with private sector employers to create and implement staffing solutions, and developing public‐private partnerships to address workforce development needs in this challenging economy. Trevor is very active in the community, focusing on leadership and employment issues in the San Diego region. He is a 2007 graduate of the LEAD San Diego program, and remains active on the Alumni Association board and Community Engagement committee. He also fills several board and committee positions with the San Diego Workforce Partnership, and is the Chair and Co‐founder of the Herb Klein Leadership Roundtable. A Suma Cum Laude graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Trevor is also an avid triathlete, competing in over 80 triathlons around the world, and a 5‐time Ironman finisher: Australia (2004), Germany (2007), USA (2008), Coeur d’Alene (2009) and Louisville (2009). Career Coach: Paul Bridgeman Director, Sales and Marketing The Travis Group, Inc. Paul Bridgeman has over 17 years of Sales and Marketing management experience representing products and services to the biotech, pharmaceutical, in‐vitro diagnostics, medical device, and academic market places Paul is a Career Coach at The Travis Group, Inc., which he joined in August 2007 as Director, Sales and Marketing. In this role, Paul coaches participants of the Career Transition Program, and heads the Sales Force Development Services practice, directing the sales, development, and implementation of solutions that build revenue and increase customer loyalty for prospective clients. Prior to that, Paul was the Director of Field Sales, Preclinical Services, at Charles River Laboratories, and was responsible for attainment of Corporate Revenue objectives in North America. In this role, Paul reorganized and re‐staffed the North American Field Sales Team to bring it in line with Preclinical Services Revenue expectations. Paul has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Kinesiology (Physiological Science) from the University of California Los Angeles, and a Masters in Business Administration with a Marketing emphasis from the University of Southern California. Paul is a certified Integrity Selling® facilitator, and has trained and graduated dozens of Sales, Account Management, Client Services, Operations, and Scientific personnel on this Sales program. Located in Southern Orange County, CA, Paul represents The Travis Group, Inc. services to clients in a diverse range of industries. Career Coach: Kelly Tachikawa Managing Partner and Founder Blue Sky Management Group Kelly is currently the Managing Partner and Founder of Blue Sky Management Group (A Full Service Contracting, Consulting and Direct‐Hire Recruiting Firm since 2001). With over 11 plus years of total recruiting experience including a start‐up branch in Los Angeles for an Orange County based Staffing Firm, and as an Executive Recruiter for a National Firm, Kelly always finds it rewarding when individuals advance their respective careers with the help of his professional recruiting services. Prior to his recruiting career, Kelly worked for two Fortune 500 companies (Walt Disney and Wellpoint). He is also a Career/Job Coach consultant for a Start‐Up Outplacement Professional Services Firm. Kelly believes his professional recruiting experience combined with his career coach consulting has created a very unique and positive experience for each individual. Kelly received his BS in Finance from USC, Marshall School of Business. Career Coach: Janet Andrews President / Career Consultant / Resume Writer Andrews Consulting Services Janet Andrews has 17 years experience in the field of Career Consulting, Outplacement Services and Resume‐Writing. She has coached and trained hundreds of clients in multiple industries on job search planning, self‐marketing campaigns and strategies to launch a successful job search. Janet teaches candidates on how to be proactive, communicate effectively, network extensively, interview exceptionally and negotiate skillfully. Famous for her “resume makeovers,” Janet has a passion for reinventing people on paper and transforming the way people communicate to others about their careers. Her extraordinary gift for branding clients’ expertise, accomplishments, and promotional pieces has been invaluable to her clients. Earlier in her career, Janet held management positions including Vice President of Client Services, Director of Training & Development, and Senior Career Consultant for international outplacement firms and career management companies. Janet earned a Master of Arts Degree in Counseling Psychology from Pepperdine University in Los Angeles and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Centenary College in Louisiana. She is a “Certified Career Coach” and former Marriage & Family Therapist. Career Coach: Fred Dawn Vice President, Consultant Lee Hecht Harrison As a Vice President in Lee Hecht Harrison’s San Diego office, Fred serves primarily in a consulting capacity. He works with a wide variety of individual candidates, with a particular emphasis on senior executives, providing counseling and guidance in their career transition. Fred’s broad business background, including personally experiencing a “downsizing,” allows him to relate exceptionally well to clients at all levels. He was an executive in the banking industry where he served in such capacities as Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Credit Officer prior to transitioning into the career management field. In these assignments, he served on the bank’s executive leadership committee with specific responsibility for management of a multi office branch system, leading all marketing activities and the hiring and career development of numerous key officers. He has a total of ten years of experience in the outplacement industry including nine with LHH. Fred holds a B.A. degree from Drake University. Fred is active in the business community including San Diego Venture Group, MIT Forum, and the Corporate Directors Forum. Additionally, he has been selected to serve on several Harvard Business School panels focused on career management and the transition process. Career Coach: Judy Thompson President Thompson Search Judy Thompson, President of the three companies which make up Thompson Search, has been interviewing and recruiting financial professionals, for over 30 years in San Diego County. Her companies include Thompson Financial Search, specialists in recruiting mid‐level accounting and financial professionals; Thompson Interim, which fills the growing market for interim and part time financial and accounting professionals; and BrownThompson Executive Search, which provides retained executive search with particular expertise in recruiting CFO talent. She and her firm are particularly known for the caring relationships they form and for the success and longevity of the placements they make for their client companies and candidates. Also, to support the community, Thompson Search runs two monthly support groups, one for accounting and financial professionals called Accountants in Transition on the third Friday of each month, and the second for C‐level executives called Executives in Transition on the first Friday of each month. Participation in both groups is a free and has been called “the best networking group in the region for professionals in transition.” Participants are asked to RSVP to their office to attend. Area of expertise: recruiting, interviewing, matching culture of individuals to companies, all industries, San Diego county only, from start up to multi billion dollar clients. Career Coach: Donald Parker Senior Partner Nosal Partners, LLC With over 25 years of experience in executive search, Mr. Parker has conducted search assignments for board members, chief executive officers, presidents, chief financial officers and senior executive positions in business development, marketing and sales. His search practice includes a broad range of client organizations throughout the United States – from Fortune 50 to entrepreneurial private equity‐funded and venture‐backed companies – in industries ranging from enterprise software, healthcare products and services, consumer goods, retail, gaming, manufacturing, financial services and telecommunications. Mr. Parker has been consistently recognized in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in Executive Search, The Career Makers, North America’s Top Executive Recruiters, and the 2005 best‐ selling book, A Marketing Plan for Life. He is also the recipient of UCLA “All‐American” honors. Mr. Parker holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Communications with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles. His community involvement includes positions on charitable boards such as Ronald McDonald House, Walden Family Services and Special Olympics Foundation. Career Coach: Tom Bergmann Co‐Founder & President HowCanIHelpYou.com HowCanIHelpYou.com is an affordable, comprehensive, employment strategy toolkit. For those seeking jobs, as well as those who are employed and seeking to enhance their careers, HowCanIHelpYou.com provides an integrated set of best‐in‐class tools including video‐based coaching for interviews and networking; a powerful research database; and resume building methods using insider secrets of optimized tagging. Born of its founders’ passion to aid those in transition, and based on their decades of providing one‐ on‐one help to thousands of people, HowCanIHelpYou.com brings these effective tools online, wrapping them into an engaging community that provides hope, help, and a philosophy of contribution. Previously, Tom served as Principal at CUSTOMatrix, a manage‐ment consultancy focused on bringing money to clients’ bottom lines. He worked with clients in the entertainment, manu‐facturing, action sports, apparel, high technology, transportation, and public sector industries. Prior to joining CUSTOMatrix, Tom served as Vice President, Consulting for Gartner, the world leader in research and advisory services for the technology industry, where he established and led the Federal Services Practice in western United States. Tom has presented at various national conferences and workshops. He currently serves as member of the Board of Directors for Insynergy Consulting Group and the MIT Enterprise Forum. Tom also serves as a CONNECT Entrepreneur‐in‐Residence, providing mentorship for start‐up technology companies.
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