Brian Turchin is CEO/Founder of Cape Horn Strategies, a consultancy devoted to helping technology CEOs create vibrant and flourishing businesses. Turchin has helped dozens of CEOs successfully proceed from one business life cycle stage to another: helping start-up become growing profitable businesses; helps more mature businesses scale into a much larger business dealing with topics like business strategy, sales, leadership, organization, funding and acquisitions; and helping CEOs sell their businesses. Complementing this work, Brian Turchin is an Executive Coach helping CEOs and other “C” level executives do what they do better.
He is a requested speaker both nationally and internationally speaking on a wide variety of topics, including the following: “Pitfalls Of First-Time Start-Up CEOs–And How To Overcome Them,” “Blasting Through Growth Chokepoints: How To Avoid The Deadly Growth Plateaus Brought On My Your Own Success,” and “Secrets of Sustained Success: What The Elite 3% Know About Creating Year Of Profitable Growth.”
He has moderated a wide variety of conference panels dealing with topics such as the following: “Effectively Raising And Efficiently Spending Private Equity,” “Growth Challenges: Thriving and Surviving in Good Times—And Bad,” “New Opportunities For The First Institutional Round,” “Tech M&A: Buyer, CEO And Banker Perspectives On Maximizing Value In The Post Bailout Economy,” and “Leveraging Trends in The Global Ecosystem.”
He authored a series of articles investigating how a few software companies manage to grow and be profitable for many, many years in a row. He interviewed CEOs like Dr. Jim Goodnight of SAS Institute, the largest private software company in the world and Mark Ain, founder and chairman of Kronos, the company that had the longest run of consecutive years of profitable growth, second only to Microsoft.
He runs two CEO peer advisory groups, the NYTECH CEO Roundtable, part of the New York Technology Council and the LISTnet CEO Council, part of LISTnet.
And he has been a judge in the Software and Information Industry Associations (SIIA) CODiE Awards for the past seven years, judging the best software product in a variety of categories such as “Best Business or Competitive Intelligence Solution,” “Best Software As A Service Solution, “Best Collaboration Solution,” and “Best Application Management Solution.”
He is on board of advisors for several startups and for the New York Technology Council.
Lastly, he co-founded the LISTnet Lean Startup Meetup. This meetup is for Long Island, NY area startup entrepreneurs who are interested in following and developing thier businesses around the principles of Lean Startup.
As vice president of Global Channels at Verizon Enterprise Solutions, Adam Famularo is responsible for overseeing Verizon’s indirect enterprise distribution channels — partners, value-added resellers and systems integrators — across the U.S., EMEA, the Asia-Pacific region and Latin America. He drives customer growth through best-in-class engagement of the enterprise channel, applying more than 16 years of leadership experience in sales, channels and general management.
In his previous role at enterprise software and SaaS management provider CA Technologies, Adam served as senior vice president of Partner Sales, responsible for developing new business partnerships and growing the company’s penetration and revenue by driving go-to-market activities with partners.
As SVP and General Manager for business units in Cloud Computing, as well as the Recovery Management and Data Modeling, Adam has held complete ownership of product lines from initial product strategy to product development, marketing and all sales channels.
Receiving several honors, including CRN Magazine’s Top 30 Executive in their 30s (2012), Long Island Business News Top 40 Executives Under 40 (2012), CRN Magazine’s Top 10 Channel Strategists (2011) and ranking 1st in Top 25 Most Innovative Executives (2010). Adam has also been recognized as a CRN Channel Chief from 2009 thru 2014.
Adam serves on the National Advisory Council for Donorschoose.org, a charity focused on helping children find success in the classroom. Previously, he served as a Commissioner for the Obama Administration’s TechAmerica Foundation CLOUD2 Commission. As a technology investor, he is a member of HBS Alumni Angels and the LI Angel Network, helping to build up the technology market in the NY area while staying in front of what’s new in technology.
A graduate of the General Management Program at Harvard Business School, Adam earned an MBA from Dowling College and a BS in Business Economics from the State University of New York College at Oneonta.
Ann Marie is the Executive Director of the Long Island Angel Network and the Director of Economic Development and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Technology and Society at Stony Brook University. Immediate past chair, Business Incubator Association of New York State. Director, Brookhaven Industrial Development Agency, Hauppauge Industrial Association and Long Island High Technology Incubator Inc. Past President, Women Economic Developers of Long Island. Ph.D. in American history, Stony Brook; A.B., Brown University (Phi Beta Kappa)
Lawrence Waldman, Treasurer of Long Island Angel Network, is the Partner-in-charge of Eisner Amper’s Long Island Office Audit Practice Development with more than 35 years of experience in public accounting serving a wide range of public and private clients, including several multi- nationals. As part of his role, he supports the firm’s ongoing initiatives in growing the Long Island marketplace. Previously, Larry was Audit Practice Partner-in-Charge and then Managing Partner of the Long Island office of a Big 4 firm where he was responsible for the direction and management of the Long Island marketplace.
Larry is active in the business community and serves as Treasurer of the Long Island Association (LIA) and a Trustee of the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). He also serves as Treasurer and Board Member of the Long Island Angel Network and the Advanced Energy Research and Technology Center (AERTC) at Stony Brook University. He also serves as the Chairman of the selection committee for the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame (LITHF).
Larry earned both his MBA and B.S. from Hofstra University. He is actively involved with the university serving as a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council and as an Adjunct Professor of Accounting in the Frank G. Zarb School of Business graduate program.
A devoted volunteer for a broad array of charitable and civic organizations, Larry served as President of the Nassau Chapter of the NYSSCPAS. He was the President of the East Williston Union Free School District and was the Treasurer of the Nassau Suffolk School Boards Association. He also served on the Board of the United Way of Long Island.
Vivian Breier is a Partner at Levy, Stopol & Camelo, LLP
For over 20 years, Ms. Breier has concentrated her practice in corporate law, international business law, employment law, privacy law, intellectual property rights/protection, licensing and other matters pertinent to a diverse business. She has over ten years of experience as a corporate officer and senior-level executive, contributing to high-level strategic and tactical business and legal matters for a US technology company with foreign-affiliated entities. She handled all legal matters for this company structuring and drafting corporate and commercial agreements including master agreements for technology products and services, and for domestic and international start-ups. As the General Counsel of a US privately-held technology company, she created a global law practice within the business after previously serving as Director of Legal Affairs for a publically-traded toy company, where she focused on technology licensing and SEC filings of that company.
Prior to her in-house accomplishments, Ms. Breier was a Senior Corporate Associate for Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, where she focused on corporate transactional and commercial matters, including financings, mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, licensing agreements and commercial negotiations.
Ms. Breier maintains a broad knowledge of international business activities, commercial trends, regulatory matters and legal affairs. Given her background, she is acutely aware of competitive and geopolitical business issues, policies, ethics and corporate responsibilities of conducting business internationally.
Ms. Breier is a member of the New York State Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel.
Stephen E. Fox is a partner at Ruskin Moscou Faltischek, where he is a member of the firm’s Corporate & Securities Department.
Mr. Fox has nearly 20 years of experience as a corporate and securities lawyer, acting as a trusted counselor and adviser to companies, individuals and investment funds. He has advised both strategic and financial clients across numerous industries, including technology and internet, medical device, manufacturing, entertainment, energy, food and beverage, media, and financial services. Additionally, as transaction counsel, Mr. Fox has led or has taken an active role in hundreds of transactions, ranging from less than $1 million to more than $1 billion. He prides himself in his application of practical and real-world guidance and solutions to client issues, not simply reciting the law or falling-back to “customary” practice.