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Thursday, June 27 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Culture as a Competitive Advantage

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Though you may not even be conscious of it, your response to your environment can set off a chain reaction that ultimately affects your bottom line. Cultivating a positive, productive culture directly influences a physical environment and enhances talent collaboration, creative thinking, and competitive edge. How do C-level executives' actions influence company culture? What can they do to create a sense of pride in their work and recruit top talent? 

Moderators
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Brad Serot

Senior Vice President, CBRE
Based in CBRE Chicago’s downtown office, Bradley A. Serot is currently a Senior Vice President, joining the firm in 2000. Mr. Serot is one of CBRE’s most prominent tenant representation brokers, having been involved in over 5,000,000 square feet of transactions valued at more than $3 billion. | | Through his perseverance and leadership, he is largely responsible for establishing the firm’s dominant tenant representation market... Read More →

Speakers
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George Bousis

Co-Founder & CEO, Raise
George began his career in the grocery business, working for his family owned Cermak Fresh Market. Through his maturity within the organization, he helped the company grow into one of the largest privately held companies in Illinois. While looking for new ideas to attract new business, he began working on the implementation and development of a loyalty and incentive program. In George's research, he came across the gift card market. Raise was... Read More →
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Amit Jhawar

COO & CFO, Braintree
Amit Jhawar joins Braintree from KKR, where he worked on evaluating potential acquisitions as well as building new capabilities within portfolio companies through improved operations and partnerships. | | During his tenure at KKR, his companies distinctively outperformed their peers by sustainably gaining market share and improving margins through his efforts to carefully tailor their offerings to the marketplace. | | Jhawar earned his... Read More →
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Irv Shapiro

Founder, CEO, & CTO, Ifbyphone
Irv Shapiro, CEO, CTO and founder of Ifbyphone, is a marketer, technologist and entrepreneur. Ifbyphone is his third successful business and second on the INC 500. | | Voted into the Chicago Area Entrepreneurship Hall of Fame, his awards span Halls of Fame, Innovation, TechWeek 100, Best of Biz, and KPMG Illinois High Tech. | | A senior executive with over 35 years of technology industry experience, Shapiro is a gifted marketer and... Read More →
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Dan Ushman

Co-Founder & CMO, SingleHop LLC
Dan began his career in the internet infrastructure industry at midPhase Services, Inc., a shared hosting provider. At midPhase, Dan contributed heavily to its rise from a small company to one of the largest shared hosting providers in the United States. At SingleHop, Dan focuses on the company’s marketing strategy and operations, leading the company’s growing marketing team. Dan believes heavily in differentiation, and focuses on... Read More →



Thursday June 27, 2013 1:30pm - 2:00pm
2 - Bing Stage

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