Lanse LaVoy

Chief Information Security Officer, Quicken Loans

Lanse LaVoy, chief information security officer, joined the Quicken Loans family in July 2016 as part of the technology team. He enjoys learning and leading in dynamic, fast-paced environments where teams are empowered to get things done.

Prior to joining Quicken Loans, LaVoy served in a variety of information technology leadership roles focused on application delivery, operations, and security.

Originally from Southeastern Michigan, LaVoy has had the opportunity to travel the world as a member of the Air National Guard and is currently a member of the 217th Air Operations Group in Battle Creek, Mich.

Matt Friedman

Co-founder, Tanner Friedman

Matt Friedman is the co-founder of Tanner Friedman, a strategic communications and public relations firm. Friedman leads teams and works directly with clients to develop and implement traditional and emerging communications strategies that support business objectives.

Friedman began his public relations career at a large Metro Detroit firm in the 1990s after a track record of success in broadcast journalism. Most recently, he was the lead news producer for Detroit station WDIV-TV (NBC)’s 6 p.m. news broadcast, at the time Michigan’s most watched evening news program.

Earlier in his career, Friedman received recognition for his leadership as one of Crain’s Detroit Business’ “40 Under 40” and DBusiness magazine’s “30 In Their 30s,” for his business and community accomplishments before the age of 40.

Margarita Gurri

Founder and CEO, Dr. Red Shoe

Margarita Gurri is the founder and CEO of Dr. Red Shoe and a consulting psychologist. Leaders and teams in business, government, and the military rely on her humor and wisdom as she teaches the mindset and skills needed to grow business and lead ethically through conflict and crisis. An expert in misbehavior, Gurri is sought after for her content-rich, fun approach to change.

Gurri is a Certified Speaking Professional, author, podcaster, and psychology consultant of nearly forty years. Gurri spreads her message as Dr. Red Shoe via keynotes, emceeing, training, and consulting programs.

Sandipan Gangopadhyay

President and Chief Operating Officer, GalaxE.Solutions, Inc.

Sandipan Gangopadhyay plays a key role as president and chief operating officer in GalaxE’s services, products, client solutions, worldwide expansion, and operational success. His experience spans 30 years in information technology and pharmaceutical manufacturing in Asia, Europe, and the U.S.

Gangopadhyay set up one of India’s first private software technology parks, designed and implemented highly fault tolerant platforms for e-commerce, and invented a gravitational feed manufacturing process and system for acetaminophen.

Gangopadhyay is a member of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers and is Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT (CGEIT), and he holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from Bombay University.

Tina Kozak

President, Franco

Tina Kozak is the president of Franco, an integrated communications agency in Detroit. As one of the region’s leading crisis communications strategists, Kozak has earned the trust and respect of many Michigan business leaders by working alongside them to help prevent and manage a wide variety of reputation-impacting issues.

During her nearly two decades in the public relations industry, Kozak has coached, counseled, and prepared organizations – ranging from leading financial institutions and manufacturers to schools, entertainment venues, foundations, and nonprofits – in the areas of reputation management, crisis communications, and brand repair.

Daniel Hale

President and CEO, Business Insurance, Marsh & McLennan Agency

Daniel Hale is president and CEO of business insurance at Marsh & McLennan Agency. Hale speaks to various industry groups across the country and has authored numerous articles on insurance and risk management including “Michigan Insurance Law and Practice,” published by the Institute for Continuing Legal Education.

Hale’s professional designations include Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter (CPCU), Accredited Advisor in Insurance (AAI), and Certified Insurance Counselor (CIC). He is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and has served as an insurance and risk management course leader at the collegiate level.

Connie M. Cessante

Member, Labor and Employment Practice Group, Clark Hill

Connie M. Cessante is a member in Clark Hill’s Labor & Employment Practice Group where she routinely advises management on a variety of day-to-day employment issues and litigates employment-related claims.

Cessante has defended an array of employment claims under federal and state law including claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. Through her practice, Cessante conducts workplace training, performs workplace investigations, and counsels employers on matters relating to the employment relationship.

Cessante is AV rated – the highest rating available – by Martindale-Hubbell Law Firm Directory, meaning that she has been recognized by her peers for having the highest level of competence and ethical standards.

Parkshore Capital LLC – Competitive Financial Solutions for Business Development

Small businesses are the backbone of the local, regional and national economy.  No place is this more evident than in Michigan.

Yet many small businesses are essentially “financial orphans” who don’t fit the lending standards of local banks or investment criteria of private equity or venture capital firms.

Parkshore Capital helps small businesses seeking capital to operate or expand.  Founded by Jamal Mosallam, Parkshore Capital works with its clients to tailor financing solutions that fit specific goals and needs.

Parkshore Capital can customize financing options fit for small, medium, and large sized businesses with a broad portfolio of financial products to provide strong working capital solutions, with attractive terms and rates.

Parkshore Capital offers access to a variety of lending products including:

  • Working Capital Solutions
  • Accounts Receivable Financing
  • Purchase Order Financing
  • Factoring
  • Unsecured Lines of Credit
  • Heavy Equipment Leasing & Financing
  • Asset Based Lending
  • Medical Financing
  • Bridge and Hard Money Loans
  • SBA Financing
  • Business Acquisition Financing
  • Hotel Financing
  • Franchise Financing
  • Commercial Real Estate Loans
  • Private Equity

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