Project Manger and Founder
November 2014 — Present
I created Biz Talks to inspire business students as they see the relevance of their experience and the impact they can make in the marketplace. Biz Talks is a speaking series modeled after TED Talks, that featured top executives with talks spanning arenas such as entrepreneurship, finance, accounting, sales and marketing to help students get focused on their goals and find the right career path.
I utilized project management skills to effectively plan Biz Talks, manage a team of 8, and communicate with various stake holders including the Dean of the Business College, and 8 high level executives.
The prestigious line up included:
Chris Friedland - Founder & CEO, Build.com
Colleen Winter - Co-Founder & CEO, LuLu*s.com
Scott Hanson - Co-Founder & CEO, Hanson and McClain
Greg Chagaris - Co-Founder & Ex-CEO, Outsell inc.
Ed Byers - Principal, Deloitte
John Sims - VP Global Sales, BlackBerry
Crystal Estes - Director of Finance, 11 Main
Tom Wilder- Senior Lecturer, Chico State
Biz Talks 2015 filled the venue with an attendance of about 450 highly targeted business students. Additionally some of the speakers talks can be found from the link below. Biz talks has now been established a yearly event on the Chico State Campus, and will continue to help students get focused on their goals and find the right career path.