Networking with Tenant Advisory Group


The May Executives Breakfast and Luncheons offered a place for insightful conversation and networking between local, Chicago entrepreneurs. Attendees were given opportunities to provide business advice and share valuable experiences with one another.

Guests at the Executive Breakfast were given the discussion topic of best practices pertaining to attracting top talent. Here are a few of the many responses:

Craig Stout, CEO, Stout, Risius, Ross: It is all about the core values of the firm and who they are. Retain the best things from large firms and leave the worst things. Be super transparent, follow open book management and create a team environment. I have the most luck when someone in the firm knows a potential new hire. If it doesn’t feel right don’t do it.

Tomer Yogev, CEO, TandemSpring: Strength-based leadership development is key. Most people are aware of what they are not good at. It’s about getting in touch with individual strengths and understanding the things that people are strong at and bring that to the forefront.

Entrepreneurs at the Executive Luncheon were asked how to best navigate growth and what they wish they had done differently. Here are some of their responses:

James Scherzinger, Managing Partner, Cray, Kaiser, Ltd: I would have spent more money and time on staffing needs. Also, trying to leverage our staff to a greater degree, get them acquainted with softer skills and groom everyone for leadership roles.

Ryan Mannion, EVP & Brand Strategy, Symmetri Marketing Group: There is no need to grow so quickly. I suggest building capabilities one at a time and get focused around specific verticals. Scaling knowledge and expertise is important. Focus on the right clients.

Thank you to all who attended!

If you’re a business owner with 20+ employees and are interested in attending future TAG events, please email Bill Himmelstein at Bill@TagCommercialBroker.com.

TAG Executives Breakfast Guest List

Bob Berland, President, Berland Communications

Barbara Best, President, Capital Strategies Investment Group LLC

Bruce Billmeyer, Partner, BCU Risk Advisors

Jake Dayan, CEO, Community Tax

Brian Deutsch, Founder, XV Venture Capital

Andrew Maloney, Owner, CNS+T

Mike LaVista, Founder, Caxy

Amy Leafe McCormack, CEO, McCormack Schreiber Legal Search

Mohammed Saleem, President, AES Services

Ann Simms, COO, American Planning Association

Kathy Steele, Founder & CEO, Red Caffeine

Craig Stout, CEO, Stout Risius Ross

Rosemary Swierk, CEO, Direct Steel & Construction

Tomer Yogev, CEO, TandemSpring

 

TAG Executives Luncheon Guest List

Jeff Asperger, Partner, Meltzer, Purtill & Stelle

Mark Bromberg, Director of Operations, GKIC

David Diamond, Managing Partner, Kutchins, Robins & Diamond

Morrie Elstein, Vice President, Cendrowski Corporate Advisors

James & Michele Gustin, CEO and President, Fig Media

Ryan Mannion, EVP & Brand Strategy, Symmetri Marketing Group

Dan Porcaro, CEO, PSM Partners

Mark Rickmeier, CEO, Table XI

Arabel Alva Rosales, President and CEO of AAR & Assocs. Ltd, Co-founder, Principal and Producer of Latino Fashion Week

Jonathan Rothstein, Senior Vice President, MB Financial Bank

Michael Rothstein, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Tabet DiVito & Rothstein

James Scherzinger, Managing Partner, Cray, Kaiser, Ltd

Joanna Sobran, CEO, MXOtech

Networking Season is in Full Bloom


The April executives networking events brought together many new entrepreneurs to grow their networks and walk away with tangible knowledge. The Executives Breakfast and Luncheon created a convenient environment for entrepreneurs to offer valuable advice and build strategic connections.

At the Executives Breakfast, guests were prompted with the question: What are your best practices surrounding networking? Here are a few of the many responses:

Morrie Elstein, Vice President, Cendrowski Corporate Advisors: Take the high road and become a trusted partner. Everyone is always thinking about how to grow their business, and who their next client will be. Separate yourself by offering to help them grow their company. “How can I help you grow your business?”

Mark Meyer, President, ICI Staffing/E&M Development: Follow through on what you say you’re going to do, as it helps build your reputation and credibility. Also, reconnect with those who have supported you in the past. He jokingly added, “Attach yourself to Bill Himmelstein’s hip!”

Bill Himmelstein offered another discussion question at the Executives Luncheon: Most pivotal experience that has changed you and shaped the way you do business? Here are a few of their responses:

Dan Porcaro, CEO, PSM Partners: Listened to the CEO of the company who had a formula for integrating companies with an 80/20 rule. Fire 75% of clients and then over serve your current clients. About 90% of revenue comes from the top 25% of clients. Focus assets on the most essential revenue streams.

Joanna Sobran, CEO, MXOtech: Read the Pumpkin Plan. If you fill your land with lots of little pumpkins, then the big ones will have no room to grow.

Thank you to all who attended!

If you’re a business owner with 20+ employees and are interested in attending future TAG events, please email Bill Himmelstein at Bill@TagCommercialBroker.com.

 

TAG Executives Breakfast Guest List

Bruce Billmeyer, Partner, BCU Risk Advisors

Andrew Boron, President, Clear Spring

Steve Brown, CEO, Stratego Partners

Harry Cendrowski, CEO, Cendrowski Corporate Advisors

Jake Dayan, CEO, Community Tax

Morrie Elstein, Vice President, Cendrowski Corporate Advisors

Dave Feder, Principal, Office Revolution

Jon Fieldman, Managing Partner, Fieldman Law Group

Ben Fornell & Mike Dawson, Co Founder & CEO, Shurpa, Inc.

Keith Glantz, President, Glantz Design

Kevin Krumm, CEO, Objective Paradigm

Josh Lucas-Falk, Managing Director, Moment

Ben Olson, Managing Director, Forrest Capital Management

Mike O’Meara, CEO, O’Meara Capital Group

Paul Pagel, CEO, 8th Light

John Posner, CEO, Harrison & Held

Victoria Rock, CEO, Victoria Legal & Corporate Services

Joanna Sobran, CEO, MXO Tech

Craig Stout, CEO, Stout Risius Ross

Jon Talty, Chairman & CEO, OKW Architects

Robert R. Topping, CFA, CEO, Topping Capital

Ivan Vislavskiy, CEO, Comrade Web Agency

Rob Wilson, President, The Wilson Companies

Nick Zagotta, Managing Partner, Roberts McGivney Zagotta

 

TAG Executives Luncheon Guest List

Jeff Asperger- Meltzer, Purtille and Stelle, LLC

Daniel R. Bryant- Chief Executive Officer Sheridan Road Financial, LLC

Elizabeth Colón – President and CEO of Metaphrasis Language & Cultural Solutions

Zak Dabbas- Co Founder & CEO of Punchkick Interactive

Morrie Elstein

Slava Ruderman- President of Onward Technologies

Donna Salvatore- CEO Magalytics

Marne Smiley- CEO Bumper Lanes

Karen Todd- Principal Aurore Financial Group

Ryan Ventura- CEO of VEO Solutions

Spring Networking with Tenant Advisory Group


Insightful discussions bloomed at the Tenant Advisory Group Executives Breakfast and Luncheon in March. At each of these events, entrepreneurs offered valuable advice prompted by a discussion question led by Bill Himmelstein.

At the Executives Breakfast, guests were asked: How do you help your employees be more successful? Here are a few of the many responses.

Jeff Bartelt, CEO, MidwestHR: You should communicate your vision for your company. Employees have a personal vision of where they want to be, so it’s important to align your visions and make sure to share goals and values at the beginning.

Steve Krull, CEO & Co-Founder, BeFoundOnline: A company’s culture can’t be contrived. You must put your values on the wall and wear them on your sleeve, as well as follow through on your promises. Being successful means believing in yourself and the people around you.

Entrepreneurs in attendance at the Executives Luncheon shared their advice based on the discussion question: What does success look like to you? Here are a few of their responses.

Steve Gustafson, Managing Partner, Gould & Ratner: It’s about creating ongoing relationships. The key to success is to be a long-term team member for their clients.

Rob Sprague, COO, Smart Lift: For a company to be profitable, build a healthy culture that develops people to be successful in business and life. Lead from your strengths and outsource your weaknesses.

Thank you to all who attended!

If you’re a business owner with 20+ employees and are interested in attending future TAG events, please email Bill Himmelstein at Bill@TagCommercialBroker.com.

 

TAG Executives Breakfast Guest List
Jeff Bartelt, CEO, MidwestHR
Martha Bell, Principal, Tilton, Kelly & Bell

Bruce Billmeyer, Partner, BCU Risk Advisors

Richard Carden, Managing Partner, MBHB
Bob Domenz, CEO, Avenue

Brad Farris, CEO, Anchor Advisors

Steve Gustafson, Managing Partner, Gould & Ratner

William D. Himmelstein, CCIM, CNE, Founder & CEO, Tenant Advisory Group, LLC
Rhonda Jensen, President, Jensen Litigation Services

Steve Krull, CEO & Co-Founder, BeFoundOnline

Joe Liberty, COO, Better Business Planning

Larry Marin, Vice President, Near North National Title

Chris Miller, Managing Partner, Kelley Kronenberg
John Naughton, Vice President, Juneau Associates

Adriano Pedrelli, Impact Polymer LLC

Mark Rickmeier, CEO, Table XI

Ken Thompson, Managing Director, Level X Consulting

Keith Verisario, President, Wine Sergi Insurance

Haskel Weiss, President, TWG Benefits
Jonathan Weiss, Managing Partner, Levin Ginsburg

TAG Executives Luncheon Guest List

Joe Alioto, Managing Director, Madison Street Capital

Stuart Baum, President, Large Pond

Laurel Bellows, Managing Partner, Bellows Law Group

David Diamond, Managing Partner, Kutchins, Robins & Diamond

Morrie Elstein, Vice President, Cendrowski Corporate Advisors

Steve Gustafson, Managing Partner, Gould & Ratner

William D. Himmelstein, CCIM, CNE, Founder & CEO, Tenant Advisory Group, LLC
Tom Madura, Controller, Carroll Seating Company

Jordan Matyas, CEO, 1818 Advocacy Group

Dan Porcaro, CEO, PSM Partners

Jonathan Rothstein, SVP, MB Financial Bank

Mohammed Saleem, President, AES Services

Joanna Sobran, CEO, MXOtech

Rob Sprague, COO, Smart Lift

Jordan Weiner, President, Internet Consulting Inc

February Small Business Networking With TAG


February brought more than just snow this year. Tenant Advisory Group presented phenomenal networking opportunities for local business owners. Entrepreneurs across numerous industries gathered to expand their networks and find collaborative partnerships to grow their companies.

Both the monthly breakfast and luncheon saw valuable advice shared based on the discussion question: What’s the best way you’ve recently found new growth opportunities? Here are a few of the many responses:

Joanna Sobran, CEO of MXOtech: We used to do inbound marketing, but it stopped working. We hired a sales team, along with a coach, to buildout a sales playbook and processes to help hire a sales team.

Jonathan Rothstein, Senior Vice President, MB Financial Bank: I love finding ways to make my client’s lives easier, and one way I do that is through keeping the clients best interest at heart. We employ a marketing program called CORE; it breaks down the numbers to building a business and wants to be part of a client’s joint chief of staff.

Dan Porcaro, CEO, PSM Partners: There are ten different ways to sell, but you need to track them all. The best one is networking, as partners are great at spurring growth.

Thank you to all who attended!

If you’re interested in attending future TAG events, please email Bill Himmelstein at Bill@TagCommercialBroker.com.

TAG Executives Breakfast Guest List

Steve Brown, President, Stratego

Andrea Fox, CEO, Cloud Dental Marketing

Dan Gloede, CEO, Hatch Loyalty

John Gotschall, CEO, Coach Financial

Rick Gray, Chief Executive Officer, TalentRISE

Richard Grossi, CEO,Kensium Solutions

Jerry Holisky, Managing Partner, AGDG

Rhonda V. Jensen, President, Jensen Litigation Solutions

Scott Kitun, CEO, Technori

Craig Lowder, President, MainSpring Sales Group LLC

Anna Maria Viti-Welch, President, Guy Vitti Insurance

Larry Marin, VP, Near North National Title

Chris Miller, Managing Partner, Kelley Kronenberg

Scott Nicholson, CEO, KindredOnore,LLC

Garrick Nielsen, Partner, Oxford Bank

Grigory Pekarsky, Managing Broker/Partner, Vesta Preferred Realty

Graham Peck, Founder, The Alpha Group

Dan Porcaro, CEO, PSM Partners

Mark Rittmanic, CEO, ForteOne

Keith Verisario, President, Wine Sergi Insurance Group

 

TAG Executives Luncheon Guest List

Stuart Baum, President, Large Pond

Doug Bax, Managing Partner, Williams Bax & Saltman

Laurel Bellows, Managing Partner, Bellows Law Group

Jacqueline Camacho-Ruiz, CEO, JJR Marketing

Melanie DeCaprio, President, New Sky Strategies

David Diamond, Managing Partner, Kutchins Robbins & Diamond

Bernard Dier, President, Midwest Business Consulting

Morrie Elstein, VP, Cendrowski Corporate Advisors

Erin Inman, President, Primera Engineering

Mindi Knebel, CEO, Kaizen Health

Margaret Pagel, VP, Sales & Marketing

Dan Porcaro, CEO, PSM Partners

Kim Robinson, President, Frontline

Ed Rossini, President, Palmer Printing

Jonathan Rothstein, SVP, MB Financial Bank

Jay Rudman, CEO, TopStepTrader

Joanna Sobran, CEO, MXOtech

Tim Webb, CIO & MP, RCM Wealth Advisors

Tenant Advisory Group’s Penthouse Soiree


Tenant Advisory Group kicked off its 10th year in business with a fantastic event at Gentleman’s Cooperative this month. The evening was filled with food, drinks, entertainment and rewarding networking opportunities.

Guest List:

Anil Ahuja, President, CCJM Engineers

Sandy Asanovic, The Simons Group

Amber Autumn, Business Development Summit Design + Build, LLC

Sam Barhoumeh, Managing Director, Ready Networks LLC

Stuart Baum, President, LargerPond Marketing

Laurel Bellows, Founder, The Bellows Law Group

Bob Berland, President & CEO, Berland Communications

Brian P. Brammeier, CEO, HIGHERGROUND Managed Services

Don Bora, Cofounder and Principal of Technology, Eight Bit Studios

Fletcher Boyle, Chicagoland Smile Group

Steve Brown, President, Stratego Partners

Richard Carden, Managing Partner, MBHB

Mason Cole, Founding Partner, Cole Sadkin LLC

Melissa Costello, Founder, MELISSACOSTELLO.COM

Bejan Douraghy, Founder & CEO, Artisan Talent

Ric Edinberg, Executive Director, INSITUM US

Jonathan Eisler, Managing Director, Perspectives Organizational Consulting Group, President, Association of Consultants to Nonprofits

Morrie Elstein, VP, Cendrowski Corporate Advisors

Eric Feldman, Founder, Eric Feldman & Associates, P.C.

Jon Fieldman, Esq., Fieldman Law Group, P.C.

Dr. Gloria Garguilo, Owner, Garguilo Periodontics

Chris Gersch, Founder & CEO, Verde Solutions

Matt Gibbs, Founder, UPshow

Adam Glazer, Managing Partner, SFNR

Grant Gochnauer, Co-Founder & CTO, Vodori Inc

Rick Gray, CEO, Talent Rise

Mark Grazman, Strategic Business Development Consultant, Booksy

Michael Haeberle, The Patterson Law Firm

Adam Hirsen, CEO, UPshow

John Paul Hills, Hills Capital Management & Wintrust Commercial Banking

Rachel Horvath, COO, Move-tastic!

Pete Horvath, Founder, Move-tastic!

Robert Jacobi, President, Arc Technology Group

Ryan Jacobs, Founder, CloudSpotter

Andre Janus, CEO, Cristaux International

Leonard Kang, VP Solutions-Midwest People Driven Solutions

Jefferey Ogden Katz, The Patterson Law Firm

Lina Khalil, Co-Owner, Fetch PR

Richard Kincaid, Founder, Sagegreenlife

Josh Kritzler, President & Co-Founder, PCGSportsDesk

Stephen I. Lane, Law Offices of Lane & Lane, LLC

Michael LaVista, CEO, Caxy Interactive

Eddie Lou, Executive Chairman & Co-Founder, Shiftgig

David Macknin, President & CEO, Alper Services

Michael Maddock, CEO & Founding Partner, Maddock Douglas

Mark Meyer, CEO, ICI Staffing

Chris Miller, Managing Partner, Kelley Kronenberg

Michael Millhouse, President, BridgePoint Technologies

Bryan Minier, Managing Partner, Lathrop Gage

Heather Morrison, CEO, MAPS

Tyler Mose, CEO, Indirap Productions

Mark Nadolski, Founder, VES Creative

Scott Nicholson, Partner, KindredOnore,LLC

Dave Norris, Chief Operating Officer, RedRidge Finance Group

CJ Parrilli, CFO, Cristaux International

Adriano Pedrelli, President & CEO, ImpactPolymer LLC

Phil Penton, CEO, Xcite Advertising

Daniel Porcaro, CEO, Porcaro Stolarek Mete Partners LLC

PJ Rashid, Managing Partner, Popskull

Paul Raya, Cook Alex

Ron Repking, Founding Partner, Sriracha Partners

Gregg Salkovitch, Managing Partner, Right Choice Resources

Tim Schumm, Managing Partner, Carver Peterson Consulting

Aalap Shah, Partner & Co-Founder, SoMe Connect

Sangeet Shah, Owner, Midwest Express Clinics

Mike Shannon, Co-Founder & CEO, Packback

Adam Silverman, Managing Partner, Adelman & Gettleman

Josh Strauss, Pekin Singer Strauss

Dave Stolarek, COO, Porcaro Stolarek Mete Partners LLC

Robert Szafarowicz, VP of Buzz, Cristaux International

Bob Tangredi, CEO, PHSI

Jim Vaselopulos, Founder & CEO, Rafti Advisors

Ivan Vislovskiy, Co-Founder and CEO, Comrade Web Agency

Anna Maria Viti-Welch, President, The Viti Companies

Jeremy Waitzman, Partner, Sugar Felsenthal Grais & Hammer LLP

Tony Wilkins, Mentor, Junto Institute, CE), AEWilkins Holdings

Bryan Wilson, Kogut & Wilson LLC

Will Wright, Managing Partner,Dunmore Capital Partners

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TAG’s January Networking Adventures


The start of the year was met with new connections at the Tenant Advisory Group’s Executives Breakfast and Executives Luncheon. Owners and decision makers from a wide-range of industries came together to build their networks and learn how they can work together to grow their business.

At the breakfast, a lot of great responses were shared based on the discussion question: what is the largest transformation your company has been through? Here are a few responses.

Matt Green, Founder, VentureScale: We work with growth based VC-backed companies to help scale early stage companies, and so we launched a sales accelerator. We saw the need and addressed it.

Mike LaVista, CEO, Caxy: We had one client who was 50% of our business, and they stopped the engagement. We had to restructure the company and going forward made sure no single client made up more than 25% of our revenue. That has helped to stabilize our business.

Bob Goodman, President, ForteONE: Our business was in constant strategic transformation, and we set out to create more repeat, continual business. We built out a process to grow each service line in a thoughtful way, and it all started with who we were talking to.

Thank you to all who attended!

If you’re interested in attending future TAG events, please email Bill Himmelstein at Bill@TagCommercialBroker.com.

 

TAG Executives Breakfast Guest List

Stuart Baum, President, Large Pond

Bob Berland, CEO, Berland USA

Laurel Bellows, Managing Partner, Bellows Law Group

Rob Bisceglie, CEO, Action for Healthy Kids

Craig Castelli, CEO, Caber Hill Advisors

Melanie De Caprio, President, New Sky Strategies

David Diamond, Partner, Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond Ltd.

Daphne Dolan, Managing Partner, City Staffing

Ric Edinberg, Executive Director, Insitum

Morrie Elstein, Vice Presidentt, Cendrowski Corporate Advisors

Chris Gersch, Founder & CEO, Verde Solutions

Keith Glantz, President, Glantz Design

Bob Goodman, President, ForteONE

Mark Grazman, COO, MailControl

Matt Green, Founder, VentureScale

Tim Van Mieghem, Partner, The Proaction Group

Bill Himmelstein, CEO, Tenant Advisory Group

Leonard Kang, People Driven Solutions

Scott Kitun, CEO, Technori

Michael LaVista, CEO, Caxy

 

TAG Executives Luncheon Guest List

Adnan Adamji, President, XCelCore

Jeff Bechar, President, ComforCare

Juan Carlos Bosacoma, President, CIO Landing

Jim Dash, Managing Partner, Carlson Dash LLP

Daphne Dolan, Managing Director and Owner, City Staffing

Atish Doshi, President and Founder, Black Sheep

Bob Goodman, President, ForteONE

Julie A. Kolodziej, Managing Partner, Matlin Law Group

Kevin Krumm, CEO, Objective Paradigm

John Posner, CEO, Harrison & Held

Junilla Sledziewski, Owner, Kershner Sledziewski Law

Anna Maria Viti-Welch, President, Guy Viti Insurance

Bill Himmelstein, CEO & Founder, Tenant Advisory Group

Dan Porcaro, CEO, PSM Partners

Kim Robinson, President, Frontline

Jonathan Rothstein, Senior Vice President, MB Financial Bank

Joanna Sobran, CEO, MXOtech

Morrie Elstien, Vice President, Cendrowski Corporate Advisors

Stuart Baum, Owner, LargerPond

Melanie De Caprio, CEO, New Sky Strategies

Eric Lazar, Partner, SpeedPro Imaging

Laurel Bellows, Managing Partner, Bellows & Bellows

David Diamond, Partner, Kutchins, Robbins & Diamond Ltd.

TAG’s Holiday Networking Events


The December Executives Breakfast provided an opportunity for local c-level executives to build new, beneficial professional connections with other Chicago entrepreneurs. We are glad to see local business owners adopting these events as valuable networking experiences. Thank you to everyone who attended!

If you’re interested in attending future TAG events, please email Bill Himmelstein at Bill@TagCommercialBroker.com.

TAG Executives Breakfast Guest List

Sandy Asanovic, COO, The Simons Group

Sam Barhoumeh, Managing Director, Ready Networks

Nirav Batavia, CFA, Co-Managing Partner

Brian P. Brammeier, CEO, Higher Ground

James Chen, President/CEO, Aura Innovative Technology, Inc.

Mason Cole, Founder and Managing Partner, Cole Sadkin

Melissa Costello, Owner, Melissacostello.com

Grant Gochnauer, Co-Founder, Vodori

Jonathan Gregoire, Director of Operations, Webster Dental Care

Jeff Hirner, Founder and COO, One North Interactive

Lisa Kalous, Residential Consultant, Lisa Kalous Group

Stephen I. Lane, Partner, Law Offices of Lane & Lane, LLC

Michael LaVista, CEO, Caxy

Stanton Lewin, Managing Director, Principal

Craig Lowder, President, MainSpring Sales Group LLC

Noah Mishkin, Co-Founder, CraftJack

Anders Norremo, Founder & CEO, Third Party Trust

Ross Petersen, Co-Founder & CEO, Blitsy

Mark Rice, CEO, Energy Connection

Melanie Roberts, CEO, New Sky Strategies

Ann Simms, COO/CFO, American Planning Association

Josh Strauss, Co-Founder, Pekin Singer Strauss

Rosemary Swierk, LEED Green Associate President, Direct Steel and Construction LLC

Hal Tezcan, Startup Port

Timothy Van Mieghem, Partner, The ProAction Group

Nicholas Zagotta, Roberts McGivney Zagotta

 

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November Networking Events


The November Executives Breakfast and Luncheon provided an opportunity for local c-level executives to forge valuable connections with other Chicago business owners. We are happy to see local entrepreneurs embracing these events as valuable networking experiences in a relaxed and casual environment. Thanks to all who attended!

If you’re interested in attending future TAG events, please email Bill Himmelstein at Bill@TagCommercialBroker.com.

 

TAG Executives Breakfast Guest List

Lauane Addis, Stahl Cowen Crowley Addis LLC

Richard Bergman, Senior Vice President, Bergman Wealth Management Group

Joseph Brocato, Gozdecki, Del Giudice, Americus, Farkas & Brocato LLP

Steve Brown, CEO, Stratego Partners

Morrie Elstein, VP of Business Development, Cendrowski Corporate Advisors

Matt Gibbs, Co-Founder, UpShow TV

Josh Golden, Founder, Table XI

Jeff Hirner, Founder & COO, One North Interactive

Rhonda Jensen, President, Jensen Litigation Solutions

Lisa Kalous, Residential Consultant, Lisa Kalous Group

Stephen Lane, Managing Partner, Law Offices of Lane & Lane, LLC.

Mark Meyer, President, ICI Staffing/E&M Development

Christopher Miller, Managing Partner, Kelley Kronenberg

Mark Nadolski, Producer & Founder, VES Creative

Dave Norris, Chief Operating Officer, RedRidge Finance Group

Dan Regan, Attorney

Chris Rentner, Founder & CEO, Akouba, Inc.

Ron Repking, CEO, Sriracha

Mark Rice, CEO, Energy Connection

Aalap Shah, Co-Founder, SoMe Connect

Sapan Shah, CEO, Flagship

Hal Tezcan, Startup Port

Tony Wilkens, Owner, AEWilkens Holdings

Will Wright, Managing Partner, Dunmore Capital Partners

Nicholas Zagotta, Roberts McGivney Zagotta

TAG Executives Luncheon Guest List

Stuart Baum, President, LargePond Marketing

Laurel Bellows, Managing Partner, Bellows Law Group

Karen Burmeister, MXOtech

Irwin Cohen, CEO, Affiliated Financial Specialists

Maryann Czarnota, Partner, Abrix Group

Melanie DeCaprio, President, New Sky Strategies

Morrie Elstein, Vice President, Cendrowski Corporate Advisors  

Bill Himmelstein, CEO, Tenant Advisory Group

Jeff Hirner, Founder & COO, One North Interactive

Sandy Marsico, Principal, Sandstorm Design

Margaret Pagel, Vice President of Sales & Marketing, 8th Light

Dan Porcaro, CEO, PSM Partners

Ashish Rangnekar, CEO & Co-Founder, BenchPrep

Mark Rice, CEO, Energy Connection

Kim Robinson, President, Frontline

Jonathan Rothstein, Senior Vice President, MB Financial Bank

John Ruh, Founder, John M. Ruh & Associates

Lindsey Simon, Founder & CEO, Simon Compliance

Joanna Sobran, CEO, MXOtech

Don Tarkington, Managing Partner, Novak & Macey

Megan Wessels, CEO & Connector Extraordinaire, Powerful Partners

TAG’s October Networking Adventures


The October Tenant Advisory Group Executives Breakfast and Executives Luncheon saw quite the turnout! Attendees from a variety of industries came together to build their individual networks and learn how they can work together to enhance their business results. Thanks to all who attended!

 

TAG Executives Breakfast Guest List

Faheem Ahmad, COO, Technical Doctor

Sam Barhoumeh, Managing Director and CEO, Ready Networks

Rob Bisceglie, CEO, Action for Healthy Kids

Jon Borg-Breen, Co-Founder, Symbiont Group

Erryn Cobb, Co-Founder, Fetch Public Relations

Gina Cocking, Managing Director, Colonnade Securities LLC.

Kim Eberl, CEO, Motion PR

Jonathan Eisler, Managing Director, Perspectives Organizational Consulting Group, President, Association of Consultants to Nonprofits

Adam Glazer, Managing Partner; Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman and Rosenberg, LLC

Mitchell Gordon, Co-Founder, Bradford and Gordon, LLC

Jeff Hirner, Founder and COO, One North Interactive

Eric Lazar, Partner and Lead Evangelist, SpeedPro Chicago Loop

Stephanie LoVerde, Jameson Sotheby’s

Tyler Mose, CEO, Indirap Productions

Sagar Pandaya, CEO, Middleground

Grigory Pekarsky, Managing Broker and Partner, Vesta Preferred Realty

Dan Porcaro, CEO, Porcaro, Stolarek and Mete, LLC

Jason Randolph, CEO and Founder, Savant

Paul Raya, Attorney, Cook Alex

Scott Seagren, Vistage Chair

Robert Szafaraowicz, Vice President, Buzz

Jeremy Waitzman, Partner, Walker Morton LLP

Michael Ward, Riley, Safer, Holmes and Cancila LLP

Greg Woodard, Principal, Solve

 

TAG Executives Luncheon Guest List

Jon Adler, Managing Partner, Adler Law

Stuart Baum, President, LargePond Marketing

Bob Berland, President, Berland Communications, Co-Founder, Hire Elite Athletes

Bill Bolotin, Partner, Funkhouser, Vergosen, Liebman and Dunn

Brad Factor, President, Chicago Messenger Service

Jerry Holisky, Managing Partner, AGDG

Rashod Johnson, President and Owner, Ardmore/Roderick Group

Michael LaVista, CEO, Caxy Interactive

Kim Robinson, President, Frontline

Sapan Shah, CEO, Flagship

Ann Simms, CFO & COO, American Planning Association

Karen Villaflor, President, Algonquin Bank

TAG’s August Networking Adventures


Tenant Advisory Group had an exciting August, hosting multiple events including an Executive’s Breakfast, Executive’s Luncheon and Networking Boat Ride. TAG is committed to making connections that matter and hosts these events for the purpose of helping those in our network grow their businesses by coming together in relaxed, intimate environments designed to help build new strategic relationships.

Thanks to all who attended!

TAG Executives Breakfast Guest List

Eddie Lou, CEO, Co-Founder, Shiftgig; Rhonda V. Jensen, President, Jensen Litigation Solutions; Keith Glantz, President and Chief Creative Officer, Glantz Design; James Taylor, Managing Partner, Taylor Group; Stephen G. Daday, Klein, Daday, Aretos & O’Donoghue, LLC; John Fakhoury, CEO, Framework Communications; David Crowell, Managing Director, CEO, rmc International; Nick Espinosa, Chief Security Fanatic, Security Fanatics & BSSi2 LLC; Craig Castelli, CEO, Saber Hill Advisors; Mark Meyer, President, ICI Staffing; Michael Erin, CEO, Progressive Management; Fletcher Boyle, VP of Business Development and Strategy, Chicagoland Smile Group; Amber Autumn, Business Development, Summit Design + Build LLC; Daniel Porcaro, Managing Partner, Porcaro Stolarek Mete Partners, LLC; Adam J. Glazer, Schoenberg Finkel Newman & Rosenber, LLC; Tyler E. Mose, CEO, Indirap Productions; Jim Anderson, President, Switchfast; Andrea Fox, Managing Director,

TAG Executives Luncheon Guest List

Stephanie Storkel, COO, Pedersen & Houpt; David Diamond, Partner, Kutchins Robbins & Diamond; Haskel Weiss, President, TWG Benefits; Jennifer Masi, Partner, Torque Digital; Bridget Brennan, Founder and CEO, Female Factor; Dan Walsh, CEO, Aurora Management Partners; Steve Dinelli, CEO, Blackbird Garage; Rich Bartell, CFO, 8th Light; Tom Patterson, Managing Partner, Patterson Law; Adam Glazer, Managing Partner, Schoenberg, Finkel, Newman & Rosenberg LLC; Brian Gurber, Partner, Pokorny & Marks LLC; Lisa Mirabelli, Business Performance Advisor, Insperity; Morrie Elstein, Cendrowski Corporate Advisors; Joanna Sobran, CEO, MXOTech; Jonathan Rothstein, Senior VP, MB Bank; Colleen Warner, CEO, LulaFit; Laurel Bellows, Managing Partner, Bellows and Bellows; Margaret Pagel, Partner, 8th Light; Irwin Cohen, CEO, Affiliated Equities.

TAG Networking Boat Ride Guest List

Josh Golden, CEO, Table XI; Tim Schumm, Founder, Carver Peterson; Joanna Sobran, CEO, MXOTech; Bruce Johnstone COO, Apex Design/Build; Dave LeTourneau, COO, Gregg Communications; Jordan Matyas, Managing Partner, 1818 Advocacy Group; Mark Meyer, CEO, ICI Staffing, E&M Development; Jim Anderson, President, Switchfast; Tim Smith, Managing Principal and COO, Catalyst Consulting; Tom Goldblatt, Founder, Ravinia Capital; Larry Levy President and Founder, CFO Options Inc.; Amber Autumn, Business Development, Summit Design + Build, LLC; Scott Nicholson CEO, KindredOnore; Tyler Mose, CEO, Indirap Productions; Pierce Hutchings, Partner, Club1 Hotels; Melanie DeCaprio, CEO, New Sky Strategies; Steven Thomas, CEO, BizIntro; Morrie Elstein, Cendrowski Corporate Advisors; Dr. Gabriel Martinez-Diaz, Dermatologist, CompHealth; Jonathan Rothstein, Senior Vice President of Commercial Banking, MB Financial Bank; Dave Stolarek, Partner, PSM Partners; Greg Fenton, CEO, VirDocs; Samuel P. Gussis, Managing Partner, Gussis Lichtenfeld & Alexander LLC; Grant Gochnauer, Co-Founder and CTO, Vodori Inc; Sanjay Sharma, Co-Founder, Bridge; George DePalma, CEO, DePalma Group Architects and Design; Andrew D. Bell, Spain, Spain and Varnet, P.C.; Kaitlin H. Reimann, Co-Founder, uBack; Sam Barhoumeh, Managing Director, ReadyNetworks; Joel Wicks, CFO, Belly Card; Brian Kasal, CEO, Four Star Wealth Advisors; Jay Breeden, COO, ACT Dental Practice Coaching; Becka Bates, CEO, Bates Moran Design; Michael Ward, Partner, Riley Safer Holmes & Cancila; Doug Harris, CEO, Kaleidoscope Group; Pete Cunningham, CEO, CCO Healthcare Partners; Elizabeth Peterson, CEO and Founder, Eastwood Group; Stuart Baum, CEO, Larger Pond; Alap Shah, Co-Founder, SoMe Connect; Paul Raya, CEO, Cook Alex Law; Angelika Coghlan, Founder, Success Catalyst; Stefan Birrer, CEO and Founder, Phoenix 2P; Brendan Flanigan, CEO and Founder, Smark Labs; Jim Mattei, Sandler Sales

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