thursday, December 3rd 6:15-8pm
location: to be announced
Co-Founder of EMM Group, Eugene Remm and his partner Mark Birnbuam have developed a dynamic portfolio of successful venues since the company’s incorporation in 2006.
Identifying a need for establishments that could offer multiple experiences within the same property, EMM Group has introduced synergy between restaurants and nightlife, opening establishments in numerous markets that create seamless transitions between dining and entertainment.
In the present day, Remm and his partner continue to pioneer multi-faceted hospitality experiences while shifting focus to domestic and international expansion of the Catch (2011) brand, its flagship being a multi-level seafood concept in the heart of New York City’s Meatpacking District.
Adrienne Albert is nationally recognized as one of the foremost marketing and sales experts in residential real estate. With her firm, The Marketing Directors, Ms. Albert has been personally responsible for the marketing and sales of over $30 billion in residential sales. Over the past 30 years, The Marketing Directors has served dozens of clients on a wide range of projects, from single family homes to high density multi-use developments, in locations from Canada to Mexico, New York to California.
After earning a Master of Architecture degree from MIT, Adrienne was partner in an advertising agency in Toronto, Canada. It seemed counter productive to her that advertising would bring in bodies and sales found them unqualified leaving the developer at risk. Therefore, she founded The Marketing Directors in 1980, a truly full service marketing and sales organization specializing in new homes. The Marketing Directors brought a new vision of how real estate should be presented and sold. The service that was provided was also groundbreaking. Even today, The Marketing Directors, under Adrienne’s guidance, is known for an analytical approach to marketing, relying on facts rather than emotions and opinions.
Through her company The Marketing Directors, Adrienne and her team were the innovators that brought the notion of pre-selling to the residential real estate market. They were the first to introduce full size off-site furnished models, replicating true views, computerized building models, miniature furnished models, robots, interactive virtual presentations, international sales, computerized customer tracking systems, and customized outreach programs, all of which are now the industry standard. Newer innovations include instant resource tracking, advanced electronic customer and broker outreach systems, and innovative market analysis which utilizes advanced trending to ascertain future values.
In the mid-eighties, the firm expanded, accepting assignments along the east coast and Canada. The methodology was applicable to any market and success followed. Developing tracking systems that are diagnostic tools, pricing mechanisms that maximize return and a sales methodology specifically geared to high density onsite applications, The Marketing Directors catapulted to national leaders, and earned hundreds of awards for marketing and sales excellence. Additionally, sophisticated Inventory Release Programming allows developers to maximize the return from any property, be it for rent or for sale.
In 2009, Ms. Albert was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Home Builders’ National Sales and Marketing Council, and was named a Legend of Residential Marketing. She is the first woman ever to receive this accolade in the 17 year history of the award and is still the only woman to hold this coveted honor.
Adrienne was awarded Marketing Director of the Year from the NAHB in 1985, has earned Woman of the Year from the ABO of Greater New York in 1989 and 2001, The Emma Lazarus Award from the ABO in 1996 and 1999. She was Chairman and CoChair of the MIRM/NSMC awards in 1992 and 1993, Chairman of the Membership Committee of the NAHB in 1990 and 1991, Chairman of the NY Sales and Marketing Council in 1987 and 1988, MIRM awards Judge in 1992 and Prism Judge in 2009 and 2011. Additionally, she has received numerous additional awards for her service to the industry over the last 30 years.
Ms. Albert is a member of the Real Estate Board of New York, a MIRM since 1984, a Member of the Association of Real Estate Women, is a Governor of the ABO of Greater New York, is a member of the NAHB Sales and Marketing Council, a member of the Urban Land Institute, was an IRM II Course Instructor, an adjunct faculty member at NYU Real Estate Institute, has taught at Columbia University and Queens College and was re-elected for a second term to the Board of Governors of the Institute of Residential Marketing (IRM), and served as Vice Chairperson of the Institute of Residential Marketing. And, she is a licensed Fung Shui Design Professional.
Russell M. Artzt is Vice Chairman and co-Founder at CA Technologies (formerly Computer Associates). With more than 30 years of IT industry experience as a technology leader, consultant and executive, Russ also provides counsel in the areas of strategic partnerships, product development leadership, community and public affairs, and corporate strategy.
Russ co-founded CA Technologies (formerly CA) in 1976 and wrote the code for some of the company's first products. Throughout much of his career at CA Technologies, Russ served as executive vice president of research and development where he was instrumental in building the R&D, and field services organizations.
Prior to his current position, Russ served as executive vice president of Products, managing all product business units at CA Technologies, with particular focus on the integration of the company's industry- leading management software portfolio. Earlier, he led CA Technologies Security brand, overseeing all aspects of the company's award-winning security product line. Russ also ran the storage product line, successfully spearheading an organizational model that unified development, support and marketing within a brand unit.
Russ is a recognized expert in software development and project management. Russ serves as the Chairperson of the Advisory Board of Stony Brook University's Center of Excellence for Wireless and Information Technology (CEWIT) and is also a member of the Board of Directors for the Advanced Energy Research Group. In March 2008, Russ was inducted into the Long Island Technology Hall of Fame.
Russ is also active with many charitable organizations. He is a major supporter of North Shore University Hospital, was on the Board of the Feinstein Institute for many years, and continues to be a software advisor to the North Shore Hospital system. In addition, he is a member of the Queens College Foundation Board of Trustees where he received the President’s medal for his contributions to the College.
Russ attended the Bronx High School of Science, received a bachelor's degree in Mathematics from Queens College and a Master's degree in computer science from New York University.
Russ has recently retired from CA and now has a start-up Software company named Digital Associates focusing on the Digital Marketing and Digital transformation marketplace. Digital Associates is located in Smithtown, Long Island.
As CEO of LT Apparel Group, Richard Sutton leads a multi-million dollar global company focused on marketing high-quality childrenswear in the USA. Founded in 1958, this family owned business was a pioneer in sourcing apparel products overseas and establishing strong businesses with retailers across all tiers of distribution. The primary focus to grow the business today is licensing world-class brands like Adidas and Carhartt, and managing two national brands, French Toast and Healthtex, that are owned by the company.
Richard has a proven leadership track record and has over 30 years of experience driving sales growth in the apparel industry. But unlike many CEO’s in their teenage years, he started out unloading trucks at the company’s distribution center.
Here's a look at Richard's journey from LTAG’s loading dock to its CEO.
After graduating Brooklyn College in 1989 with a degree in Business Administration and Finance, Richard returned to the company to learn everything he could about the apparel industry. Four years later, Richard made his first trip to Asia as a buyer. After ten years of negotiating and buying from factories and suppliers throughout Asia, the Middle East and Africa, he made the move back to company’s headquarters.
In 1999, after leading a series of high volume, successful growth initiatives for the company, Richard was named CEO. His goal is to build a great company to benefit the employees, its customers and the future generations.
In addition to his role as CEO, Richard is involved in and supports many charitable organizations. He serves on the Board of Directors for K.I.D.S, a non-profit organization that helps children in distressed situations. As a strong orthodox, Richard also serves on the Board of the Sephardic Community Center, a non-profit social service agency providing activities to perpetuate Sephardic heritage, culture and tradition.
Richard is a devoted family man who loves to spend his time with his wife and three children. Occasionally he is able to schedule in a tennis match, a pick-up game of basketball, a short run (New York City Marathon) or a sporting event. Most of all, Richard enjoys being with his family and close friends.
Ben Kartzman is CEO and co-founder of Spongecell, a leading ad tech company with offices across the United StaBen Kartzman is CEO and co-founder of Spongecell, a leading ad tech company with offices across the United States and Europe. Under Ben’s leadership, Spongecell has become one of the fastest-growing companies in the United States, offering brand advertisers a range of display, in-stream and mobile ad solutions. Before co-founding Spongecell, Ben worked at venture-backed Guidester (now part of RichRelevance) in product and business development. Prior to that, Ben worked in consulting, first at Bridgeline Software and then at Accenture. Ben graduated with honors from Carnegie Mellon with a dual BS in Human Computer Interaction and Information & Decision Systems.
Bradley Glassman founded Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. in May 2008 and serves as President, CEO and Chairman of the Board of this privately-held specialty pharmaceutical company. Medimetriks acquires, develops and markets innovative prescription skincare brands, primarily in the dermatology and podiatry markets. Mr. Glassman is also Founder of Perfero Pharma, Inc., a company established in March 2015 focused on addressing unmet needs in the gastroenterology and pediatric markets. Prior to his affiliation with Medimetriks and Perfero, Mr. Glassman served in various executive capacities, including as Senior Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Bradley Pharmaceuticals, Inc., a specialty pharmaceutical company that acquired, developed and marketed prescription and over-the-counter products in niche therapeutic markets, including dermatology, podiatry, gastroenterology and women’s health. Bradley Pharmaceuticals, whose common stock was traded on the New York Stock Exchange, was acquired in February 2008 by Nycomed US Inc. for approximately $350 million. Mr. Glassman serves on the Board of Directors of EmpiRx Health, a pharmacy benefit management company. He received his B.A. and M.B.A. from Tulane University.
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