New Riff Distilling
On November 30, 2017 hear how four Cincinnati CEOs are breaking down barriers to disrupt the status quo in three distinct industries.
Reserve your seat now for this afternoon social and learning event, hosted at Newport's family-owned distillery, New Riff.
Get to know other Goering Center members and attendees over fine Kentucky bourbon and hors doeuvres before Wendy Lea, CEO of Cintrifuse, leads a panel discussion between presidents Doug Hall of Brain Brew Ventures, Rodney Williams of LISNR and Steve Anevski of Upshift.
Hear how they cleared their personal and professional hurdles and drew on their past experiences to build new businesses, and create new opportunities, in the tri-state.
Register today to connect with others who are facing down the challenges of running a business. See you at New Riff! #BreakingBarriers
Wendy Lea, CEO, Cintrifuse
Wendy is CEO of Cintrifuse, a public-private partnership that enables promising high-growth startups to prosper in Cincinnati. She is a member of C200 and Cincinnati Women's Executive Forum.
She has delivered business solutions in 30 countries and brings a worldly point of view to digital innovation and her entrepreneurial pursuits. OnTarget, Stratify and Get Satisfaction are three of her many leadership successes. In 2012 and 2013, Wendy was recognized as a Women of Influence in both Silicon Valley and San Francisco. She currently serves on two non-profit boards: The Health Collaborative and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and is on the board of venture-backed Xyleme.
Cintrifuse CEO Wendy Lea has delivered business solutions in 30 countries.
LISNR founder and CEO Rodney Williams is a "disruptor" in every sense of the word.
Doug Hall, CEO, Brain Brew Ventures
Doug Hall is an inventor, researcher, and author. A chemical engineer by education rising to the rank of Master Marketing Inventor at Procter & Gamble. He has been named one of America's top innovation experts by A&E Top 10, Inc. Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Dateline NBC, CNBC, CIO Magazine, and the CBC.
In 1986 Doug founded what is now known as the Eureka! Ranch — a team of inventors, educators, and software designers who enable the Innovation Engineering movement, helping top brands including Nike, Walt Disney, American Express and more. Doug is also the Founder & CEO of Brain Brew Distilling, a craft distillery focused on the creation of scientific spirits. Brain Brew has a partnership with Edrington Distillers of Scotland to take Brain Brew Whiskeys & Rums to market. The company's motto is, "Some call us the crazy ones...and we're okay with that."
Rodney Williams, Founder & CEO, LISNR
Rodney Williams is founder and CEO of LISNR, a new communication protocol that uses high frequency “data over audio” technology to connect to smart devices. A 2013 Adage Top 40 under 40, 2015 Upstart100 and TechStars Alum, this former Pamper’s brand manager secured three patents for P&G before the age of 27 and is known for being the company’s first marketer to co-write digital patents. A “disruptor” in every sense of the word, Rodney shook things up at Lockheed Martin and Department of Energy after earning four degrees by the tender age of 24. He joined the University of Cincinnati’s Board of Trustees in March and is a helping to put Cincinnati on the tech start up map.
Steve Anevski, CEO & Co-Founder, Upshift
Steve Anevski is CEO and co-founder of Upshift, a digital on-demand marketplace that connects workers with businesses in real time for hourly shifts. Upshift is disrupting the $160 billion temporary staffing industry through the use of technology like never before. A lawyer by education, he has successfully launched ventures in the hospitality, salon, IT and real estate sectors before launching Upshift.
Prior to Upshift, Steve owned and operated multiple bars and restaurants in the Cincinnati area and also built out a real estate sales team that structured, brokered and organized over $1 billion worth of investment real estate transactions in over 30 States. A 2016 United Macedonian Diaspora Global 40 under 40, 2016 Brandery Alum and 2016 CoStar Power Broker, Steve is constantly exploring ways to push the envelope of what is possible.
When: November 30, 2017, 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
What: Panel discussion in a casual and social environment. Appetizers and refreshments provided
Location: New Riff Distilling, 24 Distillery Way, Bellevue, KY 41073
Who should come: Goering Center Core Members, Associate Members, Corporate Partners and anyone interested in the subject matter. Open to the public.
*Cost: Members: $59; Non-Members: $119
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