YEA! CEO Round Table 2019

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Name: YEA! CEO Round Table 2019
Date: February 6, 2019
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM EST
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

A unique opportunity to learn what it takes to be a CEO! Hear from local business leaders as they share their stories with students in our Young Entrepreneurs Academy about how they became the CEOs of impactful local businesses representing a variety of sizes and industries.

After they share their stories, students will ask the CEO's a variety of questions designed to help these middle and high school students better prepare to launch their own businesses over the course of the upcoming months.

Gary Romano, President & CEO, 
Civitas Strategies, Lynnfield, MA

Mr. Romano is an award-winning strategist, author, and adviser for nonprofit leaders and entrepreneurs whose work has helped grow national and regional organizations, move startups to stable state, and bring new ideas to market. He is the published author of two books, Small But Mighty, which is helping entrepreneurs to launch and grow nonprofit consultancies, and Lean Recruitment, an innovative system to cost-effectively recruit talent. Mr. Romano has been quoted in numerous online and print publications including The Boston GlobeInc. Magazine, and Monster.comMr. Romano is a SHRM Certified Senior Professional and has a Master’s in Urban Affairs and Planning from Virginia Tech and a Bachelor’s in Political Science from Stony Brook University.

Matt Genzale
, President
 Construction Management, Peabody MA

Matt Genzale is a graduate of Boston University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering. Matt has more than 16 years of experience in the commercial construction industry and has extensive experience in each of MRG Construction Management’s targeted commercial sectors. As principal of MRG Construction Management, Matt will manage all aspects of day‐to‐day business practices, finances, estimating duties, and operations. Additionally, Matt will also drive MRG Construction Management’s strategic positioning, marketing, and business development to create and cultivate lasting relationships throughout the industry.


 Cheryl Russo, Founder & CEO
Organizing by Cheryl, Lynn, MA
Cheryl loves organizing. She was that kid who always had an organized bedroom. But it wasn’t until early 2016 that she decided that it was her true calling. Cheryl loves the challenge of using space effectively and lives what she says; she has lived in more than a few apartments that were under 500 square feet. Therefore, she has spent a lot of time thinking about the use of space, and now can use what she learned to help others with their space.

Aum Trivedi, Founder/CEO

Derive Robotics, Andover, MA
 Aum is a YEA! 2016 graduate and was the student CEO semifinalist chosen to compete in the National Saunders Competition at RIT for his year.  He joined YEA! as an Andover High School junior looking to bridge the gap between middle and high school robotic competitions. Thus, Derive Robitics was born. Aum continues his robotics camps for young students during school breaks even as he juggles being a UMass Lowell Honors College sophomore in Engineering. He joins his 2016 YEA! mentor, Matt Genzale, on our CEO Roundtable Panel. 

About the Young Entrepreneurs Academy

The Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) is a 25-week after-school program that teaches middle and high school students how to open their own business.  During the program students brainstorm business ideas, write business plans, pitch those plans to a panel of investors for real money.  The CEO Roundtable is a signature event which allows YEA! students (11-18), to hear inspiring stories from local top CEOs.  This event helps our budding entrepreneurs, “connect the dots” between local businesses and the executives who lead them.
Event Media:
Springhilll Suites by Marriott Boston Peabody
43 Newbury St.
Peabody, MA

Date/Time Information:
Wednesday, Feb.6th
Contact Information:
Maria Terris
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