The Inc. Leadership Series - Grand Rapids
December 5, 2012 |
University Club Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids, MI
Connect with 50 business leaders over breakfast and hear from Paul Spiegelman, co-founder and CEO of both The Beryl Companies, on how his unique leadership style and business model has attracted intense interest from clients, investors and other CEOs. Inc.'s own Bo Burlingham will then impart his wisdom on how to shape your company to fit your vision.
You will return to your office inspired and ready to lead your company to where you want it to be!
Event Schedule, Transportation and Other Information
Event Schedule:Location: 10th Floor of Fifth Third Bank Building
Meeting Room:Main Dining Room
7:30am - Registration Opens/Networking Breakfast
8:00am - 2 Keynote Speakers
9:15am - Coffee Break
9:30am - Panel Discussion
10:20am - Coffee Break
10:35am - Audience Workshop
12:00pm - Program Ends
Parking Information:Driving to the Parking Lot.
Discounted Parking - $1.25 per half hour(Cash or Credit Card)
Please remember to take your ticket and bring it to registration. We will stamp your ticket to enable you to receive the discounted parking. When you depart the parking lot, please give the ticket to the attendant when exiting and you will receive the discounted rate.
Directions to the Venue.
In 1997, Ron joined SEI as the company's first manager. Three years later, he was promoted from Sales Manager to Vice President of Sales. In July 2002, Ron was named President. Through his leadership, SEI has generated double digit revenue growth per year, expanded into eight new states and opened seventeen new regional offices. Ron has helped SEI define its market and create a unique culture for employees. His commitment to creating opportunities for the achievement of employee's personal, professional and financial goals has led to the outstanding individual and team performances, resulting in individual and company success. Ron is an active member of the Young President's Organization (YPO) and is currently serving as the local chapter chair. In 2007, he was honored as one of the "Forty under Forty" Business Leaders in West Michigan for his leadership and community involvement. Ron received his BA in Secondary Education from Central Michigan University in 1992.
Paul Spiegelman is founder and chief executive officer of The Beryl Companies and co-founder of The Small Giants Community, a global organization that brings together leaders who are focused on values-based business principles. Paul is leading a unique, people-centric culture that has remarkably high employee and customer retention rates. Beryl has won nine “best place to work” awards, including being voted the #2 Best Medium Sized Company to Work for in America. Recently, Spiegelman was honored with the Ernst & Young 2010 Entrepreneur of the Year award. His views have been published in Entrepreneur, The Dallas Morning News, Inc. Magazine, Healthcare Financial Management, Leadership Excellence and many other noteworthy publications, as well as in his first internationally published book, Why is Everyone Smiling? The Secret Behind Passion, Productivity and Profit. His next book, written by Beryl employees, is called Smile Guide: Employee Perspectives on Culture, Loyalty and Profit.
Bo Burlingham is an editor-at-large at Inc. and the author of Small Giants: Companies That Choose to Be Great Instead of Big. He has also written two books with Jack Stack, the co-founder and CEO of Springfield ReManufacturing and the pioneer of open-book management. @BoBurlingham