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NY Friday Night Program 5-1-09


Friday May 1, 2009 Program


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When: 4:30-7:30 PM

New World Stages 340 West 50th St.


CE & 1 - 50th St. | BDE - 7th Ave. | NRW - 49th St.

Check-in: 4:30 PM
Welcome: 5-5:15 PM

Sponsored by werkadoo


5:15 - 5:30 PM | Tokumbo Shobowale, COO of the NYC Economic Development Corp.

Tokumbo Shobowale, COO NYCEDCTokumbo E. O. Shobowale is the Chief Operating Officer of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), the City's primary vehicle for promoting economic growth in each of the five boroughs. They work to stimulate investment in New York across industry sectors and broaden the City's tax and employment base, while meeting the needs of businesses large and small.  Tokumbo earned his Bachelor's degree from Stanford University, an M.A. at the Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs, and an M.B.A. at the MIT Sloan School of Management, earning each degree with academic distinction.
Panel: 5:30 - 6:15 PM | "Hacking the Job Search"

Deb Berman is the Managing Director of Justmeans, a social media platform in New York, where she helps corporate clients plan and implement social media and communications strategies. While working with her clients, Deb has developed successful strategies for identifying and retaining top talent.  She has also helped job seekers revamp their resume, cover letters, and job search strategies.  Prior to joining Justmeans, Deb was a consultant focused on increasing the capacity of non-profit organizations and also was the founder and Executive Director of Camp Starfish, a non-profit children's camp that was committed to a 1:1 camper to staff ratio.  Deb attended Colgate University where she received a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Education, Boston University, where she received an M.B.A., and Harvard University Graduate School of Education. Dr. Doug Hirschhorn is one of the premier peak performance coaches on Wall Street and holds a Ph.D. in Psychology with a specialization in Sport Psychology. Dr Doug is a regular contributor for CNBC, has appeared on NBC's "Today," Vh1's "The Fabulous Life" and currently hosts a weekly video blog for CNBC called "Office Hours With Dr. Doug."  Dr. Doug's client list includes elite athletes as well as many of the largest banks, hedge funds and financial institutions in the world.  Dr. Doug is the author of the forthcoming book 8 Ways to Great: Timeless Principles for Peak Performance On The Job and In Your Life (Putnam, 2010) and co-author of The Trading Athlete (Wiley, 2001).  Dr Doug can be reached at

Matt Wallaert

~ Behavioral psychologist at Thrive, offering financial advice for young people

~ Expert on decision making and how it affects satisfaction

~ Believes job seeking is about finding something you actually enjoy doing

~ Why he took his current job: "They said they'd give me the chance to help people. I accepted the job on the spot."

Thrive is the first on-line, 24/7 financial advisory for young adults. Thrive helps people in their twenties and thirties gain control over their financial lives by helping them figure out what to do with their money-aside from spending it.  Thrive was acquired by (Lending Tree) in February 2009.


6-7:30 PM

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