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NEAG Members work in a variety of industries, but share one thing in common. All members look out for other members. Help comes in many forms, and NEAG fosters a community spirit to all participants.

Members are willing to share their experiences and ask for help. Interested in joining NEAG contact us today!

Ted Pizzo

Ted Pizzo

Founder

Ted Pizzo founded NEAG in 2004 to help collaboration among regional executives. Since NEAG was created, the group has blossomed to over 1,000 members and continues to grow its membership and regional footprint. Ted also works at Lockton Companies as Managing Executive where he remains committed to listening to others in order to help them achieve their stated objectives. Ted enjoys the outdoors, particularly hiking with his dog and running.

Len Wysocki, PhD

Len Wysocki, PhD

Lecturer and Consultant

Dr. Len Wysocki is a licensed Psychologist and Consultant in Executive Coaching, Management Training and Organizational Development. He consults and privately practices in the Northeast Region. Dr. Wysocki has held a variety of generalist, specialist and executive positions in Human Resources and Organizational Development within several Fortune 500 organizations since 1978.

Kari McLeod

Kari McLeod

Financial Planner for Women

Kari is a financial planner geared towards helping women in all stages of their life secure a financial future. She uses her experience and reputation to focus on providing the utmost attention and service to her clients based on dedication, approachability, and execution.

Swadhi Sreenivasan

Swadhi Sreenivasan

Human Resources Professional

Human Resources Professional with excellent organizational, communication and financial management skills that recently started as a Benefits Analyst at Women’s Health USA with the help of the NEAG network. Ms. Sreenivasan landed her role due to a career filled with attention to detail, a strong work ethic and work experience in recruitment, benefits and payroll administration. She is truly happy in her new position and loves her organization.

Karen Perham-Lippman

Karen Perham-Lippman

Corporate Social Responsibility Leader

Dynamic, award-winning, mission-driven leader, motivator and communicator with a passion for creating partnerships with a focus on social impact. Experience in academic, government, non-profit and public-sector settings.

Michael Rosen

Michael Rosen

Franchise Consultant & Coach

Michael Rosen provides consulting and coaching to individuals that want to own a business, whether in transition or currently working, by matching them to a franchise that meets their needs. Michael brings over 35 years experience with established corporations and entrepreneurial ventures, including 22 years in executive positions.

David Kelley

David Kelley

IT Manager

David Kelley is an experienced Information Technology Leader. He recruits and manages high-performing technology staff with which he works to deliver maximum value for a mid-sized organization’s IT infrastructure dollar.

Tammy Martin

Tammy Martin

CFP

Tammy has spent her career strategically positioning fast growing companies for success. Her experience with mergers and acquisitions has resulted in the successful sales of small to mid-market firms at sales prices up to $56 million. She draws industry experience from firms engaged in technology, distribution, life science, manufacturing and public accounting. Tammy has built and led high performing teams comprised of 3-20 team members in the areas of accounting, finance, IT, legal, HR, marketing and operations.

Dean Jorgensen

Dean Jorgensen

Business Development Executive

Dr. Dean Jorgensen is Vice President of Sales and Capture Management at Zodiac Parachute & Protection. An aeronautical engineer, operations executive and entrepreneur, Dean brings invaluable experience to the aerospace industry.

Devyn P. Kittle

Devyn P. Kittle

Designer

Devyn Kittle is a NEAG success story with a passion for driving individuals and companies to reach their true potential. He is a CCSU alum with a devotion to his community.

Joseph M. Busher

Joseph M. Busher

Partner, Jackson O'Keefe, LLP

Joseph M. Busher is a partner at Jackson O’Keefe, LLP. Jackson O’Keefe, LLP was co-founded by a former insurance Commissioner and has received the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer-review rating. Let Jackson O’Keefe defend your business or your insureds, and address your insurance coverage matters.

Carlene T. Armetta

Carlene T. Armetta

Chief Marketing Leader

Carlene T. Armetta is a story-teller focused on listening and understand business problems. She conceptualizes outcomes, leverages data, translates insights and drives solutions to deliver results and differentiation.

Tyler J. Rine

Tyler J. Rine

Communications Leader

Tyler J. Rine is a creative and communications leader focused on design, advertising and branding. He has over 13 years experience delivering solutions that connect and inspire action.

Christine A. Fitzgerald

Christine A. Fitzgerald

Marketing Leader

Christine A. Fitzgerald is a marketing, communications, branding and public relations leader with a practical “roll up your sleeves” approach to business. She provides superior performance to public and private companies within a range of business models from startups to large corporations in the healthcare and financial services industries.

Tom Evangelista

Tom Evangelista

Consultant

Tom Evangelista is a seasoned operating executive and consultant focused on structuring and positioning companies and brand portfolios for profitable growth, and creating stakeholder value and wealth in the process.

Stacey Zackin

Stacey Zackin

Life Balance & Organizational Effectiveness Coach.

Stacey Zackin partners with individuals & organizations to create simple but stimulating strategies for success thru one-to-one coaching & group workshops.

James Locker

James Locker

Managing Principal

James Locker is a CEO, operating partner, board member and consultant to consumer/industrial durable product and B2B/C businesses with $20m-150m of sales. He focuses on new product, pricing, speed-of-execution, factory output and cashflow.

Mike Bigda

Mike Bigda

Operations Executive

Mike Bigda is an operations executive who dramatically improves organizational performance resulting in increased productivity, product quality, profitability and customer and employee satisfaction ratios. He specializes in the insurance and software industries.

Ruth Kustoff

Ruth Kustoff

Principal, Knowledge Advantage

Ruth Kustoff is Principal of Knowledge Advantage. Knowledge Advantage supports companies of 250 or more employees to develop a learning strategy that aligns to organizational goals. This supports employee development and ensures performance goals are met. Knowledge Advantage provides expertise in strategic planning, elearning, program planning and curriculum design.

Carolyn Sorkin

Carolyn Sorkin

President, University Passport

Carolyn Sorkin runs the college consulting firm University Passport. 27 years in higher education give her an insider’s view of the application process. She helps students find best-fit schools and prepare compelling materials.

John Bova

John Bova

Business Development Executive

John Bova is a Business Development and Senior Executive with experience in industrial manufacturing with niche technical products for company sizes of under $100MM of revenue. He has exponentially grown 4 privately held companies and positioned them for sale through process improvements-operational excellence-sales and marketing strategy. Currently John is a Director of Business Development for a Private Equity firm.

Andy Fleischmann

Andy Fleischmann

President and CEO

Andy is President and CEO of Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters. NBBBS provides children facing adversity with mentoring relationships. Andy works on strategic initiatives to expand the children served and enhance the programs for mentors.

Mike Katz

Mike Katz

Finance Leader

Mike is a finance leader for law firms and corporate legal departments who is seeking new opportunities. He collaborates with partners and administrators to develop profitable alternative fee arrangements and optimize overhead expenses. Mike handled pricing, financial planning and analysis, and treasury functions for two $1B global law firms. Mike is currently affiliated with SB2 Consultants.

Luc Deslauriers

Luc Deslauriers

Franchise Consultant

Luc Deslauriers provides consulting and coaching to individuals in transition who are looking to enter the entrepreneurial world and those who are currently employed and are looking for income diversification.

Eileen Anderson

Eileen Anderson

Sales Executive

Eileen Anderson is a Sales Executive for Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in New England with 20 years of experience in IT technical and B2B solution sales for enterprise and SMB markets. She provides clients with complete e-business solutions to enhance their profits, which includes network security & compliance consulting, network infrastructure services, and hardware/software solutions.

Jean Stratton

Jean Stratton

Company Wellness Advisors, LLC

Jean B Stratton, MPH, RDN, works with small to mid-sized companies to create, customize and implement a companywide wellness plan to keep employees healthy, improve productivity and reduce absenteeism.

Mike Goss

Mike Goss

Consultant, Fiduciary Investment Advisors, LLC

Fiduciary Investment Advisors, LLC is an independent, employee owned, investment consulting firm that works with fiduciary clients, including retirement plan sponsors, institutions, non-profit organizations and wealth advisory services. We provide customized investment advisory services to assist our clients in achieving their investment objectives while fulfilling their fiduciary obligations. Our sole allegiance is to our clients.

Alysia Benninghoff

Alysia Benninghoff

Founder, Competitive Strategic Insights

Founder of CSI, Competitive Strategic Insights, Alysia digs deep to uncover and decipher what’s really on the minds of key competitors, customers & consumers, delivers strategic business insights and provides clear recommendations and solutions, drawing on her extensive marketing, branding & innovation experience.

Greg Graham

Greg Graham

Sales Leader

Extensive hands-on revenue generating leader with team performance success. Support enterprise software and capital equipment solutions for Fortune 500 and private technology and manufacturing companies. Increase revenues through collaborative leadership, territory expansion, client retention, product development, exceeding sales quotas, and more. Decisive, motivational leader, and excellent communicator.

Brian Mailhot

Brian Mailhot

Quality Manager

Brian Mailhot is an experienced quality manager, quality improvement specialist and ISO 9001 quality systems expert.

David Joslin

David Joslin

Owner, WebLight Media

As owner of WebLight Media, David has a passion for helping small to midsize businesses grow. WebLight Media is an online marketing and design agency focused on creating bold and innovative solutions that build a strong online presence. We take the time to understand the business reasons for your web presence and develop smart, creative campaigns that help your company shine online.

Judi Sbona

Judi Sbona

Recruiter

Judi Sbona is a professional recruiter with more than 15 years of full life cycle recruitment experience. She specializes in retained executive search, contingency arenas and corporate/in-house settings.

Rick Mullins

Rick Mullins

Operations

Rick Mullins manages CCSU’s Institute of Technology and Business Development. The ITDB is in the business of workforce (talent) development, process & productivity enhancement, conferencing, business incubation and economic development.

Rosemary O'Neill

Rosemary O'Neill

Co-Owner, Kin Media

Rosemary O’Neill co-owns Kinetic Media, a full-service video production company in Hartford, CT. Kinetic Media works with you to enhance your company website or improve your communications with video. She is always looking for new ideas and opportunities.

Christopher Boutin

Christopher Boutin

Financial Professional

Christopher Boutin is a “Big 4″ trained progressive financial professional specializing in accounting, treasury, audit and compliance. He has extensive expertise in operational responsibilities including P&L, strategic planning, A/R valuation and financial management.

Jenna B. Clarke

Jenna B. Clarke

Creative Entrepreneur/Customer Service

Jenna Clarke is considered an expert Energy practitioner/teacher, and an insurance producer. She is an attentive listener, uses detailed brainstorming, and implements creative solutions, to get people successful solutions. Jenna also has a Nursing, and multi-language translation background.

John Myers

John Myers

Sales & Business Consultant

John Myers has spent many successful years selling in corporate America and in 2004, decided to move into a sales and sales consulting role helping smaller businesses with their basic sales processes. Given his broad experience (and a great sense of humor so his friends say), John provides the fundamentals in helping entrepreneurs take their business to the next level. Call if you would like a free consultation to learn more about how John might be able to help you! Always enjoy chatting over a coffee!

Tim Collins

Tim Collins

Sales Leader

Tim Collins is an experienced sales representative and sales engineer. He helps companies succeed in Connecticut and the greater New England area.

John Bourget

John Bourget

CEO, Witan Intelligence

John Bourget is CEO of Witan Intelligence, a marketing strategy and research firm, specializing in focus groups and surveys. He is black belt six sigma/lean certified and has over 27 years helping clients “Know to Grow!”

Joe Duggan

Joe Duggan

Marketing Communications Professional

Joe is a marketing communications professional, experienced with Fortune 100 companies and start up organizations. He has served in a wide range of capacities, ranging from copywriter to Vice President. In addition, Joe has been involved with a number of local non-profit and for-profit organizations as a both a board member and an advocate.

John Nesco

John Nesco

Operations Leader

John Nesco is a dynamic operations leader recognized nationally for driving large scale cultural change and process improvement that creates organizational effectiveness, revenue growth, and profit margin. Award winning results in the areas of mid and large scale change management, business process reengineering, infrastructure evaluation, technology integration, and employee development. Vast experience spans start-ups, mergers and acquisitions, mature organizations, and business turnarounds.

Christopher Olson

Christopher Olson

Attorney

Christopher Olson is an experienced attorney & veteran with expertise negotiating and managing domestic/international contracts, conducting investigations, advocating for my clients, and ensuring legal/regulatory compliance.

James A. Fried

James A. Fried

Financial Analyst and Consultant

James A. Fried brings nearly 25 years of financial experience, covering many industries including manufacturing, consumer products and venture capital. His expertise in in areas such as credit/collections, cash/treasury management, mergers and acquisitions, budgeting and risk management.

Robert E. Butler

Robert E. Butler

Director Sales

Robert E. Butler has over 25 years of experience designing casualty (workers’ compensation and liability) claims management programs for risk management, government, insurance company, and self-insured clients. He is a consultative C-suite business development executive with value proposition services improving clients claim service results.

Deborah Krawiec

Deborah Krawiec

Founder, Arrow Career Consulting, LLC

Deborah Krawiec, Founder and Principal Career Management Consultant of Arrow Career Consulting, LLC, has worked with numerous individuals, expanding a wide range of ages, explore career options and manage successful career/job transitions. Deb, is a National Certified Counselor who brings over 20 years of experience to her practice. Services Include: Career Counseling/Consulting, Resume Development, Cover Letter Assistance, Interviewing and Networking Skills, Salary Negotiations, Career Assessments, Customized Seminars, Program and Project Management.