Duane Roberts – Founder of Careerunleashed.com

Duane Roberts founded Careerunleashed.com (division of dRecruits), a website that combines the latest in web applications with employment search tools, to help people manage the job of the job search process in a simple, streamlined and more organized manner.

Prior to launching careerunleashed.com, Duane Roberts was a Senior Associate with the executive search firm Korn/Ferry International. While there, he was a member of the Associate Advantage Leadership Team, a core team that was leading the on-boarding for new Associates. Before joining Korn/Ferry, he worked for their RPO organization FutureStep, where he was responsible for providing full-life cycle recruitment services in a project and single search capacity. As part of the more than 70 offices worldwide for Korn/Ferry International, he handled Executive level search across a wide range of industries, companies and organizations. Mr. Roberts has close to 14 years experience in the search industry.

Duane earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara and he currently resides in Elk Grove, California.


THE SOCIAL MEDIA REVOLUTION-HOW CAN YOU BENEFIT? with Social Media Expert/Consultant, Aaron Friedman

Aaron Friedman (http://www.mycareerhighlights.com/aaronfriedman) is a creative and innovative technology pioneer with “get it done” attitude who enjoys digging deep to merge systems technology with sound business practices in reaching corporate goals; Implements pragmatic financial planning in presenting project options to decision-makers; Astute in planning and delivering the most effective solution completing projects on time and within pre-established budget parameters; Builds a respectful, positive relationship with staff instilling a top performance environment while remaining sensitive to team needs.

Aaron is now a full time Technologist, Entrepreneur, and Social Media Strategist who will be talking to Laurie about the importance of Social Media, Social Networking and Personal PR and Branding as it pertains to executive and professional employment search as well as how employee sourcing is being done and will be done in the future. His popular blog Aaron Friedman’s Works –Moving Business Forward with Technology http://livefromnj.com

Aaron Friedman
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Segment #3: Gary Stevenson, GLOBAL MFG GM – About Being Successful

Gary Stevenson, a global general manager, senior operations and HR management executive in global procurement, manufacturing, and distribution, shares one of his “best tails of success” and how this type of success can apply to situations in business today.


Segment #3 A Lee Blake Success Story

In our final series with Lee Blake–a 20 year executive manager with experience leading and managing product growth and development in technology-based industries, we will hear about one of Lee’s most exceptional (of his many) stories of business success.


Segment #2 with Gary Stevenson on his “Business Philosophy”–how it applies to today’s economy

Having built a program of Best in Class Customer Service and a state-of-the-art distribution center, Gary Stevenson is focused in crises and has an innate ability to attract and motivate staff to high-performance. Gary leads by example with high personal integrity and unquestionable dedication to his customers, shareholders, and corporate stakeholders.Moti


Segment #3: Mike Cooper – Success Story

Segment #3: Mike Cooper–Success Story. Mike is a Senior Executive with more than 15 years of experience improving sales, profit, and customer retention for mid-sized Business to Business companies and Fortune 500 level service industries. He is adept at creating a compelling vision, communicating to team members, getting buy-in from key stakeholders, mentoring, and motivating teams to peak performance. Mike leads by example and inspires others to achieve exceptional results with his strong work ethic, straightforward communication style and enthusiasm. He excels in turnaround situations, reorganizations, and acquisitions. Mike is a results-oriented, visionary and pragmatic leader, who is proficient in goal setting, benchmarking, measuring, and implementing successful growth strategies.


Segment #2 with Lee Blake: “About Lee’s Business Philosphy”

Lee Blake is a creative executive who leads teams to high performance levels and grows the business through leveraging existing revenue sources. He is also an “only results-driven” manager experienced in dealing with the unique challenges facing technology companies. In post with Adept Technology, he grew the divisional revenues from $12.5 million to $22.9 million in two years.


Segment #1: Introduction to Gary Stevenson, Global Manufacturing Management and Operations Executive

Mr. Gary Stevenson is an experienced Executive in Operations, General Management, Executive Leadership, and Human Resource Management roles in global procurement, manufacturing, and distribution. He is skilled at negotiating divestures, acquisitions, and favorable contract terms. He has identified business development opportunities and implemented strategic plans to increase profits and expand market share. He built a program of Best in Class Customer Service and a state-of-the-art distribution center. He is focused in crises and has an innate ability to attract and motivate staff to high-performance. Gary leads by example with high personal integrity and unquestionable dedication to his customers, shareholders, and corporate stakeholders.


Segment #2: Mike Cooper – Business Philosophy

Segment #2: Mike Cooper’s Philosophy – Mike Cooper is a business development/turn around executive, multi-location general manager, and operations Senior Executive with more than 15 years of experience improving sales, profit, and customer retention for mid-sized Business to Business companies and Fortune 500 level service industries. He is adept at creating a compelling vision, communicating to team members, getting buy-in from key stakeholders, mentoring, and motivating teams to peak performance. Mike leads by example and inspires others to achieve exceptional results with his strong work ethic, straightforward communication style and enthusiasm. He excels in turnaround situations, reorganizations, and acquisitions. Mike is a results-oriented, visionary and pragmatic leader, who is proficient in goal setting, benchmarking, measuring, and implementing successful growth strategies.


Segment #1: Introduction to Lee Blake, Executive Leader- Startups/Turnarounds, Industrial Automation

Lee Blake offers an exceptional record of leading technology-based product businesses to growth and profitability. He is skilled in strategic initiatives and tactical execution. Offering a powerful combination of an MBA degree with a focus in marketing and finance and an electrical engineering degree with a concentration in control systems, software engineering, and electrical system design, Lee Blake is a creative thinker who leads teams to high performance levels and grows the business through leveraging existing revenue sources. He is a results-driven executive who can provide intensive experience in dealing with the unique challenges facing today’s technology companies.