Event Detail

Work the Network (Members Only) (Ended)

Effective Use of Online Communities

Date, Time, and Location:
Wednesday, May 06, 2009 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
5:00 pm
UBS Tower, 1 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago, IL  60606   (Driving Directions)

CFA Society of Chicago Career Management Advisory Group presents:

Work the Network:
Effective Use of Online Communities

CFA Chicago Members-Only

Learn how to maximize online networking sites to advance your career, network, and share ideas. Hear David Cohen, Senior Account Executive from LinkedIn, share tips for job seekers about how to get in front of recruiters, and let Mike Walsh, CEO & Founder of Leverage Software, provide insight into social networking platforms and show you how CFA Chicago members can connect with their industry peers on the CFA Community.

Date and Location:
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
UBS Tower
1 North Wacker Drive
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Free to Members

5:00-5:30 p.m.: Registration/Networking
5:30-6:30 p.m.: Presentations
6:30-7:00 p.m.: Refreshments/Networking

CFA Society of Chicago Members - FREE*

Note: Though there is no fee for Members to attend, you must provide a credit card to guarantee space. If you fail to cancel or fail to show, there will be a $10 charge.

We require a credit card guarantee for ALL reservations.
(Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Diners Club are accepted)

For Reservations:
Register online below, or by phone: 312-251-1301

Cancellations accepted until 5:00 pm, May 5th. There is a $5 surcharge for walk-ins.

Attire is business casual.


David Alyn Cohen, Senior Account Executive, LinkedIn
Mr. Cohen joined LinkedIn in 2008 as Senior Account Executive out of the Central Region headquarters in Chicago, where he is responsible for overseeing relationships with LinkedIn's corporate customers in IL, OH, IN, TN, and KY. Mr. Cohen previously worked as a process and organizational design consultant for Accenture (formerly Andersen Consulting), with clients comprising Fortune 500 firms across nearly a dozen industries. While at Accenture, he was placed on the fast track to Partner before leaving to earn his M.B.A. from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. During this time, he worked as an Associate for the Private Equity firm New World Ventures (a venture capital joint venture with William Blair & Associates). Following school, Mr. Cohen joined Inforte Consulting, where he advised senior executives on customer strategy and growth management. His clients included smaller firms and privately-held companies in addition to many multi-national conglomerates such as AutoTrader.com and SportVision.

Mike Walsh, CEO & Founder, Leverage Software
As CEO & Founder of Leverage Software, Mr. Walsh drives vision and corporate innovation for the company. As a pioneer in Online Communities, he has been instrumental in developing revolutionary business applications for social networking, including sales lead generation, word-of- mouth marketing, employee recruitment, and brand-building. Prior to founding the company, Mr. Walsh was Co-Founder and Vice President of Sales at mvion, and Vice President of Sales and Business Development for Project Arena, which develops professional services automation applications to improve productivity and profitability of services organizations. Mr. Walsh holds an M.B.A. from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley and Columbia University.

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