June 13th – CEO Roundtable Featuring Jeff Artzi

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Jeff Artzi, Founder of OOROO Automotive.

When/Where: June 13th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House


About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.


 
About Jeff Artzi

Jeff was the CEO of an 80-store automotive chain but the more he researched, the more he discovered that customers were looking for a better automotive services experience. Jeff bought his first shop—Vistoso Automotive (known today as OOROO Automotive)—to deliver an experience beyond what most shops offer. Every element of OOROO Automotive is built on Jeff’s obsessive focus on quality and hospitality.

May 9th – CEO Roundtable Featuring Stephanie Rising

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Stephanie Rising, Owner of The Rising Effect.

When/Where: May 9th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House


About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.


 
About Stephanie Rising
Stephanie Rising is a business coach and author who has helped over 100 small business owners achieve greater profitability (and sanity).

As an expert advocate for small business owners, she provides the objectivity, accountability, and problem solving abilities that have led many of her clients to award-winning achievement. Stephanie specializes in DISC behavioral analysis; strategic planning; performance benchmarking; and employee alignment. Her book, DISC: Leverage Your Nature, Increase Your Sales, is available on Amazon.

April 11th – CEO Roundtable Featuring Chuck Huckelberry

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Chuck Huckelberry, County Administrator for Pima County.

When/Where: April 11th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House


About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.


 
About Greg Teesdale
Mr. Huckelberry is a native Tucsonan. He graduated from Flowing Wells High School and earned a Bachelor of Science in Mining Engineering, as well as a Master of Science in Civil Engineering, from The University of Arizona. He is a Registered Professional Engineer and Registered Land Surveyor in the State of Arizona.

 

March 14th CEO Roundtable Featuring Greg Teesdale

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Greg Teesdale, CFO of Tempronics.

When/Where: March 14th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Reforma Cocina Y Cantina


About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.



About Greg Teesdale

Greg has been the CFO and/or COO of many technology companies, including Strongwatch, Andigilog, Sion Power, AuthenTec, SiCom, and Photometrics. As CFO, he has achieved successful exits of his companies to Apple, Roper Industries and other large corporations. Greg has also consulted with companies and served as board member assisting with M&A and business and operational strategy. Greg has an MBA from Arizona State University with a focus on Operations Management.

February 14th CEO Roundtable Featuring Aaron Eden

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Aaron Eden, COO of Moves the Needle.

When/Where: February 14th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House 


About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.


About Aaron Eden:

Aaron Eden created and rolled out a series of Lean Innovation workshops inside of Intuit. In the first year alone, after working with over 100 teams, insights and startups from the workshop accounted for hundreds of millions in new revenue.

Moves the Needle helps enterprises stay relevant by transforming their innovation capabilities from within. By conducting strategic engagements they help their clients shift their corporate culture to embrace appropriate risk taking, empowerment through application of repeatable innovation processes.

They tend to utilize Lean Startup, Design Thinking, Business Model Design and leadership development to accomplish these goals.

January 10th CEO Roundtable Featuring Ryan Flannagan

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Ryan Flannagan, CEO of Nuanced Media.

When/Where: January 10th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House 


About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.


About Ryan Flannagan:

Ryan Flannagan, CEO of Nuanced Media and former board member of Tucson Young Professionals, has championed the entrepreneurial spirit, providing a unique vision when conducting business consulting and strategic marketing campaigns. This has resonated well at Nuanced Media. Since starting the company six years ago, the firm has accumulated numerous awards and an international client base.

Ryan is passionate about thought leadership, sharing experiences and collaboration in the digital space. He utilizes his in-depth market analysis capabilities and understanding of complex technologies to provide candid direction that focuses on the bottom line.

December 13th CEO Roundtable Featuring Mitch Pisik

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Mitch Pisik, President and CEO of TM International.

When/Where: December 13th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House 


About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.



About Mitch Pisik:

Over the past 15 years, Mitch Pisik has been President and CEO of 4 Private Equity-owned Companies – 1 in New York, 2 in Texas, and 1 in Arizona.

He is also running TM International. TMI is one of Tucson’s largest manufacturers that is headquartered in Tucson. They manufacture and sell a vast array of innovative, trademarked, and licensed products – in 65,000 retail stores and in 84 countries.

Mitch Pisik

Mitch won the 2016 Leader of the Year from the Society of Human Resource Management and was a finalist for the 2016 and the 2015 Copper Cactus Business Leader of the Year for Southern Arizona.

Prior to being a CEO he held a multitude of Senior Level Executive positions for multi-billion dollar global companies including:

  • Novartis
  • Gerber
  • Newell Rubbermaid
  • Kraft

He is an active Board Member of several private, public, and not-for-profit companies. He has conducted business in over 3 dozen countries

November 8th CEO Roundtable Featuring Manny Teran

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Manny Teran, CEO of Aztera.

When/Where: November 8th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House 


About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.



About Manny Teran:

Mr. Teran, a successful entrepreneur, engineer, and businessmanHeadshot of Manny Teran, Aztera CEO, has nearly 15 years of direct operating experience in high technology companies, serving in technical, business development, and leadership roles. As a previous District Sales Manager for National Instruments and during his time with a large systems integrator, he has successfully led projects ranging from small data acquisition systems to multimillion dollar
aerospace and automotive test cells. Mr. Teran’s vast industry experience encompasses roles within the aerospace/military, industrial, clean tech, automotive, medical device, software, cloud computing, and electronic markets. Mr. Teran is able to harness his diverse background and leadership talents to develop and drive creative solutions to Aztera’s clients. Mr. Teran is a mechanical engineering graduate from the University of Arizona and stays active with the University of Arizona Alumni Association as part of the governing council.

Arts for All Talent Show

Arts for All (A4A) is holding its annual talent show on Saturday, July 23rd from 2PM to 3PM and TYP is very excited to be involved. There are many ways you can contribute to this great event including volunteer opportunities, or by simply just attending a great variety show filled with song and dance!

Here are the details:

WHERE: Pima Community College – West Campus – 2202 West Anklam Road, Tucson, AZ 85745

Volunteer Opportunity #1: On Friday, July 22nd (the day before the show), Arts for All needs a couple volunteers to help set up the art gallery. Time is to be determined.

Volunteer Opportunity #2: On Saturday, July 23rd (the day of the show) they will need help with signing people in and out of the venue. There will be 4 shifts with 2 people assigned to each. The shifts will be:

  • 8AM to 10AM
  • 10AM to Noon
  • Noon to 2PM
  • 2PM to 4PM

Volunteer Opportunity #3:  A4A needs 2 to 4 Ushers to show people to their seats for the show from 1PM to 2:30PM.

Just-for-Fun Opportunity! Attend the show! On Saturday, July 23rd from 2PM to 3PM. No RSVP needed for this opportunity, simply show up. It is $10 at the door.

Volunteer Opportunity #4: A4A needs 4 to 6 people to help clean up the gallery and back stage after the show from 3PM to 4PM Ushers to show people to their seats from 1PM to 2:30PM

We’re looking forward to having you join us that day!

~*~ If you cannot attend, but would like to donate to Arts for All instead, please donate by selecting our donation “ticket” option!!  100% of donations will go directly to Arts for All. ~*~

July 12th CEO Roundtable Featuring Mark DeBenedetti

Please join Tucson Young Professionals and listen to Mark DeBenedetti, CEO of DeBenedetti & Co.

When/Where: July 12th, 5:30-7:00pm @ Union Public House 

About CEO Roundtable:

Tucson Young Professionals holds a monthly CEO Roundtable as an avenue of professional development for our members and the community.

We ask our featured speaker to candidly speak for 30-35 minutes about their story of successes, pitfalls and laughs on their journey to becoming a successful leader.

The atmosphere is casual and conversational.

About Mark DeBenedetti:

Mr. DeBenedetti is a CPA and business consultant. A graduate of the University of Arizona, he holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis on Accounting and Finance. He also has a Series 65 license for financial and investment advising. Mark specializes in small business taxation and business management consulting. His valued clients range from individuals and small business owners to worldwide franchise operations in several countries and states. Mark is a Tucson native and enjoys being actively involved in the community. He has sat on the Board of Directors for several local organizations and charities and coaches little league and club baseball in his spare time. Mark founded our firm in September 2003.

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