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Robert Arnold

President & Principal, RHA Results LLC

Kathryn Cartini

CMO, Upstate Venture Connect
CEO, Peacock Media

John Hawkins

Vice President, Paramax Corp.
President, Benchview Management Corp.

Andrew Scheinman

CEO, Nidus BioSciences
Principle & Owner, Scheinman Law

Feb 15

Robert Arnold

Mr. Arnold is an accomplished President and Board Director with over four decades of international experience driving revenue growth and spearheading operational excellence for Rotork PLC, a group of industrial engineering companies serving the oil/gas, power, municipal, mining, and industrial markets. He drove new market penetration, built high-performing motivated teams, aligned business strategy and processes with corporate vision, and delivered on expectations.

His expertise includes strategic planning, finance, P&L management, negotiations, risk assessment and mitigation, engineering, process controls, automation, manufacturing, health & safety, customer service, and executive mentoring.

Currently the President of RHA Results, Mr. Arnold is focused on helping individuals and companies to develop and implement strategies in line with their vision. He works with his clients on the development of strategic planning, business plans, product development, team building, market definition, pricing, establishment of measured goals, and steps for funding.

Mr. Arnold received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University, as well as a Master’s degree in Nuclear Engineering from Penn State University. Additionally, he earned a Senior Executive Certificate in Global Economics, Strategy, and Leadership from the London Business School.

Fri 26

Kathryn Cartini

Ms. Cartini is a social entrepreneur with a passion for sharing stories. After graduating from Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications, she began to pursue her interests in marketing, media, and empowerment. In 2011, she began Peacock Media, a boutique inbound marketing and creative content firm that specializes in working with startups and venture capital firms throughout the northeast. Ms. Cartini also serves as the CMO for Upstate Venture Connect, which aims to create a regional, sustainable environment for business growth. Additionally, to advance entrepreneurial and economic opportunities for women, she also works as an Associate Partner at Chloe Capital.

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John Hawkins

Mr. Hawkins is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of diverse business experience. He has expertise in the areas of strategic growth, operations and operational efficiencies, and business advisory services with both publicly traded and privately held organizations. He currently holds the positions of president of Benchview Management Corporation, a management consulting firm providing business advisory services to executives in both publicly traded and privately held organizations; and vice president with Paramax Corporation, a boutique investment banking firm, focused primarily on sell-side M&A transactions for companies with enterprise values ranging from $5 million to $500 million.

He is the founder and former president of Employer Services Corporation, a nationally recognized human resources outsourcing firm. As a result of his vision and leadership, the company, which started in the fourth-bedroom of his home, completed 2013 with sales of approximately $260 million. Mr. Hawkins sold his interest in 2013. He is the former vice president of Computer Task Group (NASDAQ: CTG), a $400 million publicly traded technology-consulting firm (Forbes America’s Top 200 Best Small Companies in 2009).

Honors include recognition by INC Magazine and WNY’s “40 Under Forty.” Mr. Hawkins is a registered Investment Banking Representative and holds FINRA Series 62, 63, and 79 licenses. He also holds a degree in Business Administration from SUNY Buffalo.

Feb 06

Andrew Scheinman

Dr. Scheinman is a serial entrepreneur and lawyer with vast experience in the life sciences. He has over 30 years of experience in a variety of fields, ranging from molecular biology to patent law. Through his work with startups and business consulting, Dr. Scheinman is frequently able to utilize his expertise and combine his interests. Serving as CEO of Nidus BioSciences is Dr. Scheinman’s latest project. Nidus began as a facet of the University of Rochester, but has since transitioned to a free-standing commercial enterprise. There, Dr. Scheinman helps with technology licensing, IP strategic planning, scientific development, and general practices relating to business growth. Additionally, he is Principle and Owner of Scheinman Law, consulting with university and private business clients on business tactics regarding IP matters.

In addition to his own ventures, Dr. Scheinman takes on various consulting projects. In 2013 alone, he helped guide GradFly and StrongArm Technologies (two Rochester-based ventures) through the stages of business development. He has also served as a coach for the National Science Foundation’s I-Corps Program, a mentor at HTR Launchpad in Rochester, and has given presentations on science, entrepreneurship, and IP throughout the state of New York.

Dr. Scheinman holds a B.S. in Biochemistry from University of Illinois-Urbana, a Ph.D. in Biology and Molecular Biology from UCLA, and a J.D. from California Western School of Law.