Staffing for Entrepreneurial Success

March 5, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm America/New York Timezone
Constant Contact - 3rd Floor - Great Room

Entrepreneurs’ Network


ENET Member Rate – Free
MDG Member – $15.00
Non-ENET Member Rate – $20.00
Student – $10.00

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PRE-MEETING DINNER at 5:15 PM (sharp) at Bertucci’s, Waltham

You have a startup, you need more people. Where do you start? This panel discussion is exactly for you. Staffing properly can make or break your company. In this dynamic session, we discuss topics including: developing a staffing plan, the benefits of an organizational chart, the different types of staffing, and recruiting strategies. Then we will discuss retaining employees; benefits and compensation plans, creating team culture, managing growth, and communication.

These discussions will focus on real world examples from seasoned entrepreneurs, equity partners, and recruiters.


6:30-7:30 PM – Registration & networking
7:30-7:40 PM – ENET Chairman’s announcements
7:40-7:55 PM – E Minute – Up to 3 Startup companies’ presentations
7:55-8:45 PM – 4 expert speakers on the night’s topic
8:45-9:00 PM – Audience / Speakers Q & A
9:00-9:30 PM – Final networking includes meeting presenting speakers

A question and answer session follow the presentation, and panelists will be available afterward for responses to individual questions. As with every ENET meeting, you will also get the chance to network with the panelists and other meeting attendees, both before the start of the meeting and afterward.


Garry Bear, Dynamic & Innovative Engineering Leader

Entrepreneurial and innovative technology Leader (CTO, VP, Director) with proven leadership of creating and implement product roadmaps that engage customers and grow the business. Successfully lead organizations through market, technology, and people changes to achieve growth, as well as operations integration via acquisitions and mergers. A collaborative leader with a pragmatic approach on coaching teams into high performing agile behavior. My passion is driving business change with technology innovation and team-building, driven by revenue and profitability objectives.

Garry has held leadership roles at EXFO, Always There Homecare, Axeda, Percussion Software, Cymfony Technologies, Saba, Kronos, and Octave Communication.

Praveen Sahay, Founder & Managing Director, WAVE Equity Partners

Praveen is founder and managing director at WAVE Equity Partners, which invests in innovative high growth companies in the energy, food and water industries. Typical investment amounts in a company, across 2-3 rounds, are $10-20M. Praveen is a graduate of The University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Michaun Fowler, CEO/President HR TROOPS

Experienced entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working as a Human Resource professional. Skilled in Organizational Management, Training, Coaching, Sales, Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Team Building, Staffing and Recruiting. Strong business development professional with experience in E Learning platforms and Social Media marketing. Goal is to help small to mid-size companies lay a solid foundation focused on compliance and professional development.

Tyler Pearl, Recruiting Manager, The Davis Companies

I lead our New England Engineering Recruiting Division at the DAVIS Companies. We place Embedded Software Engineers, Software Quality Engineers, User Interface Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Firmware Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Quality Engineers, and Engineering Executives in medical device, robotics, defense, and consumer electronics. Our niche recruiting focus enables us to connect top engineering talent with some of the most innovative technology companies in the area.

Tyler is a graduate of Saint Michael’s College.

Moderator and Organizer:

Dan Skiba, President & CEO GOT Interface, Vice Chair Boston ENET

As a Product Development Executive, I provide strategic leadership in product innovation and managing global teams, delivering award winning products to the international market. My ability to problem solve, direct the entire product development lifecycle and gain commitment to a common goal have driven faster release of products and market penetration.

By building synergies across engineering disciplines, I’ve designed products that result in 100% product utilization and seamless integration into customer environments. My skills in optimizing international resources has significantly reduced costs and streamlined production, delivering product excellence.

E-Minute Presentations will be given at the start of the meeting. These very short presentations enable young startup entrepreneurs to gain experience in presenting their summary business plans to expert panels and audiences.

Directions: Constant Contact is adjacent to RT 128 / 95 at Exit 28B.
Reservations: Please register at ENET Constant Contact meetings are free to ENET members and $20 for non-members. No reservations are needed for the pre-meeting dinner. To expedite sign-in for the meeting, we ask that everyone — members as well as non-members — pre-register online. Pre-registration is available until midnight the day before the meeting. If you cannot pre-register, you are welcome to register at the door.

REFRESHMENTS: Snacks and soft drinks will be served at the meeting