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Thursday, October 5 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Pivoting: When to know it's time, and how to change direction

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The idea of pivoting our business model, our careers, or our personal lives can be very daunting. Often, we’re so absorbed in what we’re doing that we fail to see the warning signs that we should make a move.

Come by for a candid discussion on pivoting in the business world. How to be proactive, when to start preparing, what steps to take, and how to set goals to make sure you (or your organization) makes a smooth transition.

We’ll hear from some of Seattle’s business leaders who have successfully pivoted with their career or organization.


Moderators
avatar for Patrick Flaherty

Patrick Flaherty

Patrick most recently worked to grow alcohol ecommerce platform, Drizly, into 5 new markets across the US and Canada. As the face of Drizly in the Northwest, he was responsible for developing the Drizly brand in Seattle, Edmonton, and Calgary; locally scaling the footprint on bot... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Virginia Emery

Virginia Emery

Virginia Emery is founder and CEO of Beta Hatch, a pioneer in industrial insect production for animal feed. Virginia has a PhD in entomology from UC Berkeley and has had a decorated and diverse career in insects. Over the past decade she has worked on projects ranging from developing new controls for the Zika mosquito in Florida, to digging up bullet ant nests in Costa Rica. Beta Hatch was born from a... Read More →
avatar for Julia Freeland

Julia Freeland

Founder, REvolve YOU
Julia is the founder of REvolve YOU, a company dedicated to empowering women by helping them learn to thrive in change so they can reinvent their professional identities after taking time to be with kids. She is an accomplished speaker, leader, facilitator and people development... Read More →
avatar for Anh Nguyen

Anh Nguyen

VP of Customer Success, Koru, Inc.
Anh is the VP of Customer Success at Koru, the leader in predictive hiring. Koru applies predictive analytics and leading assessment science to measure the things that matter most to performance and delivers an easy-to-use application for more fair and unbiased top-of-funnel screening and selection. Koru is mobilizing the... Read More →
avatar for Derek Richardson

Derek Richardson

Derek Richardson is the CEO and Founder of Deako Smart Lighting, an IoT and Smart Home startup started in Seattle in April of 2015. He holds an MBA degree from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley, and received a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from the Queen’s... Read More →


Thursday October 5, 2017 6:00pm - 7:00pm
The Riveter 1517 12th Ave Suite 101, Seattle, WA 98122