The Wharton Club of Atlanta
is pleased to invite you to our
Donald Beamer, President & CFO of Monsieur
Martin Fleischmann, CEO & Co-Founder of Farrago Comics
Brian Hankin, Founder & Managing Partner of Minds for Hire
Seth Roseman, CEO & President of Payless Décor
Thursday, October 22, 2015
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hosted by Bill Ragland
271 17th Street NW, Suite 2400
Atlanta, GA 30363
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President & CFO, Monsieur
Donald is President and CFO of Monsieur, an Atlanta based hardware company dedicated to elevating your cocktail experience and building the largest technology platform for the sale, marketing and consumption of spirits. Prior to joining Monsieur he spent several years in financial services as an Institutional Relationship Manager at BlackRock, and most recently was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. Donald graduated from Georgia Tech in 2005 with a BS in Economics and from the Wharton School in 2013 with an MBA in Management and Marketing. He is also a CFA Charterholder with Retired Status.
CEO & co-founder, Farrago Comics
Marty is a veteran entrepreneur, guiding companies through several stages. He co-founded and ran online insurance lead generation firm MostChoice in 2000; it hit #80 on the Inc500 in 2006 and was #1 on Deloitte's Georgia Tech Fast 50, #4 in 2007, had a $10M run rate with 40% margins in 2008. He was a Catalyst Magazine Top 25 Atlanta entrepreneur three years in a row. Before MostChoice Marty spent a year at AutoTrader.com in its infancy in 1999, and before that seven years in management consulting in D.C. and Atlanta. He created EnergyFool.com in 2011-12 as an energy efﬁciency lead service, then in 2012-14 Marty was CMO at an online education company and consulted on marketing strategy for the C-level at the leading non-profit online university. Since mid-2014 he has focused on growing Farrago Comics, which aims to be the “Spotify for Comic Books”.
Marty founded and chairs the Atlanta Business Chronicleʼs 40 Under 40 Alumni Group, and as an active member of the 21st Century Leaders board helped bring them together to create and present the 20 Under 20 Awards. Marty earned a B.A. magna cum laude with distinction in Economics from Yale, where he was a coxswain on the heavyweight crew team, and has an MBA from Wharton Business School, where he was managing editor of the Wharton Journal, coxed, and was in the cast of the Wharton Follies.
Founder & Managing Partner, Minds for Hire
As soon as Brian heard the word “entrepreneur” as a young child, he knew that was his calling. He loves to create something from nothing, either within a company structure of on his own. He has been a part of creating more than 10 new-to-market companies and brands in his 20+ year innovation career.
Brian is a Managing Partner of Inflexion Innovation Center of Excellence, which helps companies launch new businesses and brands. He is also the Founder and Managing Partner of Minds for Hire, a marketing-focused staffing and recruitment company. Prior to that he founded and sold (r)evolution, an innovation and marketing strategy consulting company to Prophet where he served as a Partner and on the US Leadership Team.
As a marketing practitioner, he worked in the brand group at The Coca-Cola Company where he co-developed Dasani bottled water and managed the Barq’s, Mello Yello, and Mr. Pibb Brands. Brian holds an MBA with a focus on Marketing and Entrepreneurship from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA magna cum laude from Tufts University. He lives in Atlanta with his wife and three children.
CEO & President of Payless Décor
Seth Roseman has been the CEO and President of Payless Décor, a window treatment manufacturer, distributor and retailer, for the past 8 years. In 2007 he collaborated with investors to turnaround and grow the business. Prior to this Seth led the Digital Marketing and eCommerce functions at EarthLink. Seth is an experienced operator and marketer having led businesses and business units for 15+ years. He received an MBA from the Wharton School in 2002 and a BSE from the University of Michigan in 1995.
Bill Ragland, Sponsor
Partner at Womble Carlyle
As a leading technology lawyer, Bill Ragland provides strategic advice to technology based and technology dependent companies. Bill also helps companies in a diverse array of industries resolve business disputes. As a past president of the Atlanta Bar Association and the Atlanta Bar Foundation and as a current member of the State Bar Board of Governors, Bill is well known as a leader of the bar. Bill also serves on the Smithsonian National Board and the Board of Trustees of the Atlanta Youth Academy.