February 12, 2021 – Loyalty Program Pioneer James Feldman, Econ Update Bruce Hyde and Valentine Facebook App Sunita Mohanty

February 12, 2021 – Loyalty Program Pioneer James Feldman, Econ Update Bruce Hyde and Valentine Facebook App Sunita Mohanty

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James Feldman – Author of Shift Happens! Reinvent Yourself Using 3D Thinking

As we come out of the pandemic, the competitive differentiation
is going to be the customer experience. 

James Feldman is a globally recognized business advisor, mentor, innovation Sherpa, author, speaker, and serial entrepreneur, who has guided hundreds of companies and thousands of individuals around the world towards optimum performance levels. He advises companies on building strong customer-concentric, innovative organizations that deliver transformational growth to achieve goals, overcome challenges, and think ‘inside the box’ to solve problems.  Over the span of his impressive 40 year career, Jim has had the pleasure of working with many Fortune 500 and industry leading companies including McDonalds, Disney, Toyota, Apple, Hyatt, Microsoft, Volkswagen, HP, AT&T, Audi, and Sears. He was named one of Incentive Magazines Top Innovators, along with the founders of Google. Jim was a pioneer in the creation of loyalty programs that offered more experiential elements so that redemption choices included individual incentive travel as well as branded merchandise. Individual travel became a half-billion-dollar distribution channel. Jim is considered the advisor and creator of individual incentive travel certificates for Hyatt, Marriott, Sheraton, United, American, and more.

Bruce Hyde – Partner, CCO and Wealth Advisor at Round Table Wealth Management

Tax increases are coming down the pike, and they could
be pretty significant.

Bruce Hyde is a Partner, Chief Compliance Officer and Wealth Advisor at Round Table Wealth Management and has over 30 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is responsible for advising clients on the full range of financial matters including investments, insurance, estate, gift and income tax issues as well as financial decision making. For the past 19 years, Bruce has been working closely with partners at major law firms, corporate executives and business owners to serve their unique financial planning needs. Bruce is a Certified Public Accountant, and began his career at a “Big 8” accounting firm. He later joined a large corporation and most recently a regional wealth management firm. He is a Trustee and Vice Chair of the Board of the Land Conservancy of New Jersey.

Sunita Mohanty – Product Lead, Tuned app by Facebook

Tuned addresses couples being able to create more of a spark
in their relationship!

In order to help romantic partners connect more deeply, even when times get tough, Facebook built Tuned. Whether you’re a new couple, newlyweds, or seasoned partners, nurturing your romantic relationship can be challenging. From texting to shared calendars, there are a number of ways for couples to stay in contact. However, nurturing your relationship is about more than just talking regularly– it’s about continuously strengthening the unique emotional connection that you have together. Sunita Mohanty leads the team creating Tuned – an app for couples to strengthen their relationships by Facebook New Product Experimentation. She has built products for startups, nonprofits and global public companies, most recently leading product teams at Oculus, Facebook Core Growth and as Director of Product at Lumosity. She is also a startup advisor, angel investor, and member of First Round Capital’s Angel Track community. She resides in the Bay Area with her family, and sits on the Board of Directors of SF-based Homeless Prenatal Program. Sunita holds a Bachelors in Business Administration from University of Michigan and an MBA and M.A. Ed from Stanford University.