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NYC: Career Development 101: Managing Adversity in the Entrepreneurial World

May 25, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT

Career Development 101: Managing Adversity in the Entrepreneurial World

Let’s get those entrepreneurial juices flowing! Join CMA for a panel moderated and curated by Scott Young, a veteran of the digital video space (Conversant, YuMe Video) along with Kenzi Wang (Traction Labs, Growthathon), Jodi Andrews (PHD East), John Nolie (batteryPop) as they discuss how to handle adversity in the entrepreneurial world. Scott and his colleagues know the pressure of achieving success – but what happens when something goes wrong? This panel will give you premiere insight into positive solutions and project management for your business endeavors. Come prepared to take notes as the panelists share stories and tips on how to navigate a work crisis and set your business up for success!


Date and Time: Wednesday, May 25th, 2016, 7:00 to 9:00pm
Location: The National Opera Center, 330 7th Ave, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10001


More about our speakers:  

Scott Young is a veteran of the digital video space, bringing over 10 years of experience from both the buyer and seller sides. Most recently, he built revenue and operations for SET media, which was acquired by Conversant in 2014. At Conversant, Young continued to develop the video offering as SVP of Video, overseeing product strategy, sales and marketing.  Previously, Young contributed to the launch of the YuMe video ad network, driving triple digit growth as the company went IPO.




Kenzi Wang is the CEO and Co-Founder of Traction Labs.

A serial entrepreneur with deep and proven experience in e-commerce, Kenzi is an alumni of both Y Combinator and 500 Startups. With Traction Labs, an advanced content marketing platform, Kenzi was able to lead the company to profitability within six month and secure several Fortune 100 clients.

Kenzi’s vast experience includes the founding of Growthathon — the first Growth Hackathon — which was a result of his experience as a leader in the hacker community. Kenzi graduated from Columbia University and remains active in advising startups around the world on product marketing fit and fundraising.


Jodi Andrews is the Director of Digital Investment at PHD East.

As the Director of Digital Investment for PHD East, Jodi oversees the digital investment for PHD’s clients such as GSK, Ferraro, Carnival and American Signature Furniture. She started in August of 2013 and has helped clients understand how best to spend their dollars to achieve efficiencies at the best performing KPI’s.




John Nolie is Co-Founder and Head of Partnerships for batteryPOP, a leading digital platform for kids’ video entertainment. In this role, John spearheads strategic relationships with youth entertainment brands, kid & family focused publishers and premium content providers featured across batteryPOP’s rapidly expanding network.

John joined batteryPOP from Saban Brands where he ran business development and digital ad sales for popular franchises such as Power Rangers, Digimon, Paul Frank and youth content aggregator His areas of expertise include multi-platform advertising, media planning and buying, and the development of integrated marketing campaigns. Previously, John held various sales and marketing positions at Fox News Channel and Time Inc, working with top brands to reach audiences across print, digital, social and mobile. 



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Non-Members: $25
Student Non-Members: $15.00, with discount code ‘STUDENT’.
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May 25, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT
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