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Staffing for Entrepreneurial Success

  • 05 Mar 2019
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Constant Contact, Inc., Reservoir Place, 3rd Floor Great Room, 1601 Trapelo Rd., Waltham, MA


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You have a startup, you need more people.  Where do you start


Praveen Sahay

Michaun Fowler

Tyler Pearl

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 - eMinute Pitch - Up to 3 Startup companies’ presentations

7:55-8:45 PM - 3 expert speakers on the night's topic

8:45-9:00 PM - Audience / Speakers Q & A

900-930 PM - Final networking includes meeting presenting speakers

A question and answer session follow the presentation, and panelists will be available afterwards 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 afterwards.


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. 


LOCATION: Constant Contact is adjacent to RT 128 / 95 at Exit 28B. 

REFRESHMENTS: Cheese, crackers, chips, cookies, soft drinks & juice will be served at this meeting.

COST AND RESERVATIONS: ENET Waltham meetings are free to ENET members, $20 for non-members and $10 for students. 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 for the 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.

PRE-MEETING DINNER: Join us for a pre-meeting networking dinner (self-pay) at Bertucci’s in Waltham before the start of this meeting. Dinner at 5:15 sharp. No reservations required for the pre-meeting dinner.