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Thursday, February 11 • 11:00am - 1:00pm
Mentor Hours 2/11

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Meet one on one with experts and members of Tampa Bays business community! Read the mentor bios below and follow the link to Slottd to book your session. Each mentoring session is 20 minutes - arrive on time to check in!

Dan Howat

A Senior Vice President with JPMorgan Chase Bank, Dan has 20 years of banking and corporate finance experience, including asset based lending, real estate banking, commercial banking, along with subordinated debt and equity financing. He has been involved in over 100 transactions ranging from acquisitions to management buy-outs. Dan has been active in a number of finance industry associations and was most recently the President of a 300 member Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. He has also served on the Board of the Commercial Finance Association and has been very active with the Association for Corporate Growth and various venture capital groups. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Shane Needham

Producer. Marketing Consultant. Service Leadership Practitioner.
Entrepreneur & Curator of Great Ideas.
Having enjoyed nearly fifteen fruitful years working in advertising and
technology, Shane has found his stride with enabling great customer
experiences, valuable relationships while growing good people.
Shane is the Director of Production at 22squared. At the agency since 2008,
he has served clients like Publix, Buffalo Wild Wings, Home Depot, Marriott
and Tampa Bay Lightning.

A producer is only as good as his tools and, more often than not, those tools
are experience, knowledge, people and an attitude of service. Leveraging
these assets, Shane is always up for an intriguing venture, a client challenge
or simply the opportunity to work with a good team on great work.

Marc Mandt

Marc Mandt is a founding WaVE member and a fourth generation entrepreneur with
entrepreneurial experience ranging from a successful family business to his own technology and services startups.From 1992 through 2005 Marc held various management and leadership positions with his family business, The Flyer, in Tampa. In 2000 he founded Classified Technologies Group as a spinoff company and which feature the first SaaS offering for the community newspaper publishing industry with an integrated order entry, CRM, workflow and AR offering. The company was also first to market with a specialized outsourced call center for publishers to outsource their entire classified advertising sales function.

After 2005, Marc was involved in a few ventures including a local search and recommendation website along with another publishing and printing company.In 2010 he founded Adalia Media as the exclusive licensee for Mascus.com, one of the largest 
niche websites for the sale of used heavy equipment and machinery in the world. Marc oversaw the fastest ramp-up of a new Mascus market in the history of the company. 
In 2014, the family had reacquired The Flyer and Marc rejoined the team to help launch a new digital division for the company to further serve its SMB market in the Tampa Bay and South Florida markets.Marc also does strategic and sales consulting for companies as well as volunteering at WaVE and with other entrepreneurial organizaitons.Marc holds a MBA from Babson College and a B.S in Marketing Management from Florida State University.

Julianne Nichols, CEO and Founder, Focus on You Strategy

Connector. Mentor. Catalyst. Designer. Rainmaker. Business Strategist. The Sales Closer. She is a serial entrepreneur having been a Disc Jockey, Private Investigator, and Handbag designer. Her reputation as a well-respected, trusted and highly valued advisor to countless businesses is no accident.  Despite the title or job description, Juliann Nichols walks her talk by cultivating a personal brand that demonstrates who she is, no matter what she’s doing.  Juliann combines an open and welcoming personality, contagious sense of humor and astute head for business that has propelled her to be consistently approached as an expert in personal and business branding and being the CEO of You.

Thursday February 11, 2016 11:00am - 1:00pm EST
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