Hiatt sponsors Business, Consulting & Finance Forum (9/24)

Sep. 10, 2013

Thank you for your interest in the Hiatt Career Center's Business, Consulting & Finance Forum. See below for details about the event, preparation, registration, panelists and participating employers.

Event Details

Brandeis University’s 3rd Annual
Business, Consulting & Finance Forum

"How to Adapt & Add Value in Any Market"
Featuring: Fireside Chat with Lee Spirer ’88
moderated by Professor Ed Bayone
Tuesday, September 24
5:30 p.m.: Alumni & Employer Check-In & Reception
6:00 p.m.: Student Check-In & Reception
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.: Main Event

Sherman Hall, Hassenfeld Conference Center

Download the event program (pdf)

Interested in business-related careers but not sure where to start? Interested in how to gain that extra edge in a competitive job market? Become more aware and prepared for careers in business, consulting and finance through direct interaction and discussions with alumni and other professionals in related fields at Brandeis University's third annual Business, Consulting & Finance Forum.

The evening begins at 6:30 p.m. with a keynote address from Executive Vice President and Global Business Leader of Navigant Consulting Lee Spirer '88. Join moderator Professor Edward Bayone as he and Mr. Spirer explore “How to Adapt & Add Value in Any Market.” He will discuss how careers, perceptions and values are changing in business-related fields, as well as how todays market demands flexibility in order to be successful in these select industries.

Following the keynote presentation, students will participate in a series of round-table networking discussions with alumni and employer guests to gain insight about their field or organization, industry trends, and applying for opportunities within these companies.

Following the forum, students will have additional opportunities to meet with select employers for employer office hours, information sessions, traditional interviews, and other programs. Stay tuned for additional information about these opportunities.

View photos from last year's forum.

Event Preparation

Prep Session: Business, Consulting & Finance Forum
Monday, September 23, 2013, 12:00 - 1:00 p.m.
Hiatt Career Center Conference Room, Usdan

This session will provide invaluable tips and strategies to prepare for and make the most of the Business, Consulting & Finance Forum.

Register today!

Event Registration

Undergraduates: RSVP via B.hired > Events > Career Forums.

Graduate students: Register online

Alumni: Register here via Alumni Connections (also note unique event format for alumni)

Professional dress is required. 

About the Moderator

Edward Bayone
Earle W. Kazis Professor of the Practice of Finance and International Real Estate; Director of IBS Curriculum; Chair of the Business Program
, Brandeis University

Professor Bayone worked for more than 20 years at Fleet Bank and its predecessor institution, BankBoston, in various senior capacities including Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, responsible for overseeing U.S. and international lending. Ed serves on the Board of Directors of SuperMedia Inc., one of the largest yellow pages directory publishers in the US as measured by revenues. He chairs the board's Nominating & Corporate Governance Committee and serves on the Audit Committee. From 2006-09, he served on the Board, and chaired the Risk Committee, of Churchill Financial, a commercial middle market finance and asset management company. He then served as Advisor to the CEO and Board until the company was sold in May 2010 to Olympus Partners.

Ed serves as chair of the undergraduate Business Program and as the IBS Curriculum Coordinator. Since 2002, Ed has served on the Budget & Administration Committee of the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston, and on its Board of Directors from 2009-12. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Congregation Kadimah-Toras Moshe.

About the Keynote

Lee Spirer
Executive Vice President (EVP) and Global Business Leader at Navigant Consulting, Inc.

Lee SpirerLee Spirer is Executive Vice President and Global Business Leader for Navigant. In this role, all of Navigant’s global business lines and business development team report to Mr. Spirer.  Mr. Spirer is focused on driving performance through strategic growth and operational enhancement of our core professional services businesses as well as innovating and evolving our data, technology and processes

Over the course of his twenty-five year career, Mr. Spirer has served in key strategic and operational leadership roles in a range of professional, business and technology services organizations. Mr. Spirer has interacted with a wide range of investors and boards, operated in both public and private companies, acquired and sold a number of businesses, and brought a company through an initial public

His experience includes founding Altegrity Risk International for Providence Equity Partners, then playing a key role in the acquisition of Kroll and the subsequent integration of his business. Previously, he was the Global Leader of Corporate Strategy and Business Development for Dun & Bradstreet Corporation. After taking Mainspring, a venture backed advisory firm, to public markets, he played a key role in its sale to IBM.  At IBM, he went on to play a major role in the acquisition of PWC Consulting and assumed the position of General Manager for the $750M Global Financial Markets business of IBM Business Consulting.  Earlier in his career Mr. Spirer was a Principal at Booz-Allen & Hamilton, focused on Financial Services Strategy Consulting.

Mr. Spirer is a graduate of The Wharton School, with a Master of Business Administration, Finance and Strategic Planning. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Brandeis University. Mr. Spirer is a Board Member of the Yorkville Youth Athletic Association. 

Select List of Participating Employers

Analysis Group
ARC Advisory Group, Inc.
Ballentine Partners, LLC
Boston Private Financial Holdings
Boston Trust & Investment Management, Walden Asset Management 
Brandeis University Office of Investment Management
Business Intelligence Advisors
Charles River Associates
Commonwealth of Massachusetts Division of Banks
Concentric Energy Advisors, Inc
Cornerstone Research
Eastern Bank
EnerNOC, Inc.
Ernst & Young 
Hollister Staffing
Liberty Mutual
London Economics International, LLC
McKinsey & Company 
Medical Information Technology, Inc
Meketa Investment Group
Morgan Stanley
Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Pearl Meyer & Partners
PPR (a CoStart Company)
Putnam Investments
State Street Corporation
Sun Life Financial
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