May 25, 2015


Meet our speakers for this year’s Owners Only Retreat.

Wage & Hour Law and Employer Liability

Mergers & Acquisitions


Alfred F. DeBellas, Jr.

Has over four decades of experience in all phases of investment banking, with an established expertise in mergers and acquisitions, corporate valuations, financial advisory services, public securities offerings and private financing transactions.

Prior to founding De Bellas & Co. in 1983, he managed the Corporate Finance Department of Underwood Neuhaus & Co., Inc. for nine years.

Al began his investment banking career in 1966 at Goldman, Sachs & Co., where he worked until 1972. He has taught investment banking at the Jesse H. Jones School of Business at Rice University and has served on the American Stock Exchange Member Firm Advisory Committee and as an Allied Member of the New York Stock Exchange.

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Staffing Trends


Timothy Landhuis

Research Manager at Staffing Industry Analysts. His areas of coverage include U.S. market size estimates, staffing industry growth forecasts, market share estimates of the largest U.S. staffing firms, and sector analysis of the industrial staffing segment.

Previously, Timothy held positions in finance and HR at several Fortune 500 and market leading companies in the semiconductor, software, and financial services sectors.

The Power of Social Media


Claudette Cunitz

Claudette currently serves as a sales leader for Monster. Having spent 25 years in the staffing industry as owner/operator of a technical staffing firm, she specializes in consulting with staffing firms on business best practices and recruitment solutions. Claudette shares her expertise with many of Monster’s clients on social, mobile and cloud solutions to help staffing firms connect and hire the very best talent.

She served as board member and officer of the American Staffing Association’s national board of directors for 12 years. She is certified in both CSP and TSC through the ASA.

Marketing Your Staffing Firms to Candidates


Adam Cipriano

Mr. Cipriano graduated from UC Davis with a business degree in Economics in 1988 and became a business banker, Officer and Branch Manager with Wells Fargo Bank and then Westamerica Bank. He was recruited from banking to help build Accountants Plus for Gary D. Nelson Assoc. and recruited again to re-build Co-Counsel for Olsten / Adecco where he served as Regional Vice President through a 2 year turn-around.

In 2001, Mr. Cipriano founded BSG Consulting to be a strategic and tactical partner to executive leaders, closely held businesses and their owners. As the principal consultant at BSG, Mr. Cipriano has been a COO, a partner, an executive coach, a business advisor and a board member. His work is focused on strategy, leadership, infrastructure, finance and successful exit.

Get Found – SEO Techniques to Optimize Your Search Rankings


Spencer Padway

Spencer is a process and results oriented marketing manager. He has a true passion for online marketing and management. He founded Brandfish online marketing, which was acquired by Sellpoints in July 2013. He has since put his efforts towards building the performance marketing team and service offerings at Sellpoints. He has found success by building a customer centric culture, fostering a team of happy employees and focusing on process, efficiency, scalability and quantitative results.


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