Speakers

 

Keynote Speaker

Stan Spiegelman, Vice President, GFI Development

Stan Spiegelman, Vice President of GFI Development Company, is responsible for the development and construction of multiple mixed-use, hotel and residential projects in New York and other US markets. This role includes deal structuring, design development, interfacing with project management and construction teams, sales and marketing teams, as well as capital partners, operating partners, and lenders. Specific to The Beekman project, located downtown at 5 Beekman Street, Mr. Spiegelman played key roles in the acquisition, equity and debt structuring, historic tax credit structuring and execution of the project business plan. The project required successfully coordinating dozens of design consultants and navigating multiple city, state and federal agencies to breath life back into a 130 year landmark building, which was left vacant for almost 20 years.

 

EMCEE

Bruce Bachenheimer, Executive Director, Entrepreneurship Lab

Bruce Bachenheimer is a Clinical Professor of Management and Executive Director of theEntrepreneurship Lab at Pace University. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses, primarily in the areas of entrepreneurship, management, and strategy. He is also the creator and organizer of the annual Pace Pitch Contest  and  Pace Business Plan Competition. Mr. Bachenheimer is a member of the Board and past Chair of the New York City Chapter of the MIT Enterprise Forum and has served on the organization’s Global Board. He serves on the Board of Directors & Advisors of LeadAmerica and has served as a consultant to governmental organizations and a variety of new ventures. He has been widely quoted in a variety of domestic and international publications and interviewed on radio and television