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Gerry is an experienced, small-business executive who has led companies and multimillion dollar projects. During the course of his career, he has successfully managed start-up businesses and teams within publicly-traded companies; pursued investment opportunities; and brought new products to the market.
Gerry's typical clients are the founders of technology-focused startups. The services he offers them include: providing executive management services, creating business development plans, formulating product development strategies, and identifying funding sources/partnerships. His experience ranges from the development of microscopic biological sensors to the redesign of diesel-electric locomotives.
Gerry also supports the local entrepreneurial business community through volunteer service, such as judging business plan competitions and mentoring university students and startups. He has served on the New Enterprise Forum Board of Directors the since 2006 and served as its president from 2010-2013. He also chaired the planning committee for the Annual Collaboration for Entrepreneurship from 2008-2011.
Stefan Sysko is an entrepreneur with a diverse background and 20+ years of experience, much of which has been spent advising small business owners on developing strategy and on executing at a high level. His career includes broad experience in strategic marketing planning, market development, new product and business development, and training.
Sysko has been a consultant, advisor and mentor to dozens of start-ups and hundreds of small businesses. He advises startups, emerging, and turnaround companies with launch, growth, and rebuilding strategies. He helps founders discover and effectively tell their story, develop their value proposition, identify and avoid – or tear down – roadblocks, and turn their ideas into focused, viable business plans.
Through a strategic partnership with metro Detroit-based Poco Labs, Sysko helps companies with concept development, consumer research and product design.
Sysko is a board member and coach at New Enterprise Forum, and will be coordinating the organization’s pitch pit. He is a mentor at Detroit Creative Corridor Center, and helped develop and currently runs the highly successful Retail Boot Camp for TechTown Detroit. He serves on the Marketing & Development Committee for Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit.
Sysko holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from Wayne State University and an MBA from Eastern Michigan University.
I founded the Michigan HR Group in 2007. We are an “HR department for small business” and HR consultancy for mid-size organizations with solutions to strengthen people, improve processes and manage risk. We tailor our services to teach you how to do effective and compliant HR, or become your ongoing, outsourced HR partner. http://www.mi-hr.com
Ken is a financial executive with 33 years of experience in consumer products, pharmaceuticals, health care, environmental services, and medical devices. For 12 years, he was the CFO for EQ-The Environmental Quality Company in Wayne, MI. Prior to that, he worked in a variety of global assignments for Procter & Gamble, Hewlett-Packard, M&M/Mars, and the Stanford Research Institute. He is the founder of Wunderlich Consulting, LLC, providing strategy, value improvement, and transaction advisory services to small- and medium-sized firms. Ken is also a member of Cincinnati Consulting Consortium, which advises consumer products firms on strategic finance and marketing challenges.