• Jan
    29

    Terry Talks with Brian Satisky, Principal, SteelMart Inc.

    • Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:30pm6:00pm

    Join us for a roundtable discussion with Brian Satisky about his most successful entrepreneurial startup, SteelMart Inc. With a forklift and a torch, Paul Carling began selling steel in 1992 from a yard in Norcross, Georgia. He had no office, no warehouse, no employees, only a dream. In 1996, Paul’s college roommate and closest friend, Brian Satisky joined Paul on his journey to success. While Paul made deliveries in a beat up truck, Brian stayed on the yard, cutting steel with an old torch and loading customers with an even older forklift. In 1997, Paul and Brian hired their first employee, someone to work in the yard to allow Brian time to make cold calls to drum up more business. They continued hiring employees to join their team, bought new equipment and moved into a warehouse.

    In 2004, SteelMart opened a second location in Gainesville, Georgia. As business continued to grow, Brian and Paul began building a bigger facility. In 2006, construction was completed on a new 20,000 square foot service center in Doraville, Georgia. Over the next six years, SteelMart’s business boomed and they outgrew their warehouse in Doraville. In 2012, SteelMart purchased a 60,000 square foot state of the art service center in Tucker, Georgia. With a team of over 70 employees and two warehouses, Paul and Brian stay true to the roots of the company, never forgetting what SteelMart came from. Be sure to check out this Atlanta Business Chronicle article about SteelMart Inc. 

    Dress is business casual. Food will be provided for registered guests.

    Terry Talks are sponsored by Textron, Inc.

  • Jan
    30

    Terry Talks Forensic Accounting with FTI Consulting

    • Friday, January 30, 2015 at 10:10am11:00am

    FTI Consulting, Inc. has grown from its beginnings in a small warehouse to one of the pre-eminent consulting firms in the world. FTI Consulting’s work gets to heart of many of the key issues facing our country and world—health care, international trade, global infrastructure, financial markets, and ethics and transparency. With more than 4,200 employees located on six continents, in 26 countries and in 97 offices, our collective expertise spans a wide range of geographies and businesses. University of Georgia alumni have thrived at FTI Consulting from the Consultant to the Senior Managing Director levels. This Terry Talks Forensic Accounting panel will feature three members of FTI’s Health Solutions practice who specialize in regulatory compliance and investigations and disputes in the healthcare industry. Panel members will discuss what it means to work in the worlds of forensic accounting and forensic consulting. Additionally, the panel will cover the skills that undergraduates can obtain while in school to excel on the recruiting trail and in the professional workplace. Lastly, we will open the floor for a question and answer session. ​

    Dress is business casual, and food will be provided for registered guests.

    Terry Talks are sponsored by Textron, Inc.

  • Jan
    30

    Terry Talks Healthcare Consulting with FTI Consulting

    • Friday, January 30, 2015 at 1:25pm2:15pm

    FTI Consulting, Inc. has grown from its beginnings in a small warehouse to one of the pre-eminent consulting firms in the world. FTI Consulting’s work gets to heart of many of the key issues facing our country and world—health care, international trade, global infrastructure, financial markets, and ethics and transparency. With more than 4,200 employees located on six continents, in 26 countries and in 97 offices, our collective expertise spans a wide range of geographies and businesses. University of Georgia alumni have thrived at FTI Consulting from the consultant to the senior managing director levels. This Terry Talks Healthcare Consulting panel will feature three members of FTI’s Health Solutions practice who specialize in regulatory compliance and investigations and disputes in the healthcare industry. Panel members will discuss what it means to work in the world of healthcare consulting and then cover the skills that undergraduates can obtain while in school to excel on the recruiting trail and in the professional workplace. Lastly, we will open the floor for a question and answer session. 

    Dress is business casual, and food will be provided for registered guests.

    Terry Talks are sponsored by Textron, Inc.

  • Feb
    5

    Terry Talks “Tips for Fulfilling a Succesful Career” - Dan Staley, Partner, PwC

    • Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 5:30pm6:20pm

    Join us for a discussion titled "Tips for a Fulfilling and Successful Career" with Dan Staley. Dan is a partner in the Human Capital Advisory practice with Pricewaterhouse Coopers. With over 20 years of experience, Dan has extensive experience in the utility HR space, having worked with organizations such as: TVA, Westar Energy, Constellation Energy and Southern Company.

    Also joining Dan will be Russell Fields, Director in the HR Transformation & Technology Practice. Russell has a 13+ year consulting history providing business and technology consulting services specializing in business strategy, process reengineering, and ERP implementations for human capital and financial business decisions. Russell’s experience includes leading HCM strategy and process reengineering efforts as well as managing several full life-cycle implementations and system upgrades.

    In addition, Stephen Anderson, Manager, will be joining. Stephen has 8 years of consulting experience and has worked on several PeopleSoft, HCM, and HR Transformation related engagements. His experience also includes strategic assessments and roadmaps for HR technology transformations.

    Dress is business casual. Food will be provided for registered guests.

    Terry Talks are sponsored by Textron, Inc.

  • Feb
    11

    Terry Talks Eat More Chicken with Shane Todd (BBA 1993), Operator, Chick-fil-A

    • Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 5:30pm6:30pm

    Join us for a roundtable discussion with Shane Todd of Chick-fil-A. Shane is a 1993 alum of Terry and the J.M. Tull School School of Accounting. He has worked with Chick-fil-A for 20 years, operating two Chick-fil-A restaurants in the Athens area in addition to consulting the on-campus Chick-fil-A in the Tate Center.

    Dress is business casual and food will be provided for registered guests.

    Terry Talks are sponsored by Textron, Inc.

  • Feb
    18

    Terry Talks Behind the Seams with Karen Stein (BBA 2013), Spanx

    • Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 5:00pm6:00pm

    Join us for a roundtable discussion with Karen Stein of Spanx. Karen graduated Magna Cum Laude in 2013 with a BBA in Marketing & International Business and a minor in Spanish. In June of 2013, she began her role as Brand Marketing Coordinator at Spanx, the leading shapewear brand founded by entrepreneur Sara Blakely. She informs new product development through consumer and market insights, develops new product strategy, creates seasonal marketing campaigns, product names and taglines, and writes customer facing materials for e-commerce, retail and wholesale channels. Outside of work, Karen serves on the Spanx Philanthropy board, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta FJC, and is also a volunteer advocate for the Alzheimer’s Association of Georgia. 

    Dress is business casual and food will be provided for registered guests. Terry Talks are sponsored by Textron, Inc.

  • Feb
    25

    Terry Talks with Angie Hall-Parks (BBA 1993), State Farm

    • Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at 12:20pm1:10pm

    Join us for a roundtable discussion with Dr. Angie Hall-Parks. Dr. Hall-Parks is a Leadership Development Associate with the Executive Team of Agency Sales Services at State Farm Insurance Companies. In her role, she serves as an executive consultant and lead for the implementation of Excellence in Operations Management (Lean Six Sigma) across of functions of Agency Sales Services. Her professional background spans 10 years of organizational development education and experience and 20 years with State Farm.

    Dress is business casual and food will be provided for registered guests.

    Terry Talks are sponsored by Textron, Inc

  • Mar
    3

    Terry Talks with Mark Travis (AB Econ, ‘84), CEO of Intrepid Capital Management, Inc.

    • Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at 5:30pm6:30pm

    Join us for a roundtable discussion with Mark Travis, president and CEO of Intrepid Capital Management, Inc. based in Jacksonville, FL. Mark is a co-founder of Intrepid Capital and oversees the investment process at Intrepid Capital Management. He is also the lead portfolio manager of the Intrepid Capital Fund, the separately managed Intrepid Balanced portfolio and the Intrepid Capital, L.P. Mr. Travis is also a member of the investment teams responsible for the Intrepid Small Cap Fund, Intrepid Disciplined Value Fund, Intrepid Income Fund and the Intrepid Small Cap, Intrepid Disciplined Value and Intrepid Income portfolios. He has 30 years of experience in asset management. Mark received his BA degree in Economics from the University of Georgia in 1984 and is a member of the CFA Institute and the Ponte Vedra Rotary Club. Check out this Barron's article about Mark from 2011.

    Dress is business casual. Food will be provided for registered guests.

    Terry Talks are sponsored by Textron, Inc.

  • Mar
    18

    Terry Talks Alligator Hunters and Luxury Goods with Christy Plott Redd (BBA 2002), American Tanning and Leather, LLC

    • Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at 5:00pm6:30pm

    Join us for a discussion with Christy Plott Redd, co-owner and VP of sales at American Tanning & Leather, LLC, America's oldest and largest exotic leather tannery, specializing in supplying the global luxury market with the very finest alligator and crocodile skins for handbags, garments, accessories and shoes. American Tanning & Leather's clients include top fashion houses such as Ralph Lauren, Prada, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel and Tom Ford. The fourth-generation company is privately held by the Plott family and can trace its roots to 1923. The raw skin division is housed in the bayous of South Louisiana, and the tannery is based in Georgia, just south of Atlanta. Sales offices are located in Atlanta, Bologna and Milan. American Tanning & Leather, LLC has over 400 colors in its range and 12 unique finishes in American alligator, Nile crocodile, and Porosus crocodile.

    AMTAN's Partner in Europe is WHITELINE, srl. In the Fall of 2013, Whiteline and AMTAN partnered to open a showroom and warehouse in Milan to better service clients and supply the very finest skins to the market. The warehouse offers customers the opportunity to hand select skins with no minimums while still offering the options produce special finishes and colors that are made to order. Specialties: Reptile skins, exotic leather, American alligator skins, luxury leathers, crocodile skins, special finishes and colors available. Skin sizes range from 20 cm up to 100+ cm, with all selections available from both wild and farm raised skins. Check out this article about  "Alligator Queen" Christy Plott Redd

    Dress is business casual. Food will be provided for registered guests.

    Terry Talks are sponsored by Textron, Inc.

  • Apr
    3

    Terry Talks Technology Consulting w/Brittany Clark (BBA 2014), PwC Advisory

    • Friday, April 3, 2015 at 12:20pm1:10pm

    Join us for a roundtable discussion with Brittany Clark, Technology Consultant with PwC. Brittany is a self-motivated young woman that enjoys working in teams and mastering challenging tasks. She loves to travel and hopes to build strong relationships with clients, colleagues and coworkers while developing an extensive network.

    Dress is business casual, and food will be provided for registered guests.

    Terry Talks are sponsored by Textron, Inc.

  • Apr
    8

    Terry Talks Financial Advising, Andrew Sullivan (BBA 1989), Sullivan & Schlieman Wealth Management, LLC

    • Wednesday, April 8, 2015 at 12:20pm1:10pm

    Join us for a round table discussion on financial advising with Andrew Sullivan of Sullivan & Schlieman Wealth Management, LLC. Andrew Sullivan is managing partner and senior wealth advisor of Sullivan & Schlieman Wealth Management, LLC. In this role, he offers access to a full range of comprehensive financial services, including estate, financial and income planning, as well as strategic and tactical portfolio construction and management.

    Prior to forming Sullivan & Schlieman Wealth Management, LLC in 2008, Andrew was a financial advisor and senior vice president at SunTrust Investment Services for nearly 20 years. He has been in the financial services industry since 1989. Andrew graduated from The University of Georgia with a bachelor's degree in finance in 1989 and received a master's degree in international business from Georgia State University. He is a certified financial planner™ designee, earned through studies conducted at Oglethorpe University. Currently, Andrew serves on the executive committee and is chairman of the board of trustees at The Schenck School, where he also serves as chairman of the school's financial aid committee.

    Andrew is a member of the annual fund committee for Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. He is also a member of the Woodward Board of Governors. A passionate UGA alumnus, Andrew is a member of the Terry College of Business alumni board. He served on the board for Habitat for Humanity North Central Georgia and also served as the organization's treasurer. Andrew also served on the Development Committee for Wesleyan School for four years. In 2011, in recognition of Andrew's community involvement, he was nominated for the Turknett Leadership Character Award. Andrew and his wife, Donna, reside in Alpharetta, GA with their two children, Drew and Katie. He spends his free time with his family. They enjoy frequent trips to their house on Lake Hartwell. Andrew is also an avid hunter, traveling across the U.S. and various other countries for the sport. Andrew and his family are active members of Johns Creek Baptist Church.

    Dress is business casual. Food will be provided for registered guests.

    Terry Talks are sponsored by Textron, Inc.

  • Apr
    16

    Terry Talks Forbes 30 Under 30 with Blakely Engel

    • Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 5:30pm6:30pm

    Join us for a roundtable discussion with Blakely Engel from Bank of America.

    Recently recognized by Forbes as 30 Under 30 in Finance, Blakely earned her B.B.A. in both Finance and Management from The University of Georgia's Terry College of Business in 2007. She began her career in commercial banking in Bank of America's formal credit training and development program. During her nearly 8 year career at Bank of America, Blakely has been promoted from Credit Analyst to Underwriter, Senior Underwriter, and Credit Analyst Manager in the Georgia/Alabama Middle Market portfolio. She is currently a Senior Portfolio Management Officer with primary credit responsibility over a Middle Market portfolio of approximately 20 clients.

    Check out the Forbes article on Blakely.

    Dress is business casual and food will be provided for registered guests.

    The Terry Talks Series is sponsored by Textron, Inc.