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Fast Chat & Happy Hour
featuring local CEOs including
Rich McBee of Mitel and Valerie Freeman of Imprimis Group
Join us for a fun and casual event with a diverse panel of CEOs as they take turns answering your questions in under a minute. This event will conclude with open Q&A and a brief networking happy hour after the event.
Register and submit your questions today! Please note, the NextGen committee will determine which submitted questions will be presented to the panel.
About the speakers:
Rich McBee brings more than 25 years of experience in telecommunications to his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Mitel, leading Mitel’s strategy, business performance, and global execution. Appointed to the role in January 2011, Rich is responsible for advancing Mitel’s evolution and leadership in the business communications market, driving revenue growth and profitability, and devising and executing business strategies. Under his leadership, Mitel has doubled revenue to $1.3 billion and become an industry leader in the global business communications market. Prior to joining Mitel, Rich served as President of the Communications and Enterprise Group of Danaher Corporation. In this role, he was responsible for leading the companies serving the communications and enterprise markets, with combined total revenue of more than US$700 million annually. Rich joined Danaher in 2007 as President, Tektronix Communications, following the acquisition by Danaher of Tektronix. During his 15 years with Tektronix, he held a variety of positions, including Senior Vice President and General Manager, Communications Business Unit; Senior Vice President of Worldwide Sales, Service and Marketing; and Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Initiatives. Rich holds a Master of Business Administration from the Chapman School of Business and Economics (California, US) and graduated from the United States Air Force Academy with a Bachelor of Science in 1986. Rich serves on the executive committee and is past Chairman of the Board of Tech Titans, the largest technology trade association in Texas. Rich is also a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD).
Valerie Freeman is the Founder and CEO of a group of specialized companies whose services include staffing, search, outsourcing, project management and consulting. The companies operate under the brand names Imprimis Group, BravoTech, Freeman+Leonard and ANSERteam and operate all over the U.S. Over the years, the companies have been named to the Inc.500/5000, Dallas 100, WPO Fast 50, and Cougar 100 (Univ. of Houston). Recently she received the first ever Lifetime Achievement Award from the Dallas Business Journal at the Top Women in Technology Awards. Valerie was named to D CEO’s Dallas 500 Business Leaders, Power 50 women in Dallas by the Texas Diversity Council and in past years has also received the Tech Titans Community Hero Award, Women of Distinction Award from the Girl Scouts, Maura Award from the Dallas Women’s Foundation, Athena Award from the Dallas Regional Chamber, and WBE of the Year Award from the Women’s Business Council of the Southwest. She received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Alliance of Technology and Women and was inducted into the Women’s Business Enterprise Hall of Fame. University of Houston, Valerie’s alma mater, named her a Distinguished Alum. She is also a founder and serves on the Investment Committee of Texas Women Ventures and is the Vice Chair of the Board of Directors of Prime Women Media. Valerie currently serves on the Board of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce, the Advisory Council of the Alliance of Technology and Women and the Strategic Advisory Council of the Women’s Business Council of the Southwest.