Houston’s Entrepreneurship Forum Series presents “Scaling Your Business”

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Adam Hyder — CTO, Jobvite
Adam is the CTO of Jobvite, a social recruiting and tracking software company based in San Mateo, California. Jobvite’s innovative social networking/recruiting technology is changing the way the industry functions. Adam previously served as the senior director of engineering for Yahoo’s Advertising Management Platform, the CTO and director of engineering for Yahoo HotJobs and the co-founder, CEO and CTO for OneBuild.

Rodney Morris — SVP, The Elliot Group
With more than 25 years of experience, Rodney currently serves as the senior vice president of The Elliot Group in Tarrytown, New York. The Elliot Group is a global boutique executive search and consulting firm dedicated to the hospitality, foodservice, manufacturing and retail service industries. Rodney is the recipient of the 2014 Diversity FIRST Award from the Texas Diversity Council. He also received the Elliot “Motivator of the Year” award in 2003. Rodney is the former Chief People Officer of Romano’s Macaroni Grill and the Senior VP for Ignite Restaurant Group.

Faisal Bhutto—VP Corporate Strategy, Computex Technology Solutions
Faisal is the VP Corporate Strategy for Computex Technology Solutions, a nationwide full-service IT solutions provider. With more than 15 years of industry experience, he has launched several successful technology practices during his career. Faisal was the key architect behind one of the first multi-tenant Hosted (cloud) Unified Communications offerings. He has been featured in several publications for his expertise and knowledge on collaboration, advanced computing and data center technologies.


Maryanne Maldonado — VP & Managing Director of Energy Acceleration, Houston Technology Center
As the VP & Managing Director of Energy Acceleration for the Houston Technology Center, the largest technology incubator and accelerator in Texas, Maryanne has managed half of the HTC technology portfolio and has assisted in the commercialization of revolutionary breakthrough technologies. Prior to joining the Houston Technology Center, Maryanne presided as the Head of Trade and Investment as well as the Head of the International Energy Team for UK Trade and Investment.


Event Pricing:

EL Members: $10 | Members: $20 | Non-Members: $30
Dinner will be provided.
Membership sign-up and event registration:


Wed, Aug. 13, 2014
6 p.m. - 9 p.m. US/Central


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