Nina Eigerman, Managing Director, G2 Capital Advisors
Nina Eigerman is an innovator in flexible work. A frequent contributor to work/life balance conversations, she has spoken on the topic at Harvard Business School, the MIT Sloan School of Management, the Conference Board, and other industry forums. At G2 Capital Advisors, she focuses on the retail and marketing sectors with an emphasis on talent management -- assembling and motivating great teams.
Prior to G2 Capital Advisors, Nina was Vice President, Strategy, Retail Branding & Information Systems for Avery Dennison. Previous experience includes Partner at a-connect, a staffing firm bringing together independent professionals with project work at major corporations, where she focused on the retail and consumer sectors and other marketing intensive industries, and President of Aquent Consulting, the process consulting arm of marketing and creative services staffing firm Aquent. Nina started her career as a consultant with McKinsey and Company in Boston. Over the course of seven years at McKinsey, she became a leader of the North American Sales Force and Channel Management Practice, bringing customer-centric strategies to both retailers and manufacturers. Nina graduated from the MIT Sloan School of Management and has a BA from Harvard College.
Jules Pieri, Co-founder and CEO, The Grommet
Jules Pieri is Co-founder and CEO of the product launch platform Daily Grommet. The company’s “Citizen Commerce” platform is reshaping how consumer products get discovered, shared, and bought. Jules started her career as an industrial designer for technology companies and was subsequently a senior executive for large brands such as Keds, Stride Rite, and Playskool. Having taken a two-year break early in her career, Daily Grommet is her third startup, following roles as VP at Design Continuum and President of Ziggs.com. Jules completed her undergrad degree, summa cum laude, at the University of Michigan, and people tell her she is the first industrial designer to graduate from Harvard Business School.
Jules is frequently tapped to speak on consumer trends and technologies, social media, design, and entrepreneurship and has done so at many institutions such as HBS, the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD), and MIT; at conferences such as South by Southwest; and in media outlets like NECN, NPR, and Fox. She is an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Harvard Business School.
Jules writes a personal blog on these subjects at: www.jules.dailygrommet.com, and she Tweets at @julespieri.
Matthew Temple, Director of Alumni Career Services, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
Matthew Temple is the Director of Alumni Career Services at the Kellogg School of Management. He has counseled alumni as well as full-time, part-time and executive MBA students on a range of career issues including self-assessment, company and industry research, search strategies, networking, resume and cover-letter writing, interview preparation, negotiations and job offer decision making. Matthew has conducted career management workshops on many topics, helped organize international career treks, and advised companies on recruiting strategies. Matthew helped develop and facilitate a series of two-day workshops focusing on re-entering the workforce. He has worked as a Career Counselor with Harvard Business School and the UCLA Anderson School of Management.
Previously, Matthew served as the Director of International Business Development for Ask Jeeves, where he helped establish and manage joint ventures in Asia, Europe and Latin America. He has worked in investment banking, consulting and marketing for Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, and Accenture. In addition, he has worked in Asia and Europe.
Matthew holds a BA in European History from Harvard University and an MBA in Finance, Marketing and Organizational Behavior from the Kellogg School of Management. He resides in Los Angeles.