Nina Eigerman, Vice President, New Growth Platforms, Avery Dennison
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. Nina's role at Avery Dennison focuses on strategic growth opportunies for the company.
Prior to joining Avery Dennison, Nina was 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. Previous experience includes her role as President of Aquent Consulting, the process consulting arm of marketing and creative services staffing firm Aquent, and 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, Founder, Daily Grommet
Jules is founder of Daily Grommet, a product discovery channel for social media. She was previously President and C.O.O. of Ziggs.com, a social networking site for professionals.
Jules has been building consumer brands and developing innovative products for over twenty years. She held positions as Vice President of Strategic Planning at Stride Rite Corporation and Director of Strategic Marketing and Licensing at Keds Corporation. She also worked with Playskool as a long-term product strategy consultant, and was a Vice President at Design Continuum, a leading international product design and engineering consultancy. She lived in Ireland from 2001-2005, where she consulted to consumer facing enterprises. Jules' expertise and enthusiasms span retail, brand, and product strategy
Early in her career she worked as an industrial designer at Sagem S.A. (Paris), and Burroughs (Detroit). She was also a graphic designer at Data General (Boston). Jules studied Industrial Design, Graphic Design, and French at the University of Michigan. She was conferred an MBA degree by Harvard University, where she was selected by faculty to receive the Ellis-LeBaron Fellowship. She lives in suburban Boston with her husband and three sons. Jules continues to enthusiastically study the French language and never turns down an invitation to hike or go see a play.
Hilary Stark, Former Vice President, Encore Program Manager, Lehman Brothers
Hilary Stark was, most recently, a vice president at Lehman Brothers and manager of the firm's global reentry program, Encore®. While there, she collaborated with the firm's management to create and implement a comprehensive on-ramping program that included on-boarding and professional development. She also served as the program's ongoing career advisor and assisted with performance management.
Prior to Lehman Brothers, Hilary had off-ramped for 12 years after a decade-long career as an investment banker with UBS Securities, Barclays Bank, Bankers Trust and Lehman Brothers. Hilary received a BA from Wellesley College and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She lives in Connecticut with her husband and two sons.
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.