Theresa Fette is founder and CEO of Provident Trust Group, a leading self-directed retirement plan administrator and alternative-asset custodian. In six short years, she has created exponential growth...
CEO, Rochester Chamber | Lt. Governor of NY (2011-14)
Rochester native Robert J. Duffy began as Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce president and Chief Executive Officer January 1, 2015. Prior to working for Rochester Chamber, Duffy served as New York lieutenant governor in Governor Andrew Cuomo's administration from January 2011 to December 2014. Duffy previously served as Rochester mayor from January 2006 to January 2011 and as Rochester police chief from March 1998 to April 2005, when he resigned his post to run for mayor. He joined the Rochester Police Department in November 1976.
Duffy also serves on a variety of boards, including SUNY Board of Trustees, Chairman of the AIM Photonics Leadership Council, Center for Governmental Research, Business Council of New York State, AVANGRID, and Visit Rochester.
Dr. Somdutta Singh
Investor | Entrepreneur | Speaker
(PhD from MIT, NAASCOM Co-Chair of Product Council 2017)
Dr. Singh, a PhD graduate of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - Sloan School of Management, Marketing/Marketing Management, General, is Co-Trustee & Director of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CEE). CEE is committed to building an ecosystem of skilled resources through education, employability and entrepreneurship.
Singh is also Director of the Digital Leadership Institute (India). They are a Google Partner and leader in Digital Training and Certification with 100% Placement Support. They are the only Institute in India to provide training in 7+ regional languages.
Additionally, Dr. Singh is Founder & Chief Marketing - Unspun Consulting Group (UCG) Whose mission is to help effectively bridge branding, marketing, business strategy and execution requirements gaps for start-ups to help them grow.
Other notable accomplishments included working in Marketing for Red Hat where she was a part of the India leadership team and responsible for executing the company's marketing strategy across the region to achieve the marketing and business objectives of the organization.
The National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) has appointed entrepreneur and angel investor Somdutta Singh as co-chair of its Product Council for 2017. With this appointment, Singh has become the first woman to head this role. An entrepreneur and angel investor for over a decade, Singh has also been a mentor at Microsoft and Target Accelerator.
Investor | Entrepreneur
Sameer started out with a passion to build technology products for small and medium scaled businesses . With time, it turned into a driving force to build as well as help create products as an investor that held the potential to disrupt the conventional market trends.
His entrepreneurial stint started with Avani Technology Solutions Inc. It had been recognized as one of the Inc.500 fastest growing private companies in America for three straight years in a row. It was while heading Avani, that he found he could play a vital role in helping create more streamlined yet unconventional solutions in the HRMS space through investing. Hence, Nigama Ventures was born.
When came across an opportunity to being a part of bringing into existence an intuitive and innovative product that could very well change the HR space, he could not resist the calling and took the plunge. And CEIPAL was born with Sameer as the principal investor. The team's flagship product, CEIPAL TalentHire, went on to become and still is a successful integrated HR solutions platform for talent hiring.
'Infyx Solutions` is the latest offering of Nigama Ventures, which will brought to the fore in the near future. And true to his nature, this set-up also has the potential to revolutionize the PR industry through automation of Marketing, Branding and Social Intelligence.
Other investments that he has dwelled into includes a prime real estate property categorized as class 'A' commercial business park in Rochester, NY- Avani Business Park."
President - Indotronix Investors Corp
Aneel has over 17 years of experience in the IT industry in both operational and executive management roles. His knowledge in finance, M&A, and operational excellence are well recognized. Aneel brings in knowledge in various aspects federal government contracting.
CEO, NYNJMSDC | Board Advisor | Speaker
As President and CEO of The New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc., Clark supports the development and strengthening of the Board including assisting with member recruitment, strategic planning and program evaluation. He provides operational oversight and carries out full management responsibilities for the Council staff including personnel, administration, work delegation and performance evaluations.
He maintains a public profile in the geographic areas served by the Council as well as provides supervision and direction related to the Council program areas and activities
Prior to this, Terrence was Executive Director of the 47th Street Business Improvement District where he managed a budget for capital improvements and program services. He managed all aspects of this economic development program that enhances business opportunities and improves the business environment in New York's Diamond District. He initiated and managed District services and programs including public safety, area beautification, advertising and public relations, capital improvements and security guard training program run in partnership with the New York City Police Department.
Managing Parner/CEO, The Bonadio Group
(ranked Top 40 CPA firms in the nation)
Tom is the managing partner of The Bonadio Group. He founded Bonadio & Co. in 1978. Since that time, Tom has devoted his efforts to serving commercial companies in the Rochester area and helping our firm grow from two people to its present size of over 350 people. Tom specializes in providing business advice to privately-held companies and their owners with a particular emphasis on helping privately-held companies maximize their value and return to shareholders. He works with a variety of industries including construction, manufacturing, professional services and real estate. He is particularly well versed in the area of mergers and acquisitions from strategic through financial implications, and has helped dozens of companies, including The Bonadio Group, navigate through these tricky waters.
Tom is active in community life, serving as a Commissioner of the Monroe County Case Commission, Monroe County Jobs Creation Task Force and on the St. John Fisher College Alumni Activities Committee. Tom has served on the adjunct faculty of the Rochester Institute of Technology and as a Trustee and Chairman of the Accounting Advisory Board of St. John Fisher College. He is a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of St. John Fisher College.
Tom has a B.B.A Degree in Accounting from St. John Fisher College. Tom is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants.
Founder & CEO, Provident Trust Group
Theresa Fette is founder and CEO of Provident Trust Group, a leading self-directed retirement plan administrator and alternative-asset custodian. In six short years, she has created exponential growth, increasing the organization's assets under custody from $300M to more than $6B. Her unique managerial and entrepreneurial style has been recognized by Fortune, honoring her as one of its most powerful women entrepreneurs for 2012. She is also a board member of Venovate Holdings, Inc., which further establishes her role as a thought leader in the alternative asset space.
Fette holds a LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Missouri - Kansas City, a Juris Doctorate, a Masters in Accounting and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting, each from the University of Arkansas.