The E.Factor Presents - The Success Factor

The E.Factor Presents :: The Value of Emotional Intelligence For Entrepreneurs
How to improve the success factor for entrepreneurs


 Emotional intelligence is the key attribute that separates great leaders from good leaders in our global and dynamic workforce. Discover how the power of emotions influence nearly everything you do, from your individual performance to your ability to impact others. As an entrepreneur, you simply do not have the luxury of making bad decisions - it can cost you your business. Good decision-making in all aspects of your business is based on having outstanding Emotional Intelligence (EQ) which growing research shows is the centerpiece competency. Consider this simple fact: 90% of the difference between star performers and their peers is EQ.

DATE:  April 14, 2009
TIME: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM 
VENUE: Mid-America Club
200 E. Randolph St. 
Chicago, IL 60601

FEE: FREE FOR PREMIUM MEMBERS; $40 for Basic Members
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Izzy Justice,
founder and CEO of EQmentor.  

Izzy has two decades of experience in the global management consulting business working at Deloitte Consulting, Arthur Andersen, and most recently at the global healthcare IT leader, Cerner Corporation. He sits on several profit (DCG & Archimedes) and non-profit (First Tee & Davidson College Alumni) Boards.  He is a sought-after advisor to several other boards and provides thought leadership on talent management and Emotional Intelligence in the workplace.  



Troy Henikoff, CEO,

Troy Henikoff is a serial entrepreneur with a successful track record of technological pursuits over the past two decades. In his current role, Troy is leading the re-launch of, a wedding website that provides the largest online database of wedding vendors, detailed ratings and reviews and a smart, unique voice for wedding planning tips and advice.  The site connects brides and vendors in a focused online marketplace while providing users with the most informative wedding resources available in the online bridal world. 

Troy co-founded, an Internet-based payroll service bureau focused on companies with fewer than 100 employees. Under his leadership as President, SurePayroll grew from an idea on paper to a nationally recognized payroll service bureau in less than three years. Today, SurePayroll is the largest Internet payroll provider and the fifth largest payroll company in the country, managing billions of payroll dollars annually. A two-time Inc. 500 honoree, SurePayroll is one of the fastest-growing companies in the country.

Rick Mazursky, Principal,  The Executives Profit
Rick has experience working with all sizes of companies from start-ups to nationally recognized corporations. He specializes in growing companies by capturing market share and attaining profitability. He also has extensive experience with product development and manufacturing in the Far East.

With more than 35 years of experience in retail and consumer products, Rick Mazursky is a hands-on expert in product design, marketing, merchandising, and domestic and international distribution, particularly to the mass market. He has several U.S. patents and a number of patents still pending.

Julia Stamberger, President, GoPicnic
Julia started GoPicnic in 2006 to launch the concept of tasty ready-to-eat meals that can be enjoyed anytime, anywhere – no refrigeration or preparation required.  GoPicnic’s meals allow people to conveniently take nutritious food wherever they go and additionally provide corporate partners with a unique solution to reduce foodservice waste, save costs, and generate ancillary revenue.

Today GoPicnic’s customers include United Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Airlines, Virgin America and Amtrak, and GoPicnic meals are widely used in a variety of markets including hotels, camps, tourism, corporate events, foodservice, and school fundraising programs.

John Dallas, CEO, Hillview Partners
John Dallas served as President of five technology-based service companies in NY, Fairfax, Virgina and Chicago.  His earlier CEO position was with Chicago Title and Trust, serving as President and CEO of Chicago Title Credit Services, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary.  In Chicago he leads Hillview, a pacesetting consulting and executive coaching network.  Author of High-Impact Leader Logic (HILL) for Strategic Team Alignment ("The HILL Model"), John offers various topics, themes and titles for keynote remarks and other presentations that are tailored to specific requirements of each audience. 


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