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The Hispanic Professionals Networking Groups seeks to increase the visibility of Hispanic business professionals by fostering a great unity through networking opportunities. NEW YORK * MIAMI

Thursday, December 03, 2015

HPNG Latino Leaders: Roberto Llamas, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Univision

#TBT Video - HPNG Latino Leaders: Roberto Llamas, Executive Vice President of Human Resources, Univision - 13 of 16



Roberto Llamas is executive vice president and corporate officer of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company informing, empowering, entertaining and advocating for Hispanic America. He is responsible for leading the Company’s Human Resources and Community Empowerment initiatives.

Since joining Univision, Llamas has made significant progress in improving the Company’s organization and leadership performance along with its programs to better inform, empower and advocate on behalf of the Hispanic community. Key initiatives he has championed include enhancing organization and leadership productivity, optimizing resource allocation, and improving talent development and learning systems. He has also created and effectively implemented award-winning community-based programs to empower and advocate on behalf of Hispanics with particular emphasis on educational attainment, improved health, financial prosperity, and civic engagement. Since creating and launching these new efforts, Univision has reached and engaged hundreds of thousands of Hispanics.

Prior to Univision, Llamas was at The Nielsen Company where he served as chief human resources and public affairs officer for the consumer research company with 40,000 employees in 100 countries. At Nielsen, he helped build a high performance culture and implemented robust leadership and talent development systems and also implemented human capital and community-based strategies to invest and succeed in Nielsen’s markets and communities, including developing markets.

Prior to Nielsen, Llamas served as chief administrative officer for The Cleveland Clinic, a top rated health care institution with 45,000 employees. There he implemented productivity initiatives that led to operating gains and improved patient and employee satisfaction. Llamas also introduced six sigma and wellness programs and significantly upgraded compensation, diversity, and leadership development programs. He formerly was the chief human resources officer for Lehman Brothers and was also a corporate officer at General Electric where he headed up HR and other functions for three of GE’s largest businesses. Llamas has also owned and managed his own consulting firm and held senior leadership positions at TRW and Southern California Edison.

Llamas, a graduate of California Polytechnic University, earned a master’s degree in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University. He has served on the board of trustees for several community and education based organizations. Llamas has been named one of "100 Most Influential" by Hispanic Business Magazine; recognized twice by The Image Foundation as "Most Powerful/Influential Latinos in Entertainment," and honored by Hispanic Executive Magazine as "Top 10 Lideres." Llamas has been profiled in several publications, including Talent Management Magazine, Poder Magazine and Hispanic Executive.


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Monday, November 23, 2015

Migguel Anggelo’s Another Son of Venezuela #Latinos #Music

Don’t miss the latest iteration of Migguel Anggelo’s Another Son of Venezuela, returning to Joe’s Pub in New York on Tuesday, December 1st at 7:00 pm!

Directed by Obie award-winner David Drake, the Venezuela dynamo is joined by his band The Immigrants in a musical narrative that explores the themes of love, loss, and family in celebration of his Latino culture.

Get your tickets here: http://goo.gl/fLonWA

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Thursday, October 01, 2015

#TBT Video HPNG #Latino #Leaders: Roberto Llamas, Executive VP, Human Resources, Univision

#TBT HPNG #Latino #Leaders: Roberto Llamas, Executive VP, Human Resources, Univision

Video 3 of 16 https://youtu.be/6vPMNkcj0mw

Roberto Llamas is executive vice president and corporate officer of Univision Communications Inc. (UCI), the leading media company informing, empowering, entertaining and advocating for Hispanic America. He is responsible for leading the Company’s Human Resources and Community Empowerment initiatives.

Since joining Univision, Llamas has made significant progress in improving the Company’s organization and leadership performance along with its programs to better inform, empower and advocate on behalf of the Hispanic community. Key initiatives he has championed include enhancing organization and leadership productivity, optimizing resource allocation, and improving talent development and learning systems. He has also created and effectively implemented award-winning community-based programs to empower and advocate on behalf of Hispanics with particular emphasis on educational attainment, improved health, financial prosperity, and civic engagement. Since creating and launching these new efforts, Univision has reached and engaged hundreds of thousands of Hispanics.

Prior to Univision, Llamas was at The Nielsen Company where he served as chief human resources and public affairs officer for the consumer research company with 40,000 employees in 100 countries. At Nielsen, he helped build a high performance culture and implemented robust leadership and talent development systems and also implemented human capital and community-based strategies to invest and succeed in Nielsen’s markets and communities, including developing markets.
Prior to Nielsen, Llamas served as chief administrative officer for The Cleveland Clinic, a top rated health care institution with 45,000 employees. There he implemented productivity initiatives that led to operating gains and improved patient and employee satisfaction. Llamas also introduced six sigma and wellness programs and significantly upgraded compensation, diversity, and leadership development programs. He formerly was the chief human resources officer for Lehman Brothers and was also a corporate officer at General Electric where he headed up HR and other functions for three of GE’s largest businesses. Llamas has also owned and managed his own consulting firm and held senior leadership positions at TRW and Southern California Edison.

Llamas, a graduate of California Polytechnic University, earned a master’s degree in Organizational Development from Pepperdine University. He has served on the board of trustees for several community and education based organizations. Llamas has been named one of “100 Most Influential” by Hispanic Business Magazine; recognized twice by The Image Foundation as “Most Powerful/Influential Latinos in Entertainment,” and honored by Hispanic Executive Magazine as “Top 10 Lideres.” Llamas has been profiled in several publications, including Talent Management Magazine, Poder Magazine and Hispanic Executive.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

HPNG ENTREPRENEURS Networking Event Invitation - Oct. 2nd in NY



Dear Friends and Colleagues:

You’re invited to the HPNG Entrepreneurs Networking Event on October 2nd in New York.


We all know gaining access to the right people and resources is key for any entrepreneurs’ success, but how do you finance your company’s expansion if you’ve exhausted traditional avenues for funding? A possible solution could be angel investors.


Angel investors is a term mostly associated with technology ventures, and that may be why non-tech companies have not utilized this resource, Latino entrepreneurs in particular.


At this upcoming HPNG Entrepreneurs Networking Event, we learn from a leading member of the Harvard Business School Latino Alumni Association/HBS Alumni Angels Association how to manage the process of pitching angel investors and how angel investors can be key your business growth. Like every process, there’s an art to every pitch and proposal, join us and learn how to best align yourself with the know-how to move forward with growing your business.



ABOUT OUR SPEAKER


Benny Lorenzo

Managing General Partner
B.L. Capital Partners, L.P

Mr. Benny Lorenzo is the Managing General Partner of B.L. Capital Partners, L.P., a New York State Certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) providing financial consulting, investment management and advisory services.  He is an active Angel Investor through his membership in various forums, including New York Angels.


From March 2009 through January 2012, Mr. Lorenzo was the Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Kaufman Bros, L.P. (KBRO), one of the top 500 investment banks & securities broker/dealers in the U.S.


He was the initial investor of KBRO in 1995 and leader of one of the largest minority-owned full-service investment banks focused on the Technology, Media, Telecommunications, Green Technology and Healthcare sectors. 


Mr. Lorenzo has over 35 years experience in the Information Technology industry with more than 10 years serving as a senior operating manager with IBM and AT&T and over 25 years as a financial services executive in Wall Street. He has also served as an advisor to corporate boards, a private equity investor and a lead investor raising millions of dollars of funding for various financial services ventures, including a commercial bank and an investment bank. 


He was a portfolio manager and general partner of P.A.W. Capital Partners, L.P., a Greenwich, CT based long/short equity hedge fund that grew from $35 million to over $350 million in assets under management during his tenure. He is also a portfolio manager at Aspira Capital Management, L.P., and a similar long/short equity hedge fund.


Mr. Lorenzo was born in the Dominican Republic. After being awarded a New York State Regents Scholarship, he earned a BS in Engineering from Cornell University and subsequently an MBA from Harvard University. 


Don't miss it, I'll see you there!


- Ali


Ali T. Curi

President
Hispanic Professionals Networking Group (HPNG)
New York | Miami | Chicago

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Elmo @ The Lounge
156 7th Avenue (btwn. 19th & 20th Sts.)
New York, NY

AGENDA

7:00 - 8:30 p.m.  - Registration & Networking
8:30 - 9:30 p.m.  - Guest Interview and Q & A with Audience
9:30 - 10:30 p.m. - More Networking!


- $25.00 pre-register online --> http://tinyurl.com/HPNG-Oct2014

- $35.00 at the door

* Cash Bar

* Appetizers compliments of HPNG


Facebook Invitation: http://tinyurl.com/HPNGFB-Oct2014



THANKS TO OUR MEDIA PARTNERS

- ETPNetwork.com
- United Latino Professionals (https://www.facebook.com/groups/UnitedLatinoProfessionals)
- NSHMBA.org/newyork
- NocheLatina.com
- LatinTrends.com
- hispaniceventsusa.com
- tinymilkshakemedia.com
- Red Shoe Movement (http://redshoemovement.com)
- Multicultural Marketing Resources(MMR) (http://www.Multicultural.com)

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

HBS Alumni Angels of New York (HBSAANY) and the HBS Latino Alumni Association (HBSLAA) Invite You to a Startup Pitch Night

HBS Alumni Angels of New York (HBSAANY) and the HBS Latino Alumni Association (HBSLAA) invite you to a startup pitch night on Monday, October 6th, 2014 in New York. The event will feature pitches by promising Latino-led companies, along with other companies.

The event will take place beginning at 5:30 pm in Midtown Manhattan.

http://hbsalumniangels.us4.list-manage.com/track/click?u=aee766919ce26017992e7ccbc&id=9044e26b11&e=0b84220bdd

HOW TO REQUEST FUNDING FROM THE HBS ALUMNI ANGELS

To apply to present to our members, follow the instructions at  www.hbsalumniangels.com/NY.

Submit a Business Plan

If you are interested in submitting a business plan for funding by the HBSAANY, please visit our Gust website. We invest in companies regardless of whether any of the owners or management are Harvard alumni.

Our Screening Process
We invite companies from all sectors to submit their business plans for funding. Our geographic focus includes, but is not limited to, the Greater New York area (Connecticut, New Jersey, and Philadelphia). The steps in the application process are:

 Submit an application through our Gust website.  If you need help contact Benny Lorenzo (201-370-9931).

   HBSAANY members conduct a preliminary screening.

    Companies that make it through the preliminary screening present to the HBSAANY membership on Monday, October 6, 2014.

** Please note that  pitch nights are only open to accredited investors, but in addition they have to be members of the HBSAANY, HBSLAA, or guests of said members **

Monday, December 02, 2013

Learn the Business of Fashion. Boardroom Rock Stars Fashion Brand Launch Academy




To help intrepid entrepreneurs navigate the confusing process of launching their own fashion brand, footwear industry veteran Shawn Ward of Shane+Shawn shoes has launched Boardroom Rock Stars Fashion Brand Launch Academy.

Enrollment is now open for the December session One Week Boot Camp. 

Founded in 2010, Boardroom Rock Stars is the only entrepreneurial academy of its kind. The company provides new and aspiring entrepreneurs with hands-on training and guidance through the process of successfully launching and running their own fashion or lifestyle consumer goods brand. Courses cover registrations and trademarking, logistics and distribution, product development and manufacturing, branding, marketing and PR, e-commerce and retail strategies, business plans, funding, investor relations, and more. 

Boardroom Rock Stars instructors draw from more than 75 years of combined experience in brand building, operations and entrepreneurship, having worked with companies such as adidas, Coca-Cola, Converse, Rock & Republic, Equinox, and Hermés. The mission is to share real-world knowledge to help entrepreneurs realize their dreams faster and more efficiently than if they were to do it alone. 

Recent Boardroom Rock Stars Six Month Launch Academy graduates, such as Tommy Owens Eyewear, have gone on to launch companies in the areas of footwear, custom-made eyewear, helmet covers and apparel.

The One Week Boot Camp is a condensed, generalized version of the company’s flagship Six Month Launch Academy and was developed due to an increasing number of aspiring entrepreneurs wishing to participate in Boardroom Rock Stars programming. The five-day session is an intensive, 100% online course that runs twice a month on an ongoing basis, with daytime and evening options. Each intake is capped at 50 students and participation is first come, first served, with no application process. The curriculum is broken up into five 45-minute sessions daily (30-minute lectures followed by a 15-minute Q&A). 

The Boardroom Rock Stars advisory board consists of experts from a range of industries and includes Vasilios Christofilakos, Accessories Design Department, Fashion Institute of Technology; Jamal Simmons, Political Commentator, CNN and MSNBC; Trisha Sweeny, EVP and Chief Marketing Officer, ShoeBuy.com; Bill Baum, EVP, Consolidated Shoe Company; Bella Acton, Lead Inventor, ?What If! Innovation.

This One Week Boot Camp session will take place December 9 - 15, 2013.

Fees are $1,050 per person; use the discount code: HPNG for a 25% discount ($250) off the $1,050 Regular Registration Fee


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Monday, November 04, 2013

Casa Latina Home Expo - Nov. 9th in New York

DON'T MISS the Casa Latina Expo on Saturday, Nov. 9th in NY
REGISTER AT: www.CasaLatinaHomeExpo.com

The Casa Latina Home Expo – is the first bilingual home expo in the NY Tri-state area and will take place on November 9th at the historic Altman Building (135 West 18th Street) from 10:00am-5:00pm.

This event will provide a wide-variety of culturally-relevant home-and-lifestyle information that Latino(a)s can use to improve their homes and their lives in an engaging, entertaining and inspiring setting. Top talent/influencers and experts will host home-and-lifestyle clinics in the areas of Financial literacy, DIY/How-to, Décor, Parenting, Cooking and Home Health.

HOME BUYING CLINICS: Chase will be conducting mortgage and financing related clinics for first time homebuyers to help aspiring homeowners access available grants and subsidies they may not know about.

HEALTH COVERAGE: The Affordable Care Act has created many unanswered questions on the home health care front. Empire BlueCross BlueShield will host an informational clinic to inform the community about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and answer any and all questions.

Come MEET TALENT & INFLUENCERS including:

Minerva Borjas, host of Tubebe, Evette Rios, host of Recipe Rehap, Kathy Cano-Murillo founder of The Crafty Chica, Martin Amado, founder of The WOW Factor!, Jeannette Kaplun founder and editor-in-chief of Hispana Global, Ana Flores co-founder of Spanglish Baby Marlene Pratt, Casa Latina co-founder, Helen Troncoso, former Ms. NY America 2012 and founder of Reinventing You others!

ENTERTAINMENT: Latin Trends Magazine will be hosting Salsa classes and a Salsa Competition with the winner featured in the next Latin Trends Magazine!

CELEBRITY CHEF’S: And for all of our food lovers, Chef Hamlet host of V-me TV’s Sazón para el mundo and And The Food Network's "Chopped" alumni, Chef Ronaldo Linares will host cooking demonstrations followed by Q&A!

CHILDREN’S ENTERTAINMENT: Our children’s area will have tons of fun entertainment brought to you by La Casa Azul Book Store! Award winning Jose Luis Orozco will join us to sing and tell stories, children’s authors will do readings and Vme Kids is bringing our kid’s favorite characters – Lunar Jim and Tricky The Tiger - to interact with the children!

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