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May 2020

Virtual Program: Remote Workforce – The New Way of Doing Business

May 22 @ 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
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Join us for our virtual office hours with RSM’s Kenneth Murwanto, Senior Manager and Mike Gillis, Principal, discussing planning considerations and best practices to optimize a company’s remote workforce during and after COVID-19 (or any future pandemic).   With the advancement of technology, most of our day-to-day work can be done from the comfort of our homes.  To manage this process effectively, companies must define key policies, leverage the right technology tools & processes, measure productivity, and maintain communication & collaboration.   We will share…

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Virtual Program: PPE Solutions During the Pandemic

May 22 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
PPE Solutions During the Pandemic

Farrugia and Wilson’s efforts were initially funded by a $20,000 Go Fund Me campaign, but through teamwork, grassroots mobilization and the engagement of government officials and industry experts, the initiative quickly garnered game-changing corporate support in the form of mass-scale manufacturing firepower and donations: • Delta pitched in to rapidly manufacture and deliver 2,000 shields to aid workers in New York, and an additional 4,000 for Atlanta-area hospitals. Delta is currently producing 20,000 shields for the U.S. Department of Veterans…

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Virtual Program: Strategies for Margin Recovery Following Economic Downturn

May 27 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Strategies for Margin Recovery Following Economic Downturn

Hear from HBR Consulting's  Jerry Wilkinson,  Senior Director / Client Engagement, Christine Kilicarslan, Manager and Lee Garbowitz, Managing Director. For more than 40 years, HBR core capabilities are renown for being a trusted advisor to leading law firms, law departments and corporations. HBR’s advisory, managed services and software solutions increase client profitability, productivity and mitigate risk. Clients say HBR’s thought leadership, subject matter expertise, data-visualization tools and industry-leading benchmarking surveys help business leaders accurately gauge and consistently improve operational and financial…

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Virtual Program: Managing Mental Health in a Time of Change

May 29 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Managing Mental Health in a Time of Change

The next epidemic for our country will be the mental and emotional health of individuals that have been negatively impacted by COVID19. From those dealing with isolation and disruption in their daily lives to the many that have been furloughed, laid off or faced server health consequences. Join us for a canid discussion with experts where we review the impact on our companies, communities and individuals. We will further discuss the practical things that people can do today and into…

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June 2020

Virtual Program: The Current State of Orange County Venture

June 4 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

Join Octane for a Conversation and Q&A with local venture firms as they discuss the current environment for seed and early-stage investing in Southern California. In this session, Jeff Weinhuff, Managing Partner of Visionary Ventures, will lead a group discussion with fellow OC based VC’s Newth Morris of Ankona Capital, Saurabh Suri of CerraCap Ventures and Jeff Bocan of Okapi Venture Capital.  Topics to be addressed will include the following: -What do you see as the overall outlook for venture…

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CARES Act Update: Understanding PPP Loan Forgiveness

June 5 @ 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
CARES Act Update

Join Octane and RSM for a discussion on how business leaders can understand PPP loan forgiveness. You will hear from: Patrick J. Carney, Partner, RSM and Christopher J. Gauss, Senior Manager, RSM. On this webcast, Patrick and Christopher will discuss: · An overview of the loan forgiveness process under the PPP · Guidance for how borrowers can calculate loan forgiveness amounts · What qualifies as payroll costs for the purposes of loan forgiveness · Other items that qualify for forgiveness…

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Virtual Program: Women Leaders of Octane Success Story

June 5 @ 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM
LaunchPad Success Story

Hear from Jennifer Mons Anderson, CEO, AccessElite, Kelly Barba, Client Engagement Director, K&L Gates, and Marinela Gombosev, CEO, Evoke Neuroscience. The goal for this series is to share stories of success not only through the Women Leaders of Octane but more broadly to the SoCal ecosystem. Register Here

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Virtual Program: Managing The Moment

June 18 @ 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
Managing the moment with emile haddad

Hear from FivePoint Chairman and CEO Emile Haddad on leading a company in times of crisis: the mindset, resilience and resources needed to navigate the challenge. Register Here

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Virtual Program: Streamlining Operations for the Return to Work

June 19 @ 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Streamlining Operations for the Return to Work

Join Octane and RSM on June 19 for a discussion on how business leaders can streamline operations and reduce costs as companies determine strategies for returning to work. You will hear from  Kenneth Murwanto (Senior Manager, RSM), Joe Estanol (Director, RSM), and RSM’s Technical Accounting Consulting team.  On this webcast, RSM professionals will discuss: How to evaluate the need for supplemental resources to augment core back-office functions Loan staffing and tax function co-sourcing How to support IT projects that can…

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Virtual Program: Successful M&A Exit Strategies and the Journey to an IPO

June 25 @ 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Successful M&A Exit Strategies and the Journey to an IPO

Selling your company or taking it public can be a major life decision, which if done correctly can guarantee the legacy you've devoted your life to building. Not only do you want to achieve the highest valuation for your business, but you also want to minimize transaction risks and set yourself up for the highest likelihood of a successful closing. Many management teams choose to navigate these processes by themselves rather than with professional help. Although it may seem like…

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