San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
The Master Entrepreneur Series is an intimate, informal event in which seasoned, successful business owners - many of them "serial entrepreneurs" who have started multiple ventures - share what they have learned in an effort to help the next generation of entrepreneurs become successful.
Each session will consist of a brief presentation followed by a moderated Q & A
Third Session - September 17th
featuring Carl Stecker
moderated by Bill Masters
Lunch will be provided for registered participants.
Carl Stecker’s entrepreneurial drive and penchant for innovation were apparent early in his career. He founded three companies in the fields of Construction and Publishing. He was a trader on the Mercantile Exchange, trading S&P 500 Stock Index Futures. He was a market maker in the Johnson & Johnson pit on the Chicago Board of Options Exchange.
For one organization, he was responsible for increasing revenue five-fold. In 1990, Mr. Stecker had fifteen years experience in audit recovery, specializing in administering federal, state and local tax incentives. Leveraging that experience, he founded Net Profit, Inc., serving as its president and chief executive officer. Net Profit was one of the first in the industry to procure employment-related tax incentives for its clients, including the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, Welfare-To-Work, and location-based tax incentives. In October 2004, Net Profit, Inc., was acquired by TALX Corporation, a provider of HR/Payroll services. Mr. Stecker continued to serve as Director of Tax Credits and Incentives until October 2006. TALX Corporation was then sold to Equifax for 1.4 billion in 2007.
Fueled by his experience with Net Profit, Inc., Mr. Stecker founded Benefits In A Card, LLC in 2001. Reflecting the competencies of Net Profit, Benefits In A Card developed into an industry leader providing group insurance to the temporary and contract employees of client companies.
Outside of his business activity, Mr. Stecker provides strong support to local non-profit organizations through his service on numerous boards of directors. These organizations focus on assistance for handicapped, developmentally delayed, abused or neglected young children and their families. Through personal commitment and professional contacts, Mr. Stecker raises hundreds of thousands of dollars for these charities, giving back to the community to those who are in need.
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Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership
The mission of the Arthur M. Spiro Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership is to support educational, research and outreach programs that promote entrepreneurial activity and economic development of the region, state and nation. The focus is on wealth creation through entrepreneurial activity.