Entrepreneurial Speaker Series

The Xavier entrepreneurial center began the entrepreneurial lecture series in 2000, with the goal of providing increased exposure to successful entrepreneurs as a networking opportunity to Xavier students and the regional community. A sampling of speakers in the series is below:

2000-2001: Sponsored by Ernst & Young

  • Jon Bostick, Founder and CEO of LÛCRUM Incorporated
  • Joan Feldon, President and CEO of The Answer Group
  • “Buddy” LaRosa, Founder and CEO of LaRosa’s Incorporated
  • Dan Rolfes, Founder and CEO Holiday Homes
  • Craig Wynett, General Manager, Corporate New Ventures Procter & Gamble Worldwide

2001-2002: Sponsored by Ernst & Young

  • Todd Wichmann and Rich Owens, founders of Redox Brands
  • David Pomeroy, Pomeroy Computers
  • Victoria Buyniski Gluckman, Founder, President and CEO of United Medical Resources, Inc.
  • Terry Jacobs is the founder and CEO of Regent Communications
  • Ellen Frankenberg, Ph.D. is a family business psychologist

2002–2003: Sponsored by Ernst & Young

  • Bob Ready, President and CEO of LSI Industries
  • Chip Nielsen, Chairman/President/CEO of The Aspen Group
  • Marty Grunder, Founder and President of Grunder Landscaping Co.
  • Jeffrey Osterfeld, CEO and Member of the Board of Directors Penn Station

2003-2004: Sponsored by Ernst & Young

  • Dave Conway, Construction Software Technologies Inc./iSqft
  • John Bello, Sobe Corporation
  • Mel Gravely, Institute for Entrepreneurial Thinking
  • Tony & Mary Miller, Jancoa Janitorial Services

2004-2005: Sponsored by the Williams College of Business

  • Paul Cashen, CEO of EnteraTech
  • Ryan Legg, TQL Total Quality Logistics
  • Susan Harrington, Idealine