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'Founders Only' Town Hall Discussion on Growth & Scaling led by Todd Jennings of Panthera Technologies
The Town Hall Discussion encourages crowd interaction and dialogue, but how does it work?
So if you plan on attending our February 26th event, or any of our Soirees thereafter, here's a rundown of how the "Town Hall" unfolds.
The event starts at 6:30pm and the first hour-ish is packed with drinks, eats, and conversations among founders and biz owners.
A very important piece of the puzzle unfolds under the radar during this initial hour though.
Enter...the index cards.
Leading up to the event, we will be sending out emails and questions to stoke the fire on the discussion topic of Growth & Scaling. Help us out by answering our questions and submitting your input.
Back to the index cards. After a couple weeks of stewing on the topic, we are hoping you show up to Soiree boiling over with questions, issues, and comments related to our topic.
Upon arrival, you'll receive an index card (or a few). We encourage all of our guests to write down one or two relevant questions relating to Growth & Scaling and drop them in the appropriate submission boxes.
These index cards with questions produced by YOU will drive the discussion.
So on to the action..
We give a quick introduction on guest moderator, Todd Jennings, and then he'll take the floor.
Once Todd takes the floor, he'll tell his story and introduce the topic. He'll explain why he's the guys to lead the discussion on Growth & Scaling...and then he'll dive into the index cards!
Once the questions start, the floor is open for anyone to speak up with answers, angles, issues, assistance and more questions! We let the conversation go for about 30-45 minutes and then STOP!
The music gets turned back up, the food and drinks start flying around, and the founders party!
So now you're probably wondering, 'well that sounds great, but who's Todd Jennings?"
J. Todd Jennings, President and CEO of Panthera Technologies to lead town hall style discussion geared toward business growth and scaling
Having qualified, competed in and finishing the world’s toughest one day endurance sport the Ironman World Championship, Todd understands what hard work, dedication and perseverance mean. In today's business environment you have to overcome obstacles and market challenges every day. Todd brings something unique to the game you won't find from others...an unmatched passion for what he believes in.
Todd was selected by SmartCEO Magazine twice as one of the top CXO’s in the Baltimore area. Todd is a talented IT professional with almost 30 years of systems, technical, management and leadership experience in IT technologies within many various industries (manufacturing, distribution, financial, insurance, federal government, colleges and universities, health care and retail). Having founded Panthera Technologies it was important to set the foundation of not only what services/products Panthera offered but what the company stood for and what its “DNA” was built on.
Todd on his company, Panthera Technologies:
"Our values and principals guide all decisions and are unshakable. They define who we are and guide every step we each take. Our clients, partners and our team are better off as a result. We are united in our mission and belief that technology results are measured far beyond just the technical delivery. We are passionate about leveraging both our business expertise and technology understanding to gain the greatest business impact on behalf of our clients. While being bound to our guiding principles and beliefs. Which gives us the strength to deliver excellence in all we do."
Having spent most of his life in Baltimore, Todd considers this home and where he will see the rest of my professional career out. He has a wonderful wife, a son who is a computer science major at Penn State, and a daughter at Hereford High School who loves field hockey.
Todd believes in paying it forward and dedicating time to organizations he believes in. He is currently a board member of The Brigance Brigade, There Goes My Hero, Fireman Rob Foundation. These organizations embody the spirit and values that are so important to him. As an entrepreneur Todd believes it is as much about what we give back to our community that establishes who we are as business.
We can't wait to see everyone Thursday February 26th!
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