Members in the News

Ken Gruskin and his firm, Gruskin Architecture + Design, P.C., have been featured in Licensed Architect magazine. Click Gruskin to read more.

Fruition Partners and RightAnswers (Jeff Weinstein)Team up to Incorporate Knowledge Management into Managed Cloud Services for ServiceNow. Click here to read more.

Bell Techlogix and RightAnswers (Jeff Weinstein) Announce New Partnership. Click here to read more.

Myers Wolin (Harris Wolin) Announces Patent Counsel Residency program to Fuel Partnerships with Tech Incubators and Accelerators and Assist Top Startups. Click here to read more.

Bridgewater-based Advanced Realty (Kurt Padavano) buys Pa. property in joint venture. Click here to read more.

GEI Survey is Open!

About EO GEI

The Global Entrepreneur Indicator is a semi-annual survey of the membership of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization, a membership-based non-profit with more 10,000+entrepreneurs across 46 countries.  Each of these business owners has successfully founded a business with over US$1 million in revenue, with an average annual revenue of US$52.3 million. Collectively, these entrepreneurs employ more than 2.4 million workers and represent more than US$536 billion in global economic activity.

To fill out survey click here.

Business Execution for RESULTS – RESULTS.COM – Stephen Lynch

Management in the Digital Age

We are entering an era of “Digital Darwinism,” when society and technology evolves faster than companies can adapt.  More specifically, it is the way we manage people that has struggled to keep pace with the rate of change.

Radical Transparency & Accountability

How to use dashboards to bring your Goals to life in a way that engages and motivates your people. What works and what doesn’t in terms of setting goals and holding people accountable for performance – based on direct observations of thousands of client firms

Key Performance Indicators

How to define and track the key measures that will drive the success of your current business model, and drive the key functional areas of your company (the outcomes for this workshop can be more powerful if other members of the leadership team are present)

Stephen Lynch is the Chief Operating Officer of He is a “Kiwi” (New Zealander) living in San Francisco. He is responsible for researching and developing the strategic planning and business management practices that are incorporated into the management dashboard software.

Stephen is the author of the award-winning book: Business Execution for RESULTS – a practical guide for leaders of small to mid sized firms. His book was judged Winner in the “Management” category of the USA’s 2014 Small Business Book Awards.

He has had articles published in The Economist, and has personally consulted with the leadership teams of hundreds of client firms around the world, and writes a weekly email newsletter that has over 40,000 business leader subscribers around the globe. are a growth firm headquartered in New Zealand with plans to list on the NZ stock exchange later in 2014.The methodology they teach clients is the exact same methodology they use to run their own business.

Click here to view event, here for registration, or here to decline the invitation.


Members in the News

Denise Blasevick [The S3 Agency] was quoted in a Fast Company article.

U.S. News and World Report interviewed Felicia Garland of Greenberg & Rapp [Ronald Greenberg] on sharing finances in a long-term relationship.

Peter Cocoziello of Advance Realty [Kurt Padavano] spoke about repurposing vacant office parks in an story.

Star Tribune story on the price of MLB All-Star Game tickets mentioned Select-A-Ticket [Tom Patania]. did a story on Theresa Lyons [Lyons & Associates, P.C.] creating a phone app to empower domestic violence victims.

Aaron Messing of OlenderFeldman LLP [Kurt Olender] spoke on the importance of legal protection for startups in a Globe and Mail article.

EO New Jersey’s First Ever Combined Huddle and Happy Hour!

Join us for a combined huddle (add to calendar) and happy hour (add to calendar) starting at 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 at Crossfit 247. Arrive dressed and ready for long-time EO member Rick Haig to lead us through a fun and challenging class. Afterwards we’ll reward ourselves with a happy hour across the street at Willie McBride’s. If you cannot join us for Crossfit, you can still sign up for the happy hour by itself.

Click here to view event, here for registration or here to decline the invitation. Please register for the huddle and happy hour separately.

Time: 3:30 – 7:00 p.m.

Date: Sept. 10

Location: Crossfit 247 (3150 US22 Branchburg, NJ 08876)


Welcome Note from New President Michael Schofel

New EO New Jersey President Michael Schofel has written a message about the next year to the chapter. Read it below:

Happy 4th of July!  Hope you have a  great holiday weekend.

Welcome to our next year of EO New Jersey.

This year I am excited and honored to be representing all of you – local and national entrepreneurs “making a difference” in the economy and lives of others in New Jersey and the world.

Our key focus for this year will be: learning, process, forum and fun.

    1. Learning - one major learning event per quarter (in addition to our monthly events of either learning or huddles)
    2. Process  & Growth - with great systems in place and growth in membership
    3. Strong Forums - provide opportunities for forums and moderators for additional training
    4. Fun – fun while we engage on the three items above

I am very excited to be working with the new board of both previous and new EO NJ board members (click here to see the board members).

We also have opportunities to get more engaged in a couple of key areas on a committee level rather than a full board commitment. If interested, please email me.

Just Announced: the learning team has arranged a valuable mid-summer learning event with Kathy Frank. This event includes your key executives.  “Harnessing Personality to Drive Profitability: The Science of Knowing What Makes Others Tick” presented by Kathy Frank of Augur Inc. will take place July 29.

Each participant and their key executives attending:

  • will have the opportunity to fill out a Predictive Index survey
  • Get results by graph and written report at the event
  • Explain how to use and leverage it in their business

I look forward to seeing next week at the summer Happy Hour at Basking Ridge County Club.

Enjoy your weekend!  Happy Independence Day!

Members in the News

NJBIZ interviewed Kenneth Gruskin of the Gruskin Group on why design matters to a company’s bottom line as well as architecture’s impact on higher learning. Additionally they won the grand prize in the NJ Concrete Awards.

Rob Zadotti [Gold Medal Service] won a Rule Breaker Award and was quoted in a article on the event.

The Independent did a story on Soleil Tans’ [Shawn Smith] “Tanning For Paws” fundraiser.

NJBIZ wrote about Advance Realty [Kurt Padavano] completing significant lease activity in Florham Park.

AV Network did a story on Control Concepts’ [Steve Greenblatt] inaugural InfoComm conference.

Caryn Kopp [Kopp Consulting] wrote an article for the Daily Record on the 7 key steps to make the most of prospect meetings.

SRSsoft [Evan Steele] was in HIT Consultant for Steele’s transition to senior advisor.

RightAnswers [Jeffrey Weinstein] was in KMWorld for their new SmartService software.

Learn How to Harness Personality to Drive Increased Profitability with a Free Predictive Index® Assessment

Tuesday, July 29, Augur Inc. Founder and CEO Kathleen Frank will discuss with EO members how their Predictive Index® (PI) assessment impacts how they run their business. The time and location are to be determined. Topics discussed will include how each leader can optimize their strengths and more effectively manage their weaknesses, increase productivity of employees and decrease turnover through better hiring and targeted management.

All EO members attending this meeting will be invited to complete the PI survey checklist, which will take no more than 10-15 minutes to complete. The deadline for completing the PI Checklist is July 14. To receive the survey, email

Click here for more information.