AccessEN Forum Panel Experts to Explain How Businesses Can Plan for Execution and Execute a Plan

Three local experts will discuss the importance of an organization’s business plan and the keys to its execution at the Access Executive Network monthly forum on September 20, 2011 at 6:00 PM at the Center Club, Costa Mesa, Calif.
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Sept. 13, 2011 - PRLog -- COSTA MESA, Calif. -- Three local experts will discuss the importance of an organization’s business plan and the keys to its execution at the Access Executive Network monthly forum on September 20, 2011 at 6:00 PM at the Center Club, 650 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, Calif.

According to Ed Inal, AccessEN chairman, the panel will speak to the proven methods of execution and what it truly means to a company and its stakeholders, from investors, customers, partners, employees and vendors. “Attendees will hear powerful insights from our seasoned panel on how to devise and prepare the appropriate KPI’s (key performance indicators); how to build and (perhaps) change a management team; institute effective organizational structures; and implement key management tactics for program management at all levels of the value-chain,” Inal noted.

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•   Doug Pennington is founder and managing director of Private Capital Network, an international angel investor group with strong ties to the Canadian Angel world.  In the past four years, PCN has invested nearly $45 million into 23 companies. PCN currently has reciprocating memberships with Venture Alberta in Calgary, Canada, First Angel Network in Halifax Nova Scotia, and Cornerstone Angels in Chicago. Prior to PCN, Mr. Pennington was a senior vice president with the third largest technology provider to community banks in the nation. He led a development team that created the second most popular Internet Home Banking product in the U.S.  He later participated in the sale of that firm.  Before re-entering the technology world, Mr. Pennington owned and operated an importation business specializing in alcoholic beverages, but primarily, his own creation from South Africa
•   Paul Work has more than 18 years’ experience in the hi-tech and healthcare industries specializing in identifying new business opportunities and growing them to profitability.  He is an active angel investor, serving on the Executive Committee of Tech Coast Angels and on the Investment Committee of the ACE Fund. Mr. Work brings to the challenge of building new businesses an unusual blend of line and deal experience in companies both large and small.  On the operating side, he has built and led highly customer-focused teams from positions in general management, product development, marketing and sales.  He has done so in large companies like McKesson and Oracle, in venture-backed, Silicon Valley companies like Ariba and Calico Commerce, and in raw start-ups with, for example, four Berkeley PhD’s in a hotel basement and way too much coffee.  
•   David J. Cohen, president & CEO of Mobolize, has over 25 years of executive management experience and has co-founded several start-ups throughout his career. Prior to joining Mobolize, Mr. Cohen was senior vice president of business development at Vantage Media. His most recent start-up was FrontBridge Technologies, Inc. where he was responsible for the strategy, creation and management of worldwide revenue as well as the company’s entire partner program. After FrontBridge was acquired by Microsoft, Mr. Cohen was responsible for global business development for Microsoft’s Hosted Exchange. Mr. Cohen has also held positions as general manager of Videotron’s US Tacoma operation; vice president of worldwide marketing for CME Information Services; Western Regional manager at WICAT, as well as experience at Sun Microsystems and Sperry.

Featured Business Case:  Advanced Cluster Systems
Zvi Tannenbaum, CEO of Advanced Cluster Systems, will present “Solving the Multicore Challenge.” The company is a leader in high performance computing solutions.  ACS’ patented technology, the Supercomputing Engine Technology™ (SET™) software, enables any software application to fully utilize multiple processors or cores in Linux and Mac-based computers to exponentially speed up the processing time.  Software applications today simply do not utilize the multiple cores or processors in computers, and the speed intended by these multiple cores. SET solves this major issue by enabling software applications to run many times faster and more efficiently by utilizing these multiple cores. SET accomplishes this without requiring the source code of software applications to be changed or rewritten.  

Admission to the event is $45 for non-members and $25 for students. Space is limited; pre-registration may be required to ensure seating. Register online at

AccessEN sponsors include Daly-Swartz Public Relations; Latisys; Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth; The Center Club; Sandler Training; BridgeGate; TriNet; and CyberianSoft.

About Access Executive Network
Access Executive Network ( is dedicated to bringing together leaders and senior executives to enhance professional connections and give back to the community. AccessEN focuses on helping other entrepreneurs and executives by sharing knowledge and expertise. With strong ties to the community and a desire to not only support each other, but also to support the community at large, AccessEN has quickly grown to be a well-known presence in Orange County with an eye to expanding throughout Southern California.

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