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IronStone Bank

309 SW Sixth Avenue
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)
503.276.6000

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  • Tuesday
    Dec 6 2011
    OEN CEO Roundtable: Establishing Strategic Partnerships

    IronStone Bank

    Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion on the use of strategic partnerships. The session will focus on options that can provide leverage to your organization when internal resources are scarce. Too often, CEO’s neglect these attractive options due to uncertainty on how to establish them or how to make effective use of them. Practical discussion will highlight:

    Key areas for consideration:

    •Determining where leverage is needed in your organization •Keys to initiating relationships •Practical suggestions for consideration Your insights and considerations will be welcome and integrated into the discussion.

    Our featured content expert is Peter Arezzini, Principal, Arezzini Consulting. Arezzini Consulting specializes in strategic planning and development of growth strategies for mid-market companies. Peter Arezzini has served as a President/Chief Operating Officer for over 15 years. He has taken divisions of Fortune 500 companies to double-digit growth through organic as well as acquisition strategies that are simple, yet powerful. He has experience in high technology as well as industrial-based companies. Peter has successfully grown, consolidated and positioned companies for IPO and ultimate sale to other public companies.

    Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Moderator: Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com. Content Expert: Peter Arezzini, Arezzini Consulting Inc.

    To register for this event, please contact Kirsten Ringen, OEN Director of Membership Services, at 503-222-2270 x 113 or kirstenr@oen.org. Registration: OEN Member - $46; Non-Member - $80.

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  • Tuesday
    Sep 13 2011
    CEO Roundtable - Establishing Your Company's Brand and Marketing: Getting It Right the First Time

    IronStone Bank

    Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion about what it takes to properly build a company’s Brand and Marketing plans. The session will focus on what is needed to ensure that this is done properly from the beginning. Too often, CEO’s neglect this critical juncture resulting in a company with only partial potential due to the lack of a brand or identity. Practical discussion will highlight:

    • Essential first steps for developing the brand and marketing • The tough strategic decisions that need to be made • How to know if direction is any good • Practical suggestions for developing the execution

    Your insights into what has worked and what has not will be welcome and integrated into the discussion.

    Our featured content expert is Peter Weiss of Weiss Ideas. Peter has lead successful marketing programs for over fifty Fortune 500 and start-up companies all over the world including Procter & Gamble, Danone, Mattel, Clorox, Merck, Glaxo SmithKline, Agilent, Dell, Planar, Routeware, Site9, Pulse Health and many others. Peter earned his MBA and BS from UC Berkeley and has worked in New York, Tokyo, Düsseldorf, Mexico City and San Francisco before Portland. The session will leverage his experiences across a vast array of B2C and B2B companies to help bring valuable insights and practical suggestions to your business.

    Open only to CEOS or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 



    Interested in attending the CEO Roundtable? Please contact Kirsten Ringen at 503-222-2270 or kirstenr@oen.org to register.

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  • Tuesday
    May 24 2011
    CEO Roundtable - Creating an Executive Leadership Team That Works

    IronStone Bank

    Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion about what to look for as you're selecting and growing your executive team. We’ll focus on leadership team issues and the warning signs that, if left untended, can derail executives' careers -- and in the process can torpedo both the culture of your team and your growing company. Share with other CEOs your experiences, insights and frustrations in working with your own and others’ potential career derailers, and gain insights for proactively addressing these leadership issues.

    Our featured content expert is executive coach Rebecca Perry. As a former manager in a Fortune 50 company, and with 20+ years of experience as coach and sounding board for leaders in start-up and growing organizations, she brings to our table her curiosity, insights and lessons-observed.

    The content of this session will include a brief description of the Hogan Leadership instrument -- a unique personality assessment so incisive it’s a legally-defensible predictor of leadership success. You'll hear about the 11 most common ways leaders shoot their careers and their company cultures in the foot. This information can help you notice warning signs in your team before they become show-stoppers.

    Our group will discuss lessons-learned in creating alignment on a leadership team, and fostering an environment where we’re bringing out each others' best especially during the intense and often stress-producing phases of a young company.

    Open only to CEOS or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Date: Tuesday, May 24, 2011 Time: 11:30-1:30 pm Location: 309 SW 6th Ave. Ironstone Bank Conference Room Portland, OR 97204 Registration: OEN Member - $46 Non-Member - $80

    Moderator: Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc. – www.axian.com Content Expert: Rebecca Perry, Executive Coach – www.linkedin.com/in/rebeccaperryleadership

    Speaker: Frank Helle Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a privately-held web-services engineering firm building custom software and data solutions. Previously, he was a senior global leader at Monsanto Company. He lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

    Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

    Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon's Association for Corporate Growth as Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association, Tech America, is on the Software Association of Oregon CEO Roundtable Steering Team, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - Chairing the CEO Roundtable.

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  • Tuesday
    Feb 22 2011
    OEN CEO Roundtable with Frank Helle: Raising Money in a Difficult Economy

    IronStone Bank

    Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion about the art and science of raising capital. Attendees will learn the do-s and don't-s from some real-world hands-on experiences. Share with other CEOs your experiences, insights and frustrations from past efforts and gain insights for more successful future outcomes.

    This session will feature expert content provided by "an old-pro" at raising capital, Spencer Brown, Board Chair of Oregon Aesthetics Technologies, Inc., who has raised over $250,000,000 for a variety of start-up and later stage companies, and by a "first-timer" who has recently raised Angel money for his company. Learn from their successes and frustrations to improve your odds!

    Our group will discuss how to attract attention, methods and styles of presentations that are most effective, when and how to adjust to the unexpected, strategies to employ, and tactics of persuasion found to be most effective. You also will receive a high-level recap of the discussion.

    Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Moderator: Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com Content Expert: Spencer J. Brown, Board Chair of Oregon Aesthetic Technologies, Inc. - www.ansr.com

    Speaker: Frank Helle Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a privately-held web-services engineering firm building custom software and data solutions. Previously, he was a senior global leader at Monsanto Company. He lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

    Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

    Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon's Association for Corporate Growth as Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon's high tech trade association, Tech America, is on the Software Association of Oregon CEO Roundtable Steering Team, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - Chairing the CEO Roundtable.

    Date: Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM Location: IronStone Bank, Conference Room 309 SW 6th Ave. Portland, OR 97204 OEN Member Registration: $46.00
    Non-member Registration: $80.00

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  • Wednesday
    Dec 8 2010
    OEN CEO Roundtable: Leveraged Negotiations

    IronStone Bank

    Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion about the art and science of negotiation. Attendees will learn how to leverage their instincts for more bargaining power when negotiating. Share with other CEOs your experiences, insights and frustrations from past transactions and gain strategies for more successful future outcomes.

    This session will feature expert content provided by Donald (Don) W. Douglas, Managing Director of Leveraged Negotiations, LLC.

    Our group will examine how best to prepare for a critical negotiation, the methods and styles of negotiation that are most effective, when and how to adjust to differing situations, optimal strategies to employ, and tactics of persuasion found to be most effective. You also will receive a high-level recap of the discussion and an application of these principles to a participant’s current transaction.

    Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Moderator: Frank Helle, Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com Content Expert: Don Douglas, Leveraged Negotiations, LLC- http://www.linkedin.com/in/leveragednegotiations

    Date: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 Time: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm Location: 309 SW 6th Ave. Ironstone Bank Conference Room Portland, OR 97204

    Speaker: Frank Helle Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a privately-held web-services software and data engineering firm providing collaboration portals and business intelligence. Previously, he was a senior global leader at Monsanto Company. During that career he lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

    Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

    Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon’s Association for Corporate Growth as Chair Emeritus & Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association, Tech America, is on the Software Association of Oregon CEO Roundtable Steering Team, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - Chairing the CEO Roundtabl

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  • Wednesday
    Jul 21 2010
    OEN CEO Roundtable with Frank Helle: Business Models

    IronStone Bank

    309 SW Sixth Avenue (Ironstone Bank Conference Room) Portland, OR 97204-

    Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion that will help entrepreneurs gain some insightful perspectives on Business Models. Come share your challenges, observations and successes with other CEOs of emerging businesses.

    We all talk about business models but do we really understand what they are? In this session of the OEN CEO Roundtable, the group will discuss the different types of business models and delve into understanding which type may be the best fit for your company. You will also receive a high-level recap of the discussion from Frank.

    Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Speaker: Frank Helle, Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com

    Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a 20-year old privately-held web-services company creating collaboration portals and business intelligence (software & data). Prior to 2002 he was a senior global manager at Monsanto Company. During that career he lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

    Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

    Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon's Association for Corporate Growth as Chair Emeritus & Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association,Tech America, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - chairing the CEO Roundtable.

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  • Wednesday
    Apr 21 2010
    OEN CEO Roundtable with Frank Helle: Perspectives on Boards of Directors

    IronStone Bank

    Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion that will help entrepreneurs gain some insightful perspectives on Boards of Directors. Come share your challenges, observations and successes with other CEOs of emerging businesses. The group will discuss strategies for selecting, structuring and making your board more effective. You will also receive a high-level recap of the discussion from Frank.

    Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Box lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Speaker: Frank Helle, Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com

    Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a 20-year old privately-held web-services company creating collaboration portals and business intelligence (software & data). Prior to 2002 he was a senior global manager at Monsanto Company. During that career he lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

    Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

    Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon's Association for Corporate Growth as Chair Emeritus & Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association,Tech America, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - chairing the CEO Roundtable.

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 20 2010
    OEN CEO Roundtable with Frank Helle: CEO Success Profile - What is the job of the CEO?

    IronStone Bank

    Frank Helle, CEO of Axian, Inc., will lead an interactive discussion that will help entrepreneurs understand the critical areas of focus for being a successful CEO. Come share your challenges, observations and successes with other CEOs of emerging businesses.

    Successful CEOs often focus on 4 tasks, 6 roles, and 5 performance dimensions. The group will discuss what this means and help you become a more successful leader. You will also receive a high-level recap of the discussion from Frank.

    Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Box lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Speaker: Frank Helle, Axian, Inc. - www.axian.com

    Frank Helle is CEO of Axian, Inc., a 20-year old privately-held web-services company creating collaboration portals and business intelligence (software & data). Prior to 2002 he was a senior global manager at Monsanto Company. During that career he lived in Brussels Belgium for 5 years managing manufacturing, engineering, and supply chain for Europe, Middle East, and Africa. He then lived in Singapore for 5 years as Asia-Pacific Managing Director for 3 Monsanto Divisions.

    Frank's leadership helps organizations realize more of their full potential, and often focuses on turnarounds and turbo-charging growth.

    Aside from positioning Axian to be "built to last," Frank mentors and coaches local CXOs to help them compete in the global marketplace and create more jobs in Oregon. Frank is an active Board Director of Oregon's Association for Corporate Growth as Chair Emeritus & Past-President, is an active Board Director of Oregon’s high tech trade association,Tech America, and is an active volunteer with the Oregon Entrepreneurs Network - chairing the CEO Roundtable.

    OEN Member Registration: $46.00
    Non-member Registration: $86.00

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 18 2009
    CEO Roundtable - Go to Market Strategies: Reaching your customers with limited resources

    IronStone Bank

    Paul Gulick, formerly of Clarity Visual Systems and Planar, will lead a lively discussion that will help entrepreneurs drive their organization's success. Come share your challenges, observations and successes with other CEOs of emerging businesses.

    We will discuss the challenges of developing sales strategies and options you can employ to reach customers with limited resources.

    Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Date and Time:Wednesday November 18, 11:30 am - 1:00pm Location: Iron Stone Bank Conference Room 309 SW Sixth Avenue Portland, OR 97204 Registration: OEN Members - $46, Non Members - $80

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  • Wednesday
    Jul 22 2009
    CEO Roundtable - Funding Your Company in Tough Times

    IronStone Bank

    Paul Gulick, formerly of Clarity Visual Systems and Planar, will lead a lively discussion that will help entrepreneurs drive their organization's success. Come share your challenges, observations and successes with other CEOs of emerging businesses.

    We will discuss the challenges of funding your company in tough times and the creative options you can employ to get the cash your company needs to survive and grow.

    Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Registration: OEN Members - $46 Non Members - $145

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  • Thursday
    May 21 2009
    OEN - CEO Roundtable - Boards and Advisors: Using your external team to help drive you and your company's success

    IronStone Bank

    Paul Gulick, formerly of Clarity Visual Systems and Planar, will lead a lively discussion that will help entrepreneurs drive their organization's success. Come share your challenges, observations and successes with other CEOs of emerging businesses.

    We will discuss why and how to structure your board of directors, advisory board, professional advisory teams (legal, accounting, etc.). Learn from other's successes as well as war stories from the board rooms.

    Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

    Non-member Fee (includes a one-year Individual Membership to OEN): $151.00 OEN Member Fee: $46.00

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  • Wednesday
    Jan 28 2009
    OEN: CEO Roundtable-Building the Environment for Success

    Paul Gulick, formerly of Clarity Visual Systems and Planar, will lead this lunch discussion about attracting, motivating and leading the people who will be key in driving your organization’s success. Come share your challenges, observations and successes with other CEOs of emerging businesses.

    Company culture is set from the leadership within. The group will discuss successes and failures they have seen or been a part of, and will explore strategies, methodologies, and best practices for setting the culture that will help make a great company.

    Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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  • Wednesday
    Nov 12 2008
    OEN CEO Roundtable - November

    IronStone Bank

    Paul Gulick, formerly of Clarity Visual Systems and Planar, will lead a lively discussion that will help entrepreneurs drive their organization's success. Come share your challenges, observations and successes with other CEOs of emerging businesses.

    We'll discuss short and long term effects of the current economic crisis on entrepreneurial companies. Hear from other CEO's about what their plans are to survive and eventually prosper after the events on Wall Street. We will explore different business challenges and approaches so that participants come away with some ideas to enhance their processes to help their companies succeed. Network and have a private conversation with business leaders who are in or have been in your shoes, running, growing and leading a start up company.

    Open only to CEOs or Presidents of currently operating companies that have employees. Boxed lunch will be served. This program is limited to 12 participants, and is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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