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On October 26 my guest will be Desiree' Kinney, the Agency Recruiter and Relationship Director for MassMutual New Jersey-NYC where she is hiring and developing top talent in financial services. She began her career at the likes of Merrill Lynch and TD Ameritrade. After obtaining her Series 7 and 66 licenses in 2008, she discovered her passion for financial services.
Desiree’ is proactive in women’s non-profit work, mentors college students, and has aided a few start-up businesses with strategy and relationship building. She is a Special Committee Member of Savvy Ladies and a Career Panelist for Rutgers. Desiree’ has a passion for giving back to the community and currently is an active member of the MassMutual New Jersey-NYC local charity Bikes 4 Kids where she has passionately supported sponsorship and fundraising efforts.
Desiree’ was highlighted in a SEI Investments feature entitled “Why Your Firm Needs a Full-Time Marketing Professional” on the significance of marketing in the financial industry to build your brand recognition and to remain a competitive leader. Desiree’ was also interviewed by Candid Career in association with Rutgers University on personal branding, relationship building, and career development. She was also interviewed by NJ.com for the feature “From Rutgers to Wall Street” on her transition from Rutgers University to working on Wall Street today. Most recently, Investment News conducted an interview on women investors for INTV. Desiree’ also is a regular co-host on Brooklyn Savvy TV and Princeton TV. She hopes to inspire people to be the best “you” possible and to empower women to be the future leaders of our generation.
On November 16, my guest will be Anil Melwani, President of 212 Tax & Accounting Services. 212 Tax is a full service C.P.A. firm servicing the tax, accounting and consulting needs of individuals and businesses in the tri-state area. Their business clients span across several different industries including hospitality, nightlife, real estate, attorneys, doctors, and dentists. They are large enough to handle the many accounting and tax issues that can arise at any time throughout the year. Yet they are pleased to always offer the personalized service that clients should expect from their accountant.
With a passion for helping businesses reach their next level, their goal is to provide financial leadership, guidance and advice that you can really use to help you grow your business and become more successful. 212 Tax actively advises business owners on many issues outside the standard accounting relationship and in many cases serves as an outsourced CFO, handling business accounting services including bookkeeping, payroll and sales tax preparation. Additionally, they help individual clients understand how to proactively plan for the future.
On November 23, my guest will be Ann Kayman, Founder and CEO of the New York Grant Company. Before starting her own company, Ann served in the Giuliani and Bloomberg Administrations as Chief of Business Development for the City of New York as Senior Vice President of the New York City Economic Development Corporation. Voted 2009 Enterprising Woman of the Year, she has 14 years' experience in economic development and 27 years' experience as a lawyer, with expertise in commercial leasing, tax, statutory and regulatory compliance, and the administrative process. Ms. Kayman serves on the Boards of Directors of the Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, the Intelligent Communities Association, and Envirolution.org. She is also Co-Chair of the Manhattan Chamber's Green Finance Subcommittee and serves as an active advocate and spokesperson for many local causes. Ann earned her BA magna cum laude from Barnard College of Columbia University, and her JD cum laude from Case Western Reserve.
On December 7 my guest will be Dina Elardo, the founder and CEO of Notary Public Central, Inc., a corporate training firm based out of Long Island NY. The company has had enormous success conducting Notary Public preparation courses for over a decade. Their growing list of clients includes Fortune 500 companies, governmental institutions as well as numerous community businesses and organizations. Their expanding regions of service take in all of Long Island, the greater New York metropolitan area, Westchester and Buffalo counties.
Dina graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Masters Degree in Business Management from NYIT. As an active member of several related associations, she keeps current on all pertinent legal issues pertaining to Notary Public Laws. She received national recognition for her work from my colleagues in the National Notary Association where she was selected “Special Honoree.” This was a prestigious honor from “the country’s primary informational resource on notarization”. This level of excellence is reflected in her courses, research, and activism at the legislative level. She has been interviewed by WRNW1 – Woman’s Radio Network, a local radio station pertaining to local woman owned businesses. Additionally, she has been written up in Working Mother Magazine, The Women’s Venture Fund and published in Long Island Business News. Furthermore, she has been hired as an expert witness on several fraud cases and continues to do her due diligence for the public at large.
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