Dr. Butt and Vijay Chokal-Ingam Speak at The Veloz Group

Recently, the team at The Veloz Group welcomed Dr. Butt and Vijay Chokal-Ingam as honorary guest speakers. Although the two professionals run completely separate and successful businesses now, their entrepreneurial ventures started together at UCLA Anderson’s Masters in Business program. Like many sound businessmen, Dr. Butt and Vijay identified demand in a universal market – that of romance and seduction. After extensive research, the two friends created a service in the Los Angeles community while enrolled at UCLA to aid heterosexual men in their pursuit of love. All the while, Dr. Butt and Vijay wrote a book that outlined the...Read More

Tony Winders Speaks at The Veloz Group

Tony Winders, longtime marketing executive and digital marketing consultant, spoke to The Veloz Group interns about the lessons he has learned in his 25 years of business. These are 9 of what he considers to be his most valuable insights. 1. Products and services Winders’ first business was a lawn mowing service, and then throughout college, he waited tables. After multiple jobs, he realized he was a “services” guy. With services, all you can bill for is your time; there is a limitation on scaling that products don’t have. Understanding the distinction between the two, and knowing which industry you...Read More

Stuart Cohen Speaks at The Veloz Group

On Monday, July 24th, interns at the Veloz Group heard from Stuart Cohen, an entrepreneur in the insurance and financial services as well as motivational speaker. Although Cohen has been blessed with many successes in his life, he has dealt with just as many obstacles. His varied experiences left him with valuable advice interns were able to identify with. “The process is the roses.” If you’re simply fixated on the end goal, with blinders on during the middle part, you’re essentially missing the most important moments. You need to be hyperaware of all the moving parts in the journey because...Read More

Brett Lipman Speaks at the Veloz Group

Brett Lipman, managing partner at Benchmark Holdings and Preylock Real Estate Holdings, came to speak to our interns Wednesday. He shared his journey from hedge fund analyst to investment banker to real estate investment to becoming an entrepreneur. Brett's Story Brett received his Bachelor's of Science in Finance from Yeshiva University, located in New York City. He then worked as an analyst at Highbridge Hedge Fund until the financial crisis. During the crisis, he went to Fordham University School of Law. While he did not want to be a lawyer, he decided to "hide out in the law library" and...Read More

Brad Yasar Speaks at The Veloz Group

He began writing code at age six; started a software development company at age nine; sold his first company at age sixteen. His name: Brad Yasar. His mission: to diversify his knowledge of industries far and wide, and to invest in the best and brightest during their entrepreneurial journeys. To The Veloz Group’s great fortune, Brad visited our office this Wednesday to provide a background to his successes and to educate our interns on investing. Little did we know, he would do far more than speak to educate; he would speak to inspire. Following college, where he attended Academie de...Read More

Albert Ly Speaks at The Veloz Group

A UCLA graduate, a personal trainer for The Perfect Workout, and a man in tip-top shape -- this is Albert Ly. Despite what was mentioned in the latter, Albert Ly did not think he would be able to say he accomplished all of that just a few years ago. As Albert went along his normal day in college, friends of his would usually ask him to hit the gym but his normal response would always be something along the lines of, "Nah, not today," and then he would continue with whatever he was doing at the time which ranged from...Read More
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Gene Swank Speaks at the Veloz Group

Gene Swank, a self-described "serial entrepreneur," came to speak to interns at the Veloz Group this Monday and share his business wisdom. Gene spends his time working on his successful businesses, investing, or searching for a new business idea. He also has a background in telecommunications industry designing wireless routers and bridges. The Rise of a Serial Entrepreneur Gene graduated from the University of Central Missouri with a BSBA in Computer Informations Systems. He left the telecommunications industry around 2009 when the market was shrinking. Interested in assuring his financial security, he decided to start his own business. Many colleagues...Read More

Sharon Rich Speaks at The Veloz Group

CEO of Think Business Growth, Sharon Rich visited The Veloz Group yesterday to educate our interns on conscious decision making in the workforce. Integrating client stories into her seminar, Sharon offered concrete examples of personal business ventures that illustrate the emphatic need to surface and address what she has coined “invisible agreements.” To Sharon, invisible agreements encompass those quotidian office conventions that drive businesses to poor performance. They are ignored or accepted standards of operation that although seemingly ingrained in a company’s culture can result in drastic improvement when addressed and solved. That’s where Sharon comes in. With dynamism and...Read More

Veloz Exclusive: An Afternoon With Eli Eisenberg

Introduction Every week, The Veloz Group has at least one speaker come in and talk to the interns. The speakers are usually prominent individuals in the PR industry, but there have been speakers from other industries as well. On the afternoon of June 28th, Eli Eisenberg graced the Veloz Group interns with the knowledge he has gained in his area of expertise. Background Eli Eisenberg grew up in Southern California. He began his career in Northern California after his college career ended. Eli completed his undergrad at UCLA and then pursued his Mater's degree at UC Berkeley. Eisenberg's original background...Read More
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Tracy Williams Speaks at The Veloz Group

Tracy Williams never could have pictured herself living in sunny Los Angeles. As an intelligent and young lady from Washington D.C interested in a career in technology Public Relations, she had no choice but to head West. Since the early 2000's, the West has been a hotbed for technological advancement, which has also helped ignite the large media presence that exists. Fast forward twenty five years, Tracy is now President and CEO of Olmstead Williams Communications; a reputable company known for their public relations and crisis communication work. Tracy and her company are known for the tremendous work they've done...Read More