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Taking Finance Beyond Wall Street | Scott Hanson

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Scott Hanson

Founder & CEO
Hanson McClain Advisors
Chico State '90

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Scott Hanson

Founder & CEO
Hanson McClain Advisors
Chico State '90

About The Talk:

Scott Hanson gives the perfect Biz Talk for anyone who’s on the the fence about whether or not to go into finance. His Biz Talk covers the core areas of finance and what career options are available in each. Scott also addresses the common concerns about most people’s perception of finance. Scott is a Certified Financial Planner and a founder of Hanson McClain Advisors. They currently manage over $2 billion in assets. He explains how CFP’s can help people achieve their goals. Scott also co-hosts one of the longest running financial radio programs in America as part of Money Matters Academy and has written three books.

Entrepreneurs Recognize Problems | Scott Bedford

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Scott Bedford

Founder 
Peninsula Capital Management Chico State '82

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Scott Bedford

Founder 
Peninsula Capital Management
Chico State '82

About The Talk:

Scott Bedford’s first run-in with entrepreneurship sprang from the need to solve a problem for his business fraternity, Delta Sigma Pi. From then, he’s never stopped. After graduating from Chico State, Scott went on to found Peninsula Capital Management, become a Heliski guide for Powderbird, and run a nonprofit, Limelight, to help people with Lyme Disease. Scott’s Biz Talk will take you along on his journey and show you how to recognize transitions that will shape your business opportunities.

Attitude is Everything | Mark Pellowski

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Mark Pellowski

Sr. VP of Finance
Informatica Corporation
Chico State '86

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Mark Pellowski

Sr. VP of Finance
Informatica Corporation
Chico State '86

About The Talk:

Since graduating with an Accounting degree from Chico State in 1986, Mark has held financial management positions with several Silicon Valley software companies. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Finance for Informatica LLC - a data management company with over $1 Billion in revenue. Watch his Biz Talk to learn about the important teaching moment that shaped his career and his advice for long-term career success. After making the right changes to his attitude, Mark has been able to move up in his career while traveling the world through his work. Since joining Informatica in 2005 Mark has built and developed a world class financial department. He has supported the growth of Informatica from $220 million in revenue to the company’s current level of $1 Billion in revenue.

Finding Meaning in Financial Planning | Kimberly Foss

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Kimberly Foss

Founder & CEO
Empyrion Wealth Management
Chico State '97

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Kimberly Foss

Founder & CEO
Empyrion Wealth Management
Chico State '97

About The Talk:

Kimberly came to Chico State as a computer science major but graduated with a degree in finance. Her Biz Talk illustrates how money gives you choices in life and how she got her start in the finance industry. Kimberly later founded Empyrion Wealth Management - recognized as one of the top wealth managers by Bloomberg. She gives a passionate testament to why her career as a certified financial planner has been so rewarding. As a Biz Talks speaker, she generously donated many copies of her New York Times bestseller, Wealthy By Design to the audience. In 1999 Kimberly was the first woman, and the youngest person ever to be recognized by Chico’s College of Business as a distinguished alum. Let Kimberly inspire you to make an impact with a career in finance.

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