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WITI Boston Regional Network
Local Network Events

Define Your Personal Brand to Maximize Your Impact
Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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Preparing for the Ask: Negotiating Employment Offers, Raises/Promotions & Severance Packages
On the Web, Tuesday, October 28, 2014

WEST A Positive Mental Shift: Deal with Worry and Anxiety
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Avoiding Unintended Consequences
On the Web, Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Speak Like a Leader: Keys to Creating & Delivering TED-worthy Presentations, Pitches & Communications
On the Web, Tuesday, November 18, 2014

WEST Career Possibilities - Speed Networking Night
Tuesday, November 18, 2014

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Deborah Stark
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Boston Leadership Team

Regional Director - Deborah Stark

Deb Stark is the network director for WITI Boston and has been an active member for 3+ years. Deb is currently a marketing manager at Charles River Development, a leading investment management solutions company based in Burlington, MA. Deb delivers content rich marketing programs and manages all seminars, client conferences and events for the Americas. Formerly at CXO Media's CIO Executive Council, Deb was responsible for brand positioning, demand generation, sales enablement, and a variety of virtual and in-person events. Prior to CXO Media, Deb was the marketing director for Industry Insights at IDC and implemented brand and lead management programs for the financial services, government, manufacturing and retail sectors. Prior to marketing research, Deb provided marketing services for technology companies including Financial Fusion, Sybase and Powersoft. Deb holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Northeastern University. Deb loves to “live in the outside” and enjoys skiing, cycling, kayaking, running, hiking and traveling.

Membership Chair - Shefali Korke

Shefali brings a wealth of experience to WITI Boston with an extensive background in corporate strategy and business transformation activities to capture value in different countries and functional business units. She analyzed companies to identify gaps and designed strategic initiatives for the business unit. She also capitalized on market opportunities to drive revenues, profit and growth.

Shefali worked for EMC Corporation in different business units from 2000 - 2014. She has strategic and operational knowledge of Manufacturing, Marketing, IT, Customer Service, Professional Services and Sales. She just started her own consulting firm - Vizible Results, Inc. (www.vizibleresults.com) and is working with big companies as well as startups.

Shefali holds a MBA in International Business from Northeastern University, an MS from Brandeis in Computer Science, an MS in Plastics Engineering and holds a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Alliance Chair - Nirva Fereshetian

Nirva Fereshetian is a highly skilled senior Information Technology leader, experienced in managing projects and people with an interdisciplinary background in Architecture/Construction/Technology and a capacity to bridge that knowledge to enable informed business decisions and increased productivity.

She is currently the Chief Information Officer at CBT Architects, a professional design firm providing services nationally and internationally in architecture, interior design, urban design and site planning. She is responsible for aligning business technology strategy to meet primary business objectives. She specializes in leading and managing technology solutions in creative design environments, technology adoption and change management. Results driven Information Systems Executive delivering Practice Services (Building Information Modeling), Knowledge Services (Business Intelligence, Collaboration, Corporate Knowledge) and IT Services (Infrastructure Management, Vendor Relations and Application Deployment). Her experience includes delivery of cost effective information services, outsourced business models, virtualization, cloud computing, collaborative technologies and business analytics. She is a member of AIA CIO Large Firm Roundtable and AEC/IT Leaders organization.

Sponsorship Chair - Stephanie Bergin

Stephanie Bergin brings with her over 15 years of successful consultative sales experience and has been involved in the full sales lifecycle, excelling in client relations, new business development, key account management and training. Her industry experience includes Medical and Industrial Technology, IT, Communications and Consumer Products. Stephanie, served as a sales executive for an industry leading firm focused on consumer trends, strategic planning, and customer service and satisfaction.

Today, Stephanie is a Client Relations Manager at Boston Engineering Corporation, which is a high technology, product development consulting firm. Her responsibilities include, identifying and managing business relationships and opportunities, establishing Boston Engineering as a premiere engineering service provider.

Stephanie holds a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business from Merrimack College. She is passionately involved in many causes, charities and is a member of both CCYP and SSYP. She resides on Cape Cod where she enjoys being surrounded by family and friends and the many comforts and activities of the seaside community.

Social Media Chair - Cheryl Healey

Cheryl Healey is WITI Boston's social media chair and has been specializing in Collaboration Sales Engineering for 7+ years. With over 20 years of experience in the Telecommunications and IT industry combined, she is a seasoned Collaboration expert. Currently Cheryl holds many Cisco Certifications including CCNA and CCNP Collaboration and is focused on Collaboration Tools that enable cross-functional and global Teamwork. Her industry experience includes providing Technical Sales Support for clients and the development of Collaboration solution proposals for customers based on their technical and business requirements in response to RFP requests and direct interaction with her clients. She acts as the primary point of contact with clients and VARs for all pre-sales phases, including Visio designs and RFP responses, to ensure timely delivery of proposals and accuracy of solution designs. She also has previous experience in Project Management, Scopes of Work, End User Training.

Cheryl studied at Suffolk University and migrated to Collaboration Technologies at the beginning of the VoIP development. She is an ardent supporter of various volunteer organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Community Youth Sport Organizations, and various networking associations for women. In her spare time, this passionate Soccer mom also enjoys kickboxing, Yoga, and spending time with family and friends.