WITI LA Presents an Executive Mentorship Event

Spend an evening with Executives in an intimate setting as you rotate through three 20-minute sessions along with 8-10 attendees per executive circle.

Topics range from career coaching, budgets, project schedules, outsourcing, or any number of other subjects.

-Looking for advice from an executive on leadership, career advancement, technologies?
-Gain insight, wisdom, and hard earned lessons firsthand (without going through the pain)
-Interact with mentors through 3 20-minute sessions and ask any questions!
-Come prepared with items you'd like advice on!

Join us! Members can win a personal Executive mentoring hour!

Featured Speakers

Clarice Hovsepian currently serves as VP, Corporate Counsel for Capstone Turbine Corporation a manufacturer of green energy technology solutions in the distributed energy field.

She is a corporate executive with over 20 years of global transactional and litigation experience as in-house counsel within the Technology, R&D, Power Generation/Energy, Renewables, Consumer Products, Herbal Foods and Cosmetics industries. Clarice has demonstrated leadership in partnering with executive team and Board Members in the analysis of legal matters, complex transactions, investor relations, marketing, and human resources for the planning of strategic revenue growth and corporate direction.

Recognized for her corporate integrity, diligence and for launching strategic business initiatives resulting in increased compliance, she is deemed a valuable member of the organization providing ROI and shareholder value. She has proven expertise in drafting, negotiating and closing a wide variety of complex domestic and international transactions. Additionally, Clarice has extensive experience in negotiating complex transactions, corporate governance, employment, licensing and compliance.

She has the ability to mentor and forge strong business relationships, while managing cross-functional teams within fast-paced environments.

Her international experience includes - Africa, Europe, South America, Asia and Canada.

Vadim Parizher is an Executive Director of Enterprise Architecture at Allergan. In his role, he oversees technology direction and digital transformation of a global pharmaceutical company known for products such a Botox, Restasis and others. With operations in 100 countries, employing 18,000, and commitment to Open Science, Allergan's unique business model creates the most exciting challenge of Vadim's 22 year career in IT and engineering.

Prior to Allergan, Vadim developed his IT Management career at Amgen, a leading Biotechnology company, where he held several roles over 9 years, including Director of Application Services.

Vadim started his career at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as a Software Engineer responsible for working with scientists on development of image processing software. The computer programs he developed were used in multiple NASA missions, including the Mars rovers, Galileo (Jupiter), Cassini (Saturn), and others. After leaving JPL, his other technical roles included mobile CRM development at McKesson and architecting new billing system at 21st Century Insurance (then part of AIG).

Vadim holds a Bachelor and Master of Science in Computer Science from California State University Northridge and a Master of Business Administration from Pepperdine University. He worked all through undergraduate years as a Coop Engineer with Los Angeles County and JPL. Later in his professional career, he held appointments as Adjunct Professor of Computer Science at Cal Poly Pomona and Cal State Northridge universities. Vadim lives in Irvine, California with his wife and three sons, enjoying running, swimming and other sports.

For over two decades, Jeanette DePatie has served as a professional "techsplainer"--taking really complicated technologies and technological concepts and breaking them down into everyday language that everyone can understand. She has shared her wildly entertaining and educational views on technology trends with companies like, McDonalds, Reynolds, Meredith, Better Homes and Gardens, Facebook and 20th Century Fox. She also proudly boasts that she once raised several million dollars in venture capital for a technology company with a presentation featuring two pieces of PVC pipe, a plastic funnel and a rubber chicken. She has been hired to describe technology by a host of Fortune 500 companies including Adobe, Apple, Intel, Microsoft, Monsanto, NTT Electronics, Panasonic, Pulitzer Samsung and Sony. She is highly sought after for her dynamic and fun presentations and has spoken at CES, NAB, SMPTE CEATECH The Lean Startup Conference and a variety of Colleges and Universities including Dickenson College, UCLA and USC. She is frequently contacted by the media and has appeared on or in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Dr. Drew, The Katie Couric Show, ABC News, CBS Interactive, NPR and The Huffington Post.

At her core, Jeanette DePatie is a spectacular storyteller and a seasoned producer. She has served on the national board of the Producers Guild of America and has curated a wide variety of extremely popular live events including the Visionaries, Innovators and Producers event in conjunction with the New York Times, the VIP awards at the Produced By Conference and Producing Change (about linking technology and social good) in conjunction with LA Center Studios. She has produced literally hundreds of hours of live streaming content that has been distributed throughout the world.

Ms. DePatie has also put her skills to work bringing about a new generation of techsplainers. She has worked with hundreds of technology companies and engineers to help them tell their technology story in a way that is clear, compelling and wildly commercial (helping to raise quite a few million dollars in the process.) She has provided speaker training for The Lean Startup Conference, ASDAH, CEATECH, SMPTE and a variety of other organizations.

Carrie McCray has 18 years of experience in marketing, operations and product management. She spent 7 years at Deluxe Entertainment, a large global entertainment film company, rising up the ranks to eventually head up the Television and Home Entertainment division. After that, she took a role launching a new marketing and public relations department for an overseas Entertainment and Film Academy company. For the past 8 years, Carrie has worked for Outlook Amusements, a firm dedicated to building and maintaining entertainment related online advice platforms. She is currently the Director of Product Management (and PMO) focused upon new mobile app strategies for the company. Carrie specializes in fast paced environments, wears many hats and knows how to manage successful projects from A to Z.