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May 18, 2016
at the Washington State Convention Center


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Wednesday, June 15th, 2016

How to Attract and Retain Top Talent -
Competing with Goliath

Speaker: David Niu, Founder and CEO of TINYpulse

Dinner Event at the Seattle Yacht Club
5:30--8:30 PM


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Right now, it's hand-to-hand combat to attract and retain top talent in Puget Sound. Everyone is competing with traditional Seattle companies like like Boeing, Microsoft, and Amazon, plus newcomers like Facebook, Google, and HBO. And that's not even mentioning flashy startups and our best people starting their own businesses. With unemployment less than 5%, learn tips and best practices on how organizations can rise above the noise to differentiate themselves to find and keep A+ talent.

Speaker Bio:

David Niu is the Founder and CEO of TINYpulse, an employe engagement survey solution that helps leaders get a pulse on how happy, frustrated, and burnt out their people are before issues fester or retention suffers. David is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and successfully sold two prior businesses, NetConversions and BuddyTV, the latter of which was honored in 2011 with the Inc. 500 award as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in America.

David attended the University of California at Berkeley for his BA and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania for his MBA. David was named a “40 Under 40” recipient by the Puget Sound Business Journal, and is actively involved in EO (Entrepreneurs’ Organization). He is frequently asked to speak on topics spanning employee engagement, company culture, and organizational morale at top-tier organizations such as Amazon, HubSpot, and the Paul Allen Companies. In the past year alone, David and TINYpulse have appeared in over 100 press outlets including Fast Company, Inc., SUCCESS, The Wall Street Journal, The Atlantic, and The Today Show. David is also the author of Careercation: Trading Briefcase for Suitcase to Find Entrepreneurial Happiness.

23rd Annual Golf Tournament
Monday, August 15th, 2016

The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge


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Jim Noble, The Advisory Council International
Pauly Comtois, VP of Operations, Hearst Business Media
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John Hughes, Interim CIO, Leadership Coach and Author
Carl Ray, Sr. Principal Director of Solutions at Oracle
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  • Paul Farrell (Big Fish Games):  Moved from Public Cloud to Hybrid Hosted Private Cloud
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at Big Picture Theater (beneath El Caucho) 2505 1st Ave., Seattle


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Bear Cree
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Photos from the Tournament

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