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Huizenga College of Business Students

Executives and Entrepreneurs in Residence

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Lenny Comma,
CEO and Chairman of the Board of Jack in the Box Inc.

Session times: 8pm

Lenny Comma

Lenny Comma is a MBA alumnus from Nova Southeastern University. Lenny is the CEO and Chairman of the Board for Jack in the Box Inc., and he has agreed to participate in a special video coaching session with our students! Before being named CEO and Chairman of the Board in 2014, Lenny held various positions of increasing responsibility in the company. He was responsible for operations of all company and franchised Jack in the Box locations, as well as Menu Innovation, Marketing Communications, Consumer Intelligence, and Brand Communications. Today, Jack in the Box Inc. operates or franchises more than 2,200 Jack in the Box® restaurants in 21 states and Guam. Lenny also serves on the board of The Jack in the Box Foundation, a non-profit organization that focuses the company's charitable donations to make a difference in communities where employees, franchisees and guests of Jack in the Box restaurants work and live. Prior to joining Jack in the Box Inc. in 2001, Lenny worked for ExxonMobil as a Regional Manager. There he learned about the franchise business and supported more than 300 franchisees in California, Nevada and Arizona.


Wednesday, April 11, 2018

Eric Rozenberg,
Founding Partner at Keyway LLC & President at Swantegy /
Entrepreneur / Bestselling Author / Speaker

Session Times: 9am, 10am, 11am & 12pm

Eric Rozenberg

Eric Rozenberg wants students to know that, with $280 billion in direct spending, the meetings and events industry is not about being a party planner. What this industry has meant for Eric, for example, is a 20-year career as a global entrepreneur, speaker and now best-selling author of "Meeting at C-Level – An Executive's Guide for Driving Strategy and Helping the Rest of Us Figure Out What the Boss Wants." Eric currently serves as president of Swantegy, co-headquartered in Brussels, Belgium and Miami, a company that strategically designs meetings to increase business performance. He is also a founding partner of Keyway, leveraging his experience with clients in the hospitality and events industry in over 50 countries to provide strategy and increase value. With all of his accomplishments, we can only scratch the surface of Eric's credentials in this brief, so students, please pepper this global titan with questions… in English, French, Dutch, Spanish, Italian or German.


Monday, April 16, 2018

Alix Alexis,
Merrill Lynch | The Alexis & Heller Group

Session Times: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm & 5pm

Alix Alexis

Alix Alexis is a MBA alumnus of Nova Southeastern University's H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business & Entrepreneurship. He began his professional career in 2009 by joining PNC Bank as a Management Development Program Associate. There, he learned every aspect of running a financial banking center. Alix spent five years at PNC, the last three leading his own banking center in Ft. Lauderdale. In 2014, Alix decided it was time for a new entrepreneurial challenge. He took the leap of faith and set out to start building his own financial advisory practice by joining Merrill Lynch Wealth Management, a leading investment advisory firm with over 15,000 advisors. Today he is a Financial Advisor, Senior Portfolio Advisor, and Partner of The Alexis & Heller Group. Alix leverages his diverse experience in finance, banking, and investment advisory to look at the whole financial picture for his clients. He is very passionate about helping retirees, thriving professionals, and growing business owners pursue their financial goals. In addition to being a financial professional on the rise in South Florida, Alix enjoys spending time with his family and giving back to local community organizations.


Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Sue Romanos,
Founder/President/CEO, CAREERXCHANGE®

Session Times: 10am, 11am, 12pm & 1pm

Sue Romanos

Sue Romanos, CPC, CTS, CSP and her partners have built CAREERXCHANGE® into the 7th largest nationally certified women-owned business based in Florida. CAREERXCHANGE® provides talent acquisition and contingent workforce management solutions to over 500 companies ranging from mid-size to large Fortune 500 corporations. The most recent accolades for CAREERXCHANGE® include being named to the Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies list, awarded the distinguished Governor's Ambassador Award by Governor Rick Scott, the Good to Great Award by the Greater Miami Chamber, and Best Companies to Work for in Florida by Florida Trend magazine. What are the initials behind Sue's name? She is a Certified Personnel Consultant (CPC), a Certified Temporary Specialist (CTS), and a Certified Staffing Professional (CSP). In hard numbers, Sue and CAREERXCHANGE® have successfully placed more than 70,000 individuals into employment since 1988. No one will give you better, more honest advice on preparing and presenting yourself to eventually win your dream job.


Monday, April 23, 2018

Chantal Leconte, Administrator and Chief Executive Officer,
Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital and Pediatric Services,
Memorial Healthcare System

Session Times: 2pm, 3pm, 4pm & 5pm

Chantal Leconte

With health care now making up one-sixth of the U.S. economy, the chances that your career may touch this industry continue to increase. Just ask Chantal Leconte. Chantal's road to the top began in earnest after she added an NSU MBA (with honors) to her decade of clinical experience as an R.N. and nursing manager. In her first administrator position after graduating, at Cleveland Clinic Florida she increased physician productivity and revenue by 20%. As the hospital administrator of Wuesthoff Medical Center on Florida's Space Coast, she improved customer service scores by 20 points and EBIDA by 22%. She returned to Broward County to the Memorial Healthcare System, becoming CEO of Memorial Hospital Pembroke before taking the reins as CEO of Memorial's Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, Florida's newest freestanding children's hospital. Chantal's leadership mantra of "patients first" has translated into a patient satisfaction score of 96.4% in Joe Dimaggio's most recently available survey. Don't miss this opportunity to meet personally with one of Florida's most successful CEOs.


Please contact Miriam Lerman at ml2101@nova.edu with your Name, Contact Number, and your selection of ONE preferred appointment time with ONE of these Executives in Residence. We will then schedule a brief call with you to prepare you in advance to get the most out of your session.

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