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The Changing Career Landscape in 2009: Thoughts, Predictions and Ideas

Thursday, May 7, 2009
6:00 - 8:00

2009 has reshaped many a career. Some by choice. Come to hear from different perspectives on how the career landscape is changing for the Silicon Valley workforce. Is this a great time to start a business? Is it a great time to have a plan b just in case or is the worst of the recession already past us? Is it a time to invest in yourself even more than usual to retool yourself for future trends? What trends affecting the world of work are the ones we should pay close attention to? What will happen in 2010? Attend this panel session to hear these questions answered and more from a diverse group.

About Our Speaker(s)

Bio of Michael Neuendorff, President and Owner, The Growth Coach:

Michael Neuendorff lives to serve the citizens of San Mateo County professionally and personally. In a professional capacity Michael provides coaching and marketing consulting services to business owners, their key managers and independent professionals to take their businesses to new levels of success. Personally Michael serves the community through his involvement with Junior Achievement and the Rotary Club of Foster City.

Michael brings to the table 15 years of sales and marketing experience; extensive team building and leadership experience; teaching, training and mentoring experience and a proven ability to think creatively and listen deeply.

Prior to becoming the owner of The Growth Coach, Michael was a marketing director at Oracle Corporation, and an assistant manager of direct marketing at Softbank Forums. Michael has also been a top inside sales manager and a private English instructor.

Michael has an Advertising degree from Arizona State University and has completed post-graduate marketing, negotiation and organizational behavior coursework through Heriot-Watt University of Edinburgh, Scotland.

Bio of Manisha Patel, Principal, PAC HR Solutions:

Manisha Patel is the Principal of PAC, a leading provider of HR services and career recruitment. For its clients PAC provides services such as managing all aspects of recruitment, job description development, employee relations, performance management, and training. For candidates PAC works tirelessly to find just the right fit for their skills and aspirations.

Manisha has many years of human resources management experience and a wealth of technology skills. She is extremely resourceful and highly motivated to solve any human resources challenge for a client. Prior to opening PAC in 2007, Manisha was an Account Executive for a full service staffing and recruiting firm. Her tenacity and dedication to her clients and her candidates enabled her to earn the distinction as a high volume recruiter, gain rapid promotions, and set examples for others.

Since starting PAC Manisha has continued to have great success and has earned a reputation for delivering unrivaled customer service and quality candidates. Her experience is complemented by a Bachelors degree in Business Administration from Wesley College.

Bio of Bob Maxwell, Consultant:

Bob Maxwell has been engaged in knowledge work for more than 30 years. He’s managed global consulting teams in Saudi Arabia for Andersen Consulting, the Apple Computer Y2K initiative for KPMG and implementations of Sun HW, SW and consulting for Fortune 500 financial services firms. Bob was caught in the rightsizing movement at Sun in the last recession. Since then Bob has applied himself with full vigor to the Bay Area retail economy. Bob found that he can apply what he learned working at IBM, Andersen Consulting, KPMG and Sun to a retail environment with great success. Work may change, but the quest for results remains.

Bob holds a BA in Industrial Psychology with great distinction from San Jose State and an MBA from the University of Phoenix with highest honors. He lives in Foster City, CA with his lovely wife, Patricia.

Event Date and Venue

This event will be held from 6:00 - 8:00 on Thursday, May 7, 2009 at:

    Fish & Richardson PC offices
    500 Arguello Street, Suite 500
    Redwood City, California 94063


Address & Directions: Silicon Valley

Fish & Richardson P.C
500 Arguello Street, Suite 500
Redwood City, CA 94063

Telephone:650 839-5070
Facsimile:650 839-5071

From U.S. 101:

Take Whipple Road Exit
Turn west onto Whipple Road (right from southbound 101; left from northbound 101)
Turn left onto Winslow (1st light from southbound 101; 2nd light from northbound 101)
Go 1/2 mile to Bradford; turn right on Bradford (just before the pedestrian overpass)
Turn right onto Warren (2nd street on the right)
Our visitor parking lot will be the first driveway on the left

From I-280:

Take the Woodside Road/Hwy. 84 exit
Turn east onto Woodside Road (right from northbound on 280; left from southbound 280)
Take the El Camino Real North off ramp
Merge onto El Camino Real and go approximately 1 mile to Broadway; turn right on Broadway
Turn left on Arguello (just past the railroad tracks)
Take the first right onto Bradford
Take the first left onto Warren
Our visitor parking lot will be the first driveway on the left


6:00 - 6:30 Networking
6:30 - 7:45 Program/Q&A
7:45 - 8:00 Meeting Close


Pre-registration for this event is closed and on-site registrations will not be accepted.

About Our Partner(s)

Fish & Richardson, PC:

Fish & Richardson is a leading global law firm practicing in the areas of intellectual property, litigation, and corporate law. With more than 500 attorneys and technology specialists in 11 offices in the United States, and an office in Germany, the firm is unlike any other law firm in the world. Founded in 1878, the firm represented Thomas Edison, Alexander Graham Bell, and the Wright Brothers. For 130 years we have served great innovators, helping to protect countless ideas, nurture discoveries, and bring new concepts to market.

The firm prosecuted and litigated many of the fundamental patents of an industrialized America, serving corporations that created the cutting-edge technologies of the day: the telephone, the air-brake, the steam turbine, the automobile, and the radio. Frederick Fish, the firm's founder, was for many years the acknowledged leader of the patent bar of the entire country at a time when patents were more important than they had ever been. Today, the firm continues to represent great innovators working in cutting-edge technologies and has redefined IP law for a market that values IP as a fundamental business asset. Fish's elite legal team combines corporate, technical, and legal expertise to help clients maximize the value of their IP.

Contact Us

For more info regarding registration or event details, please contact Jennifer Beckey (415-269-9865) ([email protected]).

For more details about pre-registration, contact Tech Support.