Alfred Durante - Internationally renowned Designer & Artist
Alfred Durante is an internationally renowned designer and artist. Born and raised in New York, Mr. Durante began his career as at apprentice to the prestigious Cartier jewelry firm, where he eventually became the Vice President of Design and Production. While at Cartier, Mr. Durante created custom jewelry for some of the most glamorous women in the world including Marilyn Monroe, Princess Grace and Elizabeth Taylor. His jewelry designs have also been featured on the silver screen in such films as The Great Gatsby and The Other Side of Midnight.
Mr. Durante has created fashion apparel accessories, a highly successful line of fashion dolls, limited-edition collectibles, fine porcelains and crystal, flatware, and one-of-a-kind gift items for the rich and famous. He has even designed famous awards, like the original Golden Globe Award. Today, Mr. Durante draws upon his decades of experience to continue creating exclusive design for purveyors of fine jewelry, apparel, limited edition collectibles and specialty giftware.
Kathy Aaronson - The Sales Athlete, Inc.
Kathy Aaronson is the founder and Chief Executive of Sales Athlete Executive Search, and author of The Golden Apple, How to Grow Opportunity and Harvest Success (John Wiley & Sons, Inc), Selling on the Fast Track, How to Become a Sales Athlete (Putnam/Berkley), and the acclaimed, Kathy Aaronson’s Guide to Compensation Negotiation (SW7, Ltd). Kathy Aaronson is also a contributing columnist to Women Advancing and is a MediaBizzBlogger.
Ms. Aaronson began her career with Cosmopolitan magazine and went on to spearhead the sales and marketing efforts for “W” before turning her full time efforts to Sales Athlete Executive Search.
Sales Athlete Executive Search has been retained by more than two thousand companies including: Clear Channel, Disney, Buena Vista, Johnson & Johnson, Canadian Communications Association, Hollywood Reporter, Time Warner, DoubleClick, the State of Minnesota, NASA, CNN, NBC, CNBC Global, Fox Sports, Zagat, The Los Angeles Dodgers, The Toronto Blue Jays, Digital First Media Inc., and Interscope. SAES also provides talent to a myriad of emerging technology companies, as well as a long list of service clients serving the entertainment, media and technology fields nationally.