Friday, August 20, 2010

Speaker’s Tour – College Series Kicks off at University of Texas, August 30th

Speaker’s Tour Overview

The “Speaker’s Tour – College Series” is focused on giving back to college students through teaching and inspiring them to embrace Networking for Life to advance their personal and professional lives. Helping students and aspiring entrepreneurs expand their personal brands through networking, blogging and leveraging social media tools like LinkedIn will assist them in securing the jobs they desire and connecting with others for life.

Some quotes from a few who have attended the lecture:

“I liked how the lecture moved beyond “how business professionals meet” to connecting people to a mechanic, a doctor, a contractor, etc. It makes networking seem much easier and more applicable to a student who is just starting to think about the future.” Joshua Lyman – Brigham Young University

“Networks grow exponentially, the more you network the easier it gets. This was good motivation to start networking now and never stop.” Golf Sinteppadon – University of Washington

John co-founded Pariveda Solutions in 2003 with the desire to build a different kind of technology consultancy in response to the growing shortage of technical talent in the U.S. Building a multi-million dollar national consultancy without a direct sales force provides John with a unique perspective on how to build a business leveraging relationships and networking. The company has grown from zero to almost 200 employees in seven years using these techniques and you can have a front row seat to hear how his experiences can help you.

Speaker Background

John graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.B.A. in Finance and a B.A. in Economics. Later, he completed an M.B.A. at the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University with a concentration in Management Information Systems. John has not only built a successful company, he has developed a proprietary system (SONAR) that the company uses to track market “touch points” in order to measure networking effectiveness and teach the concepts of Networking for Life to all employees.

To learn more about Networking for Life please visit:

Sponsored by Pariveda Solutions, Inc.

Pariveda Solutions has been counted as one of the fastest growing companies in 2006, 2007 and 2008 in the Dallas One Hundred, which is comprised of the 100 fastest-growing private companies in the DFW Metroplex. Pariveda was recently named to the Dallas Morning New’s “Best Places to Work” in 2009 and ranked ninth overall and third among small companies. The Dallas Business Journal named Pariveda as a “Best Place to Work” in 2008 and 2009 as well. In 2008, Pariveda was named as one of Consulting Magazine’s 7 “Small Jewels.” Recently, they continued their place in the “Inc. 5000” as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. Launched and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Pariveda Solutions has additional offices located in Chicago, Denver, Houston, Seattle and Washington, D.C.

Pariveda Solutions, an ESOP (Employee Stock Ownership Plan) company, is 100% employee-owned. They assist organizations in solving complex business problems through the use of process and technology. Networking for Life has enabled Pariveda’s growth as 93% of their business comes from referral and repeat customers.

To learn more about Pariveda Solutions please visit:

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