Speakers and presentations

Tuesday, october 31st

The BUSINESS POLITICS in our heath care


Nataliya Boychenko - Holmes Murphy

During the session we will review the state of Health Care in the United States compared to those of other developed countries.  We will look at the history of the Private Payer system and contrast that to the Social Systems in other countries.  We will take a look at past, present and the future Health Care proposals.  We will discuss some of the issues employers are facing and also what some of the solutions that have been discussed or are being considered in legislation.

Beating the INSURANCE Dilemma


Solutions for the Middle market companies

Trace Stegman - Cottingham & Butler

This presentation will be centered around alternative property/casualty insurance program options available to middle market construction companies.  It will compare and contrast the pros and cons for each.  I will also cover the qualification criteria for these alternative programs and how determine if their company might be a good fit.

Fraud – The Nexus of Insiders, Outsiders, and Cyber


Rob Rudloff, Beth Womersley - RubinBrown

Fraud is affecting construction companies and owners at an alarming rate.  Cyber threats from outside your walls, employees on the inside and a range of criminals present challenges that require diligence and expertise which are becoming more complex and difficult to manage.  This session will explore threats, trends in fraud activity, and key risk reduction efforts to assist management.  The presenters provide a unique mix of fraud and cyber expertise to provide different perspectives, insight and detailed feedback for attendees.

 Rob leads the Cyber Security Services team for RubinBrown.  He has more than 20 years of information security experience on security reviews, mitigation, strategy and architecture development. He consults with clients on a variety of information security projects ranging from penetration testing to security assessments to implementation of security architectures. His background includes security work for the Air Force, NSA, Pentagon and PwC. Recently serving as a Chief Information Security Officer, Rob brings strategic consulting expertise balanced with a voice of reason.  Rob currently holds the following certifications:  CISSP-ISSMP, CCSP, and PMP. 

Contractor underwriting considerations


Marc Hendrickson - Sunflower bank

 For over two decades, I have focused on developing and maintaining long-term relationships with my commercial banking clients in a highly collaborative and entrepreneurial manner. I have enjoyed serving many wonderful individuals and their companies over the years, helping them succeed with my consultative and very personal approach. I could not be more enthused about joining Sunflower Bank, a 125+ year old, entrepreneurial community bank.

As a CPA and CCIFP (Certified Construction Industry Financial Professional, I have the ability to engage in meaningful dialogue with my clients about their unique business models, challenges, and opportunities.

I have a broad experience base with many industries and am currently focused in the areas of construction trades, general manufacturing, non-profit, and professional services industries. Remaining engaged in the community has been a hallmark of my career, to include serving as Vice Chair of The Adoption Exchange, board member of the Center for Financial Training, Ambassador of the Metro North Chamber of Commerce, current committee member and former Chair and Board member of the Colorado Society of CPAs, among other organizations I actively support.  

Developing Leaders in Your Organization - Art of Succession


Shane Brown and John Beeble - Plant Moran

Many owners of construction companies are approaching retirement.  Or, these owners simply want to begin the process of transitioning control of the day-to-day operations to others.  The key to effective succession of leadership and ownership is to develop future leaders early in the process.  

How to Better Utilize the Software You Didn't Know You Have


Steve Hathaway - SEMA construction

As more and more construction companies move to MS Office 365, they gain a lot of additional functionality beyond just Word, Excel, and Outlook.  In this session we will be going over some of the additional components provided in Office 365, such as Teams, Flow, Forms, Power BI, and Power Apps, and how they fit into the construction organization.    

Economic update


Anirban Basu

Moving Your Technology to the Cloud: Plan Now or Pay Later


Robin Stehle & Sharyn Guhman - Syntropy Partners

Everyone is "moving to the cloud," implementing software solutions virtually rather than on their organization's premises to save money, mitigate risk, and create operational efficiencies.     This is as true in the construction industry as in manufacturing or retail, and the challenges are the same and significant.  Without really investing time and thought up-front to understand and plan for how business processes, employee roles, and technology support will change, organizations are not realizing the anticipated benefits and may even be incurring more cost... and very often cloud implementation providers are not equipped to address these needs.   Through thoughtful, skilled planning with all of the right team members to fully understand the changes to come, organizations ready themselves, ultimately saving what could be hundreds of thousands of dollars while truly transforming their business.

Construction Industry key issues panel

Len Koch + 4 persenters

Panel discussion

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