Strategies for Success 2009

We are pleased to announce an upcoming seminar, "Strategies for Success 2009", hosted by the Novato Chamber of Commerce and jointly sponsored by Ghirardo CPA, Circle Bank and Warren Capital Corporation. This event will feature four experts in bank and non-bank financing options for small business owners in today's challenging economy. The workshop will cover:

  • What to look for and expect from a lender
  • Bank and non-bank financing solutions
  • How to get better prepared to increase your chances of success

The seminar will be held on July 9, 2009 from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. and located at Unity in Marin, 600 Palm Drive, Novato.

Meet the Presenters

Paul Breimayer, has an extensive background that includes 10 years as a CPA with a Big Four accounting firm, 5 years as a Chief Financial Officer and 10 years as the Managing Director of a division of a Fortune 500 company. He is the Director of Business Consulting with Ghirardo CPA and focused on providing CFO services to small businesses, including assistance in obtaining bank and non-bank financing.

John Connelly, Vice President and Client Relationship Manager at Circle Bank, has a 17 year career in the banking industry. Previously a Senior Vice President at Bank of America, John’s principal experience is in delivering financial solutions to small to mid-sized businesses through his background in commercial banking and product management.

For 36 years, Patrick Kilkenny worked for various banks including Redwood Empire Bancorp, Allied Savings Bank, California Valley Bank and Wells Fargo Bank. He is now an Advisor/Consultant for Business Financing and is the Principal of Kilkenny Advisors.

Clay Stephens is founder and CEO of Warren Capital Corporation, a specialty finance company, headquartered in Novato. Warren Capital's 25 year history includes completing over 3,000 transactions for a value in excess of $1.5 Billion. They offer a variety of equipment financing and asset based financing products. Warren Capital has an investment banking affiliate, Wood Warren & Company, located in Emeryville, CA.

For additional information and to register for the event, please visit the Novato Chamber of Commerce web site.