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Espinoza Rooda

FEB. 3, 2022
MATTHEW ROODA, ABRAHAM ESPINOZA
SWINETECH

Matthew Rooda and Abraham Espinoza founded Swinetech, a company that empowers workers to improve the health and well-being of pigs. 

EVENT SCHEDULE
4:30 - 5 p.m. Student-only meet and greet.
5 p.m. Open to the public for networking. Beverages and appetizers provided.
5:30 p.m. Speakers begin

FREE TO ATTEND

 

John Slump

MARCH 3, 2022
JOHN SLUMP
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER — SURGICAL INNOVATION ASSOCIATES

John Slump is a serial CFO and medtech entrepreneur with a proven track record in the medical device and healthcare IT industries. Specialties: corporate accounting, financial forecasting, strategic planning, equity analysis, fundraising (angel investors, venture capital, government grants), cashflow management, project management, contract negotiations with large hospitals and integrated delivery networks, talent recruitment.

EVENT SCHEDULE
4:30 - 5 p.m. Student-only meet and greet.
5 p.m. Open to the public for networking. Beverages and appetizers provided.
5:30 p.m. Speaker begins

FREE TO ATTEND

Patricia Miller

APRIL 7, 2022
PATRICIA MILLER
CEO, OWNER M4

Driven by a goal-oriented timeline and a business-is-business approach, Patricia Miller set aside an emotional attachment when she purchased her grandfather’s declining plastics factory in economically depressed Woodstock, Illinois.

Miller left a successful career in the biotech space to return to her manufacturing roots. She ran the company, M4 (formerly MATRIX4) like a startup, using everything she learned from her Fortune 500 career in marketing, her passion for entrepreneurship, and her creative eye for design to turn it into a new kind of factory. The culture standard at M4 is “make meaningfully,” a phrase she trademarked.

Sustainability and social purpose are priorities for M4, an independently female-owned and led organization. M4 has introduced more bio alternative materials and created Object Object, a platform that creates dialogue of plastic and alternatives to plastic.

EVENT SCHEDULE
4:30 - 5 p.m. Student-only meet and greet.
5 p.m. Open to the public for networking. Beverages and appetizers provided.
5:30 p.m. Speaker begins

FREE TO ATTEND