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ADMINISTRATIVE LAW JUDGE
COMPANY Office of Administrative Trials and Hearings (OATH) JOB DESCRIPTION Conduct hearings for city agencies, boards and commissions MOST IMPORTANT TASKS Hold hearings, prepare decisions, serve as mediator CREDENTIALS NEEDED Admission to practice law in New York for at least five years, and five years of relevant experience SALARY $100,000 RECRUITER Internal DOWNSIDE Must have knowledge in a wide variety of areas UPSIDE Work with an agency that improves independent adjudication and creative problem solving OATH operates under the Office of the Administrative Justice Coordinator, which oversees the professionalism, efficiency, transparency and accountability of the city’s tribunals. —EVA SAVIANO
JACOB SCHWARTZ helps Sanctuary Hotel guests participate in unique events.
of veterans believe their military skills translate to civilian jobs
Source: Monster Veterans Talent Index
Overcoming the tech talent shortage
WHEN PHILIPPE BUHANNIC, a
Nancy J. Friedman Public Relations: Emily Wilson, 34, was promoted to managing director. She was previously senior vice president. Infor: Stephan Scholl, 42, joined the business software provider as president. He was previously chief executive at Lawson Software. Barr & Barr Inc.: Keith W. Stanisce, 52, was promoted to president at the construction management firm. He was previously executive vice president and director of operations for the midAtlantic division. CBX: Marco Marcellini, 41, joined as creative director at the brand agency. He was previously an architect at Peter Marino Architect. Jack Welch Management Institute: Danny Szpiro, 52, joined as dean. He was
previously associate dean for executive education at Cornell University.
former investment banker with an M.B.A. from NYU’s Stern School of Business, co-founded electronic-trading firm TradingScreen in 2000, “everyone thought we would fail,” he said recently. “We started the company in my [business] partner’s apartment. It was a former dance studio on Bleecker Street. The first thing we did was unscrew the barres from the walls.” The company now has about 200 employees, with offices in Tokyo, London and Chicago. Revenues have climbed 25% over the past 18 months. How has TradingScreen overcome the notorious talent shortage that stymies many tech firms’ growth? The short answer: TradingScreen’s employees own the firm. In an interview, Mr. Buhannic explained why. Employees own most of the equity in TradingScreen. Isn’t that rather unusual? It is. The investment firms we work for really like the fact that we are employee-owned—not only because that means we are independent, but also because everyone working here has a real stake in our growth. You frequently advise budding tech entrepreneurs on how to grow their startups. What do you tell them? Stay flexible. Be ready to keep modifying your original idea and adapting it to the marketplace. You’re a Parisian by birth and now operate in several cities. How does New York stack up as a place to run a business? It is expensive, of course, and taxes are high. But the city government nurtures startups more than in most other places— and you have an amazing ability here to cross the lines between different industries. Wall Street, Madison Avenue, publishing, fashion are all connected.
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Theatre Development Fund: Daniel Renner, 56, joined the nonprofit service organization for the performing arts as director of education. He was previously dean of the National Theatre Conservatory and director of education for the Denver Center of the Performing Arts. OHNY: Ellen P. Ryan, 48, joined the nonprofit cultural organization as interim executive director. She was
to have dinner with former Yankee player before a ‘It’s my job Wantabout taking a dancealesson with a chorus member ofgame? How Wicked before the show? Creating memories like these for his guests is a to read the experience guest. ... typical day’s work for Jacob Schwartz,adirector ofboutique on West management at the Sanctuary Hotel, year-old 47th Street. ¶ Of course, such outings don’t come cheap—dinner We ask with a former Yankee costs about $100,000, said Mr. Schwartz. But people the 25-year-old chief concierge works just as hard to make lessextravagant guests feel special, too. ¶ “It’s my job to read the guest,” about said the theater major who began his hospitality career at the themselves’ Waldorf-Astoria. “We don’t stand at the desk and look at maps. We
sit down at the bar and ask people about themselves.” ¶ A selfdescribed schmoozer, Mr. Schwartz spends his evenings at the city’s swank bars and restaurants, working to build up his already impressive network of connections. He credits his grandfather, who sold insurance door to door, with teaching him a strong work ethic. ¶ And though he has no desire to work in theater, he said his degree taught him how to present himself with poise.
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Table of Contents
Local hospitals suffer growing pains
Meet two of the busiest property buyers in town
Sin City: Pot, pop and ponies, by the numbers
New York, New York
Brooklyn Heights morphs into retail hot spot
Real Estate Deals
Greg David: Why city’s med centers must merge or die
Plus: NY’s top hospitals list
For the Record
Tourists’ ticket to exclusive events
How to overcome the tech talent shortage
Dewey partner down but not out
Hot and spicy at Singapura
Crains New York - June 11, 2012