Best Practices for Conducting a Remote Deposition webinar

Dear Friends and Colleagues:
 
Thank you again for your interest in our Best Practices for Conducting a Remote Deposition webinar.  Rather than schedule another date and time for a live webinar, we decided to publish our great content as a pre-recorded webinar.  This way you can watch it at your leisure at a time that suits you best.  Many of you were interested in obtaining CLE credit for the webinar.  Nelson Mullins is assisting with that and the application for CLE credit is pending in the following states:  California, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia.
 
Please take note:
 
  1. The following is a link to the webinar recording.  Please feel free to share it with others, but they will have to register too before accessing it.
  
https://idiscoverysolutions.zoom.us/rec/share/xeFUJuDT-UpOZ9bwuErxAqomTr3ZT6a81Scc8vUIz08zyR9N3AHL7w-jy4ih7QMp
 
  1. The following is a link to the resources referenced during the webinar.
 
https://idiscoverysolutions.com/best-practices-conducting-remote-deposition
 
  1. In order to receive CLE credit, you will need to complete the following survey within the next two weeks.  During the webinar two passwords will be provided.  You will need both passwords when completing the CLE Credit Survey
 
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/Z9PZRH9
 
I am thrilled that we were able to quickly publish the webinar and make it available to you today, thereby allowing you to still have the content, the education, and the CLE credit. 
 
Enjoy the webinar.

Real Estate Assistant

Name: Karim Jaude | [email protected]

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Administrative Assistant Needed

Name: Karim Jaude | [email protected]

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Accounting Manager/Assistant Controller for a Popular Cosmetics Company

Description: Our client is a popular cosmetics company that uses only clean, non-toxic ingredients. They are headquartered in Los Angeles and experiencing rapid growth. They are seeking an Accounting Manager/Assistant Controller to lead accounting operations and help to build up the accounting and finance teams as they expand their business over the next year and beyond. This role will work closely with the company’s CFO and will collaborate cross-functionally with many other departments, most notably with the Sales, Innovation, and Operations teams.

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Workday Systems Specialist for a Leading Charter School Organization

Description: Our client is a leading charter school organization dedicated to transforming the face of public education in historically under-served areas. They are known for providing an empowering support network, innovative and customized teaching methods, and outreach. They are seeking a Systems Specialist to maintain the Workday system for the school organization's district. This person will be working directly with the Workday Systems Manager providing ongoing configuration and support. The ideal candidate will have an interest in thinking outside the box and working with others to come up with creative solutions.
Responsibilities:
- Support and work in conjunction with Workday Systems Manager to configure, maintain, and optimize Workday functionality in the following areas: absence management, benefits, compensation, recruitment, talent, time tracking, payroll, business processes, reporting and analytics, security, and integrations (Enterprise Interface Builders and Web Services)
- Improve processes and collaborate with department leads in Human Resources, Benefits, Human Capital, Finance & Accounting, and Payroll to configure, test, and deploy business process solutions
- Actively perform research to implement creative solutions that meet complex department needs and organizational requirements- Create, design, and maintain Workday reports, dashboards, and calculated fields
- Project manage semi-annual release testing and configuration
 
Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, Computer Science, Business Information Systems, or other applicable field
- 5+ years of Workday experience in HCM and Reporting is required (additional experience in Workday Benefits, Payroll, Financials, Recruiting, Compensation, AbsenceManagement, Time Tracking, and Security is preferred)
- Experience in the education sector (familiarity with union requirements is a plus)- Excellent, high-level working knowledge of Excel (familiarity with SQL is a plus)
- Experienced working with and maintaining confidentiality of employee information
- Strong interpersonal skills, including verbal and written communication skills- Mission-oriented mindset, required!

Apply: https://www.thetreehousepartners.com/job-detail/?job_id=507

Experienced Blogger in the Medical/Science field

My nephew's BFF is looking to hire an experienced blogger in the medical/science field. Emphasis I was told is on the word “experienced” - not seeking general social media bloggers or pop culture bloggers. Prior experience with ability to articulate scientific positions in a meaningful post is strongly preferred. Current need is for three high quality posts per week. Please DM me if you know someone qualified and interested. Thank you

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CARES Act brings direct payments, tax benefits, investments and loans Understand the impact on your employees and your business

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act—the most recent law enacted to help stabilize the economy—provides more than $2 trillion in financial assistance to federal agencies, state and local governments, businesses, and individuals.

Given its size and reach, just about all organizations and businesses need to better understand what it means for them and begin to assess next steps.

Join our 75 minute webcast on April 3 at 9:30 a.m ET or 3:00 p.m ET for an overview of the CARES Act—the third phase of the federal government’s legislative response to provide relief and stabilize the economy in response to COVID-19.

A panel of Deloitte thought leaders will provide:
  • A summary of the key provisions in the CARES Act,
  • Its impact on business, and
  • The role of government moving forward—including small business impacts; tax implications; emergency loans and grants; and the $340 billion in supplemental appropriations to Government.
You’ll hear from:
  • Shahira Knight, deputy managing principal in Policy & Government Relations (PGR) group, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Monica O’Reilly, US Financial Services leader, Deloitte & Touche LLP
  • Anne Phelps, US Health Care Regulatory leader, Deloitte& Touche LLP
  • Kavitha Prabhakar, Government & Public Services (GPS) Civilian sector leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Sundhar Sekhar, Government & Public Services (GPS) Customer and Marketing offering portfolio Leader, Deloitte Consulting LLP
  • Jonathan Traub, managing principal of Tax Policy group, Washington National Tax practice, Deloitte Tax LLP
Registration is open to all, but please join promptly to access your virtual seat. Thank you.

Global Economic Outlook with Ira Kalish

Global economic outlook:
What may lie ahead in 2020 for the U.S. and global economies?

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PepsiCo: Commercial Revenue Management Analyst Needed

A friend is looking for a junior to mid-level commercial strategy analyst to join his team at PepsiCo.
Position is based in PepiCo's Irvine Office and is great for someone 2-6 years out of college.
Recent MBA grads are also encouraged to apply. Special preference for super savvy excel wizard! It's an exciting time to be part of PepsiCo as we create a stronger, faster, and better version of our business. To accomplish this, we need to build and strengthen critical capabilities such as Commercial Revenue Management. Pricing is a powerful lever to grow top and bottom line results and ultimately “Win with Purpose.” As we invest to become more competitive, the Revenue Management team is expanding and integrating into the commercial organization to support PepsiCo Beverages North America’s growth plans to win in the marketplace.
Are you hungry to be a part of the World’s largest portfolio of billion dollar food and beverage brands? Then now is the time to explore the opportunities of PepsiCo: what makes you unique makes us better.
The West Division Commercial Revenue Strategy Analyst will be responsible for performing the analysis and crafting recommendations to inform our revenue strategy across one or more of our channels (Small Format, Large Format, Foodservice) as well as across several of our beverage categories. The position will provide sophisticated analytics and insights to shape future revenue strategy actions. You will not only help optimize our existing portfolio of brands, but also identify opportunities for innovation to deliver future growth.This is an opportunity to contribute to the pricing and promotional strategy for the PepsiCo Beverage Sales Team while developing broader commercial skills.
To succeed it will be critical that you partner effectively across functions including sales, commercial planning, finance, go-to-market and marketing.
Key Accountabilities:
- Support development of annual & long-term revenue strategy for select channels and categories
- Perform category and channel analytics to inform the revenue strategy including profit pool assessment, pack price architecture and trade program performanceInform the West Division pricing and package architecture development through analysis of market and competitive dynamics for both core and innovation products
- Support the development of trade term / margin strategy and trade programsDevelop local pricing playbooks by category and geography (targets, guardrails, insights)
- Support development of portfolio pricing recommendations, including deck analysis, creation and presentation
- Support development and review of quarterly and annual customer plans
- Provide ad-hoc analysis as requested
Qualifications/Requirements:
- Bachelor’s Degree required (Economics, Statistics, Finance, Business, or Engineering preferred)
- 2+ years of experience in Revenue Management/Pricing, Insights, Data Analytics, Strategy Consulting, Commercial Planning, and/or Finance
- Strategic thinking and advanced problem-solving skills
- Excellent analytical and modeling capabilities, especially working with large data setsAbility to translate complex, data-intense analytics into actionable recommendations
- Experience working effectively in a cross functional team environment
- Strong verbal and written communication skills to effectively convey findings to both peers and upper-level management
- CPG, Retail, Foodservice and/or functional Revenue Management experience a plus
- Team player with the ability to excel in an agile, collaborative, and ambiguous environmentProficiency in Excel and PowerPoint; knowledge of Tableau and/or statistical software a plus
- Experience with both syndicated (IRI) and in-house data platforms, preferred with the demonstrated ability to quickly learn new software applications
This position is limited to persons with indefinite right to work in the United States.
Interested candidates should send their resume directly to Harry Ergan: [email protected]

Passing on a great resource for a Grant for women owned businesses and entrepreneurs of color affected by COVID!

Verizon Launches Small Business Recovery Grant Program: https://www.lisc.org/covid-19/verizon-small-business-recovery-fund/

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Legal assistant available for hire

Jessica Ramos, who has been working for us on a temporary basis while our legal assistant was on maternity leave, will be available for work starting March 16, 2020. She will be attending the UCLA Extension paralegal program this Summer. She is fluent in Spanish and we think she would be a great addition to someone’s firm. Please contact me if interested and I can provide you with her resume and contact information.

Referral for SBA loans needed

I'm looking for a referral for someone to help with SBA loans. My small business owners may need this kind of help in the near term.
Thanks!

MSI/Mover Services Assisting County During Pandemic

Mover Services/MSI is currently providing 35 trucks per day, 7 days a week to the County of Los Angeles to deliver desperately needed medical supplies throughout the county . They are also supplying storage containers and utility carts to satellite sites throughout Los Angeles County. In providing these critical services and materials, Mover Services ensures health related precautions to protect the health and well being of both our employees and customers. MSI is proud to be on the front lines to provide these services to assist our community in responding to the Coronavirus pandemic, and remain open to handle any emergency requirements during these trying times.

Accounting Manager/Assistant Controller for a Popular Cosmetics Company

Our client is a popular cosmetics company that uses only clean, non-toxic ingredients. They are headquartered in Los Angeles and experiencing rapid growth. They are seeking an Accounting Manager/Assistant Controller to lead accounting operations and help to build up the accounting and finance teams as they expand their business over the next year and beyond. This role will work closely with the company’s CFO and will collaborate cross-functionally with many other departments, most notably with the Sales, Innovation, and Operations teams.
Responsibilities:
- Assist with changing over all accounting and payroll operations from Quickbooks to the Netsuite platform
- Help with preparation of balance sheets, profit and loss statements, account analysis, bank reconciliations, month-end journal entries, and other financial reports
- Ensure that all financial reporting is compliant with GAAP
- Identify areas for improvement in accounting procedures and make recommendations for new best practices in order to streamline process efficiency
- Manage additional resources, including AR, AP, and others as they continue to grow
- Assist the CFO as the company builds their accounting and finance teams
- Plan and execute on workflow for monthly, quarterly, and yearly accounting closes
Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree, required
- 4-7 years accounting experience, required—at least 1-2 years at a fast-growing startup, a big plus
- Previous experience in accounting/finance in consumer goods or retail (beauty/personal care/cosmetics industry a big plus)
- Knowledge of GAAP, financial reporting, AR/AP, and accounting closes
- Familiarity with both Quickbooks and Netsuite platforms and knowledge of the similarities and differences between the two
- Proficient with MS Suites, particularly Excel (PivotTables, Macros, etc.)
- Growth mindset, with the to define parameters for continuous improvement
- Ability to work cross-functionally with different departments to achieve company-wide goals
- Strong sense of timeliness and organization
- Entrepreneurial spirit, with the desire to help carry out the company’s mission of producing high-quality beauty products made with clean ingredients
Apply: https://www.thetreehousepartners.com/job-detail/?job_id=518

Marketing Director for a Popular Pet Food Company

Our client is a popular pet food and treat company dedicated to the health and happiness of pets. They are part of a family-owned food and agriculture company that has been around for over a century, but operate in many ways like a thriving start-up. They are seeking a roll-up-your-sleeves Marketing Director to be accountable for the development, implementation, and success of all strategic marketing efforts. This position will support all sales channels by leading internal and external partners (e.g. agencies) on advertising, promotions, campaigns, packaging, creative, in-store display, merchandising, and other strategic marketing efforts.
Responsibilities:
- Work closely with Founder to develop and implement short and long term strategic business and marketing plans
- Achieve volume and profit goals, brand imagery, brand share, and other objectives set forth in Marketing Plan
- Manage P&L to optimize profitability and manage the marketing budget to maximize return
- Work both internally and with outside Advertising, Consumer Promotion, and Packaging agencies to ensure all projects are successfully completed
- Manage cross-functional teams (PR, Consumer Promotions, Consumer Relations, Packaging, Operations, R&D) to ensure marketing initiatives get to market on time
- Manage the packaging design process including photography, proofing, ingredient statement, and nutrition claims
- Proactively interpret and apply consumer research studies, syndicated information, and competitive intelligence to successfully develop marketing strategies
- Work with Supply and Demand Planning to ensure maximized mix and optimized customer service
Requirements:
- Bachelor's Degree, MBA a plus
- 5+ years of related work experience, with at least 3 in an entrepreneurial setting
- CPG and/or retail experience a plus
- Ability to thrive in a scrappy, growth-oriented, and entrepreneurial environment
- Excellent project management skills, required
- Ability to lead a team and train people to their maximum potential quickly
- P&L understanding with strong quantitative analysis skills to make “fact based” strategic recommendations and decisions
- Ability to organize, prioritize, set, and meet business commitments
- Strong multi-tasking skills with an ability to lead teams through competing priorities
Apply: https://www.thetreehousepartners.com/job-detail/?job_id=513

Senior Director of Retail Controls for a Leading Retailer

Our client is one of the largest tool and equipment retailers in the country. They are seeking a Senior Director of Retail Controls to work closely with both field and corporate office leaders in creating functional and operational strategies for all of their retail stores and distribution centers. The Senior Director of Retail Controls will be responsible for all workforce management, reporting, and expense control efforts, with a particular focus on creating reporting platforms and data visualization techniques for use across all levels of the organization.
Responsibilities:
- Build up a team of high-potential, top-performing employees by fostering a values-driven culture of teamwork, respect, and opportunity
- Provide data-driven direction to the Retail Analytics team in the corporate office, using reporting platforms to create detailed data visualization and KPI reports to be used by both field and corporate employees
- Translate complex data sets involving operational statistics into actionable insights
- Work cross-functionally with Finance and Human Resources departments to predict future staffing needs, and subsequently lead Scheduling and Labor teams in the execution of allocation for the retail fleet
- Collaborate with all department heads to prioritize retail needs and develop strategies that will meet individual store demands
- Lead capital and expense budget process for all retail departments, working in tandem with field leaders to maximize ROI
- Keep senior leadership up to date with timely updates regarding current initiatives, forecasting, and suggested areas of improvement
Qualifications:
- Bachelor's degree in finance, economics, business, or a related field required; Master's degree preferred
- 8-12 years of experience in operations, finance, business analytics, or similar areas within a multi-store retail organization
- At least 2-3 years in a senior leadership position overseeing multiple stores
- Expert knowledge of MS Suites, with a particular emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint- Advanced data modeling skills, required--experience with platforms like Tableau, Kornos, Oracle, and/or Cognos a big plus
- Ability to foster an environment of support, diversity, and inclusion, with a dedication to providing quality service to colleagues, direct reports, and wide customer base
- Quick thinking and decision-making skills, with the ability to manage both day to day and big picture initiatives
Apply: https://www.thetreehousepartners.com/job-detail/?job_id=519

Chief of Staff for a Leading Charter School Organization

Our client is a leading charter school organization dedicated to transforming the face of public education in historically under-served areas. They are seeking a Chief of Staff to work with the CEO in leading business operations and facilitating all key business processes and events, including oversight of the Strategic Planning Team of the CEO’s office. This person must possess strong organizational leadership skills, project management capabilities, and above all, a strong commitment to our client’s mission statement.
Responsibilities:
- Lead strategic development efforts for the organization, including long-term planning and identification of the benchmarks necessary to meet such goals
- With the COO, establish and lead processes for ensuring that company goals are clearly translated into individual employee goals, and collect the data to evaluate whether KPIs are being met
- Semi-annual evaluation of progress as compared to GDPS National strategic plan
- Manage important cross-functional projects, actively including the CEO and COO in high-impact decision-making
- Facilitate cross-departmental organizational efficiency initiatives and identify opportunities for growth or improvement
- Alongside CEO, oversee all aspects of the hiring process for prospective employees, assist with succession planning
- Collaborate with CEO as needed on national budgeting, executive meetings, creating agendas for team offsites and meetings, and more
- Create relationships with outside partners and influencers, stand in for CEO when necessary at fundraising or networking events
Qualifications:
- Bachelor’s degree required, MBA or other advanced degree strongly preferred
- 7-12 years similar experience in organizational leadership--experience in the public, education, or social services sectors strongly preferred
- Proven team leadership capabilities, with top-of-the-line communication and organizational skills
- Ability to create relevant discussion/presentation materials and manage one-on-one discussions, team meetings, and retreats
- Ability to turn data into actionable insights in order to further drive the strategic planning process
- Strong moral code and commitment to the organization’s overall vision, with a commitment to cultivating a culture of respect, diversity, and trust
Apply: https://www.thetreehousepartners.com/job-detail/?job_id=516

Free and Discounted COVID-19 Resources

BP Family - We (Ariento) worked with our technology partners to setup free and discounted products and services to those that need/want them. We’re adding/updating vendors every day so keep checking and if there is one in particular you want, please send me an email ([email protected]) and we’ll see what we can do. Hope it helps! Check it out here and spread the word.

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Crazy Rich Bruins: Financial Independence through Real Estate Investing

Join Asian Pacific Alumni of UCLA to learn directly from real estate professionals the skills and knowledge to unlock your investment potential. Whether you’re a first time investor or want to grow your net worth, this seminar has something for you.
Topic highlights include: How to purchase your first investment property – Creative financing options – Unlocking the power of equity - 1031 Tax Exchange - Secrets of property management – Asset protection - Alternative real estate investments & more!
Presenters include:

Mark Walker
Realtor
Nourmand and Associates

John Alden
Managing Broker
Buckingham Investments

Magaly Zapien '04
Mortgage Loan Originator
Simple Mortgage/ Loan Girl Inc.

Ed Wu
Broker, Owner
Peak Management

Brian Y. Chou '02 Esq., M.B.A.
Asset Protection & Estate Planning
Barthcalderon LLP

Elizabeth Pan '96
Real Estate Investor
Actor

This event is open to all to UCLA alumni, students, and affiliates.

Saturday, March 21st | 8:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.

James West Alumni Center
325 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095

We are excited to see you soon.

Admission:
Cost to attend is $50.00
At door cost is $65.00

Please RSVP by Friday, March 20, 2020. Space is limited.
https://giving.ucla.edu/Standard/NetDonate.aspx?SiteNum=3278&fbclid=IwAR3jZyoJAx3_nX5E_0fb2qIIns9zVg3VCOYwcUPRQs1oK0Z3p0N8muE9K_E

7-year Litigation and Transactional Attorney Available

Chantene Koplow is a seven-year California attorney in the Santa Clara area. She has top-notch educational credentials and solid experience in employment law, international trade, regulatory compliance and government affairs. She has worked five years as an attorney for U.S. Customs, including customs forfeiture cases, penalty actions, and related litigation. She has also served as counsel for a number of non-profits. Please contact Bob Green if you would like Chantene's resume and contact information.