George L. Bischof

Company: Bischof & Bischof PLLC
Profession: Elder Law Attorney - Trust and Estates
Power Team: Legal
Phone: 212-867-9120
Twitter: @george4wills

About George L. Bischof:
George is an estate-planning attorney.  His firm helps individuals and families with estate planning, including basic documents (wills, trusts, health-care proxies, and powers of attorney) and more sophisticated estate tax planning. The firm also represents estates in probate or intestacy.  Specialized arrangements include life insurance trusts,  special-needs/supplemental-needs trusts, and pet trusts.  Specific client needs include planning for non-U.S. persons and same-sex couples.

George received his J.D. from Yale Law School and then received an LL.M (in Taxation) from NYU School of Law; undergraduate degree was a B.A. in Philosophy, from Amherst College.  George is a member of the American Bar Ass’n, the New York State Bar Ass’n, and the Ass’n of the Bar of the City of New York. 

Melissa Rapoport


Company: Melissa Rapoport Health Counseling
Profession: Holistic Health Coach
Power Team: Health & Wellness
Phone: 718-496-6623

Melissa is looking to meet: 
Internists, Cardiologists, Endocrinologists, Plastic Surgeons, Psychiatrists
CEOs, Principals, Founders, Partners, Human Resource Directors

About Melissa: 
Melissa Rapoport is a Health Counselor and Food Relationship Expert. She works with people around the world who want to fit into their jeans, break the chains of emotional eating, say “No” to yo-yo dieting, and say “Yes” to food freedom, more energy, and increased happiness. She is an international bestselling author of Cultivating Joy and Wisdom of MidLife Women. What makes Melissa different? She combines her graduate work in Developmental Psychology with her education in health and coaching to create programs the result in lifetime change.

Melissa creates tailored Corporate Wellness programs and conducts Workshops across the United States. Her signature talk “The Seven Pillars To Optimizing Your Health When You’re Working Full Throttle” has been presented at financial firms, law firms and advertising agencies.

Melissa is also the international bestselling co-author of Cultivating Joy and Wisdom of Midlife Women. Her third title will be released in August 2016. See her work here: Author Page

To find out more about Melissa and to take the quiz, Are You Sabotaging Your Health, go to

Danielle Diaz

Company: Update Legal
Profession: Legal Staffing, Placement & Recruiter
Power Team: Legal
Phone: 212-993-2225

Danielle is looking for referrals to:
Decision makers at law firms ( any size ), litigation attorneys especially, but any practice area, whether it's litigation or corporate, is a great referral.  Also, General Counsel and in house counsel within companies of all sizes.

Update Legal specializes in:
Legal staffing- attorneys and paralegals.  Contract assignments, temp to perm and permanent placements. We specialize in eDiscovery- providing the attorneys, the space, the technology and Project Managers if needed.  We provide legal staffing of foreign language attorneys as well.

About Update Legal:
For over 20 years, law firms and corporate legal departments have depended on Update Legal to provide them with superior candidates for temporary and permanent assignments. Update Legal is your contact for attorneys, paralegals and litigation support staff. And if you are a legal professional, we're your contact for new opportunities. 

With offices in ten locations across the US, Update Legal is one of the preeminent legal recruiting and placement firms in the country. But we never forget what made us that way. 

At Update Legal, we pride ourselves on responsiveness. Our clients have ever-changing staffing needs, so we're available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. We provide clients with temporary, temporary-to-permanent and permanent placements as their needs dictate. And we've established long-term relationships that, in some cases, have existed as long as we've been in business. Specialties: Contract attorney and paralegal placement, Discovery Management, Legal placement.  

Jacqueline Frank

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Company: Guaranteed Rate
Profession: Residential Mortgage Lender
Power Team: Residential Realestate
Phone: 917-405-6661

Jacqueline is looking for referrals to:
Realtors, Financial Advisors, Attorneys

Jacqueline specializes In: 
Financing for High Net worth Individuals

About Jacqueline Frank:
VP of Mortgage Lending at GUARANTEED RATE
National Mortgage Lender
Licensed in 50 States

Deborah Blumenfield

Company: Graubard & Blumenfield, P.C.
Profession: Residential Real Estate Attorney
Power Team: Residential Real Estate
Phone: 212-447-0500

Deborah is looking to meet:
Real estate brokers in NY and NJ

Deborah specializes in:
Representing buyers and sellers of residential real estate

About Graubard & Blumenfield, P.C.:
For most people, a real estate transaction is an important and emotional event, especially if it is their first purchase of a home.  At Graubard & Blumenfield, P.C., we understand the significance of this event.  We have extensive experience representing buyers and sellers of condominium apartments, cooperative apartments, townhouses, residential properties, and vacant land in and around the City of New York and New Jersey.  My name is Deborah Blumenfield and I have been in this business for 10 years. Together with my business partner, Peter, we have over 25 years of experience in the world of real estate.
At Graubard & Blumenfield, P.C., We walk you through the real estate transaction step by step, making sure you understand and are comfortable with the process. We keep you advised of the status of the transaction, return all telephone calls promptly and strive to complete your transaction quickly and efficiently.

Deborah Donenfeld


Companies: Deborah Donenfeld Photography
Profession: Photographer
Power Team: Marketing
Phone: 917 848 4081

Deborah is looking to meet:
Art Directors, Creative Buyers, Photo Editors and Photo Directors in advertising agencies, magazines, catalogs, and branding agencies.  Also, small business owners and anyone needing portraits or family pictures for personal or professional use.

I’m a photographer specializing in children and portraits, shot in an authentic, natural-feeling way.

About Deborah:
Deborah Donenfeld is a photographer specializing in children, portraits and lifestyle. She has worked for magazines such as Travel & Leisure, Parents, Vogue Bambini, Milk, City and Time Out Kids, as well as for advertising and private clients.  

What makes it such a fun and pleasant experience to work with Deborah?  Deborah’s uniquely calm and positive nature translates into a relaxed atmosphere that is beneficial for all involved. Looking to see where her subjects will lead her, she incorporates this reality into her own vision, making for natural and authentic-feeling pictures. She loves the spontaneity and unpredictability of working with children, and both children and parents enjoy her easy-going attitude and obvious love of the work. Deborah has a natural ability to put her subjects, adults and children, at ease.  

Deborah lives in New York City with her two children.

Daniel Marrs

Daniel Marrs

Company: TriNet
Profession: Professional Services Consultant
Power Team: Finance
Phone: (W) 646-356-8677 - (M) 804-305-6742

Daniel is looking to meet:
Entrepreneurs and small business owners

About TriNet:
TriNet provides extraordinary HR expertise tailored to thousands of small and medium size businesses (SMBs) throughout a wide range of industries across the U.S. By giving these businesses access to advanced payroll services, premium-level benefits, and risk mitigation & compliance consulting—all delivered through personalized service and a comprehensive technology platform—we free them from the complexities of HR to focus on what matters most: their incredible people.

Stacy Francis



Companies: Francis Financial, Savvy Ladies
Profession: Fee Only Financial Planner & Wealth Mgr.
Power Team: Finance
Phone: 212-374-9008
Twitter: @francisfinance

Stacy is looking for referrals to:
Matrimonial Attorneys

About Francis Financial:
Francis Financial was formed in 2002 with the purpose of doing things differently in the wealth management industry. This means providing clients with independent advice, transparency and individual attention. We continuously work hard to maintain the boutique feel our clients love us for. We specialize in helping successful individuals find and maintain stable financial footing while undergoing various transitions in their lives.

Francis Financial is honored to be the recipient of numerous industry awards, such as the Women’s Choice Award, Wealth & Money Management Award for divorce financial planning team of the year, Financial Planning Association’s Heart of Financial Planning Award and Financial Planning Magazine’s Pro Bono Award. Most recently, AdvisoryHQ listed Francis Financial as one of the Top 9 Best Financial Advisors in New York, NY for the third year in a row.

About Stacy Francis:
Early in my childhood, I witnessed how devastating life could be for women who were not empowered through financial education. My grandmother stayed in an abusive marriage because she did not have the skills to effectively deal with money. That experience changed my life and drove me into the finance field. My life’s mission is to help people feel financially secure and to live the life they deserve.

My career started at a large firm where I soon realized that the difference I wanted to make required more freedom. I founded Francis Financial to create a place where our clients feel taken care of in every aspect of their financial life. It was also equally important for me that as we grew, the work environment fostered learning and personal growth for my team.

I am honored that our firm is a trusted leader in the industry. Our success is largely due to our dedicated team of financial planning professionals who make sure that each client is fully supported. I am delighted to work with a group of such talented individuals who share my passion and dedication. I couldn’t be more proud of the work we do every day.


What does Francis Financial specialize in? What Industries?:

Financial planning and wealth management and divorce financial planning

Francis Financial is an independent, fee-only boutique wealth management, and divorce financial planning firm. We all experience the difficulties of managing financial affairs during life changes. Stress is common even with happy events such as retirement or a financial windfall, and amplified during difficult life events such as divorce or loss of a spouse. At Francis Financial, we help you plan, grow and protect your assets through life altering events.

We understand that no two situations are alike and treat you with unique attention to ensure your financial peace of mind during life transitions such as:

• Divorce
• Loss of a Loved One
• Inheritance
• Retirement
• Career Change

Awards & Press:


Stacy on Short Talk, discussing first steps if you are filing for divorce.

Stacy on CNBC's Straight Talk giving tips on filing your 2015 taxes,

Stacy on CNBC's Straight Talk giving tips on filing your 2015 taxes,

Stacy on CNBC's Straight Talk discussing retirement investments.

Stacy on CNBC's Straight Talk discussing retirement investments.

Melanie Fox


Company: SpeechFox
Profession: Language Training & Accent Reduction
Power Team: Business Services
Phone: 631-220-4478
Twitter: @speechfox

Melanie is looking to meet:

- Executives (CEOs, VPs) and/or small business owners who are non-native English speakers
- Human Resource Directors (VPs), CHROs, especially of global or foreign companies
- Training Directors/Managers or Chief Learning Officers (CLOs)
- Call Centers or BPO directors
- Educators/directors at colleges (especially community colleges) or schools
- College students (non-native speakers) taking the TOEFL exams or preparing for job interviews

- Executive/leadership coaches
- Career coaches
- Immigration attorneys
- Agents/managers in the entertainment and sports industries
- Professionals working at international consulates, embassies, chambers of commerce

About SpeechFox:
SpeechFox offers custom-tailored language lessons for English language learning (specializing in accent reduction and business presentation/communication/media skills) as well as custom language tutoring services for world languages.

Melanie customizes her classes to fit the unique needs of each client, based on his/her native language, English proficiency, and personal and/or business goals. She designs her classes based on applications
of principles in phonetics and phonology in a way that is accessible, practical, and enjoyable for clients. Melanie's expertise includes business presentation skills, public speaking, and white-glove customer service for elite clientele. She focuses on pronunciation, but can also incorporate: grammar, listening comprehension, reading comprehension, TOEIC/TOEFL preparation, business writing, creative writing, speech writing, and other presentation skills upon request.

Melanie is also knowledgeable in the area of computer assisted language learning, and often recommends supplemental software to complement the live classes. For English language learning, she uses BurlingtonEnglish software, which includes content in life skills as well as 40+ industries with support for 30+ native languages. Using BurlingtonEnglish software, Melanie also designs and implements training for corporations, colleges, and adult schools – using customized online, blended model training formats.

SCG Creative is a strategy, branding and design company that delivers enlightened solutions for emerging brands and businesses. Whether you are looking for a new logo, website or brochure, or something that has not even been invented yet, SCG delivers peace of mind that comes with knowing your project, no matter the size or complexity, will get done right.  

About Melanie Fox:
Melanie Fox holds a Master's of Linguistics from Georgetown University and has 15 years of experience in the language education and professional development industries. She offers private and semi-private dialect coaching (including accent reduction) for executives, performers, and other professionals.

She is a native speaker of American English, fluent in Spanish, proficient in Italian, and dabbles in Cantonese, Brazilian Portuguese and a number of other languages.

Melanie Specializes in:
I specialize in accent reduction, dialect coaching, speech coaching for business, and customized private world language tutoring (at home, work, or via live virtual classroom).

SpeechFox serves a multitude of industries.
Some of the most popular are:
 - Entertainment / Sports
 - Hospitality
 - IT
 - Healthcare
 - Finance
 - Marketing/Advertising

Rahul Siddharth

Companies: SCG Creative, Alignkraft Brand Consultancy, Verificient Technologies
Profession: Branding Consultant, Web Designer
Power Team: Marketing
Phone: 212-601-9340

Rahul is looking for referrals to: (not limited to)

Marketing Directors, Brand Managers, SVP or VPs of Marketing, Branding, Purchasing / Procurement

CEOs, Principals, Founders, Partners, Brokers, Self-Employed, Start-ups, Entrepreneurs, Venture Capitalists

 In the following industries (not limited to)

• EDUCATION: Colleges, Universities, High-Education

TECHNOLOGY: Software, Startups

FINANCIAL SERVICES: Hedge Funds, Asset Management Groups, Financial Planners, Accounting Firms, P&C Insurance Groups

HOSPITALITY: Hotels, Restaurants, Bars, Lounges, Spas & Salons


About SCG Creative:
SCG Creative is a strategy, branding and design company that delivers enlightened solutions for emerging brands and businesses. Whether you are looking for a new logo, website or brochure, or something that has not even been invented yet, SCG delivers peace of mind that comes with knowing your project, no matter the size or complexity, will get done right.  

About Rahul Siddharth:
Rahul Siddharth has over 20 years of experience as a creative director. He strives for a unique, holistic approach to integrated marketing. His creative passion lies in striking a balance between concept, strategy and reality. He excels in shaping everyday products/services into brands that matter – lifetime brands.

He has an MFA in Design and Technology from Parsons School of Design and a BS in Marketing from Fairfield University.

Rahul has previously won 17 Creative Excellence Awards while working as an Art Director at Grey Advertising, Project Manager at Zoecom, National Creative Director at Bayard Advertising, VP of Interactive at Bernard Hodes Group (Omnicom), Creative Director at Jack Morton Worldwide (IPG), and Executive Creative Director at One Source. 

Rahul is currently CMO and Co-Founder of Verificient Technologies (softwares: Proctortrack, RemoteDesk, and FreshHire), Co-Founder of Alignkraft, and Managing Director of SCG Creative.