Seth Werner is Chairman / CEO of the Entrepreneurs Workshop, Inc., an organization that provides education and scholarship opportunities to entrepreneurs who are launching, building and growing businesses.
He is also Chairman / CEO of Harbour Real Estate Investments and co-founder of the Strategic Forum. Harbour Real Estate Investments is a company dedicated to investing in commercial real estate in the southeastern United States. The Strategic Forum is an organization of business leaders dedicated to the exchange of ideas, the development of long term personal and business relationships and the facilitation of business opportunities among members and their respective networks.
Seth has a passion for launching new businesses. His track record includes leveraging forty years of commercial real estate experience and entrepreneurial savvy into building a series of successful companies, including two publicly traded companies which he led.
He received his BA from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, working his way through college with a number of jobs, including stints as a short order cook, a bartender and a cab driver. He believes in continuing to learn and recently completed the nation’s premier executive education program for directors and senior executives of publicly traded firms at the Stanford Law School Directors’ College. He is also a teacher and during his “gap year” between building companies, he designed and taught a course called “Psychology of Entrepreneurship” at the University of Miami business school.
Seth is what Gladwell, in The Tipping Point, describes as a connector: someone with an extraordinary knack for making friends and building relationships with a social circle that casts a net which is both deep and wide. An example of this is his co-founding of the Strategic Forum which fosters business alliances while also mentoring MBA students at Nova Southeastern University.
Seth is launching his next venture with Entrepreneur Radio. In the spirit of his “Psychology of Entrepreneurship” course, he’s turning his focus to understanding the mindset of successful business people: what shaped them, what drives them and what sustains them.
A native of Miami Beach, Seth takes advantage of Florida weather to play golf and tennis every week. He is an avid reader and skier and along with his wife Annette Franqui, enjoys the Miami Heat, the Jon Stewart show, and Sunday brunch watching the CBS Sunday Morning show.
Marcy Rosenbaum is President and Chief Operating Officer of The Entrepreneurs Workshop, Inc., She also serves as executive producer of their audio broadcast series, ENTREPRENEURradio.org, which features interviews with successful entrepreneurs, and highlights what drives, shapes and distinguishes them.
Marcy launched her career helping a small aspiring office equipment business achieve Inc. 500 ranking. On Wall Street, she was part of the technology transformation that piloted the first internal email systems which rewrote the rules of access and information sharing. She created her first company, Consulting Alliance, to design customized workshops for companies confronting intensive strategic changes in the marketplace.
After the attacks on September 11, 2001, she looked for opportunities to make a difference. She fulfilled that vision as a conference planner with the ADL/Joint Terrorism Task Force Conference. Later, she served as Director of Leadership and Professional Development of the Mandel Center in Palm Beach, helping the community work through the difficulties created by the financial crisis, and the Madoff fraud scandal, in 2008.
Listening to NPR during her long commute between Miami and Palm Beach, she was inspired with a dream of radio hosting and producing. She recognized the role of internet and social media technology as a platform for communication and learning. In 2010 she launched Livelihood: Creating What’s Next on your Personal Career Path, an internet radio show, broadcast on Radio Ear Network. Within two years she had produced nearly 50 sixty-minute interview shows featuring career innovators and pathfinders. In 2012, New Media Expo’s Podcast Choice Awards recognized Livelihood in Best Business and Best Produced categories. She made the finals, along with ESPN Sports, Wall Street Journal and NPR’s Planet Money. Most importantly, she found she loved the experience of drawing out the stories and insights of career disrupters and business insurgents
Marcy holds a Masters degree American University in Washington, D.C. and a certificate in training and facilitation with the NTL Institute, where she met her future husband, Barry Nierenberg, in an “encounter” group. He’s into jazz; she’s into world music- and both are looking to join a Frisbee Golf community somewhere in Miami.
Her least favorite word is “no”.