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Events

May 2004 event

Topic: "The New Employment: Success as a Self-Entrepreneur"

Biographies of the Panelists

Gene Zaino

Gene Zaino acquired MyBizOffice in 1996 as a building block towards his vision of a business that would re-invent the way consultants and organizations work together. Early on, he recognized the accelerated growth trends of knowledge workers, consultants, and freelancers, as well as the increased demand by organizations to deploy a contingent, flexible workforce.

Under Mr. Zaino's direction, MyBizOffice brought its consultant-specific services online, formed a co-branding partnership with Monster.com, and, in 2001, launched the business-to-business Consultant Service Center offering. By spearheading the evolution of the innovative MyBizOffice employment model, Mr. Zaino has become a major force in legitimizing and advocating the trend toward workplace independence.

Mr. Zaino began his career at KPMG Peat Marwick where he spent four years as a CPA and management consultant before he was a founding principal of Evernet Systems, a Kliener Perkins-sponsored venture that was sold in 1993. Mr. Zaino has discussed the CR approach in several recent television and radio interviews, including CNNfn, USA Today, CNET, The Jim Bohannon Show, TechTV, Washington DC's NewsChannel 8, and WBIS Radio. He has also been quoted in several publications including the Washington Business Journal, Internet Week, and the Potomac Tech Journal. Mr. Zaino graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, receiving a Bachelor and Masters of Science in Economics (MSE).

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Kristin Dobbins

Kristin Dobbins is a Membership Specialist for MyBizOffice. In this role, she represents the first line of education for independent individuals who are looking to make the most of their contracting careers. Professional contractors rely on Ms. Dobbins' expertise to help make important decisions concerning their careers, finances, employment status, expenses, insurance, and various other important considerations.

For those who decide to join MyBizOffice through one of its W-2 services, Ms. Dobbins assists with their transition and ensures that they can begin their client assignments as quickly and conveniently as possible. Her experience working with the independent workforce has enabled her to provide valuable career insight to a wide variety of individuals, including IT developers, project managers, technical writers, government contract workers, sales representatives, and real estate agents.

Before becoming a Membership Specialist, Ms. Dobbins served as a Business Center Manager, assisting MyBizOffice's membership of independent workers by supporting their ongoing financial and business management needs. Before joining MyBizOffice, she worked as a permanent placement recruiter for a staffing agency in the Washington, DC, area. Ms. Dobbins was graduated from James Madison University with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Business.

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Carolyn Kelley Klinger
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Pattie Srinath
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