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2017 04 19

                                                                  Wednesday, April 19, 2017

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 We would like to thank 

for sponsoring our April meeting


Cintas Center at Xavier

                                                                                     1624 Herald Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45207


6:00 PM  Networking with Students- Hors d'oeuvres served  

6:30 PM

  Candace Levine

Vice President, Finance  The Business Backer

Candace Levine has over 17 years of financial management experience. During her time with The Business Backer, she has supported the company’s growth through her effort in securing a $15MM line of credit facility in 2014.  She also played a critical role in the due diligence that led to the company’s acquisition in June, 2015, by Enova International.  Prior to joining The Business Backer, Ms. Levine served as the Vice President and Controller of MedPlus, a wholly owned subsidiary of Quest Diagnostics, Inc., where she worked on numerous acquisitions and company integrations, international operations and led a number of process improvement projects resulting in an average cost savings of $200,000 per year.

Ms. Levine received her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Cincinnati and is a Six Sigma Green Belt. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Institute of Management Accountants Cincinnati North Chapter and the Board of Directors of Ohio Regional Council.

 7:00 PM  Entrepreneurship

Scott Avera

President at The Avera Group

Scott Avera is a born entrepreneur, developing his first commercial software product, The Mind Machine, at the young age of 15 – just two years after earning his Eagle Scout! He is the prior owner and general manager of Ascent Solutions, an Inc 500 software company known for products such as PKZIP and WinZip. Before selling to a private investor in 2002, Scott grew the company from a small start-up to a corporation with representatives in every major market worldwide. Today, Scott is a successful serial entrepreneur and an active member of the Queen City Angels, a Cincinnati based investment group committed to growing young businesses. Scott most recently co-founded The Business Backer in 2006 and was a day-to-day contributor, Chairman and President of its holding company.

Scott is a Miami University graduate and received his MBA from Indiana University where he was in the top 10% of his class. He was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year finalist and was inducted as a Miami Entrepreneurial Fellow due to his personal success and active involvement with students and faculty at the Farmer School of Business. Scott is a skiing, auto racing, and movie enthusiast and enjoys spending time with his family, traveling and photographing his many adventures.