Please join us this month for the first annual Young Professionals Network 4 Under 40 Achievement Award. We will be honoring four young professionals in our community that excel in the mission of YPN. We will welcome guest speaker, Leo Brubaker, COO of the Chicago-based company, Centro as a guest speaker.
About the Speaker:
As Chief Operating Officer, Leo Brubaker is responsible for the management and execution of Centro's vision and strategy. Prior to becoming Centro's COO, Leo led Centro's financial strategy as CFO. Leo joined Centro in 2006 and has since helped Centro grow and scale its operations, organically and through acquisition. During his tenure, Centro has grown from an organization of approximately 25 employees to a $400 million company with over 650 people across 30 offices in the US and Canada. In addition, Leo has helped lead Centro's Series A and B rounds of institutional financing. Leo started his career in public accounting with Ernst & Young and then served as VP and Controller at Oak Brook Bank, a publicly traded company. Leo holds an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern as well as an M.S. degree in Accountancy from the University of Notre Dame and a B.S. degree in Finance and Economics from Miami University (Ohio). Leo is also a Certified Public Accountant and currently teaches as an adjunct professor for Northwestern’s Master in Product Design and Development.
Centro aims to improve the lives of those working in the advertising industry by building media management software that helps marketers engage with audiences across all digital channels in the most successful manner possible. The software is designed to eliminate unnecessary activity, improve human collaboration, offer greater insight, reduce errors and help users achieve more in their professional lives.
Centro is focused on creating a culture that optimizes both personal and professional success. The company hires the most passionate, intelligent, happy, caring and hard-working people they can find. Centro's success and commitment to culture has led to many accolades, including the #8 slot for the 2014 Fortune list of Best Medium-Sized Companies to Work For, Inc. 500, Top 100 Digital Companies of 2012, and No. 1 on Crain's Best Places to Work for four years in a row.
Young Professionals of the Naperville Chamber's Mission Statement:
Lead Professionals to be tomorrow's leaders by providing a platform for:
-Leadership: Growing the next generation of business and community leaders
-Personal Growth: Foster and promote individuals to develop a well-balanced life
-Professional Development: Provide opportunities to grow your network and your career
The 4 Under 40 Achievement Award is sponsored by:
The Chamber's monthly General Membership Luncheon is an opportunity to network with fellow Chamber Members and listen to speakers on topics of interest to the business community. Previous presenters include United States National Security Advisor James L. Jones, motivational expert Steve Beck, former Illinois Governor Jim Edgar, US Chamber of Commerce President & CEO Thomas Donohue, noted futurist Rebecca Ryan, and president of American Enterprise Institute, Arthur Brooks.
For more information on the monthly General Membership Luncheons and sponsorships contact Brianna Belgio, Events Manager, 630.544.3377.
Events Cancelation Policy
Effective January 1, 2016 the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce will implement an event cancelation policy. If you register for an event and are unable to attend, a 24 hour notice is required or you will be invoiced and/or lose your Included in Membership ticket. Note: If you have registered and are unable to attend, you may transfer to a fellow employee without penalty. A refund will only be given to those with a paid registration who cancel within 24 hours.