Entrepreneurship Week at LIU Post Sept. 16th through 20th

Written by Long Island News & PR  |  09. September 2013

Brookville, NY - September 9th, 2013 - This fall, Long Island University presents the inaugural Entrepreneurship Week, featuring on-campus lectures by eminently successful business people -- a priceless opportunity to learn about the world of the entrepreneur from those who know it best.

Speakers include Alan Vituli, CPA, the former CEO and chairman of Carrols Restaurant Group, which owned nearly 1,000 fast-food restaurants in the United States and Latin America; Sanford Kane, CEO of Real Sourcing Network and president of Kane Concepts Inc., and Garth Monroe, Vice President & CFO for BioNano Genomics, who has also held high level positions in the medical technology, aerospace and airline industries. (Complete bios follow.)

“The opportunity to meet and learn directly from people like Sandy, Alan, and Garth is one of the great advantages of studying at a comprehensive, private university like LIU,” said Dr. Andrew Rosman, dean of the LIU Post College of Management. “The thought leaders of our times, in business and many other fields, come to our campus to share their insights with the next generation. To spend time in their company is a rare and valuable opportunity.”

Mr. Monroe will speak Wednesday, Sept. 18 in the Patron’s Lounge at Tilles Center for the Performing Arts. Mr. Vituli will speak Thursday, Sept. 19 in Humanities Hall Room 119. Mr. Kane will speak Friday, Sept. 20 in the Patron’s Lounge. All three will speak during Common Hour, 12:30 to 1:50 p.m.

Garth Monroe is Vice President & CFO for BioNano Genomics in San Diego, Calif. Prior to BioNano Genomics, he served as CFO for Epocal, a multi-national, venture-backed, medical device company.

Other professional experiences include United Technologies and JetBlue Airways, working in finance, supply chain, and operations. 

Mr. Monroe received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Business Administration from the University of Virginia, and served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

Sanford Kane is the CEO of Real Sourcing Network, a print aggregating company in New York. He is also president, for twenty years, of Kane Concepts Incorporated, a management consulting firm providing specialized expertise in the areas of strategic planning, joint ventures, organizational restructuring and site selection, primarily for the hi-tech industry. During his career, Mr. Kane has been a prominent figure in the semiconductor industry. Having risen to the post of Division Vice President, Industry Operations at IBM, Mr. Kane subsequently held senior executive posts in several enterprises that spanned Sematech (a breakthrough initiative consortium of 14 US semiconductor companies) for which he was Chairman of the Executive Committee, followed by his serving as the CEO of US Memories and PCO, Inc., both of which were joint ventures involved in the business of semiconductor memory and fiber optics for applications in the telecommunications and data communications markets. Mr. Kane founded Tower Semiconductor, an Israeli semiconductor manufacturer, in 1993 and served as Chairman and CEO, followed by CEO roles in entities from 1999 to the present in semiconductor equipment manufacturing, internet tools for professional organizations and management consulting.

Mr. Kane earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from New York University and his Master of Science degree in Engineering Administration from Syracuse University.

Alan Vituli, CPA
Alan Vituli served as the CEO-Chairman of Carrols Restaurant Group (a 900-unit operator of fast casual and quick service restaurants throughout the United States and Latin America) for 24 years prior to his retirement in 2011.

Concurrent with working at Carrols, Mr. Vituli held the position of Managing Partner for Morgan Ventures, a boutique private equity investment business. He also served as Managing Director-Real Estate and Tax Oriented Investments for Smith, Barney Harris, Upham and Company. Earlier in his career, Mr. Vituli worked as a Partner, National Director of Mergers and Acquisitions and Regional Director of Real Estate Industry Practice of Coopers & Lybrand.

Mr. Vituli has been involved as owner with a variety of enterprises including businesses in the fitness, wellness, fuel oil, real estate and cosmetics industries. Mr. Vituli has served on a number of Boards of Companies whose shares are publicly traded including Tyco Toys, Pollo Tropical, Ruths Hospitality Group and Carrols Restaurant Group.

Mr. Vituli received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration from City College of New York. 

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