The Entrepreneur: How to Be Your Own Boss

Friday, August 27, 2021

12:15 PM – 1:15 PM EDT

Chanda Choun

 

>>> Executive VP-COO of Crowbar Security Solutions and a Cyber Operations Specialist (Army Reserve)

Chanda Choun is a business executive, entrepreneur, civic leader, national security expert and US Army Veteran. He is the co-founder, Executive Vice President, and Chief Operations Officer at Crowbar Security Solutions, LLC is an innovative and versatile cybersecurity company that finds unique ways to protect the people, property, and data of Commercial and Government organizations. Chanda is a non-profit board member with 15+ years of management experience in Federal and Commercial business development,  and cybersecurity expertise with industry certifications. He has extensive experience in national security, spending time as a Cyber Watch Officer with the Defense Information Systems, a Senior Cybersecurity Analyst at General Dynamics (CSRA), and a Cyber Operations Specialist at the United States Cyber Command. Chanda is currently a Healthcare Volunteer at the Virginal Medical Reserve Corps and a Fiscal Affairs Advisory Commission in Arlington County. 

John Victoria

>>> Founder and CEO of Polianna, a SEO and digital marketing agency

John Victoria is an entrepreneur, digital marketing expert, and advocate for local businesses and API issues. He is the founder and CEO of Polliana, a Search Engine Optimization (SEO) business and digital marketing agency that delivers a customized strategy specific to business to dominate the local market. John was ranked #1 on Google as a “Virginia SEO Expert”  for consulting with local businesses in the DMV area as well as for major multi-million dollar international brands on all things SEO. He previously served as the Vice President of Marketing and Outreach for the Filipino Young Professionals of Washington D.C., and is the Deputy Chairman for the National Federation of Filipino American Associations, Region 2. John has also worked locally in helping support Asian Pacific Islander American Vote and the Filipino Veterans Recognition and Education Project. He attended the US Naval Academy and grew up in the Washington DC Metro area. 

Win Thu

 

>>> Financial Advisor and Consultant for small business owners and members of the Myanmar Community Globally

Win Myat Thu is the founder of Grow And Win, a financial and marketing consulting firm for small business owners and the global Myanmar community. She guides members of the immigrant community on procuring benefits in the U.S. and, through her YouTube channel, provides personal finance, career building, and professional development education. During the pandemic, she helped small businesses navigate the business loan process. Prior to starting her own consulting firm, Win worked in finance, marketing, and innovation at Nestle and Royal Ahold (Giant grocery). She is a realtor and investor in the greater Seattle area. She is also an active member of the Asian American community, most recently serving as Treasurer of NAAAP DC.

Michael Kim 

>>> Entrepreneur, Effective Communications Advisor, Innovator

Michael Kim is a marketing expert, entrepreneur, experienced public speaking mentor and speaker, and a passionate advocate for AAPI representation.

He is the Founder of Speak 2 Engage where he has used his broad industry experience in technology innovation, operations, sales, business development and marketing management to advise high growth companies and founders. He has taught (Johns Hopkins University Carey School of Business) and spoken at the University of Colorado-Boulder, George Washington University and GBMC Hospital.

Michael has marketed to Fortune 1000 companies, the U.S. Government, Military and launched a national sales division at an SaaS (online learning software) company. Two of the companies where he led sales won INC 500 Awards. He is currently on the Board of Trustees for NAAAP DC and has moderated or has spoken at sessions (Trends in Healthcare, Effective Communication in the Zoom Era and Beyond).

Michael is committed to helping individuals become confident speakers who can read and lead a room. Michael has recently performed as a stand up comic in the Washington DC area to continue to develop his speaking skills.