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Small Business and Entrepreneur Committee Event

Presented by The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC

April 19, 2016

7:30 - 8:00 a.m. Registration and Networking
8:00 - 9:30 a.m. Program

Retaining and Rewarding Key Employees Without Giving Away Company Ownership

A common method for the owner of a growing business in onboarding leadership roles is to offer key employees an ownership interest in their company. This discussion will focus on ways the owner of a growing business can attract, retain and reward their key employees without giving away ownership interest. Covered items include:

  • Rewarding key personnel with qualified and non-qualified plans
  • Executive bonus plans
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Retention strategies of key personnel
  • Build capital while sheltering profits
  • Implementation and maintenance of various strategies
  • Cost effective ways of structuring key employee benefits


Mark Swartz, Senior Executive Vice President, AXA Advisors


Mark Flanagan, Director, Aronson LLC
Tom Natoli, Financial Advisor, AXA Advisors
David Samuels, CFO, DrFirst Inc.


Platinum Sponsors: Aronson LLC; AXA Advisors LLC; George Mason University; Knobbe Martens
Gold Sponsor: Cox Business
Silver Sponsors: Loudoun Economic Development; Thompson Greenspon
Location Sponsor: ICF International

The Entrepreneur Center @NVTC Business Partners:
The Chief Storyteller; Consumer Technology Association (CTA)™; Panacea Consulting

For more information about sponsorships for this event and committee, click here.

ICF International
9300 Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA
Directions to ICF International

Member: $ 25.00
Startup Technology General Audience: $ 25.00**
General Audience: $ 75.00

Walk-in Prices:
Member: $ 35.00
General Audience: $ 85.00

Walk-ins will be accepted on a space-available basis.


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