Sunday, May 19, 2013

Weekly News & Agenda for Tuesday, 5/21/13


0700-0730:  Introductions & Assistance

We begin with roundtable introductions.  Let us know of anything new for you lately, especially any networking needs.  Chances are good someone in the group will be able to offer advice, referrals, contacts, or other assistance with your networking needs.

0730-0800:  Speaker

Paul Gregory is founder of TransLife Energy Solutions, Inc. and co-founder of the Colorado Veterans Incubator.  He will provide an overview of what the incubator does, how it can help, and opportunities for Biznet members.

Thanks to Dave Jackson (USMA '73) for arranging to have Mr. Gregory speak with us this week.

Here's some additional information on the Colorado Veterans Incubator:

Colorado Veterans Incubator - an Integrated Business Accelerator - “Providing Veteran Entrepreneurs with support for their new businesses”.  Created in 2013 as a Colorado non-profit organization and modeled after an organization funded in Wisconsin by the US Department of Veterans Affairs.  We will provide a “virtual operation” (non-real estate based) business accelerator with the following services:

·         Mentors matched to the veterans business
·         Complete 21st Century business training curriculum - with certificate upon completion
·         Coaching to maximize veterans background and business interests
·         Networking skills in a non-threatening environment
·         Related business services program

From your group (Biznet), we would have interests in individuals who want to mentor, volunteer, speak or help in fund raising.

Hopefully this is the overview you were looking for.  See you soon.  Best regards,

Paul Gregory
Colorado Veteran Incubator
Denver, Colorado 80111


-- 5/21/13:  Paul Gregroy - see above.

-- 5/28/13:  TBD or Open Forum.     

If you'd like to invite a speaker or lead a discussion on any future Tuesday, just let me know at


Charles Frederick (USNA '84 and past Biznet member) currently lives in Poland but is looking to relocate back to the U.S./Colorado.  He's looking for something in Program Management or Training.  If you can offer adivce, referrals or assistance, please reach out to Charles directly, at

Charles writes as follows:

   I feel that Project/Program Management would fit what I have been doing. 

#1) Deadline adherence has been played a critical role in the jobs I have held.  Example:  Private Language School...the students 'contract' for a specific number of lessons.   The coursebook chosen has to be completed in an orderly fashion to ensure that everything is taught and tested in the time allotted.  The same is true at the public school, but I have to be more flexible as there are other 'events' that cut into the lessons.  

#2) Managing various projects at the same time management.   Teaching many different levels of learners(this year I have taught up to 10 different grade levels) requires strict time management and preperation.  The finished 'product' (lessons) must also meet stringent expectations of both the Principal(Boss) and Stuents(Customers).

   Probably something in the "Training" field would at first glance be the best fit(22 years as a Teacher) and while that is true, I don't want to limit myself to only that sort of industry.  Just about any industry that requires "attention to detail' in their operations as well as critical scheduling guidelines and deadlines would find me to be an excellent candidate for employment.

   Given my international living experiences and language knowledge(German: Fluent; Polish: Conversational) I feel that an International Company with ties to Europe would jump at the chance to bring me on board.

 I have a "Profile" posted on LinkedIN (  Feel free to take a look at it and pass it on to any interested people you may know.

Here is an excerpt from Charles's resume, listing his work experience:

Certified teacher with over 20 years experience in very unique educational settings.   Superb planning and organizational skills with collateral duties in project management.  Interact extremely well with individuals from all levels of education and experience.  Unparalleled written and verbal communication skills; develop documents to the target audiences, geared towards their learning and understanding level.  Learns procedures thoroughly.  Highly experienced in foreign cultures, particularly Polish and Central European Cultures.   Dynamic, innovative, and self-starting.  Progressive responsibilities and experience with minimal supervision.  Versatile, adapting quickly to new requirements and assuming new responsibilities with ease.  Trustworthy; previously held top secret clearance. 
Work History
Blue&Gold Office Central/Eastern Europe                   April 2012 - present
Polish School System, Gronków, Poland                        Sep 2007 – present  -  EFL (English as a Foreign Language)Teacher
Mesa /Delta County Schools, Grand Junction, CO  Aug 2001 – May 2006  -  Language Arts Teacher
U.S. Peace Corps, Nowy Targ, Poland                   Jun 1996 – Jun 2001            -  EFL Teacher
Weld County Schools, Greeley, CO                            Aug 1994 – May 1996  - Language Arts and Math Teacher
U.S. Peace Corps, Włocławek, Poland                         Jun 1992 – Jun 1994   - College Professor  
English Language Department Head 
U.S. Navy                                                                          May 1984 – Jan 1989  -  Shipboard Communications Officer, Welfare and Recreation Officer, Helicopter Control Officer, Small Boat Squadron Commodore, Assistant Department Head, Asst. Administration Officer, Air Base Public Affairs Officer


Have a great week.

Joe Paniccia (USMA '84)

Service Academy BizNet of Denver meets weekly on Tuesdays at 0700, in the Marriott Hotel at the Denver Tech Center. From I-25, exit Belleview east, then turn north onto Syracuse Street. The Marriott lots are paid parking (approx $2-4), however you can park for FREE across the street at Garcia's Restaurant (we have their permission). Look for us in the seating area inside the Marriott's coffee shop. RSVP is not required. Dress is casual. Attendance is open to graduates of the federal service academies (USAFA, USCGA, USMA, USMMA, USNA). Our schedule, roster and other information are posted on the web site at

No comments:

Post a Comment