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When: September 20, 2012
Registration opens and networking begins at 7:00 pm.
Where: Microsoft NE R&D Center
One Memorial Drive
Cambridge, Massachusetts  02142
United States

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BPMA Career Night

Finding Your Fit - Discovering Your Niche in the Marketplace

Mark your Calendar Now!

Attendees - Take the next step in your career development with the BPMA's biennial career event.

Plan to join us at the Microsoft Research and Development Center for an evening of career development and networking with top notch professionals in the product management field. The focus of our panel and audience discussion is all about the unique value that you bring to your chosen professional objectives.

Meet our panel to-date and moderator who will lead the career discussion that will help you take the next step in your professional lifecycle. (Check back as we finalize panel members for the event.)



Tamsin Kaplan, Shareholder, Davis, Malm & D'Agostine, P.C.

Timeline for the Evening
7:00 - 7:30 pm: Registration, Career Fair & Networking
7:30 - 8:30 pm: Career Panel
8:30 - 9:30 pm: Career Fair & Networking continues
9:30 - 9:45 pm: Wrap up & depart


Premium Members: Free if you pre-register online at least one day prior to event or $10 at the door
Guests and Basic Members: $25 if you pre-register and pay online at least one day prior to event or $35 at the door

About the panelists:

Amie Cafferty

Amie Cafferty is Team Lead of Talent Acquisition Strategic Sourcing at Philips Electronics North America.

Leading a team of expert recruiters hunting for great talent to join Philips, Amie actively contacts unique experienced professionals with high demand skills and excites them about the great career platform that Philips offers for motivated individuals.

Prior to joining Philips, Amie spent a decade working in premier software and financial Services firms placing senior marketing and sales talent. Amie has an active and extensive network and a keen ability to quickly identify and attract world-class talent.

Connect with Amie Cafferty on LinkedIn

Steve Ford

Stephen C. Ford has advised individuals and organizations on developing careers, assessing and developing leaders and managing transitions. He was a founding partner of OI Partners, Inc., a global talent management firm specializing in outplacement, career transition and executive coaching. From 1992 to 1995, Steve served as CEO and Chair when OIP tripled in size and became global; he has since served twice as Interim Chair. He is currently Chairman Emeritus. Steve was a founder of Fitzgerald, Stevens & Ford in 1981 and has been CEO since 1987. Previously he founded two other service companies.

Connect with Stephen Ford on LinkedIn / Follow Stephen Ford on Twitter: @stephencford

Larry Kahn

Larry Kahn is the Vice President of Recruiting for New Dimensions in Technology (commonly known as "NDT”). As a hands-on Recruiter in High Tech for over 16 years, Larry has a strong pulse on the job market and is deeply connected with hiring managers and human resources professionals at start-up, mid-size, and large companies.

Through these established relationships as well as a very focused approach, Larry and his team continue to place candidates in exciting and challenging positions while assisting them in advancing their careers in this continuously changing economy.

Connect with Larry Kahn on LinkedIn / Follow Larry Kahn and NDT on Twitter: @LarryNDT and @JOBSinMA

Larry Kahn

Christie Powell has worked in Human Resources over two dozen years, all of which have included recruitment for a variety of positions. She is employed with Copyright Clearance Center as their HR Manager and offers hands on experience in the current market. Previous to CCC, she was Assistant Vice President at the Bank of Boulder in Colorado.

A graduate of the University of Colorado, Christie is a long time resident of Gloucester, MA where she lives with her daughter. She has completed the Sloan Executive Business program, has a coaching certificate from Babson College and is a certified MBTI practitioner.

Connect with Christie Powell on LinkedIn

Liz Vagenas

Elizabeth C. Vagenas is a former Human Resource Manager and Trainer with over 22 years of Staffing experience, serving as a leader of and a consultant to corporations on a local and global level. Additionally, she is a Life Coach specializing in Life Transitions, Executive and Career coaching, and is a Radio Show Talk Show host. As a former Vice President of Staffing and Development, Liz has managed multiple office locations for several corporations and has served as a corporate recruiter, staffing advisor and trainer. Liz’s many accomplishments during this time include repeatedly increasing profitability by massive margins.

In addition to her consultative and creative management expertise, Liz offers extensive knowledge in the areas of behavioral interviewing techniques, screening and selecting top candidates, and evaluating current staffing processes. Liz has served on the Board of Directors for the Massachusetts Association of Staffing Services, is an Advisory Board member of the National Green Symposium Organization. She has also served as an advisor to the Boston Public School System’s Job Placement Advisory Council, and her volunteer community involvement includes a membership with the Boston Minstrels Group, a singing group that performs for the homeless shelters, and nursing homes in the city of Boston. She is currently writing a book on Life Transitions, and Stepping out.

Connect with Liz Vagenas on LinkedIn / Follow Liz Vagenas on Twitter: @PathDefined

About the moderator:

Tamsin Kaplan

An experienced employment lawyer and civil litigator, Tamsin Kaplan, represents corporations, executives and other high level professionals in discrimination, breach of contract, non-compete and other employment and business related matters in Massachusetts and federal courts and in government agencies including the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Tamsin advises clients regarding the full range of employment related legal concerns, from recruitment and hiring to discipline and termination. She also provides her corporate clients with employment agreements, employee handbooks, employment audits, workplace investigations and trainings on diversity, harassment, and other topics. Since 1998, Tamsin’s alternative dispute resolution practice has included mediation of business and employment disputes and other civil litigation matters.

Tamsin currently serves as an arbitrator on the American Arbitration Association Expedited Commercial Panel. For over ten years, Tamsin was the Principal in the law firm of Tamsin R. Kaplan & Associates, P.C. She has enjoyed an active employment law and litigation practice in Massachusetts since 1994, prior to which she served as a Law Clerk and Regional Administrative Law Clerk in the Massachusetts Superior Court. Before entering law school, Tamsin was an organizational development consultant for non-profit institutions including performing arts companies and museums in the Boston area.

Connect with Tamsin Kaplan on LinkedIn

Employers & Recruiters - RSVP now to reserve your table at the career event #

Sponsorships are open to both employer-side recruiters and recruiting agencies.

Table Sponsors to-date include:
IZZE Sparkling Juice


Wentworth Institute of Technology

Career Night Sponsorship Package: $250

Sponsorship Benefits Include:

  • Networking table before and after the panel discussion
  • Promotion in BPMA’s corporate & job-seeker newsletters
  • Promotion on BPMA website
  • Pass for the event
  • 30 Day resume job-bank subscription on BPMA career center
    (access to connect with candidates who have posted resumes to the BPMA career center)
  • Company shout-out during the opening remarks

Please contact Petra Lehman at: to request the discount code to enter on your online order with our provider, Job Target.

Select your table number as displayed on the floorplan.

Secure your space by providing your contact information and table preference.

Questions? Contact Petra Lehman at:


We Would Like to Thank Our Sponsors