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Posted: Tuesday, November 1, 2022

Tell Students - The Corner Office: 'Joining a Start-Up' - November 10

Are you interested in learning how to find your dream job? Are you unsure where to start? Student Leadership and Engagement and the Career and Professional Education Office invites students, faculty, and staff to attend the Corner Office Speaker Series, featuring five panelists who will highlight leadership lessons from their experiences in entrepreneurship and starting a business, on Thursday, November 10, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Campbell Student Union Assembly Hall.

The Corner Office brings panelists from local, regional, and national businesses to share their stories in leadership. Additionally, it delves into the professional journeys of entrepreneurs, innovators, and idealists to share with the campus community what they have learned in their careers.



Kevin Cheney, Squire Company
An early hire with Squire, Kevin Cheney works in Product and has also spent time in Customer Success Leadership, managing Squire's Onboarding team.

Courtney Caldwell, Cofounder and COO of ShearShare
Before launching ShearShare—the first on-demand salon and barbershop space rental app—with her husband, Courtney Caldwell spent more than 20 years building winning teams in tech marketing for organizations such as Oracle, Zendesk, and RightNow Technologies. She recently received an honorary doctorate from Miracle University and is the 33rd African American female to raise $1 million in venture funding.

Tye Caldwell, Cofounder and CEO of ShearShare
Tye Caldwell is a 29-year industry veteran, best-selling author, educator, and small-business coach who serves on multiple beauty school advisory boards and as a frequent guest lecturer at barber colleges and hairstyling institutes around the country. He is the first African American male member-elect to the Professional Beauty Association's Advisory Council.

Shaun Masavage, Zealot Interactive
Shaun Masavage broke from an early engineering career with the Navy to blaze a new path in music education involving a complex mix of hardware, software, and app ecosystems. He specializes in international logistics and manufacturing operations, along with being an expert in crowdfunding with six successful campaigns under his belt.

Christian Gaddis, Forge Buffalo
Christian Gaddis came to Western New York chasing his dream of playing in the NFL. After stints with the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns, and Indianapolis Colts, he began his career in communications. His journey in the start-up world began in 2022 when he joined the 43North team to head up its Forge Buffalo hiring initiative—working closely with 43North’s portfolio companies and other start-up and tech companies in Buffalo’s growing ecosystem.


More information and the RSVP form for the Corner Office can be found on the event's Bengal Connect page.

Students who attend will receive the following:

  • Light refreshments
  • Free Buffalo State–themed wallet
  • Free Buffalo State–themed cell phone sleeve
  • Entry into a raffle to win one of three Buffalo State swag bags, including a Buffalo State T-shirt, Croc charm, water bottle, and stuffed Benji.

For more information or with questions, please contact or visit the Corner Office website.

Submitted by: Luke C. Haumesser
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