Thursday, February 21st, 2019
Dinner Topic: "Wise Leadership, Steady Growth”
Guest Presenter: Keith Luedeman, Founder of goodmortgage.com
Venue: The Ritz Carlton Charlotte - The Study Private Room (Second Floor)
Duration: from 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Keith Luedeman is the Founder and former CEO of goodmortgage.com. In 1998, studies showed that the Internet mortgage market would grow from 1% of all mortgages in 1999 to up to 51% by 2005. Even if those numbers were off by half (which they were), there was still an incredible market opportunity. Keith acted on this opportunity in Internet lending, founding goodmortgage.com in 1999. Starting with a small investment, goodmortgage.com paced its growth. Keith treated the company as a small business that had to succeed for the long-term instead of gambling on venture capital and a quick exit strategy. By focusing on growing wisely, spending wisely and hiring wisely, Keith has built a thriving lending leader whose presence is felt throughout the loan industry. Even when the industry was in decline, goodmortgage.com sustained growth. The company was named the Online Lender of the Year Industry Award at the Mortgage Bankers Association National meeting, and was subsequently purchased by PIMCO backed entity in 2016. Keith has recently exited the company after a 2 year employment contract. His business experience began at IBM and later became Director of Software Marketing for JBA as they were being acquired by Avnet, a Fortune 100 $7B Hardware, Software & Services firm. Throughout this process he gained an accidental expertise in M&A Activity. Recent awards include: Charlotte Blue Diamond IT Entrepreneur of the Year 2017, Clemson University Spiro Institute Entrepreneur Hall of Fame, NCTA NC Tech Exec of the Year 2011, Mortgage Tech Magazine Online Lender of the Year 2012, # Best Place to Work Charlotte Mid-size Companies 2010 and Charlotte’s Healthiest Employer 2013. He currently participates in several entities in the start-ups Tech sector in Charlotte as a leader, mentor and investor.
We will explore poignant questions in conversation, sharing Stories, Ideas and deepening Relationships as we celebrate TheSircle's 10th year.
Price per Person: $95.00 - Buffet dinner (Chef's Selection) with wine - Pay below with PayPal - Valet Parking available: $8.00 (paid at Reception at The Ritz)
Please note: No cancellations, refunds or date substitutions are possible once registered. No exceptions.
About TheSircle Dinners
Goal and Objectives
To provide Leaders with a framework for creative dialogue and meaningful connections
To make meaning by facilitating connections among leaders
To discover what makes us transformational leaders who excel
To understand what motivates engaged leaders to go beyond personal best
THESE ARE THE ONLY RULES:
Be yourself. Let us understand Who You Are, What You Do and Why It Matters
Don't sell. You will be able to do business after the event, in private
Turn off your phone - Don't text during dinner. You can use the phone away from the table
The Focus is LEADERSHIP and its many facets and expressions.
You are the real conversation catalyst, along with the Guest Presenter and everyone else in the room (I believe the collective talent and expertise are the source of our Breakthrough)
The aim is to engage in Creative Dialogue:
to understand how our experiences converge
to enrich perspectives, approaches and strategies that help us lead better.
WHAT HAPPENS DURING DINNER
I choose specific topics for us to explore with a profound perspective.
I craft Provocative Questions to guide the conversation towards "what works best."
We use Games to discover new insights and ideas.
You collect Practical Approaches and Tools which you can use in your professional life.
You receive everyone's e-mail to connect privately.
TheSircle will evolve into TheSircle International Creativity Project, focusing on
giving a specific purpose to each of the leadership gatherings (dinners, workshops and meetings).
TheSircle will become a Membership Organization to cover costs and provide extraordinary value to its growing audience. There will be specific Sponsorship Opportunities to launch social initiatives based on Creativity, with the participation and leverage of TheSircle members.
You will be invited to participate in the Beta Testing of a variety of new offerings that can enhance your life as a leader.
You will have access to International Sircle events and the services of TheSircle's associated organizations and partners.
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