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New Meetup | "Lessons on Leadership: SciQuest As A Case Study: Turnaround and Growth" by NCCBA

From: Cynthia
Sent on: Tuesday, June 2, 2009 4:14 PM
Announcing a new Meetup for The Triangle Area Chinese Language Meetup Group!

What: (NCCBA) Lessons on Leadership: SciQuest As A Case Study: Turnaround and Growth

When: June 16,[masked]:00 PM

Where: Click the link below to find out!

Meetup Description:

Note: This is not a free event for public, see details below. Registration Required!

NCCBA is honored to have one of the region's most exceptional entrepreneurs, Stephen Wiehe, as our featured guest speaker on Tuesday, June 16. Steve is President and CEO of SciQuest, a market leader in helping healthcare, life sciences, education, and government organizations automate procurement practices via a SaaS solution suite that results in significant savings for the company?s clients.

While SciQuest is clearly one of Research Triangle's biggest technology success stories, Steve's talk on the 16th will focus on leadership and the lessons he?s learned throughout his career. Often Chinese in business are coached to work on their soft skills. Steve?s talk will shed light on how best to do that.

Hear the inside story of what it took to transform an e-commerce company, whose publicly traded shares had fallen dramatically in the burst of the dot-com bubble, into a successful solution provider by refocusing its business strategy and leading the company through an amazing turnaround and privatization, with backing by venture funds from Intersouth Partners, River Cities Capital Funds and Trinity Partners.

Steve came to SciQuest with 20 years of experience as a technology entrepreneur and a strong background in finance. Early in his career, he graduated with honors from General Electric's renowned Financial Management Program and then rose to Treasurer of GE Plastics. Just prior to taking the position at SciQuest, Steve served as senior director, strategic investments & mergers and acquisitions at SAS Institute, which he joined in June 2000 after SAS acquired DataFlux Corporation, where he served as president and CEO.

In turning SciQuest around and making the company a market leader, Steve has demonstrated his passion for bringing the best out in people and creating a culture of excellence. On the 16th, we will learn about the "Principles We Manage By" that exemplify Steve's leadership style and created the culture that has resulted in SciQuest's winning local and national awards ranging from Triangle Business Journal's "Best Places to Work", American Business Awards' "Turnaround of the Year" to NCTA's "Software Company of the Year" and "Technology Executive of the Year".

Register for this event to secure your seat!


Pre-registration (closes at 12:00 PM on the event day or at capacity)

NCCBA Members: Free for NCCBA members

Non-members: $10

Students: $5 (Current Student ID Required)

At the Door (closes 10 minutes prior to the event).

Members: $10

Non-Members: $15

Students: $10 (current student ID required).


Members who wish to renew their membership at the event may do so. Please bring $50 in cash or you may pay by check. Credit cards will not be accepted at the door and you must register before attending .

Non-Members who wish to join NCCBA may also purchase a membership at the event, however, registration is still required prior to attending. Please bring $50 in cash or you may pay by check. Credit cards will not be accepted at the door.


Location: MCNC, 3021 E Cornwallis Rd, Durham, NC 27709

From Raleigh:

Take I-40 West to Durham.

Take the Durham Freeway (Route 147) North, the sign reads "Exit #279B, 147 North, Durham."

From Chapel Hill:

Take I-40 East to Raleigh.

Take the Durham Freeway (Route 147) North, the sign reads "Exit #297A, 147 North, Durham."

Once you are on 147 North, take the next exit (to the right), Exit 6, marked "Research Triangle Park, Cornwallis Road."

At the end of the exit, turn right onto Cornwallis Road.

Continue through the first light (the entrances of Glaxo Wellcome are on both the right and left), and continue for about 0.2 mile. Approximately 200 yards after the CREE sign on the left side of the road, the entrance to MCNC is on the right. The entrance is marked as "3021" with a small triangle titled "MCNC." (If you get to the next traffic light which is at the intersection of Cornwallis and Alexander, you have just passed MCNC!)

Once you've turned into the MCNC driveway,

* Building #1 Auditorium will be on the left hand side lower white building. Visitors may park in any unreserved spaces available.

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