Industry Advisors

Industry Advisory Board

Sales Innovation has assembled an advisory board with members from different industries, including accounting, legal, financial services, insurance, manufacturing and technology. As leaders in these fields, our advisory board members have developed state-of-the-art practices that have given their companies a significant competitive advantage. We meet formally twice a year in a think-tank session for updates on emerging industry trends and challenges. Throughout the year, we tap into their knowledge informally as needed for insights and guidance.

John Burzenski

John R. Burzenski, CPA

Accounting

John is the president and managing officer of  Burzenski & Company. The firm provides proactive advisory accounting, tax and wealth planning services aimed at maximizing our clients' profits while seeking to implement long-range, proactive strategies that lighten tax burdens, promote growth and control expenses. In addition to his executive duties, John designs and monitors all facets of the company's quality control system and heads up the audit, attest and accounting services division.  John is a graduate of Quinnipiac College with a degree in Accounting and has accreditation as a Certified Public Accountant.

John has had over thirty years tax, audit and financial consulting experience in public accounting practices.  He began his accounting career in 1965 with Ernst & young, moving on to private industry and later to Isenstadt & Levene, CPA, where he rose to become a partner.  He holds his Series 7, 24 and 63 licensing, as well as, his life, health and variable annuity insurance licensing and is currently affiliated with Genworth Financial Securities Corporation, Member NASD/SIPC.  He is also an Investment Adviser Representative with Genworth Financial Adviser Corporation, an SEC Registered Investment Adviser.  These licenses enable him to offer insurance and securities products, including stocks, bonds, government and municipal securities to meet the clients various investment needs.

John serves as Treasurer and Member of the Board of Directors and Finance Committee of the Easter Seal/Goodwill Rehabilitation Center.  He is also a member of the Walter Camp Football Foundation, Inc. and a past Treasurer and Board Member of the United Way of Greater New Haven, Inc. Out of his own dedication to supporting civic and community organizations, John encourages his staff to do likewise, making Burzenski & Company a very supportive and visible member of the community.

John Burzenski

Larry Selnick

Banking/ Financial Services

Larry is a Senior Vice President at Webster Financial Corporation.  He manages a team of Cash Management specialists that provide sales, consulting and customer service for Webster's business customers.  He has over 25 years of banking experience including cash management systems, bank operations and product management.  He joined Webster's management team to design, implement and deliver Cash Management services to the commercial clients.

Larry received his BA from Western Connecticut State University and is a graduate of the University of Virginia Graduate School of Banking in cooperation with the Consumer Banking Association. Larry has also completed the UCONN MBA Business Mastery Program. He is a member of the Central Connecticut Treasury Management Association as well as the National Association for Financial Professionals.  Larry holds a Certified Treasury Professional designation.

Larry is on the Board of Directors of the Governor's Prevention Partnership, a not-for-profit partnership between state government and business leaders with a mission to keep Connecticut's youth safe, successful and drug-free. The cornerstone of this program is youth mentoring, placing at risk children and teens in ongoing relationships with caring adults.  Larry instituted a mentoring program at Webster which has grown to more than 100 employee mentors. Larry is also active in the Red Cross and other not-for-profit organizations.

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Iris Brown

Legal

Iris is a partner in the law firm Rogin Nassau, LLC in Hartford, Connecticut.  Her primary areas of practice at the firm are tax and business law. Prior to private practice, she was a Trial Attorney in the Tax Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. and then was with the Tax Section of the Law Department of Aetna Life and Casualty Company in Hartford.  Iris regularly advises the firm's clients on a wide range of tax issues related to business transactions of all kinds including acquisitions and sales of businesses, real estate, financing, debt restructuring, bankruptcy and employee benefit plans. In addition to tax, she also has considerable experience in the business law area where she is often called upon to negotiate and draft various contracts, joint venture agreements, and purchase and sale agreements involving businesses and commercial real estate.

Iris is on the Commercial Panel of Arbitrators of the American Arbitration Association, was appointed a Panelist on the Federal Tax Expert Panel for the Internal Revenue Service's Arbitration Program and was one of 30 arbitrators nationwide to be selected by the IRS to arbitrate certain tax shelter issues.

Iris is a graduate of the University of Colorado and the University of Connecticut School of Law  with high honors. She is the Chair of the Audit Committee, a member of the Executive Committee of the Tax Section and past Chair of the Liaison with Accountants Committee of the Connecticut Bar Association, and a member of the Tax Section of the American Bar Association and the Tax Club of Hartford.

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James Cullen

Healthcare

Mr. Cullen is CEO of Conach Consulting, specializing in consumer driven health care. He has over 40 years of health care management and consulting experience and most recently was CEO of Gaylord Specialty Healthcare from 2001-2011. A CPA with an undergraduate degree from Siena College and a Masters in Public Health (MPH) from Yale University, he has lectured on health care topics at Yale and Quinnipiac University. Mr. Cullen has also served on the boards of hospitals, captive insurers and community organizations.

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John Queirolo

Insurance

An insurance professional with more than 35 years of experience, John led Webster Insurance as President and CEO until 2008 and was instrumental in the firm's acquisition in 2008 by USI Holdings Corporation, a Goldman Sachs Capital Partners Company. John currently serves as Regional Executive Vice President of USI's New England Region which today employs more than 300 insurance professionals in offices across all six states.

Throughout his career, he has held positions on numerous boards and advisory panels of both regional and national insurance companies. John currently sits on the Board of Directors of the American Bankers Insurance Association (ABIA).

A graduate of the State University of New York, John holds multi-state property and casualty licenses and has earned the prestigious CPCU designation (Chartered Property and Casualty Underwriter).

He is also active in both civic and social organizations and has held a variety of leadership positions over the years.

John resides in Ridgefield with his wife, Barbara.

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