Businesses were already moving in a new direction – COVID has accelerated many changes – What does the new business model look like in the future and are you ready?

We have distinguished a panel of professionals representing key corporate functions who will share their businesses and client’s top challenges and solutions.  Don’t miss this opportunity for insight and live Q&A.  

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In this interactive discussion, our panel will discuss:

  • CFO and Controller roles, KPI’s, productivity tools & integration
  • Legal issues for business owners
  • Business development & marketing initiatives for new normal
  • Growth through technology


  • How are business owners thinking differently about the longevity of their business; what changes have they implemented in 2020 and what changes do they foresee may need to occur?
  • What are ways a CEO needs to think about their financials that they haven’t in the past?
  • What are new KPIs & productivity tools that are arising from the pandemic?
  • What legal issues have arisen for business owners and what do we foresee for 2021?
  • How has business development & marketing adapted to the new normal?
  • And much more!



Darlene Lee

Business Development Director, Marcum LLP

Darlene is a Practice Development Director at Marcum LLP, Greenwich, CT Office. Darlene specializes in the Small and Midsize Business landscapes. In her drive to problem-solve, she actively seeks out solutions for the challenges faced by business owners and stakeholders in today’s ever changing business environment. Chances are you will know of her personally or indirectly as she is a consummate connector!


Aria Antonopoulos

Director of Marketing & Business Development, Martin LLP

Aria Antonopolous is Martin LLP’s Director of Marketing and Business Development. An industry veteran, she brings experience at several law firms and professional services organizations. She is responsible for messaging, marketing strategy, social media, public relations and every other aspect of telling the Martin story to the world. Her passion lies in individual business development coaching to push others to thrive in their role.


Dawn Meeker

CPA, Director, Advisory Services, Marcum LLP

Dawn Meeker is a director in the Firm’s Assurance Services department in the New Haven, Connecticut office. She has more than 25 years of experience in both public and private accounting. Ms. Meeker’s area of expertise is in providing accounting and consulting services to companies in various industries. She is adept at advising clients on the appropriate systems implementation of accounting software; and also manages the training of staff on these systems. Ms. Meeker’s has a significant wealth of knowledge within the construction industry due to her 20 years of experience where she served as a controller with various companies in the drywall, electrical and mechanical construction trade areas. She was responsible for overseeing all bonding processes, and financial and banking aspects within the companies she worked for.

Ruth Karfiol Glazer, Esq.

Legal Advisory Services, Martin LLP

Ruth Karfiol Glazer is a corporate attorney who brings a broad range of professional experience to her role at Martin LLP. Whether guiding a client through the structuring of a joint venture, drafting a contract or negotiating an agreement, she brings both attention to detail and consensus and relationship building skills to her work.

Sonja Fridell

President, BrainSell

Sonja Fridell has been with BrainSell since 2009 and has risen with the company’s growth through various positions from marketing manager to her current post as president. As an ex-journalist, she is adept at exploring a client’s needs and coming up with cutting edge software and process solutions that help teams in sales, accounting and marketing. Sonja graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire with a B.A. in English and Journalism, and is passionate about thinking outside of the box, challenging inefficiencies and creating solutions that people are excited to use. Outside of the office, Sonja is an avid horseback rider, and lives on a small farm with her husband, cat, and two horses.

Linda Popky

President & Owner, Leverage2Market Associates

Award-winning Silicon Valley-based marketing expert Linda Popky, founder and president of Leverage2Market Associates, helps organizations and individuals get heard above the noise. Her clients include startups, small businesses mid-sized companies and large Fortune 500 enterprises.

Named one of Silicon Valley’s Top 100 Women of Influence and to the Alan Weiss Million Dollar Consulting® Hall of Fame, Linda is Executive Director of the Society for the Advancement of Consulting and past president of Women in Consulting.

She’s the author of Marketing Above the Noise: Achieve Strategic Advantage with Marketing that Matters, and she helps authors create more compelling self-published and commercially published books.