November 14 Provost’s Lecture: The Entrepreneurs Edge

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Featuring Eugene Alletto with SBU Alum Joe Campolo as Interviewer

Eugene Alletto Bedgear

Eugene Alletto

Eugene Alletto, Quarterback, Founder and CEO of Bedgear®, is the visionary behind the performance bedding category. With more than 20 years of experience in retail and manufacturing for the home furnishing industry and his ability to successfully analyze market trends, Alletto created Bedgear and led the company’s rapid growth. The QB title represents his philosophy on strategy and team success as part of the Bedgear culture. Bedgear’s success is attributed to its sleep system sales process that fits the pillow based on sleep profile and body type providing consumers with personalized sleep solutions. His national reputation as both an innovator and creative visionary in the growing market of performance bedding has propelled him in ranking on the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing companies in 2012 and Crain’s New York Fast 50 Companies in 2013 and 2014. He was also the winner of the 2015 EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award in New York. A dynamic speaker, Alletto presents regularly at many leadership conferences around the world. In 2012, he founded the Sleep Fuel Foundation, a non-profit organization that offers free interactive sleep deprivation programs to youth of all school ages. The Foundation educates children, parents and educators about sleep deprivation and how it affects their success levels.

Abstract: The Entrepreneurs Edge is an interview-format speaker event with highly successful entrepreneurs from Long Island, New York City and around the country. Joe Campolo, Advisory Board Chairman, Protegrity Advisors, is the moderator/interviewer and asks tough but respectful questions about real-life business experiences, including successes, challenges and inevitable failures along the way. The event provides a unique behind-the-scenes look at what it’s like to build a successful business.

This Provost’s Lecture, co-sponsored by the College of Business, will be held on Tuesday, November 14, at 7 pm in the Charles B. Wang Center Theater. A reception precedes the lecture at 6 pm in the  Wang Center’s Zodiac Gallery.

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