If you’re interested in knowing more about how market trends might affect the business your starting or how consumer trends will affect your bottom line, don’t miss this Bunker Labs Town Hall.
Hear from the experts of financial services company, Barclays, as we take a deep dive into consumer trends, labor market trends and investor confidence. Barclays’ very own Blerina Uruci, Senior US Economist, and Andrew Kolmar, Director in our Equity Capital Markets division, will provide their insight to help your business in 2020.
This event is for you if...
1. You're interested in meeting more like-minded, action-oriented entrepreneurs in a fun, casual setting.
2. You’re interested in getting involved in the local entrepreneur community.
3. You'd like to learn more about companies being created by veterans in our community.
Registered attendees will receive a confirmation email with a link to the virtual Zoom room.
*This event will be recorded. Participation in the meeting indicates your consent to being included in the meeting recording.
Blerina Uruçi is a Director in the US Economics team at Barclays. She is responsible for writing thematic research and presenting her views to Barclays’ clients across asset classes and countries. Her main responsibilities include forming the firm’s near- and medium-term inflation forecasts and assessing the housing market outlook. Before joining the US team, Blerina was acting Chief UK Economist for Barclays, based in London. She was responsible for developing the firm’s view on the UK economy, including monetary and fiscal policy. Prior to joining Barclays in 2010 Ms. Uruçi worked for Thomson Reuters as a European Economist in London, she was part of the Government Economic Services of the UK and worked as a development economist in Malawi. She also holds an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and a BSc (Hons) in Economics and Politics from the University of Bath.
Drew Kolmar is a Director in the Equity Capital Markets group focused on Technology, Media, and Telecommunication as well as convergence sectors such as FinTech, InsureTech, PropTech, and ConsumerTech.
Mr. Kolmar has 9 years of banking experience having joined Barclays in 2011 as an analyst in Equity Sales Trading. In 2013, Mr. Kolmar transitioned to the Equity Capital Markets group. During his career, he has worked on a variety of equity, equity-linked and M&A financing transactions for both public and private companies.
Mr. Kolmar has a BA in Political Economy from Yale University.
Dad. Hubbie. Sgt of Marines. Recovering FinTech Entrepreneur. Small time angel investor (aspiring big time angel investor). Guy who has been helped by many and wants to pay it forward. Nick Bradfield has spent his career honing the leadership traits taught in the military; technical skills learned via formal education; and business acumen acquired on-the-job in the financial services and technology sectors. He has held roles in sales, operations, and leadership at Fortune 500 companies as well as multiple startups. Nick has been featured on numerous podcasts highlighting veterans and entrepreneurship, and has contributed to several personal finance publications such as US News & World Report, Yahoo Finance, Nasdaq, CentSai, and Investopedia. He holds a Masters Degree in Predictive Analytics from Northwestern University.
Liz Marion attended UNC Wilmington and graduated with degrees in both Film Studies and French Language.
Liz started her career in the entertainment industry where she worked as an independent contractor and consultant on both independent and studio projects. Liz eventually started to pursue live event production in the entertainment industry and has produced several multi-day events for filmmakers and creators from around the globe.
As a military spouse, live event production has allowed Liz to work across the country for many different organizations including Milspo Project and Bunker Labs. After serving as a volunteer city leader for Bunker Labs’ Wilmington, NC chapter, Liz took a full-time position with the organization as the digital community manager, bringing her organization, logistics and connectivity skills online to serve the military connected community full-time through meaningful and intentional virtual experiences.
Liz strives to encourage veterans and military spouses to pursue their dreams by working for themselves to create a job that feeds their passion and moves with their lifestyle.
When she isn’t generating new ideas or facilitating a virtual event, Liz spends her time paddleboarding, enjoying the ocean waves and reading professional development books.
She currently resides outside the gates of Camp Pendleton with her Marine husband and dog Archer.