The Dreaded Holiday Party! Monday Morning Memoir
A self-proclaimed “serial entrepreneur,” CEO Lorne Zalesin successfully launched five startup companies from the ground level up.
Under Zalesin’s leadership, MyInsuranceExpert.com was formed in November 2006. To date, the company has grown to more than 30 employees and is currently available in nine states. By the end of 2009, MyInsuranceExpert.com will employ 150 people and will be available in 40 states, possibly more.
Zalesin earned a Bachelor of Arts and a Master’s in Business Administration from The University of Michigan.
He is also a graduate of the William Davidson Institute and Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT) “Birthing of Giants,” an elite educational program focused on successful leadership practices and unique growth strategies for entrepreneurs.
Most recently, Zalesin served as CEO of Bloomfield Hills, MI-based residential builder Bruce Building Company from 2004-2007.
Zalesin is a licensed residential builder licensed residential real estate broker, and is licensed in life insurance and health insurance. He also is the Chairman of the University of Michigan Hillel Board of Trustees.
This is always a difficult one. Every year no mater what business I’m in, the holiday party is always drapped in a delima. Do you invite their spouse/significant other? Do you have an open bar or cash bar? do you rent a private room or have it at your office? We have done it all. Biggest mistake out of all of these options was the open bar. I’ve never seen more people “over the top” in such a short time period. We had fun but a lawyer could have had a field day with us. This year we are trying the “no spouse”, cash bar party. I’ll let you know how it turns out.