Thursday, May 24th, 2018
“Engaging Our Foundation: Why Work? Why Business? Why KIROS?”
Albert (Al) Erisman
Executive in Residence Emeritus
School of Business, Government, and Economics at Seattle Pacific University (SPU)
OneAccord Partners & Capital
Albert (Al) Erisman is Executive in Residence emeritus at the School of Business, Government, and Economics at Seattle Pacific University (SPU). He currently is writing, speaking, and involved on the boards of KIROS and the Theology of Work Project, and the executive steering committee for the Faith at Work Summit 2018.
In April 2001, Al completed a 32-year career at The Boeing Company, the last 10 years as Director of R&D for computing and mathematics. There he led a staff of 250-300 scientists as a part of the Boeing central research organization. He is the author of The Accidental Executive: Lessons on Business, Faith, and Calling from the Life of Joseph, co-editor of The Purpose of Business: Contemporary Perspectives from Different Walks of Life, and currently writing Serving the Master and Mastering Service: History of the ServiceMaster company; Technology and Faith (with David Gill); and Mathematics and Life: It’s Not Just about the Numbers.
Al and his wife Nancy have been married 55 years with three grown children (Michael, Andrew, and Amy) and seven grandchildren. Al and Nancy partner in work and faith activity both locally and around the world.
Jeff Rogers is Chairman for OneAccord Partners & Capital, based in Kirkland with offices on the West Coast. Jeff founded OneAccord after 20 years with The Southwestern Company. OneAccord provides senior leadership to private companies to build their value. OneAccord Capital is focused on the acquisition of Northwest based privately held manufacturing & distribution companies. Working with a team of values-aligned professionals, they are currently operating 3 companies, with 2 acquisitions planned for 2018, with an eventual portfolio of 6 operating businesses. Another fund is under development for 2018. In 2015, OneAccord added investment banking to their offering. The goal is to empower business owners who are ready to transition out of their business to meet their personal goals. They handle the details from valuation to marketing, negotiations and due diligence all the way through any post-closing activities.
Jeff also founded KIROS which has chapters in the Northwest – with hundreds of business women & men attending in the marketplace. KIROS is an organization that equips business people in making a deeper connection between faith and work.
Jeff & Amy have been married 30 years with 3 girls, Lauren, Addy, and Camryn. Amy & Jeff founded Doingood.org, which developed a school in the village of Wamala Uganda. They have also led business start-up seminars to over 1500 entrepreneurs in the region. He also serves on 4 non-profit boards and 4 company boards in the area. As a hobby he has been racing for 10 years – first in a Porsche and now an open-wheel vintage Formula car.
KIROS founder Jeff Rogers, and founding board member Al Erisman will dialogue about these foundational questions at our February Bellevue meeting. Our goal is to bring everyone into the discussion of these important issues, equipping each of us to live out our faith in the business assignment God has given us.
415 Westlake Venue, 415 Westlake Ave N, Seattle, WA 98109
Phone (206) 432-1118
There is a small parking lot off of Westlake; metered street parking is also available. Doors open at 7:15 am
$5; Bring your own Breakfast. Coffee will be provided
Registration closes on May 23, 2018.
There will be no credits or refunds for registration.
Reserve Your Ticket
- Jack Byrne
- Michael Chew
- Ilse De Villiers
- ANDREW ERISMAN
- Joel Graves
- Scott Hardman
- Scott Harris
- Duane Harter
- Mark Heaviland
- Teri Howe
- Yarro Lanphear Ramirez
- Chuck McFarland
- Nathan Musgrove
- Shawn Ritchey
- Peter Schuurman
- Kristen Voetmann
- Steven Zhang