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HMG New Jersey CIO Executive Leadership Summit – Life of a CIO in the Fast Lane of a Fast Growing Company

New Brunswick, NJ – May 1, 2015

Panel Discussion:
Todd Cohen, Principal, Sales Leader LLC
Brian Simmermon, CIO, Subaru of America, Inc.
Viktor Ohnjec, President, M2VP
Moderator: Candida Seasock, Founder and President, CTS Associates, LLC

Join Brian Simmermon, VP & CIO at Subaru of America and two of his advisors, Viktor Ohnjec, his long-standing strategic advisor and Todd Cohen, his award-winning sales culture coach with stories of how they helped move Subaru of America from a $5B corporation to over $12B in 5 years through activities with sales, marketing, outside partners, vehicle improvements/support and the 600 Retailers in Subaru”s US market. Hear stories about business transformation activities, about leveraging partners to everyone’s mutual benefit, about ensuring simplicity, flexibility and cost-effectiveness while supporting all aspects of a thriving business that truly works in the fast lane. As a panel discussion, attendee will be encouraged to share their stories – good, bad or otherwise – to the benefit of all present.

Albany IT Symposium – Candid Confessions of a Strategist

Albany, NY April 22, 2015

Congratulations! You are leading a technology initiative or group. That’s great! Ever have to deal with organizational issues or politics? Ever need to help the Business understand what you do and why it matters? Ever find people glossing over as you try to explain something to them?  You are not alone. In this session, you will

learn through short anecdotes about techniques used in pharma, healthcare, financial services, insurance, energy, manufacturing, retail, non-profit and academia. Some approaches will be instantly usable by you in your organization. Some techniques are already being used in your organization today. Either way, you will gain new tools and techniques to improve yourself, your teams and your company – if you dare use them!

SIM Executive Leaders in Technology Roundtable

Cherry Hill, NJ – March 20, 2015

Join this inaugural Society for Information Management (SIM) Executive Leaders in Technology (ELIT) meeting and learn how Brian Simmermon, the CIO at Subaru of America and his strategic consultant, Viktor Ohnjec of M2VP helped take Subaru from $5B to $12B in sales in 5 years while increasing customer satisfaction and retention. For CIOs only.

Design 6 Degrees Releases New M2VP Web-Site

Design6Degrees

Today marks the release of M2VP’s new branding and corporate website. The rebrand was led by Design 6 Degrees, who offer a combination of strategy, design and advertising services. They pair deep insight and industry knowledge with visual thinking to create innovative marketing solutions.

“Design 6 Degrees are a group of creative professionals, who are strongly defined by their values – they addressed every detail of my brand refresh,” said M2VP President, Viktor Ohnjec. “Their focus is on connections. They are committed to customer service and preserving long lasting client relationships.”

Says Design 6 Degrees co-founder, Anja Reichelt, ”Nothing makes us happier than coming up with ideas that truly benefit the client.”

For more information, visit design6degrees.com.

Chester County’s Viktor Ohnjec Awarded Greater Phila. Senior Executive Group’s Networking For Life Award

Ohnjec, Co-founder and President of West Chester-based M2VP Inc., becomes the fourth recipient of GPSEG’s most prestigious honor.

Viktor Ohnjec, co-founder and President of West Chester-based technology strategy and advisory company M2VP Inc., has been selected as the recipient of the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group’s (GPSEG) 2013 Chris Pavlides Networking for Life award, the organization has announced.

An executive advisor with more than 25 years of management experience in organizational change, business operations and technology adoption, Ohnjec is a longtime GPSEG leader who has served the organization with distinction since January 2003.

Over the last ten years, he has met with and helped hundreds of fellow GPSEG members to identify new opportunities, enhance their technology strategies or achieve personal and professional growth. During his five years on the organization’s membership committee, Ohnjec has interviewed hundreds of potential members – including as many as twenty per week in 2008.

He spent three years on GPSEG’s Board of Directors and has participated in nearly all of the organization’s thirteen committees. He co-founded the Technology subgroup – the largest of GPSEG’s nineteen subject and industry-focused work groups – and coordinated successful events with the CEO Roundtable, CIO Roundtable and others.

He currently serves as vice chairman of the CEO Roundtable.

“GPSEG is proud to recognize Viktor for more than a decade of extraordinary service to our organization and most importantly, our members. Even among the 1,400-plus business leaders who join GPSEG to ‘give’ something, not ‘get’ something, Viktor stands out as an incredible force of goodwill, savvy and trust,” said GPSEG Executive Director Diane James. “His energy and generosity are invaluable to GPSEG and the Chester County community.”

The Networking for Life award honors GPSEG founder Chris Pavlides’ exemplary standard of leadership and recognizes the embodiment of his legacy in a current member. Established four years ago, the award is the highest honor the organization bestows upon a member.

“To this day, I can hear Chris Pavlides saying in his thick accent, ‘It’s better to give than receive.’ My goal is to live up to Chris’ challenge by building a network I can call upon to work for others more than it works for me,” Ohnjec said. “I’m very proud of my time with GPSEG and the relationships I have built with so many members, and I’m honored to receive an award that bears Chris’ name and invokes his memory.”

Mr. Ohnjec will receive his award on December 12th at GPSEG’s annual Holiday Social, held this year at the Top of the Tower in Philadelphia.

In addition to leading M2VP, Ohnjec has served since 2010 as President of the Board of Trustees at Collegium Charter School in Exton. During his tenure, the school’s student population has grown from 1,300 to 2,300. Ohnjec has helped craft a $38 million deal to construct two new buildings, lease two others and marshal the resources for a new $6.5 million gymnasium and Science-Technology-Engineering-Mathematics (STEM) education center.

In 2009, Ohnjec co-founded Pedaling4Paws, an annual five-day, 500-mile bike ride from West Chester to the Canadian border near Ogdensburg, New York that has raised tens of thousands of dollars for seventeen animal shelters located along the route. He also serves on the board of the Chester County Challenge for Cancer, which benefits the Chester County Hospital Center and Neighborhood Hospice program, as well as the Iron Hill Twilight Criterium, a professional cycling race that traverses the streets of downtown West Chester. Since 2010, he has served on the board of the West Chester YMCA – including a stint as Vice Chair in 2011-2012.

An avid cyclist and past president of the West Chester Cycling Club, Ohnjec logs more than 9,000 miles per year.

About the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG)
Through a series of educational sessions, networking events and regional business outlook forums, the Greater Philadelphia Senior Executive Group (GPSEG) works to strengthen its 1,400 members as business leaders and individuals. The group’s participants – c-level business leaders, entrepreneurs and non-profit directors in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, Maryland and Virginia – look to apply their experience and network of contacts to help fellow members solve business challenges, identify exciting new career opportunities and achieve professional development and growth.

Contact John McDonald at (215) 735-6760 for more information.

Remember, Networking Doesn't End When You Get the Job

Daily Local News, Philadelphia, PA
July 17, 2010

With unemployment at near record highs and people looking for jobs in every conceivable way, you need the edge that Networking can bring. But what happens when you land that great job and you are back in the chair as an executive with great power and responsibility? Do you stop networking? Do you dare do that? No, you continue to get together with like-minded executives and you Network for Life.

How Do You Achieve Success – and Continue Succeeding?

WCHE-AM, West Chester, PA

Each person needs a way to to make their life fulfilling and executives face the exact same challenges that any one else does, but they seem to overcome them, to compartmentalize their fears and to take things forward. Through a look at the various tools that any executive can leverage, including personal networking, executive coaches, community involvement and much more, listeners learned the secrets to achieving success and to continuing to succeed.

Are You Ready for a Disaster?

National Disaster Summit, Los Angeles, CA
January 15, 2009, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM

When a disaster strikes, you need to be ready to move into action. From business continuity planning and media management to personnel safety and communications, there are many steps to ensure you that you can recover from a disaster. A disaster need not be natural – it can be man-made, computer-based, publicity-oriented or a simple, accidental mistake that rolls through your organization unchecked until it can devastate you. Are you read for a Disaster?