Conference and B2B Publishing Veteran Jim Shenkman Joins Speakerfile Team

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Shenkman Brings Valuable Industry Experience in Role as Investor and Advisor

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Speakerfile, the online expert network connecting industry and professional speakers with the global events industry, announced today that Jim Shenkman has joined as the latest investor and advisor to the company.

Jim Shenkman brings over 20 years of success in the publishing and events industry serving as President and CEO of Brunico Communications. Shenkman launched the Kidscreen Summit in New York and the Realscreen Summit in Washington, D.C., which are among the largest annual conferences in the world in the fields of children’s and non-fiction entertainment.

“Speakerfile targets a major pain point for event organizers by helping them better discover, evaluate, and connect with industry and professional speakers,” says Shenkman. “Their technology platform is innovative, and the team is really generating momentum with some marquee industry clients. There is simply nothing like Speakerfile in the market today.”

Shenkman is an active investor in early-stage technology companies, and currently serves as vice-chair on the Board of Maple Leaf Angels. A lawyer by training, Shenkman has been involved in all aspects of launching and managing successful businesses as an entrepreneur and investor.

"We are delighted to welcome Jim to our team,” says Speakerfile CEO Peter Evans. “From our very first meeting, Jim immediately identified with the problem that we were solving for the events industry. His background really gives us additional insight into what drives value for the publishing and event industry."

With the addition of Shenkman to the team, Speakerfile continues to establish itself as a go-to source for experts who are public speakers across a wide variety of industries and disciplines. “Never before has a company focused on the growing need for organizations to better represent their industry experts who speak at conferences and to the media,” says Evans. "The Speakerfile technology platform offers a unique online publishing solution for showcasing an organization’s experts to event organizers. This is a platform built for thought leaders.”

Speakerfile has a growing base of industry clients now using its platform to feature their experts in knowledge-based industries, including: Legal, Accounting, Finance, Technology, and Health Care. Clients include: Deloitte, KPMG, Research in Motion, Cassels Brock & Blackwell LLP, IDC Canada, Veracap Corporate Finance, and the Conference Board of Canada.

About Speakerfile
Speakerfile is an online expert network that provides a better way to connect industry and professional speakers with global events and media. Offered as a free service to event organizers, Speakerfile is a simpler way to discover, evaluate and efficiently connect with speakers using rich-media profiles, advanced search, and private connection features. For organizations seeking to promote their thought leaders as speakers, Speakerfile allows those organizations to quickly create an affordable and professional looking corporate speaker site that can be viewed and efficiently searched by a global network of event organizers. For more information, visit http://www.speakerfile.com, or follow us on Twitter at @Speakerfile.

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