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Member Spotlights

We just love our members

Get to know riplEFX members — men & women who are leading the charge — and learn from their stories.

Melissa K. Verga

Networking Addict | QuikFund Inc. | Albany, New York
Networking Addict | Adding a Human Approach to Navigating Mortgages | Supporter of Local Business & Connecting Others.
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Terry Nawrot

CEO | Insightpath | Albany, New York
CEO of Insightpath and the co-founder and Managing Partner for SpringStart, an early stage investor in Saratoga Springs, NY.
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Katherine Schadewald

CEO & Founder | Deliver Workforce Solutions | Clifton Park, New York
Out-of-the-box thinker, Problem-solver, Love to work with people, Enjoy family, Advocate, Friend,
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Daya Naef

Professional & Business Development | Washington DC
Life and Business Coaching for lawyers, law firms, and entrepreneurs.

Michael Leonard

Director | UBOT GP Management | Rensselear, New York
flew for the state of New York's Department of Environmental Conservation (when they had an aviation unit) and then with the NYS Police when the two aviation units were combined.

Debra Darby

Life of Darby | Health & Wellness | Saratoga Springs, New York
I believe in living my best life now! I have a vision of working with women who are rebuilding their lives. For over 22 years I have partnered with Shaklee Corporation.

Barb Scala

Financial Advisor | New York Life | Syracuse, New York

Financial Services Professional-Registered Representative at NYLIFE Securities LLC.

I offer a variety of products that can help you meet a number of insurance and financial needs, including, but not limited to college funding, retirement, managing costs for extended periods of care and lifetime income strategies.

Christian Grieco

Founder | Optimus One, LLC. | Albany, New York
Christine Smith, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of riplEFX, and Christian Grieco, Founder and President of Optimus One, LLC. discuss a variety of topics.

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Tina Vanderwerken

Real Estate Associate Broker | Berkshire Hathaway Home Services | Ballston Lake, New York
I am a real estate associate broker and I love helping buyers and sellers move on to the next phase of home ownership!

Helen Velle-Basilone

Networking and Communications Expert | Hollywood, Florida
My role as a strategist is to empower others to reach their true potential, raising awareness within them and helping them realize that they can achieve anything they want, and help them believe in themselves.

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