Empowering Today's Professionals

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Meet the Executive Committee
Rod Colon * Ruth Harenchar * Carl E. Reid
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Rod Colon, Founder and Chief Executive Officer

A Fresh
Approach to



Empowering Today’s Professionals Founder Rod Colón has a unique perspective on what it takes to succeed in today's global economy.  Rod shares his 24 years of experience as a corporate HR management insider, outside agency recruiter, professional networker and career coach through an unusual yet common sense approach to networking and career management.  His in-depth knowledge of international staffing, recruiting and networking gives Rod a unique ability to both coach and consult today’s professionals and executives around the world.

A Genuine
for Helping



Rod uses his passion, energy, and creativity to support others.   He coaches professionals in the art of leveraging relationships that maximize personal networking opportunities.  Rod also uses this hands-on approach with corporations as they confront the new business paradigm in which an organization’s success requires professionals to optimize their use of both internal and external networks.  As he reminds his members, mastering the subtle techniques of using these networks is vital to the success of both the professional and the organization.

Core Values
of Trust,
and Integrity



Career Management Coaching with Rod Colon is an example of Rod’s unique and creative approach to fostering the critical career skills of trust, accountability, and integrity in all his clients. Through sessions designed to teach both basic cookbook job search techniques as well as advanced network development strategies designed to long outlive the current search, Rod reveals the depth of his career management experience and shares the wisdom he has acquired over the years.  He demonstrates the power of networking as a giving and sharing activity, and aggressively challenges professionals to be relentless in building their networking skills while managing their careers as the CEO of ME, Inc.

Applying the

Power of Networking Technologies



Today Rod Colon leads the way in the education of networking as a core career management activity through networking events, career coaching programs, conference calls, training seminars, job openings, channel partnering and networking libraries.  Rod encourages members to share their networking experiences and questions through conference calls and urges members to become proficient with networking-oriented applications such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Blogs and Facebook.

Author & Radio Talk Show Host





and Media



Rod is a published author. His first book, Win the Race for 21st Century Jobs, discusses the need for networking and human relationships as a major part of any job search and career management strategy.  Rod also co-hosts a new and interactive weekly call-in program entitled Your Career is Calling: Your Weekly Appointment for Career Choices, Decisions and Success from Rider University’s 107.7 FM.


Rod is a graduate of Georgian Court University and a board member of the Georgian Court University Alumni Association.  He has been featured in Princeton Review, Newark Examiner and has received numerous awards and citations in both print and online media.  His innovations have attracted a growing audience of business professionals who recognize and appreciate his gift for leadership, his command of both traditional and emerging business trends, and his unfailing desire to mentor, coach, train and advise in all matters related to career management and personal growth.

Ruth Harenchar, Chief Networking Officer

A Fresh Approach to Personal Success Ruth Picture.jpgA veteran C-level executive, Ruth Harenchar brings the advantage and expertise of 30 years of business and non-profit board experience.  She also brings her passions for excellence and building a better world through business and non-profit leadership.  Ruth’s specialty is strategic thinking.  “Ruth’s strategic acumen is not a skill that can be taught.  It is a … a special perspective on the world at large.  This perspective allows Ruth to see patterns where others simply see complexity.  … Ruth … is able to see around the next corner.”  Having received formal and on-the-job training from numerous and diverse success icons such as billionaire Ross Perot, quality guru Edward Deming, and leadership expert Peter SengeundefinedRuth provides transformative insights and inspires confidence.
A Genuine Passion for Helping Others In the words of a partner, “Ruth transforms something strong into something superb.  She does this while nurturing the human spirit of everyone involved.”  Ruth helps and supports people in numerous ways, but her biggest passion is supporting persons with disabilities – most specifically via 20 years of service to Easter Seals having just completed two years as Chairman of Easter Seals New Jersey.  She represented National Easter Seals in December 2008 at the United Nation’s first International Day for Persons with Disabilities.  Recently she committed to an additional cause and joined the Board of Inwood House in NYC. 
Establishing Core Values of Trust, Accountability, and Integrity Ruth’s expertise in Green Technology, core values, and passion for building a better world was recognized when she was asked to present at the United Nation’s co-sponsored conference in July 2008 on sustainable economic, business, and social development.  Ruth believes that both the planet and the people who live on it need nurturing. 
Applying the Power of Networking Technologies An avid supporter of the ETP Network and Rod Colon personally, Ruth was also on the leading edge of new networking technologies through her board and Investor Relations Officer roles with Seamless NWS, Inc. – a start up venture for new networking tools.  Now she is focused on modeling the Chief Networking Officer role for corporate America.
Awards, Honors, and Media Recognition Ruth is a B.A. graduate of U of I-Chicago Campus and an M.P.H. graduate of Northwestern Univ. Medical School (NU).  She was a faculty member of the NU Med School and co-authored scientific articles on cardiac epidemiology.  As a leading Chief Information Officer (CIO), she has been quoted in CIO Decisions, InformationWeek, Optimize, NetworkWorld, InfoWorld, ComputerWeekly, and elsewhere on a variety of technology and leadership issues.   She is an emeritus member of the InformationWeek Advisory Board.  She served for 17 years on the NU College of Engineering Advisory Council (MAC) where she was the first woman Chairman. Out of over 18,000 women graduates, she was appointed to the NU President’s Council of 100 Executive Women.  She is also currently an executive mentor in the Columbia Univ. School of Continuing Education.  Ruth has been featured in 2 books – Secrets of 6 Figure Women & Mother Leads Best.

Carl E. Reid, Chief Operations Officer
A Fresh Approach to Personal Success With corporate travels from the mail room to the board room, Carl E. Reid knows what it takes to be successful. Coming from humble beginnings Mr. Reid learned from his mother of Puerto Rican heritage and his father from Barbados, to keep the bar raised high in the honest values of work ethics to achieve success. Through survival skills learned growing up on the mean streets of the Edenwald projects, in the Bronx, Carl transferred his street smart savvy into the corporate arena. His first introduction to business success was achieved by obtaining his first managerial position at the age of 16.
A Genuine Passion for Helping Others As a business career coach for over 18 years, Carl has also helped many people successfully advance their careers and start businesses.  With his famous email tag line "Act Local - Think Global", Carl is also very passionate about being of service to the community at large.  Mr. Reid has used his life experience and knowledge gained to assist others in achieving their own desired level of success. Carl continued his quest for success from being a temporary worker in the mailroom to becoming an entrepreneur in starting several successful business ventures.
Establishing Core Values of Trust, Accountability, and Integrity With 40+ years of business experience, Carl has always run his career as a profitable business with high integrity value provided to colleagues, clients, coworkers and friends.  Carl challenges all who cross his path to leverage and support people in their respective networks to accomplish one's own level of success.
Applying the Power of Networking Technologies Carl is Founder & CEO of a successful technology consulting firm NetTECH Systems Reid & Associates, Inc., located in the New York City area. The main focus of his team in approaching business solutions has always been on "The Human Side of Technology" for convenience, productivity, safety, profitability and fun. Combining 40+ years of business experience with 28 years in the Information Technology field, Mr. Reid has a proven track record in identifying emerging technology opportunities, before they become trends. As a professional blogger, blogging coach and social media expert, Carl empowers professionals and businesses owners to leverage the Internet as a continuous global networking event.  Carl is currently engaged by companies as a professional blogger and social media consultant.
Author, Speaker and Business Management Consultant
"Foreward" author of Win the Race for 21st Century Jobs by Rod Colon. Carl has had articles published in “Computer Monthly” and “Network World” magazines.  Publisher of of Library of Congress recognized blog newsletter, Savvy Intrapreneur.  In addition to being a sought after speaker and published author, Mr.  Reid advises small businesses on Internet Business-2-Business opportunities

Carl. E. Reid's workshops combine proven "career management" techniques with "street smart" business savvy. He learned both perspectives as a career professional, hiring manager, staff recruiter liaison and entrepreneur. Carl founded Savvy Intrapreneur, which teaches professionals how to run their career like a business.
  • Board of Advisor to Liberata Dance Theatre
  • Certified by American Seminar Leaders Association
  • Member of International Who’s Who Of Professionals
  • Former President, Latinos in Information Sciences &Technology Association’s New York Technology Council
  • Creator and Developer of Career Management Swiss Army Knife
  • Professional Blogger, Blogging Coach and Social Media Expert
  • Business Career Coach
  • Social Network Consultant and Administrator
  • Member of Lotus Notes User Group
  • New York City Chapter moderator for International Blackberry Users Group.
  • Instructor at Hudson County Community College, Jersey City, NJ. Spearheaded curriculum development and teaching initial Microsoft Office Professional Certificate Course
  • Specialized in Microwave Communications. Graduated #1 in class at United States Marine Corps Communications & Electronics School
  • 1st Managerial Position achieved at Age 16

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