How It All Began
Brian Monteleone and Eric Duchin are the founders of the NJ Networking Forum. Back in 2007 Eric and Brian met at a Middlesex Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals event. Instantly they hit it off and when Brian asked Eric to sub for his bowling team, their friendship emerged.
While at the bowling alley, Eric and Brian would talk business and sales. Eric had just started his journey full time into being an entrepreneur and was heavy into learning all about the social media websites. Brian, also a strong salesman and networker would discuss different ways to drive business to each other. After many meetings of Eric consistently encouraging Brian to utilize LinkedIn more, Brian did and took off running. Brian started the NJ Networking Forum 0n May 8, 2009 and in less than 2 short years grew it to over 5,000 members.
When Eric heard this news, he knew Brian was onto something great and instantly helped him expand the group and market their services.
Currently the NJ Networking Forum has over 20,000 members!
Brian Monteleone has been in the Recruiting industry since 2004. Over the years he has made placements in Accounting, Finance, Administrative, Marketing, Project Management, Medical Writing, Merchandising, IT, Operations, Human Resources, Editorial, Sales, Digital Media, Graphic Design, Customer Service, Retail, Food Service, Light Industrial, and Hospitality. He is currently President/ Recruiter for his company BM Recruiting, LLC.
• Contingency fee based recruitment across all verticals and industries.
• On-site hourly and virtual based contract recruitment.
• Recruiting candidates for other staffing agency's needs on a split basis.
Brian is a graduate of Sayreville War Memorial High School and he just put together his 20th reunion. Brian is graduated from Kean University holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication. He is also a member of their Alumni Leadership Initiative and involved with their Alumni Board. Brian currently resides in Sayreville with his wife Melissa, two sons Brody, Blake, and daughter Meadow.
Brian also coaches T-ball and is active with the Cub Scouts. He is also into weight training, playing softball, and traveling with his family.
Eric Duchin a serial entrepreneur and the owner of a marketing company Pinpoint Promotions & Marketing (formely knows as Ded Tees), a training and design company Market YOUniversity. Eric graduated college from West Chester University in PA and went to High School in Colonia NJ. Eric is married to Kristine Monteclaro with their new puppy MJ.
Some of Eric's affiliations include: Business Networking International (BNI) Achievers, Middlesex Chamber of Commerce, Woodbridge Chamber of Commerce, and SAGE.
Likes: Kristine his wife, MJ their dog, New York Giants, New York Mets, NJ Devils, NY Knicks, Snowboarding, Poker, having fun, networking, helping others, inventing, cooting and so much more.