Founders

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 11,500 members!

Brian Monteleone

Brian Monteleone has been in Staffing & Recruitment since 2004.  Over the years he has made placements in Accounting, Finance, Administration, Human Resources, Marketing, Customer Service, Hospitality, and Light Industrial.  He currently is the Director of Staffing for Creative Financial Staffing of NJ which is an affiliate of the CPA firm WithumSmith+Brown in New Brunswick.

Brian was just inducted into CFS’s President’s Club in January 2013.  Brian is a graduate of Sayreville War Memorial High School and has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Communication from Kean University.  Brian currently resides in Sayreville with his wife Melissa and two sons Brody and Blake.

Some of Brian’s affiliations include: ALPFA NJ Chapter, Kean University Alumni Association,  The Children’s Specialized Hospital:  Walk ‘n Roll Committee, and Middlesex County Regional Chamber of Commerce.

Brian likes to bowl, weight lift, and watch the NY Jets and NY Yankees.

 

Eric Duchin

Eric Duchin a serial entrepreneur and the owner of a marketing company Ded Tees aka Pinpoint Promotions & Marketing, a training and design company Market YOUniversity, a glass recycling company Go Green with Glass, and a newly formed English as a Second Language company called EzSL. Eric graduated college from West Chester University in PA and went to High School in Colonia NJ. Eric is engaged to Kristine Monteclaro and no they do not have a date set yet. :)

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, Murphy 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.

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