Staci Bender Epstein
Staci is a serial entrepreneur who believes in the value of networking, connecting and relationships. It is what inspires her to “be” who she is today. Staci has successfully matched people and companies for years – solving problems for clients and watching people thrive in their careers. This is what drove Staci to start her second company – Be Group.
For two decades, Staci has been working with many of the region’s greatest leaders who are now part of her core network. Her business experience, extensive involvement on numerous boards, and background in sales and marketing taught her how to ask the right questions, understand what clients need and find candidates who exceed expectations.
An Inspiring Entrepreneur
Prior to starting Be Group, Staci was Founder and Principal of Slice Communications, a Public Relations and Social Media agency launched in 2007 where she built her reputation as an extremely hard-working and goal-oriented entrepreneur. Authenticity is at her core. To “be” unordinary and to be inspiring are simply part of her DNA.
Building a Foundation
After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh, Staci launched her career in account management and business development at Markitects, a strategic marketing, branding and communications agency. She then served as marketing manager for Innovation Philadelphia, a dynamic economic development organization. Staci also served as a business development manager at MISI Company (now NTT Data), an IT staffing and consulting company.
Boards and Volunteering
Staci currently lives in Holland, Pa (in Bucks County) with her husband Edward. She is involved with Summer Search which helps students from low-income backgrounds strengthen the skills they need to become college-educated leaders who give back to their familiies and communities; is a proud member of PACT (Greater Philadelphia alliance for Capital & Technologies); serves on the board of The Entrepreneurs’ Forum of Greater Philadelphia (EFGP); is active in planning the Philadelphia 100 event hosted by EFGP, The Philadelphia Business Journal, and Wharton SBDC; sits on the Executive Committee of Project Empower for Jewish Family and Children Services (JFCS); is a member of the Independence Business Alliance (IBA); is a member of the Jewish Business Network (JBN); is involved with JEVS Human Services; and participates in various networking groups around the region. Staci has been featured on Executive Leaders Radio. Staci previously served on the boards of two organizations: the Philadelphia Area New Media Association (PANMA) and The International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). In addition, she served as Vice President, Young Friends Committee, of Tree House Books. She also has donated her time to the Variety Club and has been a Community sponsor for Conestoga High School’s Senior Internship Program. Staci has also been a guest speaker on the topic of Social Media Strategy at Villanova University’s MBA program, at Temple University’s Blackstone Launchpad program on the topic of leadership and entrepreneurship, and the 2014 Moxie Women Conference on the topic of networking.