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Steven Berens on Privacy and Aaron LaPedis on the Art Business

In This Podcast Episode

Rob McNealy and Dave Taylor interview Steven Berens of Privacy Networks, as well as Aaron LaPedis, art expert and entrepreneur.

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Steven Berens’ Bio

As president and CEO, Steven Berens brings more than 20 years of experience in strategy, marketing, sales and engineering to Privacy Networks. He has demonstrated the ability to deliver results for innovative companies looking to address customer requirements in new, emerging and mature markets. Berens’ solid industry relationships, strategic insight and creativity have led to successful market launches that focus on anticipating customer needs and bringing timely solutions.

During his career, Berens has held key management positions in high technology start-ups and Fortune 500 companies including IBM, Benchmark Storage Innovations and Quantum Corporation. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Arizona and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

Aaron Lapedis’ Bio

Aaron LaPedis, a well-known Denver entrepreneur, brings more than twenty years of experience and insight to “Collectibles with Aaron LaPedis,” which airs on Rocky Mountain PBS Channel 6 every Saturday at 3:30 p.m. following the widely popular and nationally known “Antiques Roadshow.”

Providing viewers with both entertainment and valuable information, each segment of “Collectibles with Aaron LaPedis” details the history, value, and methods of care and preservation for a particular category of items. An earlier version of “Collectibles with Aaron LaPedis” called “The Collectible Show” first aired in May 2001. That show taped more than 50 half-hour segments, each of which focused on individual collectible items, including coins, wine, art, animation pieces, and sports memorabilia. Aaron has been a regular contributor to the Channel 7 local news, with a weekly segment called “The Collectible Guy.”

Aaron frequently speaks about collectibles and other subjects related to collecting. He is a regional and national resource for information on the collectibles industry, the subject of a Discovery Channel segment, and has been interviewed by local CBS, NBC and ABC affiliates. The owner of two Denver galleries selling a wide variety of collectibles and art, Aaron has been praised for his efforts in nurturing an underdeveloped business concept into a prominent retail boutique. He has been featured in Entrepreneur Magazine.


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