Julius Porges (b.
ca 1890 Tucensky Svaty Martin near Bratislava?) married
Stephan Porges (b. 1917 Tucensky Svaty Martin
near Bratislava, d. 1975) married on 9/7/40 in pre-Israel Palestine
where they met on Kibbutz Ramat David : Inge
Yael Winterfeldt (b. 7/30/22 Berlin, Germany, d. 08/06/2007 NY).
The US Holocaust
Museum includes Tucensky Svaty Martin among the towns that were
wiped out during the Holocaust.
||Karen-Shelly "K. Shelly" Porges (b.
1953 Tel Aviv Israël) married
(1) Ovidiu Pasternak (b. 6/24/48 Bucharest, Romania)
Richard Wilhelm (b. 5/17/46 in NYC)
She lives in the U.S.A.
Stephen Benjamin Pasternak (b. 6/13/86 Toronto, Canada)
Ariel Pasternak (b. 12/24/90 Greenbrae, California)
Jay Poe (formerly Porges), (b. 9/30/49 Tel Aviv, Israel)
Barbara Brooks, ca. 1970 http://www.amospoe.com
Star Poe (b. 7/22/76, NYC)
(2) Sarah Charlesworth ca.
Tiger Poe (b. 4/25/85, NYC)
Lucy Poe (b. 11/11/88, NYC)
Cornell University Entrepreneur Network
Speaker - K. Shelly Porges '74
K. Shelly Porges co-founded Global Payments Experts llc. in 2003.
With deep domain expertise in the payments and financial services industry, Global Payments Experts llc. provides business strategy, risk management, marketing, and product development consulting to deliver bottom line results.
Global Payments Experts llc. professionals have worked with
leading companies such as Accenture, American Express, Ameritech,
Bank of America, BB&T, Bell Canada, Capital One, Chevron, Citigroup, Diners Club, ETrade, First Data Corp., GE Capital Card Services, H&R
Block, Hewitt Associates, Household International, Innoventry
Corp., KeyCorp., Livecapital.com, MBNA, NexTag, Inc., Paymybills.com,
PPS, Inc., Providian, Star Systems, Inc., thinkSmart llc.,
ThirdAge Media, Thomas Weisel Partners, U.S. Bank, Verizon,
Visa U.S.A., Visa International, Wachovia, Washington Mutual,
Wells Fargo, and Zurich Scudder Investments.
is a recognized expert in marketing and strategy development
with a significant track record in launching products, brands
and companies. As an advisor, she has consulted with various
Fortune 500 company executive teams on achieving breakthrough
results. As an executive, she has led some of the nation’s
leading financial institutions in developing powerful strategies
in both start-up and turn-around environments, as well as
in re-energizing growth in existing businesses.
Ms. Porges’ career highlights include a ten-year stint at American Express, culminating as executive head of marketing for American Express Canada. She then served as Senior Vice President of Retail Product Management for Bank of America during its historic turn-around in the late 80’s where she helped the bank move from #23 to #1 in consumer lending in the country, as well as from last to first in deposit and revenue growth among the nation’s
major banks. Following this, as founder and CEO of Porges/
Hudson Marketing (PHMI), a strategy advisory firm, Ms. Porges
led one of the most well-known, well-respected boutique firms
in the financial services industry.
also held executive positions in a number of start-up ventures
including Executive Vice President of Strategic Marketing
for a subsidiary of Wachovia (then First Union) Bank, the
6th largest bank in the country, where she ran a strategic
alliance business, and launched an internet lending business
which grew to over $100 million in its first full year of
operation. She then served as Executive Vice President-Marketing
for Third Age Media, the leading Internet portal site for
baby boomers, where she was responsible for the record-setting
growth—over 400%-- in both visitors and registered users at Third Age in 1999. In January 2000, The Industry Standard named Third Age one of the Top Ten Most Popular Sites on the Web based on growth in unique visitors. She also served as Chief Marketing Officer of Scudder Weisel Capital LLC, a specialty investment firm, a joint venture between Thomas Weisel Partners, at the time, the country’s
fastest growing investment bank, and Zurich Scudder Investments,
one of the largest asset managers in the world.
has served on both corporate boards, including Renaissance
Holdings Corp. and Pueblo Corp., as well as a variety of
non-profit boards, including the United Way of the Bay Area,
the Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco and the Jewish Community Federation. In 1996, she was named the Financial Women’s Association Distinguished Member of the Year for launching the Financial Woman of the Year Event which has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars for women’s
scholarships over the years. In 1997, she was recognized
for her volunteer leadership by being awarded one of only
40 fellowships by the Wexner Heritage Foundation.
holds both a BS and MS degree from Cornell University and
serves on the Cornell University Council, on the Entrepreneurship
and Personal Enterprise Program Advisory Council and on the
President’s Council of Cornell Women (PCCW), of which she was a founding member. Ms. Porges is frequently quoted in a variety of industry publications such as the American Banker, Credit Card News, and Fortune magazine and was a contributor to such business books as The AMA Handbook of Services Marketing, If It Ain’t
Broke, Break It!, and How to Run a Small Business.
Ms. Porges’ most
proud accomplishment is being the mother of her two children,
Ariel and Stephen.
K. Shelly Porges is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of The Billion Dollar Fund for Women, a global consortium of venture funds pledged to invest in women-founded firms. She is also a Board Member of the Global Banking Alliance for Women and on the Advisory Board for Cornerstone Capital, Mindshift Capital and Different Funds. She is also serves as an Expert on Call for Georgetown University’s Entrepreneurship Program.
Shelly also served as President of the North American Jury for theCartier Women’s Initiative Awards and as the former Senior Advisor,Global Entrepreneurship Week. (GEP) at the U.S. State Department, a program she expanded to almost 150 countries, under Secretary Hillary Clinton. Prior to joining GEP, she launched the State Department’s Global Women’s Business Initiative to promote women’s entrepreneurship worldwide.
Before joining the State Department, she had a distinguished career in the private sector, including both corporate and entrepreneurial ventures. She served as executive head of marketing for American Express Canada and as chief retail marketing officer for Bank of America during a historic turn-around. Shelly then founded or co-founded a number of start-up ventures including one sold to Wachovia Bank; Third Age Media, the leading Internet portal for baby boomers; Scudder Weisel Capital LLC, a joint venture between Thomas Weisel Partners and Zurich Scudder Investments, one of the largest asset managers in the world; and Global Payments Experts LLC, a payments industry advisory firm.
Shelly also serves on the International Business Advisory Council for the President of Cyprus and the advisory boards for early stage companies Tiatros, a medical solutions platform; Distributed Sun, a commercial solar company and Cornerstone Capital, an institutional investment firm for impact investors. She was also Co-Founder of Entrepreneurs for Hillary and served on the National Finance Council of Hillary for America.
Shelly holds both a BS with Honors and MPS degree from Cornell University.
C.V. of Amos Poe
Amos Poe and Emily
Amos poe by Clemente
"As an artist and communicator, Amos Poe is not afraid
to simultaneously challenge and move an audience. Seldom,
if ever, in American cinema has a sensibility of such avant garde
and seemingly pessimistic tastes produced films of such compassion
- Eddie Cockrell, The American Film Institute/Washington
Poe is one of the leading figures of the No Wave Cinema movement
(75-85) that grew out of the bustling East Village music
and art scene.
The No Wave paralleled the punk music explosion
and included Jim Jarmusch, Eric Mitchell, James Nares, Beth
and Scott B, Vivienne Dick, Sara Driver, John Lurie, Richard
Kern, Nick Zedd, Bette Gordon, Melvie Arslanian, Charlie
Ahearn, among others - they embraced B-movie genres, the
avant-garde, & the
French New Wave to create a fresh, vibrant American art cinema.
Poe is considered by many (see John Pierson's book, "Spike,
Mike, Slackers & Dykes", Legs McNeil's "Please
Kill Me", or C. Patterson's "Captured") to be
the "father" of the modern indy American cinema.
In '75 Poe and Ivan Kral (Patti Smith Group, Iggy Pop) produced,
edited and shot the now classic and definitive punk film,
THE BLANK GENERATION.
This film chronicles the seminal performances
of Richard Hell, Patti Smith, Blondie, Ramones, Talking Heads,
Television, Heartbreakers, Wayne County et. al.
In '76, Poe wrote, produced, directed his debut groundbreaking
feature, UNMADE BEDS, an homage to Godard's "Breathless" and
the French New Wave.
In '77, using a car loan for $5,000, Poe
wrote, produced and directed his most influential film, THE
FOREIGNER, starring Eric Mitchell, Patti Astor, Duncan Hannah
and Debbie Harry.
In '79-'80 Poe concluded his "underground
trilogy" with the bleakly beautiful SUBWAY RIDERS, his
first foray in color.
These bohemian films starred the downtown
demimonde of artists, musicians and poets.
During this era,
Poe also directed the legendary weekly TV show, GLENN O'BRIEN'S
In '83-'84, Poe co-wrote and directed ALPHABET CITY (w/ Vincent
Spano, Kate Vernon & Michael Winslow), his first 35mm
film, and directed numerous music videos (Run DMC, Animotion,
Anthrax, Juice Newton etc.).
In '85-'86 he wrote ROCKET GIBRALTAR (starring Burt Lancaster,
Macauley Culkin, Kevin Spacey, Patricia Clarkson, Francis
Conroy, Bill Pullman, John Glover).
In the late '80's, Poe
applied himself to writing numerous screenplays, among them
of Call" (Chiesa Prod.), "The Golden Eagle" (Columbia
Pictures), "Mrs. Dogg" (Island/World), "Beach
House" (Weintraub Ent.), "Paint. It Black." (Ulick/Mayo
Prod.) "Caught In A Whirlwind" (Cabana Ent.) and "Pony
Poe returned to filmmaking in '90 with the acclaimed TRIPLE
BOGEY ON A PAR 5 HOLE (Island/World).
In '92, Poe produced
Steven Starr's JOEY BREAKER (Skouras/Paramount) starring
Richard Edson, Phillip Seymour Hoffman, Gina Gershon and
Poe returned to scripting in '93-'94 with
a vengeance, writing: "Tar
Baby" (from Toni Morrison's novel for Willi Ramaeu), "Kid
Killer", "La Pacifica" (released as a graphic
novel by DC Comics), "The Guitar", "The Lodz
7 ", "The Grey Nun", "Hard On Berlin", "The
Listener" (David Brown/Paramount), "Rattle My Cage" and "Dead
Weekend" (with novelist Joel Rose).
In '94 Poe directed
the Ed Wood inspired sci-fi DEAD WEEKEND (starring Stephen
Baldwin & Bai Ling).
In the late '90's Poe wrote and directed the neo-noir FROGS
FOR SNAKES (starring Barbara Hershey, Robbie Coltrane, Ian
Hart, Debi Mazar, Justin Theroux and Clarence Williams III).
Poe continued writing screenplays, among them: "Stunning", "To
Kill An Angel", "Underage", "Bypass", "The
Night Witches", as well as directed two videos for Danny
Goldberg's Artemis Records (Steve Earle's "Transcendental
Blues" and "Over Yonder").
In '99 Poe began
teaching filmmaking at NYU/Tisch School of the Arts.
In 2001, Poe "Murchian engineered" Alliance-Atlantis'
29 PALMS (starring Jeremy Davies).
In '02-'03 Poe produced & directed
STEVE EARLE : JUST AN AMERICAN BOY, a feature portrait of
singer-songwriter Steve Earle.
Poe continues to teach screenwriting,
directing and production at NYU (and at NYU's Florence Summer
Program) as well as other universities (University of Buffalo/Summer
Currently, Poe's working on several films, including EMPIRE
II (a "re-make" of Warhol's EMPIRE) and THE GUITAR
(starring Saffron Burrows, Isaach de Bankole & Paz de la
Huerta; directed by Amy Redford). Poe's latest plans include
www.pianospecs.com - an on-line pro-active ad platform for
filmmakers, designers & artists.
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