Family of Julius Porges

   Julius Porges (b. ca 1890 Tucensky Svaty Martin near Bratislava?) married Irena X

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.

shelly Karen-Shelly "K. Shelly" Porges (b. 1953 Tel Aviv Israël) married
(1) Ovidiu Pasternak (b. 6/24/48 Bucharest, Romania)
(2) 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)

Amos Jay Poe (formerly Porges), (b. 9/30/49 Tel Aviv, Israel)

(1) Barbara Brooks, ca. 1970 http://www.amospoe.com

Emily Star Poe (b. 7/22/76, NYC)

(2)  Sarah Charlesworth  ca. 1984

Nicholas Tiger Poe (b. 4/25/85, NYC)
Sarah Lucy Poe (b. 11/11/88, NYC)

Erica Porges
Klara Porges
Lona Porges

K. Shelly Porges

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.

Ms. Porges 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.

Ms. Porges 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.

Ms. Porges 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.

Ms. Porges 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 BankThird 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 and reflection."
- Eddie Cockrell, The American Film Institute/Washington DC

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 TV PARTY.

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 - "Port 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 Rider" (Fox).

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 Michael Imperioli.

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 Grad Program).

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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