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Eric Speier

ASSOCIATION NAME:

Long Beach Execs

YOUR NAME:

Eric Speier

COMPANY NAME:

5 Elements Entertainment

CLASSIFICATION:

App/Software Development

"Why" do you do what you do (what is your "Why")

5 Elements Entertainment (5e) is a full service app/software development agency. We love to create solutions and solve problems. Gaining deep understanding of our client’s businesses and endeavors allows us to not just build a software/app solution for them, but to help them mold their tech solutions to match their business strategies and growth.  That approach has helped us engage and maintain clients like Fox Sports, EA Games, Jakks Pacific, and many other businesses both small and large.

How long have you been a member of your Association?

We joined the Long Beach Execs. in the summer of 2016.

What benefits do you receive from being a member of your association? 

Meeting more people in the Long Beach community, creating opportunities for ourselves and those around us, and forging strategic partnerships are at the core of our business ideology.  We believe the relationships we are creating in the execs help us to achieve those goals.

I am interested in meeting people from any and all chapters of the IEA, and finding ways to help our local group and given the nature of our work, to foster relationships with those participating on the national and international levels.  I also would love to speak with groups that have a large tech presence in its membership to see the types of categories that are helping each other, and as a whole, to see how the groups keep interactions and endeavors fresh and innovative.

I think the thing that impressed me with the Long Beach Execs is how professional and down to earth these business people are.  We have visited with other referral groups and frankly many of them come off very contrived and not real.  That is exactly how I pitch the execs to others, especially if they have had a similar experience.