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Author, Entrepreneur and CEO of Learning


Author, Entrepreneur and CEO of Learning

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Phone: (212) 629-7265 | Fax: (646) 843-4960 Address: 20 West 33rd Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10001 Website: http://www.russellsarder.com


Biography 7 Media 11 Awards 15 Professional Success Awards 16 Business Success Awards 19 Entrepreneur 21 Entrepreneur 22 Investor 24 Publisher 25 Author 27 Author 28 Speaker 32 Watch Russell’s Speaking Videos 33 Learning Activist 37 CEO of Learning 39 Leader 41 Mentor 38 Client List 46 Inspirational Figures 48 Locations 54 Contact 56


Author, Entrepreneur & CEO of Learning


Biography

Author, Entrepreneur and CEO of Learning

Award winning author, entrepreneur and CEO of learning, Russell Sarder promotes a culture of learning via his learning enterprise. Sarder is recognized as a Top 10 Asian American Business by US Pan Asian American Chamber of Commerce. Sarder began his first successful million dollar dot.com enterprise, angryman.com which was ranked as one of the top 50 websites in 1999, at the age of just 23. At age 24, he founded NetCom Learning and built it into a multi-million dollar business that has become the leading learning organization for IT and business skills training. Along the way, he has developed a track record for building successful businesses. NetCom is honored to be recognized as Microsoft’s Worldwide “Learning Solutions Partner of the Year” and recognized twice in America’s fastest growing private companies list by Inc. Magazine. Sarder is known as the CEO of learning. Sarder’s portfolio includes the production of learning media and an education channel, award-winning learning software, and cloud learning companies. He also acts as an angel investor to promising startup companies and aggressive entrepreneurs in which he identifies with the potential for success. Sarder owes much of his success to his passion for becoming a lifelong learner. As a learning activist, he created a learning movement, Sarder Foundation and he shares his expertise in his books and speaking.


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Media Russell Sarder has gained local and national media attention for his entrepreneurial achievements.

Financial Times Private sector fills US skills training gap The Financial Times interviews Russell & MIT

Ink from Chase at Inc. 500 | 5000 Conference Ink from Chase interviews Russell Sarder

Kauffman Foundation Inc. 500|5000 Conference, 2011 Kauffman Foundation interviews Russell

Inc Magazine : Up Close With Leaders at the Inc. 500|5000 Conference, 2011 Russell Sarder featured in Inc. Magazine

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Asian in NY Conversation With Leaders Coverage Russell featured in Asian in NY

TLC: What Not To Wear NetCom Learning was featured on “What Not Wear” in TLC show Russell’s portfolio featured in TLC

NY1 News NetCom Learning & Sarder Scholarship Program Featured on NY1 News NY1 interviews Russell

Weekly Bangalee Russell featured in Weekly Bangalee

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Professional Success Awards Business Success Awards

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Professional Success Awards Russell has earned several prestigious awards recognizing his professional success.

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Asian /American business awards

2011 Top 10 Asian American Business Award

Dubbed the “Business Oscar� in the Asian American business community, this award recognizes innovative Asian minority-owned companies with the fastest three-year revenue growth.

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2011 Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business

The award not only honors individuals, but serves to encourage the development of talent and leadership of Asian Americans. Tony Hsieh CEO of Zappos.com, Daniel Kim CEO of Red Mango were honored with this award as well.


The USA “Best Books 2011 Awards”

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Business Success Awards Russell’s keen business sense has given rise to several successful award-winning businesses that have been recognized by the likes of Microsoft and Inc. Magazine among others.

This prestigious award recognizes the Microsoft Gold Certified partner that delivered the highest quality learning solutions for their customers during the past year.

2007 Microsoft Learning Solutions Partner of the Year

2005 Microsoft Navision Outstanding Training Award

2007 Microsoft Marketing Excellence Award

Voted Top Training Provider in North America at Microsoft Directions 2005 Partner Conference

2008 and 2011 Inc. 500 | 5000 List of the Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America

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2011 Brandon Hall Silver Award for Excellence in the Learning Management

EC-Council Circle of Excellence Award

2011 IT Training Companies Watch List by TrainingIndustry.com

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Entrepreneur Investor Publisher

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Entrepreneur Russell’s experience as an entrepreneur has also led him to invest in start up businesses that show the potential for success.

NetCom Learning was founded in 1998 by Russell Sarder with the purpose of promoting the values of lifelong learning. With Sarder at the helm, NetCom Learning has become a multimillion dollar company securing its position as an industry leader in the $48 billion IT and soft skills training market. NetCom Learning has provided IT and business training solutions to over 80 percent of the Fortune 100. The company’s success has been highlighted by consistent profitability, numerous awards for innovation and customer service, vendor recognition and 1,400 positive client testimonials. • • •

Served over 80% of the Fortune 100 Has grown profitable every year since its inception Has a total of over 71,000 registration

To learn more visit: www.netcomlearning.com

LeaningGG is known as the most innovative learning platform which was developed to inspire lifelong learning within everybody. A centralized location for learning-related video content covering personal and business skills development makes LearningGG effective, accessible and affordable to anyone. • • •

Stands for “Learning Generates Growth” Has over 600 videos in its database It’s the latest hit of the learning industry

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Learning CMS is the most innovative and userfriendly enterprise resourse planning (ERP) system for the education industry and has been powering NetCom Learning’s training business for the last 14 years. It also has been used by NetCom Learning’s corporate clients, resellers and partners, to meet their business needs and streamline the learning-business process. • • •

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$5 million has been invested in Learning CMS Simplifies complexity and reduces time to market products Learning CMS improves operational efficiency by automating process and improving customer service Increases profit margin by reducing back office operation cost by 3 to 10 percent Honored with the Brandon Hall Silver Award in the Learning Management category

To learn more visit: www.netcomlearningcms.com

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Sarder Learning promotes lifelong learning by providing conference and event information to help achieve learning goals. • • •

It strives to deliver the best resources to the audience Focuses on business and learning conferences Organizes conferences with the best quality speakers

To learn more visit: www.sarderlearning.com

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Investor Russell is an entrepreneur many times over having built many successful businesses that promote lifelong learning.

Sarder Inc. is the holding company for all of Russell Sarder’s portfolio companies. Sarder Inc. works with up and coming businesses and partners with young aggressive entrepreneurs who are seeking angel investors. We provide the tools and support to help startups get off the ground and succeed. We support that belief with the following actions: •

Providing access to our portfolio of companies and global associations

Creating a foundation for strategic alliances, partnership opportunities and idea exchange

Co-founding, funding and supporting companies in many industries

Other companies in which Russell Sarder has invested include portfolios in the web industry, hospitality industry and printing industry. Sarder has also invested in emerging markets, such as IT projects in Bangladesh.

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Publisher Russell’s entrepreneurial pursuits have led him into the media arena having published a technology magazine and founding a television channel and independent publishing arm.

Technology & Training Magazine® is an Information Technology magazine with informative articles and training resources for CTOs, CIOs, IT managers, and other ITpurchase influencers. Russell’s passion for learning brought him to this industry however, it wasn’t an easy pursuit. Throughout this adventure, Sarder ended up losing more than $750,000 in Technology & Training Magazine, providing an excellent opportunity to learn from this loss.

Over 10 years of circulation

Marketed to an audience of over 140,000 IT Professionals

Targeted to Fortune 1000 Top tier executives

Reached the most important learning executives in corporate America

helps readers understand current trends and make their own predictions of how the IT departments of the 21st Century will operate.

Bill Gates is just one of the big names that contributed to this magazine, among several other CEOs, COOs and CIOs like Steve Ballmer, John Chambers, and many others.

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Press

Sarder Press is an independent publisher located in New York City. Through these books, Sarder wants to inspire all people to become passionate lifelong learners and to join the learning movement. Sarder Press has published an award winning book: . To learn more visit: www.sarderpress.com

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Sarder TV is Russell Sarder’s latest investment and provides business knowledge for the business domain. This learning channel is a collection of documentaries, and motivational videos and interviews of CEOs, CFOs and CIOs sharing lessons in business based on their experiences. Every month, 2 to 3 new videos are released. To learn more visit: www.sardertv.com

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Author Speaker Learning Activist

Author, Entrepreneur & CEO of Learning


Author Russell believes in sharing the knowledge he’s gained through his years in business. To that end, he’s authored several books that shed light on adopting a philosophy of lifelong learning to achieve success.

Among his many achievements, Russell Sarder is a proud author. In March 2011, Russell Sarder published his first book, , which analyzes five types of effective learning methods, classroom, on-thejob training, coaching, mentoring, and self-study, and examines which might work best for the audience. By combining the different types of trainings, one can develop the learning method that works best for them and help them grow to their full potential.

In April 2011, Sarder published an award winning book, . In this book, Sarder explains eight specific steps that will teach you how to become a passionate lifelong learner. Learning serves as a guide that will help you develop a plan that will work best for you and your learning needs. By promoting lifelong learning through reading, coaches, mentors and classroom learning, the book inspires people to continue to grow throughout their lives by being a passionate learner. Learning has also been selected by major business conferences to be distributed among speakers, contributors and attendees.

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was recently honored by being named an award-winning finalist in the USA “Best Books 2011 Awards.” The book was honored in the Business: Motivational category of the awards.

The USA “Best Books 2011 Awards”

Russell Sarder is also planning on launching three books in the near future. Learning Plan, Passion for Learning, and American Dream is still Alive.

Endorsements

for Russell’s books

“Having witnessed Russell’s professional growth since the early days of NetCom, it is clear that lifelong learning is not just a slogan for him.” “Sarder’s wonderful perspective on learning shines in this book as it provides a unique set of universal principles coupled with insights from some of the most impactful people in history.”

Vern M. Kennedy CEO, EcoSmart

Russ Edelman

Co-Author, Nice Guys Can Get the Corner Offive CEO, Corridor Consulting

Roseanna DeMaria “Russell is a ‘learning visionary.’ Transformational learning is the goal of his book. It will change you and you will change the world.”

Adjunct Associate Professor & Chief Learning Officer, NYU SCPS,Leadership & Human Capital Management Department

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Dan Hoffman

President & CEO, M5Networks

Jay Bavisi

President & CEO, EC-Council

Eileen Mullin

Author, Free-Commerce: TheUltimate Guide to E-business on a Buget & The Essential Photoshop 5 Book

“This book will help me inspire colleagues, partners and friends. It contains fodder for a lifetime of speeches about the power of learning.”

“It is very inspiring. What a GREAT BOOK!”

“Sarder reminds us to reflect upon the importance of learning in our daily lives, which in turn can lead to endless roads of opportunity in our personal and career growth. A very useful read for students of life at all ages.”

Adam Chng

CIO, Netcom Learning

“It is a stimulating and refreshing read for picking up pointers on how to be a passionate learning. I have found it quite useful with simple, powerful and timeless ideas.“

Titu Sarder

President , Netcom Learning

“The message of this book is powerful and it will stick with me forever. The content is inspirational and motivating.”

Savio S. Chan

President & CEO, US China Partners

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“Sarder’s book is truly enchanting. The lessons and the inspirations within will last a lifetime.”


“I have not found any other book like this on the topic of learning and education that so thoroughly shows how to accomplish your goals. Highly recommended!”

“Sarder is both elegant and engaging in his ability to capture the words and ideas of some of history’s greatest figures to assert his profound passion for lifelong learning.”

Mudit Mittal

COO, Netcom Learning

Daniel Leidl, PhD Co-founder & Managing Partner, Meno Consulting

Dr. Donald Hsu “Russell is extremely passionate about learning. His book, “Learning” exemplifies his personality and philosophy on life.”

Professor, Consultant & CEO


Speaker Russell Sarder is also a dynamic and thoughtprovoking motivational speaker. With his expertise, vision and dedication he often inspires business conference and event audiences to better their lives and expand their skills.

Speaking Topics Industries: Business Services Education/Learning Information Technology Consulting Information Technology Services Professional Training and Coaching Talent Management Training and Development “Personally, I have learned a lot from you, particularly on your ‘lifelong learning’ philosophy. I also learned that I need to invest in myself, learn from the successful people, and differentiate myself from others.” Joe Chen

Co-President of the ABA-AmericaMaryland Chapter

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Topics: Business Management & Training Entrepreneurship Investing in New Business Leadership Development People Development & Management Profit Management Strategy Development Team Building


Watch Russell’s Speaking Videos

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Learn the Attributes Successful People Share NetCom Learning founder and CEO explains the key to success during a book signing at Conversation with Leaders.

Russell Sarder Speaking at iBusiness 2012 Hosted by NetCom Learning, the business technology conference was designed to show business professionals how to stand out in their industries.

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Sample Talks Fostering a Passion for Lifelong Learning Can Offset Natural Information Loss Russell Sarder will explain what you need to do to continually replenish your knowledge base. Find out why you don’t know what you did several years ago and how fostering a passion for lifelong learning is important to offsetting the amount of information you lose through the years.

NetCom Learning CEO Sheds Light on the Best Run Organizations NetCom Learning CEO Russell Sarder shares what it takes to run a successful organization based on the Jack Welch philosophy that the best run organization is a learning organization.

Learn What It Takes to Create a Growth Company After spending the last 14 years building a multi-million dollar business, NetCom Learning CEO Russell Sarder shares his secret to success.

Discover theTop 10 Reasons You Should Become a Lifelong Learner Learn the many advantages to becoming a lifelong learner.

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How Reading Relates to Success Success takes more than hard work, it takes knowledge and knowledge comes from books.

Learn How to Nurture the Skills That Will Help You Develop Business Acumen Identify if you have what it takes to succeed in the world of business.

Why Profitable Growth is Vital to Your Business, to theEconomy and the Community NetCom Learning is doing its part to foster a community of learners ready for success.

Do You Have the Traits That Many of the Top Successful Leaders Have in Common? Leaders like Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and Jack Welch have six common characteristics that shape their success.

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Learning Activist Sarder owes much of his success to his passion for becoming a lifelong learner. As a learning activist, he created a learning movement, Sarder Foundation and he shares his expertise in his award winning book, Learning: Steps to Becoming a Passionate Lifelong Learner, which was selected by Newark Peace Education Summit, where the XIVth Dalai Lama received a copy.

Sarder Scholarship The scholarship was created as a way to give back to the community and further Sarder’s mission to foster an environment of lifelong learning.

Learning Movement Videos

Start on the Path to Success with These Eight Steps NetCom Learning CEO releases his latest book Learning: Steps to Becoming a Passionate Lifelong Learner.

Learning Movement Gets Sex Appeal At the 2011 World Business Forum NetCom Learning proves “Learning is Sexy”.

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Leader Mentor

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Employees’ Testimonials

NetCom Learning’s Leadership Team

“His commitment not only to the company but also to staff is a quality I admire about him. His knowledge of the business is vast and his continued quest for knowledge is unsurpassed. His passion for learning and self-betterment is what I admire the most.”

“Russell is not just a great leader, but someone who’s able to bring out the leader in you by constantly sharing his experiences in the business world and being able to relate those to your daily activities.”

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James Mayer

Accounting Manager, NetCom Learning Reported to Russell at NetCom Learning

Rinchen Khampa Product manager, NetCom Learning Reported to Russell at NetCom Learning


Adam Chng

CIO, NetCom Learning Reported to Russell at NetCom Learning

“Russell is an enthusiastic and dynamic CEO who excels at getting results. He is instrumental to our company’s growth. Astute in hiring the best staff in the industry while charismatic enough to motivate them to perform at a higher level. He demands and gets results.”

Russell & Netcom Learning Partners

Videos

Below, there are some videos by Russell Sarder motivating and inspiring his employees and audience.

The Secret to Growing a Multi-million Dollar Company

How to Build Your Business Acumen?

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Mentor

Russell believes in the importance of mentors and so he volunteers his time as a mentor to Columbia Business School MBA students and other professionals.

Columbia University

Business School Mentor Russell Sarder participates in the Entrepreneurial Sounding Board at Columbia University & NYU’s Graduate School Leadership Program. Sarder will be mentoring MBA students and providing them a forum to discuss their business ideas. The Entrepreneurial Sounding Board allows students and alumni to meet individually with faculty members and practitioners affiliated with the Lang Center, where they are given the opportunity to discuss their business ideas and opportunities with successful entrepreneurs.

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Russell Sarder Lectures at NYU

Videos How to Develop a Winning Business Strategy: Russell Sarder was the recent guest speaker at NYU’s graduate school leadership program.

Andrea Rubinfeld “Russell Sarder said many things that influenced my thinking on next steps and long-term business strategy.”

Columbia Business School, Columbia University, Alumni

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Listed are some of the clients that NetCom Learning serves

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Has served over 80% of 100 Fortune companies Has over 45,555 unique corporate clients registered Has delivered training to over 71,000 professionals Over 7,300 companies did business with NetCom Learning

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Inspirational Figures These people have inspired Russell Sarder in several ways from a professional to a personal perspective. Sarder’s admiration for these people has brought him to his current success.

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From an early age, entrepreneur Bill Gates had an interest in technological innovation. That interest combined with a keen business strategy and aggressive competitive tactics resulted in the birth of one of the world’s largest software businessesMicrosoft, making Gates one of the richest men in the world.

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Technological evolution played a huge role in the direction Steve Jobs’ career would take. Jobs pursued different paths eventually, cofounding Apple Computers and later a series of technologically advanced products like the iPod, iPhone and iPad.

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Jack Welch not only created a name for himself as CEO of General Electric but a legacy as the best manager in corporate America.

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Some may say that Warren Buffett was born a keen businessman having started investing by age 11 and by 13 running a small business. Eventually his business sense would help him to create an estimated $62 billion fortune.

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New York 20 West 33rd Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10001 Phone: (212) 629-7265

Las Vegas Desert Rose Resort # 3115 5051 Duke Ellington Way Las Vegas, NV 89119 Phone: (702) 979-2143

Washington D.C. 1100 North Glebe Road Suite GR-3 Arlington, VA 22201 Phone: (202) 618-3130 RussellSarder.com

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Contact E-mail address: russellsarder@netcomlearning.com

Mailing address: Russell Sarder 20 West 33rd Street, 4th Floor New York, NY 10001 http://www.russellsarder.com

http://www.speakerfile.com/ speakers/russell.sarder

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The moment you think you know it all, you stop growing. Develop the passion for learning, be a lifelong learner. - Russell Sarder


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