Date: June 2, 2016

Agents of Change: Millennials in the Workforce and Marketplace (A)

Session Description

They value experiences over possessions and flexibility over pay. They're diverse, digital, and demanding. They’re your consumers and the next big workforce. Your business wants their business and their skills. They’re the Millennials. Hear Generations experts walk through traits and behavioral trends of next generation consumers that are impacting payments and processes and learn what you can do to turn millennials into loyal customers and employees.


The question is - what does this generation that now comprises more than 25% of the U.S. population want from you?


In this session, you'll hear: 

  • The traits of next generation consumers and employees
  • How they spend, pay, and manage money
  • What their shopping expectations are from products and pricing experience
  • What it takes to turn Millennials into loyal customers
  • What the next generation workforce desires from their employers and how to cultivate a culture that attracts and retains them.



Speaker Information

Michelle Buonfiglio is a Vice President and Treasury Management Consultant at Wells Fargo supporting Middle Market companies across a variety of industries in New York City. 


Michelle joined Wells Fargo two years ago, after spending 12 years at J.P. Morgan focusing on Treasury Management solutions for the Government, Higher Education and Insurance industries. Michelle consults with companies to understand their detailed cash management needs and recommends best practices and efficiencies to streamline operations. Expanding technology and automation are areas of focus for Michelle. 


Michelle has her CTP certification and received her MBA from Fordham Gabelli School of Business. 


Adelina Pepenella is Chief Financial Officer of New York Media, where she serves as a key member of the executive team, managing all financial and accounting processes. She prepares and analyzes complete financial statements and implements and works with managers to streamline processes to ensure proper internal controls. She also develops the company’s budget and reforecast in conjunction with executive team. 


Previously, she was New York Media’s Controller. Adelina has also held positions at Geller & Company, Primedia, and Rosen Seymour Shapps Martin & Company.


She earned her degree from SUNY Binghamton University.