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The Corner Office

The Corner Office

Interested in learning how to find your dream job?  Are you unsure where to start? The Bengal Stripes Leadership Program has partnered with the Career and Professional Education to bring leaders from local, regional, and national businesses to share their stories in leadership. The Corner Office dives into the professional journeys of entrepreneurs, innovators, and idealists to share with students what they have learned in their careers.

For more information on career development opportunities, please visit Buffalo State's Career and Professional Education website.


Joining a Start-Up

Highlighting leadership lessons on entrepreneurship and starting a business.

November 10, 2022
Student Union Assembly Hall
12:30pm - 1:30pm

Light refreshments will be provided

RSVP on Bengal Connect

Free and open to Buffalo State students, faculty, and staff 


Students that attend will receive the following:
  • Free Buffalo State themed wallet
  • Free Buffalo State themed cell phone sleeve
  • Entered into a raffle to win 1 of 3 Buffalo State SWAG BAGS! The swag bag will include a Buffalo State t-shirt, pennant, croc charm, water bottle, and stuffed Benji.



Kevin Cheney
Squire Company

Kevin Cheney works in Product at Squire. He was an early hire that has also spent time in Customer Success Leadership, managing Squire's Onboarding team.


Courtney Caldwell
Co-Founder and COO of ShearShare 

Courtney Caldwell is cofounder & COO of ShearShare. Prior to launching ShearShare with her husband, she spent 20+ years building winning teams in tech marketing for organizations such as Oracle, Zendesk, and RightNow Technologies. Courtney recently received an honorary doctorate degree from Miracle University and is the 33rd African-American female to raise $1 million in venture funding.


Dr. Tye Caldwell
Co-Founder and CEO of ShearShare

Dr. Tye Caldwell is cofounder & CEO of ShearShare, the first on-demand salon and barbershop space rental app. He is a 29-year industry veteran, best-selling author, educator, and small business coach that serves on multiple beauty school advisory boards, as a frequent guest lecturer at barber colleges and hairstyling institutes around the country, and is the first African-American male member-elect to the Professional Beauty Association's Advisory Council.


Shaun Masavage
Zealot Interactive

Shaun broke from an early engineering career with the Navy to blaze a new path in music education involving a complex mix of hardware, software, and app ecosystems. He specializes in international logistics and manufacturing operations, along with being an expert in crowdfunding with six successful campaigns under his belt.


Christian Gaddis
Forge Buffalo

Christian came to Western New York chasing his dream of playing in the NFL. After stints with the Buffalo Bills, Cleveland Browns and Indianapolis Colts, Gaddis began his career in communications. His journey in the startup world began in 2022 when he joined the 43North team to head up its Forge Buffalo hiring initiative—working closely with 43North’s portfolio companies and other startup and tech companies in Buffalo’s growing ecosystem.


Kevin Cheney, Squire Company
Courtney Caldwell, ShearShare
Dr. Tye Caldwell, ShearShare
Shaun Masavage, Zealot Interactive
Christian Gaddis, Forge Buffalo

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