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Entrepreneurs Unleashed - The Big Exit

  • Allegiant Giving Center 4465 Granite Drive #700 Rocklin, CA 95677 (map)

Join HaneyBiz Chief Dreaming Officer, Mark Haney interviews Tyler Smith, Tom Kandris, & John DeBenedetti.


Tyler Smith, the founder and CEO of SkySlope, a software company that streamlines the real estate transaction process, enabling smart brokers to focus on growing their business. Prior to SkySlope, Tyler ran one of the most successful real estate teams in the nation. He was named Realtor Magazine’s Top 30 Under 30 and was listed in Wall Street Journal’s Top Teams. In 2011, Tyler sold his real estate business so he could focus his efforts on SkySlope and give back to the industry that he loves. In 2017, Tyler was recognized as one of Sacramento's brightest and most talented business leaders by the Sacramento Business Journal. To learn more about Tyler, visit

Tom Kandris, a regional business leader from Northern California and a serial entrepreneur and investor with acumen for business development and for aligning technologies and vision with the people who can bring it to life. Tom lead PackageOne, Inc. to a very successful exit in 2017. PackageOne was an innovative and agile manufacturer of corrugated packaging products which he co-founded in 2000 and grew from a self-funded startup to over a $60 million dollar enterprise. From high tech to no tech and back again! Tom Kandris….enabling commerce and saving the planet one box at a time! Was his vision at the time, … now it is…. Enabling other entrepreneurs to change the world in positive ways and to be great stewards for all from all they come in contact!

John DeBenedetti, President and CEO of Del Monte Meat Co. and Ports Seafood. From 1995 to 2015 he grew these businesses from a $30 million to $250 million dollar enterprise and managed approximately 400 employees. In 2015, after twenty years of fervently growing Del Monte Meat Co., John sold the business to the publicly traded company, The Chef's Warehouse. The Chef's Warehouse is a specialty food distributor of high-quality food products to support chefs in major metropolitan areas across the United States and Canada. John retired in January 2018 to spend more time with his family and pursue other opportunities. It is John's goal to build an investment portfolio which includes a broad range of companies where he can utilize his knowledge and experience to help support and mentor other entrepreneurs who have dreams and goals of building great businesses! 

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  • 5:30 Doors open 

  • Networking and Heavy Hors d’oeuvres 

  • 6:30 Fire Side Chat Panel 

  • 7:30 Win Prizes!

  • 7:45 Networking

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