From Start Up to Stand Out


The business professionals under forty group, PULSE of the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce, will be hosting the quarterly luncheon on June 17 at 11:45am at Ruth’s Chris Steakhouse. The luncheon will feature a panel discussion of up and coming business leaders in the Boca Raton community who are members of the PULSE committee including: Michael Church, Owner/LMT of Elements Therapeutic Massage; Andy Cohen, President of Cutting Edge Recruiting Solutions; and Jason Doherty, Partner and Director of R2 Unified Technologies. John Ruhl, Managing Director of The Ruhl Financial Group and PULSE Committee Chair will facilitate the panel, who will discuss a variety of topics such as challenges they have faced, short and long term goals, maintaining a healthy work life balance and other topics relevant to the today’s professional and entrepreneur. “These are three active business leaders in their companies, the community of entrepreneurial professionals and Boca Raton. They have encountered great successes and have learned along the way and this is the chance for them to share their opinions, thoughts and experiences with a group of like-minded individuals in the community,” John Ruhl, PULSE Chair and The Ruhl Financial Group, Northwestern Mutual. Here is more about each of the panel members: Michael Church is the owner of Elements Therapeutic Massage in Boca Raton and has been in the spa, health and wellness industry since 2006. His luxury hotel and spa background includes opening and managing the Viceroy Miami Spa, the Viceroy Anguilla Spa, and Coldwater Creek The Spa. He also has strong business sales and finance background working for two Fortune 500 companies, Fidelity Investments and ADP before entering the spa industry. Andy Cohen has lived in Boca Raton since 2004 and began Cutting Edge Recruiting Solutions (CERS) in 2009. Cohen has over 15 years of practical leadership experience in the staffing industry. In five years, CERS has recruited over twenty-three thousand people and that number is exponentially increasing. Cohen is an innovative, process driven leader who has proven he can build, even failing organizations, to new records regardless of the market and economic challenges. Jason Doherty, a Partner and Director of Sales for R2 Unified Technologies, has been responsible for the company’s growth from a 2008 startup to 2014 multi-million dollar company who is annually recognized as one of South Florida’s fastest growing technology companies by the South Florida Business Journal. R2 Unified Technologies has also been recognized in Inc. 5000, two years running, ranking #448 and placing in Inc.’s prestigious Top 500 Fastest Growing Companies in America. Attendees can register for the event online at the Boca Chamber website: click here. Tickets for member are $25 in advance and $50 at the door. Nonmembers are $50. About PULSE PULSE is the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce’s Business Professionals under 40 program. The Boca Chamber created its young professionals program in 2003 in an effort to provide professionals in their 20s and 30s with the opportunity to network with one another, while receiving valuable information from speakers and business forums that will help them advance and grow their careers. The PULSE Committee is comprised of some of the most dynamic young professionals in Palm Beach County. If you would like to find out more information about PULSE, please contact Sarah Pearson at or Carolina Rush at or call 561.395.4433 Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. About the Greater Boca Raton Chamber of Commerce: A 501(c)6 non-profit organization and the largest Chamber in Palm Beach County, with a membership presently composed of more than 1,300 companies representing over 35,000 employees in eastern, central, and western Boca Raton and beyond. Since 1952, the GBRCC has been connecting members, advancing commerce, protecting business and enhancing community.