Help us Make a Difference
United Financials Making a Difference (“UFMD”) focuses on bringing Senior Executives in the financial industry together for a conference on leadership and charitable giving. This conference will provide an educational platform utilizing the financials’ data to grow their market share and brand loyalty.
Financials that attend will have a donation made on their behalf via donations raised through vendor contributions, as well as an opportunity to post their commitment for community advocacy on social media. There is no cost for the financial organization to attend the event. For 2019, the funds will be donated to Children’s Cancer Research Fund.
In just a handful of months, we’ll be gathering at the Southview Country Club for an afternoon of dynamic speakers, networking, food, and social hour.
We hope that you join us on February 13 for this event.
February 13, 2019 Speakers
We're excited to bring in some fantastic speakers for our 2019 event. The morning will start off with Sanjay Kapur of Digital Credence and following lunch, we'll have Robb Stauber, who most recently coached the gold-winning U.S. Women's National Team for hockey.
Sanjay Kapur helps brands define and implement their OMNI-Channel strategies. Sanjay, utilizes his experience of working across industry – retail, travel, insurance, technology, sports, entertainment and financial services; to assist brands globally in Engaging with Consumers in a Connected, Continuous and Cohesive fashion.
Sanjay’s specialty lies in recognizing and anticipating consumer trends, understanding how business’ can utilize a combination of processes and technology to address these emerging trends and engage with the consumer at the Right Place, Right Time with the Right Message.
Sanjay applies the learnings he has gained working across industry, across the globe to help shape, implement and optimize strategies and investments for brands such that they stay top of mind and engaged with consumers.
Olympic Hockey Coach
Robb Stauber was the head coach of the U.S. Women’s Olympic Hockey Team that won the gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. This historic moment marked the first Olympic Gold Medal the United States has won in women’s hockey since it first appeared as an Olympic sport in 1998.
Prior to the 2018 Olympic Games, Stauber served as the head coach of the Women's National Team that won gold at the 2017 International Ice Hockey Federation Women’s World Championship. The tournament marked the sixth time Stauber served on the staff for Team USA at the World Championships and the first time as head coach. During his tenure, Team USA won five World Championships making it the most successful period in USA women’s hockey history.
In 2014, Stauber served as an assistant coach with the U.S. Women's Olympic Team in Sochi, Russia, where the team won an Olympic Silver Medal. Stauber has been involved with the U.S. Women’s National Team since 2010 in a variety of roles, including coaching, scouting and goaltender development.
Stauber played 10 years of professional hockey, including four seasons in the National Hockey League with the Los Angeles Kings and Buffalo Sabres. During his time with the Los Angeles Kings, the team made its first trip in the history of the organization to the Stanley Cup finals, eventually losing out to the Montreal Canadians.
Upon retirement from professional hockey Stauber served as the goalie coach at the University of Minnesota’s men’s team from 2000-2008, helping the team win back to back NCAA National Championships in 2002 and 2003. He served in the same capacity for the University of Minnesota Duluth women’s team from 2004-08, winning the 2008 NCAA National Championship.
In 2002 Stauber founded Goalcrease Inc in Edina, Minnesota, a goalie training facility and pro shop, with the vision of connecting goalies and passionate coaches who will help them develop as athletes, through both physical and mental skill development. Goalcrease has been in operation for 16 years, and is still a one of a kind facility that attracts athletes from all over the country and world, providing them with the resources to be successful throughout their playing years. Additionally, in 2013 Stauber purchased Northstar Mattress, an independently owned mattress retailer, along with the commercial property where the store has resided for the last 20 years in Medina, Minnesota. He also owns and operates a number of other real estate properties in the twin cities area.
Stauber originally from Duluth, MN, played college hockey at the University of Minnesota, and in 1988 won the Hobey Baker Award, which is awarded annually to the top college hockey player in the country, this marked the first time a goaltender ever received this honor. In the same year, he was also the recipient of the WCHA Player of the Year award and was named All-WCHA First Team and All-America First Team. Additionally, Stauber was recognized as WCHA Goaltender of the Year in 1988 and 1989. He represented the U.S. at the 1987 World Junior Championship and 1989 IIHF World Championship. In 1997, Stauber was inducted into the University of Minnesota Sports Hall of Fame and in 2005 was named to the Top 50 Players of All Time by the Western Collegiate Hockey Association.
One of Stauber’s fondest hockey memories was achieving his childhood dream by advancing to the 1986 MN State High School Hockey Tournament, while playing for Duluth Denfeld High School, which marked
the first appearance ever in school history. The team eventually went on to place third in the tournament.
Stauber has two children Ruby (21) and Jaxson (19). Ruby attends the University of Oregon and is on the Oregon Ducks track team. Jaxson currently plays hockey for the Sioux Falls Stampede in the United States Hockey League (USHL), and in the fall of 2019 will begin attending Minnesota State Mankato, and will play for the Mavericks hockey team. Stauber and his wife, Shivaun, reside in Medina, Minnesota.