NYC Chief of Staff Brain Trust

Are you a Chief of Staff that is looking to level-up, solve business challenges, and develop real relationships?​

Come join 25+ CoS for our proven Chief of Staff Brain Trust in NYC!

April 4, 2024 | 12-6Pm ET


Early Bird Tickets

Available until March 15









Discover Inspiring Keynotes, Engaging Panel Discussions, and Interactive Workshops

Our Brain Trust brings together industry leaders, experts, and innovators for a dynamic event filled with thought-provoking discussions, valuable insights, and practical strategies. Join us to gain new perspectives, network with like-minded professionals, and take your career to the next level.


12:00 - 12:30 PM
Kick-off and intros
12:30 - 1:00 PM
Small group discussion on your biggest win
1:00 - 1:45 PM
CoS mini TED Talks from Crystelle Desnoyer (former CoS at Techstars) among more
1:45 - 2:30 PM
Hot seats + mini-masterminds about your work
2:45 - 3:15 PM
Speaker or workshop
4:30 - 5:15 PM
Hot seats + mini-mastermind about your life
5:30 - 6:00 PM
Mingling & debrief


Nihal Mehta

Nihal is the Cofounder of Eniac Ventures. Nihal is the human Rolodex, thanks to the thousands of connections he has made with some of the world’s top companies and brands. He developed many of these connections over the past 20+ years while founding five different tech startups. Prior to founding Eniac, Nihal was the founding CEO of LocalResponse.  Nihal also was the founding CEO for buzzd, and ipsh!, which was acquired by Omnicom (NYSE: OMC) in 2005.

Sofia Badalamenti

Sofia is an Investor and Chief of Staff at Eniac Ventures with Nihal Mehta.

Crystelle Desnoyer

Crystelle Desnoyer, is a super connector and operator who focuses on scaling tech organizations, and has helped grow 26 global companies in many fields serving as their Operations & Business Development executive. With her experience in e-commerce, management consulting and Venture Capital she brings a multi-layered perspective, a broad network and an ability to execute fast. She is the former Chief of Staff to the CEO & Head of PMO at Techstars.

Bonnie Brieden

After 17 years in consulting, Bonnie has moved to the start-up world to apply her business transformation skills to help advance the strategic objectives of Plato as their Chief of Staff. She is a proven leader with a passion for people and a track record of mobilizing and executing toward real outcomes.

Ben Skoda

Ben Skoda is Chief of Staff at Science On Call, a company that provides tech support for restaurants. He has had a non-linear career dabbling in entrepreneurship, education, commercial and nonprofit marketing and communications, brand development, organizational culture, published writing, HR, and hospitality management.

Lori Jan

Lori Jan is a fractional Ops executive. She serves as the glue between the business and technology - facilitating collaboration, prioritizing effectively, and driving results. She has a record of delivering measurable results by leveraging a combination of strategic thinking, global & cross-functional leadership, and data-driven decision-making.

Allison Winstel

Allison Winstel is Chief of Staff at mHub Chicago. She has experience guiding public, private, and nonprofit clients in growing and transforming their organizations. Through serving higher education, healthcare, public sector, and financial services clients, she has developed strong skillsets across strategy, process improvement, project management, data analytics, and relationship management.

Virginia Dosz

Virginia Dosz is Chief of Staff at Curion, a consumer insights research firm. Prior to this role, she served as a research director and project manager at Curion. Virginia holds a Master's in Nutrition Sciences from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and a Bachelor's in Dietetics from Iowa State University.

"The CoS Network brings a group of solution oriented minds together into an environment set up for collaboration and sharing of best practices. The role can be ambiguous and challenging- participating in this community of support means being able to share what you know and accelerate your impact as you lean on others’ learnings."

Mary Kate Singha

Chief Of Staff at Plastiq

Chief of Staff Brain Trust - New York

$20 for members, $99 early bird, and $199
April 4, 2024 | 12-6 PM ET

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Explore the Brain Trust Experience

Breakout groups IRL!

Connect with your peers through multiple 1-1 and small group breakout rooms with prompts and icebreakers!

Learn from the best

We will have 4 lightning talk speakers for you to connect IRL with!

Peer-to-peer learning

Throughout the conference, you will learn from your CoS peers. Together, you'll brainstorm how to solve problems together!

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Who is the CoS Brain Trust for?

The Chief of Staff Brain Trust is open to Chiefs of Staff and similar professionals across any and all industries to come together to learn and connect. We would love for you to join us!

If I'm a current CoS Network Pro member, do I need to register?

Yes, you do need to register for the Brain Trust - so that we know how many people are attending, etc. Please email us at if you have any questions about registering for your complimentary ticket.

What is the cost of the CoS Brain Trust?

It is $20 for all current Chief of Staff Network Pro members. If you are not a member, the cost to attend the Brain Trust is $199. Join the Chief of Staff Network now by applying here.

Sadly, I can't make it to the CoS Brain Trust. What are my options?

Bummer! We hope to connect with you soon. Please connect with us on LinkedIn and subscribe to this newsletter to learn about upcoming events and programs!

Will the CoS Brain Trust be recorded?

No, this event will not be recorded. However, we will try to share takeaways on LinkedIn!

I’m a speaker and would like to pitch a talk for the CoS Brain Trust. How can I do this?

Thank you for your interest. Please get in touch through this form and we will follow-up ASAP! Can’t wait to learn more!

Where can I sign up for the CoS Brain Trust?

Just head over to this Luma ticketing page to sign up! 

I’m interested in sponsoring the CoS Brain Trust. How can I set this up?

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I’d love to get more information about the CoS Brain Trust. How can I do that?

Thanks for your interest! We would love to tell you more! Please email David Nebinski at and he will help you out!