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The Erudites Story

Find out the unique story behind the the founding of this great networking group, and how this fast growing group has started a networking trend.

Liz Capants, Founder

Professional headshot of Liz CapantsLiz Capants, Founder of Erudites Networking Group, spearheaded the group with the goal of curating a global community of affiliate referral partnerships to drive business growth, while also serving the community. The goal of Erudites is to bring like-minded professionals together in an environment that encourages and facilitates referrals, exchange of knowledge and ideas, and ways to give back.

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Leadership Team

Professional headshot of Gary IrelandGary Ireland, Law Offices of Gary Ireland
• Helping clients maximize income and benefits when joining a company, enhancing severance and asserting legal rights when leaving.
• Gary is active as an advocate for inclusion and non-discrimination. He recently prevailed in an advocacy campaign to allow girls and young women to participate at all levels of scouting within the Boy Scouts of America.


Professional headshot of Yvonne DamYvonne Dam, Executive Coach.
• Coaching ambitious executives and business owners to maximize results while minimizing their efforts.
• Double your income and not your hours, by changing your mindset and implementing your goal-getting strategy.
• Be the CEO of Your Life.


Professional headshot of Simone VinocourSimone Vinocour, Financial Advisor
• Highly regarded for her product and markets knowledge and demonstrated ability to build long-term relationships with clients, Simone Vinocour is a Financial Advisor and Financial Planning Specialist with Morgan Stanley..
• Simone is a recognized leader in diversity and inclusion initiatives. She is passionate about empowering women in the financial services community and beyond to have the necessary skills for financial and professional success. • Simone has been involved actively in the Financial Women’s Association (FWA) of New York since 2002 and served as its President and Chair of the Board of Directors from 2019 – 2021.


Professional headshot of David CunicDavid Cunic, CEO, U.C.S. Advisors and Investor Relations
• Providing advisory services with three verticals: cannabis business advisory, investor relations services, and Cannabis Industry Awareness Program.


Professional headshot of Kathleen McMorrowKathleen McMorrow, Principal, Public Relations
• Lead comprehensive national B2B and B2C enterprise communications firm specializing in cohensive impression management across all media (website content, publicity, social media, thought leadership, branded events)
• Significant expertise in global law firms, commercial real estate and allied services, authors/speakers, hospitality, consumer products, cybertechnology, biotech/pharma, animal wellness/equestrian and faith-based organizations
• More than two decades of expert corporate and consumer storytelling with editorial placements in elite national and international media