Meshel, Jeffrey W. 1957(?)–

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Meshel, Jeffrey W. 1957(?)–

PERSONAL: Born c. 1957, in New York, NY. Education: New York University, B.Sc.

ADDRESSES: Office—Signature Bank, 565 5th Ave., New York, NY 10017. E-mail[email protected]

CAREER: Mast Capital Investors, vice president and director, c. 1980–84; Mercury Capital Corp., Mercury Properties, and Mercury Equity Group, New York, NY, cofounder and president, 1985–; The Strategic Forum, founder and chairman; serves on various boards of directors, including for Signature Bank.

WRITINGS:

(With Doug Garr) One Phone Call Away: Secrets of a Master Networker, Portfolio (New York, NY), 2005.

SIDELIGHTS: A successful businessperson who founded and owns companies that deal with real estate investments, loans, and debts, Jeffrey W. Meshel is also the author, with Doug Garr, of One Phone Call Away: Secrets of a Master Networker. The book explains Meshel's intimate knowledge of networking, which he acquired while building his successful businesses. Meshel and Garr discuss the art of networking with an emphasis on guiding the reader through stumbling blocks, such as shyness, and on providing a step-by-step approach to developing a strong and successful business network. The authors include interviews with other successful people who have developed strong networks of business and other associates. Susan Hurst, writing in the Library Journal noted that the work "encourages readers to further their careers by making the best use of their time and personal contacts." In a review in Booklist, David Siegfried called the book "an enjoyable read."

BIOGRAPHICAL AND CRITICAL SOURCES:

PERIODICALS

Booklist, November 15, 2005, David Siegfried, review of One Phone Call Away: Secrets of a Master Networker, p. 10.

Business Wire, September 13, 2005, "Signature Bank Appoints Jeffrey W. Meshel to Its Board of Directors."

Library Journal, November 15, 2005, Susan Hurst, review of One Phone Call Away, p. 75.

Sales & Marketing Management, January-February, 2006, Jeffrey Meshel, "Building a Network. (Try this.)," p. 15.

ONLINE

Jeffrey Meshel Web log, http://www.onephonecallaway.blogspot.com (April 24, 2006).

Mercury Capital Corporation Web site, http://www.mercurycap.com/ (April 24, 2006), brief profile of the author.

One Phone Call Away Web site, http://www.onephonecallaway.com (April 24, 2006).

Signature Bank Web site, http://www.signatureny.com/ (April 24, 2006), brief profile of the author.