Who We Are
Strategic Solutions Network (SSN) is a privately-held business-to-business information solutions company based in Boca Raton, FL and New York. SSN was founded in 2009 by Dharshan Wanasundera and Aron Barkan, both having decades-long experience in the B2B conference/events industry.
Dharshan Wanasundera (Chairman):
Prior to founding SSN, Dharshan served as CEO of business conference organizers, World Research Group, World Congress and Corporate Research Group. He held these positions for over 12 years and in that time engineered the acquisition of Corporate Research Group, a leading health care newsletter publisher as well as the divestiture of several business units including the sale of a conference division to the Street and Smith Sports unit of Advance Publications.
His business information industry experience includes stints at IQPC and the Institute for International Research, the world's largest conference company.
His non-conference experience includes marketing and management positions at Shell International.
He has an MBA from Fordham University in New York City and is a Holds a Diploma from the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.
Aron Barkan (CEO):
Aron Barkan is an expert at building successful high-end executive events. Aron’s talent is his unique ability to develop forums to focus on the most current trends in growing industries. Aron and Dharshan founded SSN to deliver clients measurable long-term results.
In his last fifteen years as a conference industry executive, Aron’s personal approach has helped hundreds of clients find innovative solutions in the areas of finance, e-commerce, securities, aviation, health care, pharmaceutical, law, government, transportation, entertainment, intellectual property, and sports.
Aron has held senior-level business development and management positions at the Institute for International Research, Executive Enterprises, and World Research Group, in New York where he served as Executive Vice President of Business Development.
Aron oversees SSN from its Boca Raton, Florida office.
SSN staff encompasses the following functional expertise:
Conference Programming/Content Development
Custom Conferences/In-House Training
Strategic Solutions Networks matches solution providers with new prospects via thought leadership programs that encompass live events, webinars, white papers and access to niche online communities. To find out more about SSN partnering solutions, please contact Aron Barkan at 1- 561-674-0082; email@example.com