Confronting Love, Work & Manhood

Tarek Saab

Tarek Saab

Every year at this time, young men graduate from colleges and universities all over America. Over the five to ten years following graduation, they face a whole host of challenges in their personal and professional lives. Issues of money, success, friendship, faith, graduate school, courtship, family, etc. will take on a whole new dimension, a more compelling “reality”. The transition is often a point of reckoning for young men and will almost certainly have profound consequences on the trajectory of the rest of their lives.

Tarek Saab has faced these challenges in a unique and very public setting. As a contestant on the Donald Trump reality series “The Apprentice”, Tarek’s career and life path evolved in front of twenty million viewers! Yet long before he arrived on the set of reality television, Tarek had already launched an impressive career at Texas Instruments where he rose to be one of the youngest Global Marketing Managers in the company’s history. His insight into the right way to live these years is the subject of our next Leadership Forum breakfast.

About the Speaker

Tarek Saab is a New Bedford native who received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Arts from St. Anselm’s College and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the Catholic University of America. Before appearing on “The Apprentice”, Tarek worked at Texas Instruments and played rugby for the Dallas Harlequins for the USA Super League.

Tarek is a founder of Lionheart Apparel and earlier this year was recognized by Kiplings Who’s Who in Executives and Business Professionals. He is the author of “Gut Check: Confronting Love, Work & Manhood in Your Twenties”. He and his wife are expecting their first child in June.


When: Friday, April 18, 2008, 7:30 - 8:45 AM
Where: Offices of Merrill Lynch, 125 High Street