Virtual 5 O’Clock (V5O) is a membership-based online networking community built on connecting real people to create real, meaningful business results.
Virtual 5 O’Clock (V5O) was built during the COVID-19 pandemic by entrepreneurs, business owners, and thought leaders in order to recreate the sense of community lost during the pandemic. Since its founding, V5O has become a resource, support system, and community for people of all backgrounds who are eager to grow, connect, and prosper in our new reality.
V5O provides a tailored, guided approach to collaborating that ensures members make meaningful connections that lead to actionable business opportunities, long-lasting relationships and real results. Trained and certified SME concierges work with members to assess their goals and help facilitate key connections and opportunities to help move business forward. Unlike traditional networking communities, V5O takes a personalized approach to helping members connect in a natural, fun, and productive way.
V5O provides a tailored, guided approach to networking that ensures members make meaningful connections that lead to actionable business opportunities and real results. Trained and certified SME concierges work with members to assess their goals and help facilitate key connections and opportunities to help move business forward. Unlike traditional networking communities, V5O takes a personalized approach to helping members connect in a natural, fun, and productive way.
Bill Brady Photography
Brown Direct Marketing, LLC.
Engineered Tax Services
Dynamic Leader Inc.
Various Companies / Organizations
“After attending just ONE meeting at Virtual 5 O’Clock, I could tell this was different. There is no fluff here. We get to the point and make things happen. This is effective, efficient and insightful. The leadership is amazing and stands by its mission. As a result, I am connecting with new members and their network on a daily basis. Regardless of where you are in your professional journey, V5O creates mutually beneficial relationships to empower one another.”
Marketing, Sales & Business Development
Alan Kaye and Layne Frank…make this group what it is, one of the best networking groups ever. I look forward to our weekly meetings, and you have a permanent spot every Thursday at 5:00 Eastern in my calendar.
Director at Engineered Tax Services Inc.
Great group of people with positive vibe and drive to help each other! How much more can you expect from networking?!
Director at Marks Paneth LLP
V5O has been a shining light during the pandemic and continues to provide a platform where we can share our stories and experiences to help each other cope and to grow our networks.
Founder Managing Partner at CPT Create Protect Transfer Wealth
What [V5O] has done is amazing. The love, sincerity, and devotion that you have for each other is what drives this group. The win win win motivation that you have instilled in all that have joined this group and is what makes this group amazing.
Principal Partner at Palm Valley Capital
V5O (Virtual 5 O’Clock) is an exclusive membership-based online networking community of thought leaders, entrepreneurs, business heads, and trusted advisors founded during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The name derives from weekly after-work virtual gatherings of invited professionals for conversation and featured speakers.
The V5O Founders, all successful business professionals who regularly engage in professional networking and business development, saw the changing landscape of the workplace highlighted by the pandemic and the need for something more to move business forward.
They were delighted to discover that many businesspeople shared that vision. V5O’s purpose is to support members in finding the people, tools, and other resources to grow their businesses and enhance mental well being through our like-minded, positive community.
Layne has been designing and building optimized voice, video and data solutions for his customers around the globe for over 2 decades. With roots going back to the early telecom industry, Layne’s entrepreneurial skills have helped lead BBH Solutions ‘sales professionals’ to the most advanced Cloud and Premise Based technology solutions in the communications ecosystem.
Layne was the Founder and President of Michael Anders & Co., Inc., a New York City based company which was acquired by BBH Solutions, Inc. in 2010. Layne is considered an expert in commercial real estate technology and has been instrumental in the planning and executing of hundreds of corporate relocations comprising over 20 million square feet.
Layne has been a driving force behind BBH Solutions Cloud and Data Center Practice and expansion of our customer base. Layne has achieved a milestone by logging over 50,000 hours of time spent toward his profession in technology through continued education and practical field application.
Layne is considered by most as a Connector, Thought Leader, Trusted Advisor and an expert in Human Capital.
Layne is a graduate of the University of Hartford with a Bachelor of Arts.
Alan Kaye is not just an industry expert with unparalleled insurance prowess, but he is a philanthropist with a vast network who prides himself to be the consummate business connector in a bespoke environment.
Those familiar with Alan’s acumen appreciate his strong conviction to his value add proposition. His formula is a simple one, offering individuals and business owners something way more substantive than just a mere policy quote.
His goal is to be a trusted consultant, resource, friend, partner and an extension of his client’s business, providing all of their prospects and clients with the heart of a teacher and trusted advisor, not a salesperson.
His previous experiences have afforded him the opportunities to experiment, pursue passions, develop strong skillsets across a multitude of industries, and learn more about his professional inner self.
He continues to learn, grow, and remains proud of his unique perspective and adaptable skill-set he brings to any table.
His passion for connecting people, ideas, concepts and thoughts in order to see growth and change is paramount and infectious at the same time.
With over 30 years of marketing, strategy and leadership experience, ranging from Corporate to Healthcare, Non-Profits, Sports & Entertainment, and the past 15+ years in Insurance, he’s discovered his passion for helping “light bulbs” go off and creating “aha” moments in business and strategy.
His empathy and natural connectivity with others is what sets him apart from most, and continues to strengthen his foothold as a trusted & respected leader in his industry. He possesses the ability to lead— to inspire, direct, and help others in his own unique way.