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The CNBC CEO Council brings together today’s most innovative decision makers from across industry and at various stages of growth, helming companies on the leading edge of social and environmental change at a critical time in the history of business. Along with a seasoned team of CNBC journalists, CEOs gather to make and enhance peer connections, access the tools and resources needed to support their organizations and drive success, and architect the role of the CEO of tomorrow.

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By bringing together a select group of new leaders from various sectors and geographies, from legacy companies and disruptors alike, we offer up a unique forum for fresh and forward-thinking idea sharing.


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Relationship building is at the core of the CEO Council. The Council brings together CEOs from various industries and regions, as well as global thought leaders. Members also get preferred access to CNBC events, concierge service, and more.


Using CNBC’s newsgathering tools and our stellar editorial team, our events are programmed with newsworthiness in mind, designed to develop ideas and inspire discussions among a small group of thought leaders that will lead to big change. Topics may include: hurdles that will arise as we emerge from the pandemic, including the yet-to-be-realized cost and health implications of Covid, the race to Net-Zero, inflation, the great resignation, and global unrest.

Exclusive Private Dinners

Intimate gatherings featuring candid idea exchange and spirited debate

CEO Council Summit

Flagship member event with interactive sessions, panels, and marquee speakers

Virtual Roundtables

Facilitated by CNBC journalists, these peer-to-peer dialogues enhance CEOs capacity to lead through turbulent times

Exclusive Private Dinners

Intimate gatherings featuring candid idea exchange and spirited debate

CEO Council Summit

Flagship member event with interactive sessions, panels, and marquee speakers

Virtual Roundtables

Facilitated by CNBC journalists, these peer-to-peer dialogues enhance CEOs capacity to lead through turbulent times

Past Speakers

  • Jeff Bagwell

    Baseball Hall of Famer

    William Barr

    77th and 85th Attorney General of the United States

    Afsaneh Beschloss

    Founder and CEO, RockCreek

    Jim Crane

    Owner Houston Astros

    Eddy Cue

    Senior Vice President, Services, Apple

    Bonnie Brennan

    President, Christie's Americas

    John Donahoe

    President and CEO, Nike

    Mark Esper

    Former Secretary, United States Department of Defense

    Kenneth Frazier

    Former Chairman and CEO Merck

    Brian Grazer

    Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, Imagine Entertainment

  • Damar Hamlin

    Safety, Buffalo Bills

    Paul Tudor Jones

    Founder, Co-Chairman, and Chief Investment Officer, Tudor Investment Corporation

    Mindy Kaling

    CEO, Kaling International

    Danny Meyer

    Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Union Square Hospitality Group

    Oscar Munoz

    Former Chairman and CEO, United Airlines

    Paul Ryan

    Former Speaker, United States House of Representatives

    Caroline A. Wanga

    President and CEO, Essence Ventures

    Martin Whittaker

    Chief Executive Officer, JUST Capital

    Stephen Ross

    Miami Dolphins Owner

I’ve had a great experience as part of the CNBC CEO Council. As I continue to see possibilities for Fortune Brands Innovations beyond the traditional markets, the Council has offered me access to meaningful and impactful programming, as well as helped me expand my own network of contacts. It’s also been refreshing to engage in real, authentic conversations with other leaders who are navigating through a fast-changing, complex world. The Council events I’ve been to have been thought-provoking and energizing; they are well worth the time, and I look forward to attending the next one!

Nicholas Fink

Fortune Brands Innovations CEO

Council Members

Jo Ann Jenkins


Jo Ann Jenkins is Chief Executive Officer for AARP.

Jo Ann Jenkins

As CEO of AARP, Jo Ann Jenkins leads the world’s largest non-profit, nonpartisan membership organization, harnessing the power and passion of almost 2,300 staff members, 60,000 volunteers and numerous strategic partners. Since joining the organization in 2010 and heading it since 2014, she has transformed AARP into a leader in social change, dedicated to empowering people to choose how they live and age. A fearless champion for innovation and impact, Jenkins is often lauded for her ability to create business opportunity and competitive differentiation. She has been described as a visionary and global thought leader, a catalyst for breakthrough results, accelerating progress and contribution while fostering positive relationships.

While AARP has long been recognized for its services, information and advocacy on behalf of people age 50 and over, Jenkins led efforts to redefine AARP’s vision, challenge outdated beliefs and spark new insights that allow people to adapt to the new realities of aging – with relevant solutions to everyday issues such as health, financial resilience, digital and social connectivity, work opportunities and personal fulfillment. Under her leadership, AARP has been recognized as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Her best-selling book, Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path to Living Your Best Life at Every Age, has become a signature rallying cry for revolutionizing society’s views on aging by driving a new social consciousness and sparking innovative solutions for all generations. She also established a new strategic direction and operating structure for AARP Foundation, focusing on change in four critical areas – hunger, income, housing, and isolation. She created Drive to End Hunger, a multi-year, nationwide campaign which has donated tens of millions of meals and provides support to over 100 anti-hunger organizations across the country.

Jo Ann began her career with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, moving on to progressively more responsible leadership positions in the U.S. Department of Transportation and U.S. Department of Agriculture before serving as Chief Operating Officer of the Library of Congress where, among other things, she led eleven National Book Festivals.

Jo Ann Jenkins holds a variety of board and advisory positions including AARP Board of Directors; General Mills Board of Directors, The Wall Street Journal CEO Council, Kennedy Center National Symphony Orchestra Board of Directors, Stanford School of Medicine Board of Fellows, AVNET Board of Directors; World Economic Forum Stewardship Board for the Education, Gender, and Work System Initiative; World Economic Forum, Board of Governors for the Health Systems Initiative; Vice-Chair, International Oversight Board, National Academy of Medicine’s “Healthy Longevity” initiative. In 2019, she received the Baldridge Leadership Award, and was named by Fortune as “One of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders”. She has been recognized with “Top Blacks in Healthcare” award (2019); Diversity & Flexibility Alliance Luminary Award (2019); WNET New York Public Media 2018 “Woman of Vision” Award; Washington Business Journal’s “Women Who Mean Business” award (2018); Black Enterprise Magazine “Most Powerful Women in Business” (2017); Actor’s Fund Medal of Honor (2017); International Association of Gerontology and Geriatrics 2017 Presidential Award; Foreign Policy Global Thinker (2017); Power 100 – Washington’s Most Influential People, Washington Life Magazine (2015-2017); “Non-Profit Influencer of the Year” (2015); “Non-Profit Times’ Power and Influence Top 50” (2013-2019); Peace Corps Director’s Award (2014) and Malcolm Baldrige Fellow (2013).

After earning her Bachelor of Science degree from Spring Hill College in Mobile, AL, she graduated from the Stanford Graduate School of Business Executive Program. Jenkins also holds an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from both Spring Hill College and Washington College.­

Robert Ford


Robert Ford is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Abbott.

Robert Ford

Robert B. Ford is Abbott's Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer. He assumed the role of Chairman in December 2021, having been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in March 2020.

Previously, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer; and as Executive Vice President, Medical Devices, leading Abbott’s Diabetes Care, Cardiovascular and Neuromodulation businesses.

Mr. Ford earned a bachelor's degree from Boston College and a master's degree in business administration from UC Berkeley, Haas School of Business.

Walter Johnsen

Acme United Corporation

Walter Johnsen is Chairman and CEO for Acme United Corporation.

Walter Johnsen

Walter C. Johnsen is Chairman and CEO of Acme United Corporation, one of the largest first aid companies in North America, and a leading global supplier of cutting tools. Earlier, he was Vice Chairman of Marshall Products which became the largest supplier of blood pressure units in North America. Prior, he was managing partner of the private equity activities of Smith Barney on the West Coast. He earned B.S. and M.Eng. degrees from Cornell, and an MBA from Columbia.

Joey Agree

Agree Realty Corporation

Joey Agree is President and CEO for Agree Realty Corporation.

Joey Agree

Joey Agree was appointed President & Chief Operating Officer in 2009 and subsequently named Chief Executive Officer in 2013. Mr. Agree has led the transformation of the Company’s real estate portfolio from a $300 million micro-cap development REIT to a $8+ billion diversified retail net lease market leader.

Mr. Agree was named EY’s 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year in the Michigan and Northwest Ohio Region. He was also named one of DBusiness magazine’s “30 in Their Thirties”, one to watch in Real Estate Forum magazine’s “40 under 40”, as well as Crain’s Detroit Business “Forty under 40”.

Joey Agree is a graduate of the University of Michigan with a BA in Political Science as well as holds a Juris Doctorate degree from Wayne State University Law School where he was nominated a Dean’s Scholar. He is a member of the State Bar of Michigan, the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC), and the National Association of Real Estate Investment Trusts (NAREIT). He has participated in numerous panels and interviews nationwide discussing a host of commercial real estate topics and sits on CNBC’s CEO Council.

Jason Klootwyk

Agtegra Cooperative

Jason Klootwyk is Chief Executive Officer for Agtegra Cooperative.

Jason Klootwyk

Jason Klootwyk is the Chief Executive Officer of Agtegra Cooperative. Jason has been with Agtegra since 2019 and has held roles of Chief Operating & Risk Officer and Senior Vice President, Grain Marketing & Rail Logistics with the company. He joined Agtegra from Bunge North America where he held multiple positions, including Director of North America Origination, Director of Interior Assets, and Center Gulf Region Manager.

Jason is currently a member of the board of directors of the National Grain and Feed Association, a trustee on the National Grain and Feed Foundation, and a past chairperson of the Indiana Grain & Feed Association. He is a graduate from Iowa State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Ag Business.

Stephan Scholl


Stephan Scholl is Chief Executive Officer for Alight.

Stephan Scholl

As CEO, Stephan Scholl is responsible for the strategy, growth and business performance of Alight, a leading provider of next level human capital and business solutions. Over his more than 25 year career, Stephan has created a reputation as a transformational leader, passionate about customer success. He is focused on driving results, delivering value and improving business processes for global organizations by harnessing the full power of leading cloud-based solutions.

Before joining Alight, Stephan served as president at Infor Global Solutions. During his eight-year tenure, Stephan served in a variety of leadership roles and helped transform the company into a preeminent provider of industry-vertical cloud solutions, doubling revenue to $3B and establishing it as the third-largest ERP software vendor in the world.

In addition, Stephan served in various senior roles at both Oracle and Peoplesoft for more than a decade, including leading Oracle’s North America Consulting Group, one of the company’s largest organizations, and leading its Tax and Utilities Global Business unit.

Stephan serves on the boards of Avaya and 1010 Data, a leader in analytical intelligence and alternative data. He holds a bachelor’s degree from McGill University in Montreal.

Simon Freakley


Simon Freakley is Chief Executive Officer for AlixPartners.

Simon Freakley

Simon leads large companies through the complexities of accelerated business transformation. 

He is AlixPartners' Chief Executive Officer and a member of the firm’s board of directors. 

In his more than 30 years of extensive experience in advising clients, Simon has combined his skills in business turnaround, strategic consulting, and mediation in the development and implementation of accelerated business transformations. 

He was previously CEO of global firm Kroll Inc., whose 65 offices in 33 countries generate an annual turnover of $1 billion.

Simon is Chairman of Grange Park Opera, London Music Masters, and the American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, and was formerly Chairman of Dulwich Picture Gallery. He is also on the Board of NABU.  Simon was formerly on the Board of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington and the English National Ballet.

James R. Scapa


James R. Scapa is Founder, Chairman, & CEO for Altair.

James R. Scapa

Jim Scapa brings nearly 40 years of business growth, innovation, and cultural stewardship to his role as founder, chairman, and CEO of Altair (Nasdaq: ALTR), a global leader in computational science and artificial intelligence.

In 1985, Jim and two partners identified a need and formed Altair with a focus on the then-new field of simulation using HPC. Today, through Jim’s leadership, the company serves more than 13,000 customers and employs more than 3,000 employees with 86 offices across 25 countries. Altair software – used across a broad range of industry sectors including automotive, aerospace, government and defense, finance, energy, electronics, life sciences, architecture, and construction – enables customers to enhance product performance, compress development time, reduce costs, and make smarter decisions. Growth has been achieved both through long-term nurturing of internal technology development, and by strategic acquisitions of complementary technologies which have been successfully integrated into Altair’s offerings.

Altair enables organizations across all industries to compete more effectively and drive smarter decisions in an increasingly connected world – all while creating a more sustainable future.

Altair employees worldwide share a tremendous pride in the entrepreneurial spirit and corporate culture based on transparency, honesty, innovation, and integrity. These core values are distilled as follows:
• Envision the future
• Communicate honestly and broadly
• Seek technology and business “firsts”
• Embrace diversity and take risks

Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Columbia University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan.

Karen Knudsen

American Cancer Society

Karen Knudsen is Chief Executive Officer for American Cancer Society.

Karen Knudsen

Karen E. Knudsen, MBA PhD, is the CEO of both the American Cancer Society (ACS) and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). As an internationally recognized oncology leader, healthcare executive, and advocate, Dr. Knudsen guides both organizations toward the goal of improving the lives of cancer patients and their families.

Under Dr. Knudsen, ACS adopted a tripartite strategy to improve lives, resting on the pillars of discovery, advocacy, and patient support. In the discovery (research) pillar, ACS is the largest non-profit funder of cancer research outside the US government, generating breakthroughs in cancer prevention, detection, and treatment that helped to reduce cancer mortality by 33% since 1991. The advocacy arm functions at the state and national level to provide access to these breakthroughs and end cancer disparities through legislation and policy change. Finally, ACS patient support teams work in 5,000 communities across the country to provide patient education, navigation, transportation, and lodging near cancer care. Combined, ACS touches more than 50 million lives each year, and leads the way in ending cancer as we know it, for everyone.

Prior to joining ACS, Dr. Knudsen was the EVP of Oncology Services for Jefferson Health and director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, one of the elite National Cancer Institute’s NCI-Designated Cancer Centers in the US. Dr. Knudsen is well known for her practice-changing discoveries in prostate cancer, contributing to new, effective cancer treatments. In addition to leading ACS, Dr. Knudsen currently holds a number of thought leadership roles across the nation, serving on the board of advisors for the National Cancer Institute, and on 12 external advisory boards for NCI-Designated Cancer Centers. She is an active member of several committees with the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in addition to serving on other academic and for-profit advisory boards.

Nancy Brown

American Heart Association

Nancy Brown is Chief Executive Officer for American Heart Association.

Nancy Brown

Nancy Brown has been Chief Executive Officer of the American Heart Association (AHA) since 2009. The Association is widely known and highly respected as the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to preventing, treating and defeating cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

During her tenure as CEO, the AHA has become a global leader in the discovery and dissemination of heart disease and stroke science. Notably, under Nancy’s leadership the Association announced its bold new 2020 health impact goal: To improve the cardiovascular health of all Americans by 20 percent while reducing deaths from cardiovascular diseases and stroke by 20 percent. Nancy’s drive to set a brave long-term goal, at a time when many other organizations were focused on short-term needs, has provided a rallying point for the Association’s millions of volunteers, staff, and donors.

Nancy has also led the organization to a number of significant advances in the time that she has served as its top staff executive, including: a laser focus on prevention and improving cardiovascular health; instilling a culture of innovation spearheaded by the AHA’s Innovation Think Tank, which has developed a number of critical new mission-aligned and revenue business enterprises for the Association; creating the AHA’s CEO Roundtable, comprised of CEOs of many of the largest and most influential corporations in America focused on innovating new solutions for health in the workplace; spearheading the AHA’s Institute for Precision Cardiovascular Medicine, a ground-breaking research enterprise focused on fulfilling the promise of individualized medicine; launching One Brave Idea™, an unprecedented, $75 million research collaboration with Verily and AstraZeneca; developing the Association’s first-ever integrated global strategy; and launching new revenue strategies to expand individual giving/major gifts and increase the Association’s revenue and mission impact.

In addition to her tireless efforts for the AHA, Nancy shares her passion for improving the health of individuals in the U.S. and globally by serving as a member of the Boards of Directors of, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care, Research!America, the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, the Truth Initiative, and the Valentin Fuster-Mount Sinai Foundation for Science, Health and Empowerment; as a member of the Executive Committees of Research!America; and as a member of the Qualcomm Life Advisory Board, the FasterCures Research Acceleration and Innovation Network Advisory Council, the Healthcare Advisory Board to the Bipartisan Policy Center’s CEO Council on Health and Innovation, and Leadership18. She also previously served as Chairman of the Board of the National Health Council.

Prior to being named CEO, Nancy served as AHA’s Chief Operating Officer for the eight prior years. In this role she managed the Association’s mission, science and operations functions and led the AHA’s integrated strategy to achieve its 2010 Impact Goal to reduce coronary heart disease, stroke, and risk by 25 percent. Notable accomplishments also included the creation of the AHA’s Go Red for Women to advance women’s cardiovascular health and the development of a suite of quality

improvement programs including Get With The Guidelines. She has held multiple leadership positions at the AHA since her start in 1986 leading fundraising initiatives in the Michigan Affiliate, including serving as the Executive Director in Metro Detroit, as well as leading the AHA’s work as Executive Vice President of the former Massachusetts and former New England Affiliates. Prior to joining the AHA, Nancy also served her home state of Michigan as Director of Development/Deputy Director of the Endowment Campaign for the Michigan Cancer Foundation, and as Special Events Director for Mount Carmel Mercy Hospital in Detroit.

Julian Francis

Beacon Building Products

Julian Francis is President & Chief Executive Officer for Beacon Building Products.

Julian Francis

Mr. Francis has served as Beacon’s President and Chief Executive Officer since August 2019. Prior to Beacon, Mr. Francis was the President of the Insulation Business at Owens Corning, a global leader in insulation, roofing and fiberglass composite materials, since October 2014. Mr. Francis led Owens Corning’s largest business segment, with over $2.7 billion in revenue in 2018, to significant sales and EBIT growth in each of the preceding three years. From 2012-2014, he served as Vice President and General Manager for Owens Corning’s Residential Insulation Business. Mr. Francis also has served as Vice President and Managing Director for Owens Corning’s Glass Reinforcements, Americas, in the Composite Solutions Business. Prior to joining Owens Corning, Mr. Francis was Vice President and Publishing Director at Reed Business Information, a $2.5 billion global leader in publishing, information, and marketing services. Prior to joining Reed, Mr. Francis spent 10 years at USG Corporation rising through the marketing, strategy, and general management ranks. He last served as Vice President, Marketing, where he created the overall strategy for USG’s manufacturing business. Mr. Francis earned his bachelor’s degree in mathematics and his doctorate in materials engineering at Swansea University in the United Kingdom and earned his MBA at DePaul University.

Ashish Chand


Ashish Chand is President & CEO for Belden.

Ashish Chand

Ashish Chand is currently the President & CEO. Mr. Chand joined Belden in 2002 as Country Sales Manager for India and became the Director, India Operations in 2006. He relocated to Hong Kong in 2009 and assumed positions of increasing responsibility in our Asia Pacific business including VP - OEM Business Development, General Manager – OEM, VP – Corp Development, and General Manager – Industrial Solutions. In August 2017, he was promoted to the Managing Director of the Asia Pacific Region. Most recently, he served as EVP, Industrial Automation Solutions.

Prior to joining Belden, Mr. Chand worked in the Oil & Gas, Non-Ferrous Metals, and Optical Fiber industries with stints in project management, operations, and M&A. He holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from Loyola College, Madras, and an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur, India. He has also completed doctoral research in the area of the Impact of National Culture on Cross Border Mergers & Acquisitions from the City University of Hong Kong.

Donnel Baird


Donnel Baird is Chief Executive Officer for BlocPower.

Donnel Baird

Donnel Baird is the founder and CEO of BlocPower, and early stage startup that markets, finances, and installs solar and energy efficiency retrofits in churches, synagogues, non-profits, and small businesses in financially underserved neighborhoods. BlocPower connects portfolios of these clean tech installation opportunities to impact investors via an online marketplace. Donnel is an Echoing Green/Open Society Foundation BMA Fellow and the first Entrepreneur in Residence at Jalia Ventures, a venture capital firm that invests in for-profits with a social and environmental mission. Donnel spent 7 years as a community and political organizer. He is a recent graduate of Columbia Business School, where he was a Board of Overseers Fellow and a recipient of investment from the Lang Fund for Entrepreneurial Initiative.

Kim Keck

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association

Kim Keck is President and Chief Executive Officer for Blue Cross Blue Shield Association.

Kim Keck

Kim A. Keck is president and chief executive officer of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), a national federation of 34 independent, community-based and locally operated Blue Cross and Blue Shield (BCBS) companies. Today, one in three Americans is covered by the Blue System.

Keck, a respected leader in the healthcare industry, has built a reputation as an engaged, incisive leader. As president and chief executive officer of BCSBA, Keck is focused on driving equity and affordability in health care. This focus has led to partnerships addressing the cost of prescription drugs and dedicated efforts to address the racial disparities in maternal healthcare.

Prior to joining BCBSA in 2021, she served as president and CEO of Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island (BCBSRI), the state’s largest health insurer. During her tenure at BCBSRI, she drove strategic initiatives around cost and value stewardship, convenience, and comprehensive health, and led policy efforts fortifying elements of the Affordable Care Act to ensure all Rhode Islanders have access to quality care. She also combatted long-standing social issues influencing health outcomes, including childhood obesity, housing insecurity, and racial inequities.

Keck previously spent 28 years at Aetna, where she held leadership roles spanning from the head of enterprise strategy to head of investor relations, treasury, tax, actuary, controllers, and planning. She served as president of Aetna’s northeast region and interim president of the southeast region and was responsible for $20 billion in revenue and approximately five million members across the commercial and Medicare segments.

As a prominent and innovative leader in the industry, Keck was named one of Modern Healthcare’s 100 Most Influential People in Healthcare for 2022 and was recognized on the Who’s Who list in 2023 by Crain’s Chicago Business.

Keck graduated with honors from Boston College with a degree in mathematics and earned a Master of Business Administration in finance from the University of Connecticut. She is a CFA charter holder.

Keck is the board chairperson for Synergie Medication Collective and serves on the boards of directors of HarmonyCares, Oak Street Health, Evolent Health, and BCS Financial. She is a frequent speaker on topics related to healthcare policy and women’s leadership.

Glenn Fogel

Booking Holdings

Glenn Fogel is Chief Executive Officer & Director for Booking Holdings.

Glenn Fogel

Glenn Fogel has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President since January 2017 and the Chief Executive Officer of since June 2019. Previously, he served as our Head of Worldwide Strategy and Planning from November 2010 to December 2016 and as our Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, from March 2009 to December 2016. Mr. Fogel joined us in February 2000. Prior to that, he was a trader at a global asset management firm and prior to that was an investment banker specializing in the air transportation industry. Mr. Fogel is a member of the New York State Bar (retired), and is a graduate of the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School.

Nirav Patel


Nirav Patel is President and CEO for Bristlecone.

Nirav Patel

As the CEO of Bristlecone, I am proud to lead an organization of over 2,700 global technology professionals on a single mission: to help our customers reimagine, redefine, and transform their businesses into truly digital enterprises. We are a leading provider of supply chain transformation and product engineering services, delivering AI-powered industry solutions that enable digital resilience and business agility.

Anirudh Devgan


Anirudh Devgan is President & Chief Executive Officer for Cadence.

Anirudh Devgan

Dr. Anirudh Devgan is President and CEO of Cadence Design Systems, Inc., and is a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to becoming CEO in 2021, he was President of Cadence, before which he served as Executive Vice President and General Manager of the Digital & Signoff and System Verification groups.  Prior to joining Cadence in 2012, Dr. Devgan was Corporate VP and member of the executive staff at Magma Design Automation, and earlier held management and technical roles at IBM.

Dr. Devgan is widely recognized as one of the leading authorities in electronic design automation (EDA), and successfully pioneered the application of massively parallel and distributed architectures to create several industry firsts and most impactful products in the areas of SPICE simulation, library characterization, place and route, static timing, power and electromagnetics, among several others. He also drove the first common compiler architecture for emulation and prototyping platforms.

Dr. Devgan is an IEEE Fellow, has written numerous research papers, and holds 27 US patents. He has won several awards, including the prestigious Phil Kaufman Award for his extensive contributions to EDA as well as the IBM Corporate Award and IEEE McCalla Award. Dr. Devgan serves on the boards of the Global Semiconductor Alliance and the Electronic System Design Alliance.

Dr. Devgan received a Bachelor of Technology degree in electrical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and MS and PhD degrees in electrical and computer engineering from Carnegie Mellon University.

Michael Weening


Michael Weening is President & Chief Executive Officer for Calix.

Michael Weening

Michael was promoted to president and CEO of Calix in September 2022, and is a member of the Board of Directors. He brings more than 20 years of experience leading growth, strategy and transformation to his role as President and CEO. Michael most recently served as the Company’s President and Chief Operating Officer since January 2021. Michael joined Calix from Salesforce where he served as the senior vice president of Global Customer Success and senior vice president, Japan and Asia-Pacific Customer Success, Services and Alliances.

Over the span of his career, Michael has held executive positions in North America, Europe and Asia. Previously, Michael held leadership roles at Bell Mobility in Canada, where he was vice president of business and consumer sales. Michael also held sales leadership roles at Microsoft, in Canada and the United Kingdom.

Michael holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration, from Brock University supported by ongoing executive education at Queens, Wharton and USC.

Bradley Lukanic


Bradley Lukanic is Chief Executive Officer for CannonDesign.

Bradley Lukanic

Bradley Lukanic, AIA, is the CEO of CannonDesign, a dynamic architecture, interiors and planning firm with 18 offices and nearly 1,300 employees across North America and India. Brad harnesses innovative and ground-breaking ideas to drive a firm—founded in 1945—forward to continually accelerate, command and propel design as a cross-disciplinary disrupter.

Since taking the helm in 2016, he’s guided the firm’s expansion and portfolio with strategic acquisitions to sustain CannonDesign as an industry leader. Prior to the CEO role, Brad let the firmwide education practice and had spent his career focused on cultural and learning environments across the globe—from strategic planning, master planning and project implementation for over 50 college campuses and a wide range of community libraries and performing arts projects.

Brad is a requested presenter, podcaster and author in the design realm, and as a thought leader on breaking down silos and investigating ways to improve the world through design. He currently sits on Fast Company’s Impact Council, as well as the State University of New York at Buffalo’s School of Architecture and Planning’s Dean’s Advisory Council. He is also part of the executive committee / leadership team for the American Institute of Architect’s Large Firm Roundtable and oversees the technology subcommittee.

He has served on professional boards and executive committees, including current positions within his firm’s Board of Directors and with the Innovation Design Consortium (IDC). The IDC, a public benefit corporation through the strategic investment of 40 architecture/engineering firms, creates products and processes that benefit the architecture, engineering and construction industry. He previously served as a Board of Trustee at a New York City early childhood school.

Aiman Ezzat


Aiman Ezzat is Chief Executive Officer for Capgemini.

Aiman Ezzat

Mr. Aiman Ezzat has been Chief Executive Officer of Capgemini SE since May 20, 2020. He has also been a director of Capgemini SE and a member of the Strategy & CSR Committee since the same date.

Mr. Aiman Ezzat was Chief Operating Officer of Capgemini SE from January 1, 2018 to May 20, 2020 and was Chief Financial Officer of the Group from December 2012 to the end of May 2018. In March 2017, he was named the “Best European CFO” for the technology and software category in the “2017 All European Executive Team” Institutional Investor’s annual ranking of the region’s top corporate leaders.

From December 2008 to 2012, he led the Financial Services Global Business Unit (GBU) after serving as Chief Operating Officer from November 2007. Mr. Aiman Ezzat also served as Capgemini’s Deputy Director of Strategy from 2005 to 2007. He played a key role in the development of the Booster turnaround plan for the Group’s activities in the United States, as well as in the development of the Group’s offshore strategy. He was part of the acquisition and integration team of Kanbay, a global IT services firm focused on the Financial Services industry, acquired by Capgemini in 2006.

Before joining Capgemini, from 2000 to 2004, Mr. Aiman Ezzat served as Managing Director of International Operations at Headstrong, a global business and technology consultancy, where he worked with Financial Services clients in Asia, North America and Europe.

This came after ten years at Gemini Consulting (Gemini Consulting was the former brand of the strategic and transformation consulting arm of the Capgemini group, which subsequently became Capgemini Consulting and then Invent), where he held a number of roles including Global Head of the Oil, Gas and Chemicals practice.

David Gitlin

Carrier Global Corporation

David Gitlin is Chairman and CEO for Carrier Global Corporation.

David Gitlin

David Gitlin is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of Carrier. He previously served as President & CEO and was elected Chairman of the Board in April 2021. Before joining Carrier, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Collins Aerospace, which was created by bringing together UTC Aerospace Systems and Rockwell Collins.

Prior to Collins Aerospace, he was President of UTC Aerospace Systems, which was created by bringing together Goodrich Corporation and Hamilton Sundstrand. Prior to UTC Aerospace Systems, Dave worked for Hamilton Sundstrand as President of Aerospace Customers & Business Development; President of Auxiliary Power, Engine & Control Systems; Vice President and General Manager of Hamilton Sundstrand Power Systems; Vice President of Pratt & Whitney programs; and General Manager of RollsRoyce/General Electric programs. Dave also served in roles at the corporate office of United Technologies Corporation and Pratt & Whitney.

Dave earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University, a Juris Doctor from the University of Connecticut School of Law, and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School of Management. He serves on the Board of Directors for The Boeing Company and is a member of the MIT Sloan Executive Board, Business Roundtable, and Business Council. Dave and his wife Stephanie have three children.

Tammy Sun

Carrot Fertility

Tammy Sun is Founder and CEO for Carrot Fertility.

Tammy Sun

Tammy Sun is the Founder and CEO of Carrot Fertility, the leading global fertility care platform for women, plus people of every age, race, income, sex, sexual orientation, gender, marital status, and geography. Hundreds of the world’s top multinational companies, health plans, and health systems trust Carrot to deliver exceptional experiences and superior clinical outcomes to millions of members around the world. Prior to Carrot, Tammy was a presidential appointee in President Obama’s administration at the Federal Communications Commission and held various roles at The White House, national and local campaigns, as well as forward-thinking public policy think tanks. Tammy also managed growth partnerships at Evernote. She graduated from NYU and attended the London School of Economics.

Tammy has been nationally recognized as a pioneering healthcare and business leader. She was most recently honored as a 2023 Woman Award for Corporate Leadership recipient presented by Engage and named one of Entrepreneur Magazine's 100 Women of Influence in 2022. She has been featured in national and international media on issues related to the future of work and universal access to fertility healthcare, including Harvard Business Review, Forbes, National Public Radio, The Wall Street Journal, CNBC, BBC, The Economist, and more. Tammy is a frequent speaker at key healthcare conferences, including Oliver Wyman, HLTH, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women Next Gen, the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, and the British Fertility Society. 

Under Tammy’s leadership, Carrot has established its position as the largest and most comprehensive global platform for fertility care and has received numerous awards, including Best Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Product from the Anthem Awards, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies, and Fortune’s Best Workplaces in Healthcare. The company is fully distributed, with teams in more than 40 states across the United States and dozens of countries around the world. Tammy lives in Bentonville, AR, with her partner and their beloved dog. 

Martine Singer

Children's Institute

Martine Singer is President and Chief Executive Officer for Children's Institute.

Martine Singer

Martine Singer is the President and CEO of Children’s Institute, a social impact organization that works in communities impacted by decades of racism and underinvestment. CII helps children and families achieve educational success and emotional wellbeing through early education, counseling, parenting support and other resources. She oversees one of LA’s oldest and largest child and family agencies, managing an annual budget of over $100 million and 1,000 staff. Martine previously served as President and CEO of Para Los Niños and held executive positions with several global media companies, serving as the founder and publisher of the first foreign-language edition of The New York Times and launching the Los Angeles Times’ award-winning online service in 1993. A native New Yorker, she holds a BA from Sarah Lawrence College and a Master’s of Business Administration from the Yale School of Management. She serves on the boards of the California Behavioral Health Association, Eisner Health and Wise Readers to Leaders.

Chris Britt


Chris Britt is Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer for Chime.

Chris Britt

Chris Britt is the co-founder and chief executive officer of Chime, a financial technology company founded on the premise that basic banking services should be helpful, easy and free. Previously, Chris was chief product officer and SVP of corporate development at Green Dot. Chris was also a senior product leader at Visa and one of the first executives at ComScore. Chris earned a BA in history from Tulane University. He is a board member of, a non-profit that connects chronically ill kids with free lessons in the arts and athletics.

Chuck Robbins


Chuck Robbins is Chair and CEO for Cisco.

Chuck Robbins

Chuck Robbins is the Chair and Chief Executive Officer of Cisco. He assumed the role of CEO on July 26, 2015 and was elected Chair of the Board on December 11, 2017.

As Chair and CEO, He is focused on helping companies, cities, and countries around the world as they look to Cisco to connect, secure, and automate their organizations for a digital-first world.

With over 20 years of experience at Cisco, Chuck has served as Senior Vice President of Worldwide Field Operations, where he led the Worldwide Sales and Partner Organizations, and helped drive and execute many of the company’s largest investment areas and strategy shifts; Senior Vice President of The Americas, Cisco’s largest geographic region; Senior Vice President of U.S. Enterprise, Commercial and Canada; Senior Vice President of U.S. Commercial Sales; and Segment Vice President, U.S. and Canada channel organization, where he was instrumental in helping build the industry’s most powerful partner program.

Prior to joining Cisco, Chuck held management positions at Bay Networks and Ascend Communications.

Mr. Robbins serves on the Board of Directors for BlackRock, the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum, the Business Roundtable, and is on the Board of Trustees for the Ford Foundation. He also serves as a member of The Business Council, the International Council for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University and is Chairman Emeritus of the U.S.-Japan Business Council. Other past service includes board membership for the Multiple Sclerosis Society of Northern California and Advisory Board of Georgia Tech.

Chuck holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics with a computer science concentration from the University of North Carolina.

Caryn Seidman-Becker


Caryn Seidman-Becker is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for CLEAR.

Caryn Seidman-Becker

Caryn Seidman Becker‘s vision to build a safer, more secure world to live, work and play came to life in 2010 when she and co-founder Ken Cornick launched CLEAR. Caryn leads over 2,000 passionate CLEAR team members across the country committed to bringing CLEAR’s vision to life every day.

Sandeep Sahai

Clearwater Analytics

Sandeep Sahai is Chief Executive Officer for Clearwater Analytics.

Sandeep Sahai

Sandeep is the Chief Executive Officer of Clearwater. During his four year tenure the company has grown organically across its core industries, new geographies and in new markets. The company has built a disruptive SaaS platform, which combined with deep operational expertise has helped establish Clearwater as a leader in the industry. From a largely single office business, the company now has offices and operating centers around the world and serves large and complex global customers. The company did a public offering in Fall, 2021 and now trades under the ticker CWAN.

Previously, Sandeep was President and CEO of Headstrong, a leading solutions and managed services provider to leading financial institutions around the world. At the conclusion of his tenure as CEO at Headstrong, the company had several thousand employees with development centers across Asia, Europe, and the United States. Before Headstrong, he was a founder and partner of the consulting firm TechSpan, CEO of Virginia-based SkanSoft, and served for 10 years with the HCL group. Prior to joining Clearwater, Sandeep was Chairman of AIM Software in Austria, on the Board of Simeio solutions, and an Operating Partner at Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS).

Sandeep holds an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta; an Engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi; and graduated from The Doon School, Dehradun.

Dr. Vincent Mattera


Dr. Vincent Mattera is Chair and CEO for Coherent.

Dr. Vincent Mattera

Dr. Mattera’s long association with Coherent Corp. began when he initially served as a member of the Board of Directors of II-VI Incorporated from 2000 until 2002. He joined the company as Vice President in 2004 and served as Executive Vice President from 2010 to 2013, when he became Chief Operating Officer. He was re-appointed to the Board in 2012. In 2014, Dr. Mattera became the President and Chief Operating Officer. In 2016, Dr. Mattera became the company’s third President and Chief Executive Officer in 45 years and continued as Chief Executive Officer when the roles of President and CEO were separated in 2019. He was named Chair and CEO in November 2021.

During his career at Coherent, Dr. Mattera has assumed successively broader management roles, including overseeing the company’s diversification and growth strategy. His vision, energy, and execution have driven the acquisition-related integration activities in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, thereby establishing additional growth engines that provide agility and sustainability to the company’s operations. His leadership has positioned the company into large and transformative global growth markets while continually increasing its worldwide reach, deepening its technology and IP portfolio, broadening its product roadmap and customer base, and building its brand as a market leader. In recognition of this excellence, Dr. Mattera was honored with an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2020 for the East Central U.S. region.

Dr. Mattera has nearly 40 years of leadership experience in the compound semiconductor materials and device technology, operations, and markets that are core to Coherent’s business and strategy. Prior to joining Coherent, Dr. Mattera enjoyed a 20-year career in the Optoelectronic Device Division of AT&T Bell Laboratories, Lucent Technologies, and Agere Systems, during which he led the development and manufacturing of semiconductor laser-based materials and devices for optical and data communications networks.

Dr. Mattera holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Rhode Island and a Ph.D. in chemistry from Brown University, and he is a graduate of the Stanford University Executive Program. He is a member of Business Roundtable and serves on the board of the U.S.-Japan Business Council and of the Cleveland Clinic Florida Regional Board of Directors.

Dirk Hoerig


Dirk Hoerig is Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder for commercetools.

Dirk Hoerig

Co-founder and CEO of commercetools. Founder of the headless commerce concept. Pioneer of cloud software in the enterprise market. Dad to three little rockers. Beach volleyball player, passionate mountain biker, and wannabe surfer.

Sanjay Mirchandani


Sanjay Mirchandani is President and Chief Executive Officer for Commvault.

Sanjay Mirchandani

Sanjay Mirchandani, has served as our President and Chief Executive Officer since February 2019. Prior to joining our company, Mr. Mirchandani served from September 2016 to January 2019 as the Chief Executive Officer of Puppet, Inc. (“Puppet”), an Oregon-based IT automation company. Mr. Mirchandani joined Puppet in May 2016 as President and Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Mirchandani brings a wealth of international business experience through his diverse well-rounded career in technology. Before joining Puppet, from October 2013 to April 2016, Mr. Mirchandani served as Corporate Senior Vice President and General Manager of Asia Pacific and Japan at VMware, Inc. and, from June 2006 to October 2013, Mr. Mirchandani held various senior leadership positions at EMC Corporation, including Chief Information Officer and leader of the Global Centers of Excellence. Prior to that, Mr. Mirchandani held various positions at Microsoft Corporation and Arthur Andersen LLP. Mr. Mirchandani has a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Drew University.

Edward Evans

Consumer Cellular, Inc.

Edward Evans is Chief Executive Officer for Consumer Cellular, Inc..

Edward Evans

Edward Evans is Chief Executive Officer for Consumer Cellular, Inc..

Jeffrey Russell


Jeffrey Russell is Chief Executive Officer for ConvergeOne.

Jeffrey Russell

Jeffrey Russell joined C1 in January 2023, having served in various leadership roles across technology and business consulting services for more than 35 years. He brings a proven history of supporting teams to create and implement innovative solutions for clients, building out differentiated industry-based capabilities and strengthening relationships with leading technology ecosystem partners. He was most recently President and CEO of Accenture Canada, where he delivered cross-industry market share growth. He holds BSC and MSC degrees in industrial engineering from the University of Manitoba.

Andrew Rees


Andrew Rees is Chief Executive Officer for Crocs.

Andrew Rees

Andrew Rees is the Chief Executive Officer of Crocs, Inc., overseeing the brand’s global strategy and operations. Mr. Rees joined Crocs as President in June 2014, and became CEO and joined the Board of Directors in June 2017. Mr. Rees has more than 25 years of experience in the footwear and retail industry. Prior to joining Crocs, Mr. Rees served as Managing Director of L.E.K. Consulting in Boston where he founded and led the firm’s Retail and Consumer Products Practice for 13 years. While at L.E.K., Mr. Rees served as a consultant for Crocs from 2013 to 2014, supporting the development and execution of the company’s strategic growth plan. Previously, Mr. Rees served as Vice President of both Strategic Planning and Retail Operations for Reebok International. He also held a variety of positions at Laura Ashley.

Karen S. Lynch

CVS Health

Karen S. Lynch is President and CEO for CVS Health.

Karen S. Lynch

Karen S. Lynch is President and Chief Executive Officer of CVS Health, a Fortune 4 diversified health services company. Karen leads more than 300,000 colleagues who are passionate about transforming health care to be simpler, more convenient and more personalized.

Under Karen’s leadership, CVS Health touches the lives of more than 100 million people each year through its unique combination of assets, including more than 9,900 pharmacies and over 1,000 MinuteClinic and HealthHUB locations. CVS Health also serves an estimated 34 million people through its health insurance products and services. CVS Health continues to play a leading role in the national response to COVID-19 through testing solutions and vaccine administration across the country.

Karen has over three decades of experience in the health care industry. Prior to becoming Chief Executive Officer, she was Executive Vice President, CVS Health and President of Aetna and responsible for driving the strategy to deliver consumer-focused, high-value health care to the millions of people Aetna serves.

Before joining CVS Health, Karen held executive positions at Cigna and Magellan Health Services, where she served as president. She began her career with Ernst & Young as a Certified Public Accountant (CPA).

In 2021, she was included on Forbes’ inaugural “50 over 50” list. She was recognized by Forbes as one of The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women in 2020 and included on Business Insider’s Top 100 People Transforming Business list in 2019. For the past five years (2016 to 2020), she was named to Fortune’s list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business.

Karen is a trustee of The Bushnell Performing Arts Center and a member of the Global 50 and the Boston College Women’s Council. She also serves as a member of the Business Roundtable.

A graduate of Boston College and The Questrom School of Business at Boston University, Karen was awarded an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Becker College in 2015.

Joseph Ucuzoglu

Deloitte Global

Joseph Ucuzoglu is Chief Executive Officer for Deloitte Global.

Joseph Ucuzoglu

Joe Ucuzoglu is the Deloitte Global CEO, leading the largest professional services organization in the world. With more than 450,000 professionals and approximately $65 billion in revenue, Deloitte provides audit and assurance, tax and legal, consulting, risk advisory, and financial advisory services to a broad cross-section of the largest corporations and governmental agencies around the world.

Joe remains actively engaged with many clients as well as a range of external stakeholders, working to ensure that we are consistently leveraging the full breadth of Deloitte to deliver impactful results for clients and communities. He frequently speaks on a broad range of current issues facing the business community.

Joe is a member of the Business Roundtable, the World Economic Forum’s International Business Council, and the Board of the Yale School of Management’s Program on Stakeholder Innovation. He serves as Chair of the Board of Councilors of the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business.

Joe received a BS in Accounting from the University of Southern California.

Ed Bastian


Ed Bastian is Chief Executive Officer for Delta.

Ed Bastian

As CEO of Delta Air Lines, Ed Bastian leads a team of 75,000 global professionals that is building the world’s premier international airline, powered by a people-driven, customer-focused culture and spirit of innovation.

Under Ed’s leadership, Delta is transforming the air travel experience with generational investments in technology, aircraft, airport facilities and, most importantly, Delta’s employees worldwide. A 23-year Delta veteran, Ed has been a critical leader in Delta’s long-term strategy and champion of putting Delta’s shared values of honesty, integrity, respect, perseverance and servant leadership at the core of every decision.

Since being named Delta’s CEO in May 2016, Ed has expanded Delta’s leading position as the world’s most reliable airline while growing its global footprint and enhancing the customer experience in the air and on the ground. During his tenure as CEO, Delta has become the world’s most awarded airline, having been named the Wall Street Journal’s top U.S. airlinethe top-ranking airline in Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies; the most on-time global airline by FlightGlobalthe Platinum Award recipient for operational excellence by Cirium; among TIME100’s Most Influential Companiesa Glassdoor Best Place to Work; and more.

In 2018, Fortune magazine named Ed among “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders,” and in 2019, he was elected to the membership of the Council on Foreign Relations. Most recently, Ed was awarded for his Executive Leadership in FlightGlobal’s 2021 Airline Strategy Awards and named among the Top 10 CEOs of 2021 in Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Awards as a leader who excelled at supporting their people throughout a global pandemic.

Ed’s values-based leadership propelled the airline to become the industry leader and a trusted global brand, guided by empathy, humanity and devotion to service, which has served Delta well in good times and bad. He has served as a Delta leader and steered the company through the most challenging periods of the company’s history, including 9/11, bankruptcy and COVID-19.

As the world emerges from the pandemic, Delta is leading the industry in the recovery, harnessing the power of innovation and Delta’s people-focused culture to set the course for the future of travel. This post-COVID transformation will reshape the customer experience using the latest technology and be powered by our people.

When asked to sum up his job in five words, Ed’s response is: “Taking care of our people.” The answer reflects his leadership philosophy, which is based on the “virtuous circle” – if you take care of your people, they take care of your customers, whose business and loyalty allow you to reward your investors.

Ed joined Delta in 1998 as V.P. – Finance and Controller and was promoted to S.V.P. in 2000. He left Delta in 2005 and became Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Acuity Brands. He returned to Delta six months later to become Chief Financial Officer, and in 2007 he was appointed to serve as Delta’s President.

Before joining Delta, Ed held senior finance positions at Frito-Lay International and Pepsi-Cola International. Ed started his career with Price Waterhouse, where he became an audit partner in its New York practice.

Ed grew up in Poughkeepsie, New York, and graduated from St. Bonaventure University with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He lives in Atlanta and is deeply involved in his faith, family and community.

Eric Hutto


Eric Hutto is Chief Executive Officer for Diversified.

Eric Hutto

Eric Hutto serves as the Chief Executive Officer of Diversified, a role he was selected for as successor to the company’s founder, Fred D’Alessandro in 2022. Eric was selected for this role to transform Diversified’s overall business while overseeing complex operations of a $1B+ global organization.

Prior to joining Diversified, Eric held senior leadership positions for Unisys, Dell Technologies, The Home Depot, and Bearing Point (formerly KPMG). He regularly speaks on topics such as digital transformation, business disruption and models, human-centric sales strategies, and is frequently published on

Eric is passionate about giving back and serves as a board member for the Ryan Palmer Foundation, an active member of the American Heart Association’s Executive Team and the International Committee. He attended Emory University’s Executive Leadership Program, is a Six Sigma Black Belt, and a graduate from The University of Arkansas with a degree in Economics and Finance.

Jim Fitterling


Jim Fitterling is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for DOW.

Jim Fitterling

Jim Fitterling is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Dow, a global materials science company with approximately $55 billion in annual sales. He became CEO in July 2018 and was elected Chairman in April 2020. Previously, he served as Chief Operating Officer for the Materials Science Division of DowDuPont, an $86 billion holding company.

Fitterling has played a key role in Dow’s transformation from a lower-margin, commodity company to one deeply focused on higher-growth markets that value innovation – with the ambition to be most innovative, customer-centric, inclusive, and sustainable materials science company in the world. 

He joined Dow in 1984 and over his career, Fitterling spent more than 10 years in leadership roles across Asia and served in a variety of sales, marketing, supply chain, corporate development, and business operations positions across Dow. 

At his direction, Dow became a founding member of the Alliance to End Plastic Waste (AEPW) to drive innovation, increase much-needed resources, and take decisive actions to put an end to plastic waste in the environment. Additionally, he served as the business lead in Dow’s launch of its next-generation sustainability goals and drove the introduction of its accelerated plastics circularity and climate and carbon reduction targets.

A passionate advocate for inclusion and diversity, Fitterling leads Dow’s drive to diversify its global talent. He actively serves as Executive Sponsor of Dow’s Global African Affinity Network and is widely recognized for his work supporting LGBTQ+ non-discrimination and equality.

Fitterling is Chair of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Manufacturers; sits on the Board of Directors for 3M and is the immediate past Chair of the Board for  The American Chemistry Council. He serves on the Board of Directors for  Catalyst, the  U.S.-China Business Council, Business Roundtable, and the Detroit Economic Club.

Richard Edelman


Richard Edelman is Chief Executive Officer for Edelman.

Richard Edelman

Richard Edelman is the CEO of Edelman, a global communications firm, and Chairman of Daniel J. Edelman Holdings, the firm’s holding company. Founded in 1952 by his father Dan, Edelman remains independent and family owned with more than 6,000 employees in 66 offices across 28 countries.

The firm was named to Advertising Age’s A-List in 2008, 2011, 2012 and 2019 and was honored as “PR Agency of the Decade” by both Advertising Age and PRovoke. At the 2021 Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Edelman became the first PR Agency to win a Grand Prix as lead agency in the Entertainment Lions for Sport and was named Independent Agency of the Year in the Entertainment Track.

Richard was named CEO in 1996 taking over for his father, who remained Chairman until he passed away in 2013. Now in his 26th year as CEO, Richard is one of the longest tenured agency leaders in the marketing services industry. During that time, he’s guided the firm’s entry into Digital, Creative, Performance Marketing and Advisory. Under Richard’s leadership, Edelman’s revenue increased 11.5 times enabling it to become the largest communications firm in the world surpassing $1 billion in revenue. DJE Holdings’ revenue increased 14 times during that same period making it the largest independent communications holding company. He also serves as Chair of Edelman’s sister agency Zeno, which was named large agency of the year in 2021 and 2022 by PRWeek. Zeno employs 730+ people across 18 offices.

Richard has extensive experience in marketing and reputation management, having led assignments with major corporations, NGOs and family businesses. He has advised senior executives through significant disruptions within their organizations, including Samsung, Starbucks and United Airlines, and worked on the largest professional services merger in history of Ernst & Whinney and Arthur Young & Co. Richard works with numerous clients including Unilever, Dairy Management Inc. and Chobani. He has counseled countries in every region of the world on economic development programs. As the creator of the annual Edelman Trust Barometer, Richard has become one of the foremost authorities on trust in business, government, media and NGOs. Now in its 22nd year, the Edelman Trust Barometer is widely recognized as the leading piece of research on trust with its cross-cultural insights regularly cited in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Economist, Fortune, Forbes and other media. The survey also informs academic studies on trust and provides insights to thought-leaders and opinion-shapers around the world.

In 2022, Richard was inducted into the American Advertising Hall of Fame, the first PR executive to ever earn this honor. In 2019, Richard was named the PR Agency Professional of the Past 20 Years by PRWeek and was inducted into the publication’s Hall of Fame; in 2014, Richard was inducted into the Arthur W. Page Society’s Hall of Fame; Advertising Age named him Agency Executive of the Year in 2008. Richard is regarded as an industry thought leader and has posted weekly to his blog since 2004.

He serves on the Board of Directors of the Ad Council, the Chief Executives for Corporate Purpose (CECP), the Atlantic Council, Project HOOD, P33, the Gettysburg Foundation, the 9/11 Museum and the National Committee on U.S. China Relations. He is a member of the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago, World Economic Forum and PR Seminar.

Richard earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1978 and a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard College in 1976. He and his wife Claudia live in New York City, and he has three daughters, Margot, Tory and Amanda.

Rod Little

Edgewell Personal Care

Rod Little is President & Chief Executive Officer for Edgewell Personal Care.

Rod Little

As CEO, Rod is leading Edgewell’s journey of transformation as it becomes a more agile and modern consumer products company. Rod has focused on strengthening the value-proposition of the company’s core brands, investing in innovation and technology, reshaping the company’s management team, and refining the strategic direction of the company. He unveiled a cultural transformation in 2020, which effectively re-launched Edgewell as a purpose-led, people-first company that infuses joy in all its innovation and operations. With purpose and values at the forefront, Rod led Edgewell’s global team through COVID-19, moments of social turmoil, and the shift to the hybrid workplace. As a hands-on, operational CEO, in 2022 Rod also assumed responsibility for directly leading Edgewell’s businesses in Japan and Greater China.

Before being named CEO in March 2019, Rod served as the company’s Chief Financial Officer. As CFO, he led the company’s finance organization, oversaw the IT organization, and collaborated with senior and functional leadership to analyze the business and develop focused strategic and operating plans that drove revenue, margin, and market share. Additionally, he was instrumental in the launch and implementation of Edgewell’s Project Fuel initiative to drive growth.

Rod has more than 20 years of global experience in consumer goods organizations, significant public company experience, and a strong track record of driving results. Prior to Edgewell, Rod served as CFO with HSN, Inc. where he accelerated growth and margin expansion of a highly profitable business. There, he was responsible for all financial functions, including strategy development and financial planning, and led all corporate, public company governance functions.

Earlier in his career, Rod was Executive Vice President and CFO of Elizabeth Arden. Before that, he spent 16 years at Procter & Gamble gaining a broad, global perspective and valuable consumer insights across a wide product portfolio. He held various leadership positions throughout his tenure including Division CFO Global Salon Professional, Associate Finance Director North America Salon Professional, and Associate Director Corporate Acquisitions & Divestitures, among other management positions.

Rod served in the United States Air Force for five years and serves on the Air Force Academy Foundation’s Board of Directors. He earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in Finance from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Management from the United States Air Force Academy.

Carmine Di Sibio


Carmine Di Sibio is Global Chairman and CEO for EY.

Carmine Di Sibio

Carmine Di Sibio is the Global Chairman and CEO of EY, one of the largest professional services organizations in the world. Today EY has over 365,000 people serving clients in more than 150 countries around the world. Prior to being elected to his current post, Carmine served as EY Global Managing Partner – Client Service, leading the execution of the organization’s global strategy and its four geographical areas and four service lines.

Carmine is a member of the board of Focusing Capital on the Long Term (FCLT) to encourage a long-term focus in business that can drive inclusive growth. He serves as a Co-Chair of the New York Jobs CEO Council, an organization with the mission to foster collaboration between business, education, and community leaders in preparing the diverse New York communities for the future of work and meet employer needs. He plays an active role in the World Economic Forum (WEF), serving as a member of its International Business Council. In addition, Carmine is a member of the Washington, DC-based US Business Roundtable, the International Business Leaders Advisory Council (IBLAC) to the Mayor of Shanghai, and the Council for Inclusive Capitalism with the Vatican.

He serves on the Foundation for Empowering Citizens with Autism and Family Promise boards. Additionally, Carmine is a member of the Board of Trustees of Colgate University and the Wake Forest University Business School Board of Visitors.

Originally from Italy, his family emigrated to the United States when he was three years old. He was the first in his family to graduate from college, earning a BA in Chemistry from Colgate University and an MBA from New York University’s Stern School of Business.

Andrew Mooney

Fender Musical Instruments

Andrew Mooney is Chief Executive Officer for Fender Musical Instruments.

Andrew Mooney

Andy Mooney brings over 35 years of experience to Fender Music Instruments Corporation (FMIC), one of the world’s leading musical instrument manufacturers, marketers and distributers, transforming music history since 1946. Joining the company in this role in June of 2015, he oversees all of the company’s operations. During his year helming Fender, Andy has shepherded a myriad of key product launches, fostering exponential growth. In addition, he’s focused on building a team that’s continually growing as well as galvanizing the company’s digital approach to speak directly to the next generation of guitarists.

Throughout his career, he has consistently exemplified what it means to be a modern maverick, disruptor and
trailblazer. However, he personally prefers a rather unexpected, though nevertheless revealing characterization,
describing himself as a “guitar geek with big company experience.” That “big company experience,” as he puts it, is something of a humble understatement. Andy worked at Nike for 20 years, starting in the UK as Chief Financial Officer before seguing into Marketing and eventually the role of Chief Marketing Officer in the United States during 1994. He headed the $3 billion global apparel organization, overseeing all things Nike and Jordan while implementing legendary advertising campaigns. Following Nike, Andy spent 11 years at Disney, becoming the Chairman of Disney Consumer Products in 2000. Among other achievements, he personally envisioned and spearheaded the launch of the monumental Disney Princess Franchise, which was recently valued at over $4 billion, when he was struck with inspiration after a Disney on Ice performance. A true enigma, he’s just as quick to quote Metallica lyrics as he is to espouse his love for iconic brands.

Joining Fender as CEO would complete the circle for the lifelong guitar aficionado and music fan, since he’s proudly played guitar for over 50 years. Growing up in Whitburn, which he describes as “a small mining village in Scotland, halfway between Edinburgh and Glasgow,” Andy lived in a house filled with music. His father played piano daily and encouraged him to pick up an instrument; the guitar called to him. Inspired by the legendary Ritchie Blackmore of Deep Purple, he immersed himself in woodshedding, playing in multiple bands. By the time he joined Fender, his impressive collection encompassed nearly 50 guitars, most of them Fender including a ‘52 Telecaster® and ‘55 Stratocaster®. As a devout hard rock and heavy metal fan, lately he’s been jamming on his John 5 Signature Telecaster, along with a HSS version of the new Fender Elite Stratocaster. Among the highlights in his guitar collection is also a Jackson Custom Shop Randy Rhoads made from Korina wood.

Outside of music, Andy remains a devout family man, cooking breakfast for his daughter every morning—though he admits to skipping the chocolate chips “which occasionally find their way into her waffles.” He works out every day, aintains a positive outlook, and loves discovering new music at The Roxy and Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles. His passions fuel everything he does and continues to lead him towards innovation at every turn.

Damian Ornani

Fisher Investments

Damian Ornani is Chief Executive Officer for Fisher Investments.

Damian Ornani

Damian Ornani is the Chief Executive Officer of Fisher Investments—a role he has held since 2016. As CEO, Damian directs the firm’s day-to-day operations and oversees its four primary business units: US Private Client, Institutional, Private Client International and 401(k) Solutions.

Damian started at Fisher Investments in 1997 and has since held a variety of roles. From 2005 to 2012, he served as Co-President and from 2012 to 2016 as President of Client Acquisition and Service. Damian has been an Executive Officer and member of the firm’s Board of Managers since 2005.

Damian speaks at client seminars nationally, where he provides insights on current market conditions and portfolio positioning. He is a member of The Wall Street Journal CEO Council and the prominent G100 Network of chief executive officers. Damian regularly publishes articles in various industry publications, including FT Adviser, Financial Advisor, Advisor Perspectives, Financial Advisor IQ, FE Trustnet and Investment News.

Damian received his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He lives in Dallas, Texas with his family.

Revathi Advaithi


Revathi Advaithi is Chief Executive Officer for Flex.

Revathi Advaithi

Revathi Advaithi is the Chief Executive Officer of Flex, the global manufacturing partner of choice that helps a diverse customer base design and build products to improve the world.

Ms. Advaithi assumed the role of CEO in February 2019 and is responsible for architecting the company’s strategic direction and leading Flex through a transformation that is defining a new era in manufacturing. Along with Flex’s strong workforce spanning 30 countries, Ms. Advaithi is focused on driving technology innovation, supply chain, and responsible, sustainable manufacturing solutions across various industries and end markets.

Prior to Flex, Ms. Advaithi was president and chief operating officer for the electrical sector business for Eaton, a power management company with over $20 billion in sales and 102,000 employees. She also had corporate responsibility for the Europe, Middle East, and Africa regions. Ms. Advaithi managed Eaton’s largest business, consistently delivering high margins while reducing earnings volatility. She secured more than $13 billion in sales in 2018, with an array of electrical solutions built on the strengths of full-scale engineering and support services. She also led several strategic initiatives including digital technology transformation and globally distributed innovation centers.

Previously, Ms. Advaithi was president of Eaton’s electrical sector, Americas, and was responsible for the company’s electrical business in North, South, and Central America. Prior to that, she was president of the Electrical Sector for Asia Pacific in Shanghai, China.

In addition to her time with Eaton, Ms. Advaithi also worked at Honeywell for six years, with leadership roles spanning manufacturing, procurement, supply chain, and sourcing, including a role as general manager of Automation and Control Solutions.

Ms. Advaithi is a co-chair of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Advanced Manufacturing CEO Community (2022) and joined the WEF Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders (2021). She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Uber and, a member of the Business Roundtable, and the Catalyst CEO Champions For Change initiative. Ms. Advaithi was recognized as one of Fortune’s Most Powerful Women in Business list for three consecutive years (2021, 2020, 2019) and named one of Business Today’s Most Powerful Women in India (2020).

Ms. Advaithi has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science in Pilani, India, and holds an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management.

Nicholas Fink

Fortune Brands Innovations

Nicholas Fink is Chief Executive Officer for Fortune Brands Innovations.

Nicholas Fink

Nick is chief executive officer (CEO), and a member of the company’s Board of Directors. He is also a member of the Board’s Executive Committee.

He leads the overall business and its core portfolio strategy to ensure the company delivers on its next phase of growth. Nick’s focus is on broader opportunities to create incremental shareholder value, including deploying capital, investing in consumer-driven innovation to further differentiate the company’s industry-leading brands, and developing high-performance teams.

Nick served as president and chief operating officer (COO) of the company from March 2019 until he was promoted to CEO in January 2020. As COO, Nick oversaw what then were the Plumbing, Cabinets, and Doors & Security businesses and focused on identifying opportunities to maximize the company’s growth potential. He also led the strategic planning process with segment presidents, and partnered with supply chain and operations to explore the continued evolution of supply chains in a dynamic environment.

He served as president, Global Plumbing Group (GPG), now Water Innovations, from April 2016 until his promotion to COO in March 2019. Under Nick’s leadership, the GPG grew from a single brand, Moen, into Fortune Brands’ highest margin business and acquired Rohl, Riobel, Perrin & Rowe, Victoria + Albert, and Shaws, which it brought together under the House of Rohl.

Nick joined Fortune Brands in June 2015 as senior vice president – global growth and development. In that position, Nick focused on partnering with senior leaders across Fortune Brands to identify, assess and execute opportunities to grow our businesses around the world.

He has more than 20 years of international and consumer brand experience with an expertise in business leadership, mergers and acquisitions, and strategy. Prior to coming to Fortune Brands, Nick worked at Beam Suntory, Inc., where he held several key management positions, including president of Asia Pacific and South America, where he led eight operating units in 45 markets. In that role, Nick led the return of the business to market share growth in its core Australian business, as well as across all other measured markets, while also leading the integration of the Suntory operating units in the region into the legacy Beam business.

Nick first joined Beam Global Spirits & Wine as its associate general counsel in 2006, after having been partner in the corporate practice group at Bell, Boyd and Lloyd.

Nick sits on the Board of Directors for Constellation Brands and is a member of the New York Stock Exchange Advisory Council.

Nick has a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University and an undergraduate degree from the Institut d’Etudes des Relations Internationales, in Paris, France.

Jennifer Johnson

Franklin Templeton

Jennifer Johnson is Chief Executive Officer for Franklin Templeton.

Jennifer Johnson

Jenny Johnson is President and Chief Executive Officer of Franklin Templeton. In a career at Franklin Templeton spanning over 30 years, she has been a key driver in the company's transformation to what is now one of the most respected global firms focused on investment management, technology, innovation, diversity and corporate and social responsibility.

Ms. Johnson joined the firm in 1988 and held leadership roles in all major divisions of the business, including investment management, distribution, technology, operations, and high-net-worth, before becoming CEO in February 2020. She led the historic acquisition of Legg Mason in 2020, with the combined organization managing over $1.5 trillion in assets globally.

Ms. Johnson has been named to Barron's list of the 100 Most Influential Women in U.S. Finance for three consecutive years, most recently in 2022. Forbes named Ms. Johnson to its World's 100 Most Powerful Women and 50 Over 50 lists in 2022, highlighting women across industries with impressive achievements. American Banker recognized her as one of the Most Powerful Women in Finance. Ms. Johnson was named 2021 Woman of the Year by Financial Women of San Francisco. She has been named one of Money Management Executive's Top Women in Asset Management and was chosen by her peers as one of Ignites' Most Influential Women in Fund Management.

Ms. Johnson serves on a variety of boards associated with the investment management industry. She serves on the International Advisory Panel of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and is a member of the NYSE Board Advisory Council. Ms. Johnson is a member of the board of directors of Catalyst and serves on the advisory board of Black Capital and Democracy Investments. Additionally, Ms. Johnson serves on a number of boards aligned to her personal and philanthropic interests. She is a member of the advisory board of The Creative Coalition, and a board member of the JMT Wilderness Conservancy and the Carolands Foundation. Previously, Ms. Johnson has served on various other boards, including the Lucille Packard Children's Hospital and the San Francisco Giants. Ms. Johnson earned her B.A. in economics from the University of California at Davis.

Jake Loosararian

Gecko Robotics

Jake Loosararian is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer for Gecko Robotics.

Jake Loosararian

Jake Loosararian is the co-founder and CEO of Gecko Robotics, the company combining advanced robotics and AI-powered software to help ensure the availability, reliability and sustainability of the critical infrastructure that powers our world - today and tomorrow.

Jake built the first version of Gecko’s wall-climbing robots as a college engineering student after learning how frequently assets failed at a local power plant. He discovered how little data we have about the important assets that power our daily lives. As an engineer, he saw this as a solvable problem, and his initial robot helped that power plant drastically reduce its downtime, saving the plant money and preventing power outages for thousands of families.

At 22 years old, after graduating from Grove City College near Pittsburgh, Jake bootstrapped and launched Gecko Robotics in 2013. In 2016, Jake, down to his last few dollars, turned down an acquisition offer to join up with YCombinator, the world’s most prestigious startup incubator. While many of his peers built apps or solutions to day-to-day business challenges, Jake had a different path in mind. He chose to look at how advanced robotics and digitalization could help tackle an industry in critical need of modernization: our global infrastructure.

Today, Gecko’s business model of creating data with robots, and building enterprise software with it, is pioneering an emerging business model for the real world. The business model focuses on data that has never been accessible before: from pipelines, boilers, tanks, ship hulls, missile silos and other critical asset types. Gecko’s AI-driven software platform enables human experts to improve sustainability metrics of those assets, determine optimal performance and ensure predictive maintenance by creating digital twins. Beyond Gecko’s work with energy, oil and gas, and manufacturing companies around the world, Gecko also works with the U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy to protect and optimize maintenance plans for critical infrastructure.

Jake currently lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, with his wife, and four kids. You can connect with him on LinkedIn.

Mary Barra

General Motors

Mary Barra is Chair and Chief Executive Officer for General Motors.

Mary Barra

Mary Barra is Chair and Chief Executive Officer of General Motors. She was elected Chair of the GM Board of Directors on Jan. 4, 2016, and has served as CEO of GM since Jan. 15, 2014.

Under Barra’s leadership, GM envisions a world with zero crashes, to save lives; zero emissions, so future generations can inherit a healthier planet; and zero congestion, so customers get back a precious commodity – time.

She is focused on improving the customer experience and strengthening GM’s core vehicle and services business, while also working to lead the transformation of personal mobility through advanced technologies like connectivity, electrification and autonomous driving.

Prior to becoming CEO, Barra served as GM executive vice president, Global Product Development, Purchasing and Supply Chain since August 2013, and as senior vice president, Global Product Development since February 2011. In these roles, Barra and her teams were responsible for the design, engineering and quality of GM vehicle launches worldwide.

Previously, she served as vice president, Global Human Resources; vice president, Global Manufacturing Engineering; plant manager, Detroit Hamtramck Assembly; and in several other executive engineering and staff positions.

Barra began her career with GM in 1980 as a General Motors Institute (Kettering University) co-op student at the Pontiac Motor Division. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering in 1985, followed by a Master of Business Administration from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 1990.

Barra serves on the Board of Directors of the Walt Disney Company, the Duke University Board of Trustees and the Detroit Economic Club.

Additionally, she serves as the Chair and founding member of GM’s Inclusion Advisory Board. She is also a member of The Business Council and the Chair of the Business Roundtable, where she chairs the Education and Workforce Committee and a subcommittee by the same name for the Special Board Committee on Racial Equity and Justice.

Subhash Makhija


Subhash Makhija is Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder for GEP.

Subhash Makhija

Under Subhash’s leadership, GEP has become a leading provider of supply chain solutions to global enterprises worldwide, as well as one of the fastest-growing firms in the industry. Subhash founded GEP in New Jersey in 1999, and the firm now has approximately 6,000 employees in offices and operations centers around the world. Media outlets, industry analysts and technology research firms regularly recognize GEP as one of the most innovative companies in the supply chain software and services sector. The firm is guided by core values of customer-centricity and caring for its employees, with an increasing focus on diversity, equity and inclusion. GEP is proud of its recognition as a Great Place to Work® across its operations worldwide.

Subhash was named Entrepreneur of the Year by EY. As an active member of the World Economic Forum, he is focused on the intersection of digital innovation, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, and sustainability in procurement and global supply chains. He is a strong proponent of and contributor to GEP’s robust program of corporate social responsibility initiatives, undertaken in communities around the world. Subhash and his wife, Roopa, have focused their philanthropy on child poverty, education and women-related issues. Prior to co-founding GEP, Subhash led strategy, supply chain, procurement and global outsourcing engagements at Accenture.

Subhash has a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering, an M.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Rhode Island and an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering from the University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT) in Mumbai. Subhash also holds an MBA from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, where he also serves as a member of its advisory board, the Council on Chicago Booth.

David Solomon

Goldman Sachs

David Solomon is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for Goldman Sachs.

David Solomon

David Solomon is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of  The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc.

Previously, he was President and Chief Operating Officer and prior to that, he served as Co-Head of the Investment Banking Division from 2006 to 2016. Before that, Mr. Solomon was Global Head of the Financing Group, which includes all capital markets and derivative products for the firm’s corporate clients. He joined Goldman Sachs as a Partner in 1999.

Mr. Solomon is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Hamilton College and serves on the board of  The Robin Hood Foundation. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Rich Veldran

GoTo Technologies

Rich Veldran is Chief Executive Officer for GoTo Technologies.

Rich Veldran

Rich Veldran is a global business and finance executive and serves as Chief Executive Officer of GoTo. As CEO, he leads all aspects of the organization, including overall business and go-to-market strategy, technology innovation, customer delight, and operational excellence as the company returns to growth in 2024.

He joined the company as its Chief Financial Officer in 2020 to oversee the company’s finance operations and team, a role he maintains currently. Since joining GoTo, Mr. Veldran has been instrumental in rearchitecting the company’s business operations and leading the transformation of the organization after the company was taken private in 2019.

Throughout a career that spans more than 30 years of executive experience, Mr. Veldran has led strategy, finance, and operations as CFO at Dun & Bradstreet, and various leadership positions at ADP and Procter & Gamble. He has built world-class operations, delivered meaningful business results and created significant value for a range of stakeholders.

Prior to joining GoTo, most recently, Mr. Veldran was an executive at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) where he drew on three decades of deep public- and private-company experience to advise businesses and C-suite executives on value creation, business transformation, digital commerce, and growth strategy.

Earlier, Mr. Veldran held several C-level and executive roles during a 15-year tenure at Dun & Bradstreet. He spent his last eight years as Chief Financial Officer, after leading its strategy, transformation, business development and treasury operations previously. As CFO, Mr. Veldran led the transformation of the 180-year-old legacy business to a modern, cloud-based, data-as-a-service enterprise that doubled its addressable market. As part of that transformation effort, Mr. Veldran led the process to take the business private which delivered a 120% total shareholder return, revitalized the company, and reignited growth.

Prior to D&B, Mr. Veldran began his career with increasing leadership accountability at ADP and Procter & Gamble. At ADP, he led organizations as VP for Mergers and Acquisitions, Division Controller, and Head of Financial Planning and Analysis. At P&G, Mr. Veldran drove go-to-marketing strategy and execution, including product development, marketing, manufacturing, and supply chain management for four of its businesses in four distinct locations.

Mr. Veldran holds an MBA in Finance from Cornell University and a B.S. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from Cornell University.

Mike Xu

GrubMarket Inc.

Mike Xu is Chief Executive Officer for GrubMarket Inc..

Mike Xu

Mike Xu is the Founder, CEO, and President of GrubMarket Inc., America\'s largest and fastest-growing food supply chain eCommerce and software technology company. GrubMarket\'s vision is to disrupt and digitally transform the American and global food supply chain industry that has been left behind by technology waves for many generations.

Previously, Mike was Vice President of Engineering at Brightidea, a global leader in cloud-based Innovation Management software. At Brightidea, Mike worked with engineers, product managers, and designers to drive the product development of the company. Mike also spent time as the Director / Head of Engineering at Rocket Lawyer, where he managed all software development teams (40+ engineers) across the US, UK, and Mexico, and drove product development of the company. Prior to this, Mike was also a Senior Software Development Manager at Yodlee, Inc., where he managed the overall US software development team and offshore engineering team. Mike hired world-class software engineers to build the US engineering team from scratch and oversaw the execution of several cutting-edge technology projects and products at the company.

Mike started his career at Oracle and eBay and has a passion for innovation. Mike owns two technical patents as the primary/sole inventor. Before his full-time career, Mike interned at IBM and was also awarded Apple\'s WWDC Scholarship.

Malcolm Wilson


Malcolm Wilson is Chief Executive Officer for GXO.

Malcolm Wilson

Malcolm Wilson has three decades of executive experience managing multinational supply chain operations in North America, Europe and Asia. Prior to the formation of GXO, he served as CEO of XPO Logistics Europe, where he helped the company achieve unprecedented growth and efficiencies. Wilson joined XPO after its acquisition of industry leader Norbert Dentressangle, where he grew Norbert’s logistics division to global scale as the company’s largest revenue-producing unit, and served on its executive board.

Amir Dan Rubin

Healthier Capital

Amir Dan Rubin is CEO & Founding Managing Partner for Healthier Capital.

Amir Dan Rubin

Amir Dan Rubin is CEO & Founding Managing Partner of Healthier Capital. He served as CEO of One Medical, the leading member-based primary care organization transforming health care with its human-centered, technology-powered model. After One Medical's growth into a leading national organization through a successful IPO, One Medical has become part of Amazon. Amir previously served as EVP at UnitedHealth Group’s Optum division, where he focused on making the health system work better. Amir also previously served as President and CEO at Stanford Health Care—the academic health system affiliated with Stanford University—where he helped raise patient experience and quality scores to the highest levels in the nation, grow a regional network, and advance digital and population health. Amir also previously served as COO for UCLA Health, COO for Stony Brook University’s health system, AVP at Memorial Hermann Health System, and management consultant at APM. He holds MBA and MHSA degrees from the University of Michigan, a BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and has twice received an EY Entrepreneur of the Year award.

Brad Hampton

Helzberg Diamonds

Brad Hampton is Chief Executive Officer for Helzberg Diamonds.

Brad Hampton

Brad Hampton is the Chief Executive Officer of Helzberg Diamonds, based in Kansas City, Missouri. Helzberg Diamonds is owned by Berkshire Hathaway and has a nationwide omnichannel retail presence. Before stepping up to the CEO role, Brad served as Helzberg’s Senior Vice President – Chief Financial Officer, and lead strategist for five years.

Prior to joining Helzberg Diamonds, Brad held executive financial roles with Sprint Corporation, including Business Unit CFO, Investor Relations Officer, and head of Financial Planning and Analysis. He also previously worked in Finance at Lockheed Martin Corporation.

Passionate about giving back to the community, Brad serves as a director on the board for Make-A-Wish Foundation of Missouri & Kansas and President of the board of trustees for Center Place Restoration School. He previously was a Junior Achievement of Greater Kansas City board member.

Brad holds an MBA from LeTourneau University and degrees in Economics and Latin American Studies from the University of New Mexico, an Executive Leadership Certificate from Duke University, and an Executive Education Certificate from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

Brad lives in Buckner, Missouri with his wife, Vanessa. They have two sons.

Gil West


Gil West is Chief Executive Officer for Hertz.

Gil West

Gil West is the Chief Executive Officer of Hertz. He is focused on building on the company’s extraordinary family of brands, deepening its commitment to service and operational excellence, and executing strategic initiatives that further position Hertz as a global mobility leader.

Before joining Hertz in April 2024, West served as Chief Operating Officer of Cruise LLC, General Motors’ majority-owned autonomous vehicle subsidiary. Prior to that, he was Chief Operating Officer at Delta Air Lines from 2014 to 2020, overseeing worldwide operations and more than 70,000 employees along with the company’s subsidiary businesses. Under his direction, Delta achieved industry-leading customer service performance and achieved record earnings for the industry. West held various leadership positions at Delta from 2008 to 2014, following his tenure as President and Chief Executive Officer of Laidlaw Transit Services, Inc., a provider of transportation services, from 2006 to 2007.

West serves on the board of Virgin Galactic Holdings, Inc. He holds a Master of Business Administration degree from National University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from North Carolina State University.

Cid Wilson

Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR)

Cid Wilson is President & CEO for Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR).

Cid Wilson

Cid Wilson was named President & Chief Executive Officer of the Hispanic Association on Corporate Responsibility (HACR) in July 2014, where he manages a growing staff of talented, dedicated professionals. He leverages more than 30 years of corporate finance and Wall Street equity research experience to work closely with corporations, their CEOs and board directors, and chief diversity officers to increase the representation of Hispanics at all levels in Corporate America. In addition, he directs programs and initiatives aimed at encouraging Fortune 500 companies to increase Hispanic inclusion in the areas of employment, procurement, philanthropy, and governance.

Wilson is considered one of the foremost national leaders on the topic of executive-level diversity, equity, and inclusion in Corporate America. He is a featured speaker at numerous annual convenings in the U.S. and globally as well as a source on the topics of diversity and inclusion on corporate boards, C-suite pipelines, CEO ascension, corporate acculturation, strategic board service, and inclusion empowerment.

He has been featured, quoted, and sourced in numerous media outlets, including CNBC, CNN, ABC News, NBC News, CBS News, Time, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Yahoo! Finance, The New York Times, Forbes, Bloomberg Business News and many more. In February 2004, he was on the cover of Black Enterprise Magazine; in March 2017, he was featured in MONEY Magazine; and in April 2017, he shared the cover of LATINO Magazine with the Chairman and CEO of General Motors, Mary Barra. This made him, one of the country’s few Afro-Latinos to make the cover page of both major magazines focused on African Americans and Latinos.

In October of 2022 during Hispanic Heritage Month, he rang the closing bell at Nasdaq along with members of the HACR staff and board.

As the public face of the organization, Wilson promotes The Power of Hispanic Inclusion™ through direct corporate advocacy, thought leadership engagements, traditional media, and outreach to organizations, employee resource groups, and diversity leaders who share HACR’s mission. His ease in communicating within the C-suites of major U.S. corporations is a unique advantage in creating new partnerships and strengthening relationships with existing corporate members. He is a member of the CNBC CEO Council, The Wall Street Journal CEO Council, and the Fortune Magazine Global CEO Initiative. He serves on the Fortune Global Summit Advisory Board.

In addition, he serves on the board of Minnesota USA Expo 2027, which sought to bring the World Expo (a.k.a. World’s Fair) back to the United States for the first time in over 40 years.

His focus on elevating diverse talent to corporate boards extends to all women and people of color through his service as part of the Alliance for Board Diversity (ABD), which comprises four leadership organizations including HACR. The other three are Catalyst Inc., The Executive Leadership Council, and Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics (LEAP). Diversified Search serves as an advisor. He was appointed chair of ABD in January of 2022 for a 2-year term.

In September 2022, President Joe Biden appointed Wilson to serve on the President’s Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics. His first presidential appointment was in 2009, when President Barack Obama appointed Wilson to the National Museum of the American Latino Study Commission that proposed to the President and Congress the construction of a new Smithsonian Museum on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. He was named board chair of the Friends of the National Museum of the American Latino in 2012 and continues to lead advocacy efforts aimed at sustaining Congressional support for the museum’s completion.

Wilson graduated from The Ohio State University with a degree in economics. He launched his Wall Street career in 1993 and steadily rose from the mailroom to the executive suite, earning national recognition as the #1 Specialty Retail Analyst by Forbes in 2006.

His thought leadership comes from many years of serving on corporate boards, and corporate advisory boards, and decades of interactions with corporate board directors and CEOs. He serves on the governing steering committee of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest corporate CEO initiative in the world focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In June 2021, Wilson was inducted into The Ohio State University’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion Hall of Fame for the inaugural Class of 2021 for his lifetime of accomplishments and his dedication to sharing his inspirations with the students of his beloved alma mater.

Wilson is a proud Dominican American with Bergen County, NJ roots, and has served the community through prominent nonprofit boards with leading advocacy groups, including Latino Justice PRLDEF (formerly the Puerto Rican Legal Defense & Education Fund), Unidos US (formerly the National Council of La Raza) and Dominicans On Wall Street (DOWS). As a youth empowerment advocate, he serves on the national board of directors for Junior Achievement USA. He is the former national president of the Dominican American National Roundtable (DANR), former vice chairman of the board of trustees for Bergen Community College, a former trustee ambassador to the New Jersey Council of County Colleges, a former member of the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) National Board of Directors, and a Gold Life Member of the NAACP.

Harlan Stone

HMTX Industries

Harlan Stone is Chief Executive Officer for HMTX Industries.

Harlan Stone

Harlan Stone has a special combination of hindsight accumulated over four generations of a family-run business, and foresight that has earned him a reputation as a transformational industry leader.

When Harlan joined the company, sales were a million dollars a month. Today, this portfolio of companies brings in $2 million in sales every day.

Despite the challenges of running one of the largest LVT enterprises in the world, Harlan is steadfast in his advocacy of social justice, sustainability and transparency.

Nowhere is his commitment to transparency more evident than in his manufacturing operations in Asia, a passion that took root during the earliest days of his career. Under his leadership, each of his company’s Chinese manufacturing partners has received the JUST social transparency label, with the Zhangjiagang factory being the first Chinese factory to receive such a designation.

In 2018, the Business Intelligence group named him a Sustainability Hero in the Sustainability Awards program. Recognized as an industry leader, Harlan spearheaded the development of the Multilayer Flooring Association (MFA). Since merging with the Resilient Floor Covering Institute (RFCI), he leads its Multilayer Flooring Advisory Committee (MFAC).

Harlan believes strongly in giving back and is deeply involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors, with a focus on housing, education and cancer research.

Harlan received a B.A. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania.

Steve MacMillan

Hologic, Inc.

Steve MacMillan is Chairman, President & CEO for Hologic, Inc..

Steve MacMillan

Stephen P. MacMillan was named President and CEO of Hologic, the global leader in Women’s Health, in December 2013 and appointed Chairman in June 2015. Under his leadership at Hologic, the company has more than doubled in revenue by expanding its leading positions in 3-D mammography, molecular diagnostics (including launching its leading COVID-19 test) and expanded its gynecological surgical business.

MacMillan was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Stryker Corporation until February 2012. He joined Stryker in 2003 as President and Chief Operating Officer, was appointed CEO effective January 2005, and Chairman in January 2010.

During his 9 years at Stryker, revenues almost tripled from $2.8B to over $8.3B in 2011, and the company moved up over 200 spots on the Fortune 500 list while transforming the company’s quality, compliance, and manufacturing operations.

Mr. MacMillan began his career with Procter & Gamble in 1985 and later spent 11 years with Johnson & Johnson in both the U.S. and Europe and became President of the joint venture between Johnson & Johnson and Merck.

In 2000, he joined Pharmacia Corporation’s Executive Committee, reporting to CEO Fred Hassan, where he oversaw five global businesses with revenues exceeding $2 billion.

Mr. MacMillan has also served on the Board of Directors of Texas Instruments, Alere and Boston Scientific and served on the Institute of Medicine’s Healthcare Policy Roundtable. He was also one of the Fortune 500 CEOs appointed to the Department of Commerce’s Advanced Manufacturing Partnership to help the country rebound from the 08/09 downturn.

Mr. MacMillan currently serves as the Chairman of the Board of Illumina (the global leader in next generation sequencing) and on the board of AdvaMed (the medical device industry’s trade association).

He received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Davidson College and has served on Davidson’s Board of Trustees. He is also a graduate of Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program. He is married and has four children.

Timothy Walbert

Horizon Therapeutics

Timothy Walbert is President, Chief Executive Officer & Chairman for Horizon Therapeutics.

Timothy Walbert

Tim Walbert joined Horizon in June 2008 as president and chief executive officer and has served as chairman of the company’s board of directors since 2010. Before joining Horizon, he served as president, chief executive officer and director of IDM Pharma Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company that was acquired by Takeda America Holdings Inc., or Takeda, in June 2009. Before IDM, Walbert served as executive vice president, commercial operations at NeoPharm Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company. From 2001 to 2005, he served as divisional vice president and general manager, immunology, at Abbott, now AbbVie, leading the global development and launch of the multi-indication biologic HUMIRA, and served as divisional vice president, global cardiovascular strategy. From 1998 to 2001, Walbert served as director, CELEBREX North America, and arthritis team leader, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Canada, at G.D. Searle & Company. From 1991 to 1998, he also held sales and marketing roles with increasing responsibility at G.D. Searle, Merck and Wyeth.

Walbert received his Bachelor of Arts in Business from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pa. He serves on the boards of Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc. and the Executive’s Club of Chicago. Walbert is also a member of the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) Advisory Board, the Wall Street Journal CEO Council and serves on the Board of Trustees of Muhlenberg College. He previously served on the board of directors for Raptor Pharmaceutical Corp., a public biopharmaceutical company, from 2010 to 2014; XOMA Corporation, a public biotechnology company, from 2011 to 2017; and Sucampo Pharmaceuticals Inc., a public biopharmaceutical company, from 2016 to 2018.

Elie Maalouf


Elie Maalouf is Chief Executive Officer for IHG.

Elie Maalouf

Elie Maalouf has been Chief Executive Officer of IHG Hotels & Resorts since July 2023.

Elie joined IHG as Americas CEO in February 2015. Under his leadership, the region’s estate has grown from approximately 3,700 hotels to more than 4,350. Elie led the delivery of record profits, oversaw the launch of new brands and formats, and strengthened how the business drives value for our hotel owners. Elie has spent several decades in the global hospitality sector and has a breadth of experience spanning hotel development, branding, finance, real estate and operations management, as well as food and beverage expertise, with a strong track record of delivering exceptional results. Elie has lived and worked internationally including in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa and the US, and speaks four languages.

Elie’s experience includes nearly 15 years at HMSHost Corporation, where he held roles as President and CEO and was a member of the board of directors. Before HMSHost, Elie spent eight years with Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Company. Prior to joining IHG in 2015, Elie was Senior Advisor with McKinsey & Company.

He is responsible for implementing IHG’s strategy for high-quality growth and generating industry leading value creation for hotel owners, operators and shareholders. This strategy focuses on strengthening a diverse portfolio of differentiated brands, building scale in key markets, creating lifetime guest relationships, and delivering highly profitable revenues to hotels.

IHG is a global organisation, which predominately franchises and manages around 6,000 hotels and approximately 885,000 guest rooms in more than 100 countries. IHG’s brands include InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, the Holiday Inn® Brand Family, and Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts.

Elie holds an MBA from the University of Virginia Darden School of Business and a Bachelor's degree in engineering from Virginia Tech and in an active member of the U.S. Travel Association CEO Roundtable.

Chris Hyams


Chris Hyams is Chief Executive Officer for Indeed.

Chris Hyams

Chris Hyams is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Board Director of Indeed. Chris joined Indeed in 2010 as VP of Product, responsible for technology strategy and innovation. In 2015, Chris became President, assuming additional responsibility for Indeed’s revenue growth and client success. Chris was appointed Indeed CEO in April 2019, leading Indeed’s mission to help people get jobs.

Before Indeed, Chris was Founder of B-Side, a technology platform for independent film analytics, marketing, and distribution. Prior to B-Side, he was Vice President of Engineering at Trilogy Software. Chris holds a Masters in Computer Science from Rice University, and an A.B. in Architecture from Princeton University.

William H. Lewis


William H. Lewis is Chair & CEO for Insmed.

William H. Lewis

Will joined Insmed in 2012 as President and Chief Executive Officer and as a member of the board of directors. He became Chair of the Board of Directors in November 2018. Will is the former Co-Founder, President, and Chief Financial Officer of Aegerion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Nasdaq: AEGR), and previously spent more than 10 years working in investment banking in the U.S. and Europe. He also previously worked for the U.S. government.

Will holds a Bachelor of Arts degree cum laude from Oberlin College as well as a Master of Business Administration and a Juris Doctor with Honors from Case Western Reserve University. Will is a member of the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University and a member of the Board of Trustees of BioNJ, the life sciences association for New Jersey.

Paolo Gallo


Paolo Gallo is Chief Executive Officer for Italgas.

Paolo Gallo

Born in Turin in 1961.

Paolo Gallo graduated in Aeronautical Engineering from the Polytechnic University of Turin. He later gained an MBA from the Scuola di Amministrazione Aziendale (SAA -Università degli Studi di Torino).

From 2014 to 2016 he was Chief Executive Officer of Grandi Stazioni, and finalised its privatisation. Previously (2011 – 2014) he was firstly General Manager and then CEO of Acea S.p.A. one of the leading Italian multi-utility companies, listed on the Milan stock exchange. From 2002 to 2011 he was part of the Edison Group, first as Director of Strategy and Innovation and later (2003 – 2011) as General Manager and then CEO of Edipower.

He began his career at Fiat Avio S.p.A. in 1988 where he held various positions of responsibility for 13 years. In 1997 he began to get involved in the energy sector developing new initiatives in Italy, India and Brazil and later combined all the electricity generation activities for the Fiat Group at Fiat Energia (where he was CEO until 2002), the vehicle through which the Fiat Group acquired control of Montedison in July 2001.

Between 1992 and 1993 he was Director of the MBA course at the School of Business Management of the University of Turin, teaching “The economic-financial evaluation of industrial investments” until 2002, and he was the co-author of important publications in the industry. From 2018 to 2020 he was Professor of the Re-engineering Operational Processes (Master in Digital Ecosystem) and Energy Management (Master in Energy Industry) courses at the Luiss Business School.

In August 2016 Paolo Gallo was appointed General Manager and Chief Executive Officer of Italgas.

Jamie Welch


Jamie Welch is President & Chief Executive Officer for Kinetik.

Jamie Welch

Mr. Welch has served as our Chief Executive Officer, President and Chief Financial Officer and as a member of our board of directors since the closing of the merger between EagleClaw Midstream and Altus Midstream. Prior to the closing of the merger between EagleClaw Midstream and Altus Midstream, he served as President, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of BCP GP, a position he held since May 2021. Since April 2019, he has been President and CEO, and before then was President and CFO. He has also served as director of BCP GP since June 2017. Prior to joining BCP GP, he was the Group Chief Financial Officer and Head of Business Development for the Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. (“ETE”) family from June 2013 to February 2016. Mr. Welch also served on the Board of Directors of ETE, Energy Transfer Partners, and Sunoco Logistics. Mr. Welch joined Blackstone Energy Partners as a Senior Advisor in July 2016. Before joining ETE, Mr. Welch was Head of the EMEA Investment Banking Department and Head of the Global Energy Group at Credit Suisse. He was also a member of the Investment Banking Division Global Management Committee and the EMEA Operating Committee. Mr. Welch joined Credit Suisse First Boston in 1997 from Lehman Brothers Inc. in New York, where he was a Senior Vice President in the global utilities and project finance group. Prior to that, he was an attorney in New York with Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy, and a barrister and solicitor with Minter Ellison in Melbourne, Australia. Mr. Welch received a Bachelors of Law and a Diploma of Legal Practice from Queensland University of Technology.

Sydney Kitson

Kitson & Partners

Sydney Kitson is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for Kitson & Partners.

Sydney Kitson

Syd Kitson is Chairman/CEO of Kitson & Partners, a Florida-based real estate company specializing in the creation and development of environmentally responsible, sustainable master-planned communities and commercial properties.

Kitson is a graduate of Wake Forest University, with a notable career in the National Football League. Upon retirement, he began his career in real estate, founding Kitson & Partners in 1999. In 2006, Kitson completed the historic purchase of Babcock Ranch in Southwest Florida, encompassing an area five times the size of the island of Manhattan, with over 80% of the original land purchase set aside in the largest single land preservation agreement in the state’s history.

Syd has served on multiple civic, education and non-profit boards. He is immediate past Chair of the Florida Council of 100, served as Chair of the Board of Governors for the State University System of Florida in 2020 and 2021, and was elected the 2016-2017 Chair of the Florida Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors.

Joseph Bae


Joseph Bae is Co-Chief Executive Officer for KKR.

Joseph Bae

Joseph Bae (New York) joined KKR in 1996 and is its Co-Chief Executive Officer. Prior to his current position, he served as Co-President and Co-Chief Operating Officer from 2017 to 2021, and he has been a member of the board of directors of KKR & Co. Inc., since July 2017. Mr. Bae has held numerous leadership roles at KKR. He was the architect of KKR’s expansion in Asia, building one of the largest and most successful platforms in the market. In addition to his role developing KKR’s Asia-Pacific platform, he has presided over business building in the firm’s private markets businesses, which included leading or serving on all of the investment committees and implementing the firm’s modern thematic investment approach. Mr. Bae serves on the firm’s Inclusion and Diversity Council. He is active in a number of non-profit educational and cultural institutions, including co-founding and serving on the board of The Asian American Foundation, serving as a member of Harvard University’s Global Advisory Council and serving as a member of the Board and Executive Committee of the Lincoln Center.

Paul Knopp


Paul Knopp is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for KPMG.

Paul Knopp

Paul Knopp is Chair and Chief Executive Officer at KPMG LLP – one of the world’s leading professional services firms, providing innovative business solutions and audit, tax, and advisory services to many of the world’s largest and most prestigious organizations. He also serves as Chair of the Americas region and is a member of both KPMG’s Global Board and Executive Committee.

Leading more than 33,000 partners and professionals across the United States, Paul is further strengthening KPMG’s inclusive and values-driven culture. He has extensive experience serving large, multinational clients in a wide variety of complex industries and is recognized for his commitment to excellence and quality and for leading KPMG teams with ethics and integrity.

Paul joined KPMG’s San Antonio office in 1983. In his 36-year career, Paul has also served in KPMG’s New York, Norfolk, Stamford, Chicago, and St. Louis offices.

Prior to becoming Chair and CEO, Paul’s career as an audit partner focused on serving leading global companies in the manufacturing, life sciences, transportation, professional services, and technology industries. He served as the global lead audit engagement partner and Engagement Quality Control Review Partner for KPMG audits of numerous Fortune 500 companies.

He was elected to serve a five-year term on KPMG’s U.S. Board of Directors in 2012, and served as Lead Director of the Board of Directors.

Paul previously completed a two-year assignment in KPMG’s Department of Professional Practice where he helped to ensure quality across a range of KPMG audit assignments. He was a participant in the KPMG Chairman’s 25 Leadership program and KPMG’s International Lead Partner Training Forum and has served as an instructor for various KPMG national and local training courses.

Additionally, he lends his time and expertise to many civic and charitable organizations. He is a governing board member of the Center for Audit Quality as well as a board member of Catalyst, Partnership for New York City, and the U.S.-India Business Council. He also is a trustee of the U.S. Council for International Business. Paul previously served as a Director and Vice Chairman for the American Cancer Society Chicago Downtown Division’s Board of Directors.

He holds B.B.A. and M.B.A degrees from the University of Texas at Austin; is a licensed CPA in New York and Texas; and is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Paul and his family reside in Fredericksburg, Texas.

Mike Tattersfield

Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation

Mike Tattersfield is Former, President and Chief Executive Officer for Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation.

Mike Tattersfield

Mike Tattersfield is a seasoned executive with over 25 years of restaurant and retail industry experience. In 2016, Mike became Chairman of the Krispy Kreme Board of Directors before assuming his current role as CEO of Krispy Kreme.

Formerly, Mike served as CEO of Caribou Coffee and Einstein Noah Restaurant Group, COO of Lululemon, and VP & Head of Operations for The Limited Brands. In his early career, Mike spent 13 years with YUM! Brands.

Mike holds an MBA from Harvard and a BS in Accounting from Indiana University. He lives in North Carolina with his wife and two daughters.

Alan H. Fleischmann

Laurel Strategies, Inc.

Alan H. Fleischmann is Founder, Chair & CEO for Laurel Strategies, Inc..

Alan H. Fleischmann

Alan H. Fleischmann is the Founder, Chairman & CEO of Laurel Strategies, the global CEO strategic advisory firm for leaders, chief executives, and their C-Suite. Laurel Strategies helps design comprehensive strategies while executing across all levels of implementation, bringing together the disciplines of financial and corporate communications, government affairs, crisis management, investor relations, media relations, corporate governance, talent advisory and coaching, in-depth research, and business intelligence capabilities. Drawing on deep expertise and experience in philanthropy, Laurel Strategies also serves as philanthropic advisors and as a family office for clients worldwide.

Previously, Fleischmann was a founding Principal and member of the managing board and operating committee of the global business strategy firm Albright Stonebridge Group (that combined the former Albright Group with Stonebridge International), co-founded by the late U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright.

Fleischmann had earlier also served as a member of the leadership team of the strategic communications firm PSB Associates. Fleischmann was Chief of Staff to the Honorable Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and served in the State of Maryland Governor’s Cabinet; a Staff Director of the U.S. Congress Committee on Foreign Affairs and its Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere; and a founding Vice President of the trade investment firm LATCORP.

Fleischmann was also the co-founder of ImagineNations Group, a global network that promotes youth investment, youth-led enterprise, and entrepreneurship. Fleischmann was awarded the Goodwin Prize in Siena, Italy for ImagineNations’ global work to promote entrepreneurship in the developing world.

Fleischmann was a lead member of the Obama Presidential Transition Team from 2008–2009, was appointed by the Obama Administration to serve as a member of the Board of Advisors of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (ExIm Bank), a member of the International Trade Advisory Commission (ITAC), and as a member of White House Commission on Presidential Scholars.

Fleischmann serves on the boards of the Atlantic Council, the American Council on Germany (ACG), the Museum of the American Revolution, the Cal Ripken Foundation, the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Emergency Medical Center, Morehouse College, the Washington National Opera of the John F. Kennedy Center, and JUST Capital. He is also a lifetime member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a member of the Leadership Council of the Robert F. Kennedy (RFK) Center, an advisory director serving on the Board of Trustees of Carnegie Hall and was a founding member of the Clinton Global Initiative. He previously served on the boards of the Jane Goodall Institute and was a founding board member of the Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation. He serves on the Council of Hope of the Jane Goodall Legacy Foundation.

Fleischmann was awarded an M.A. with honors from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He received a B.A. and B.S. with honors from American University. He has previously served on the boards of SAIS and was the Chairman of the Board of the American University School of International Service (SIS).

Fleischmann is also the host of the show “Leadership Matters” on SiriusXM Radio and has authored numerous articles on leadership and CEO statesmanship.

He is married, lives in Washington DC, and is the father of two children.

Greg Lehmkuhl

Lineage Logistics

Greg Lehmkuhl is President & Chief Executive Officer for Lineage Logistics.

Greg Lehmkuhl

As President & CEO of Lineage Logistics, Greg Lehmkuhl provides strategic leadership and oversees all facets of the organization’s operations worldwide. Under Greg’s leadership, Lineage has experienced significant growth, expanding our organization’s international reach through acquisition and expansion as well as securing long-term investors to fuel future growth and innovation. Greg is fiercely committed to driving results for Lineage’s customers, while also creating a strong company culture rooted in core values and purpose-driven work. Prior to joining Lineage, Greg served as Corporate EVP for Con-Way (NYSE: CNW) and President of Con-Way Freight and held management positions at Menlo Worldwide, Delphi Automotive and Penske Logistics. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University as well as a Master of Business Administration from Oakland University.

Christina Kosmowski


Christina Kosmowski is Chief Executive Officer for LogicMonitor.

Christina Kosmowski

As CEO of LogicMonitor, Christina is responsible for accelerating the company’s hypergrowth and delivering on its brand promise of helping C-level executives and their teams thrive through transformation. Prior to assuming the role of CEO, Christina served as LogicMonitor’s President, leading go-to-market strategy, R&D, customer success and operations. She has spent over two decades holding leadership positions in the enterprise software space and is passionate about discovering new ways to bring the worlds of technology and business together.

Christina came to LogicMonitor from Slack, where she spent four years building and leading Customer Success and Enterprise GTM Teams. Christina also spent 15 years at Salesforce, where she oversaw functions including renewals, consulting, support and customer success. In both of these roles, she helped guide her respective organizations through pivots, disruptions and rapid periods of growth, while also being a pioneer of the Customer Success practice.

Outside of LogicMonitor, Christina serves on the board of Rapid7 (NASDAQ: RPD) and is a founding partner of Operator Collective, an organization that brings together tech’s most sought-after operators, investors, and founders from diverse backgrounds to invest in and accelerate the next generation of b2b tech.

Christina holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Northwestern University, where she was Captain of the Varsity Soccer Team, and currently sits on the McCormick School of Engineering Advisory Board. She lives in the Bay Area with her husband and two teenage daughters.

Anthony Capuano

Marriott International

Anthony Capuano is President and CEO for Marriott International.

Anthony Capuano

Anthony Capuano is of Marriott International, Inc. In his role, Mr. Capuano presides over the world’s largest hospitality company and some of the most iconic brands in travel. The company now has nearly 8,600 properties across 139 countries and territories and over 30 brands. It also has the travel industry’s largest customer loyalty program, Marriott Bonvoy, which has more than 186 million members.

Before his appointment as CEO in February 2021, Mr. Capuano was Group President, Global Development, Design and Operations Services where he led the strategic unit growth of all of Marriott’s brands while overseeing the global design team as well as Marriott’s global operating standards and protocols for thousands of properties around the world. Mr. Capuano was also responsible for oversight of the EDITION Hotels, a unique concept in the luxury lifestyle hotel space conceived by hotelier Ian Schrager and Marriott International.

Mr. Capuano joined Marriott in 1995 and was instrumental in its steady growth over the years which included the acquisition of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide in 2016. Mr. Capuano began his Marriott career as part of the Market Planning and Feasibility team, where he helped the company assess the overall economic viability of new and existing hotels, balancing the company’s interests with the needs of hotel owners and developers, investors, lenders and operators.

That role prepared him to lead Marriott’s development efforts in the Western United States and Canada for its full-service hotel brands. Later, his responsibilities expanded to include North America, the Caribbean and Latin America. In 2009, Mr. Capuano assumed global development responsibility. He began overseeing global design in 2014 and global operations in January 2020.

Mr. Capuano earned a bachelor’s degree from Cornell University in Hotel Administration. He is an active member of the Cornell Hotel Society, The Cornell School of Hotel Administration Dean’s Advisory Board, as well as the Business Roundtable and the American Hotel and Lodging Association’s IREFAC Council. Additionally, Mr. Capuano serves on the Board of Directors for McDonald's Corporation and Save Venice, a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the artistic heritage of Venice, Italy. He resides in Potomac, Maryland with his wife and daughter.

Ynon Kreiz

Mattel, Inc.

Ynon Kreiz is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Mattel, Inc..

Ynon Kreiz

Ynon Kreiz is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Mattel, a leading global toy company and owner of one of the strongest portfolios of children and family entertainment franchises in the world. He joined the company as CEO in April 2018 and was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors in May 2018.

Between 2018-2021, Mr. Kreiz led a transformation strategy to establish Mattel as an IP-driven, high-performing toy company and achieved significant improvements across multiple key financial metrics. Adjusted Operating Income turned positive and improved by more than $960 million, and Adjusted Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization (EBITDA) grew eight-fold to over $1 billion. In 2021, Mattel achieved its highest annual growth rate in decades, with Net Sales up 19% and Operating Income up 95% versus the prior year.

During Mr. Kreiz’s tenure, Mattel has established its Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) strategy and goals to achieve 100% recycled, recyclable, or bio-based plastic materials in all products and packaging and reduce plastic packaging by 25% per product by 2030, and to maintain 100% pay equity globally and increase representation of women and by ethnicity across all levels of the organization. Under Mr. Kreiz’s leadership, Mattel has been recognized for its achievements in workplace culture and employee well-being by several organizations, including Forbes, Time, Fast Company, the Great Place to Work Institute, and the Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index.

Mr. Kreiz has had extensive experience as a corporate leader in the media and entertainment industry. Prior to joining Mattel, he was Chairman and CEO of Maker Studios, a global leader in short-form video content and one of YouTube’s largest multi-channel networks. Maker Studios was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2014.

Prior to Maker Studios, Mr. Kreiz was Chairman and CEO of the Endemol Group, the world's largest independent television production company and owner of major programming franchises including Big Brother and Deal or No Deal. Under Mr. Kreiz’s leadership, Endemol produced more than 10,000 hours of programming a year. He also strengthened the company’s creative output, expanded into scripted content, and built its distribution business.

Before Endemol, Mr. Kreiz was a General Partner at Balderton Capital (formerly Benchmark Capital Europe), one of the leading early-stage startup investors in Europe.

Prior to Balderton, Mr. Kreiz co-founded Fox Kids Europe NV where he served as Chairman and CEO. Under his leadership, Fox Kids became one of the fastest growing pay TV channels in Europe and the Middle East and operated pay TV channels across 54 countries, broadcasting in 17 languages. The majority ownership of Fox Kids Europe NV was acquired by The Walt Disney Company in 2002.

Mr. Kreiz received a BA degree in Economics and Management from Tel Aviv University and an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management. He serves on the Board of Directors of Warner Music Group and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the UCLA Anderson School of Management as well as the Paley Center for Media. Mr. Kreiz is also a member of Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of America’s leading companies.

Katherine Ryder

Maven Clinic

Katherine Ryder is Founder and CEO for Maven Clinic.

Katherine Ryder

Kate Ryder is the founder and CEO of Maven Clinic, the largest virtual clinic for women’s and family health. Maven offers virtual care and services across fertility, maternity, pediatrics, and menopause, and operates the largest women's and family health telehealth network globally. With Maven, employers and health plans can see improved maternal outcomes, lower costs, and attract and retain more parents in the workforce. Named #1 Most Innovative Healthcare Company by Fast Company in 2020, Maven has raised $300 million in capital from top investors, including Sequoia Capital, Oak HC/FT, General Catalyst, Dragoneer Investment Group, and Lux Capital.

Kate founded Maven in 2014, reimagining healthcare for women and families from the ground up after seeing firsthand how the lack of access to care impacted those starting a family and returning to work as new parents. Prior to founding Maven, Kate worked in venture capital and as a journalist, writing for The Economist from Southeast Asia, New York, and London and for The New Yorker. In 2009, she worked with former U.S. Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, helping him write his memoirs about the financial crisis.

Kate has been named to Fortune’s 40 Under 40 and to Fast Company’s “Most Creative People.” She has spoken on stage at industry events including the Forbes Healthcare Summit, Fortune Brainstorm Health, the Oliver Wyman Health Innovation Summit and HLTH. Kate received her B.A. from the University of Michigan and her MSc from the London School of Economics. She lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband and three children.

Robert Davis


Robert Davis is Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer for Merck.

Robert Davis

Rob Davis is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Merck.

Previously, Rob served as Merck’s president, responsible for the company’s operating divisions — Human Health, Animal Health, Manufacturing, and Merck Research Laboratories. Prior to that, he was executive vice president, Global Services, and the company’s chief financial officer.

Rob joined the company as chief financial officer in 2014 with additional responsibility for real estate operations, corporate strategy, and business development. In 2016, his role was expanded to include responsibility for information technology and procurement, forming Global Services. He became president in April 2021, CEO and a member of the board of directors on July 1, 2021, and chairman of the board on December 1, 2022.

Prior to joining Merck, Rob was corporate vice president and president of Baxter’s medical products business. During his tenure at Baxter, he held several other positions, including president of Baxter’s renal business, chief financial officer, and treasurer. Before joining Baxter in 2004, Rob held numerous positions of increasing responsibility over 14 years at Eli Lilly and Company.

Rob serves on the board of directors for Duke Energy Corporation, one of America’s largest energy holding companies, and is chair of its finance and risk management committee and a member of the corporate governance committee. In addition, Rob is a board member of Project Hope, a nonprofit organization focused on empowering healthcare workers to deliver expert care when and where it is needed most. He is also a board member of Catalyst, a global nonprofit that promotes equal access to career opportunities and corporate leadership for women.

Rob received his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law, his M.B.A. from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and his bachelor’s degree in finance from Miami University.

Stéphane Bancel

Moderna, Inc.

Stéphane Bancel is Stephane Bancel for Moderna, Inc..

Stéphane Bancel

Stéphane Bancel has served as Moderna's Chief Executive Officer since October 2011 and as a member of Moderna’s board of directors since March 2011. Before joining the company, Mr. Bancel served for five years as Chief Executive Officer of the French diagnostics company bioMérieux SA. From July 2000 to March 2006, he served in various roles at Eli Lilly and Company, including as Managing Director, Belgium and as Executive Director, Global Manufacturing Strategy and Supply Chain. Prior to Lilly, Mr. Bancel served as Asia-Pacific Sales and Marketing Director for bioMérieux.

Mr. Bancel currently serves on the board of directors of Indigo. He is currently a Venture Partner at Flagship Pioneering. Mr. Bancel holds a Master of Engineering degree from École Centrale Paris (ECP), a Master of Science in chemical engineering from the University of Minnesota, and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Dev Ittycheria


Dev Ittycheria is President & Chief Executive Officer for MongoDB.

Dev Ittycheria

Dev Ittycheria has over two decades of experience as an entrepreneur, investor, and leader specializing in high-growth software companies. Currently, he is the President & CEO of MongoDB, where he led its IPO in 2017—the first public offering of a database company in over 26 years. Under Dev’s leadership, MongoDB has released innovative products such as Atlas, its global cloud database, acquired thousands of customers, rapidly expanded operations around the world, grown its business faster and delivered better financial performance than any comparable company in its sector. Dev currently serves as lead independent director of the board of directors of Datadog, Inc., a public software company. Dev also serves on the board of directors of DataRobot, a private software company. Previously, Dev was Managing Director at OpenView Venture Partners, Venture Partner at Greylock Partners, and CEO/Co-founder of BladeLogic, which was acquired by BMC for $900 million. Following the acquisition, he served as President of BMC. Dev founded his first technology company in 1998, and his leadership and board roles have resulted in 5 IPOs and 2 significant acquisitions. Dev graduated from Rutgers University with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, was honored with the Medal of Excellence and was recognized by the School of Engineering as its 2010 Alumnus of the Year.

Maryam Rofougaran


Maryam Rofougaran is Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer for Movandi.

Maryam Rofougaran

Maryam is a transformational inventor, technology executive, and entrepreneur in the field of electrical engineering, with a focus on wireless technologies. She was co-founder of Innovent Systems in 1998, and has been listed on the National Diversity Council’s Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Technology. Maryam was instrumental in starting and building the wireless business at Broadcom and in growing it to annual revenues of more than $3 billion. Maryam holds over 250 issued patents.

Nelson Griggs


Nelson Griggs is President, Capital Access Platforms for Nasdaq.

Nelson Griggs

Nelson Griggs is President of Capital Access Platforms at Nasdaq where he leads our Data & Listings, Index, and Workflow & Insights businesses. Together, he is responsible for leading a business that serves over 10,000 corporate clients and 5,000 investor clients across the investment management ecosystem.

Nelson served as Executive Vice President of Nasdaq's Corporate Platforms business in his prior role. In this capacity, he oversaw new listings and capital markets, our governance and investor relations solutions business, and led global business development and relationship management with over 4,000 of our listed companies around the world.

He served previously as Senior Vice President of New Listings and Capital Markets in the U.S. and Asia, attracting some of the highest-profile IPOs and transfers to Nasdaq. Since joining our company in 2001, he has held a range of leadership roles within Listing Services unit including: Senior Vice President, Listing Services, where he was responsible for our U.S. listings business and corporate solutions sales; and Head of Asia Pacific.

Prior to joining Nasdaq, Nelson worked at Fidelity Investments and a San Francisco-based start up. He graduated from Denison University in Granville, OH.

Alan Shaw

Norfolk Southern Corporation

Alan Shaw is President & CEO for Norfolk Southern Corporation.

Alan Shaw

Alan Shaw is President and Chief Executive Officer at Norfolk Southern Corporation, one of our nation’s largest freight transportation companies, which serves nearly every aspect of our economy. Every year, Norfolk Southern delivers more than seven million carloads around the country, filled with everything from agriculture to consumer goods. The company is also the largest rail shipper of auto products and metals in North America.

Since becoming President and CEO in 2022, Alan has been driving a transformational change in the company’s culture. The goal is to create what he calls “a customer-centric, operations-driven, service organization.”

He’s also leading the company’s focus on rail safety, enhancing its safety culture in the drive to make Norfolk Southern the gold standard of safety for the industry.

At the heart of these cultural shifts is a strategic vision for long-term value creation through a balanced approach to service, productivity, and growth. Shaw says that means safely delivering reliable and resilient service; becoming more productive; and investing in smart, sustainable growth. The new strategy also goes hand-in-hand with an increased focus on employee engagement, including an emphasis on transparency and collaboration.

Shaw serves on the board of directors of Norfolk Southern and the Metropolitan Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. He also sits on the board of trustees of Pace Academy in Atlanta, as well as the Roanoke College Parent Leadership Council.

Shaw earned a bachelor’s in aerospace engineering and an MBA in finance from Virginia Tech. He completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School and is a CFA charterholder.

Kathy Warden

Northrop Grumman

Kathy Warden is Chair, Chief Executive Officer and President for Northrop Grumman.

Kathy Warden

Kathy Warden is chair, chief executive officer and president of Northrop Grumman Corporation. She was elected chair of the Northrop Grumman Board of Directors in 2019, and has served as CEO and president since January 1, 2019. She was elected to the company’s Board of Directors in 2018.

Prior to becoming CEO and president, Warden served as president and chief operating officer, responsible for the operational management of the company’s four sectors as well as its enterprise services organization. She also led the integration of Northrop Grumman’s Orbital ATK acquisition.

Previously, she served as corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman’s Mission Systems and Information Systems sectors.

Warden has extensive experience in operational leadership and business development in government and commercial markets. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman in 2008, Warden held leadership roles at General Dynamics and the Veridian Corporation, she was a principal in a venture internet firm, and she spent nearly a decade with the General Electric Company working in commercial industries.

Warden earned a bachelor’s degree from James Madison University and a master’s degree in business administration from George Washington University. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Merck & Co., Inc. and Catalyst, serves as vice chair of the Greater Washington Partnership as well as the Aspen Cyber Security Group. Warden is an active member of both the Aerospace Industries Association and the Business Roundtable.

Northrop Grumman is a technology company, focused on global security and human discovery. Our pioneering solutions equip our customers with capabilities they need to connect, advance, and protect the U.S. and its allies. Driven by a shared purpose to solve our customers’ toughest problems, our 90,000 employees define possible every day.

John Schlifske

Northwestern Mutual

John Schlifske is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer for Northwestern Mutual.

John Schlifske

John Schlifske is chairman, president and chief executive officer of
Northwestern Mutual. He is also a member of the company’s Board
of Trustees.

After joining Northwestern Mutual in 1987 as an investment specialist,
Schlifske moved from portfolio manager to senior executive overseeing
a variety of the company’s investment operations. He later headed
different parts of the company’s business operations.

Schlifske is a director on the board of Kohl’s Corporation. He is also a
member of the Executive Committee of the American Council of Life
Insurers’ Board of Directors and, in the greater Milwaukee community,
he serves on the board of the Metropolitan Milwaukee Association
of Commerce.

A Milwaukee-area native, Schlifske received a bachelor’s degree in
economics from Carleton College and a master’s degree in finance
and accounting from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management
at Northwestern University. He is married to Kim, and they have
six children.

Lynn Martin


Lynn Martin is President for NYSE.

Lynn Martin

Lynn Martin is President of NYSE Group, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intercontinental Exchange, Inc. (NYSE: ICE). NYSE Group includes the New York Stock Exchange, the world’s largest stock market and premier venue for capital raising, as well as four fully electronic equity markets and two options exchanges.

Martin is also Chair of Fixed Income & Data Services at ICE, which includes ICE Bonds execution venues, securities pricing and analytics, reference data, indices, desktop solutions, consolidated feeds and connectivity services that cover all major asset classes. Most recently, she was President of Fixed Income & Data Services and earlier served as President of ICE Data Services, COO of ICE Clear U.S., and in a number of leadership roles including CEO of NYSE Liffe U.S. and CEO of New York Portfolio Clearing. Martin began her career at IBM in its Global Services organization.

Martin holds a BS in Computer Science from Manhattan College and an MA in Statistics from Columbia University. She currently sits on the Board of Directors of the Partnership for New York City and the Inner-City Scholarship Fund. Martin also serves on the Manhattan College Board of Trustees as well as the Advisory Board of the School of Science and is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society.

John Wren

Omnicom Group

John Wren is Chairman & CEO for Omnicom Group.

John Wren

John Wren is the Chairman and CEO of Omnicom Group, a Fortune 500 company and premier global provider of marketing communications services. He was named CEO in 1997 and elected President in 1996. Under his leadership, Omnicom has achieved status as a world-class company with one of the best corporate and divisional management in the advertising industry.

Omnicom manages a portfolio of global marketing leaders, consistently recognized as being among the world’s best creative, including BBDO, DDB, FleishmanHillard, Interbrand, Ketchum, OMD, PHD, Porter Novelli, Rapp, and TBWA. Omnicom companies work with more than 5,000 global, national and local clients all over the world, providing brand advertising, media planning and buying, digital and promotional marketing, CRM, public relations and other specialty communications services.

Omnicom has been named a “Most Admired Company” by Fortune, consistently appears among the top 250 performers of the Fortune 500, and was ranked Number One in its peer group by The Wall Street Journal. Mr. Wren has also been recognized as one of the Best-Performing CEOs in the World by Harvard Business Review, Best CEO by Institutional Investor and as Executive of the Year by Advertising Age.

Mr. Wren was part of the team that created Omnicom Group in 1986, two years after entering the advertising business as an Executive Vice President with Needham Harper Worldwide. He was appointed CEO of the Diversified Agency Services (DAS) division of Omnicom in 1990, and was responsible for developing this division into the holding company’s fastest growing and largest operating group, comprised of innovative companies in a wide array of communication disciplines ranging from public relations to branding.

As CEO of DAS and then Omnicom, Mr. Wren has championed the company’s investment in the recruitment and development of top talent through several key programs, including Omnicom University, the industry standard for senior management training in professional service firms. In addition, the American Advertising Federation (AAF) honored him as a pioneer and supporter of Diversity.

Mr. Wren is a member of the International Business Council of the World Economic Forum and is active in a number of philanthropic endeavors. A member of the Board of Directors of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, and a Trustee of the Arthur Ashe Foundation, Mr. Wren also supports healthcare education for disadvantaged communities and has been recognized for his contributions to the community with numerous accolades, among them the Gold Medal Award from the Catholic Youth Organization and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor.

Trent Green

One Medical

Trent Green is Chief Executive Officer for One Medical.

Trent Green

Trent Green serves as CEO of One Medical, the leading member-based primary care organization transforming health care with its human-centered, technology-powered model. After One Medical's growth into a leading national organization through a successful IPO, One Medical has become part of Amazon. Trent previously served in a variety of leadership roles at Legacy Health, a regional health system in Portland, Oregon. Prior to Legacy, Trent spent a decade as a management consultant.

John Hope Bryant

Operation HOPE

John Hope Bryant is Chief Executive Officer for Operation HOPE.

John Hope Bryant

Named as one of Georgia Trend magazine’s 2020 “Notable Georgians”, one of Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “Most Admired CEOs” in 2018, American Banker magazine 2016 “Innovator of the Year”, Inc.’s “The World’s 10 Top CEOs” (honorable mention), and one of Time magazine’s “50 Leaders for the Future” named in 1994, John Hope Bryant is an American entrepreneur, author, philanthropist, and prominent thought leader on financial inclusion, economic empowerment, and financial dignity. For the past three consecutive years, Bryant has been named in the “100 Most Influential Atlantans” listing developed by the Atlanta Business Chronicle that spotlights Atlanta’s top business and civic influencers. Operation HOPE is acknowledged as one of (No. 41) “Atlanta’s 50 Largest Nonprofit Organizations,” (ranked by revenue) included in the 2019-2020 Book of Lists—a publication of the Atlanta Business Chronicle.

Bryant is the founder, chairman, and chief executive officer of Operation HOPE, Inc. the largest not-for-profit and best-in-class provider of financial literacy, financial inclusion and economic empowerment tools and services in the United States for youth and adults; chairman and chief executive officer of Bryant Group Ventures and The Promise Homes Company, the largest for-profit minority-controlled owners of institutional-quality, single-family residential rental homes in the U.S., and co-founder of Global Dignity. He is responsible for financial literacy becoming the policy of the U.S. federal government.

Bryant is the author of bestsellers; The Memo: Five Rules for Your Economic Liberation (Berrett-Koehler, 2017), How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class (Berrett-Koehler, 2014), and LOVE LEADERSHIP: The New Way to Lead in a Fear-Based World (Jossey-Bass, 2009). He is one of the only bestselling authors on economics and business leadership in the world today who happens to also be African-American.

Kevin Lynch


Kevin Lynch is Chief Executive Officer for Optiv.

Kevin Lynch

Kevin Lynch is a seasoned executive with more than 35 years of strategic and operating experience, largely in professional and technical services, operating at scale within private and public environments, with a proven track record of delivering growth and exceptional financial returns.

As Optiv’s chief executive officer (CEO) and a board member, Lynch is responsible for executing the company’s vision to challenge the status quo by delivering innovative cybersecurity solutions that create simplicity and confidence for clients around the world.

Lynch joined Optiv from Deloitte, where he served in a variety of leadership roles for 20 years, including: Chief Global Officer, overseeing $1.2B of annual investment and optimizing the U.S. partnership’s global interests; leading and doubling the scale of the firm’s Technology, Media and Telecommunications industry practice; revolutionizing the firm’s Strategy practice to compete and take substantial share from deeply entrenched incumbents; and as Senior Partner, re-architecting and substantially growing the firm’s mergers and acquisition services revenue, serving many of the firm’s largest clients as an overall advisory partner in the technology infrastructure, cloud, cybersecurity and computing segments.

Prior to Deloitte, Lynch was chief strategy officer at AECOM, a Fortune 150 global engineering and construction services firm, where he was tasked with driving growth across the company’s portfolio. Lynch was also a director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, focused on the intersection of strategy and technology.

A board director for Optiv and Ten Eleven Ventures, Lynch serves on the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board (CED) Technology and Innovation think tank. He is also a member of the Forbes Technology Council, the Wall Street Journal’s CEO Council and is a regular lecturer on the topics of growth, strategy and cybersecurity. He has enjoyed a long career as a board-level advisor with a wide array of public and private organizations on subjects like capital allocation, emerging trends and strategic choices.

Lynch received a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Southern California and a MBA with honors from the University of Washington.

John Pfeifer

Oshkosh Corporation

John Pfeifer is President and CEO for Oshkosh Corporation.

John Pfeifer

John Pfeifer is Oshkosh Corporation’s President and Chief Executive Officer and is a member of the Company’s Board of Directors, positions he has held since April 2021. Prior to his appointment as CEO, Mr. Pfeifer served as President and Chief Operating Officer.

Prior to joining Oshkosh Corporation in 2019, Mr. Pfeifer served 13 years with Brunswick Corporation, most recently as Senior Vice President and President of Mercury Marine, a global leader in marine propulsion systems, parts and accessories. During his Brunswick tenure, Mr. Pfeifer also served as President of Brunswick Marine in Europe, Middle East and Africa, as well as President of the Brunswick Asia Pacific Group. Earlier in his career, Mr. Pfeifer held executive and general management positions with ITT Corporation and Milacron, Inc. Mr. Pfeifer brings over 25 years of senior leadership and global management experience to Oshkosh Corporation.

Mr. Pfeifer is on the board of The Manitowoc Company, a global leader of industrial cranes and lifting solutions, and is a board member at the National Exchange Bank and Trust. Additionally, he serves as a board member of Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) and is a trustee at Marian University.

Mr. Pfeifer has a bachelor’s degree in economics and Japanese language from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.

Christopher Kemper


Christopher Kemper is Founder, Chairman, & Chief Executive Officer for Palmetto.

Christopher Kemper

Chris is the Chairman, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Palmetto Clean Technology, Inc. He is a mission-oriented leader focused on technology solutions to climate change. Chris’ approach blends capitalism with environmentalism, focusing on re-imagining decentralized energy systems and a decarbonized future. As outlined in his manifesto, the New Utility Revolution, technological advancements, and economic advantages created by clean technology are approaching a tipping point in the global energy infrastructure. The need to democratize access to clean energy and the need to reduce global warming and emissions is quickly driving the realization that clean energy now makes good business sense for the planet’s survival.

Chris originally started Palmetto in London after refining his skill set in both policy and finance from organizations including Compagnie Financiere Tradition and the United Nations. In both capacities, he worked primarily with, and in, developing countries to deliver clean technologies in an effort to leapfrog and work outside of an antiquated centralized utility grid structure.

In those early days, Palmetto was focused on sourcing, financing, and developing renewable energy projects around the world, but primarily in the least developed countries. Palmetto’s technology offerings ranged from hydroelectric power to bio-gas digestion to wind power. Projects also varied in size/scope, ranging from utility-sized to residential size. With lessons learned, Chris closed the United Kingdom operations and returned to the United States to re-incorporate Palmetto with a focus on a scalable approach to renewable energy - focusing on the homeowner.

In re-incorporating Palmetto in the United States, Chris focused on the residential solar sector through financing activities similar to the UK-based model. Starting in 2010, and over the next eight years, Palmetto grew into a vertically integrated residential solar company. In this emerging market, Chris realized that trust and transparency were needed across the board: consumers, distribution partners, build partners and service providers; a marketplace concept was born. Chris continues to lead the company toward the marketplace, energy-as-a-service model, while ensuring the Company is grounded by two major principles - building trust with our customers and driving as much transparency as is possible.

As a result of Chris’ hard learned experiences and his vision, today, Palmetto is one of the leading clean technology marketplaces and stands as one of the largest job creators (direct and indirect) in the sector. The Company features a rapidly growing customer base that is experiencing the financial and environmental value of clean technology.

Chris has undertaken study in business, economics, and policy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of North Carolina, Ball State University and at Rhodes College. With his graduate degrees in hand, Chris aspires to complete his doctorate-level coursework in environmental economics, which he plans to use to continue educating populations about the environment and the ramifications of climate change.

Chris is an avid hiker, a struggling fly fisherman, and is active in charitable giving through his foundation that focuses on supporting early-stage companies, entrepreneurs, and mission driven organizations. He lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Nikesh Arora

Palo Alto Networks

Nikesh Arora is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman for Palo Alto Networks.

Nikesh Arora

Nikesh Arora is chairman and CEO of Palo Alto Networks, the leading cybersecurity company in the world. During his tenure of four years, Nikesh has led the company through a major transformation to become the partner of choice for enterprise organizations and governments around the world.

Before joining Palo Alto Networks in 2018, Mr. Arora served as president and chief operating officer of SoftBank Group Corp. Prior to that, he spent ten years at Google, Inc. as a senior executive, where he was senior vice president and chief business officer, president of global sales operations and business development, and president of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. Mr. Arora’s career also includes serving as chief marketing officer for the T-Mobile International Division of Deutsche Telekom AG, and chief executive officer and founder of T-Motion PLC, which merged with T-Mobile International in 2002.

Nikesh serves on the board of Compagnie Financière Richemont S.A., a public Switzerland-based luxury goods holding company, and Tipping Point, a non-profit organization that fights poverty in the Bay Area. Previously, he served on the boards of SoftBank Group Corp., Sprint Corp., Colgate-Palmolive Inc., and Yahoo! Japan, among others. He holds an M.B.A. in business administration from Northeastern University, an M.S. in finance from Boston College, and a B. Tech. in electrical engineering from the Institute of Technology at Banaras Hindu University.

Nikesh has received numerous awards for leadership and influence including ETs 2015 Global Indian of the Year, CRN’s Top 100 Executives “Most influential”, Comparably’s 5th Annual list of Best CEOs for Women. Under his leadership, Palo Alto Networks received the top ranking on Newsweek’s 100 Most Loved Workplaces in 2022.

John Caplan


John Caplan is Chief Executive Officer for Payoneer.

John Caplan

John Caplan is the CEO and Director of Payoneer. He is an executive, investor, and entrepreneur with a track record of scaling companies in the digital economy. Previously, he was President of North America and Europe at, the cross-border B2B business unit of Alibaba Group. In this role, he helped lead its transformation into one of Alibaba Group’s fastest growing and most profitable business units. Caplan joined Alibaba’s team in 2017 following its acquisition of OpenSky, an SMB software platform he founded in 2009, which empowered e-commerce SMBs to optimize their distribution across marketplaces. Mr. Caplan was also previously Chief Executive Officer at Ford Models, Inc., a fashion talent agency, and CMO of, an internet publishing business. Mr. Caplan has a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Rochester (1991).

Albert Bourla


Albert Bourla is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Pfizer.

Albert Bourla

As Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Albert Bourla leads Pfizer in its purpose, Breakthroughs that change patients’ lives, with a focus on driving the scientific and commercial innovation needed to have a transformational impact on human health.

During his more than 25 years at Pfizer, Albert has built a diverse and successful career, holding several senior positions across a range of markets and disciplines. The global nature of his work – having lived and worked in eight different cities and led teams across five continents – has informed his understanding of the needs of patients and healthcare systems around the world and deepened his commitment to helping ensure equitable access to medicines and vaccines.

When he took the reins as CEO in January 2019, Albert accelerated Pfizer’s transformation to become a more science-driven, innovative company – divesting its consumer and off-patent products businesses and dramatically increasing its R&D and digital innovation budgets. To create a culture in which the company’s people and science could thrive, Albert and his leadership team established Pfizer’s Purpose Blueprint, which included four core values: courage, excellence, equity and joy.

A powerful example of Pfizer’s capabilities and culture was seen in the company’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Refusing to accept public funding and instead investing more than $2 billion dollars at-risk, Albert inspired colleagues to deliver a safe and effective vaccine in just eight months – a process that typically take 8-10 years – without compromising quality or integrity. A year later, continuing to move at the speed of science, Pfizer delivered the first FDA-authorized oral antiviral treatment for COVID-19 by implementing the same sense of urgency and new ways of working that had made the vaccine program so successful. The company is now applying many of these “lightspeed” principles to projects across a wide range of therapeutic areas, including cancer, cardiovascular disease, inflammatory conditions and more.

Under Albert’s leadership, Pfizer also has further strengthened its commitment to Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) principles. This includes issuing the biopharmaceutical industry’s first Sustainability Bond addressing capital investments in both environmental and social initiatives; launching the company’s first ESG report; and completing an extensive priority issue assessment to confirm where and how Pfizer can have the greatest long-term impact.

Albert is a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and holds a Ph.D. in the Biotechnology of Reproduction from the Veterinary School of Aristotle University. In January 2022, he was named the 2022 Genesis Prize Laureate in recognition of his leadership during the pandemic. In 2021, he was named CEO of the Year by CNN Business, included in Insider Magazine’s Most Transformative CEOs list, and inducted into the Crain’s New York Business 2021 Hall of Fame. That same year, he received the Appeal of Conscience Award in recognition of his extraordinary leadership in service of the global community and The Atlantic Council’s Distinguished Business Leadership Award for his and Pfizer’s work on the COVID-19 vaccine. He is on the executive committee of The Partnership for New York City, a vice president of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Manufacturers & Associations, a director on multiple boards – Pfizer Inc., The Pfizer Foundation, PhRMA and Catalyst – and a Trustee of the United States Council for International Business. In addition, Albert is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Business Roundtable, the Business Council and the New York City Mayor’s Corporate Council.

Stephen Ubl

Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

Stephen Ubl is President and Chief Executive Officer for Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA).

Stephen Ubl

Stephen J. Ubl is president and chief executive officer of the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), which represents America's leading biopharmaceutical research companies. Mr. Ubl leads PhRMA's work preserving and strengthening a health care and economic environment that encourages medical innovation, new drug discovery, and access to life-saving medicines. “If anyone can find areas of agreement with the critics, or at least work productively with them, it may be Mr. Ubl," the New York Times wrote in February 2016. "He is more conversant with the intricacies of health policy, and more adept at the politics." He is routinely recognized as one of Washington’s most effective advocates, and, in 2019, was named one of Business Insider’s “DC Healthcare Power Players.” He is part of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council and the CNBC CEO Council. He is consistently named to Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” list and is identified as a top health influencer by Medical Marketing & Media and PR Week magazines.

Razat Gaurav


Razat Gaurav is Chairman of the Board & Chief Executive Officer for Planview.

Razat Gaurav

Razat Gaurav is chief executive officer of Planview, joining the company in 2021. Razat has over 20 years of experience in the enterprise software space, with a proven track record of driving innovation-based growth and scaling up technology businesses. He is a trusted advisor to leading executives, boards and investors on topics related to digital transformation initiatives.

Prior to joining Planview, Razat was the CEO of LLamasoft, the leader in AI-based supply chain design and decisioning software. At LLamasoft, he drove an expanded product vision combined with a purpose-driven culture enabling the company to more than double its revenue in three years and resulted in a successful $1.5 billion acquisition by Coupa in November 2020. Prior to LLamasoft, Razat held leadership positions at Blue Yonder, i2 Technologies and Ernst & Young’s management consulting practice. He also served on the Board of Directors of Sparta Systems and LLamasoft. Razat was recognized by Goldman Sachs as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2020.

Razat serves on the Advisory Board of the University of Michigan’s Industrial and Operations Engineering (IOE) department. He is also engaged in various philanthropic and policy initiatives related to medical research, STEM education across minorities and efforts to reduce carbon emissions. Razat graduated with honors in Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.

Tim Ryan


Tim Ryan is US Chair and Senior Partner for PwC.

Tim Ryan

Tim Ryan is US Chairman and Senior Partner. Previously he served as the Vice Chairman, having responsibility for the firm’s strategy function and stakeholder relationships including investor relations, regulatory affairs, public policy, corporate responsibility, marketing and sales and human capital. 

Tim has over 25 years of diversified experience serving clients in the financial services industry in the U.S. and internationally. Prior to his current role, Tim led PwC's Assurance practice and before that, he led PwC's U.S. Financial Services practice and PwC's Consumer Finance Group. 

He has been published or quoted in numerous publications and is a frequent contributor to industry events. Tim was a member of PwC’s "Closing the Expectation Gap Committee." This committee designed and implemented improvements to PwC's audit process to address gaps between the expectations of constituents and accounting standards. He has also served on the US Board of Partners and Principals and the network's Global Board. 

Tim is a certified public accountant in Massachusetts and New York and a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Tim serves on the Board of Trustees for the Securities and Exchange Commission Historical Society. He graduated from Babson College where he studied accounting and communications and remains an active and proud alum. A Boston native, he joined the firm after graduation. Tim is the proud father of six children and is passionate about spending time with his kids, hockey, running and reading.

Sumedh Thakar


Sumedh Thakar is Chief Executive Officer and President for Qualys.

Sumedh Thakar

As CEO, Sumedh leads the company’s vision and strategic direction. He joined Qualys in 2003 in engineering and grew within the company, taking various leadership roles focused on helping Qualys deliver on its platform vision. Since 2014, he has served as Chief Product Officer at Qualys, where he oversaw all things product, including engineering, development, product management, cloud operations, DevOps, and customer support. A product fanatic and engineer at heart, he is a driving force behind expanding the platform from Vulnerability Management into broader areas of security and compliance, helping customers consolidate their security stack. This includes the rollout of the game-changing VMDR (Vulnerability Management, Detection and Response) that continually detects and prevents risk to their systems, Multi-Vector EDR, which focuses on protecting endpoints as well as Container Security, Compliance and Web Application Security solutions. Sumedh was also instrumental in the build-up of multiple Qualys sites resulting in a global 24x7 follow-the-sun product team.

Sumedh is a long-time proponent of SaaS and cloud computing. He previously worked at Intacct, a cloud-based financial and accounting software provider. He also worked at Northwest Airlines developing complex algorithms for its yield and revenue management reservation system. Sumedh has a bachelor’s degree in computer engineering with distinction from the University of Pune.

Tamara Lundgren

Radius Recycling

Tamara Lundgren is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer for Radius Recycling.

Tamara Lundgren

Tamara L. Lundgren is the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Radius Recycling (NASDAQ: RDUS) one of the largest manufacturers and exporters of recycled metal products in North America with operating facilities located in 25 states, Puerto Rico, and Western Canada. Before its rebranding in July 2023, Radius was known as Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.

Under Lundgren's leadership, the Company has experienced remarkable growth, transforming from a regional Pacific Northwest enterprise into a leading global provider of recycled metal products and services. This achievement reflects both the significant expansion of the Company's platform and operating model and strategic investments in advanced metal recovery technologies. These efforts have positioned the Company to effectively meet the rising global demand for recycled metals, particularly in support of the worldwide shift towards low carbon technologies. The Company’s core values of Safety, Sustainability, and Integrity serve as the foundation of its culture and underpin significant recognitions, including being listed as one of TIME’s 100 Most Influential Companies of 2023 and named as the Most Sustainable Company in the World by Corporate Knights in 2023. In addition, Radius has been honored by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® for nine consecutive years and has been certified as a Great Place to Work® for the past three years.

Lundgren joined Radius in 2005 as Chief Strategy Officer and held positions of increasing responsibility, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. She was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer in 2008 and Chairman in 2020. Prior to joining Radius, she was an investment banker and lawyer with 25 years of experience in the U.S. and Europe, including as a Managing Director at JPMorgan Chase and Deutsche Bank in London and New York, and a partner in the Washington, DC law firm of Hogan & Hartson, LLP.

Lundgren is Chair of the Board of Directors of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, a member of the Board of Directors of Ryder System, Inc., and a Trustee of The Conference Board. She completed five years as a member of the President’s Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, having been appointed by President Obama in 2016 and reappointed by President Trump in 2018. She is also a member of the Business Roundtable, the China Center Advisory Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and the President’s Advisory Council of Wellesley College. Lundgren was Chairman of the Board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce from 2014-2015.

Lundgren earned a B.A. degree from Wellesley College and a J.D. degree from the Northwestern University School of Law.

Marc-Etienne Julien

Randstad North America

Marc-Etienne Julien is Chief Executive for Randstad North America.

Marc-Etienne Julien

Marc-Etienne has been an integral part of Randstad since 2001. Starting as Regional Business Development Manager, unwavering dedication and passion have propelled him to the role of Chief Executive of Randstad North America where he is leading the digital transformation of the human capital space, driven by innovation and human-centric ideas. Notably, he was appointed Chief Talent Officer in January 2023 and a member of the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) for Randstad N. V. focused on making Randstad a partner of choice for global talent enhancing relevance, attractiveness, and leveraging digitalization at scale. It was in October 2023 that he was appointed Chief Executive for Randstad North America, further solidifying his realm of expertise within the ELT.

Prior to this, he served as Chief Executive of Canada, where he introduced new business concepts with a view of expanding the portfolio of solutions and adding value for Randstad’s clients. In July 2020, Marc-Etienne assumed the role of Managing Director, Global Talent, with the with a clear mission to enhance the talent experience and attract the right individuals to support our ambitious global objectives. His commitment to excellence across the talent acquisition spectrum led him to also take on the role of Global Perm Managing Director, all while executing his MD responsibilities.

Marc-Etienne completed his BBA at Bishop University in Lennoxville, Quebec, Canada and has also made significant contributions. He served two years on the National Board of the Association of Canadian Search, Employment and Staffing Services (ACSESS), showcasing his dedication to our industry's growth and development.

He is the founder of The Randstad Ride, a charitable bike ride created to honour one Randstad employee’s fight against cancer now it its tenth year..

Brian Murphy


Brian Murphy is Founder and CEO for ReliaQuest.

Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy is founder and CEO of ReliaQuest, one of the largest and fastest growing companies in the global enterprise cybersecurity market. ReliaQuest increases visibility, reduces complexity and manages risk with its cloud-native security operations platform, GreyMatter. Murphy has grown ReliaQuest from a boot-strapped startup to high-growth unicorn with a valuation of over $1 billion, over $200 million in annual recurring revenue and more than 1,200 team members across six global operating centers. ReliaQuest and Murphy have received numerous industry and community accolades.

Murphy is passionate about cybersecurity, youth education and entrepreneurship. He serves as Board Chairman and Founders Circle Member for Embarc Collective, Florida’s fastest growing and largest startup hub, was recognized as EY Entrepreneur of the Year in 2017 and in 2022 was inducted as the youngest member of The Florida State University College of Business Hall of Fame.

Matt Oppenheimer


Matt Oppenheimer is Co-Founder & CEO for Remitly.

Matt Oppenheimer

Matt Oppenheimer is the co-founder and CEO of Remitly, a leading digital financial services provider for immigrants and their families in over 170 countries. Remitly’s vision is to transform the lives of millions of immigrants and their families by providing the most trusted financial services in the world. Remitly’s reliable and easy-to-use app eliminates the long wait times, complexities, and fees typical of traditional remittance processes so more money makes it home with complete peace of mind.

Matt has lived and worked on three continents and traveled to nearly 100 countries. Prior to co-founding Remitly, Matt lived in Kenya where he worked on mobile and internet banking initiatives for Barclays Bank Kenya. Living abroad, he experienced firsthand how painful it could be to send money across borders and witnessed how far that money could go once it made it home. In Matt’s own words, remittances are all about trust, and he’s committed to making Remitly the most trusted financial service provider in the world.

Matt received the International Service Excellence Award for Customer Service CEO of the Year in 2022. He was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2016 in the PNW and has been recognized as a Puget Sound Business Journal “40 Under 40” honoree for his work with Remitly. Matt holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Psychology from Dartmouth College. In addition to his role as Remitly CEO, Matt has also served on the board of directors of BECU since 2018.

Bill Rudin

Rudin Management Company, Inc

Bill Rudin is Co-Chairman & CEO for Rudin Management Company, Inc.

Bill Rudin

As CEO & Co-Chairman of Rudin Management Company, William C. Rudin oversees the Rudin real estate portfolio of 16 office towers comprising more than 10 million square feet of Class A space, 17 luxury apartment buildings, and a world-class residential development project, all in New York City (

The integration of technology and environmental design is a hallmark of the Rudin’s development philosophy. Unique examples of this integration include Dock 72 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard, a new 675,000 square-foot commercial building of innovative and collaborative work spaces (; The Greenwich Lane, the former St. Vincent’s hospital site that is presently being adaptively reused into a new, state-of-the-art, mixed-use development that will include residential, retail, community facilities, healthcare, open space and educational facilities (, and 130 W. 12th St., a classic prewar 42-unit condominium, which was renovated in 2011-2012 to LEED Gold standard and is the winner of the Global Green’s 13th Annual Sustainable Green Building Design Award; and is one of the city’s first residential LEED Neighborhood Developments. The Rudin portfolio also includes commercial buildings: The Thomson Reuters building at 3 Times Square, 55 Broad Street ( and 32 Sixth Avenue (, which houses global media, education, and communications and tech firms such as iHeartMedia, New York University, Verizon, T-Mobile, Tribeca Film Institute, and Dentsu Holdings USA.

On behalf of business, civic and trade organizations, Bill is one of the real estate industry’s strongest and most influential voices advancing pro-business public policy. Bill works tirelessly in Washington, DC, Albany and City Hall on behalf of groups including the Real Estate Board of New York (REBNY), the Real Estate Roundtable, the Association for a Better New York (ABNY), and the Partnership for New York City. Bill’s focus is promoting policies that will continue diversifying the city’s economy in order to generate jobs and bring renewed vitality to New York City’s businesses and its commercial and residential real estate marketplace.

Bill is the Founding Chairman and current Board Member of the Battery Conservancy and is a former Chairman and current Board Member of ABNY, REBNY and RER. He is a Board Member of the Partnership for New York City, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York University and the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation. He is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations, The Economic Club of New York and The New York City Marathon Committee.

Bill and his wife, Ophelia, reside in New York City along with their daughter Samantha and her husband, David, and their son Michael and his wife, Sabrina. They are also proud grandparents of four. Bill and his family proudly continue the Rudin tradition of helping to make New York City a better place to live, work and visit.

Toni Townes-Whitley


Toni Townes-Whitley is Chief Executive Officer for SAIC.

Toni Townes-Whitley

Toni Townes-Whitley is chief executive officer of SAIC. With annual revenues of $6.9 billion and approximately 24,000 employees, SAIC provides engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets.

Townes-Whitley became CEO and was elected to SAIC’s Board of Directors in October 2023. Townes-Whitley has a distinguished and proven track record of driving strong enterprise financial results and fostering an inclusive culture focused on entrepreneurship and high performance. In her past role as President, U.S. Regulated Industries at Microsoft, she led the company’s public sector and regulated commercial industries including education, financial services, government, and healthcare, managing $16B of annual revenue.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Townes-Whitley was president of CGI Federal, where she was responsible for a portfolio of more than $1 billion, leading 6,600 employees to deliver greater value to US Government civilian, defense, and intelligence sectors. Previously, Toni held several management roles at Unisys Corporation leading global and commercial-sector system integration and the Federal Civilian group, where she achieved 500 percent revenue growth and doubled profitability.

Toni is a global tech leader who serves as an Independent Director/Trustee on 4 Boards: Nasdaq, Thurgood Marshall College Fund, Partnership for Public Service, and the Princeton Faith & Work Initiative. She is a guest lecturer on technology ethics and entrepreneurism in the public sector at Stanford and Princeton Universities.

She earned her bachelor's degree in public policy and economics from Princeton University’s School of Public & International Affairs (SPIA) and has received certifications from Wharton Executive Education, New York University, and the Performance Management Institute.

Toni’s work has been recognized across many industries, making her the recipient of numerous awards that include Fortune’s Most Powerful Women: Ones to Watch, Women in Technology Leadership, Black Enterprise Top Executive, FedScoop Top50 for Industry Leadership, the 2020 IES Lifetime Achievement Award, NVTC Tech 100 Executive, Federal 100 Industry Eagle Award, and “Woman of the Year” by the Washington-based STEM for Her organization.

In addition to her current board service, Toni has been a long-time advisor to and fundraiser for the Women’s Center of Northern Virginia, and a past president and Board Chair of Women in Technology. Toni continues to support the US Peace Corps, for which she volunteered for three years as a village teacher in Gabon (Central Africa).

Mark McClain

SailPoint Technologies

Mark McClain is Chief Executive Officer & Founder for SailPoint Technologies.

Mark McClain

In his role as CEO and Founder of SailPoint (NYSE:SAIL), Mark brings almost 35 years of experience in technology, with over 20 years as a founder and leader of innovative identity management companies. Under Mark’s direction, the company has grown into a publicly recognized leader in its market. Mark directs and drives the overall vision and strategy for SailPoint, which is underpinned by his commitment and passion for building top-performing teams, creating a collaborative and innovative work environment, and focusing continuously on the needs of customers.

Teaming is a concept that Mark promotes throughout the company: teaming with forward-thinking customers to understand their needs, with partners to ensure customer success, and ultimately within SailPoint to develop innovative, market-leading solutions. Mark is passionate about maintaining the spirit of teamwork, even as SailPoint grows its employee base and its global presence to offices around the world.

Prior to SailPoint, he co-founded Waveset Technologies, which was ultimately acquired by Sun Microsystems. Mark’s career also includes diverse experience in international sales and marketing with Hewlett-Packard and IBM/Tivoli Systems.

Marc Metrick


Marc Metrick is Chief Executive Officer for Saks.

Marc Metrick

Marc J. Metrick is Chief Executive Officer of Saks, a premier luxury ecommerce platform. A highly accomplished retail industry executive with deep experience in strategy development, merchandising, marketing, operations and finance, Metrick has more than 25 years of experience in the industry, more than half of which included years in senior leadership roles at Saks Fifth Avenue and HBC.

Mr. Metrick previously led Saks Fifth Avenue, a role he assumed in April 2015 and during which he led a successful transformation of the retailer, resulting in several quarters of industry-leading performance. Metrick also served as HBC’s Chief Administrative Officer, reporting to the Office of the Chairman, where he developed corporate strategies for all of the company’s operating units and sat on HBC’s Executive Committee. Metrick played an instrumental role in HBC’s acquisition of Saks in 2013 and focused on developing the strategy that Saks is now successfully pursuing. He joined Hudson’s Bay Company in 2012 as Chief Marketing Officer, where he oversaw all marketing and digital commerce for Hudson’s Bay and Lord + Taylor. Prior to this, Metrick served as the Chief Strategy Officer at Saks Fifth Avenue.

Metrick is a member of the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the National Retail Federation, and he is on the Advisory Board of the Jay H. Baker Retailing Center at The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also a member of the Economic Club of New York and represents Saks with the Partnership for New York City.

Metrick has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston University.

Timothy Wennes

Santander US

Timothy Wennes is Chief Executive Officer for Santander US.

Timothy Wennes

Tim Wennes is the Santander US Chief Executive Officer and Country Head, as well as President and Chief Executive Officer of Santander Bank, N.A. (SBNA). Tim is responsible for managing all Santander US businesses, as well as establishing and executing long-range growth strategies in the United States.

Santander US is comprised of Santander Bank, with top 20 multifamily and commercial real estate lending businesses and growing consumer and commercial banking activities in the Northeast; Santander Consumer – a top 10 auto lender; strong corporate and investment banking division; and a thriving wealth management business. With a focus on digital innovation and investments that drive a best-in-class customer experience, Tim and his leadership team are building on Santander’s global strength and scale to accelerate growth and brand recognition in the U.S.

Tim joined Santander in September 2019. He has more than 30 years of experience in banking and finance, and is a member of the Santander Holdings USA, Inc. and SBNA Boards of Directors and Executive Committees. Tim was appointed to the Santander Consumer USA Holdings, Inc., the Banco Santander International and the Pierpont Capital Holdings LLC Boards of Directors in August 2022. He also serves on the governing board for the nonprofit Operation HOPE, Inc., which focuses on financial dignity and inclusion, and helping people secure a better future through financial education.

Tim earned a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and an MBA in International Business from California State University Fullerton.

Jared Isaacman


Jared Isaacman is Chief Executive Officer for Shift4.

Jared Isaacman

Jared Isaacman is a visionary entrepreneur, successful business leader, and accomplished pilot and astronaut. With a remarkable blend of business acumen and a passion for exceeding expectations, Isaacman has made significant contributions to the financial technology, defense, and aerospace industries. As the founder of both Shift4 (NYSE: FOUR) and Draken International, he has spearheaded numerous advancements in commerce technology and national defense strategies.

Isaacman founded Shift4 in 1999 at sixteen years old in the basement of his parents’ home. Under his leadership, Shift4 has consistently pushed boundaries, developing cutting-edge payment technologies and solutions that empower businesses across various sectors. In 2022, Shift4 employed over 2,500 people and processed over $200 billion in payments for more than 200,000 customers across the U.S. and Europe. In 2020, Shift4 went public on the New York Stock Exchange. In 2021, Isaacman was named EY Entrepreneur of the Year in recognition of his leadership at Shift4 and demonstrated long-term value through entrepreneurial spirit, purpose, and growth.

In addition to running Shift4, Isaacman co-founded Draken International in 2012, a provider of tactical aviation services for all branches of the U.S. Military, Department of Defense, and global allied militaries. With a fleet of 150 tactical fighter aircraft, Draken owned and operated the world's largest commercial fleet of ex-military aircraft to support military training objectives around the globe. Isaacman sold the company in 2019 to Blackstone.

Isaacman's ambitions have always extended far beyond the corporate realm. He is an accomplished pilot with over 7,500 hours in aircraft ranging from commercial to fighter jets. In 2021, he made history by commanding Inspiration4, the world’s first all-civilian mission to orbit. The SpaceX mission was named Inspiration4 to reflect the crew's goal to inspire support for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital® and send a humanitarian message of possibility. Inspiration4 represented a new era for human spaceflight and raised over $250 million for St. Jude.

Isaacman also holds several world records, including one for a Speed-Around-The-World flight. He used that endeavor to raise money and awareness for the Make-a-Wish Foundation®. He has also flown in over 100 airshows as part of the Black Diamond Jet Team, dedicating every performance to a charitable cause. A passionate supporter of children’s health and science education initiatives, Isaacman also worked to raise awareness for such organizations, including The U.S. Space & Rocket Center’s Space Camp and the DaVinci Science Center.

Jared Isaacman's remarkable journey as an entrepreneur, CEO, and astronaut showcases his relentless pursuit of excellence and his unwavering belief in the power of innovation. Through his leadership at Shift4 and his groundbreaking exploits in aviation and space, Isaacman seeks to inspire individuals worldwide to dream big and reach for the stars.

Isaacman resides in Pennsylvania with his wife, Monica, and their two children.

Tony Lefebvre

Signature Aviation

Tony Lefebvre is Chief Executive Officer for Signature Aviation.

Tony Lefebvre

Tony joined Signature in July 2013 as President and Chief Operating Officer of Aircraft Service International Group and has been responsible for a number of portfolio businesses during his tenure, including Global Engine Services and Signature TECHNICAir. Tony has over 25 years’ experience in the aviation industry.

Prior to joining Signature, Tony was the Chief Operating Officer of Spirit Airlines and previous to that role he was with US Airways serving as their Managing Director Europe. Tony holds a BS in Business from the University of Maryland.

Rajesh Vashist


Rajesh Vashist is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for SiTime.

Rajesh Vashist

Rajesh Vashist is SiTime’s Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and has served in this role since September 2007. Prior to joining SiTime, Mr. Vashist served as CEO and chairman of the board of directors of Ikanos Communications, Inc., a semiconductor and software development company, from July 1999 to October 2006. Mr. Vashist led the organization from a two-person pre-revenue startup to a public company with a 90% market share and a market value of $600M. Prior to Ikanos, Mr. Vashist served as a general manager of a $450M business unit at Adaptec, a storage company, and held various general management and marketing positions at Rightworks, an ERP software company, Vitelic Semiconductor and Samsung Semiconductor. Mr. Vashist holds a B.S. in engineering from NIT Rourkela in India and an MBA from Marquette University.

Thomas Sonderman

SkyWater Technology

Thomas Sonderman is President & Chief Executive Officer for SkyWater Technology.

Thomas Sonderman

Thomas Sonderman serves as president & CEO for SkyWater and is a member of the company’s board of directors, with comprehensive responsibility for all business functions and operations.  He has served in this position since 2017, shortly after SkyWater was formed as a spin-off of Cypress Semiconductor’s 200 mm semiconductor manufacturing facility in Bloomington, Minnesota.  

Prior to joining SkyWater, Mr. Sonderman was vice president and general manager for Rudolph Technologies’ Integrated Solutions Group where he was responsible for delivering industry-leading growth and profitability for the company’s software division. Previously, he served as vice president of Manufacturing Technology at Globalfoundries, formed as a spin-off of AMD’s manufacturing operations. Mr. Sonderman built and led a team that transformed this AMD’s manufacturing operation into an independent manufacturing powerhouse able to effectively compete with companies ten times its size. Prior to the spin-off, Mr. Sonderman served for over a decade in various executive management and engineering positions with AMD.

He has authored numerous articles in the area of manufacturing technology, holds 50 patents and is a sought-after expert on semiconductor issues. Mr. Sonderman received a BS in Chemical Engineering from the Missouri University of Science Technology and an MS in Electrical Engineering from National Technological University. 

Brad Jackson


Brad Jackson is CEO & Co-Founder for Slalom.

Brad Jackson

I am fortunate to be CEO and Co-founder of Slalom, a localized and global consultancy with 42 offices and build centers throughout the world. With over 12,000 team members, Slalom is creating a multi-generational, employee-owned, multi-billion-dollar company dedicated to helping people reach for and realize their vision. At the intersection of technology, business, and analytics, we partner with the leaders of more than 1,800 of the world’s most influential companies to deliver exceptional results, accelerate and enable customer obsession, drive a relentless focus on team, empower an insurgent mindset and build operating foundations that unlock strategic advantages.

Like all Slalom team members, I work each day to advance our vision towards a world in which every person loves their work and their life. Our commitment to Slalom’s vision-led, purpose-driven, values-based culture has earned us a consistent reputation as one of the best places to work; including being named one of Fortune’s 100 Best Companies to Work For.

Outside of Slalom, I’m raising four wonderful children with my amazing wife Jill. Committed to leaving this world a better place than we found it, Jill and I are actively involved in and support many community and education organizations.

Stephen Marsh


Stephen Marsh is Chairman & Founder for Smarsh.

Stephen Marsh

Stephen Marsh founded Smarsh in 2001. Under his leadership, Smarsh has grown to become the leader in the enterprise information archiving industry.

In 2008 and 2009, the company was named to the Inc. 500 list of fastest-growing U.S. companies. It has been on the Inc. 5000 list for 15 consecutive years, and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 for seven years straight.

Stephen founded Archivist Capital, an investment company through which, in addition to supporting other founders, he collaborates with and advises other venture and private equity firms.

Earlier in his career, Stephen led product management and development efforts at CCBN, which is now a division of NASDAQ, and held roles at Fidelity Investments and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter.

Stephen is actively involved in the Oregon technology community and mentors the founders of more than a dozen fast-growing companies. He serves on the boards of several companies including Brandlive, Assent Compliance and COMPLY. In 2022, he was named Angel Investor of the Year by TiE Oregon. He was the recipient of the 2018 Technology Association of Oregon’s Sam Blackman Award, which honors Oregon’s top technology executive. In 2014, Stephen was named FTF News’ FinTech Person of the Year.

Stephen holds dual degrees in Information Management & Technology, and Economics from Syracuse University, where he currently serves on the iSchool Board of Advisors

Cindy Miller


Cindy Miller is President & Chief Executive Officer for Stericycle.

Cindy Miller

Cindy J. Miller was named President and Chief Executive Officer of Stericycle, Inc. on May 2, 2019, after serving as President and Chief Operating Officer since October 2018.Sheis responsible for the strategic direction and business transformation of the$2.7 billion services company based out of Bannockburn, Illinois. With approximately 15,000 employees in the U.S. and 16countries, Stericycle is a global leader in business-to-business services that protect health and well-being, including regulated waste and compliance, secure information destruction, and patient engagement.

A highly accomplished executive, Cindy has 30 years of global leadership in transportation, logistics, and operations with United Parcel Service (UPS). She started hercareer as a driver and quickly progressed through various operational roles including District Manager of Chicago. From there, Cindy pursued international roles and led regional operations in Europe, the Middle East,and Africa, eventually becoming President of the European Region. Most recently, Cindy served as President of the $3 billion Global Freight Forwarding business for UPS prior to joining Stericycle. In June 2021, Cindy was named to the inaugural Forbes 50 0ver 50 list, which recognizes entrepreneurs, leaders, scientists and creators who, after the age of 50, are achieving their greatest accomplishments and making their biggest impact while shattering age and gender norms. In September 2021, Cindy was also named the winner of a Gold Stevie® Award in the Female Executive of the Year category, whichhonorswomen executives, entrepreneurs, employees, and the companies they run–worldwide.

Cindy currently serves on the Board of Directors for the National Girl Scouts of the USA. She was previously a member of the European Executive Council. Additionally, Cindy has served as a Board Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Brussels and as Vice Chair of the Executive Committee of the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union.

Raised in northeastern Pennsylvania, Cindy holds a bachelor’s degree from Pennsylvania State University and completed the Senior Executive Leadership Programme from the London Business School. She is married with two children and two grandchildren. She is a spectator sports enthusiast favoring college football, and she enjoys playing golf.

Brian Doubles


Brian Doubles is President and CEO for Synchrony.

Brian Doubles

Brian Doubles is President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Synchrony, one of the nation’s premier consumer financial services companies.

Brian was named CEO in 2021, after serving as President for two years and as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer for 10 years.

As President, Brian led the development of Synchrony’s long-term strategy, driving profitability and growth, while creating value for its partners and shareholders. In this role he focused on Synchrony’s continued leadership in digital payments, accelerating growth, driving the company’s strategic initiatives and transforming how Synchrony works. In addition, he led Synchrony’s strategic prioritization process, including efforts centered around accelerating Synchrony’s digital transformation and commercial strategies. Brian also led and is committed to Synchrony’s work to elevate diversity and inclusion, focusing on driving enterprise-wide action and change in workforce development and inclusion; financial growth and wellness; and racial equality and social reform.

As CFO, he played a pivotal role in Synchrony’s initial public offering in 2014 and separation from GE in 2015. Brian has a proven track record operating in various economic cycles and has earned a strong reputation for his deep domain expertise, strategic thinking, and financial and risk discipline. Prior to Synchrony’s founding, Brian served in various roles of increasing responsibility and management at GE.

Brian serves as a member of the Business Roundtable, working to promote a thriving U.S. economy and expanded opportunity for all Americans through sound public policy. He also serves as a member of the Bank Policy Institute.

Brian is passionate about community and giving back. In 2015 he founded the “Doubles Dive,” an annual, global polar plunge event that raises money for various charitable organizations.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from Michigan State University. He is married with two children.

Mike Sievert


Mike Sievert is President & Chief Executive Officer for T-Mobile.

Mike Sievert

Mike Sievert is president and chief executive officer of T-Mobile and is a member of T-Mobile’s Board of Directors. Mike leads a customer-crazed team of disruptors and innovators, working tirelessly over the last eight years to change the rules of wireless, resulting in T-Mobile becoming the fastest-growing company in the industry. He most recently served as president and chief operating officer of T-Mobile.

As CEO, Mike is responsible for leading T-Mobile into the 5G future as it combines operations with Sprint to supercharge the successful Un-carrier strategy. His focus is on ensuring that T-Mobile is the fastest growing company in its space, with the best network and best experiences, delivered by the best team. To do this, Mike and team are all about unlocking the potential of the combined companies’ increased scale, which is expected to result in over $43 billion in synergies, enabling lower costs and the ability to deliver even more to customers, at lower prices. A centerpiece of that focus is building the world’s best 5G network—with massive increases in network capacity and 5G coverage. Every day, Mike’s priority is on cultivating T-Mobile’s culture and building a company that is world-famous for putting customers first, treating them right, and changing the rules in their favor—all with one simple goal: creating the most loved brand in the history of the telecom industry.

Mike has been actively involved in all of T-Mobile’s significant corporate decisions since he joined T-Mobile in 2012 as chief marketing officer and since he became COO in 2015. In 2018, he joined the board of directors and was appointed president of the company. Prior to being CMO at T-Mobile, Mike joined Clearwire Corporation, now part of T-Mobile, in 2009, serving as EVP and chief commercial officer. Mike was instrumental in building T-Mobile’s “Un-carrier” strategy to solve customer pain points, an approach that has been the foundation for T-Mobile’s unprecedented growth over the past seven years. He worked alongside prior CEO John Legere since 2012, transforming T-Mobile into the enormously successful Un-carrier, all while pursuing the Sprint merger, to cement T-Mobile’s ability to continue to be a disrupter well into the future.

Mike believes that great customer experiences can only come from a great company culture. Over the years, Mike has been extensively involved in leading and shaping T-Mobile’s customer-obsessed “Un-carrier” culture—one that encourages communication, diversity, opportunity, collaboration, and transparency—all of which are vital to T-Mobile becoming a bigger and more disruptive force for consumers and businesses in the wireless industry.

Mike also serves on the board of directors of Shaw Communications in Canada. Prior to joining the Un-carrier, Mike had a nearly 25-year career in marketing, technology, and entrepreneurship. Over the years, he has served in various roles, including EVP and chief sales and marketing officer at E*TRADE, EVP and chief marketing officer at AT&T Wireless, and corporate vice president of the Windows Business Group at Microsoft. He started his career in marketing at Proctor & Gamble and IBM.

He’s an avid aviator and mariner, and an enthusiastic supporter of conservation and the environment—especially in his adopted home of the Pacific Northwest. He’s a proud husband and father to two boys in their 20s. Mike owes his success to daily doses of a perfectly crafted dark roast French press, the source of all his earthly power.

Jeffrey Solomon

TD Securities

Jeffrey Solomon is President, TD Cowen and Vice Chair, TD Securities for TD Securities.

Jeffrey Solomon

Jeff is President of TD Cowen, a division of TD Securities. He was Chair and CEO of Cowen from 2018 until the company’s acquisition by TD Bank Group in March 2023.

Previously, Jeff was President of Cowen after serving as Chief Operating Officer and Head of Investment Banking. Joining Cowen Investment Management (formerly known as Ramius) when it was founded in 1994, Jeff was the co-portfolio manager of its multi-strategy investment portfolio. Earlier in his career, he held positions at Republic New York Securities Corp. (now part of the HSBC) and Shearson Lehman

Jeff is an inaugural member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation (CCMR), a non-profit organization dedicated to efficient capital markets and the stability of financial system. He also serves on the board of the American Securities Association (ASA). A passionate advocate for small companies and emerging businesses, from 2019 – 2023, he was Vice Chair and an inaugural member of the SEC’s Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee, which provides advice and recommendations on Commission rules, regulations and policy matters related to small businesses.

Jeff believes in leading with empathy and making a difference in the lives of others. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Partnership for NYC and is the Co-Chair of the UJA Federation of New York’s King David Society. Jeff serves on the Board of the Foundation for Jewish Camp and is Chair of Lost Tribe eSports. He and his wife, Linda, are Co-Chairs of the Tree of Life Center’s Remember, Rebuild and Renew campaign.

Jeff received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

He and Linda, both born and raised in Pittsburgh, reside in New York and have three grown children.

Scott Thompson

Tempur Sealy International, Inc.

Scott Thompson is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer for Tempur Sealy International, Inc..

Scott Thompson

Scott L. Thompson has served as Chairman of Tempur Sealy International’s Board of Directors and as its President and Chief Executive Officer since September 2015. During his tenure, the company has significantly grown earnings, organically developed a significant direct to consumer business, established Sealy as the number one mattress brand in the United States, launched innovative Tempur-Pedic products that won the JD Power Award for quality, and expanded into the private label bedding business. Tempur Sealy International is the largest and most profitable bedding company in the world.

Thompson previously served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and President of Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Inc., until it was purchased by Hertz Global Holdings, Inc. in 2012. During his tenure, the company’s stock rose from $0.97 a share to $87.50 a share, a compounded growth rate of over 200%. Prior to Dollar Thrifty Automotive Group, Mr. Thompson was a founder of Group 1 Automotive, Inc., a NYSE and Fortune 500 company, serving as its Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer.

Thompson has served on six public company Boards, chaired three and has been involved in numerous acquisitions and divestitures. He founded four multi-million-dollar charities with a primary focus on children. Thompson earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas, and began his career in Texas with a national accounting firm.

Jesse Singh

The AZEK Company

Jesse Singh is Chief Executive Officer, President and Director for The AZEK Company.

Jesse Singh

Jesse Singh is Chief Executive Officer and President of The AZEK Company (NYSE: AZEK), the industry-leading designer and manufacturer of beautiful, low maintenance, and environmentally sustainable outdoor living products, including TimberTech® decking and railing, Versatex® and AZEK Trim® and StruXureTM pergolas. Prior to joining AZEK in 2016, Mr. Singh worked for 14 years at the 3M Company, a manufacturer and marketer of a range of products and services through its safety & industrial, transportation & electronics, health care, and consumer segments, and served in numerous leadership roles at 3M, including Chief Commercial Officer, President of 3M’s Health Information Systems business and VP of the Stationery and Office supplies business, which included the iconic Post-it and Scotch Brands. During his career at 3M, Mr. Singh was involved in running 3M’s worldwide, customer-facing operations, which was comprised of approximately 4,000 shared services, 12,000 sales and 5,000 marketing professionals. He also served as CEO of 3M’s joint venture in Japan and led 3M’s global electronics materials business. Mr. Singh currently serves on the board and as a member of the audit and compensation committees of Carlisle Companies Incorporated.

Christopher Swift

The Hartford

Christopher Swift is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for The Hartford.

Christopher Swift

Christopher J. Swift is chairman and chief executive officer of The Hartford, a national leader in property & casualty insurance (P&C), group benefits and mutual funds, founded in 1810.

Swift, who was named CEO in 2014, was the driving force in the company’s transformation, resulting in a more focused, disciplined leader in property and casualty, group benefits, and mutual funds. He expanded the company’s capabilities and geographic reach through organic growth and strategic investments, including the purchase of Aetna’s U.S. group life and disability business in 2017 and The Navigators Group, Inc., a specialty lines property and casualty business, in 2019. He also completed the company’s exit from the run-off life and annuity business, providing greater financial flexibility, and improving The Hartford’s return on equity and earnings growth profile.

Swift joined The Hartford in March 2010 as executive vice president and chief financial officer. In that position, he played a central role in the company’s strategic transformation to focus on the property & casualty, group benefits, and mutual funds businesses. He was also instrumental in strengthening the balance sheet through the sale of its individual life and retirement plans businesses and reducing debt.

Previously, Swift held senior leadership and finance roles at American International Group (AIG). He began his career as a certified public accountant at KPMG LLP focused on financial services and was eventually appointed head of the Global Insurance Industry Practice.

He earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Marquette University, where he is also a trustee.

Thasunda Brown Duckett


Thasunda Brown Duckett is President and Chief Executive Officer for TIAA.

Thasunda Brown Duckett

Thasunda Brown Duckett is President and Chief Executive Officer of TIAA, a leading provider of secure retirements and outcome-focused investment solutions to millions of people and thousands of institutions.

As TIAA’s CEO, Duckett leads a company whose mission is defined by financial inclusion and opportunity – goals and values she has upheld throughout her career.

Duckett joined TIAA in 2021 after serving as Chief Executive Officer of Chase Consumer Banking, where she oversaw a banking network with more than $600 billion in deposits and 50,000 employees. Previously, she was CEO of Chase Auto Finance and National Retail Sales Executive for Chase Mortgage Banking. Earlier in her career, she was Director of Emerging Markets at Fannie Mae.

Duckett serves on the boards of NIKE, Inc., Brex Inc., Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, Sesame Workshop, National Medal of Honor Museum, Economic Club of New York, University of Houston Board of Visitors and Dean’s Advisory Board for Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.

She sits on the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), The Business Council, Business Roundtable and the Committee for Economic Development of The Conference Board. Duckett is also a member of the Executive Leadership Council, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. and Jack and Jill of America, Inc.

She founded the Otis and Rosie Brown Foundation, in honor of her parents, to recognize and reward people who use ordinary means to empower and uplift their community in extraordinary ways. She is passionate about helping communities of color close achievement gaps in wealth creation, educational outcomes and career success.

Duckett grew up in Texas and lives in Connecticut with her husband and their four children. She holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the University of Houston and an MBA from Baylor University.

Paul Reitz

Titan International

Paul Reitz is CEO/President for Titan International.

Paul Reitz

Paul Reitz is CEO/President of Titan International and a member of its Board of Directors. As a global leader in off-road tires, wheels and undercarriages and with 7,500 employees, and over 20 manufacturing locations around the world, Titan International prides itself on its world class engineering expertise and product innovation that leads to the production of market leading products and a strong connection to the evolving needs of its global customers.

As CEO of Titan International, Mr. Reitz is responsible for the strategy and execution of its global operations and building a connected team serving a diverse customer base with a complex portfolio of products. Prior to his appointment as CEO in January 2017, he served as President of Titan International since January 2014 and CFO since July 2010.

Prior to joining Titan, Mr. Reitz held financial and marketing leadership positions with Carmike Cinemas, Yell Group PLC, McLeodUSA Publishing, and Deloitte and Touche LLP.

Mr. Reitz is a Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Midwest winner and national finalist and currently serves on the Board of Directors at True Blue Inc, an NYSE company.

He has a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Iowa and Bachelor of Business Administration from Northwood University where he was a member of the tennis team and is a recipient of the college’s Outstanding Alumni Award, honoring his successful career at Titan.

Dara Khosrowshahi


Dara Khosrowshahi is Chief Executive Officer for Uber.

Dara Khosrowshahi

Dara Khosrowshahi is the CEO of Uber, where he manages the company’s fast-growing business in 63 countries around the world and leads a global team of more than 22,000 employees.

Dara was previously CEO of Expedia, which he grew into one of the world’s largest online travel companies. A seasoned executive with a background in both engineering and finance, Dara oversaw a number of acquisitions that bolstered Expedia’s offerings and aggressively invested in mobile, which now accounts for more than half of Expedia’s traffic. He was also beloved by Expedia’s employees and named one of the Highest Rated CEOs on Glassdoor. Dara was promoted to Expedia CEO after serving as the Chief Financial Officer of IAC Travel, a division of IAC, which purchased Expedia in 2002 and spun it off in 2005. He was also instrumental in the expansion of IAC’s portfolio of travel brands.

Before joining IAC, Dara served as Vice President of Allen & Company and spent a number of years as an analyst. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Expedia and and was previously on the board of the New York Times Company. He’s a passionate advocate for refugees in crisis around the world, having himself left Iran during the Iranian Revolution at the age of 9.

Dara grew up in Tarrytown, New York, and received his bachelor’s degree in engineering from Brown University.

Robert Enslin


Robert Enslin is Co-Chief Executive Officer for UiPath.

Robert Enslin

Robert Enslin is Co-Chief Executive Officer for UiPath.

Umesh Sachdev


Umesh Sachdev is Co-Founder and CEO for Uniphore.

Umesh Sachdev

Umesh Sachdev is the CEO and Co-founder of Uniphore, one of the largest AI-native, multimodal enterprise-class SaaS companies in the world.  Sparked by his vision and focus to use AI technology to bridge the gap between humans and machines, today Umesh is recognized as an enterprise AI pioneer, bringing knowledge AI, generative AI, and emotion AI into a single platform, allowing customers to harness AI’s powerful capabilities across voice, video and text-based applications.  Known for his grit as a leader, his passion for customers, and his deep understanding of technology, he is called upon to guide some of the world’s largest brands through their digital transformation. Umesh’s strong portfolio of 8 patents granted and another 6 in the application process serves as a testament to his innovative thinking and commitment to advancing AI technology.

Umesh values mentorship and spends time working with the next generation of entrepreneurs through StartUp Connect, a nonprofit organization that helps young founders scale their businesses, creating more economic opportunities.  As an international business leader, Umesh has been recognized with many awards including ‘40 Under 40’ Bright Young Business Leaders in the Economic Times, ‘Next Generation Leader’ by Time Magazine, and previously, as an ‘Innovator Under 35’ by MIT Tech Review.  Umesh is an alumnus of Jaypee Institute of Information Technology and an accomplished speaker and presenter, delivering talks at VIVA Tech, EU Startup Summit, WebSummit and TED Talk.

Wayne Peacock


Wayne Peacock is Chief Executive Officer for USAA.

Wayne Peacock

Wayne Peacock is the president and chief executive officer of USAA, with more than 30 years of experience at the company. Founded in 1922 as an insurance association serving military families, USAA is one of America's leading financial services companies. It offers insurance, banking, and investment and retirement solutions to its more than 13 million members. The company is headquartered in San Antonio, with offices in the U.S. and Europe, and owns more than $200 billion in assets.

A proud USAA member for more than 30 years, Peacock joined the company in 1988 in its real estate investment subsidiary and has served on the Executive Council since 2006. Before becoming CEO in February 2020, Peacock was president of USAA's Property & Casualty Insurance Group, the fifth-largest auto insurance carrier and fourth-largest homeowners insurance carrier. During his tenure at USAA, he has led teams across the organization, including contact centers, information technology, shared services, strategy, marketing and communications, security, and corporate real estate.

USAA ranked 96th on the 2022 FORTUNE 500® list and 25th on the FORTUNE World's Most Admired Companies 2022 list. It was recognized on the 2022 VETS Indexes Employer Awards list as a 5-Star Employer. It also achieved a 100 score on Human Rights Campaign Foundation's Corporate Equality Index 2022. USAA leads and inspires actions that improve lives in the military and in local communities, with 60% of its philanthropic giving prioritized for military causes. In 2020, USAA committed $50 million over three years to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.

Peacock is a member of USAA's Board of Directors and vice chair of USAA's Federal Savings Bank Board of Directors. He is a member of the Business Roundtable (BRT), an association of CEOs of America's leading companies, and an inaugural member of the Federal Reserve Board's Insurance Policy Advisory Committee. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of The Institutes, a leading risk management and insurance knowledge provider. He is past chairman of the San Antonio Economic Development Foundation. Peacock is active in various industry and trade groups and co-led the Mayor's Task Force on Corporate Recruitment and Retention in San Antonio. A proud Eagle Scout, he served on the executive board of the Alamo Area Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He's also been recognized as an industry leader. P&C Specialist ranked him fifth on its Top 25 Leaders of Personal Lines list of influencers. Fast Company named him among the 100 most creative people in business.

Peacock graduated from Tulane University with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. He has completed executive education programs at Harvard, Duke and Stanford universities and the American Institute of CPCU Executive Education Program at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Outside work, Peacock is an avid reader, runner and competitive sailor. He's been married to his wife, Ginny, for more than 30 years, and they are the proud parents of four children: Wes, Nick and twins, Erin and Elyse.

Robert F. (Bob) Probst


Robert F. (Bob) Probst is Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President for Ventas.

Robert F. (Bob) Probst

Robert F. (Bob) Probst is the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ventas, Inc. As a member of the Ventas executive leadership team, Probst oversees the Company’s key corporate functions, finance, accounting, IT, tax, strategy and investor relations.

Prior to joining Ventas in 2014, Probst served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Beam Inc., from the company’s inception as a standalone publicly traded spirits distributor in 2011 to its sale to Suntory Holdings Limited in 2014. Probst previously served as Vice President of Finance, Strategy and M&A for the Medication Delivery business division at Baxter International, Inc. (NYSE: BAX), a multinational healthcare company, and he spent eight years with Diageo PLC (NYSE: DEO), a British multinational beverage alcohol company, most recently as its Chief Financial Officer, Global Supply. His early career in finance included roles at The Pillsbury Company and as a Commercial Lending Officer with Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ: NTRS).

Probst is a member of The Economic Club of Chicago, and he serves on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Botanic Garden. He is also a member of the advisory board of the Duke University Financial Economics program. In 2018, Probst was named the Chicago Public Company CFO of the Year by the Chicago Chapter of Financial Executives International (FEI), and, in 2019, he was named FEI’s Public Company Financial Executive of the year, a national award. Probst earned a B.A. with honors in economics from Duke University and an M.B.A. with highest honors in finance and accounting from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Hans Vestberg


Hans Vestberg is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer for Verizon.

Hans Vestberg

Hans Vestberg is chairman and chief executive officer of Verizon, the world’s largest wireless, fiber-optic and global information networks and services company. In 2017, Hans served as Verizon’s chief technology officer and president of Global Networks, responsible for developing the architecture for Verizon’s fiber-centric networks. He was appointed CEO in August 2018 and Chairman of Verizon’s Board of Directors in March 2019.

Hans has transformed Verizon’s business, leading the company to be first in the world to deploy 5G home and mobile technology including the nationwide launch of 5G Ultra Wideband in 2022. Under his leadership, Verizon delivers seamless experiences for consumers, including content partnerships with Disney, Discovery+ and Apple Music as well as for business customers seeking mobile edge compute solutions. In its consumer and enterprise businesses, Verizon offers clients maximum optionality. Verizon has consistently provided customers with the most reliable network in the United States.

Before joining Verizon, Hans served for six years as president and CEO of Ericsson, a multinational networking and telecommunications equipment and services company headquartered in Sweden. In 2007, he became Ericsson’s chief financial officer, and was promoted to CEO in 2009. He led more than 115,000 employees and Ericsson’s transformation from its focus on hardware to software and services.

Hans is a founding member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Broadband Commission for Digital Development, where he has led climate-change and digital-health initiatives. He is a board member of BlackRock, the UN Foundation, the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative, and is Co-Chair of the New Jersey CEO Council, a coalition of leaders from the state’s largest companies. Hans chairs The World Economic Forum’s EDISON Alliance for digital inclusion, which aims to impact 1 billion lives with affordable and accessible digital solutions by 2025. He is past chairman of the Swedish Olympic Committee and a current member of the Leadership Council of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network, where he helped author the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Hans is a leading voice at technology and global economic conferences including the Consumer Electronics Show, Mobile World Congress, The Economic Club of New York, and The World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting in Davos. Alongside Apple CEO Tim Cook, Hans introduced the world’s first 5G iPhone. With Amazon CEO Andy Jassy, he unveiled the world’s first mobile edge computing public network at AWS re:Invent.

Born in Hudiksvall, Sweden, Hans earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Uppsala in Sweden. He is married with two children and is fluent in Swedish, English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

Mark Morelli


Mark Morelli is President and CEO for Vontier.

Mark Morelli

As President and CEO, Mark leads Vontier with a strong vision for the future. He works closely with the leadership team to build a vibrant, inclusive culture focused on performance and innovation, drive operational excellence, and position the company for growth and long-term success.

Mark joined Vontier in 2020 after nearly two decades leading global industrial and technology corporations through transformative growth and innovation. He also serves on the board of directors of global water technology leader Xylem. His previous leadership roles include President and CEO of Columbus McKinnon Corporation, President and COO of Brooks Automation, CEO of alternative-energy company Energy Conversion Devices, and a number of roles at United Technologies including President, Carrier Commercial Refrigeration. He began his career as a US Army officer and helicopter pilot.

Mark holds an MS from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, and comes from a family of auto enthusiasts. His father enjoyed the country roads of Europe as an amateur rally driver, and as a teenager Mark and his brother rebuilt an old Triumph and got it running, inspiring his interest in engineering.

Dylan Taylor

Voyager Space

Dylan Taylor is Chairman & Chief Executive Officer for Voyager Space.

Dylan Taylor

Dylan Taylor is a global business leader, commercial astronaut, thought leader, and philanthropist. He is an active vanguard in the space exploration industry as a CEO, investor, explorer, and futurist. Currently, Dylan serves as Chairman & CEO of Voyager Space, a multi-national space exploration firm that acquires and integrates leading space exploration enterprises globally.

Dylan has been cited by Harvard University, SpaceNews, the BBC, Pitchbook, CNBC, CNN, and others as having played a seminal role in the growth of the private space industry. As an early-stage investor in more than 50 emerging space ventures, including Accion, Kepler, York, Astrobotic, LeoLabs, Relativity, and Planet, Dylan is widely considered the most active private space investor in the world.

Dylan is an explorer of note. On December 11th, 2021 Dylan became just the 606th human to go to space as part of the crew of Blue Origin’s NewShepard Mission 19. Accordingly, Dylan earned his commercial astronaut wings with the FAA and his universal astronaut wings from the Association of Space Explorers.

He is also one of only a handful of humans to have descended to the deepest part of the world’s oceans, Challenger Deep in the Mariana Trench as part of the Limiting Factor Expedition in July of 2022. In that mission, Dylan descended with pilot Victor Vescovo to a depth of more than 10,800 meters (35,500 feet) into an area of the Mariana Trench that had never been visited by humans. Dylan is the youngest human to have been to the deepest part of the world’s oceans and crossed the Karman line into Space. In addition, Dylan was a mission specialist on the 2022 mission by OceanGate to the Titanic in the Northern Atlantic, making him just the second human to visit space, the Challenger Deep and the Titanic. Dylan has been a member of the Explorers Club since 2014.

Dylan’s technical background, global business experience, and unbridled passion for space make him a unique figure within his industry. He regularly speaks and writes about the future of the space economy and is sought after by the media for his expertise in the financial aspects of space investing as well as industry dynamics.

As a thought leader and futurist, he has written many popular pieces on the future of the space industry for Forbes, FastCompany, Newsweek, SpaceNews, ROOM, The Space Review, Apogeo Spatial, and As a speaker, Dylan has keynoted many of the major space conferences around the world and has appeared regularly on Bloomberg, Fox Business, and CNBC.

Dylan has extensive global business experience as both a board director and CEO in several industries, including advanced electronics, finance, and real estate. He previously served as a Director for UMB Bank, a Fortune 500 company based in Kansas City, and as a mutual fund director for the Jackson Funds where he oversaw assets of $8B across 130 distinct funds. He has also served in the roles of CEO, President, and Board Director for multinational companies like Prudential PLC, Honeywell, Colliers, and Jones Lang LaSalle. Dylan was recognized as a Fortune 1000 CEO with P&L responsibility of over $3B and operations encompassing 15,000 employees in over 60 countries. In addition, Dylan has participated in 4 IPOs over the course of his career. 

Dylan is a leading advocate of space manufacturing and the utilization of in-space resources to further space exploration and settlement. In 2017, he became the first private citizen to manufacture an item in space when the gravity meter he co-designed and commissioned was 3D printed on the International Space Station. The historic item is now housed in the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.

Dylan maintains an extensive philanthropic impact on the space industry. In 2017, Dylan founded the nonprofit and social movement, Space for Humanity, which seeks to democratize space exploration and develop solutions to global issues through the scope of human awareness to help solve the world’s most intractable problems. Building upon his passion and support for the space industry, Dylan serves as a strategic advisor for both the Archmission and the Human Spaceflight Program and is a co-founding patron of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation, which promotes the growth of commercial space activity. Additionally, he is also a leading benefactor to the Brooke Owens Fellowship, Patti Grace Smith Fellowship, and Mission: Astro Access.

Dylan is the founder and Chairman of Multiverse Media, the parent company of the popular space philosophy website 2211. world as well as the Ad Astra Dinners, a Jeffersonian-style dinner series featuring some of the world’s leading influencers discussing the future of humanity in space. Another subsidiary of Multiverse Media, Multiverse Publishing, publishes books by leading authors including Frank White, Isaac Asimov, and Gerard K. O’Neill. It is also the executive producer of the documentary film, The High Frontier, and the forthcoming film, Fortitude.

For his influence as a global leader and his commitment to creating a positive impact on the world, Dylan has been honored with numerous personal and professional accolades in recent years. The World Economic Forum recognized Dylan as a Young Global Leader in 2011 and he was named a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute in 2014. In 2020, Dylan was recognized by the Commercial Spaceflight Federation with their top honor for business and finance, following in the footsteps of 2019’s inaugural winner, the late Paul Allen.

Dylan Taylor earned an MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago and holds a BS in Engineering from the honors college at the University of Arizona, where he graduated Tau Beta Pi and in 2018 was named Alumnus of the Year. In 2013, he attended the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century program at Harvard University.

Dylan and his family reside in Denver, Colorado where he is active locally with Colorado Concern and the Colorado Spaceport. In his spare time, Dylan enjoys hiking, competing in triathlons, and spending time outdoors. He is married to author Gabrielle V. Taylor with whom he has two teenage daughters.

Annie Young-Scrivner

Wella Company

Annie Young-Scrivner is Chief Executive Officer for Wella Company.

Annie Young-Scrivner

Annie Young-Scrivner is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Wella Company, serving in the role since the company became an independent entity on December 1, 2020. Wella Company is one of the fastest-growing global brand companies in the beauty category with an iconic portfolio of professional and retail hair, nail, and digital tech styling tools.

As CEO, Annie is responsible for accelerating the company’s growth ambition and unlocking the full potential of its nearly $3B portfolio which includes Wella Professionals, OPI, ghd, Briogeo, Sebastian Professional, Clairol and Nioxin. She brings a proven global leadership track record and deep understanding of global markets acquired through extensive experience driving transformation across an acclaimed portfolio of consumer-centric brand companies. She is leading Wella Company as both a purpose and performance-driven organization with DEI and ESG at its core.

Her passion extends to developing talent and fostering a performance culture where people can bring their best selves to work and thrive.

Prior to Wella Company, Annie served three years as Chief Executive Officer of GODIVA Chocolatier. Earlier, Annie had a successful seven-year career at Starbucks where she was instrumental in the turnaround of the company’s business performance. Starting her career at PepsiCo, and her almost 20-year tenure, Annie held multiple positions in Marketing, Sales, and General Management working in 30 different countries worldwide. Notably, she served as President and Chairman of PepsiCo Foods in Greater China, where she delivered double-digit growth and EBITDA margin expansion.

Annie currently serves on the Board of Directors of YUM! Brands and Wella Company. Her past board leadership includes Tiffany & Co., Macy’s Inc. and Starbucks Japan, publicly listed on the Nikkei Stock Exchange.

An undergraduate alumna of the Foster School of Business, University of Washington, Annie also holds an Executive MBA from the Carlson School of Business, University of Minnesota. Her executive education training includes Yale School of Management, Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia and IMD in Switzerland.

Annie and her husband, Scott lead the Young-Scrivner Family Gifting Fund focused on increasing community and societal value through women’s initiatives and those supporting under-privileged youth. She remains committed to supporting TAAF and the AAPI community through her participation, sponsorship, and advocacy.

Carl M. Eschenbach


Carl M. Eschenbach is Co-CEO for Workday.

Carl M. Eschenbach

Carl Eschenbach is co-CEO at Workday, and has been a member of the company’s board of directors since 2018.

Prior to Workday, Carl was a general partner at venture capital firm Sequoia Capital since April 2016. Previously, Carl spent 14 years at VMware, Inc.—a global virtual infrastructure software provider—in various roles including president, chief operating officer, acting chief financial officer, and executive vice president of worldwide field operations. Prior to joining VMware in 2002, Carl held various sales management positions with Inktomi; 3Com Corporation; Lucent Technologies, Inc.; and EMC.

Throughout his career, Carl has been an active board member for leading technology companies including Aurora Innovation, Inc.; Palo Alto Networks, Inc.; Snowflake, Inc.; UiPath, Inc.; and Zoom Video Communications, Inc. Carl also continues to stay involved with Sequoia in a venture partner capacity.

Carl received an Electronics Technician diploma from DeVry University

Mario Harik


Mario Harik is Chief Executive Officer for XPO.

Mario Harik

Mario Harik is Chief Executive Officer of XPO, one of the largest providers of less-than-truckload freight transportation services in North America. Mr. Harik leads the execution of XPO's strategy, including growth investments in customer service excellence and employee satisfaction. Leveraging his previous experience as XPO’s Chief Information Officer, Mr. Harik also oversees the expansion of network capacity and proprietary technology that are transforming the company’s operations and the industry. Before joining XPO in 2011, Mr. Harik held positions as Chief Information Officer and Senior Vice president of Research and Development with Oakleaf Waste Management, Chief Technology Officer with Tallan, Inc., and co-Founder and Chief Architect of Web and Voice Applications with G3 Analyst. He holds a master’s degree in engineering, information technology from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a degree in engineering, computer and communications from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. Mr. Harik also serves on XPO’s board of directors.

David Gibbs

YUM! Brands

David Gibbs is Chief Executive Officer for YUM! Brands.

David Gibbs

David Gibbs became Chief Executive Officer of Yum! Brands on January 1, 2020, and has served as a Director of the Board since November 2019. He reports to the Company’s Non-Executive Chairman. As Yum! Brands CEO, Gibbs leads the Company’s overarching strategies, structure, people development and culture that will drive global growth and sales and profitability at all Yum! franchise businesses worldwide. Yum! functional leaders and global brand division CEOs report to Gibbs. Since joining the Company in 1989, Gibbs has held a variety of leadership roles in all three of Yum!’s brands, including global strategy, finance, general management, operations and real estate. Previously, Gibbs served as Yum! Brands’ President and Chief Operating Officer, where he had global operating leadership of the KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell divisions, with the respective leaders reporting to him. Prior to this, he was President and Chief Financial Officer from 2016 to 2019 and was the chief architect of Yum! Brands’ financial, refranchising and restaurant development strategy to transform the company into a capital-light, pure-play franchisor. He also played a lead role in the 2016 spinoff of Yum China Holdings, Inc. Gibbs also previously served as CEO of the global Pizza Hut Division, and President and CFO of Yum! Restaurants International, responsible for growing KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell outside the U.S. and China, along with having general management responsibility for several international markets. Gibbs also served as Yum! Chief Strategy Officer during which time he revamped Yum! Brands’ global restaurant operations model, as Pizza Hut U.S. CFO and in various real estate and restaurant development leadership roles in KFC, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell. In addition to his role at Yum!, Gibbs serves on the Board of Directors of Under Armour, Inc. He holds an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University and a BS in Mathematical Science from Johns Hopkins University.

Ivan Tornos

Zimmer Biomet

Ivan Tornos is President & Chief Executive Officer for Zimmer Biomet.

Ivan Tornos

Ivan Tornos was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Zimmer Biomet in August 2023. Mr. Tornos joined Zimmer Biomet in November 2018 as Group President, Orthopedics, and a year later was named Group President, Global Businesses and the Americas. He was appointed as Chief Operating Officer in March 2021 with responsibility for overseeing all global businesses at Zimmer Biomet, as well as leading the global operations, clinical and medical education and global R&D and New Product Development functions. In this role, he had oversight of the Americas and the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) regions.

Prior to joining Zimmer Biomet, Mr. Tornos served as Worldwide President of the Gl​obal Urology, Medical and Critical Care Division of Becton, Dickinson and Company. Prior to that, he was with C.R. Bard in positions of increasing responsibility, most recently serving as President, Europe, Middle East and Africa Regions. Before joining C.R. Bard, Mr. Tornos served as Vice President and General Manager of the Americas Pharmaceutical and Medical/Imaging segments of Covidien International. Before that, Mr. Tornos served as International Vice President, Business Development and Strategy with Baxter International Inc. and prior to that, he spent over a decade in leadership assignments around the globe with Johnson & Johnson.

Mr. Tornos is an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, having graduated from the Advanced Management Program and also completed leadership and management programs at the Cox School of Business of Southern Methodist University. He finalized post-MBA work at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (CPD Marketing/Finance), holds an MBA from the University of Miami School of Business and a BBA in Finance and International Marketing and Management from the University of Georgia Terry College of Business. Mr. Tornos currently serves as an independent member of the Board of Directors of global healthcare company PHC Holdings Corporation.

Kristin Peck


Kristin Peck is Chief Executive Officer for Zoetis.

Kristin Peck

Kristin Peck is Chief Executive Officer of Zoetis, the world’s leading animal health company and a member of the Fortune 500. Ms. Peck is also a member of the Zoetis Board of Directors.

Prior to becoming CEO in 2020, Ms. Peck was executive vice president and group president, U.S. Operations, Business Development and Strategy at Zoetis.  Ms. Peck helped usher Zoetis through its Initial Public Offering in 2013 and has been a driving force of change in many roles at the company, including Global Manufacturing and Supply, Global Poultry, Global Diagnostics, Corporate Development, and New Product Marketing and Global Market Research.

Before joining Zoetis, Ms. Peck served as executive vice president, Worldwide Business Development and Innovation at Pfizer Inc., and as a member of Pfizer's Executive Leadership Team. In that role, she was responsible for the evaluation of strategic alternatives for Pfizer's Animal Health and Nutrition businesses – paving the way for a public animal health company and attractive investment opportunity.

Prior to joining Pfizer, Ms. Peck held roles at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) as well as in private equity and real estate finance at The Prudential Realty Group, The O'Connor Group and J.P. Morgan.

Ms. Peck is on the Board of BlackRock, the world’s largest asset management firm.  She is also a member of the Business Roundtable and a Board member of Catalyst, a global non-profit that helps companies around the world accelerate women into leadership. In addition, she serves on the Advisory Board for the Deming Center for Quality, Productivity and Competitiveness at Columbia Business School. Named by Barron’s as one of the top CEOs in 2022, and by Fortune as a 2020 Businessperson of the Year, Ms. Peck has been recognized for her leadership and Zoetis' strong performance in challenging times.

Ms. Peck holds a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Jay Chaudhry


Jay Chaudhry is Chief Executive Officer for Zscaler.

Jay Chaudhry

Jay is an accomplished entrepreneur, having founded a series of successful companies, including AirDefense, CipherTrust, CoreHarbor, SecureIT, and Zscaler, now a public company as of March 16, 2018.

Jay has a history of introducing visionary innovations to market that address the demand for securely enabling emerging technology trends, such as the Zscaler global security cloud for distributed and mobile enterprises. Jay’s considerable work in the security technology sector has made him a trusted advisor for many enterprise CIOs and CISOs.

Jay leverages more than 25 years of security industry expertise, including engineering, sales, marketing, and management experience with leading organizations, such as IBM, NCR, and Unisys. Prior to founding Zscaler in 2008, he founded and led AirDefense, a wireless security pioneer, before its acquisition by Motorola. From 2000 to 2006, Jay founded and led CipherTrust, the industry’s first email security gateway, before its merger with Secure Computing. He also founded and led CoreHarbor, a managed e-commerce solution, before it was acquired by USi/AT&T. In 1996, Jay founded and led his first company, SecureIT, the first pure-play internet security service, before it was acquired by VeriSign in 1998.

Jay has been honored as an Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year (Southeast USA),” an Information Week “Innovator & Influencer,” an SC Magazine “Market Entrepreneur,” an IIT BHU “Distinguished Alumnus,” and a Goldman Sachs “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs.” He earned his MBA in Marketing, MS in Computer Engineering, and MS in Industrial Engineering—all from the University of Cincinnati. He earned his Bachelor of Technology in Electronics Engineering from IIT BHU Varanasi. Jay has completed the Executive Management Program from Harvard Business School.

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