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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
Facilitated by CNBC journalists, these peer-to-peer dialogues enhance CEOs capacity to lead through turbulent times
Jo Ann Jenkins
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information and advocacy on behalf of people age 50 and over, Jenkins led efforts to redefine AARP’s vision, challenge outdated beliefs and spark new insights that allow people to adapt to the new realities of aging – with relevant solutions to everyday issues such as health, financial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 BlackDctor.org “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 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.
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.
Mr. Doran Hole is Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ameresco (NYSE:AMRC), a leading independent clean technology integrator. He is responsible for the company’s financial strategy and manages capital management, investor relations, corporate and project finance, treasury, financial planning and analysis, financial reporting and information technology infrastructure and security. Focused on accountability to our stakeholders and Ameresco’s relentless pursuit of a sustainable future, Mr. Hole also serves as the Executive Chair of Ameresco’s ESG Ambassadors.
Mr. Hole is driving strategic digitization efforts across the company, including responsibility for our SaaS and consulting focused business units Applied Energy Group (AEG) and Asset Sustainability Group (ASG). In addition, he oversees our application-based off-grid solar business, Ameresco Solar.
Mr. Hole has more than 20 years of experience in finance, delivering executive leadership to create and drive operations and strategy while balancing efficiency and growth in the renewable industry. His prior banking and operational leadership experience combined with expertise in accounting, tax, and international business has enabled him to establish strong credibility with equity analysts. With a focus on renewable energy, transportation, and infrastructure assets, Mr. Hole has overseen complex financial transactions as well as corporate strategy.
Prior to joining Ameresco, he served as CEO for North America, and Group Vice President – Strategy, at ReneSola, where he played a key role in the company’s capital market strategy. Mr. Hole was a member of the global executive team with direct responsibility for North American operations, mergers and acquisitions, and finance activities for the publicly traded global green energy product manufacturer and developer.
Mr. Hole is a frequent speaker and panelist at industry conferences including the Power Finance and Risk Magazine Distributed Generation Roundtable and the Infocast Solar Power Finance and Investment Conference. He has represented companies at investment banking conferences and presented at capital raising venues including venture capital and angel investor conferences.
Mr. Hole is a CFA charterholder and Certified Public Accountant. He is a member of the Association for Investment Management and Research (AIMR), the New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA), and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). Mr. Hole earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting and International Business from The University of Texas at Austin.
American Heart Association
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.
Albert Baladi is President & CEO of Beam Suntory, a world leader in premium spirits with $5.5 billion in global sales, 6,000 employees worldwide, and loved brands like Jim Beam and Maker’s Mark bourbon, Laphroaig single malts Scotch, Courvoisier cognac, and Hibiki Japanese whiskey. Headquartered in New York City, Beam Suntory is a subsidiary of Suntory Holdings Limited of Japan.
Prior to his appointment as President & CEO in 2019, Baladi held the dual role of Beam Suntory’s Chief Operating Officer and President North America region. He joined Beam Suntory in March 2011 as President, Europe Middle East Africa, and became President of the International region in 2015.
Baladi’s previous experience has taken him around the world at premium consumer companies, including Yum! Restaurants International and PepsiCo where he held roles in marketing and general management, ultimately serving as General Manager, Pepsi-Lipton International. Early in his career, Baladi worked for Procter & Gamble in a variety of marketing and brand management positions based in Switzerland and France.
Baladi serves on the CEO Group of the International Alliance for Responsible Drinking (IARD), a not-for-profit organization supported by the leading global beer, wine and spirits producers.
Baladi has lived in seven countries throughout his career and is fluent in four languages. He holds a preparatory degree from École Polytechnique Lausanne, and received his business degree from HEC Lausanne, Switzerland in 1987.
Roel Vestjens is President & CEO for Belden Inc.
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.
Glenn Fogel has served as our Chief Executive Officer and President since January 2017 and the Chief Executive Officer of Booking.com 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.
CACI International Inc
John Mengucci is President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CACI International Inc, a global provider of expertise and technology serving enterprise and mission defense, intelligence, and federal civilian government customers. Under his leadership, CACI continues to develop innovative and differentiated technology offerings aimed at serving our customers, delivering sustainable growth, and driving shareholder value.
Prior to his appointment as President and CEO, Mr. Mengucci served as Chief Operating Officer. In this position, he was responsible for developing and implementing CACI’s market-aligned strategy, deploying resources in areas of growth, creating the company’s recruiting and retention plan, and integrating strategic acquisitions that were critical to CACI’s strong operational performance. He was responsible for establishing the company’s Shared Services Center and oversaw many corporate functions, including business development, human resources, and contracts, to scale the organization and accelerate business growth. In 2022, 2021, and 2020, Mr. Mengucci was recognized on the Wash100 list. Mr. Mengucci was named to Virginia Business Magazine’s 500 Power List in 2022, 2021, and 2020. He was named one of WashingtonExec’s Top 25 Execs to Watch in years 2020 and 2019, and was selected by Federal Computer Week to its 2018 Federal 100 (Fed100) list of visionary and transformative government and industry leaders.
Mr. Mengucci also previously served as President of U.S. Operations, with primary responsibility for the company’s domestic, federal, state, and local markets, as well as the company’s main business groups. His accomplishments included evolving the company to successfully compete and capture larger opportunities in its market sectors, strengthening customer relationships through the delivery of operational excellence, identifying acquisition opportunities, and leading the integration of acquired companies and capabilities.
Before joining CACI, Mr. Mengucci was president of Lockheed Martin Corporation’s Information Systems and Global Solutions – Civil Product Line. In this position, he led a 13,000-person, $4 billion business area. His group served clients such as the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Justice and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, and other federal agencies. He oversaw additional growth markets as well as investments in health, energy, and financial markets.
Mr. Mengucci’s previous positions at Lockheed Martin included serving as president of Information Systems and Global Solutions – Defense. In this role, his responsibilities included the execution and growth of a $3.5 billion business area providing intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; command and control; data fusion; and IT solutions and services to domestic and international defense departments. Before this, Mr. Mengucci held increasingly responsible executive roles with Lockheed Martin including assignments in their Electronic Systems, Space, and Information Systems sectors, beginning with his position as director of General Electric Corporation’s and later Martin Marietta Corporation’s Electronic Systems Radar Product Support Division in 1992.
Mr. Mengucci holds a bachelor of science degree in computer science from Clarkson College of Technology and serves on its board of directors, and a master of business administration in organizational management from Syracuse University.
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.
Canadian National Railway
Tracy Robinson was appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of CN on February 28, 2022 and is responsible for CN’s strategic direction and leadership.
Prior to joining CN, Ms. Robinson was Executive Vice-President of TC Energy, President of Canadian Natural Gas Pipelines and President of Coastal GasLink, where she was responsible for the operation and profitability of the company’s federally- and provincially-regulated natural gas pipeline assets. Ms. Robinson helped advance TC Energy’s relationships with Indigenous partners across the country, including the development of agreements with a number of Indigenous communities in Alberta and the advancement of agreements with all 20 of the First Nations along the Coastal GasLink corridor.
Ms. Robinson’s deep experience in the railway industry stems from her 27 years at Canadian Pacific Railway. There, she served in executive roles in the commercial, finance and operation functions, including as General Manager of Transportation Services, Vice President and Treasurer, and Vice President of Marketing and Sales.
She is a member of the Campaign Committee and the Dean’s Advisory Council at the Edward’s School of Business of the University of Saskatchewan. She has also represented TC Energy on the Board of the Canadian Gas Association.
Ms. Robinson holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Saskatchewan. She received her Institute of Corporate Directors designation in 2015.
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.
Carrier Global Corporation
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.
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 coachart.org, a non-profit that connects chronically ill kids with free lessons in the arts and athletics.
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‘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.
Consumer Cellular, Inc.
Edward Evans is Chief Executive Officer for Consumer Cellular, Inc..
Rob Bernshteyn is the Chief Executive Officer of Coupa, and drives the company’s strategy and execution. Rob has over two decades experience in the business software industry. He came to Coupa from SuccessFactors, where he ran Global Product Marketing & Management, as a member of the executive management team, as the company scaled from an early start up to a successful public company. Prior to that, Rob directed Product Management at Siebel Systems, where he helped build Siebel ERM into one of the company’s fastest growing product lines. Rob also did a stint in management consulting at McKinsey & Company, and spent four years at Accenture, where he focused on global SAP systems implementations.
Rob Bernshteyn is a guest lecturer at Harvard and Stanford business schools, and a frequent contributor to Forbes and Fortune magazines. He can often be heard providing commentary on major news channels including Bloomberg and NPR. Rob earned a BS in Information Systems from the State University of New York at Albany and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
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
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.
Day & Zimmermann
Hal Yoh is Chair and CEO of Day & Zimmermann (dayzim.com), a leader in construction & engineering, staffing and defense solutions for leading corporations and government agencies around the world. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PA and ranked as one of the largest private companies in America by Forbes, the company operates from more than 150 worldwide locations with a workforce of over 50,000. Day & Zimmermann is a former recipient of the U.S. National Family Business of the Year award. Since becoming Chairman and CEO in 1999, Mr. Yoh has continued the company’s dedication to its values-based culture, its vision “to accelerate the next generation” of innovation, and brand promise to its customers – We do what we say.® Mr. Yoh is active in many industry and professional associations including roles as past Chairman and current board member of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA), past Chair of the Construction Industry Institute (CII), and member of the steering committee for the Defense Industry Initiative on Business Ethics & Conduct. He is a member of the Business Roundtable and previously served on the Board of Directors for Teleflex (NYSE:TFX). In 2013, Mr. Yoh was inducted into the National Academy of Construction. A strong believer in civic and community service, Mr. Yoh was recently appointed Chair, Philadelphia Airport Advisory Board and currently serves as a Trustee of the Franklin Institute and the Committee for Economic Development, a past board member of WHYY, and an executive committee member and past chair of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce. He also has served on numerous boards and committees for Duke University. Mr. Yoh is a graduate of Duke University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and Material Sciences and he holds a Master of Business Administration from The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania.
Joe Ucuzoglu is the Global CEO leading the largest professional services organization in the world. With more than 415,000 professionals and approximately $60 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 of our 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 around the world. Prior to his current role, Joe served as the CEO of Deloitte US, and previously he served as the leader of the Deloitte US Audit & Assurance practice.
He frequently speaks on a broad range of current issues facing the business community such as building a culture of purpose and inclusivity, the evolving nature of leadership, and the role that businesses must play in leading society through the rapid pace of technology-driven change.
Joe serves on the board of directors of the Partnership for New York City and Chairs the Board of Councilors of the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business. He is a member of the Business Roundtable, the Fortune CEO Initiative, and the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation.
Joe received a BS in Accounting from the University of Southern California.
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. airline; the top-ranking airline in Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies; the most on-time global airline by FlightGlobal; the Platinum Award recipient for operational excellence by Cirium; among TIME100’s Most Influential Companies; a 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 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 Forbes.com.
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 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 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.
Carmine Di Sibio
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.
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 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 Catalyst.org, 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.
Fortune Brands Innovations
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 is Chief Executive Officer for Franklin Templeton.
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.
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 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.
Prior to founding Guild, Rachel was the CEO of Student Blueprint, led student services at American Honors, and worked for the 2008 Obama campaign before serving in the Obama White House. She and her co-founder, Brittany, were previously selected for Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list, and The Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce named Guild as the 2017 Top Woman-Owned Business of the Year. Rachel holds an M.B.A. from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business as well as an M.A. in Education and B.A. in Political Science from Stanford University. Rachel lives in Denver with her husband, David, and their twin girls, Lily Grace and Magnolia Bea.
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.
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.
Stephen Scherr has served as Chief Executive Officer at Hertz and a member of the Company’s Board of Directors since February 2022.
Scherr spent nearly three decades at Goldman Sachs, leading a range of strategic and operational functions. He most recently served as Chief Financial Officer from 2018 through 2021, a period during which the firm undertook considerable growth across its new and existing businesses.
Scherr was the architect and leader of Goldman Sachs’ consumer business, first as Chief Strategy Officer from 2014 through 2016, and later as CEO of Goldman Sachs Bank USA and Head of the Consumer & Commercial Bank Division from 2016 to 2018. He led Marcus by Goldman Sachs from inception, overseeing retail deposit growth in excess of $100 billion, expanding its digital consumer lending platform and managing a new partnership with Apple to develop the AppleCard.
Scherr lead the firm’s Latin American business for five years; was Global Head of the Financing Group for seven years; and served as Chief Operating Officer of Investment Banking for two years. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Scherr practiced law, including as a law clerk in the Southern District of New York from 1990 to 1991, and later as an associate at Cravath, Swaine & Moore from 1992 to 1993.
Scherr holds a J.D. from Harvard Law School and an A.B. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Gajen Kandiah became chief executive officer of Hitachi Vantara in July 2020. As CEO, Gajen leads Hitachi Vantara's 11,000 employees with a focus on empowering client-facing teams to leverage the company's digital infrastructure, software and services capabilities to meet the industry-specific transformational needs of clients worldwide.
Prior to joining Hitachi Vantara, Gajen built winning IT businesses within multinational corporations and startups for more than two decades. During 15 years with Cognizant, he helped grow the company from $368 million in annual revenues to more than $16 billion. From 2015 to 2019, he was president of Cognizant's multi-billion-dollar Digital Business, a role in which he led the acquisitions of software engineering company Softvision, marketing solutions provider Netcentric, and Idea Couture, a digital innovation and technology services company. He also led a Cognizant-wide initiative to transform company capabilities and services into an integrated, industry- and client-focused suite of offerings and solutions.
Gajen previously served as senior vice president and general manager of Cognizant's Information, Media and Entertainment; Manufacturing Logistics; Consumer Goods; and Communications industry practices. Before joining Cognizant, he co-founded NerveWire, Inc., a venture capital-backed management consulting and systems integration firm, which was later acquired by Wipro.
Keith has been Chief Executive Officer of IHG® since July 2017. 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.
Keith has spent more than 25 years working in the hospitality industry across a wide range of roles, having started his career in hotel operations. He has been a member of IHG’s Executive Committee since April 2011 and served as Chief Commercial Officer (CCO) for four years before being appointed CEO. Prior to his role as CCO, Keith spent four years as CEO of IHG’s Greater China business, where under his leadership, IHG drove outstanding results and helped set the foundations for growth in a key market.
Keith joined IHG in 2000 and subsequently held a number of senior positions in IHG’s Americas and former Asia, Middle East and Africa (AMEA) regions. He was previously Vice President of Operations for Midscale brands in North America, Vice President of Operations for the Holiday Inn brand in North America and Chief Operating Officer for Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific.
Prior to joining IHG, Keith held several senior positions at Bristol Hotels and Resorts, which was acquired by IHG in 2000. Keith is a Non-Executive Director of Yum! Brands. He also sits on the Board of WiHTL (Women in Hospitality Travel & Leisure). Keith is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Hotel Administration and is currently a member of the Dean’s Advisory Board for The School of Hotel Administration, Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.
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.
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 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.
Krispy Kreme Doughnut Corporation
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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.
Adena Friedman became President and Chief Executive Officer of Nasdaq on January 1, 2017, and is Chair of the Board of Directors. She brings more than 20 years of industry leadership and expertise, and is credited with significantly shaping Nasdaq’s transformation into a leading global exchange and technology solutions company with operations across six continents.
Prior to being named CEO, Adena served as President and Chief Operating Officer throughout 2016 and was responsible for overseeing all of the company’s business segments with a focus on driving efficiency, product development, growth and expansion.
She rejoined Nasdaq in 2014, after serving as Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director of The Carlyle Group from March 2011 to June 2014 and playing a critical role in taking the company public in May 2012.
Before Carlyle, Adena was a key member of Nasdaq's management team for over a decade, serving in a variety of roles, including head of the company's data products business, head of corporate strategy and Chief Financial Officer. She played an instrumental role in Nasdaq’s acquisition strategy, overseeing the acquisitions of INET, OMX, and the Philadelphia and Boston Exchanges. She originally joined Nasdaq in 1993 as an intern.
Since December 2018, Adena has served as a Class B director to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She was elected to the Board of Directors of FCLTGlobal, a non-profit organization that researches tools to encourage long-term investing, in January 2020. Adena began her term as a member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust on July 1, 2020.
She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Williams College in Massachusetts and a Master of Business Administration from Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management.
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 is chairman, president and chief executive officer of
Northwestern Mutual. He is also a member of the company’s Board
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
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
Abhijit Dubey is Global Chief Executive Officer for NTT Ltd and Chief Business Officer of NTT Data Inc.
NTT Ltd is a $10B infrastructure services and communications company with operations in 55+ countries. As of Oct 1 2022, NTT Ltd merged with NTT Data global business to create a global $18B IT Services powerhouse (NTT Data Inc.) with 140,000+ employees serving clients in more than 80 countries.
Abhijit is a member of board of directors for NTT Ltd, and advisory board of NTT Venture Capital. He joined the company in February 2021 from McKinsey and Company, where he was Senior Partner and core leader of the Global Tech, Media & Telecom (TMT) Practice.
Prior to McKinsey, Abhijit worked at Schlumberger in the Oilfield Services business, based in North Africa. He holds an M.S. in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University and a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai.
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 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.
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 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.
Dan Schulman is focused on democratizing and transforming financial services and e-commerce to improve the financial health of billions of people, families and businesses around the world. With extensive experience in payments and mobile technology, Dan is leading PayPal to reimagine how people move and manage money, and how merchants and consumers interact and transact. Under Dan’s leadership, PayPal has been named as one of the top companies on JUST Capital and Forbes’ JUST 100 list, featuring “companies doing right by America”. PayPal has also been recognized as a Fortune Change the World company for its work to tackle the biggest challenges facing society today.
Dan’s leadership and impact have been recognized by several notable organizations. One Hundred Black Men of New York honored Dan with the 2022 Excellence in Economic Empowerment Award and the New York Urban League presented him with the 2021 Frederick Douglass Award, in recognition of his commitment, dedication, and influence to advance the rights of generations of underserved Black Americans. In 2021, he also received the Voices of Solidarity Award, presented by Vital Voices, for advocating on behalf of women and girls around the world and was awarded Luxembourg’s Order of the Oak Crown honor, presented by Prime Minister Xavier Bettel. In 2020, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights honored him with the Ripple of Hope Award, which recognizes those who have demonstrated a commitment to social change and a passion for equality, justice and basic human rights. In 2019, Dan was recognized by Endeavor Global with the High-Impact Leader of the Year Award for his work to support entrepreneurs around the globe. He has received "Visionary Awards" from the Financial Health Network in 2018 and the Council for Economic Education in 2017 for his promotion of economic and financial literacy. Dan was recognized with the 2017 Brennan Legacy Award, established to honor the late Supreme Court justice and his career-long commitment to social justice and “common human dignity”. Rutgers University bestowed upon Dan an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree, and he also delivered the University’s 252nd anniversary commencement speech.
In 2021, Dan was ranked third on Fortune's list of the World's Greatest Leaders, an honor that recognized individuals for their leadership throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. He also received the Voices of Solidarity Award, presented by Vital Voices, for advocating on behalf of women and girls around the world. Dan has frequently been recognized by Fortune as one of the top 20 Businesspersons of the Year, has been named one of the top 100 Most Creative People by Fast Company and, in 2019, he was named one of Glassdoor's Top 50 CEOs. In addition, he has been recognized as one of the top 10 Most Innovative CEOs in Banking.
Dan previously served as Group President at American Express. Prior to joining American Express, Dan was President of the Prepaid Group at Sprint Nextel Corporation following its acquisition of Virgin Mobile USA, Inc., where he led the company as its founding CEO for eight years. Earlier in his career, Dan was President and CEO of Priceline Group, Inc., where he led the company through a period of rapid growth and expansion. He also spent 18 years at AT&T, where he held a series of positions, including President of the Consumer Markets Division.
Dan is actively involved in the World Economic Forum, as a member of the International Business Council, and the Board of Governors and Board of Stewards for the Future of Financial & Monetary Systems platform. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Business Roundtable. In addition, Dan is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and an International Advisory Council member of the Singapore Economic Development Board. Dan is a Director of Verizon Communications, Inc., and previously served as Non-Executive Chairman of NortonLifeLock (formerly Symantec Corporation). He also serves on the boards of The Economic Club of New York and Autism Speaks.
Dan earned a BA from Middlebury College and an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business. He is an avid mixed martial arts practitioner.
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.
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 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.
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.
Rudin Management Company, Inc
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 (www.rudin.com).
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 (www.Dock72.com); 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 (www.thegreenwichlane.com), 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 (www.55broadst.com) and 32 Sixth Avenue (www.32sixthave.com), 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.
Nazzic Keene is chief executive officer of SAIC (NYSE: SAIC), headquartered in Reston, Virginia. With annual pro forma revenues of $7.1 billion and 26,500 employees, SAIC provides system integration, engineering, and IT solutions to defense, intelligence, and civilian agencies.
Keene became CEO and was elected to SAIC’s Board of Directors in August 2019. She joined SAIC in 2012 and has previously held several increasingly responsible executive positions with the company, including chief operating officer, president of the company’s Global Markets & Missions sector, and senior vice president for Corporate Strategy.
As COO, a position she held starting in 2017, Keene was responsible for overseeing daily operations of the corporation, including its long-term strategy for sustained profitable growth.
Keene has three decades of experience in the information systems and technology services industries, with more than 20 years in executive management. Prior to joining SAIC, Keene was the senior vice president and general manager for U.S. Enterprise Markets at CGI and led the company’s U.S. expansion. This included all aspects, from strategy development and execution to operational excellence and leadership development.
Keene began her career in the communications and IT industry after completing her bachelor’s degree at the University of Arizona.
She is the recipient of the WashingtonExec 2021 Chief Officer Award, Federal Computer Week’s 2021 Federal 100 Award, The Washington Business Journal’s 2018 COO of the Year Award, as well as the Washington Business Journal‘s Women Who Mean Business Award.
Keene is currently a member of ADP’s board of directors and the Inova Health System Board of Trustees. She has previously served on the boards of Wolf Trap, Capital Partners for Education, Year-Up National Capital Region, and the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors (TAPS).
She was also an executive committee member of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
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.
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.
Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.
Tamara is Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc.'s Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. She joined the Company in September 2005 as Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer and held roles of increasing responsibility, including Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer. She was elected President and CEO in 2008 and Chairman in 2020. Prior to joining Schnitzer, Tamara 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 Lovells (then Hogan & Hartson, LLP). Tamara is a member of the Board of Directors of Ryder System, Inc., the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Ms. Lundgren is also a member of the President's Advisory Committee for Trade Policy and Negotiations, having been appointed by President Obama in 2016 and re-appointed by President Trump. Ms. Lundgren is also a member of the Business Roundtable and the President's Advisory Council of Wellesley College. She is a former Chairman of the Board of the U.S. Chamber and a former member of the Board of Parsons Corporation. Ms. Lundgren earned a B.A. degree from Wellesley College and a J.D. degree from the Northwestern University School of Law.
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.
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.
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.
Peter Faricy is the Chief Executive Officer at SunPower. He has more than 20 years of experience at the intersection of sales, customer experience and digital innovation. Prior to SunPower, Faricy served as CEO of Global Direct-to-Consumer for Discovery, Inc., overseeing businesses including Discovery+, Food Network Kitchen, Magnolia, Eurosport Player and GOLFTV. Prior to Discovery, Faricy spent 13 years at Amazon, most recently as vice president leading the Amazon Marketplace. Faricy holds a bachelor's degree in marketing from Michigan State University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Michigan's Stephen M. Ross School of Business. Since October 2020, he has served on the board of Blue Apron and since 2013 on the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Advisory Board.
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 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.
Tempur Sealy International, Inc.
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.
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.
The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Louis J. DeGennaro, Ph.D., is president and chief executive officer of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), a global leader in the fight against cancer. Dr. DeGennaro leads the mission and operations of this $400 million cancer patient advocacy agency with headquarters in Rye Brook, New York.
Dr. DeGennaro has been a member of the LLS executive leadership team since he joined LLS as chief scientific officer in 2005. He was named LLS chief mission officer in 2009, with responsibility for leadership of all of LLS's mission functions, including research, patient education and support, public policy and advocacy. He was named president and CEO in September 2014.
As the key architect of LLS's cures and access agenda, Dr. DeGennaro conceived and pioneered LLS’s Therapy Acceleration Program® - a venture philanthropy approach to accelerating new treatments to patients through drug discovery and development partnerships with the biotechnology industry. LLS’s foray into venture philanthropy helped redefine the activist role of non-profits to meet urgent unmet medical needs. Under Dr. DeGennaro’s leadership LLS launched its groundbreaking precision medicine Beat AML® Master Trial in October 2016, leading the offensive against acute myeloid leukemia, one of the most deadly blood cancers.
Dr. DeGennaro has devoted his career to saving lives through drug discovery – first in academic research, later directing drug development at several pharmaceutical companies. At LLS he has found the perfect intersection of science and patient care, overseeing the funding of cutting-edge research, supporting patients and engaging in patient advocacy work. In addition to providing leadership and vision for his staff, he is committed to keeping a significant constituency of volunteers motivated and dedicated to the organization.
After receiving his doctorate in biochemistry from the University of California at San Francisco, Dr. DeGennaro did his post-doctoral research at the Yale University School of Medicine. His previous academic appointments include research group leader, Max Planck Institute in Munich, Germanyand associate professor of neurology and cell biology, University of Massachusetts Medical School. His previous private sector appointments included Senior Director, Molecular Genetics, Wyeth Pharmaceuticals and Executive Vice President, Synex Pharmaceuticals.
Thasunda Brown Duckett
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.
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 Catalyst.org 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 is Co-Chief Executive Officer for UiPath.
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.
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.
Carl M. Eschenbach
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 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 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.
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.