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Dollars and Change: November 8, 2018

Hosts Sandi Hunt, Nick Ashburn, Katherine Klein, and Sherryl Kuhlman are joined by Myles Shaver (Professor, University of Minnesota), Lynette Guastaferro (Chief Executive Officer, Teaching Matters), Sonny Kalsi (Co-Founder, GreenOak Real Estate), and Meg Voorhes (Director of Research, US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment) on the Thursday, November 8, 2018 edition of Dollars and Change.

Air Date: Thursday, November 8, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Lynette Guastaferro and Sonny Kalsi

Air Time: 8:00 am
Featuring: Lynette Guastaferro, Sonny Kalsi

Meg Voorhes

Air Time: 8:30 am
Featuring: Meg Voorhes

Myles Shaver

Air Time: 9:00 am
Featuring: Myles Shaver

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Myles Shaver

Professor, University of Minnesota

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Myles Shaver is Professor of Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship at the University of Minnesota’s Carlson School of Management where he holds the Pond Family Chair in the Teaching and Advancement of Free Enterprise Principles.

Myles’ research about corporate expansion is published in leading scholarly journals and he is invited to present at conferences and universities around the world. His recent research about the Minneapolis-St. Paul Headquarters economy has helped guide talent attraction and retention initiatives in the region and is presented in his forthcoming book: Headquarters Economy: Managers, Mobility, and Migration. Myles presents this research to audiences in Minnesota and to audiences in other states and countries.

Myles is recipient of the Irwin Outstanding Educator Award – the most prestigious international teaching award in Strategic Management and the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business Distinguished PhD Alumni Award. A recent study identified Myles as one of the most prolific management scholars in the world and Poets and Quants profiles Myles in their compilation of the “World’s 50 Best Business School Professors.”

Myles serves on the Board of Directors of the Strategic Management Society and is a Senior Editor at Strategy Science.

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Lynette Guastaferro

Chief Executive Officer, Teaching Matters

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Lynette Guastaferro, Chief Executive Officer, has more than 20 years of experience in education. She possesses a unique blend of education, non-profit and private-sector experience. Under her leadership and responding to both research and what is happening in real classrooms, Teaching Matters has quadrupled its reach and spearheaded the design of award winning, scalable teacher development models designed to improve teaching in over 700 urban schools. Ms. Guastaferro has worked as a classroom teacher, a school-network leader, and a senior management consultant for Price Waterhouse Coopers (PWC). At PWC, she led projects to innovate and improve the performance of government and educational agencies. Her work in education led her to Baltimore, where she took a classroom teaching position and designed her school’s first technology based learning support lab for literacy and mathematics. Ms. Guastaferro holds an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. from Williams College.

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Sonny Kalsi

Co-Founder, GreenOak Real Estate

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Sonny Kalsi is a Founder and Partner of GreenOak Real Estate, an independent, partner-owned real estate principal investing firm that seeks to create long-term value for its investors and clients. Formed in 2010, GreenOak Real Estate is a highly focused global platform with an experienced and cohesive senior team that possesses a long and successful track record investing in and managing real estate. The firm has offices in New York, Los Angeles, London, Madrid, Tokyo and Seoul with dedicated teams that possess local knowledge, experience and extensive networks in each market. Since inception, GreenOak has raised approximately $8 billion of equity to invest in targeted strategies and assets and acquired approximately $11bn of real estate assets globally. Sonny was previously the Global Co-Head of Morgan Stanley’s Real Estate Investing business and President of the Morgan Stanley Real Estate Funds until early 2009. At its peak, the MSREI platform had approximately $100 billion of AUM in 33 countries. From 1997 through 2006, Sonny and his team led the formation of Morgan Stanley’s property business in Asia and built the leading real estate platform in the region. Sonny was recently named by PERE as one of the 100 most influential people in private real estate from the past decade. Sonny is a graduate of Georgetown University with a degree in Business Administration and is a former member of the Georgetown’s Board of Regents. He also serves on the board of several organizations including: The Spence School, Teaching Matters, PowHERful Foundation, Room to Read, AHRC New York City Foundation, Jorge Posada Foundation, and the Asia Society. He is a member of the Young Presidents Organization and an Adjunct Professor at Columbia University in the Master’s of Real Estate Program.

Sonny is married and resides in New York City with his wife and two children.

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Meg Voorhes

Director of Research, US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment

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Meg Voorhes is Director of Research of US SIF: The Forum for Sustainable and Responsible Investment, the membership association for US firms and organizations engaged in sustainable and responsible investing, and of the US SIF Foundation. She is the author or co-author of several US SIF Foundation publications, including its biennial Report on US, Sustainable, Responsible and Impact Investing Trends.

Before joining US SIF in 2008, Meg directed environmental, social and governance research for RiskMetrics Group’s Financial Research and Analysis division. Meg spent much of her career at the Investor Responsibility Research Center. From 1996 through 2005, she headed IRRC’s Social Issues Service, where she directed research for institutional investor and corporate clientele on the environmental, human rights and other social issues raised by shareholders at US companies.

Previously, Meg specialized in issues related to multinational investment and corporate responsibility in South Africa. From 1990 through 1996, she directed IRRC’s Southern Africa Service.
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