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Mastering Innovation: September 20, 2018

Host Nicolaj Siggelkow is joined by Jack Markwalter (CEO, CIBC Private Wealth Management in the US) and Gina Bianchini (CEO & Founder, Mighty Networks) on the Thursday, September 20, 2018 edition of Mastering Innovation.

Air Date: Thursday, September 20, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Hosted By

Jack Markwalter Jr.

Air Time: 4:00 pm
Featuring: Jack Markwalter

Gina Bianchini

Air Time: 4:30 pm
Featuring: Gina Bianchini

Featured Guests

Jack Markwalter

CEO, CIBC Private Wealth Management in the US


Jack Markwalter is Chief Executive Officer of CIBC Private Wealth Management in the U.S. and serves on CIBC’s Operating Committee as a member of the executive leadership team and on CIBC’s U.S. Executive Committee. He is also chairman of several of the entities within CIBC Private Wealth Management: CIBC National Trust Company, CIBC Delaware Trust Company, CIBC Private Wealth Advisors, Inc., and CIBC Private Wealth Group, LLC.

Jack has more than 30 years of experience in the private client and investment industry. He joined the firm in 2002 as head of business development and became chairman and CEO in 2004. From 2005 to 2013, he also served as senior managing director of Invesco and as a member of the Invesco Executive Management Committee. From 2008 to 2010, Jack was head of Invesco U.S. Institutional Sales, Client Service and Consultant Relations as well.

Prior to joining CIBC Atlantic Trust, which became CIBC Private Wealth Management in 2018, he served as managing director and national director of the client strategy group for Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management.

Jack earned a Bachelor of Science with highest honors from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

He serves in various leadership roles for numerous community organizations. Among other positions, Jack is a member of the board of directors for the Georgia Tech Foundation, the board of directors for the Marist School and the board of directors at the Woodruff Arts Center. Additionally, he serves as co-chairman for his Harvard Business School Reunion Fund Campaign and remains actively involved with the Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Foundation, the Atlanta History Center and Big Brothers Big Sisters, all of which he previously participated in as a board member.

Jack has been featured in various publications and other media outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, CNBC, Private Asset Management magazine and Family Wealth Report.
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Gina Bianchini

CEO & Founder, Mighty Networks


Gina Bianchini is the Founder & CEO of Mighty Networks and an expert on network effects. Mighty Networks is a rapidly growing SaaS platform for growing and monetizing your own network effects brands and businesses –– replacing a blog or website with something much more powerful.

Before Mighty Networks, Gina and Netscape co-founder Marc Andreessen launched Ning, a pioneering global platform for creating niche social networks. Under her leadership, Ning grew to ~100 million people in 300,000 active social networks across subcultures, professional networks, entertainment, politics, and education.

In addition to Mighty Networks, Gina served as a board director of Scripps Networks (NASDAQ: SNI), an $12 billion dollar public company which owns HGTV, The Food Network, and The Travel Channel that just merged with Discovery Communications; and TEGNA (NYSE: TGNA), a $3 billion dollar broadcast and digital media company. She also co-founded LeanIn.Org with Sheryl Sandberg, an organization dedicated to women leaning into their ambitions, where she launched Lean In Circles worldwide.

Gina and Mighty Networks have been featured in Fast Company, Wired, Vanity Fair, Bloomberg, and The New York Times. She has appeared on Charlie Rose, CNBC, and CNN. She grew up in Cupertino, California, graduated with honors from Stanford University, started her career in the nascent High Technology Group at Goldman, Sachs & Co., and received her M.B.A from Stanford Business School.


Twitter- @ginab | @mightynetworks
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