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Kathleen O'Reilly
Kathleen O'Reilly

Senior Managing Director ? US Northeast
Accenture
https://www.accenture.com/us-en/new-applied-now

Kathleen O’Reilly is a senior managing director at Accenture responsible for leading the company’s business in its US Northeast region, which covers 11 states—Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont and West Virginia.

In her role as senior managing director – US Northeast, O’Reilly focuses on bringing innovation to clients, attracting top talent and strengthening the company’s impact in its local communities. She also serves on Accenture’s North America Leadership Team and Global Leadership Council.

A 20-year Accenture veteran, O’Reilly has served in a variety of leadership roles in the company’s Communications, Media & Technology (CMT) practice, which serves the communications, electronics, high technology, media and entertainment industries. Before being appointed to her current role in December 2016, she served as senior managing director for CMT within Accenture Strategy, where she focused o(Show Full Bio)n helping clients worldwide achieve high performance through profitable growth, accelerated innovation, organizational agility and operational excellence. She was also the Group Strategy and Operations Officer for Accenture North America. Before joining Accenture, Kathleen worked for A.T. Kearney and began her career in the telecommunications industry with Verizon Communications.

O’Reilly holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She serves on the global board of Women in Cable and Telecommunications and the corporate board of the Philadelphia Museum of Art; previously she served on the boards of the Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, The Barnes Foundation and Big Brothers Big Sisters (SEPA).

O’Reilly lives in the Philadelphia area with her husband and children.

Twitter - @Accenture_US

Episode: 4/26/2018 @7:00 PM


Sydney Finkelstein
Sydney Finkelstein

Professor of Mangement
Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College

Sydney Finkelstein is the Steven Roth Professor of Management and Faculty Director, Tuck Center for Leadership at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College, where he teaches courses on Leadership and Strategy. He is the Faculty Director of the flagship Tuck Executive Program, and also has experience working with executives at Northwestern, Wharton, Duke, Bocconi, London Business School, Australian Graduate School of Management, Melbourne Business School, Hanoi School of Business, the Chalmers School (Sweden) and the Helsinki School of Economics. He holds degrees from Concordia University and the London School of Economics, as well as a Ph.D. from Columbia University in strategic management.

Professor Finkelstein has published 17 books and 75 articles, with several bestsellers, including the #1 bestseller in the U.S. and Japan, Why Smart Executives Fail. Based on a six-year study of 51 companies and 200 interviews of business leaders, the book identifies the fundamental(Show Full Bio) reasons why major mistakes happen, points out the early warning signals that are critical for investors and managers alike, and offers ideas on how organizations can develop a capability of learning from corporate mistakes. On Fortune Magazine's list of Best Business Books, the Wall Street Journal called it "a marvel – a jargon-free business book based on serious research that offers genuine insights with clarity and sometimes even wit … It should be required reading not just for executives but for investors as well." It has also been featured in such media as the Financial Times, Business Week, the London Times, the Toronto Globe and Mail, Fast Company, Across the Board, and Entrepreneurship, among others, and has been translated into 11 different languages. In Professor Finkelstein's follow-up book, Think Again: Why Good Leaders Make Bad Decisions and How to Keep it From Happening to You (Harvard Business Press), published in 2009, he turned his attention to such major strategic decisions as the war in Iraq, Hurricane Katrina, and numerous business cases to explain why decision-makers sometimes think they're right when they are really wrong. The book takes up recent research in neuroscience, cognitive psychology, and management to not only document why things go wrong, but also to offer a series of solutions that reduce our vulnerability to falling into the traps that lead to bad decisions.

Professor Finkelstein is a Fellow of the Academy of Management, and has had three books nominated for the Academy of Management's Terry Book Award, the most prestigious such honor in the field. His other awards include Finalist for the Academy of Management Executive Best Paper Award (2004), the McKinsey & Company Strategic Management Society Best Conference Paper Prize Honorable Mention (2002), the Best Paper Award from the Academy of Management Executive for his article "Leveraging Intellect" (1997), two Citations of Excellence from ANBAR, the world's leading guide to management journal literature (1997 & 1998), the Cenafoni Prize for research in Entrepreneurial Strategy (1991), and finalist for the A.T. Kearney award for the best research in strategic management (1988).

Professor Finkelstein is a well-known thought leader on leadership and strategy, and is listed in the "World's Top 25 Leadership Gurus." He is well known for his keynote speeches, television and other media appearances, and as a consultant and speaker for major companies around the world, including Aetna, American Express, Bank of Montreal, Barclays, Boeing, Cerberus, Chevron, Comcast, Deloitte, Deutsche Bank, Freddie Mac, GE, General Dynamics, Glaxo, ING, ITT, J&J, JP Morgan Chase, Mayo Clinic, Korn-Ferry, McGraw-Hill, McKinsey, Monsanto, Morgan Stanley, Novartis, PwC, Raytheon, Roche, Rollins, Russell Reynolds, UBS, and United Technologies.

Episode: 4/12/2018 @7:00 PM


Dr. John Bird
Dr. John Bird

Scientist; Journalist; Co-Author of "One Day, One Night: Portraits of the South Pole"
Bruce Power
http://brucepower.com

Dr. John Bird, scientist, and journalist taught at several universities such as the University of Toronto, and Imperial College London. He has published research on the Aurora and the ozone layer. He trained with USAF fighter pilots before breaking the altitude record for hang gliding and trained with the NASA astronauts underwater and in zero-g aircraft. He is the author of The Upper Atmosphere, published by NASA.

Twitter - @JohnBird001
Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N3JX8IZ/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1
Book Site - www.portraitsofthesouthpole.com

Episode: 4/12/2018 @8:00 PM


Jennifer McCallum
Jennifer McCallum

Composer and Writer
http://www.portraitsofthesouthpole.com

Jennifer McCallum holds a Masters in Music Composition. Currently, she is a church musician and a busy mother raising two daughters.

Episode: 4/12/2018 @8:00 PM


Morten Hansen
Morten Hansen

Professor; Author of "Great at Work: How Top Performers Work Less and Achieve More"
University of California, Berkeley
https://www.ischool.berkeley.edu/people/morten-hansen

Morten T. Hansen is a management professor at University of California, Berkeley. He is also a faculty member at Apple University, Apple. He is the coauthor (with Jim Collins) of the New York Times bestseller Great by Choice and the author of the highly acclaimed Collaboration and Great at Work. Formerly a professor at Harvard Business School and INSEAD (France), professor Hansen holds a Ph.D. from Stanford Business School, where he was a Fulbright scholar. His academic research has won several prestigious awards, and he is ranked one of the world’s most influential management thinkers by Thinkers50. Morten Hansen was also a manager at the Boston Consulting Group, where he advised corporate clients worldwide. Born and raised in Norway, he lives in San Francisco with his wife and two daughters, and he travels the world to give keynotes and help companies and people become great at work.

Twitter - @MortenTHansen
Book - https://www.amazon.com/dp/B074ZKB2QT/ref=dp-kindle-redirect(Show Full Bio)?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=1

Episode: 4/5/2018 @8:00 PM


Dennis Carey
Dennis Carey

Vice Chairman; Co-author of TALENT WINS: The New Playbook for Putting People First
Korn Ferry
https://www.kornferry.com/

Dennis Carey, PhD is a Vice Chairman of Korn Ferry, where he recruits board directors, CEOs, and their direct reports. He has placed and assessed some of the most successful CEOs and directors for over 75 leading companies in the Fortune 500. He founded several forums for chairmen, CEOs and C-suite executives including The Prium, the CEO Academy, and Academies for CFOs and CHROs of Americas best-managed enterprises. He has published four books and over 50 refereed journal articles. His most recent book, Boards That Lead, coauthored with Ram Charan and Mike Useem, was cited as book of the year by Directors & Boards Magazine. Carey also teaches corporate governance at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has served on both public and private technology boards.

Twitter - @Korn_Ferry
Book - https://www.amazon.com/Talent-Wins-Playbook-Putting-People/dp/1633691187/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1519312366&sr=8-1&keywords=talent+wins

Episode: 4/5/2018 @7:00 PM


Howard Brownstein
Howard Brownstein

President
The Brownstein Corporation
http://www.brownsteincorp.com

Howard Brownstein is a nationally-known turnaround and crisis management professional and is the President of The Brownstein Corporation, which provides turnaround management and advisory services to companies and their stakeholders, as well as investment banking services, fiduciary services, and litigation consulting, investigations and valuation services. Previously for more than twenty years, he has had partnership or senior executive roles in turnaround management firms, where, in addition to leading turnaround assignments for clients, advising senior management and fulfilling a senior management role, he has had overall responsibility for transactional activities and the marketing of the firm’s services to clients, and gained extensive experience in valuing businesses, obtaining financing, and selling businesses.

Howard Brownstein has served as Financial Advisor to Debtors and to lenders and Creditor Committees in bankruptcy proceedings, and as a litigation expert in severa(Show Full Bio)l cases including the landmark Merry-Go-Round bankruptcy. Mr. Brownstein served as Chief Restructuring Officer in U.S. Mortgage which involved a $138 million mortgage fraud and led the Plan Administrator team in Montgomery Ward LLC, the largest retail liquidation in history.
Mr. Brownstein regularly serves as an independent member of Boards of Directors, and has been named a Board Leadership Fellow by the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD) and serves as President of its Philadelphia Chapter. He also serves as Vice Chair of the ABA Corporate Governance Committee. He has been a board chair and also chaired board Audit, Nominating and Strategic Planning/Risk Assessment committees.

Howard Brownstein currently serves on the Board of P&F Industries (NasdaqGM: PFIN), a publicly-held manufacturer/importer of air-powered tools and various residential hardware, as well as the Board of NHS, a leading nonprofit provider of education and human services to individuals with special needs with more than 10,000 employees providing care to almost 40,000 adults and children in eight states and an annual budget over $500Mil. He recently served on the Board of A.M. Castle & Co. (OTCQB: CASL), a $770Mil multinational metals distribution and supply chain solutions company, and on its Audit and Human Resource Committees, on the Board and chaired the Audit Committee of PICO Holdings (Nasdaq: PICO), a publicly-held diversified holding company with investments in water resources and storage operations, and real estate operations, and on the Board and chaired the Audit Committee of LMG2, successor to Chicago Loop, a $600Mil parking infrastructure entity in downtown Chicago, in which a lender group led by Société Générale succeeded to ownership following a restructuring. He also served as sole Board member of Betsey Johnson LLC, a privately-held designer and retailer of women’s apparel with equity sponsor Castanea Partners, and he previously served on the Board of Directors of Special Metals Corporation, a $1 billion nickel alloy producer, where he also chaired the Audit Committee and which was sold at a substantial gain, and on the Board and Audit Committee of Magnatrax Corporation, a $500 million manufacturer of metal buildings, which was similarly sold for a large gain. He also served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the National Philanthropic Trust, among the fastest-growing charities and largest grant-making institutions nationally (over $1 billion to date), and the largest independent provider of donor-advised funds with over $700 million under management. Mr. Brownstein previously served on the Board of a regional bank, a retail department store, and nonprofit Boards including chair of a United Way agency.

Previously, Mr. Brownstein was Managing Director of Enprotech Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of ITOCHU (formerly C. Itoh), one of the world’s largest companies. Enprotech acted as ITOCHU’s acquisition and holding company for engineering service and product businesses with over $1 billion in assets. Mr. Brownstein served in several senior executive and board positions at Enprotech, including CEO and COO of The Stone Group, a leading multinational manufacturer of comfort and safety equipment for the passenger rail industry with operations in the United States, Spain, and England. Prior to becoming a turnaround management consultant, Mr. Brownstein founded a metals trading firm.

Mr. Brownstein is a Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP). He served on the International Board of Directors of the Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and its Executive Committee and chaired its Audit Committee. Mr. Brownstein received TMA’s “Outstanding Individual Contribution” award in 2007. He served on the Board of the American

Bankruptcy Institute (ABI), co-chaired its Complex Financial Restructuring Program and its Mid Atlantic Bankruptcy Workshop for several years and is a Coordinating Editor of the ABI Journal. He serves on the Governing Board of the Commercial Finance Association (CFA) Education Foundation. Mr. Brownstein is a frequent speaker at professional and educational programs, including at Harvard Business School, Wharton, NYU, Villanova Law School, Northeastern University, ABI, the American Bar Association, the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) and TMA. He has published over eighty articles, books and chapters, including ABI’s eBook Problems in the Code, has served on the Editorial Board of The Journal of Corporate Renewal, and serves as a Contributing Editor of abfJournal.

Howard Brownstein is a graduate of Harvard University, where he obtained J.D. and M.B.A. degrees, and of the University of Pennsylvania, where he obtained B.S. and B.A. degrees from the Wharton School and the College of Arts and Sciences. Mr. Brownstein is admitted to the bars of Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, and Florida, but does not actively practice law. He also served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve, attaining the rank of First Lieutenant in the Medical Service Corps.

Episode: 3/29/2018 @7:00 PM


Christian Davenport
Christian Davenport

Reporter covering the defense and space industries
Washington Post
https://www.washingtonpost.com/people/christian-davenport/?utm_term=.63935b314519

Christian Davenport has been a staff writer at the Washington Post since 2000 and currently covers the space and defense industries for the financial desk. He is a recipient of the Peabody award and has been on reporting teams that were finalists for the Pulitzer Prize three times. Prior to joining the Washington Post Davenport worked at Newsday, Philadelphia Inquirer, and Austin American-Statesman. As a frequent radio and television commentator, he has appeared on MSNBC, CNN, PBS NewsHour, and several NPR shows. He is the author of As You Were: To War and Back with the Black Hawk Battalion of the Virginia National Guard, and lives in Washington, DC, with his wife and three children.

His assignments for the Washingon Post include covering the D.C.-area sniper shootings, the Abu Ghraib scandal, the Fort Hood shootings and the burial problems at Arlington National Cemetery. Before joining the Financial staff, Christian was an editor on the Metro desk, overseeing coverage of local (Show Full Bio)government and politics.

Episode: 3/29/2018 @8:00 PM


Jonathan Hirtle
Jonathan Hirtle

Executive Chairman
Hirtle, Callaghan & Co.
http://www.hirtlecallaghan.com

Jon is the Executive Chairman of Hirtle Callaghan. He serves on the Investment Policy and Investment Strategy Committees. Over his 30 years leading our firm, Jon worked closely with our Investment Strategy Group to direct and approve our investment philosophy which he distilled into our four cornerstone principles. In his current role as Executive Chairman and Chief Client Officer, Jon continues his intense focus on producing ever better net outcomes for our clients.

Jon appears regularly on national broadcast networks including CNBC, Fox Business and Bloomberg Television. He is highly sought after for his commentary on investing and was dubbed the "Oracle of Outsource" by Pensions & Investments as Hirtle Callaghan is best known for its role in pioneering the outsourced CIO (OCIO) model for families and institutions. Prior to founding Hirtle Callaghan, Jon worked at Goldman Sachs, advising family groups and institutions on investment strategy and securities selection. Previously(Show Full Bio), he served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps.

He earned his B.S. and M.B.A. degrees from the Pennsylvania State University and is a member of the Governing Council of the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.

Episode: 3/22/2018 @7:00 PM


Merrill Reese
Merrill Reese

Announcer
NFL Philadelphia Eagles
http://www.merrillreese.com/

Merrill Reese has been the play-by-play voice of the Philadelphia Eagles since 1977. The games are aired by CBS stations 94 WYSP and Sportsradio 610 WIP as well as a network of affiliates throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Reese and New England Patriots broadcaster Gil Santos have the longest stretches of service in the NFL.

Merrill Reese calls Philadelphia Eagles' Lito Sheppard 102-yard touchdown vs. Dallas Cowboys, October 8, 2006.

Early years
Reese honed his skills as a student at Temple University, where he broadcast football, baseball, and Big 5 college basketball. Following graduation, he served as a public affairs officer in the U.S. Navy.

Radio career
Following active duty, Merrill began his professional career at WPAZ Radio in Pottstown, PA. A year later, he landed at WBCB in Levittown, PA. Ironically, in 1995, Reese became the managing partner as well as vice president and general manager of WBCB.

During the 1980's, he handled(Show Full Bio) the morning sports and served as sports director of WIP Radio – one of the most successful broadcast entities in the country. He was also the communications director, as well as the television play-by-play host, for the Philadelphia Freedoms of World Team Tennis. Later, he teamed with Hall of Fame tennis star Billie Jean King on telecasts for the Madison Square Garden network in New York. He was also the on-camera host and play-by-play voice of ESPN's award-winning series, "NFL Dream Season," in 1990.

Twitter - @mreeseeagles

Episode: 3/22/2018 @8:00 PM


Robert Katz
Robert Katz

Chairman and CEO
Vail Resorts, Inc.

Rob is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Vail Resorts. He has served as Chairman since March 2009. He served as Lead Director from June 2003 until his appointment as Chief Executive Officer in February 2006. He has served on the board of directors of Vail Resorts since 1996 and has been involved with the Company since 1991. Prior to becoming the Chief Executive Officer, Rob was associated with Apollo Management LLP, a private equity investment firm, since its founding in 1990. Rob currently serves on the Wharton Leadership Advisory Board and has previously served on numerous private, public and nonprofit boards.

Episodes: 3/15/2018 @8:00 PM, 11/12/2015 @7:10 PM


Zach Pelka
Zach Pelka

Co-Founder and CEO
Paytronage
https://paytronage.co

Zach graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a Bachelor of Science in Economics with a major in Operations Management. Over several summers in Silicon Valley, Zach evaluated growth-stage tech startups as a Software Investment Analyst at Technology Crossover Ventures, worked on several high-value mergers and acquisitions in the technology landscape at PJT Partners in San Francisco, contributed to the formation of the highly-successful Target Date Funds at Charles Schwab, and led Strategic Initiatives for the launch at MerchantsOfBeverage.com, an e-commerce destination for premium wine and spirits. Zach leads Paytronage’s business and operational strategy, new product development, finance, PR, and fundraising as a full-time employee.

Episode: 3/15/2018 @7:00 PM


Connor Swofford
Connor Swofford

COO and Co-Founder
Paytronage
https://paytronage.co

Connor graduated from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School with a Bachelor of Science in Economics with majors in Management and Operations. In his last role as a Management Consultant at A.T. Kearney, he oversaw six unique work-streams for a multi-billion dollar casino creating a joint venture. As a corporate buying analyst at Dick’s Sporting Goods, he was responsible for planning the strategic product launch of Under Armour’s localized clothing lines. As an investment banking analyst at Periculum Capital Company, he was responsible for assisting multiple multi-million dollar M&As, debt offerings, and completing due diligence on multiple startup investments. As COO, Connor leads Paytronage’s day-to-day operations, HR, marketing and fundraising as a full-time employee.

Episode: 3/15/2018 @7:00 PM


Chris Whipple
Chris Whipple

Owner, CEO; Author of 'The Gatekeepers: How the White House Chiefs of Staff Define Every Presidency'
CCWHIP Productions
http://chriswhipple.net

Chris Whipple is the author of the New York Times best-selling book, 'The Gatekeepers: How the White House chiefs of staff define every presidency'. Critically-acclaimed (“If you’re a political junkie or just curious, this is the book for you”—Tom Brokaw), The Gatekeepers, published April 4, 2017 by Crown, is the first in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at the men who have been the president’s closest advisers, whose actions—and inactions—have defined the course of our country.

Through extensive, intimate interviews with all seventeen living chiefs and two former presidents, award-winning journalist and producer Chris Whipple pulls back the curtain on this unique fraternity, whose members have included Rahm Emanuel, Dick Cheney, Leon Panetta and Donald Rumsfeld.

A multiple Peabody and Emmy Award-winning producer at CBS News 60 Minutes and ABC News PrimeTime, Chris Whipple is the chief executive officer of CCWHIP Productions. He is the writer and executive producer of The Sp(Show Full Bio)ymasters: CIA in the Crosshairs, airing on Showtime. For this groundbreaking film, Whipple conducted more than 100 hours of exclusive interviews with all twelve living CIA directors and their top operatives.

Book - https://www.amazon.com/Gatekeepers-White-Chiefs-Define-Presidency/dp/0804138249

Episodes: 3/8/2018 @7:00 PM, 12/14/2017 @7:00 PM


Dan Fabricant
Dan Fabricant

President, CEO
Natural Products Association (NPA)
http://www.npainfo.org/

Daniel Fabricant, Ph.D. is Executive Director and CEO of the Natural Products Association (NPA), the nation’s largest and oldest trade organization representing the natural products industry, including dietary supplements, foods, personal care products and more. He is responsible for implementing board policy for the advancement and protection of the natural products industry, while overseeing every aspect of the association’s programs and activities. Most recently, Dr. Fabricant served as the Director of the Division of Dietary Supplement Programs at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), where he directed agency policy, public affairs and regulatory action regarding regulation of the dietary supplement industry for more than three years. While with the agency, he successfully navigated the large, heavily-matrixed governmental organizational structure to bring life to a regulatory function that was non-existent for almost 20 years. Prior to the FDA, Dr. Fabricant was vice presid(Show Full Bio)ent, global government and scientific affairs, for NPA, responsible for establishing and leading industry coalitions dealing with a range of legislative, regulatory and scientific matters. Dr. Fabricant carried his interest in natural products into the classroom, earning a Ph.D. in Pharmacognosy from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where he has served as an adjunct professor in the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy since 2009. Pharmacognosy is the study of drugs derived from natural sources (plants and animals). He has also published extensively and is internationally recognized for his regulatory and governmental public health expertise and natural products research.

Twitter - @NPANational

Episodes: 3/8/2018 @8:00 PM, 12/14/2017 @8:00 PM


Tim Elmore
Tim Elmore

President
Growing Leaders
https://growingleaders.com/business/

Growing Leaders founder Tim Elmore is passionate about understanding the emerging generation and helping adults teach them how to become leaders in their schools, their communities, and their careers.

He educates adults to help them understand the challenges and experiences today's generation faces and connect with them in a way that resonates. Elmore believes, by cultivating leadership abilities in young adults and encouraging the adults who guide them.

Tim Elmore teaches leadership courses and speaks at schools, universities, business, and athletic programs. He has trained thousands of leaders in partnership with nationally renowned schools and organizations like the San Francisco Giants, Stanford University, Virginia Tech, University of Alabama Athletics, Duke University, University of Texas, Chick-fil-a, Cici’s Pizza, Delta, and more.

Elmore has also authored more than 30 books including: Habitudes®: Images that Form Leadership Habits and Attitudes, Artificial (Show Full Bio)Maturity: Helping Kids Meet the Challenge of Becoming Authentic Adults, Generation iY: Secrets to Connecting With Today’s Teens & Young Adults in the Digital Age, 12 Huge Mistakes Parents Can Avoid, Life Giving Mentors, and Marching Off The Map.

Twitter - @GrowingLeaders

Episode: 3/1/2018 @7:00 PM


Lloyd Dean
Lloyd Dean

President & CEO
Dignity Health
https://www.dignityhealth.org/

Lloyd H. Dean is a nationally recognized leader within and beyond the field of health care. As President and CEO of Dignity Health, Mr. Dean is at the helm of one of the nation’s largest health care systems with 400 care sites, including 39 hospitals, across a 22-state network. True to the organization’s brand vision to “unleash the healing power of humanity,” Mr. Dean leads Dignity Health’s 63,000 employees and 9,000 physicians, with kindness and humility.

Mr. Dean is responsible for management, strategic direction and governance of San Francisco-based Dignity Health, including $17 billion in assets. During his tenure with the organization, he has overseen its transformation from a holding company into a dynamic health system, recognized for excellence in high quality, compassionate care, and operational excellence.

A passionate advocate for health care reform, Mr. Dean was actively engaged with the previous administration and president during the creation of the Affo(Show Full Bio)rdable Care Act. He co-chairs the California Future Health Workforce Commission with UC President Janet Napolitano and previously served on the State Health Care Cost Commission.

He is consistently ranked in Modern Healthcare’s “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” and “Top 25 Minority Leaders in Healthcare.” Before joining Dignity Health, Mr. Dean held positions as the executive vice president and chief operating officer of Advocate Health Care, and various management positions with The Upjohn Company.

Mr. Dean holds degrees in sociology and education from Western Michigan University and received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from the University of San Francisco.

Twitter - @LloydHDean

Episode: 3/1/2018 @8:00 PM


Patty McCord
Patty McCord

Prinicpal; former Chief Talent Officer of Netflix
Patty McCord Consulting
http://pattymccordconsulting.com/

Patty coaches and advises a small group of companies and entrepreneurs on culture and leadership as the Principal of Patty McCord Consulting. She also speaks to groups and teams around the world. She has many years of working with companies to help people realize and practice leadership. She is an innovative business person who is willing to push the boundaries of thinking about the way we work.

Patty served as Chief Talent Officer of Netflix for 14 years. Along with input from the Netflix management team, she helped to create the Netflix Culture Deck. When it was posted on the Web, this presentation took on a life of its own. Sheryl Sandberg has said it “may be the most important document ever to come out of Silicon Valley.” The presentation has been viewed more than five million times.

Patty was in charge of operationalizing those concepts. This involved creating or sometimes eliminating patterns, systems, and structure so that the words and aspirations of the culture(Show Full Bio) document became behaviors and modes of operating. Her background includes staffing, diversity, communications and international Human Resources positions. From her many years working with companies that range from very large global tech companies to small very small innovative start-ups, Patty saw first-hand how companies can become slow and complacent and employees become cynics and whiners. She spent 14 years at Netflix experimenting with new ways to work. Making the Netflix culture deck become reality for the people who work there. From abolishing performance reviews to challenging the need for policies, Patty believes people come to work as fully formed adults with a desire to make an impact and be proud of what they do and she’s on a mission to spread the word that we can do this differently.

Twitter - @pattymccord1
Book - https://www.amazon.com/Powerful-Building-Culture-Freedom-Responsibility/dp/1939714095/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517853646&sr=8-1&keywords=powerful+mccord

Episode: 2/22/2018 @8:00 PM


Nicole Bernard Dawes
Nicole Bernard Dawes

Founder and CEO
Late July Snacks
http://www.latejuly.com

Nicole Bernard Dawes is a pioneering business owner, food advocate and mother whose lifelong passion for transforming the food system has resulted in one of the country’s most successful organic snack brands. Nicole’s first exposure to the organic movement came at an early age—in the 1970s, as a child sitting on the counter of her mother’s natural food store, she dreamed of creating healthier products that were still delicious. Nicole’s passion intensified while working with her late father on two successful natural product companies, Cape Cod Potato Chips & Chatham Village Foods.

In 2003, Nicole fulfilled her childhood dream by launching Late July Organic Snacks. This lifelong commitment to organic and non-GMO is based on the belief that toxic, persistent pesticides, genetic engineering, antibiotics, artificial ingredients and preservatives should not be in our food supply. As a result, all Late July products have always been are made with organic and non-GMO ingredients. Toda(Show Full Bio)y, product offerings include Original Classic Crackers, Multigrain Tortilla Chips, Clásico Tortilla Chips, Restaurant Style Tortilla Chips, and the newest additions to Late July's product line: White and Blue Corn Thin & Crispy Cantina Dippers.
Today, Late July is proud to be an independently run and family-operated company that has found success without sacrificing its commitment to social or environmental change. Nicole’s dedication to bringing health and transparency to the snack food aisle and our country’s food policies overall is reflected throughout the decisions made at Late July and in her industry involvement. She previously served as a board member of the Organic Trade Association and has been asked to testify before Congress about the economic impact of organic agriculture in today’s society.

Nicole has also won numerous industry awards for her innovation and the quality of her company's products. Former awards include Taste for Life’s Packaged Snack Product. Under Nicole’s leadership, Late July is committed to giving back and supports causes such as Edible Schoolyard , Just Label It , Only Organic , and the Greater Boston Food Bank . All initiatives aim to promote healthy children and a healthy planet. Nicole and her family split their time between the San Francisco Bay Area and Cape Cod. Her husband Peter serves as President for Late July and her two sons are proud to be Nicole’s most valued taste-testers. Nicole holds a BA in Economics from Tulane University.

Twitter - @latejulyorganic

Episode: 2/22/2018 @7:00 PM


Daniel Coyle
Daniel Coyle

Author; Author of "The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups"
http://danielcoyle.com/

Daniel Coyle is the New York Times bestselling author of The Talent Code, The Little Book of Talent, The Secret Race (co-authored with Tyler Hamilton), Hardball: A Season in Projects, and other books. Winner (with Hamilton) of the 2012 William Hill Sports Book of the Year Prize, he is a contributing editor for Outside Magazine, and works as a special advisor to the Cleveland Indians. Coyle lives in Cleveland, Ohio during the school year and in Homer, Alaska, during the summer with his wife Jen, and their four children.

Twitter -@DanielCoyle
Book - https://www.amazon.com/Culture-Code-Secrets-Highly-Successful-ebook/dp/B01MSY1Y6Z/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1517423954&sr=8-1&keywords=the+culture+code

Episode: 2/15/2018 @8:00 PM


David Kreps
David Kreps

Adams Distinguished Professor of Management
Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
https://www.gsb.stanford.edu/

David Kreps joined the faculty of the Graduate School of Business in 1975, after completing a PhD in Operations Research in the Stanford School of Engineering. He has been a full professor since 1980, and today is the Adams Distinguished Professor of Management, with a courtesy appointment in the Department of Economics. From 2000 to 2009, he served as Senior Associate Dean.

Professor Kreps has been recognized for his research as a Fellow of the Econometric Society, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, a Guggenheim Foundation Fellowship, and with an honorary doctorate from Universite Paris IX. In 1989, he was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal by the American Economic Association (see https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/honors-awards/bates-clark/david-kreps) . In 2007, he received the CME Group/MSRI Prize in Innovative Quantitative Applications. In 2010 he was elected a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Ass(Show Full Bio)ociation (see https://www.aeaweb.org/about-aea/honors-awards/distinguished-fellows/david-kreps). This year (2018), he, along with colleagues Paul Milgrom and Robert Wilson, won the John J. Carty Award for the Advancement of Science, given by the National Academy of Sciences (see http://www.nasonline.org/programs/awards/2018/Kreps-Milgrom-Wilson.html). His 1989 Clarendon Lectures, Game Theory and Economic Modelling, have been translated into at least eight languages.

Professor Kreps has taught MBA and doctoral level courses in decision theory, microeconomics, statistics, operations, competitive strategy, game theory, and human resource management. He is the author or coauthor of four textbooks. In 1991, he was awarded the MBA Distinguished Teaching Award. In 2010 he was awarded the Robert T. Davis Faculty Award for his service to Stanford GSB.

Away from work, Professor Kreps enjoys cooking and coaching youth sports. His three children think he has a lame sense of humor, of which this sentence is probably a good example.

Episode: 2/15/2018 @7:00 PM


Stan Silverman
Stan Silverman

Founder and CEO
Silverman Leadership
http://www.SilvermanLeadership.com

As Founder and CEO of Silverman Leadership, Stan is a writer, speaker and advisor to C-suite executives. He writes a weekly nationally syndicated column on leadership, entrepreneurship and corporate governance in the Philadelphia Business Journal and 42 affiliated business publications across the U.S. Stan is the former president and CEO of PQ Corporation, a global company operating in North America, South America, Europe and Asia Pacific in two core businesses – chemicals and engineered glass materials. As a recognized thought leader, Stan has been an invited guest lecturer on leadership at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and at the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University. He has been a speaker on leadership and governance issues at Private Company Governance Summits and at numerous other events. Stan is vice chairman of Drexel University. He is the former chairman of Drexel University College of Medicine, and former chairman of the Soap and Detergent (Show Full Bio)Association. He has served on the boards of numerous public company, private company, private equity company and non-profit boards. In addition to serving on the board of Drexel University, Stan is a board member of Friends Select School as well as Faith in the Future, the organization that operates the 17 Catholic High Schools within the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. He began his business career as a chemical process engineer at Atlantic Richfield, subsequently acquired by BP plc. Stan joined PQ Corporation in 1971. Prior to being named as CEO of PQ in January 2000, he held positions in engineering, operations planning, marketing, sales and business unit executive management, including president of PQ’s subsidiary in Canada. Stan earned a Bachelor of Science degree in chemical engineering and a MBA degree from Drexel University. He is also an alumnus of the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School.

Twitter - @StanSilverman

Episodes: 2/8/2018 @7:00 PM, 11/30/2017 @7:00 PM


Heidi Stam
Heidi Stam

Executive Coaching Consultant; Retired Managing Director and General Counsel
Leadership Solutions; Vanguard
http://leadership-solutions.com

Heidi Stam is a versatile, high-integrity legal expert and business executive with three decades of experience. Known and respected for outstanding business judgment, focus on solutions, collaboration, building alignment, and developing talent, her 30 years in the investment industry have afforded her comprehensive knowledge of asset management and capital markets. During 19 years at Vanguard, she became well-versed in all aspects of a high-performing enterprise, as well as the interests of institutional-investor shareholders of public companies. And as an SEC senior executive for a decade, she developed expertise in public policy for protecting investors and maintaining transparent capital markets, and gained an intimate understanding of the workings of government.

Heidi serv(Show Full Bio)ed the Vanguard Group as Managing Director and General Counsel, reporting directly to the Chairman and CEO, and led a 300-member global legal/compliance division. Instrumental in developing compliance and risk functions, she worked closely with industry trade associations to influence regulatory policy. As Corporate Secretary and Secretary of the Vanguard Funds, she supported the Board as chief legal/governance advisor. She also chaired the Leadership Advisory Council and was committee member for proxy oversight, global investment, public policy, benefits, and remuneration. She also helped found Vanguard’s Women’s Initiative for Leadership Success and served as its Executive Sponsor.

Prior to Vanguard, Heidi served multiple roles over 10 years with the US Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Investment Management . As Associate Director for Disclosure Regulation and member of the senior executive service, she engaged in a wide spectrum of SEC leadership initiatives. She led teams charged with disclosure regulation and plain English for mutual funds, interpreting securities laws, and preparing congressional testimony. Earlier, she was in private law practice with two DC-area firms.

Over her varied career, Heidi developed strong skills in strategic planning and execution, decision-making, leadership development, and executive coaching. Having retired from Vanguard, Heidi has partnered with Leadership Solutions, Inc. of Philadelphia as Director of Executive Coaching. Heidi brings an expertise in leadership development, organizational effectiveness, team dynamics and governance structures to her coaching practice, which is offered to executives of both corporate and nonprofit organizations.

Heidi is motivated to help people advance and achieve their goals. This has forged her impactful leadership style as an attentive listener who understands goals, brings people together, helps them see connections and practical solutions, and motivates them to action. She is always collaborative, flexible, and a powerful team leader. Her strong people instincts, sense of ethics, and respect for others builds trust in her associates.

Heidi’s extensive board experience includes her role as Corporate Secretary and chief legal/governance advisor to Vanguard’s Board for 11 years and as a Director of numerous Vanguard subsidiaries. She also held chairmanships of the FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Investment Companies Committee and the Investment Company Institute’s SEC Rules Committee. She has served on the Board of Advisors for the University of Pennsylvania Institute for Law and Economics.

Heidi earned her Master of Laws (LLM) from Harvard Law School, Doctor of Law (JD) from American University, and B.A. in Political Science from Tufts University. She is an avid reader and lifelong learner, with interests in the social and business applications of technology, conservation, the arts, golf, and yoga. She and her husband take great pride in their four adult children and reside near Philadelphia.

Twitter - @LeadershipPHIA

Episodes: 2/8/2018 @8:00 PM, 11/30/2017 @8:00 PM


Peter Liguori
Peter Liguori

Former President and CEO
Tribune Media Company
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Liguori

Peter Liguori was the President and Chief Executive Officer of Tribune Media Company. He was also a member of Tribune Media Company’s board of directors. Liguori previously served as Chief Operating Officer of Discovery Communications. Before joining Discovery in 2009, Liguori served as Chairman of Entertainment for the Fox Broadcasting Company. Prior to assuming that position in 2005, Liguori was President and CEO of News Corp.’s FX Networks since 1998, overseeing business and programming operations for FX and Fox Movie Channel. Liguori joined Fox/Liberty Networks in 1996 as senior vice president, marketing, for a new joint venture, which now includes Fox Sports Net, FX, Fox Sports World, SPEED and National Geographic Channel. Prior to joining Fox, Liguori was vice president, consumer marketing, at HBO. He also held several positions in HBO’s Home Video Division, including vice president, marketing, and senior vice president.

Liguori also has experience as a producer of the wi(Show Full Bio)dely acclaimed independent feature film, “Big Night.” Prior to HBO, he worked in advertising at Ogilvy & Mather and Saatchi & Saatchi.

Liguori served on the Board of Directors of Yahoo! from 2012 to 2014. He also served on the Board of Directors of MGM from 2013 to 2015.

Episode: 2/1/2018 @7:00 PM


Scott Kelly
Scott Kelly

Retired Astronaut; Author of "Endurance: A Year in Space, a Lifetime of Discovery"
http://www.scottkelly.com/

Scott Kelly is a former military fighter pilot and test pilot, an engineer, a retired astronaut, and a retired U.S. Navy captain. A veteran of four space flights, Kelly commanded the International Space Station (ISS) on three expeditions and was a member of the yearlong mission to the ISS. In October 2015, he set the record for the total accumulated number of days spent in space, the single longest space mission by an American astronaut.

Twitter - @StationCDRKelly
Book - https://www.amazon.com/Endurance-Year-Space-Lifetime-Discovery-ebook/dp/B01EE0FCEK

Episode: 2/1/2018 @8:00 PM