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Bill Yoh
Bill Yoh

Chairman; Author & Business Owner
Yoh, a Day & Zimmermann Company
http://www.dayzim.com

Over a twenty-five year career at his family's 43,000-employee, century-old business, Day & Zimmermann, Bill has held a number of leadership and executive roles, including managing a $350 million P&L, launching multiple enterprise-wide transformation initiatives, and representing the company locally, nationally and internationally.

As a third-generation owner, he has a rare and personal view of the complex and human dynamics behind large multi-generation family businesses. He has also worked in the management consulting industry and assisted multiple start-up ventures.

Bill speaks and writes regularly about family business using his proprietary, data-driven methodology, FamilyticsSM. He recently published Our Way, a biography on his father and his family. Bill has published business and literary articles and blogs, and produced a feature film about human relationships. He has a second non-fiction book project underway. He also teaches graduate, undergraduate and high scho(Show Full Bio)ol classes on family business and writing.

Bill currently chairs the board of The Haverford School, one of the largest independent schools in the United States. He has also chaired the American Staffing Association, which supports the $150 billion US staffing industry, as well as served on the boards of Council for Relationships and Defense Support Services, LLC. He also invests in digital, technology and entertainment businesses.

Bill holds a BA from Duke and an MBA from Wharton.

Twitter - @BYoh
Yoh - www.yoh.com

Episode: 5/24/2018 @7:00 PM


Mark Nevins
Mark Nevins

President; Co-Author of "What Happens Now: Reinvent Yourself as a Leader Before Your Business Outruns You"
Nevins Consulting
http://www.nevinsconsulting.com/

Mark D. Nevins, PhD, is an advisor to top executives, teams, and organizations. He has consulted from the C-suite down at Fortune 500 corporations, high-growth startups and private equity portfolio companies, and elite professional and financial service firms. Early in his career he held global leadership roles for Booz Allen Hamilton and Korn/Ferry. A Holy Cross undergrad, Harvard PhD, and former literature professor, his views on leadership and business are informed by universal themes of the human condition as well as extensive pragmatic work with hundreds of leaders.

Book Site - http://www.whathappensnowbook.com/

Episode: 5/24/2018 @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.

Episodes: 5/17/2018 @7:00 PM, 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

Episodes: 5/17/2018 @8:00 PM, 2/1/2018 @8:00 PM


Gopi Kallayil
Gopi Kallayil

Chief Evangelist, Brand Marketing
Google
https://www.google.com/about/our-company/

Gopi Kallayil is the Chief Evangelist, Brand Marketing at Google. He works with Google’s sales teams and customers and helps grow customer brands through digital marketing. In his prior roles he worked as Chief Evangelist for Google+, led the marketing team for the Company’s flagship advertising product, AdWords, in the Americas and Asia Pacific, and the marketing team for AdSense, Google’s publisher-facing product.

Before joining Google, Gopi was on the management team of two Silicon Valley venture funded startups. While a consultant with McKinsey & Co., he worked on engagements helping the management teams of large corporations improve business performance and maximize revenues. He has also led large Information Technology projects for global corporations in India, China, and the US.
Gopi earned his Bachelors degree in electronics engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India. He received his Masters in Business Administration degrees from the Indian Instit(Show Full Bio)ute of Management and The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania.

He is an avid yoga practitioner, triathlete, public speaker, global traveler and Burning Man devotee. He has spoken at TEDx, Renaissance Weekend, The World Peace Festival and Wisdom 2.0. He hosts a TV program on cable and YouTube called Change Makers.

Episode: 5/12/2018 @12:00 PM


Claire LaBrunerie
Claire LaBrunerie

Head of Global Distribution
Sky Harbor Capital Management
http://www.skyhcm.com/

Claire LaBrunerie is finance industry executive with a three decades of experience developing businesses across sectors, market cycles, regions, and stages of growth. Claire has provided process-oriented leadership at premier Wall Street and global institutions in capital markets, foreign currency trading, derivatives hedging, sales and distribution, investment and competitive research, risk management, merger integration, and M&A advisory services. Prior to SKY Harbor, where she has served as Chief Operating Officer and now Head of Global Distribution, Claire managed cross-functional and multinational teams at:

• PepsiCo - where she researched and designed commodity hedging strategies and derivatives trading for fuels, aluminum, corn, and orange juice within International Treasury. Prior to that, she served as the lead Integration Analyst on the $8 billion bottler merger integration, running the proprietary database of merger synergies and cost savings and reporting global res(Show Full Bio)ults to the Board of Directors.

• GE Capital - where she sourced, valued, purchased and built local/in-country platforms -- including key project management roles in establishing "bad banks" to isolate illiquid and high risk assets and restructure distressed debt and non-performing loans in LATAM, Asia, Central Europe.

• Adelphia Communications - where she designed the strategy for acquiring and building cable systems in Latin America, handling origination and franchise applications, joint venture negotiations, equity/debt sourcing and local relationship management. Claire managed engineering, marketing, finance and IT teams in Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador Colombia, Argentina and Mexico.

• JPMorgan Chase - where she generated new business leads across multiple asset categories and managed the relationships with Mexico-based multinationals, liaising with NY teams in capital markets, project finance, M&A, trade finance and equities.

• Sumitomo Trust - where she managed the origination activities and the investment process of the firm's Corporate Finance team, providing leveraged loans, securitized products and project finance for retail, transportation, energy, media & entertainment, telecom and healthcare.

Claire received a BA with Honors in International Relations from Stanford University, as well as an MA from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. After working several years on Wall Street, Claire earned an MBA in Finance and Multinational Management from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.

Claire currently serves on the ESG and Diversity Advisory committees for SKY Harbor Capital Management and SKY Harbor Global Funds, where she has been part of the C-level team leading this $6 billion asset management firm to become a signatory to the PRI as well as participant in the UN Global Compact. Claire has contributed to white papers on ESG and diversity, attended and spoken at conferences on principles of responsible investing, and is charged with - among other responsibilities - leading further integration of ESG principles with the firm's investment process and corporate mission. Claire is currently advising on the launch of several new fund vehicles and strategies for SKY Harbor.

Claire is a member of and mentor with the Stanford Women's Network of New York City and a member of the 100 Women Foundation. Claire is active with The Blossom Hill Foundation, a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing health, education and welfare services to children fleeing crisis regions in the Middle East and has served as an Adjunct Professor in Finance and International Business at several local colleges in the tri-state area.

In addition to her native English, Claire speaks Spanish, French, and German and has extensive travel and overseas relocation experience -- to more than 100 countries in all -- for study/research, work and leisure.

Episode: 5/12/2018 @12:30 PM


Leslie Crutchfield
Leslie Crutchfield

Executive Director
Georgetown University's Global Social Enterprise Initiative, part of McDonough School of Business
http://socialenterprise.georgetown.edu

Leslie Crutchfield is executive director of the Global Social Enterprise Initiative (GSEI) at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business, and an author, educator, and leading authority on social change. Crutchfield’s two previous books are the best-selling, award-winning Forces for Good: The Six Practices of High-Impact Nonprofits with Heather McLeod Grant, and Do More Than Give: The Six Practices of Donors Who Change the World with Mark Kramer and John Kania of FSG, social impact consultants, where Crutchfield serves as senior advisor. A frequent media contributor and commentator, her writing and ideas have been featured in Fortune, Forbes, Fast Company, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Washington Post, and Stanford Social Innovation Review, and she has offered commentary on ABC News, Fox, Public Broadcasting Service, and other shows.

Twitter - @GSEI_Georgetown

Episode: 5/10/2018 @7:00 PM


Jacob Lief
Jacob Lief

Co-founder & CEO
Ubuntu Pathways
http://ubuntupathways.org

Ubuntu Pathways is a non-profit organization that takes orphaned and vulnerable children in Port Elizabeth, South Africa from cradle to career. Nuancing traditional development models, Ubuntu redefined the theory of “going to scale”; rather than expanding geographically, they focus on the depth over breadth of their programs within a community of 400,000 people. Ubuntu's programs form an integrated system of medical, health, educational, and social services, ensuring that a child who is orphaned or vulnerable can succeed in the world of higher education and employment. Ubuntu's child-centered approach highlights the difference between merely touching a child's life and fundamentally changing it.


In 2016, Jacob appeared in Fortune Magazine's 40 Under 40 list of the most influential young people in business. Jacob was a lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania's School of Social Policy and is a visiting fellow at the university's new global policy research center, Perry Worl(Show Full Bio)d House. In partnership with UPenn's Center for High Impact Philanthropy, Jacob was the host of the podcast series Philanthropy Unfiltered. He has served as a member of the Clinton Global Initiative Advisory Committee, was named one of the world’s 101 Most Innovative Visionaries at the Decide Now Act Summit, has been recognized by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader, and was selected as an Aspen Institute Global Fellow. His book, I Am Because You Are, focuses on his journey in South Africa and the creation of Ubuntu Pathways (Rodale Inc, 2015).

Twitter - @ubuntujakes

Episode: 5/10/2018 @8:00 PM


Fred Kofman
Fred Kofman

Advisor in Leadership Development; Author of The Meaning Revolution: The Power of Transcendent Leadership
Google
https://www.linkedin.com/in/fkofman/

FRED KOFMAN is an Advisor, leadership development at Google, and former vice president of executive development and leadership philosopher at LinkedIn. Born in Argentina, Kofman came to the United States as a graduate student, where he earned his PhD in advanced economic theory at U.C. Berkeley. He taught management accounting and control systems at MIT for six years before forming his own consulting company, Axialent, and teaching leadership workshops for corporations such as General Motors, Chrysler, Shell, Microsoft, and Citibank. At its height, his company had 150 people and created and taught programs to more than 15,000 executives. Sheryl Sandberg writes about him in her book Lean In, claiming Kofman "will transform the way you live and work".

Episode: 5/3/2018 @8:00 PM


Shelly Power
Shelly Power

Executive Director
Pennsylvania Ballet
http://paballet.org/

Running an arts organization requires a singular vision, but also a multitude of skills, balancing both creativity and logistics. Shelly Power, Executive Director of Pennsylvania Ballet, has built her career on this balance. Prior to joining Pennsylvania Ballet earlier this year, Power served as the CEO and Artistic Director at the international ballet competition, Prix de Lausanne, in Switzerland; during her nearly two-year tenure, Power implemented strategic planning, designed innovative programming that targeted a diverse community, and developed programs to enhance the art of dance. She is also credited with developing strategic partnerships and relations for the organization. Before Prix de Lausanne, Power served for 12 years as the Administrative and Artistic Director of Houston Ballet Academy, where she was a vital part of the planning and building of a new facility that helped the organization expand programming and community partnerships.

Power received a Bachelor of S(Show Full Bio)cience in Interdisciplinary Studies, with a focus on business, psychology, and fine arts from University of Houston. She furthered her education at Rice University’s Leadership Institute for Non-Profit Executives and Case Western Reserve University’s Weatherhead School of Management’s Advanced Certification in Non Profit Management. She has been recognized as a one of 2011’s Women on The Move by Texas Executive Women, with the Frazier Merriam Award by American Festival for the Arts, and as a JCC Outstanding Community Leader in the Arts. Power has also held board positions at Sandra Organ Dance Company, Dominic Walsh Dance Theatre, Houston Dance Coalition, Pink Ribbons Project, and American Festival for the Arts.

Twitter - @paballet

Episode: 5/3/2018 @7:00 PM


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).

Twitter - @Accenture_US

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


Nick Davis
Nick Davis

Head of Society and Innovation, Member of the Executive Committee; Co-Author of "Shaping the Fourth Industrial Revolution"
World Economic Forum
https://www.weforum.org/

Bachelor of Arts, University of Sydney; Bachelor of Laws (Hons), University of Sydney; MBA (Hons), University of Oxford. Admitted to the Supreme Court of New South Wales as Solicitor and Barrister. Strategy professional and scenario expert focused on links between the private sector, non-profits and public policy in economic development, stakeholder management, organizational performance and risk management. 2001-03, Commercial Lawyer, Windeyer Dibbs Lawyers; 2003-06, Director, Oxford Investment Research. Since 2006, with World Economic Forum, focusing on catalysing responses to global, regional and industry challenges; Co-Editor, Global Risks 2011, Sixth Edition; Deputy Head and Adviser, Strategic Risk Foresight Team; Director, Head of Constituents and Strategic Initiatives; since 2013, Director, Head of Europe. Blogger on an inter-disciplinary view of scenarios, decision-making and systemic issues facing the world. Recipient of awards and honours, including: Australian Leadership Awa(Show Full Bio)rd; Fellow, Royal Society of Arts, UK (FRSA).

Twitter - @nickdavis97 | @wef | @Davos

Episode: 4/26/2018 @8:00 PM


Jay Conger
Jay Conger

Henry R. Kravis Chaired Professor of Leadership Studies
Claremont McKenna College
https://www.cmc.edu/academic/faculty/profile/jay-conger

Book - https://www.amazon.com/High-Potentials-Advantage-Noticed-Impress-ebook/dp/B06XJB3BRM

Jay A. Conger is an expert in leadership development. He has worked with thousands of leaders and is the author of fifteen books and more than a hundred articles on various aspects of leadership. He is the Henry R. Kravis Research Chair in Leadership Studies at Claremont McKenna College and is recognized as one of the world's foremost management educators.

Episodes: 4/19/2018 @8:00 PM, 1/11/2018 @8:00 PM


Lynn Rosenthal
Lynn Rosenthal

Director of the Violence Against Women Initiative
The Biden Foundation
https://bidenfoundation.org/pillars/ending-violence-against-women/

Lynn Rosenthal is the Director for Violence Against Women Initiative at the Biden Foundation. She leads the Foundation’s work to prevent sexual and domestic violence through cultural change and support for survivors.

From 2009 to 2015, Lynn served as the first-ever White House Advisor on Violence Against Women. She co-chaired the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault on behalf of Vice President Biden and was the key advisor on its recommendations. Lynn represented the Vice President on the White House Council on Women and Girls and co-chaired the Federal Interagency Group on HIV/AIDS and Violence Against Women. After leaving the White House, Lynn was the Vice President for Strategic Partnerships at the National Domestic Violence Hotline. In 2015, Lynn was honored as a Woman of Distinction by the National Conference for College Women Student Leaders and received the Jeanne Clery Campus Safety Award.

From 2000 to 2005, Lynn served as the executive(Show Full Bio) director of the National Network to End Domestic Violence where she played a key role in advocating for the Violence Against Women Act and worked closely with corporate leaders to develop new initiatives addressing domestic violence. She was the executive director of state domestic violence coalitions in Florida and New Mexico, and began her work at the grassroots as a women’s health activist and organizer. Lynn was born in New Mexico, raised in beautiful Miami and today lives in Mount Rainier, MD, with her wife Jennifer.

Episodes: 4/19/2018 @7:00 PM, 1/11/2018 @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


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