Joanne Wilson is the Gotham Gal. In 2007, She made her first angel investment. Since then, her portfolio has grown to include more than 90 companies. She has also focused her thesis on female entrepreneurs — a decision that is more practical than philanthropic.
Peter Onorati attended college at Lycoming College, where he received his B.A. degree in Business Administration. He started in comedy, and left the business world for acting. He now lives in Los Angeles, appearing in both films and television shows. He is married to writer Jeanette Collins, and they have three sons.
Steve Olenski is the CMO Whisperer. Steve’s innate ability to instantly put people at ease while dispensing his unparalleled level of real-world experience and knowledge make him, as one business leader called him: A unicorn.
Marissa Brassfield is Ridiculously Efficient®. She’s an operational efficiency specialist with a passion for supercharging small, entrepreneurial teams working on projects with global impact. Her mission is to help high performers create freedom through effective teamwork.
Jon Horovitz is Mr Wireless. Jon is a successful sales executive and leader, specializing in building strong teams, revenue attainment, consultative selling, distribution development, operations and contract negotiations in the mobile industry.
Jim Citrin runs the CEO and Board Practice at one of the most prestigious career design and placement firms in the world, Spencer Stuart. Over his 23 year career he’s interviewed thousands of candidates and placed over 650 executives in some of the most influential companies in the world.
Lee Cockerell is the former Executive Vice President of Operations for the Walt Disney World® Resort. After spending more than 40 years in the hospitality industry developing skills and learning lessons in leadership, Lee Cockerell has formed a new company to share his thoughts and experiences.
Pamela Slim is an award-winning author, speaker and small business strategist. She is the founder of K’é, a small business community space in downtown Mesa, where she conducts classes, hosts networking events and creates content for her virtual programs.
Dr. Peter Diamandis
Dr. Peter H. Diamandis is an international pioneer in the fields of innovation, incentive competitions and commercial space. In 2014 he was named one of “The World’s 50 Greatest Leaders” – by Fortune Magazine.
Joshua Spodek wrote the bestseller Leadership Step by Step and coaches and teaches highly-rated, unique, effective active, experiential, courses online and in person on leadership, creativity, sales, motivation and entrepreneurship.
Seth Godin has authored thirteen books, all of which have been bestsellers. Having founded dozens of companies, Seth writes about the way ideas spread, marketing, quitting leadership and most of all changing everything.
Freda is a serial entrepreneur, and a New York Certified Business Advisor, with twenty-eight years of entrepreneurial experience. She also holds an MBA in International Business Management from the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College in New York City, ranked as one of the 25 top business schools in the country.
Kaila Colbin is a creative entrepreneur with a passion for extraordinary experiences. She’s a TEDx licensee, an Ambassador for Singularity University, a Project Management Professional, and a graduate from Cornell University.
Brad Szollose is an organizational leadership consultant and award-winning business author. As the foremost expert on cross-generational leadership development, Brad’s programs have transformed a new generation of business leaders, helping them maximize their corporate culture and productivity in The Information Age.
Simon Sinek teaches leaders and companies how to inspire people. He writes, consults and speaks all of “Why”- the purpose, cause or belief that drives every one of us. He wrote the book Start with Why, and is a renowned columnist.
Jody Maberry is a marketing consultant focused on building customer experience for businesses based on ideas drawn from some of America’s favorite places. After serving as a park ranger for many years, He now help bring the outside perspective to businesses.
Dan Rust is the author of “Workplace Poker: Are You Playing the Game, or Just Getting Played?” His writing and keynote speeches focus on career acceleration strategies for the modern workplace.
Clayton M. Christensen
Clayton M. Christensen is the author of Competing Against Luck, he is also the author of nine books, including several New York Times bestsellers — The Innovator’s Dilemma, The Innovator’s Solution, Disrupting Class, and and most recently How Will You Measure Your Life?.
Derek Sivers is a Writer, Programmer and Student who is fascinated with the usable psychology of self-improvement, business, philospy and culture.
Dorie Clark is a marketing strategy consultant, professional speaker, and frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review, TIME, Entrepreneur, and the World Economic Forum blog.
Peter Bregman is the CEO of Bregman Partners, Inc., a company that strengthens leadership in people and in organizations.
Dr. Bruce White has been a college professor, dean, and department chair for over 38 years. Over those years, he has mentored many students in finding majors, careers, internships, study-abroad experiences, part-time jobs and more.
David Marquet imagines a work place where everyone engages and contributes their full intellectual capacity, a place where people are healthier and happier because they have more control over their work–a place where everyone is a leader.
Mike Figliuolo is the founder and managing director of thoughtLEADERS, LLC, and is the author of One Piece of Paper: The Simple Approach to Powerful, Personal Leadership and is a nationally recognized speaker and blogger.
Dan H Pink
Dan H Pink is the author of four provocative books about the changing world of work – including the long-running New York Times bestseller “A Whole New Mind”, and the #1 New York Times bestseller “Drive”. His books have been translated into 33 languages.
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Neil deGrasse Tyson is currently the Fredrick P. Rose Director of the Hayden Planetarium at the Rose Center for Earth and Space, and a research associate in astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History.
Whitney Johnson is the leading thinker on driving innovation through personal disruption. Johnson is the co-founder of Rose Park Advisors, along with Clayton Christensen. During her tenure as President, the CAGR of the Fund was 11.98% v. 1.22% for the S&P 500.
Malcolm Gladwell has been a staff writer with The New Yorker magazine since 1996. All four of his books have been on the New York Times bestsellers list. His research and curiosity leads him to uncovering hidden truths in strange and unique hidden data.
Adam Grant is Wharton’s youngest full professor and single highest-rated teacher. He has been recognized as one of BusinessWeek’s favorite professors, and one of the world’s 40 best business professors under 40.
Digital Firefly was founded and is currently led by John Cashman, president of Digital Firefly Marketing. He leads all day-to-day operations, including SEO, Social Media, and Content Marketing.
Anthony Zeoli is an experienced transactional attorney and Partner at Freeborn and Peters LLP in Chicago. He practices law in the areas of commercial financial, securities, real estate and general corporate law.
Former Yahoo Chief Solutions Officer Tim Sanders has consulted with industry leaders, governments and trade associations on sales processes, new media, leadership development and talent management.
In practice for over ten years, Michele Woodward is a Master Certified Coach who has coached executives across the U.S. and around the world, from Japan and Australia to Latin America and Europe.
Tamra Excell developed the Personalized Education Philosophy and is a co-founder of Christa McAuliffe School of Arts & Sciences.
Edward D. Hess
Edward D. Hess, Professor of Business Administration and Batten Executive-in-Residence spent more than 30 years in the business world. He is the author of eleven books over 60 articles, and over 60 Darden cases.
As CEO of Cumulus Global, Allen has a unique opportunity to combine passions and interests into pragmatic solutions that leverage leading-edge technologies and services. He gets to sit at the crossroads of small and mid-size business and cloud computing.