Andrew Benett, CEO, Havas Worldwide and Havas Creative Group, New York, NY. Andrew is the CEO of Havas Worldwide and Havas Creative Group, where he has the responsibility for leading the day-to-day management of the global network. Formerly, as Global Chief Strategy Officer and Global President, Andrew developed and executeed strategic initiatives for the holding company and for its clients. Prior to this, Andrew spent three years as the Global CEO of Arnold Worldwide, leading the network's 17 offices in 14 countries. Andrew and his team grew Arnold Worldwide by more than 30% in that time, winning and growing relationships, and dramatically enhancing the agency's digital capabilities. In 2010 the agency was named Comeback Agency of the Year by Ad Age, and in 2011 named to Ad Age's Agency A-List. Andrew joined Euro RSCG Worldwide in 2004 as Global Chief Strategy Officer. In 2007 he was named Co-CEO of Euro RSCG NY. Prior to joining Euro RSCG, Andrew was EVP, Executive Director, Strategy and Innovation, at FutureBrand. Andrew has received some of the industry's most esteemed honors. He has been inducted into the AAF's Advertising Hall of Achievement, honoring innovators under the age of 40 (2010), Boston Business Journal's "40 Under 40" (2010) and Crain's New York Business's "40 Under 40" (2009). Andrew is a frequent contributor to the Financial Times, Brandweek, CNBC and CNN, and speaks regularly on the topics of corporate branding, CSR and marketing innovation. He is also co-author of two marketing books, Consumed: Rethinking Business in the Era of Mindful Spending and Good for Business: The Rise of the Conscious Corporation. Outside of work, Andrew sits on the National Advisory Council of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, the Board of Overseers of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and Georgetown University's College Board of Advisors. He is also a Director-at-Large for the 4As and a member of YPO. Andrew graduated from Georgetown University and is married with two young sons. He is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Donna Byrd, Publisher, The Root, Washington, DC. Donna is Publisher of TheRoot.com, a daily online magazine that provides thought-provoking commentary on today's news from a variety of African-American perspectives. She helped launch TheRoot.com in 2008 and has worked to build it into the number one African-American news site in the U.S. Prior to joining TheRoot.com, Donna was CEO of Black America Web, where she worked with entrepreneur and national radio personality Tom Joyner to launch one of the top three African-American news and lifestyle websites. She was also a founding partner of Kickoff Marketing, a strategic planning and brand firm. Her online career began in 1999 when she served as Vice President of Marketing for Ezgov.com. Donna has held previous positions at The Coca-Cola Company as Brand Manager, and Procter and Gamble where she developed and managed marketing strategies and advertising for new products, among other initiatives. Donna has a B.A. in American Government from the University of Virginia, and an M.B.A. from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. She also attended Graduate Business School at The University of Cape Town, South Africa. She is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellows of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Troy Carter, CEO and Founder, Atom Factory, Culver City, CA. Renowned Entrepreneur/Investor, Troy Carter is the Founder and CEO of Atom Factory, a pioneering media and music management company. Carter has established the careers of numerous recording artists, including multi-platinum Grammy-Award winner Lady Gaga. Carter began his career in Philadelphia working for Will Smith and James Lassiter’s Overbrook Entertainment, and joined Bad Boy Entertainment in 1995 where he worked with groundbreaking artists such as Notorious B.I.G. In 1999, Carter formed the boutique talent management company, Erving Wonder. The brand quickly became one of the preeminent artist management firms and was acquired by the Sanctuary Group in 2004. After founding Atom Factory in 2010, Carter has continued his disruptive approach in entertainment and technology. In 2011, he founded AF Square, an angel fund and technology consultancy. Today, the AF Square portfolio holds interest in more than 60 technology companies at various stages of growth, including Uber, Dropbox, Spotify, Fab, Pinterest, and Lyft. He has recently launched a new beverage company, POPwater. POPwater, fully conceived, developed, and funded as an internal project at Atom Factory, has already proven itself to be one of the hottest new low-calorie alternatives to soda. Troy sits on the boards of The Grammy Foundation, T.J. Martell Foundation, United Nations Foundation Global Entrepreneurs Council, The Franklin Institute, and The Buckley School. He is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of The Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
John Ciancutti, Chief Product Officer, Coursera, Portola Valley, CA. John Ciancutti joined Coursera in November 2013 as the first Chief Product Officer. Coursera is an education platform that partners with top universities and organizations worldwide, to offer courses online for anyone to take, for free. John is a veteran leader in Silicon Valley, known for his long and successful career at Netflix, where he went from one of the first engineers to running all of product engineering, and more recently for his leadership at Facebook. During his twelve year tenure at Netflix, John led personalization, search, social integration, and the Netflix user experience on web, phones, tablets and television-connected devices. In his earlier years as a software engineer, he helped design and develop the first personalization systems for the company, developing Netflix’s reputation as one of the most advanced movie recommendation services in the world. Following Netflix, John moved to Facebook, where he led product management and engineering as Director of Engineering for products such as Facebook Pages, Location Services, Photos and Video. John graduated from the University of California, Santa Cruz in 1997 with a B.S. in Computer Science and a focus in artificial intelligence and adaptive systems. He is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Donna Costello, Chief Financial Officer, Sequa Corporation, Tampa, FL. Donna is currently the Chief Financial Officer of Sequa Corporation, a $1.7 billion global, diversified industrial company with businesses in the Aerospace, Metal and Automotive industries, that was purchased by The Carlyle Group in 2007. Donna is one of the youngest and most accomplished CFO's working in Carlyle’s portfolio of companies. Prior to being promoted to CFO, Donna served as Vice President and Controller of Sequa Corporation (from 2005-2008), and previously served as Vice President and Controller of Chromalloy Gas Turbine, a Sequa company (from 2002-2005). Donna began her career in public accounting in 1993 as an auditor at Arthur Andersen, where she progressed through a series of assignments to become Senior Audit Manager in 1999. Donna maintains ties to her family's neighborhood in the Bronx through her work with a number of charitable organizations including the St. Francis de Chantal Parish for elementary grade educational programs, and the Monsignor Preston High School scholarship program for low-income students. A summa cum laude graduate of Iona College (B.B.A., 1995), she received an M.B.A. in finance, also from Iona, in 1999. She is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Joseph Daniels, President and CEO, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, New York, NY. As head of the organization dedicated to building a memorial and museum to honor the victims of September 11, 2001, Joe directs all planning, construction, and development. He has led the foundation to many accomplishments, including a twenty-five city national tour and an initial capital fundraising goal of $350 million. After joining the 9/11 Memorial in 2005 as General Counsel, Joe served as Acting President and CEO for several months before being named President and CEO in October 2006. Prior to his work with the 9/11 Memorial, he was Chief of External Initiatives at the Robin Hood Foundation, leading the expansion and roll-out of the second phase of their Library Initiative, a $45 million public-private partnership that put state-of-the-art libraries into under-performing New York City elementary schools. Prior to that, Joe was a consultant at McKinsey & Co. and an attorney at Cravath, Swaine & Moore, where he represented private equity funds in their acquisition financing transactions. Since 2002, Joe has served on the Board of the Hope Program as Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee. The Hope Program offers job training, food, and emergency grants to New York's needy. Joe holds a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and a B.A. in History from Washington University. He is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
John Doyle, Chief Financial Officer, Castlight Health, Inc., Redwood City, CA. John Doyle leads the finance, human resources, corporate development, and legal teams at Castlight Health, Inc. John joined Castlight after serving as chief operating officer at Achaogen, a biopharmaceutical company. In that role, John managed business development, finance, human resources, information technology, and business strategy. Previously, John was Vice President of Finance and Corporate Planning at Genentech, Inc. John received an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.S. in Business Administration from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. He serves on the Achoagen board of directors. John is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
William Foote, Founder and CEO, Root Capital, Cambridge, MA. Willy Foote is founder and CEO of Root Capital, a nonprofit social investment fund that lends capital, delivers financial training, and strengthens market connections for small and growing agricultural businesses (SGBs) in Latin America, Africa, and Asia. He began his career as a financial analyst at Lehman Brothers, focusing on Latin American corporate finance. Later, he worked as a business journalist in Mexico, where he encountered the challenges faced by cooperatives and small producers lacking access to credit and markets. He founded Root Capital in 1999 (originally EcoLogic Finance) as a deeply mission-driven financial institution focused on growing rural prosperity in some of the poorest and most environmentally fragile places on the planet. Foote received the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship in 2005, was named an Ashoka Fellow in 2007 and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2008, became a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) in 2009, and one of Forbes’ “Impact 30” in 2011. He is on the Executive Committee of the Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), and is a life member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He holds an MS in development economics from the London School of Economics and a BA from Yale University. He is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
|Rachel Goslins, Executive Director, President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities, Washington, DC. Rachel was appointed to the President's Committee on the Arts and the Humanities, an advisory committee to the White House on cultural policy, by President Obama in 2009. Under her management, the Committee has facilitated over 5 million dollars of private investment in the arts and humanities, expanded two of its signature programs in education and cultural diplomacy, and launched three new national initiatives. Prior to her appointment, Rachel founded a documentary production company, directing two independent feature documentaries and working on productions for the Public Broadcasting Service, the Discovery Channel, the National Geographic Channel, and History. She also served as the Director of the Independent Digital Distribution Lab, a joint PBS/ITVS project. Before working in the arts, Rachel was an international copyright attorney with Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher and the U.S. Copyright Office. Rachel received her B.A. in English Literature and her J.D. from UCLA's School of Law. She is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.|
Andrew Harding, Chief Executive Officer, Iron Ore, Rio Tinto, Perth, Western Australia. Andrew Harding was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Rio Tinto’s extensive iron ore product group in February 2013, accountable for operations and projects in Australia, Canada and India and for Rio Tinto Marine. Andrew also has Rio Tinto ExCo responsibility for China, Japan and Korea. Andrew has previously spent three years as Chief Executive of the Rio Tinto Copper product group, responsible for a range of operations and projects around the world. This included the development of the world-class Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine in Mongolia. His career has also included being President and Chief Executive Officer at Rio Tinto’s Kennecott Utah Copper in Salt Lake City. Andrew holds an MBA from Deakin University and a Bachelor of Mining Engineering degree from the University of New South Wales. Andrew has been active in the many communities in which he has lived and worked. Most recently he has focused on initiatives that more directly link the community with local mining operations, including school and vocational education and opportunities for small and medium size businesses. He is chair of the Rio Tinto Community Investment Fund and a board member of the Black Swan State Theatre Company. He is also a member of The University of Western Australia’s Energy and Minerals Institute Board of Trustees. Andrew is based in Perth, Western Australia. He is married to Jen and has three children. He is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Andy Karsner, Executive Chairman and Founder, Manifest Energy, Inc., Washington, DC. Andy Karsner is Executive Chairman of Manifest Energy, a clean energy infrastructure development and finance company that he founded in October 2008. From 2005 to 2008, Andy served as America's ninth Assistant Secretary of Energy for Efficiency and Renewable Energy, during a period of unprecedented growth in energy innovation and technologies, private sector investments and bipartisan public policy. Prior to public service, Andy was Founder and CEO of Enercorp, a development company for utility-grade renewable energy projects in emerging markets; and an exclusive agent of Vestas, the world's largest wind energy company. He was Director and Senior Development Manager for Wartsila Power Development, managing large oil and gas fired projects at a time that the company invested more dollars and financially closed more installed power than any of its competitors worldwide. Andy currently sits on several prominent boards including: Applied Materials, Codexis, Conservation International, The Gas Technology Institute, University of Chicago's Argonne National Laboratory, and the National Marine Sanctuary Foundation. He is an advisor to the Hudson Clean Energy Fund, Duke Energy, Constellation Energy, C3, and the Automotive X Prize Foundation. He is a visiting Hoover Fellow, Distinguished Fellow at the Council on Competitiveness, Co-Chair of the Aspen Clean Energy Roundtable, a member of UN Foundation's Energy Future Coalition, the National Petroleum Council and the Council on Foreign Relations. Andy received a B.A. with Honors from Rice University, subsequently recognized as a distinguished alumnus; and an M.A. from Hong Kong University, where he was a Rotary Fellow. He is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Kellie Leonard, Vice President, Global Corporate Communications, Nike Inc., Beaverton, OR. In Kellie's current role as Vice President of Employee and Corporate Communications for Nike, Inc. she is responsible for setting the direction of strategic corporate communications for the more than $24 billion company. She also oversees the company's relationship with the World Economic Forum, and serves as senior communications counsel to Nike Foundation and the Girl Effect, an organization that invests in adolescent girls to break the cycle of poverty. Prior to this role, Kellie served as Senior Director of Global Corporate Communications, and Senior US Director of Communications and Community Affairs for Nike. She is also a member of Nike Inc.'s corporate leadership team, serves on Nike's Global Women's Executive Leadership Council, and has been awarded the "Do the Right Thing" executive leadership award. Previously, Kellie was with Gap Inc., first as Manager of Media Relations, and then as Director of Corporate Communications, and held several positions of increasing responsibility at The Timberland Company. Kellie started her career at Dell as a Corporate Communications Specialist in 1992. Kellie graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Journalism with concentration in Public Relations, and a Minor in French. She also attended the Institut de Touraine in Tours, France, where she studied language and business. She is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Leighanne Levensaler, Vice President, Product Management, Workday, Pleasanton, CA. Leighanne Levensaler leads the team responsible for setting product direction for Workday, the leader in SaaS-based enterprise solutions for global human resources, payroll, and financial management. Prior to Workday, Leighanne, a strategist that has long specialized in the intersection of people and technology, predicted the convergence of talent and human capital management systems while serving as principal analyst and director of talent management research at Bersin & Associates. Before that, Leighanne spent more than a decade working with large companies to develop HR strategies and integrated talent development solutions. She also led the learning consulting practice at SystemLink Enterprise Solutions, and has held positions at SmartForce, Edutrek International/AIU, and Deloitte Consulting. Leighanne is a frequent speaker and contributing writer for countless industry events and magazines. She has been profiled in Human Resources andTalent Management magazines, has been named a top influencer, and is an active member of numerous industry associations. Leighanne is a longtime volunteer and supporter of Project Global Village in Honduras and has mentored high school students regarding the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. Leighanne holds a master's degree in human resource development from Georgia State University, where she was awarded a Dean's leadership award. She earned a bachelor's degree in education from Clemson University, where she received the Norris Medal, an award for exceptional scholastic achievement and leadership ability. She is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Adrianna Ma, Managing Director, General Atlantic, New York, NY. Adrianna Ma is a Managing Director of General Atlantic. She works with technology-enabled businesses pursuing growth organically as well as through build-up acquisitions. She also invests in companies that provide technology-enabled solutions in sustainability, energy and agriculture. Prior to joining General Atlantic in 2005, she was an investment banker in Morgan Stanley's Mergers, Acquisitions and Restructuring Department. Previously, she was a project manager at the Network Server Division of Hewlett-Packard Company. Adrianna is involved with a number of other educational and not-for-profit organizations. She serves on Visiting Committees of the MIT Corporation, Advisory Council of the MIT Media Lab and the MIT Educational Council. She is also a member of the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy in New York. She received both her BS in electrical engineering and sciences, and ME in electrical engineering and computer science from MIT, and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Sheila Marcelo, Founder, Chairman, & CEO, Care.com, Waltham, MA. Sheila founded Care.com in 2006 after enduring frequent struggles to find quality caregivers for her two boys and ailing parent. As a working mother, she acutely recognized the lack of resources available to help families address their care needs. Since then, the site has paired hundreds of thousands of families throughout the U.S. with quality caregivers, including childcare, senior care, pet care and housekeeping, establishing Care.com as the largest and fastest growing solution for care services on the web. In March 2012, Care.com will kick-off its global expansion with its United Kingdom launch. In 2011, Sheila was awarded a Marshall Memorial Fellowship and named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Prior to founding Care.com, Sheila served as an executive at several successful Internet companies including: Upromise, a site helping families save for college; and TheLadders.com, an executive job search engine. Sheila is an active alumnae of Harvard Business School, serving annually as a Finalist Judge for the Business Plan Competition and an advisor to the Rock Entrepreneurial Center. She also serves as a Board Trustee and member of the strategic committee of the Philippine Development Foundation, a non-profit organization who regularly works with the Philippine government, academe and industry to pursue sustainable economic development of the Philippines through initiatives in technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Sheila graduated from Mount Holyoke College with a degree in Economics. She also holds both a M.B.A. and a J.D. from Harvard University. She is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Claire Ngo, CEO and Managing Director, CMN Consultancy, Singapore. Claire established CMN Consultancy in 2008, an advisory and coaching business aimed at developing and retaining talent in Asia. Clients include multinational institutions, universities, and corporate executives with specific focus on women in leadership and the finance sector. CMN Consultancy also provides pro bono advising and consulting support to non-profit organizations. Prior to that, Claire was at Goldman Sachs from 1995 until January 2008, where she helped build their Asian Equities business in Singapore and the U.S. Claire was appointed Managing Director in 2002. Claire served on the GS Singapore Board of directors for several years as well as a delegate in the ASEAN 100 Leadership Forum. She co-chaired the GS Women's ASCEND conference in Asia and continues to be a huge advocate for promoting qualified women into key leadership positions. She is a frequent speaker on the topic of women in leadership at several multinationals including MasterCard, Standard Chartered, and British Petroleum. Claire was a member of the Chairman's Council for Conservation International and helped establish their presence in Singapore. She is also a Board member of the Singapore Repertory Theatre, responsible for funding and executing of their Education initiatives. She also serves on the Executive Committee for United Nations Women Singapore and the Harvard Business School Alumni Board. Claire is also a member of the Singapore Committee of BoardAgender, a non profit focused on the advancement of women to Board seats and senior leadership roles in companies across Asia. She holds a M.B.A. from Harvard Business School, and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Virginia. She is a classical pianist and has performed in several off Broadway plays. She is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Robert Price, President, Edible Arrangements, Wallingford, CT. Rob Price joined as President of Edible Arrangements in 2014. With more than 1,200 franchise locations open or under development worldwide, Edible Arrangements is the world's largest franchisor of shops offering creatively designed fresh cut fruit arrangements. Rob, joined Edible Arrangements after more than seven years as Chief Marketing Officer of CVS/pharmacy, where he shifted CVS/pharmacy's strategy from mass media to more targeted customer engagement and drove industry leading growth. Rob began his career as a strategy consultant at Monitor Company. He then directed business development for Hardees restaurants. Thereafter, Rob led Marketing for Texas-based H-E-B Grocery. He also served as Chief Marketing Officer for Wawa Food Markets. In addition to his role at Edible Arrangements, Rob serves on the Board of Advisors of Walker and Company, Kind Exchange and Care.com. Rob’s community service efforts have included leading corporate fundraising campaigns for Easter Seals and United Way, serving as a host parent for the Chernobyl Children's Project and board membership for Junior Achievement of the Delaware Valley. In 2010, Rob collaborated with his wife and three sons on a CD of original music to raise awareness and funds for Haiti earthquake relief. This effort was recognized by the Clinton Bush Haiti Fund and President Préval of Haiti. Rob holds a B.S. in Applied Economics from Cornell University. He earned an M.B.A. with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was named a George F. Baker Scholar. Rob served for two years as a guest faculty member in the Wharton M.B.A. program. He is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Andrew Silvernail, Chairman and CEO, IDEX Corporation, Lake Forest, IL. Andrew Silvernail is the Chairman and CEO for IDEX Corporation, a leading $2 billion industrial technology company. He was appointed CEO in August 2011 and Chairman in January 2012. Prior, he held the position of Vice President, Group Executive, responsible for multiple operating segments within IDEX. Before that, Andy was a Group President for Rexnord Industries and held senior leadership roles at Newell Rubbermaid and Danaher Corporation. He began his career as an equity research associate for Fidelity Investments. Andy was named by Forbes Magazine and msn.com as "One of the 10 Most Powerful CEOs 40 and under". He is a National Trustee for the Boys & Girls Club of America and the founder of two scholarships given annually to high school students in rural Maine. Andy received a B.A. in Government from Dartmouth College and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. Originally from Bucksport, Maine, he now lives in Lake Forest, IL with his wife, Shelby, and three children, Koster, Spencer, and Alyssa. He is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
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Lisa Skeete Tatum, Founder and CEO, LandIt.com, Plainsboro, NJ. Lisa is founder and CEO of LandIt.com, a career management technology platform for women. Previously, Lisa was a General Partner for over a decade with Cardinal Partners, a $350 M+ early stage health care venture capital firm, where she focused on investments in healthcare technology and led the firm’s investment in companies including AthenaHealth and TechRx. Lisa worked for Procter & Gamble in various global and functional roles including Product Development, Purchasing, and Product Supply. She also worked at GE Capital and was a Managing Director at Circle of Beauty, a health and beauty startup. In addition, she founded her own consulting practice specializing in strategic operational development for medium-sized consumer products companies. Lisa serves on the boards of Surgical Care Affiliates (NASDAQ:SCAI) and Pager. She is also on the board of trustees for Cornell University and the boards of the Princeton Healthcare System Foundation and the Princeton Area Community Foundation. She is the immediate past president of the Harvard Business School Alumni Board and a former founding board member of the Center for Venture Education. Lisa is a member of the Kauffman Fellows Class 4. She received her B.S. in chemical engineering from Cornell University and her M.B.A. from Harvard Business School. She is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Daniel Smith, President, Private Plus Mortgage, Private Bank of Buckhead, Atlanta, GA. Dan Smith is President of Private Plus Mortgage, a division of the Private Bank of Buckhead. He also dedicates much of his professional time to his role as President and Member of the Board of Directors of Insight Card Services, one of the fastest growing companies in the field of general purpose reloadable debit cards. In addition, Dan is Founder, Principal Investor, and Chairman of Commerce Group 1, LLC, the exclusive provider of commercial tax preparation services dedicated specifically to the financial services industry for eTax Partners Inc. He is Chairman and was the principle investor of Insite Managed Solutions, a company that provides Sigma based analytics strategies to companies that rely on telephonic processes to execute their core business. Dan also maintains a leadership role in BrightPath Mortgage LLC as principle investor and CEO. Prior to starting BrightPath Mortgage in 2007, he was a founding Member of Lenox Financial Mortgage; and was founder, principle investor, and President of American Furniture Liquidators of Georgia Inc. Dan is a member of the University of Miami President’s Council and serves as a board member for the Field Family Trust. He is a 1989 graduate of the University Of Miami School Of Business where he earned a B.B.A. and majored in Marketing. He is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Stephanie Tilenius, CEO and Founder, Vida, San Francisco, CA. Stephanie is CEO and Founder of the newly launched health-coaching app, VIDA. Formerly, she was an Executive-in-Residence with Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and prior to this served as Vice President of Global Commerce and Payments at Google, including product search, payments, and products like Google Offers and Google Wallet. Prior to joining Google, she was at eBay for nine years, most recently as Senior Vice President of eBay North America and Global Product. As General Manager and Vice President of PayPal Merchant Services, Stephanie built PayPal's platform on the web from the ground up to be used on 50 percent of websites today and into a multi-billion business. She also ran eBay Motors and eBay Asia Pacific and Latin America. Previously, Stephanie was a co-founder of PlanetRx.com and worked at Intel, AOL, Firefly and Alex Brown. Stephanie is on the board of IronPlanet.com and Chair of the CA Harvard Business School Research Center. She holds a BA and MA from Brandeis University, as well as an MBA from Harvard. She is a 2012 Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.