David Ahern, Ph.D.
Special Advisor, National Cancer Institute
Dr. David K. Ahern is on special assignment to the National Cancer Institute under an Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) wherein he serves as a special...
Mohammad Al Duaij
Managing Director, Alea Global Group
In 2002, Mohammad Al Duaij graduated from Leeds University Business School with an accounting and finance honor degree. Mr. Al Duaij started his career at...
Founder & General Partner, FYRFLY
Julie has spent over 20 years in technology industry as both an investor and operator. She is the Founder of two venture firms in the seed stage arena...
Angel Investor, Kewpie Associates
John Ason has been an angel investor for over 20 years specializing in early stage pre-revenue companies. He has made about 80 eclectic investments in the...
Associate Professor, George Mason University
Philip Auerswald is a professor of public policy at George Mason University and the cofounder and coeditor of Innovations, a quarterly journal about...
Executive Director, AIM2Flourish
AIM2Flourish's Executive Director Roberta Baskin is an award-winning investigative journalist. Her career has taken an appreciative turn from her storied...
Partner, Certus Advisory
Michael Bator is the former Managing Director and Healthcare Research Analyst at Jennison Associates, a U.S. mutual fund and pension fund management...
Analyst, RA Capital Management
Neta Batscha is an Analyst on the Equity team at RA Capital Management, a fund manager dedicated to evidence-based investing in healthcare and life...
Author, Philanthropist & Serial Social Entrepreneur, Bawden Capital (SFO)
Jen Bawden is a best-selling author, speaker, philanthropist and serial social entrepreneur passionate about disruptive technologies that propel humanity...
Chief Investment Officer, L Investments (SFO)
Candice Beaumont is a Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer who runs L Investments, a single family office with a vast portfolio of public and...
former Executive Director and CEO, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. (PBGC)
Mr. Belt is Vice Chairman of Orchard Global Capital Group. Mr. Belt previously served in the Administration of President George W. Bush as Executive...
Director, Indlak Group
Indlak Group manages the Bhansali Family's business assets that are primarily located in India and spread across a number of activities such as...
Kumar Bhargava, Ph.D., MBA
Executive Director, Merck Research Labs
Kumaril Bhargava joined Merck after serving as a Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OncoViRx, a specialty company he started after licensing compounds...
Founder, Celgene, ICOS, Nova Pharmaceutical, Pathogenesis, and Genetics Systems
Over the past thirty five years, Isaac Blech established some of the leading biotechnology companies in the world. These include Celgene Corporation, ICOS...
Founder and Managing Partner, Blumberg Capital
David J. Blumberg is the Founder and Managing Partner of Blumberg Capital, an early-stage venture capital fund based in San Francisco. David is an...
Chief of Applied Innovation & Acceleration, U.S. Global Development Lab, of USAID
Alexis Bonnell is the Chief of Applied Innovation & Acceleration in the U.S. Global Development Lab, of USAID, one of the premier Innovation Labs in the...
Strategic Advisor, Alpha Venture Partners
Steve Brotman, an entrepreneur, investor, and fund manager, is the founder and Managing Partner at Alpha Venture Partners. Steve also serves as a Strategic...
Founder and General Partner, Impact America Fund
Prior to founding Impact America Fund, Kesha launched Jalia Ventures, a minority-focused impact investing initiative that was funded by Josh Mailman and...
Managing Director, Relativity Healthcare Partners
Alfonso Chang, CFA is a Managing Director of Relativity Healthcare Partners (“RHCP”), an investment group dedicated to providing growth capital to...
Founder and Portfolio Manager, Cormorant Asset Management
Bihua Chen founded Cormorant Asset Management LLC ("Cormorant") in 2013 and currently manages investments in public and private biopharmaceutical...
President, Synergy Trust Company
Michelle Clements is the President of Synergy Trust Company, a trust company created for her family. Prior to receiving the charter, her role was as Family...
David Cognetti, M.D.
Co-Director, Jefferson Center for Head and Neck Surgery, Jefferson Health
David Cognetti, MD, is a board certified Otolaryngologist who completed fellowship training in Advanced Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery. He specializes in...
William D. Cohan
Best-Selling Author, House of Cards
William D. Cohan, a former senior Wall Street M&A investment banker for 17 years at Lazard Frères & Co., Merrill Lynch and JPMorganChase, is the New York...
Randolph Cohen, Ph.D.
Partner, Exsight Capital
Dr. Cohen is a partner at ExSight, a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School, and a Visiting Associate Professor of Finance at the MIT Sloan School....
Managing Partner, Promus Ventures
Mike Collett is Founder and Managing Partner of Promus Ventures in Chicago. Mike previously was Founder and Managing Partner of Masters Capital...
B. Ray Conley
Managing Partner, Finance Technology Leverage
B. Ray Conley, CFA is a Managing Partner and co-founder of Finance Technology Leverage LLC.
Prior to FTL, Mr. Conley founded CreekStone Capital...
Managing Director, Sixiang Holding
Mary D’Souza is a Managing Director at Sixiang Holding. She is the Chief Investment Officer for the Family Office and is responsible for investments in a...
Director, North Carolina Department of the Treasurer
Tarik Dalton joined the Investment Management Department for the North Carolina Department of the Treasurer in 2012. He currently serves Director of...
Giovanni de Francisci
Portfolio Manager, Petschek Trust
Giovanni believes that markets, like life, are not governed by certain outcomes. Rather than economic and investment theories, he applies rhetorical logic...
Partner, The Longevity Fund
Currently a Forbes 30 under 30 star and partner at the Longevity Fund, Laura Deming has wanted to cure aging since the age of eight. After years working on...
Former Partner, Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers
John Denniston is the Chairman of GSV Shared-X LLC, a Latin America-focused agribusiness company designed to operate as a shared exchange of agricultural...
David A. Deptula
Lieutenant General (Ret.), USAF
Lt Gen David A. Deptula, USAF (Ret.), serves as the Dean of the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies. He is a world-recognized leader and pioneer in...
Executive Director & CIO, Homeland Foundation
Thomas C. Donahoe, Esq., PRM, FRM, Homeland Foundation, Incorporated.
Tom Donahoe is the Acting Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer of the...
President and CEO, Global Partnerships Forum
Amir Dossal is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Global Partnerships Forum – a not-for-profit knowledge platform to provide change makers with...
James R. Doty, M.D.
Founder and Director, CCARE, Stanford University
James R. Doty, M.D. is the founder and director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education at Stanford University of which His...
Founder of EXXclaim Capital, and Board Member of Naia Health, Sandstone Diagnostics, Hygieia Medical, and diaDexus
Karen has 30 years of experience as a Life Science Executive and Entrepreneur. She was an early employee of LifeScan, helped build the company from zero to...
Governor, State of Arizona
Doug Ducey was born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, but Arizona is Doug's home. It's where he met his college sweetheart - now wife of 23 years - Angela, and...
Partner, 3G Capital
Anuroop Duggal is a partner at 3G Capital, based out of New York. He joined 3G in 2013, with one of his former colleagues, to launch the Natural Resources...
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
I was born in the city of Hamadan [northwestern Iran] in 1947. My family were academics and practising Muslims. At the time of my birth my father was the...
CEO and Founder, Dream Ventures Global
At 29 years old, Ari Eisenstat is the Co-Executive Director of the UN Global Sustainability Index Institute, an independent foundation mandated to measure...
Senior Investment Officer, New York City Comptroller Office
David Enriquez is Senior Investment Officer, Bureau of Asset Management of the New York City Comptroller Office, by law the custodian of City-held trust...
Founding Partner, FoundersGuild
Josef Feldman is a Founding Partner at FoundersGuild, a "fund for founders" and their networks. Feldman and his partner focus on seed and series A...
Cancer XPRIZE Prize-Developer, XPRIZE Foundation
Mariya Filipova is a Cancer XPRIZE prize-developer and a Global Innovation leader at Deloitte. In her current role, Mariya is working with the XPRIZE...
Managing Director, Investcorp Investment Advisers
Andrew Fisch joined Investcorp in 2015 as the Portfolio Manager of the SSARIS portfolio. Previously, Andrew was the Chief Investment Officer of the Hedge...
Founder & Chairman, Millenia Music
Michael is the recipient of The Prince Charles Award for Musical Excellence conferred by His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales. He has performed...
Associate Director, ReFED
Eva is the Associate Director of ReFED, an ambitious initiative to reduce U.S. food waste by 50% by 2030 where she leads all strategic communications and...
Vice President of Prize Development and Execution, XPRIZE Foundation
Christopher Frangione is the Vice President of Prize Development and Execution at the XPRIZE Foundation, overseeing the department that designs and...
Founding Partner, ff Venture Capital
John Frankel is the founding partner of ff Venture Capital, and has been an early-stage investor since late 1999. John has served as a director of over 35...
CEO, Friedland Global Capital
Jeffrey Friedland is an emerging market pioneer his firm, Singapore-based, Friedland Global Capital, was one of the first American investment banks to...
Portfolio Manager, Forum Partners
Managing Director and Global Portfolio Manager with Forum Securities. Prior to joining Forum, Douglas was a Managing Director at BeachStreet Capital where...
Portfolio Manager, E Squared Capital
Mr. Funtleyder is a Healthcare Portfolio Manager at E Squared Capital Management where he is responsible for conducting fundamental and valuation analysis...
Founder, Furneaux Capital
Dave started forming, investing in and growing entrepreneurial businesses in his early 20s. For over two decades, partnering with amazing entrepreneurs...
Co-Founder and Managing Director, CrossCut Ventures
With 18 years of experience in early-stage technology and strategy, Brian has worked closely with many successful Silicon Valley companies including...
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
2011 Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee is a Liberian peace activist, trained social worker and women’s rights advocate. She is founder and current...
Managing Principal, Continental Grain Company
Ari has been with Continental Grain Company (CGC) since 2004. He joined CGC as a Summer Associate in 2004 and later helped to establish Arlon. Prior to...
Director, Center for Earth Ethics
Karenna Gore is Director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary. She received an M.A. in Social Ethics from Union Theological...
Ambassador Thomas Graham
Chairman, The Bipartisan Group
Ambassador Graham is a former senior-level diplomat and a world-renowned authority on nuclear nonproliferation. As a U.S. diplomat, Ambassador Graham was...
President, Global Security Institute
Jonathan Granoff is President of the Global Security Institute, is an international lawyer and former professor of international law, and serves as a...
Senior Research Fellow, Overseas Development Institute
Ilmi Granoff is a Senior Research Fellow at ODI leading the institute's work on green growth. He is an attorney with over 15 years of experience and...
General Partner, Flare Capital Partners
Michael currently serves as a General Partner at Flare Capital Partners. Prior to joining Flare, Michael served as founding general partner of Flybridge...
Best-Selling Author, The Illuminated Rumi
Michael Green has been a woodworker, landscaper and television art director. His talents found an enduring place in publishing. "All the bookstores around...
Co-Founder and General Partner, Moment Ventures
Ammar Hanafi is Co-Founder and General Partner of Moment Ventures, a seed and early stage venture capital investing in the Infrastructure...
Managing Member, Robust Capital
Tal Haparnas is a family office executive, trader, and author who moved to Beijing from the United States over 10 years ago to capitalize on the country's...
Chief Investment Officer, Ball State University Foundation
Tom Heck, CFA is Chief Investment Officer of the Ball State University Foundation, having served as its Vice President/Treasurer for 20 years. During his...
Executive Director, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
In October 2009, John Heffernan was named the Director of Speak Truth To Power at Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. Heffernan brings to RFK Human Rights over...
Ira Helfand, M.D.
Co-President, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War
Ira Helfand, MD is co-president of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, recipient of the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize, and he is...
City Representative, City of Philadelphia
In 2016, Mayor Jim Kenney appointed Sheila Hess to the position of City Representative for the City of Philadelphia. Her office is the ceremonial and...
Chief Investment Officer, Matthews Asia
Robert Horrocks is Chief Investment Officer at Matthews International Capital Management, LLC and a Portfolio Manager. He manages the firm's Asian Growth...
Hoyoung Huh, M.D., Ph.D.
Founder, Healthcare & Humanity Foundation
Hoyoung Huh MD/PhD is a Silicon Valley-based entrepreneur and investor driven by innovative science, creative collaborations and impact investing. Hoyoung...
Lorraine Iacovitti, Ph.D.
Director of Stem Cell Core, Vickie and Jack Farber Institute for Neuroscience
Dr. Iacovitti earned a PhD degree in Neurobiology and Behavior from Cornell University Medical College in New York City and did her postdoctoral work at...
Global Head of Inclusive Business, International Finance Corporation
Eriko is the Global Program Manager and a founding member of the Inclusive Business Models Group. For the past few years, Eriko has worked on a...
Jeffrey Jay, M.D.
Senior Managing Member, Great Point Partners
Dr. Jeffrey R. Jay, M.D., serves as Senior Managing Member at Great Point Partners, LLC. Dr. Jay also serves as Managing Director of the private equity...
Past President, United Nations General Assembly
Vuk Jeremić was elected President of the sixty-seventh session of the United Nations General Assembly on 8 June 2012. At the time of his election, he was...
Kewen Jin, Ph.D.
Special Advisor, China R&D matters, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Kewen Jin is the CEO and co-founder of Symap Medical, a medical-device company based in China. He is also chairman of BayHelix, an organization of Chinese...
Portfolio Manager, Gabelli Funds
Jeff Jonas joined GAMCO Investors, Inc. in July 2003 as an analyst to expand coverage of the healthcare sector. Mr. Jonas is Portfolio Manager of the GAMCO...
Bruce Kahn, Ph.D.
Portfolio Manager, Sustainable Insight Capital Management
Bruce M. Kahn is a portfolio manager at Sustainable Insight Capital Management. Mr. Kahn has over 25 years of experience in environmental and investment...
Sr. Portfolio Manager, Managing Director, Neuberger Berman
Gerald P. Kaminsky, Managing Director, joined the firm in 1999. Gerald is a Portfolio Manager on Team Kaminsky, within the firm's Private Asset Management...
Co-Founder, Food System 6
Co-founder, MSW, MArch/MHP is a Strategic Designer and Research Advisor. Ken is an integrator. He identifies and engages people and groups with similar...
Chief Innovation Officer, FarmIT.us
Anil Kapuria, as the founder of Enabler Today, he has defined, invested, and managed the development and deployment of FarmIT.us, a social enterprise that...
Senior Advisor to the Deputy Executive Director, UN Women
With over two decades of experience, Ravi is an expert in various development related fields. He has been driving innovation, building strategic...
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate
Tawakkol Karman was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011 in recognition of her work in nonviolent struggle for the safety of women and for women's rights...
Founder and CEO, Cornerstone Capital Group
Erika Karp is Founder and CEO of Cornerstone Capital Inc. The mission of the firm is to apply the principles of sustainable finance across the capital...
Kerri is the founder of CTZNWELL, an emerging movement to mobilize people into a powerful force for wellbeing for all. She spent seven years as Executive...
Stephen Kennedy Smith
Board Member and Principal, Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises
Stephen is a principal at Park Agency - Joseph P. Kennedy Enterprises, the Kennedy family office, and an investor and entrepreneur. He has served as a...
Partner, Flight VC
Lou Kerner is the Founder and Senior Partner of The Social Internet Fund, which invests in the primary and secondary shares of rapidly growing private...
Barry Kerzin, M.D.
Founder and President, Altruism in Medicine Institute
Barry Kerzin is an Affiliate Prof. at the Univ. of Washington Tacoma, a Visiting Prof. at Central University of Tibetan Studies in Varanasi, India, an...
Radio Personality, Alice Radio
Hooman Khalili is a morning show radio personality in the San Francisco Bay Area on Alice Radio 97.3 FM (CBS Radio). He has been part of the Sarah and...
Managing Director, Correlation Ventures
As a founder and Managing Director of Correlation Ventures, Trevor helps lead the firm, manages its Bay Area office, and leads its Information Technology,...
Sidney Kimmel is a modest man from humble beginnings, but he has done extraordinary things.
He made a fortune in the fashion industry, but is most proud...
Stephen Klasko, M.D.
President and CEO, Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health
As the President and CEO of Philadelphia-based Thomas Jefferson University and Jefferson Health, Stephen K. Klasko, MD, MBA, is bridging the art and...
President, Klein Financial Corp.
Bob Klein is President of Klein Financial Corporation, a real estate investment banking consulting company focused on affordable housing finance and...
Karen Knudsen, Ph.D.
Director, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University
Dr. Knudsen is the third Director of the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, an NCI-designated Cancer Center since 1995. Dr. Knudsen was appointed in...
Jeremy Kohomban, Ph.D.
President and CEO, The Children's Village
Jeremy Christopher Kohomban, Ph.D. is the President and CEO of The Children’s Village, The Institute’s Center for Child Welfare Research at the...
Head of the Gender Secretariat, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Henriette is the Head of the Gender Secretariat at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group. She serves as an advocate...
Peter Kolchinksy, Ph.D.
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, RA Capital Management
Peter Kolchinsky, Ph.D. is a founder, Managing Director, and Portfolio Manager at RA Capital Management, a crossover fund manager dedicated to...
Managing Partner and CEO, KBG
Mr. Kopp is Chairman of the Board of Directors, Management and Investment Committees of KBG. He has over two decades of international investment...
Managing Director, Finistere Ventures
Arama Kukutai is a co-founder of Finistere Ventures, which he started in 2005 with renowned entrepreneur Dr. Jerry Caulder. Arama migrated into venture...
Director, Program Management of the Inhaled Oxytocin Project, Monash University
Every year, over 300,000 women die during pregnancy and childbirth with postpartum haemorrhage (PPH), a condition of excessive blood loss after childbirth,...
Chairman, Ceo and Co-Founder, Avenue Capital Group
Mr. Lasry is the Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of the firm. Distressed investing has been the focus of his professional career for over...
Rob Leclerc is the CEO of AgFunder, a online investment marketplace that gives investors simple transparent access to investment opportunities in the $6.4...
Co-Founder, Pyramid Biosciences
Jordan Leef is a seasoned healthcare entrepreneur and venture capitalist with over a decade of life science venture creation experience. Mr. Leef currently...
Founder and CEO, Beneficial Returns
Ted Levinson is the Founder and CEO of Beneficial Returns, a new impact investing debt fund that activates foundation endowments and donor advised funds to...
Former Board Chair, Chefs Collaborative
After seventeen years at Lumière, eight James Beard Foundation Award nominations and honors from Food & Wine, Bon Appétit, Gourmet and Saveur,...
CEO, Isobar China Group
Isobar is a global full-service digital agency, creatively solving critical, complex client challenges in the digital era. We conceive, design and build...
Founder and CEO, Land & Buildings
Jonathan Litt has over 22 years of experience as a global real estate strategist and an investor in both public real estate securities and direct property....
Supermodel & Philanthropist
Mari Malek is President of Stand for Education. not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization registered in the state of New York that is dedicated to...
CEO, Pacific Sun Advisors
Andy Mantel (“安迪饅頭“) is Founder & CEO of Pacific Sun Advisors (“太平陽投資顧問(香港) 有限公司“). He has lived in Asia...
Chris Martenson, Ph.D.
Founder and CEO, PeakProsperity
Chris Martenson, PhD (Duke), MBA (Cornell) is an economic researcher and futurist specializing in energy and resource depletion, and co-founder...
Chief Investment Officer, Wedbush Equity Management
Steve Massocca is Managing Director of the Wedbush Equity Management team. He is also the portfolio manager for the Wedbush Hedged Dividend Fund, LP. Steve...
Operating Partner, U.S. Venture Partners
"The great thing about being an entrepreneur or a venture capitalist is that one gets to view many of the biggest problems the world is facing as...
Corey McCann, M.D., Ph.D.
President and CEO, Pear Therapeutics
Corey M McCann M.D., Ph.D. is the President and CEO of Pear Therapeutics, a company developing prescription digital therapies and drug/software...
Vice President, Nottingham Spirk
Matthew McCarthy is currently Vice President of Nottingham Spirk, a single-family office and innovation-consulting firm based in Cleveland that was...
Michael McCullough, M.D., M.Sc.
Partner, Capricorn Healthcare, & Co-Founder BrainMind & QuestBridge
Michael McCullough, M.D., M.Sc. is an entrepreneur, impact investor and Partner at Capricorn Healthcare, social entrepreneur, and emergency room professor...
Founder and Chairman, The Water Initiative ®
Kevin McGovern is the Chairman and CEO of McGovern Capital and The Water Initiative®, which co-creates customized and sustainable drinking water solutions...
Partner, Apax Partners
Michael Meng is a Principal in the Healthcare Group. He joined Apax Partners in 2008 and is currently based in New York. His Apax deal experience includes...
Maestro Steven Mercurio
Composer & Conductor
Maestro Steven Mercurio is an internationally acclaimed conductor and composer whose musical versatility encompasses the symphonic and operatic worlds. ...
Global Markets Reporter, CNBC
Seema Mody is a global markets reporter for CNBC, located at the network's Global Headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Most recently, Mody was co-anchor...
Jeffrey Moore, DPhil
President, MP Healthcare Venture Management
Jeffrey Moore, DPhil joined MPH in 2008. Previously, Dr. Moore was a Kauffman Fellow with the early stage healthcare venture capital firm Research...
Best-Selling Author, Main Street Vegan
Victoria Moran has been a Main Street Vegan® for 32 years and she currently holds the title of Peta’s Sexiest Vegan Over 50, alongside the 2016/17...
Managing Director, CAM Capital
Scott Morenstein is a Managing Director at CAM Capital, a private investment company established by Bruce Kovner for his proprietary investment, trading...
Founder, Agland Investment Services
William Mott founded Agland in l976 to utilize his skills in developing countries after 12 years of management and marketing experience with two...
Alaa Murabit, M.D.
SDG Global Advocate, United Nations
A medical doctor, Alaa Murabit is one of 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goal Global Advocates, a United Nations High-Level Commissioner for...
CIO and Head of Research, PanAgora
Mr. Mussalli is Chief Investment Officer and Head of Research, Equity. He is responsible for oversight of the firm’s equity strategies and research and...
Co-Founder, The Chaeli Campaign
Chaeli Mycroft was born in Cape Town on 30 August 1994. She graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2015 with majors in Politics and Social...
Portfolio Manager, Director of International Research, Royce & Associates
David Nadel joined the firm in 2006 and previously was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Neuberger Berman Inc. (2004-2006) and a Senior Analyst at Pequot...
Chief Investment Officer, Acceleration Resources
Mr. Laurance Narbut is the Chief Investment Officer for Acceleration Resources LLC, a firm making principal investments in the energy sector. Acceleration...
David Nash, M.D.
Founding Dean, Jefferson College of Population Health, Thomas Jefferson University
David B. Nash was named the Founding Dean of the Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH) in 2008. This appointment caps a 25-year tenure on the...
Kuldeep Neote, Ph.D.
Senior Director, New Ventures, Johnson & Johnson Innovation
Kuldeep is Senior Director of New Ventures at the Johnson & Johnson Innovation, Boston. He focuses primarily on the areas of Oncology and...
Co-Founder and Partner, The Solution Entertainment Group
Myles has successfully originated over $1 billion in financing for over 200 film and television projects during the course of his career and has previously...
Andrew Newberg, M.D.
Director of Research, Jefferson Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine
Andrew Newberg, MD, is the director of research at the Jefferson Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine and a physician at Jefferson University...
Principal & Co-Founder, EAF Agrarian Fund
Aaron Niederhelman is on a mission to elevate well-sourced food to primary human and planetary healthcare. Leveraging diverse experiences in worlds of...
David Nikodem, Ph.D.
Managing Director and Head of Biopharma Investments, Ally Bridge Group
Dr. Nikodem has over 15 years of investment experience as an investor with a global investment focus across all healthcare subsectors. He currently manages...
Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Velorum Capital
Scott Norman is Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Velorum Capital, an early-stage venture capital firm. Velorum invests in industrial technology companies...
Founder, Rising Above
In 1987, John was a curious nine-year-old boy. Playing with fire and gasoline, he created a massive explosion in his garage and was burned on 100% of his...
Principal, Chairman, CEO, CIO, Senior Portfolio Manager
Jim O'Shaughnessy is the Chairman and CEO of O'Shaughnessy Asset Management (OSAM). Also serving as the Chief Investment Officer of the firm, Jim is...
Finance Director, Tribeca Enterprises
David Oliver has two decades of experience in entertainment, working as a media banker, a business development executive and a record producer. He is...
Research Scientist, Columbia University
Daniel Osgood brings advances in the use of climate information and financial mechanisms to improve livelihoods in developing countries. His PhD in...
Dr. Richard Park
Dr. Richard Park is board-certified in emergency medicine and completed his medical studies at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. Dr....
Founder and Executive Chairman, KABR Group
35 year history as an industry leading entrepreneur and innovator with focus on Stock Exchanges, Hedge Funds, and Real Estate.
Currently Ken Pasternak...
Managing Partner, Debartolo-Mainstreet Capital Partners
David J. Perlstein has sixteen years of experience investing in, developing and leasing commercial real estate across the globe, underscored by a recently...
Sergei Petukhov, Ph.D.
Partner, Enso Ventures
Dr. Sergei Petukhov is a Partner of Enso Ventures. Dr. Petukhov was a Managing Director at CLS Capital, he worked at RUSNANO investment fund and was an...
Deputy CIO, South Carolina Retirement System Investment Commission
David E. Phillips, CFA is Deputy Chief Investment Officer for the Retirement System Investment Commission of the State of South Carolina (Columbia, SC),...
John Arthur Pinckard
Managing Partner, Tilted Windmills Theatricals
John Arthur Pinckard is a two time Tony Award winning Broadway producer most recently represented on Broadway by the Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics...
Charles Pollack, Jr., M.A, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM, FAHA, FESC, FCPP
Director, Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp, Thomas Jefferson University
Dr. Charles Pollack maintains a dynamic force in academia and healthcare, with holding multiple positions including: Associate Provost for Innovation in...
Pierluigi Porcu, M.D.
Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Thomas Jefferson University
Pierluigi Porcu, M.D. is Director of the Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation in the Department of Medical...
Investment Committee Member, Primwest Family Office
Kevin Primat is an entrepreneur, investor, and voracious reader. Descendent of the Schlumberger founders, the Oil and Gas company, he oversees the...
Nick Davis Raynes
Film Producer and Director, Davis Family Office
Nick Davis Raynes began his business career at a young age working an apprenticeship alongside his Grandfather, Marvin Davis, a wildcatter, who later owned...
Senior Director Shot@Life Campaign, United Nations Foundation
Martha Rebour joined the UN Foundation in 2014. She serves as Senior Director of Shot@Life, a global campaign to increase access to immunizations for...
Diane Reibel, Ph.D.
Director, Mindfullness Institute
Diane Reibel, Ph.D. co-founded the Mindfulness- Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program at Jefferson Hospital in 1996 and is currently the Director of the...
former Governor, Pennsylvania
After 34 years of public service, including 24 years as an elected official, Governor Rendell continues to pursue many of the same issues he was passionate...
Eric Rice, Ph.D.
Managing Director and Portfolio Manager, Wellington Management
Eric is the portfolio manager of Wellington Management's Global Impact strategy. He is also a thought leader for the development of social impact and other...
David Sable, M.D.
Portfolio Manager, Special Situations Life Sciences Fund
David Sable MD directs healthcare and life science investing for the Special Situations Funds and is portfolio manager of the Special Situations Life...
Tony Salas, Ph.D.
former Undersecretary, Agriculture of Peru
Dr. Salas has been active in the area of agribusiness startups, mergers, and acquisitions. He was instrumental in directing technical, commercial, and...
Richard Sayre, Ph.D.
Senior Research Scientist, Los Alamos National Laboratory and New Mexico Consortium
Dr. Richard Sayre is Senior Research Scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and the New Mexico Consortium (NMC). Dr. Sayre's research interests...
Lead Non-Executive Director, SustainAbility
John joined SustainAbility’s Board of Directors in 2008. As the Lead Non-Executive Director, he is responsible for chairing board meetings and assuring...
American film producer, director and screenwriter
BORN IN BROOKLYN IN 1936, LAWRENCE SCHILLER’S work began in junior high school in San Diego, when he received his first camera.
Though a childhood...
Senior Technical Advisor, Agland Investment Services
Bill Scott is an agricultural economist with a broad background in international and domestic agribusiness consulting as well as natural resource and land...
Managing Partner, Fresh Source Capital
Lisa is Managing Partner at Fresh Source Capital, LLC, and a General Partner in Fresh Source Capital Fund 1. She is on the leadership team of Slow Money...
Vice President, Donald Smith
With the company since 2001. Mr. Shah began his career as an auditor at Deloitte & Touche LLP where he focused on mutual funds and investment...
Founding Managing Partner, Maven Ventures
Jim has achieved 4 'unicorn'-level successes over the past 20 years as a founder, executive, and investor. His top performers include Cruise ($1B sale to...
Managing Director, Bain Capital
Mr. Shell joined Bain Capital Double Impact as a managing director in 2016. Prior to joining, Mr. Shell served as a Lead Portfolio Manager of a...
Managing Director, MIT Connection Science
David L. Shrier is the Managing Director of MIT Connection Science. He leads other new initiatives for MIT, advises the European Commission on...
Non-Executive Chairman, Butterfield Group
Barclay Simmons was appointed to the position of Non-Executive Chairman in October 2015. Mr. Simmons first joined Butterfield's Board of Directors in April...
Director, Biden Cancer Initiative, Biden Foundation
Greg Simon serves as Director of the Biden Cancer Initiative at the Biden Foundation. Previously, he was the Executive Director of the White House Cancer...
Partner, Alpha Venture Partners
As Partner and co-founder of Alpha Venture Partners, Brian evaluates new investment opportunities and develops its Alpha VC network of over 100 early stage...
Robert entered Wall Street 21 years ago with lessons passed down from four generations of family members who worked in the investment industry before him....
Katherine St. Onge
Senior Officer, Calvert Foundation
Katherine St. Onge is a Senior Officer on the Investor Relations team. She is responsible for managing relationships with individual investors,...
Founder & General Partner, FYRFLY
Philipp Stauffer is Co-Founder and General Partner at Fyrfly Venture Partners. He brings international mobile, online, ecommerce, digital marketing, data...
Partner, Valor Management
Christian is Co-Chairman of TTS Ltd and Partner, Head of Life Sciences at Valor Management S.A., through which he serves as a strategic adviser in the...
Chairman, INDORUS Holdings
S. Michael Sury is the Chairman of INDORUS Holdings LP. This single family office (SFO) was formed after the sale of the investment firm he founded and ran...
Pulitzer Prize-winning Journalist
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ron Suskind has written some of America's most important works of nonfiction, framing national debates while...
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Investments and Banking, The Weinstein Company
Vivian Tarn is Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Investments and Banking at the Weinstein Company, an international film/television production and...
Director, FAI Farms, a Benchmark PLC Company
Øistein Thorsen, Principal Consultant of Benchmark Holdings PLC, a pioneering innovation company operating in the aquaculture, agriculture and animal...
Principal, Thiel Capital
Phin Upham is a principal at Thiel Capital, an investment firm founded by Peter Thiel. He previously worked at Morgan Stanley in the investment banking...
Karel J. G. van Oosterom
The Netherlands Permanent Representative
Karel J. G. van Oosterom is the new Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the United Nations in New York, and presented his credentials to UN...
Nurturing an impressive body of work that encompasses film, television and the web, Milo Ventimiglia’ s career continues to evolve with exciting and...
Youth Program Officer, World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
A champion of youth advocacy in international peace and humanitarian efforts, Mr. Venturelli serves as a Youth Program Officer for the Permanent...
Executive Director of Philanthropic Investments, United Nations Foundation
Mary-Frances Wain serves as Executive Director of Philanthropic Investments for the United Nations Foundation. As the organization's chief engagement...
Assistant Secretary General for HR Management, United Nations
Ms. Wainaina is the Assistant Secretary General for Human Resources Management at the United Nations. Prior to this appointment of 25 September 2014 by...
Scott Waldman, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Thomas Jefferson University
Dr. Scott Waldman obtained his PhD degree in Anatomy from Thomas Jefferson University, and his MD degree from Stanford University. He was a postdoctoral...
Vice Chairman, United Nation's Secretary General's Envoy for Health Finance and Malaria
Jeff Walker currently serves on the Boards of New Profit, Berklee College of Music, Morgan Library, Lincoln Center Film Society, Millennium Development...
Executive Director, Ecofibre
Eric Wang is Executive Director of Ecofibre, an 18 year old Australian company, that produces and commercializes IP created from genetics through to the...
Awareness & Emerging Projects Lead, The Wellbeing Project
Bart Weetjens is a Zen priest and social entrepreneur. He is the founder of APOPO, an international humanitarian organisation that trains rats to save...
Michael Oliver Weinberg
Chief Investment Strategist, Protégé Partners
For more than two decades Michael has invested directly at the security level and indirectly as an asset allocator in traditional and alternative asset...
Digital Editor, Golf Digest
Sam Weinman, Digital Editor of Golf Digest, is Golf Digest's digital editor. He previously covered professional golf and the NHL for Gannett Newspapers....
Best-Selling Author, Aftershock
Robert A. Wiedemer is President of Aftershock Publishing and a Managing Director with Ark Financial Management, a money management firm. He is also...
Producer, Lakeshore Entertainment
Skip Williamson is a feature film producer based in Venice California, where he runs the 18-month old 5B Films. 5B currently has two films in...
Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
Amb. R. James Woolsey is a Venture Partner with Lux Capital Management. He also Chairs the Board of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
CEO, CTO & Co-Founder, Purposeful Networks
Craig is the CEO, CTO & Co-Founder of Purposeful Networks. He is Board and Executive Committee Member, Education Committee Chair of the Cincinnati...
Founder, CEO and CIO, Ally Bridge Group
Frank is Founder, CEO and CIO of Ally Bridge Group, a global healthcare-focused, multi-strategy investment group with a portfolio of healthcare investments...
Joon Yun, M.D.
President, Palo Alto Investors
Joon is the President of Palo Alto Investors, LLC, founded in 1989 with $1.8 billion in assets under management invested in healthcare. He joined the firm...
Managing Director, Wedbush Opportunity Capital
Mr. Zhu is the founder and Managing Director of Wedbush Opportunity Capital, LLC, an investment partnership with WEDBUSH Inc. Mr. Zhu is also serving as...