Intellectually fearless and a perennial visionary, perhaps the foremost economic, social, environmental and political thinker in America today. Author of 14 best-selling books and an audience favorite for his illuminating and inspirational ideas.
A visionary leader with an adept appreciation of the financial and business challenges facing the U.S. and the world, the Honorable Henry M. Paulson, Jr. is one of the most prominent and powerful voices on today's political, environmental, and economic landscape. His sharp acuity and unparalleled skills in the global industry and finance have led Paulson to serve at the highest levels of the U.S. Government and the private sector.
A Silicon Valley icon and philanthropist for the past three decades, Steve Wozniak revolutionized the personal computer industry as co-founder of Apple Computer. With its first line of Apple products - Macintosh, Apple I and Apple II, Wozniak and Steve Jobs brought computers to the hands of the mass market.
Since the age of 12, Mark has been a natural businessman. Selling garbage bags door to door, the seed was planted early on for what would eventually become long-term success. After graduating from Indiana University - where he briefly owned the most popular bar in town - Mark moved to Dallas. After a dispute with an employer who wanted him to clean instead of closing an important sale, Mark created MicroSolutions, a computer consulting service. He went on to later sell MicroSolutions in 1990 to CompuServe. In 1995, Mark and long-time friend Todd Wagner came up with an internet based solution to not being able to listen to Hoosiers Basketball games out in Texas. That solution was Broadcast.com - streaming audio over the internet. In just four short years, Broadcast.com (then Audionet) would ...
Barbara Corcoran’s credits include straight D’s in high school and college and 20 jobs by the time she turned 23. It was her next job that would make her one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country: She borrowed $1,000 and quit her job as a waitress to start a tiny real estate company in New York City. Over the next 25 years Barbara would parlay that $1,000 loan into a $5 billion real estate business building the largest and best known brand in the business. In 2008, Barbara was asked by Mark Burnett to be an investor on his new show “Shark Tank” which is now in its 7th season and the number one show on Friday Night! Barbara has invested in 25 plus entrepreneurs over the last 6 years and loves helping each and every one succeed! Corcoran is the author of the national be ...
An intellectual force and one of the world's most distinguished authorities on the global economy, international finance and foreign policy. Perhaps unrivaled in his depth and breadth of what makes global economies tic and how best to operate in an increasingly global market.
Leader extraordinaire known for building HP into the largest technology company in the world; she became one of America's most visible and influential corporate leaders and one of the world's most distinguished business innovators. She is a thought-leader known for results.
Robert Herjavec is one of North America’s most recognizable business leaders. Born in Eastern Europe, he arrived to North America on a boat with his parents after escaping Communism in the former Yugoslavia. From delivering newspapers, and waiting tables, to launching a computer company from his basement, his drive to achieve has led him to the fulfillment of a better life for himself and his family. A dynamic entrepreneur, Robert has built and sold several IT companies to major players such as AT&T. In 2003 Robert founded Herjavec Group, and it quickly became one of North America’s fastest growing technology companies, scaling from $400K in annual sales revenue to a run rate of $150 million. Today, Herjavec Group is recognized as a global leader in information security specializing in ...
From Time's "Top 100" list to the Wall Street Journal's "The 50 Women to Watch," Sheila is one of the most requested finance and economics thought-leaders in the industry. She guided the FDIC and audiences crave her insights. Forbes touted her as the "second most powerful woman in the world."
Daymond John is the personification of the American Dream. From his humble beginning on the streets of New York, to a self-made multimillionaire with over $4 billion in global product sales, and a starring role on the ABC business reality TV show Shark Tank.
Often considered one of the top speakers for doing business in China. Spending more than three decades working with - and in - China, Gary Locke is one of the world's foremost authorities on U.S.-China relations, global expansion, and business growth.
Azar is currently Chairman of Seraphim Strategies, LLC, which provides strategic consulting and counsel on the biopharmaceutical and health insurance industries, including biopharmaceutical pricing, reimbursement, access, and distribution, as well as federal and state healthcare policy.