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...
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...
Author, The Code Economy
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...
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...
Founder and CEO, Bawden Capital
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
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...
Aquaculture and Fisheries Coordinator, RI Coastal Resources Management Council
David Beutel has worked with the fishing industry since the late 1970's, and has been both a commercial fisherman and a fishing gear manufacturer. He...
Kumar Bhargava, Ph.D., MBA
Executive Director, Merck
Kumaril Bhargava, PhD, joined Merck after serving as a Founder and Chief Executive Officer of OncoViRx, a specialty company he started after licensing...
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 Innovation Officer, 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...
Managing Partner, 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...
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
Author, The Price of Silence
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...
Executive Vice President, BD
He is board chair of the CDC Foundation and a board director of the Perrigo Company, UNICEF USA, GBC Health and the Accordia Global Health...
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...
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...
Founder, Price Cameron Woods
Tarik Dalton is the founder at Price Cameron Woods, LLC. Prior to this, he was the Director of Multi-Strategy for the Investment Management Department for...
Bahar Dasgebv, M.D.
Jefferson University Physician, Jefferson Health
Bahar Dasgebv, MD, is a Jefferson University Physician at Jefferson Health. She has a dual residency training in dermatology and nuclear medicine-molecular...
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...
Founder and Chairman, Shared-X
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...
Executive Director & CIO, Homeland Foundation
Thomas Donahoe is the Acting Executive Director and Chief Investment Officer of the Homeland Foundation.
He has spent more than 30 years in 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 Doty, MD, is a clinical professor in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University and the director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism...
CEO, New Era World Model
Jamie Dougherty is a passionate humanitarian and advocate for sustainable development. With a strong sense of justice and a powerful will to make a...
CEO, Sandstone Diagnostics
Karen Drexler is CEO and a board member of Sandstone Diagnostics, a company that is utilizing portable centrifugal technology to put a new spin on...
Governor Doug Ducey
State of, Arizona
Governor Doug Ducey is the 23rd governor of the state of Arizona.
Elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018, Governor Ducey has applied his experience...
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...
Head of Private Equity, 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, 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...
Vice President of Prize Development and Execution, XPRIZE Foundation
Christopher Frangione is an advisor focused on helping organizations leverage open innovation, exponential technologies, and the crowd. Understanding that...
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...
Managing Director, Iceberg Real Estate
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...
Senior Project Manager, New Era World Model
One of Nepal’s leading activists, Manoj has been working to protect the vulnerable wildlife, animals and people of his home country from a very young...
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...
Chief Investment Officer, Continental Grain Company
Ari Gendason is Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer of Continental Grain Company. Ari joined CGC in 2004 and has been involved in many of...
Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus
Director-General, World Health Organization
Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was elected as WHO Director-General for a five-year term by WHO Member States at the Seventieth World Health Assembly...
Jane Goodall, PhD, DBE
Founder of The Jane Goodall Institute, & UN Messenger of Peace
Jane Goodall was born on April 3, 1934, in London, England. From the earliest childhood, she was fascinated by animals and the Africa she discovered in the...
Director, Center for Earth Ethics
Karenna Gore is Director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary, which oversees the Original Caretakers Program. Previously, she...
Ambassador Thomas Graham
Executive Chairman, Lightbridge Corporation
Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Lightbridge Corporation, a company which develops new types of nuclear...
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...
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...
Ambassador Choonghee Hahn
Deputy Permanent Representative, Republic of Korea to the United Nations
HAHN Choong-hee is currently Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the Republic of Korea to the United Nations in New York (2014-). Ambassador...
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...
Founding Director, Charter For Compassion International Women and Girls
Sande Hart is a mother of two, community activist, organizational and project strategist, workshop producer and facilitator, and catalyst for a...
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...
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...
CIO and Portfolio Manager, Matthews Asia
Robert Horrocks is Chief Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager at Matthews Asia and has been a Matthews Asia Funds Trustee since 2018. He manages the...
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.
Professor, Neuroscience, Jefferson
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...
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...
From Carnegie Hall to the Nomad Women’s Festival in the Sahara Desert, Morley has brought her unique blend of jazz, folk and soul to the world’s stage....
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...
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...
President, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights
Kerry Kennedy is the president of Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights. For more than thirty years, Ms. Kennedy has devoted herself to the pursuit of equal...
Co-Founder and Partner, CryptoOracle.io
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...
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, Jefferson
Dr. Stephen Klasko, MD is a transformative leader and advocate for a revolution in our systems of healthcare and higher education. His 2018 book is titled,...
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...
Director, Unitarian Universalist Association
Bruce Knotts is the Director of the Unitarian Universalist Association. He was born and raised in California. He got his Bachelor’s Degree in History...
Karen Knudsen, Ph.D.
Director, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Jefferson
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 C. Kohomban is the President and CEO of The Children’s Village, The CV Institute and its Center for Child Welfare Research, and President of...
Head, Gender Secretariat, International Finance Corporation
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.
Portfolio Manager and Managing Director, RA Capital
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...
Nevan Krogan, Ph.D
Director, Quantitative Biosciences Institute, UCSF
Nevan Krogan, PhD is a professor in the Department of Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology at UCSF and a senior investigator at the J. David Gladstone...
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,...
President and CEO, UCSF Health
Mark R. Laret has been chief executive officer of the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Medical Center, including UCSF Benioff Children's...
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,...
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....
Principal Cellist, Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra
Ronald Lowry is an active performer in many of Boston’s leading musical organizations. Called a “superb cellist” by the Boston Globe’s Richard...
Supermodel & Philanthropist
Since she fled South Sudan as a refugee 18 years ago, Mari Malek, aka DJ Stiletto, has become a successful Model/DJ and Actress in New York City. She is...
Chairman and Co-Founder, Africa Rising Foundation
Nelson Mandela had a “long walk to freedom”, yet his footprints still remain. Following in the footsteps of his beloved and iconic grandfather,...
President, Global Health and Diplomacy
Ms. Joanne Manrique is the President of the Center for Global Health and Diplomacy (CGHD), an organization that brings together leaders from global health,...
Chris Martenson, Ph.D.
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.
Founder and President, 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...
President, Stellar Health
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...
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 is a typical millennial. She believes she can do anything she puts her mind to. But, unlike most millennials, Chaeli is a quadriplegic. Born with...
Portfolio Manager, Principal, The Royce Funds
David A. Nadel joined The Royce Funds in 2006 and previously was a Senior Portfolio Manager at Neuberger Berman Inc. (2004-2006) and a Senior Analyst at...
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, Jefferson
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...
Dr. John Nkengasong
Director, African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention
Dr. John Nkengasong is director of African Centres for Disease Control and Prevention. Until recently he was the Associate Director for Laboratory Science...
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...
President, Live Inspired
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 and Co-CIO, Portfolio Manager, OSAM
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 leads the Financial Instruments Sector Team at International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI) at Columbia University, linking...
Deepa Pakianathan, Ph.D.
Managing Partner, Delphi Ventures
Deepa is Managing Member at Delphi Ventures and leads all of the firm's biotechnology investment activities. She currently serves on the boards of Alder...
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...
Direct, Pension & Investments, SABIC Capital
David E. Phillips, CFA is the Director of Pension & Investments. Prior to this, he served as Deputy Chief Investment Officer for the Retirement System...
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.S., M.D.
Associate Provost, Innovation in Education, Jefferson
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, Jefferson
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...
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...
Governor Edward Rendell
State of, Pennsylvania (former)
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 architect of Wellington Management’s social impact strategy. He manages our flagship Global Impact Portfolio and is a thought leader for the...
Isidore Rigoutsos, Ph.D.
Founding Director of the Computational Medicine Center, Jefferson
Isidore Rigoutsos, PhD, is the founding Director of the Computational Medicine Center in the Sidney Kimmel Medical College at Thomas Jefferson University,...
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...
Cami Samuels joined Venrock in 2014 and focuses on healthcare with an emphasis on biotech, medical devices, and consumer health. She currently serves on...
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...
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...
President, Wiener Schiller Productions
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...
Barry Selick, Ph.D.
Vice Chancellor of BusDev, Innovation & Partnerships , UCSF Innovation Ventures
Barry Selick, PhD is Vice Chancellor for Business Development, Innovation and Partnerships of UCSF Innovation Ventures, where he oversees proof-of-concept...
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...
Managing Director, Bain Capital
Greg Shell is a Managing Director at Bain Capital and co-Leads the Double Impact Fund. Before coming to Bain Capital, he was a portfolio manager at GMO,...
Founder and CEO, Distilled Identity
David L. Shrier is the Managing Director of MIT Connection Science. He leads other new initiatives for MIT, advises the European Commission on...
Executive Director of UNAIDS, Under-Secretary-General of the United Nations
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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...
Ambassador John Simon
Vice-Chair of the Board, The Global Fund
Prior to starting TOTAL (formerly known as Total Impact Advisors), Ambassador Simon was a visiting fellow at the Center for Global Development, where he...
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 Smith entered Wall Street over 20 years ago, following in the footsteps of four generations of family members who worked in the investment industry...
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
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Author, Life, Animated
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Vice President, The Weinstein Company
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Senior Director, Johnson & Johnson
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Nelson Teng, M.D.
Professor, Stanford University
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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...
Managing Partner, Haymaker Capital
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H.E. Ambassador Karel van Oosterom
Permanent Representative of the , Netherlands
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Youth Program Officer, World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
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Director, Global Influence & Partnerships, World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates
Ms. Telma Viale has decades of international public service dealing with mandates related to social justice and global development. She has served in the...
Executive Director of Philanthropic Investments, United Nations Foundation
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Chief Operating Officer, Africa50 Infrastructure Fund
A citizen of Kenya, Ms. Wainaina is a well-respected senior executive with global experience in the private and public sectors at senior levels, including...
Scott Waldman, M.D., Ph.D.
Chairman, Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Jefferson
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Chairman, New Profit
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Executive Director, Ecofibre
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Awareness Co-Lead, The Wellbeing Project
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Michael Oliver Weinberg
Head of Hedge Funds and Alternative Alpha, APG
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Digital Editor, Golf Digest
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Robert A. Wiedemer is President of Aftershock Publishing and a Managing Director with Ark Financial Management, a money management firm. He is also...
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Ambassador James Woolsey
Former Director, Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
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Founder, CEO and CIO, Ally Bridge Group
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Joon Yun, M.D.
President, Palo Alto Investors
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Managing Director, Wedbush Opportunity Capital
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