Ari Emanuel

Ari Emanuel

April 18, 2022

Founder & CEO / Endeavor

Ari Emanuel addressed The Economic Club of Chicago on Monday, April 18. Emanuel was funny and frank in a conversation with Club Chair Mary Dillon. Emanuel discussed the impact dyslexia had on him growing up, the changes he has seen in the entertainment industry, “Fight Island”, his brothers Rahm and Ezekiel, gave some health and wellness tips and more.

You have this highway beneath the world of social, and you now have the ability to get all these people to buy a bit of your content.

Ari Emanuel on how Hollywood is changing in the “golden age” of content creation and social media.

ARI EMANUEL

SPEAKER

Founder & CEO / Endeavor

Ariel Emanuel is Chief Executive Officer of Endeavor (NYSE: EDR), a global sports and entertainment company comprised of industry-leading brands including WME, IMG and UFC.

After co-founding the original Endeavor talent agency in 1995, Emanuel orchestrated the largest talent agency merger in history in 2009 when Endeavor joined forces with William Morris to form WME. WME now represents leading talent across books, culinary, digital, film, music, television and theater.

In 2012, WME forged a strategic partnership with Silver Lake, a global leader in private investments in technology. In 2014, WME and Silver Lake acquired premier sports, fashion, events and media company IMG, and in 2016, the company acquired UFC®, the world’s premier professional mixed martial arts (MMA) organization. One year later, Emanuel announced the formation of a holding company for his global portfolio, Endeavor. Since then, Endeavor has been named one of Inc.’s Fastest Growing Companies in America and one of Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies. The company debuted on the New York Stock Exchange in 2021.

A graduate of Macalester College, Emanuel began his career at Creative Artists Agency (CAA) and went on to become a senior agent at InterTalent and International Creative Management (ICM). Emanuel is an associate member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences. Additionally, Emanuel has been named one of Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business, one of Fortune’s Businesspersons of the Year and one of Sport Business Journal’s 50 Most Influential People in Sports.


MARY DILLON

MODERATOR

Executive Chair / Ulta Beauty

Mary Dillon is a Chicago-based business executive with more than 35 years of experience leading consumer-driven businesses in a diverse range of industries, from consumer pack-aged goods to restaurants to telecom to beauty and retail. The common thread across all has been Mary’s passion for leveraging customer insights, leading through the lens of culture and removing barriers to inclusion to build brand engagement and drive results. 

Mary currently serves as Executive Chair of the Ulta Beauty Board of Directors, following her successful eight-year run as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. During her tenure as CEO, Mary and her team tripled Ulta Beauty’s market capitalization to more than $18 billion, doubled revenues and transformed the company to become a leading Fortune 500 retailer. She also evolved Ulta Beauty’s Board of Directors to become one of the most gender diverse of any large public company in the nation, and championed the establishment of the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation to support women and families.

A well-respected business, civic and philanthropic leader, Mary serves on the Board of Directors for Starbucks Corporation, KKR, Inc., and Save the Children. She is the Chairperson for the Retail Industry Leaders Association, Chair of The Economic Club of Chicago, and an executive committee member of The Business Council.

A proud Chicago native, Mary earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing and Asian studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Zanny Minton Beddoes

Zanny Minton Beddoes

April 7, 2022

Editor-in-Cheif / The Economist

Zanny Minton Beddoes addressed The Economic Club of Chicago on April 7, in front of a live virtual audience. The conversation, which was moderated by Host and Senior Editor of Marketplace Morning Report, David Brancaccio, discussed the Ukraine War, inflation and the world economy, supply chain issues and more.

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Minton Beddoes on the Ukraine-Russia War.

Zanny Minton Beddoes

SPEAKER

Editor-in-Chief / The Economist

Zanny Minton Beddoes is the Editor-in-Chief of The Economist. During more than 25 years at the newspaper she has written special reports on the world economy, Germany, Latin American finance, global finance and Central Asia. Zanny is a renowned global economics expert, sought-after for her authoritative perspectives on the world economy. She previously worked at the IMF, and as an adviser to the Minister of Finance in Poland.


David Brancaccio

MODERATOR

Host & Senior Editor / Marketplace Morning Report

David Brancaccio is the host and senior editor of Marketplace Morning Report. Airing five times each morning, his reporting focuses on the future of the economy, financial and labor markets, technology, the environment and social enterprises.

In the early 1990s, David was Marketplace’s European correspondent based in London, and he hosted Marketplace’s evening program from 1993 to 2003. From 2003 to 2005, he co-anchored the PBS television news magazine Now with journalist Bill Moyers before taking over as the program’s solo anchor in 2005. His feature-length documentary film, Fixing the Future, appeared in theaters nationwide in 2012. Among his awards for broadcast journalism are the Peabody, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia, the Cronkite and the Emmy.

He has appeared on CBS, CNBC, MSNBC and BBC World Service Television; his written work has appeared in The Wall Street Journal, the Baltimore Sun and The Guardian. David is author of the book Squandering Aimlessly, an exploration of how Americans apply their personal values to their money. He also hosts the Esquire Classic podcast with Esquire magazine.

David has a bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and a master’s degree in journalism from Stanford University. He lives in New Jersey with his wife, Mary Brancaccio, a poet and educator. He grew up in Waterville, Maine, and also attended schools in Madagascar, Ghana and Italy. He enjoys public speaking, bicycling and photography.

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Dr. Lisa Su

Dr. Lisa Su

March 22, 2022

Chair & CEO / Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

Dr. Lisa Su addressed The Economic Club of Chicago on March 22, in front of a live virtual audience.  The conversation, which was moderated by ECC Club Chair, Mary Dillon, explored the unprecedented growth of the semiconductor industry, bringing chip manufacturing to the U.S., the hybrid work model and more.

When you select your next assignment, think about running towards problems. 

Dr. Lisa Su on the best career advice she received. She reminded the audience that they can make the biggest impact when something isn’t working well.

DR. LISA SU

SPEAKER

Chief & CEO / Advanced Micro Devices (AMD)

Dr. Lisa T. Su is AMD president and chief executive officer, a position she has held since October 2014, and serves on the AMD Board of Directors.

Previously, from July 2014 to October 2014, she was chief operating officer responsible for integrating AMD’s business units, sales, global operations and infrastructure enablement teams into a single market-facing organization responsible for all aspects of product strategy and execution. Dr. Su joined AMD in January 2012 as senior vice president and general manager, global business units and was responsible for driving end-to-end business execution of AMD products and solutions.

Prior to joining AMD, Dr. Su served as senior vice president and general manager, Networking and Multimedia at Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. (a semiconductor manufacturing company), and was responsible for global strategy, marketing and engineering for the company’s embedded communications and applications processor business. Dr. Su joined Freescale in 2007 as chief technology officer, where she led the company’s technology roadmap and research and development efforts.

Dr. Su has bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). She has published more than 40 technical articles and was named a Fellow of the Institute of Electronics and Electrical Engineers in 2009.

In 2018, Dr. Su was elected to the National Academy of Engineering and received the Global Semiconductor Association’s Dr. Morris Chang Exemplary Leadership Award. In 2019, Dr. Su was named one of the World’s 50 Best CEOs by Barron’s, one of the “Most Powerful Women in Business” by Fortune Magazine and she was included in The Bloomberg 50 list of people who defined the year. In 2020, Fortune named Dr. Su #2 on its “Business Person of the Year” list.

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MARY DILLON

MODERATOR

Executive Chair / Ulta Beauty

Mary Dillon is a Chicago-based business executive with more than 35 years of experience leading consumer-driven businesses in a diverse range of industries, from consumer pack-aged goods to restaurants to telecom to beauty and retail. The common thread across all has been Mary’s passion for leveraging customer insights, leading through the lens of culture and removing barriers to inclusion to build brand engagement and drive results. 

Mary currently serves as Executive Chair of the Ulta Beauty Board of Directors, following her successful eight-year run as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. During her tenure as CEO, Mary and her team tripled Ulta Beauty’s market capitalization to more than $18 billion, doubled revenues and transformed the company to become a leading Fortune 500 retailer. She also evolved Ulta Beauty’s Board of Directors to become one of the most gender diverse of any large public company in the nation, and championed the establishment of the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation to support women and families.

A well-respected business, civic and philanthropic leader, Mary serves on the Board of Directors for Starbucks Corporation, KKR, Inc., and Save the Children. She is the Chairperson for the Retail Industry Leaders Association, Chair of The Economic Club of Chicago, and an executive committee member of The Business Council.

A proud Chicago native, Mary earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing and Asian studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Pedro Martinez

Pedro Martinez

March 9, 2022

CEO / Chicago Public Schools

Pedro Martinez addressed The Economic Club of Chicago on Wednesday, March 9, in front of a live audience. The conversation, which was moderated by WTTW’s Emmy-winning journalist, Brandis Friedman, discussed the future of Chicago Public Schools, the impact of the pandemic, how Chicago leaders can support CPS and more.

Our economic future as a city is intertwined with the future of our schools.

Pedro Martinez on the role Chicago leaders play. He encouraged the leaders of this city to invest in the city, in the schools. 

PEDRO MARTINEZ

SPEAKER

CEO / Chicago Public Schools

Pedro Martinez began his tenure as CEO of Chicago Public Schools on September 29, 2021.

Born in Aguascalientes, Mexico, Mr. Martinez came to Chicago with his family at the age of five in search of a better life. The oldest of 12 children, his CPS journey began as a student on Chicago’s west side, and he credits the education he received in our district’s schools with changing the trajectory of his life.

A proud graduate of Benito Juarez in the Pilsen community, CEO Martinez was the first in his family to graduate from high school and college, and he chose to dedicate his life to education, eventually returning to the school system of his youth as CPS’ Chief Financial Officer from 2003 – 2009.

Prior to joining CPS, CEO Martinez served as the Superintendent of the San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD). And, before that, he served as superintendent for the Washoe County School District in Reno, Nevada.

CEO Martinez earned his M.B.A. from DePaul University in Chicago and his Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Illinois. He is also a graduate of the Broad Superintendent Academy.


BRANDIS FRIEDMAN

MODERATOR

Correspondent / WTTW

Brandis Friedman is the Emmy-winning co-anchor and correspondent for Chicago Tonight, and the host of Chicago Tonight: Black Voices, both on Chicago’s PBS affiliate, WTTW. Her reporting on education and criminal justice has appeared on PBS’ NewsHour and NPR’s The Takeaway. Before joining Chicago Tonight, Brandis worked as a reporter and anchor for WBBM Newsradio 780, and as a producer/reporter for WJLA-TV/ABC-7 in Washington, DC. In addition to earning three regional Emmy Awards for her work in DC, she has earned multiple Peter Lisagor Awards, recognizing excellence in journalism, from the Chicago Headline Club, and multiple Emmy nominations.

Originally from Mississippi, Brandis’ work has taken her to numerous cities including Kansas City, Missouri, Little Rock, Arkansas and Wichita Falls, Texas. She has served on the board of the Chicago Headline Club, which is the local chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and is a member of the Education Writers Association and National Association of Black Journalists.

Brandis is a graduate of Dillard University in New Orleans, where she earned a degree in Mass Communications, and Columbia University in New York City, where she earned her Master’s Degree in Journalism. Brandis lives in Evanston with her husband and two sons.

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Roz Brewer

Roz Brewer

February 17, 2022

CEO / Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc.

Roz Brewer will address The Economic Club of Chicago on February 17, in front of a live virtual audience. Hear Brewer discuss the opportunities ahead, her focus on purpose and people, and how she hopes to bring the next generation of leaders along – and help them break boundaries, too. The conversation will be moderated by Club Chair Mary Dillon, executive chair at Ulta Beauty.

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Jørgen Vig Knudstorp

JØRGEN VIG KNUDSTORP

JANUARY 14, 2020

Executive Chair/ LEGO Brand Group

Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, Executive Chairman, LEGO Brand Group, addressed The Economic Club of Chicago on December 6, 2021. After brief remarks and challenging the audience to build a duck made out of LEGOs, Vig Knudstorp participated in a seated conversation moderated by Club Chair Mary Dillon, executive chair, Ulta Beauty.

You never grow too old to play. You grow old because you don’t play.

Jørgen Vig Knudstorp on the “power of play” and its importance in learning and cognitive function. 

JØRGEN VIG KNUDSTORP

SPEAKER

Executive Chairman/ LEGO Brand Group

Jørgen Vig Knudstorp is Member of the Board of LEGO A/S and Executive Chairman of LEGO Brand Group. Jørgen also holds positions as Member of the Board of Starbucks and Member of the Board of Merlin Entertainments Limited.

Jørgen joined the LEGO Group in 2001, and in 2004 he was appointed President and CEO.

He began his career at McKinsey & Company in 1998 and holds an M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Economics Management from Aarhus University in Denmark.


MARY DILLON

MODERATOR

Executive Chairman/ Ulta Beauty

Mary Dillon is a Chicago-based business executive with more than 35 years of experience leading consumer-driven businesses in a diverse range of industries, from consumer pack-aged goods to restaurants to telecom to beauty and retail. The common thread across all has been Mary’s passion for leveraging customer insights, leading through the lens of culture and removing barriers to inclusion to build brand engagement and drive results. 

Mary currently serves as Executive Chair of the Ulta Beauty Board of Directors, following her successful eight-year run as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. During her tenure as CEO, Mary and her team tripled Ulta Beauty’s market capitalization to more than $18 billion, doubled revenues and transformed the company to become a leading Fortune 500 retailer. She also evolved Ulta Beauty’s Board of Directors to become one of the most gender diverse of any large public company in the nation, and championed the establishment of the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation to support women and families.

A well-respected business, civic and philanthropic leader, Mary serves on the Board of Directors for Starbucks Corporation, KKR, Inc., and Save the Children. She is the Chairperson for the Retail Industry Leaders Association, Chair of The Economic Club of Chicago, and an executive committee member of The Business Council.

A proud Chicago native, Mary earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing and Asian studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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The Honorable Gina M. Raimondo

The Honorable Gina M. Raimondo

November 8, 2021

Secretary of Commerce / U.S. Department of Commerce

The Honorable Gina M. Raimondo addressed The Economic Club of Chicago on Nov. 8, 2021. Secretary Raimondo was introduced by former Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker, Founder & Chairman, PSP Partners, and the conversation was moderated by Club Chair Mary Dillon, Executive Chair, Ulta Beauty.

Now is the time for business and government to work hand-in-hand to build the American economy.

Secretary Raimondo calls on the business community to help post-pandemic economic recovery. 

The Honorable Gina M. Raimondo

SPEAKER

Secretary of Commerce / U.S. Department of Commerce

Gina M. Raimondo serves as the 40th U.S. Secretary of Commerce and was sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris on March 3, 2021. As Secretary of Commerce, she is focused on a simple but vital mission — to spur good-paying jobs, empower entrepreneurs to innovate and grow, and help American workers and businesses compete.

Secretary Raimondo was formerly the 75th Governor of Rhode Island and its first woman governor. She grew up in Smithfield in a tight-knit Italian-American family, the youngest of Joseph and Josephine Raimondo’s three children. Her family history and her childhood experiences shaped her core beliefs in hard work, opportunity for all, and the importance of financial security.

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Mary Dillon

MODERATOR

Executive Chair/ Ulta Beauty

Mary Dillon is a Chicago-based business executive with more than 35 years of experience leading consumer-driven businesses in a diverse range of industries, from consumer pack-aged goods to restaurants to telecom to beauty and retail. The common thread across all has been Mary’s passion for leveraging customer insights, leading through the lens of culture and removing barriers to inclusion to build brand engagement and drive results. 

Mary currently serves as Executive Chair of the Ulta Beauty Board of Directors, following her successful eight-year run as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. During her tenure as CEO, Mary and her team tripled Ulta Beauty’s market capitalization to more than $18 billion, doubled revenues and transformed the company to become a leading Fortune 500 retailer. She also evolved Ulta Beauty’s Board of Directors to become one of the most gender diverse of any large public company in the nation, and championed the establishment of the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation to support women and families.

A well-respected business, civic and philanthropic leader, Mary serves on the Board of Directors for Starbucks Corporation, KKR, Inc., and Save the Children. She is the Chairperson for the Retail Industry Leaders Association, Chair of The Economic Club of Chicago, and an executive committee member of The Business Council.

A proud Chicago native, Mary earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing and Asian studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Chip Bergh

Chip Bergh

October 27, 2020

President & CEO/ Levi Strauss & Co.

Chip Bergh participated in a fireside chat with Club chair Mary Dillon, executive chair, Ulta Beauty. Bergh discussed his path to Levi’s, reinvigorating the iconic 168-year-old brand, and more. Highlighting Levi’s “Profits Through Principles” model, Bergh also shared reasons why they continue to take a firm stand on gun and voting rights, climate change, family leave and human rights. 

Fast fashion is dead, slow fashion is in. We are the epitome of slow fashion.

Chip Bergh on consumers wanting a sustainable wardrobe that allows them to purchase fewer items that are longer-lasting.

CHIP BERGH

SPEAKER

President & CEO/ Levi Strauss & Co.

Chip Bergh is the president & chief executive officer of Levi Strauss & Co. (LS&Co.). He is also on the company’s board of directors.

Levi Strauss & Co. is one of the world’s largest brand-name apparel companies and a global leader in jeanswear. The company designs and markets jeans, casual wear and related accessories for men, women and children under the Levi’s®, Dockers®, Signature by Levi Strauss & Co.™ and Denizen® brands. Our products are sold in more than 110 countries worldwide through a combination of chain retailers, department stores, online sites and a global footprint of approximately 3,000 retail stores and shop-in-shops.

Prior to joining Levi Strauss & Co. in September 2011, Chip had a 28-year career at Procter & Gamble (P&G). Chip “grew up” in brand management and served in a number of leadership positions with increasing levels of complexity and scope. His last assignment before joining LS&Co. was group president for global male grooming. He was the first P&G employee assigned to the Gillette business following P&G’s $57 billion acquisition of Gillette in 2005. He led the integration and then ran the Gillette Blades & Razors business along with all of P&G’s male grooming brands (Gillette, Old Spice and The Art of Shaving). Prior to that, Chip led all of P&G’s business in India, Southeast Asia and Australasia.

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MARY DILLON

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Executive Chair/ Ulta Beauty

Mary Dillon is a Chicago-based business executive with more than 35 years of experience leading consumer-driven businesses in a diverse range of industries, from consumer pack-aged goods to restaurants to telecom to beauty and retail. The common thread across all has been Mary’s passion for leveraging customer insights, leading through the lens of culture and removing barriers to inclusion to build brand engagement and drive results. 

Mary currently serves as Executive Chair of the Ulta Beauty Board of Directors, following her successful eight-year run as the company’s Chief Executive Officer. During her tenure as CEO, Mary and her team tripled Ulta Beauty’s market capitalization to more than $18 billion, doubled revenues and transformed the company to become a leading Fortune 500 retailer. She also evolved Ulta Beauty’s Board of Directors to become one of the most gender diverse of any large public company in the nation, and championed the establishment of the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation to support women and families.

A well-respected business, civic and philanthropic leader, Mary serves on the Board of Directors for Starbucks Corporation, KKR, Inc., and Save the Children. She is the Chairperson for the Retail Industry Leaders Association, Chair of The Economic Club of Chicago, and an executive committee member of The Business Council.

A proud Chicago native, Mary earned her bachelor’s degree in marketing and Asian studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Kenneth C. Griffin

Kenneth C. Griffin

OCTOBER 4, 2021

Founder & CEO / Citadel

Kenneth C. Griffin addressed the Club on October 4, 2021, for an in-person luncheon. Griffin shared his perspective on topics including the future of finance, the current political landscape, the role of philanthropy, American competitiveness and the biggest challenges facing our global economy. The conversation was moderated by Bloomberg TV Correspondent Erik Schatzker. 

I wish we saw more people in Washington who when elected thought of America first.

Ken Griffin on why he is invested in U.S. politics.

KEN GRIFFIN

SPEAKER

Kenneth C. Griffin is Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Citadel. Founded in 1990, Citadel is recognized as one of the most successful and respected alternative investment firms in the world.

In 2002, Ken and his partners established Citadel Securities. Citadel Securities is one of the largest global markers, providing liquidity to institutional and retail investors in more than 35 countries around the world. Over the past two decades, Citadel Securities has transformed global financial markets, making them more open, transparent and resilient.

In addition to appearing on Forbes’ list of the world’s most powerful people, Ken was an inaugural inductee into Institutional Investor’s Hedge Fund Hall of Fame and has received lifetime achievement awards from both Institutional Investor and Risk magazine. Ken is committed to driving upward mobility through economic and educational opportunities. He is particularly focused on the challenges of urban education and has dramatically increased internet accessibility for students in the United States through groundbreaking initiatives to bridge the digital divide. In Chicago, Ken serves on the Board of Trustees for the University of Chicago and the Board of Directors of the Chicago Public Education Fund.

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ERIK SCHATZKER

MODERATOR

TV Correspondent / Bloomberg

Erik Schatzker is a New York based correspondent focused on high-profile events and interviews including for Bloomberg’s “Front Row.”

Over two decades Schatzker has covered everything from technology to commodities in postings and on assignments around the world. Today his main focus is on Wall Street, and he speaks regularly with the most powerful executives in banking and top money managers inclduing BlackRock’s Larry Fink, Morgan Stanley’s James Gorman, Carlyle Group’s David Rubenstein and Citigroup’s Michael Corbat. Schatzker also reports live from the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, and the Milken Global Conference in Los Angeles.

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Reid Hoffman

Reid Hoffman

August 11, 2021

Co-Founder/ LinkedIn    Partner/ Greylock

Reid Hoffman participated in a live virtual program on August 11, 2021. The conversation, which was moderated by CNBC’s TechCheck Co-Anchor Jon Fortt, was wide-ranging and explored the technology innovations that excite Hoffman, advice for both budding and established entrepreneurs, and the increased role corporate leaders have in molding civic dialogue.

Be the entrepreneur of your own career.

Reid Hoffman on giving career advice to people looking to navigate a post-pandemic workforce. 

REID HOFFMAN

SPEAKER

Co-founder/ LinkedIn    Partner/ Greylock

An accomplished entrepreneur, executive, and investor, Reid Hoffman has played an
integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses. In
2003 he co-founded LinkedIn, the world’s largest professional networking service. In
2009 he joined Greylock. He currently serves on the boards of Apollo, Aurora, Coda,
Convoy, Entrepreneur First, Microsoft, Nauto, Neeva, Xapo, and a few early stage
companies still in stealth. In addition, he serves on a number of not-for-profit boards,
including Kiva, Endeavor, CZI Biohub, New America, Berggruen Institute,
[email protected], the Stanford Institute for Human-Centered AI, and the
MacArthur Foundation’s Lever for Change. He is the host of Masters of Scale, an
original podcast series and the first American media program to commit to a 50-50
gender balance for featured guests. He is the co-author of three best-selling books: The
Start-Up of You, The Alliance, and Blitzscaling. He is an Aspen Institute Crown
Fellow, a Marshall Scholar at Oxford, and a graduate of Stanford University.

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JON FORTT

MODERATOR

C0-Anchor/ CNBC’s TechCheck

Jon Fortt is co-anchor of CNBC’s bi-coastal tech-focused program “TechCheck”. Previously, he co-anchored CNBC’s “Squawk Alley” and prior served as an on-air editor based at CNBC’s global headquarters in Englewood Cliffs, N.J. Fortt joined CNBC as technology correspondent in July 2010, working from CNBC’s Silicon Valley bureau where he covered the companies, start-ups and trends that are driving innovation in the industry.

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