Charles “Chic” Thompson is an internally renowned speaker and author on creativity. During the last 30 years, he has given more than 4,500 presentations and has teamed up with talent ranging from Tony Robbins and Steven Covey to Cirque du Soleil and Second City Improv. Currently, Chic is the Founder and Executive Director of WAGiLabs, a social innovation incubator where kids share ideas and work together to make the world a better place.
Ken Robinson is a seasoned executive with a great breadth of experience. He joined Exelon in August 2016 as senior vice president of audit and controls. Additionally, he is a member of the Exelon Executive Committee, which sets strategy and direction for the company.
Viviane Vicente Bencie is passionate about creating an environment of respect, logic and beauty, and instilling in others a behavior that makes business interactions more meaningful and pleasant. Her belief is that such behavior should occur naturally, without transpiring a feeling of "following rules" with no real purpose, and that acting in that way mitigates the pressure and stress of professional dealings.
Rob DeMartini is the President and CEO at New Balance Athletics, Inc. He joined the New Balance team in May 2007, bringing with him extensive knowledge and experience from a diverse background in consumer products and business. Drawn to New Balance for its commitment to brand authenticity and responsible leadership, DeMartini achieve his first order of business in 2007 by guiding the company’s leadership team in the development of a responsible growth strategic plan. The plan nurtured and cultivated the unique culture of New Balance while also driving aggressive global growth.
Tom Belthoff is an energetic, resilient and committed executive with unquestionable integrity and a strong work ethic. For 19 months, Tom excelled as the CFO of a group of privately held companies with over 300 employees. In addition to his overall CFO responsibilities for all accounting, technology, HR, cash management and banking for all the companies, Tom renegotiated numerous contracts, changed employee benefit plans, improved various operational workflows and restructured the liability insurance programs, all resulting in significant dollar savings and improved employee morale.
Pauline Brown is a long-time leader in the luxury goods sector. She has spent her entire career acquiring, growing and leading premium global brands. Currently, Pauline is on the Faculty at the Harvard Business School, where she has introduced a new interdisciplinary course called “The Business of Aesthetics.”
Andy Blandford is a global executive who creates and executes strategies for industrial companies that grow sales and increase operating profitability. Andy has led start-ups, turnarounds and rapid growth for businesses around the world. He is a builder and leader of global, functionally diverse teams inspiring them to execute and deliver outstanding results.
Ron Pitcock has been a technology entrepreneur for over 40 years. He is an innovative tech and operations leader known as a “catalyst” experienced in consulting, internet, satellite, cellular, cable, wireless, for-profit and nonprofits. He has a history of turning around marginal operations, streamlining domestic and global units, and significant increases in profitability and ROI. He is currently a Partner for CyberRisk Solutions, LLC, which serves private & public companies, government and education institutions.
Saul Reibstein has over 40 years of public accounting experience encompassing all facets of the profession, including public and private companies, tax and business counseling, international consulting, and firm management, administration and leadership. He has extensive expertise in SEC practice, family business and the gaming industry. His professional affiliations include the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA).
Marisa Santoro is an American career leadership trainer and confidence skills expert empowering professionals to move into higher levels of leadership roles across the corporate, healthcare, real estate, education, training, writing, music and coaching industries. She is a recognized keynote speaker serving Diversity and Cultural Inclusion Initiatives and Employee Resource Groups.