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.
Maureen Higdon is a skilled solutions-focused Senior Executive and Corporate Board member with more than 30 years of success in Financial Services and non-profits. Leveraging extensive strategic leadership in corporate and non-profit organizations, Maureen is a valuable asset and a recognized leader unafraid to challenge the status quo.
David Johnson is a Senior Managing Director in the Private Equity Group at Blackstone. He joined the firm in 2013 and is based in New York. Before joining Blackstone, Mr. Johnson was Senior Vice President of Strategy at Dell Corporation, where he was responsible for corporate strategy, corporate development, and acquisition integration.
Scott Omelianuk is trained as a journalist, motivated by business and excited by technology. His passion is a disruptive, do-it-first approach that generates revenue by connecting consumers with content and services. He's built opportunity for marquee brands across verticals and platforms, including desktop and mobile web, television, print and digital magazines and books, social media and other brand extensions.
Claire Babineaux-Fontenot is an agile, high-impact leader with a record of building inclusive, high performing teams. She is an accomplished change agent with quantifiable evidence of business advantages and competitive differentiation.
Marie Wieck has been with IBM for over 30 years. Marie Wieck has held a variety of technical and executive roles in IBM's hardware, software, and services divisions. She is passionate about innovation from diverse teams and about building new businesses. Marie is currently the General Manager, IBM Blockchain where she is focused on driving open ecosystem growth around the Hyperledger Project, and delivering enterprise blockchain fabric and solutions that transform business processes and transactions.
Margaret Loebl is a financial expert, thought leader and collaborative strategic thinker who is uniquely positioned to help companies traverse the changing global landscape and new economic realities. With six years of public company CFO experience in complex, global environments, she has worked closely with Boards on acquisitions and liquidity, strategic financial decisions, the controls infrastructure and risk management. The companies, Agrofresh Solutions, Quaker Chemical and TechTeam, were confronting transformational events within the company or disruptions in economic markets such as the 2008 financial crisis and increasing shareholder activism.
Tatyana Mamut is a transformative leader with a passion for ideas and the drive to win. She has a proven 15+ year track record of envisioning, building and commercializing innovative and successful products. She's a dynamic leader who attracts A+ talent, builds strong cultures and drives organizations to stretch outcomes. Dr. Mamut is a visionary innovator who connects the dots between customer needs and business/technical capabilities.
Jane Hanson is an Emmy award-winning television journalist and media/presentation/video coach who has spent over 30 years helping people learn to communicate better. Not only does it enhance their presence, and ensure they resonate with every type of audience, but in today's fast-paced world, it is imperative to be on one's game 24/7. Ms. Hanson focuses on 3 core elements: what you say, how you say it, and how your body language keeps in all in sync.
Nicole Anasenes has broad financial experience ranging from mergers & acquisitions, treasury as well as general CFO roles. She has also held various business unit executive positions in offering development. She has expertise in both M&A and organically growing new markets including helping scale IBM's mid market services business in emerging countries in the early 2000s - at onset of explosive growth in the (then called) BRIC markets.