Warren Simmons is an accomplished Operations Executive with international and multi-industry experience in Sales, Sourcing, Lead Supply Chain and Operations. He is a results-oriented Six-Sigma green belt with more than 18 years of leadership experience and a demonstrated record of delivering superior results to customer satisfaction on a global basis. He is an analytical thinker accustomed to providing significant increases to net operating profit through the development of top tier performing teams.
Prasad Thrikutam is a high-impact leader with 25 years of experience in the technology sector. A business innovator and board member in four companies, he is very passionate about transforming businesses and positioning them for long-term growth and profitability.
Andrea Reynolds began serving as the Dyson Foundation’s president in 2015. She brings a wealth of philanthropic management experience to her role. The Dyson Foundation is a private, family directed, grant making foundation which awards grants throughout New York’s Dutchess Count and Mid-Hudson Valley, as well as outside the Hudson Valley. Since its founding in 1957, the Foundation has awarded over $300 million in grants to nonprofit organizations.
Mike Monahan is the Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer for Pitney Bowes, Inc. In this role, he has global responsibilities for sales operations, client operations, information technology, procurement, supply chain and real estate. In addition, he leads the financial operations of the company on a global basis, which includes treasury, audit, investor relations, tax functions, and, has oversight of the corporate development and corporate strategy functions.
Maria Azua is currently the Senior Vice President, Distributed Hosting Services for Fidelity Investments, the second largest mutual fund and financial services group in the world. She is responsible for end-to-end IT infrastructure services related to Cloud, Physical Infrastructure, Virtualized Servers, Storage, Network, Data Centers, Databases, Middleware, Web Services, IT operations and Level 3 support. Her team consists of around 300 associates in the US, 300 associates in India, and a small team in Ireland.
Dr. Pamela (Pam) Drew is a globally focused P&L executive with a distinguished and progressive career path that includes top-level executive positions with world-class aerospace and defense companies. She is a highly accomplished and respected business leader with a proven track record of successfully leading businesses of large scale and complexity, with as many as 8,000 employees and annual business volume of up to $3 billion in annual revenue.
Robert Gehorsam is an advisor to early stage companies in digital media, ed-tech, games, Internet of Things and related fields, and consults with clients such as the US Air Force’s eSchool, University of Texas and the MIT Media Lab on learning technology, Science of Learning applications and strategy. He is also a venture partner with NYC-based Valence Ventures and serves on the Advisory Board of the George Lucas Educational Foundation’s research division. For over 30 years, he has led organizations that are breaking new ground in games, educational technology, and digital media.
Lisa Haynes is an accomplished finance and accounting executive with over 30 years’ successful experience in both large and small companies. She is a strong leader with a proven ability to build high performing teams, lead through change and deliver results.
Don Lopes has over thirty years in the International and Technology field including General Manager level assignments in enterprise sales, business development, consulting, offering and market development, Profit & Loss (P&L) management, and operational management. Mr. Lopes has extensive experience working with CEO and C-level executives on transformation, re-engineering, information technology systems, and processes; enabling their businesses to improve operational results and grow revenue faster than the competition.
Jason Gartner is an exceptional leader that combines business, strategy, and technology. His core strengths are in combining strategic investment and innovation while building new businesses and modern large-scale development. He is an aggressive transformational leader that pushes boundaries of traditional thinking and building new processes and business lines that focus on providing technologies for customers through direct and indirect engagement.