Redefining Higher Returns

2017 Wait List

Featured Speakers


  • lee_ainslie

    Lee S. Ainslie III

    Founder & Managing Partner,
    Maverick Capital

    Ron BaronCEO, CIO, Portfolio Manager, TrusteeBaron Funds

    Ron Baron

    CEO, CIO, Portfolio Manager, Trustee
    Baron Capital, Baron Funds

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    Katrine Bosley

    CEO,
    Editas Medicine

    bozza_anthony

    Anthony Bozza

    Founder & Managing Partner,
    Lakewood Capital Management

  • coles_tony

    Tony Coles, M.D.

    Chairman & CEO,
    Yumanity Therapeutics
    Chairman,
    CRISPR Therapeutics

    Aaron CowenManaging Member & Portfolio ManagerSuvretta Capital Management

    Aaron Cowen

    Managing Member
    & Portfolio Manager,
    Suvretta Capital Management

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    Raymond T. Dalio

    Chairman & Chief Investment Officer,
    Bridgewater Associates, L.P.

    Jamie DimonChairman of the Board & Chief Executive OfficerJPMorgan Chase & Co.

    Jamie Dimon

    Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer,
    JPMorgan Chase & Co.

  • Stanley F. DruckenmillerChairman & Chief Executive OfficerDuquesne Family Office LLC

    Stanley F. Druckenmiller

    Chairman & Chief Executive Officer,
    Duquesne Family Office LLC

    David EinhornCo-Founder & PresidentGreenlight Capital

    David Einhorn

    Co-Founder & President,
    Greenlight Capital

    Mary Callahan ErdoesCEO, Asset ManagementJ.P. Morgan

    Mary Callahan Erdoes

    CEO, Asset Management
    J.P. Morgan

    Scott FergusonSachem Head Capital Management

    Scott Ferguson

    Founder & Managing Partner,
    Sachem Head Capital Management

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    Miguel Fidalgo

    Founder and Portfolio Manager,
    Triarii Capital Management

    Jonathan D. GrayGlobal Head of Real EstateBlackstone

    Jonathan D. Gray

    Global Head of Real Estate,
    Blackstone

    Samantha GreenbergJP Morgan Chase & Co.

    Samantha Greenberg

    Founder & Managing Partner,
    Margate Capital

    John A. GriffinBlue Ridge Capital

    John A. Griffin

    Founder & President,
    Blue Ridge Capital

  • Dan HuttenlocherDean & Vice Provost, Cornell Tech CampusCornell University

    Dan Huttenlocher

    Dean and Vice Provost,
    Cornell Tech Campus, Cornell University

    Jeffrey R. ImmeltChairman & CEOGeneral Electric

    Jeffrey R. Immelt

    Chairman and CEO,
    GE

    Paul Tudor Jones II Founder, Co-Chairman & Chief Investment OfficerTudor Investment Corporation

    Paul Tudor Jones II

    Founder, Co-Chairman & Chief Investment Officer,
    Tudor Investment Corporation

    Jason KarpFounder & CIOTourbillon Capital Partners

    Jason Karp

    Founder & CIO,
    Tourbillon Capital Partners

  • Raymond W. KellyVice ChairmanK2 Intelligence

    Raymond W. Kelly

    Vice Chairman
    K2 Intelligence

    Larry KudlowSenior ContributorCNBC

    Larry Kudlow

    Senior Contributor
    CNBC

    Jonathan LeffPartnerDeerfield ManagementChairmanDeerfield Institute

    Jonathan Leff

    Partner,
    Deerfield Management
    Chairman,
    Deerfield Institute

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    Joel S. Marcus

    Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Founder,
    Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc./ Alexandria Venture Investments

  • Keith MeisterCorvex Capital Management

    Keith Meister

    Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer,
    Corvex Capital Management

    Peter Muller Founder & CEOPDT Partners

    Peter Muller

    Founder and CEO,
    PDT Partners, LLC

    General Raymond T. OdiernoRetiredUnited States Army

    General Raymond T. Odierno

    Retired
    United States Army

    Guy OsearyFounderMaverickCo-FounderSound Ventures

    Guy Oseary

    Founder,
    Maverick
    Co-Founder,
    Sound Ventures

  • Larry RobinsGlenview Capital Management

    Larry Robbins

    Founder, Portfolio Manager & CEO,
    Glenview Capital Management

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    Tony Robbins

    #1 NY Times Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur, & Philanthropist

    Stephanie RuhleAnchorMSNBCCo-Anchor Weekend TODAY on NBC

    Stephanie Ruhle

    Anchor,
    MSNBC
    Co-Anchor,
    Weekend TODAY on NBC

    Pablo SalameGlobal Co-Head of the Securities DivisionGoldman Sachs

    Pablo Salame

    Global Co-Head
    of the Securities Division,
    Goldman Sachs

  • Alan D. SchwartzExecutive ChairmanGuggenheim Partners, LLC

    Alan D. Schwartz

    Executive Chairman
    Guggenheim Partners, L.L.C.

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    David Siegel

    Co-Chairman,
    Two Sigma Investments

    Jeffrey C. Smith Managing Memberand the Chief Executive Officer& Chief Investment Officer Starboard Value LP

    Jeffrey C. Smith

    Managing Member and the Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer,
    Starboard Value LP

    Mark B. SpiegelManaging MemberStanphyl Capital Partners, LP

    Mark B. Spiegel

    Managing Member,
    Stanphyl Capital Partners, LP

  • Barry S. Sternlicht Chairman & CEOStarwood Capital Group

    Barry S. Sternlicht

    Chairman & CEO,
    Starwood Capital Group

    David TepperFounder & PresidentAppaloosa Management

    David Tepper

    Founder & President,
    Appaloosa Management

    Whitney Tilson Managing PartnerKase Capital Management

    Whitney Tilson

    Managing Partner,
    Kase Capital Management

    Boaz WeinsteinFounder & Chief Investment OfficerSaba Capital Management

    Boaz Weinstein

    Founder and Chief Investment Officer,
    Saba Capital Management

  • Harvey WeinsteinCo-ChairmanThe Weinstein Company

    Harvey Weinstein

    Co-Chairman,
    The Weinstein Company

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Lee S. Ainslie III
Founder & Managing Partner,
Maverick Capital
Lee S. Ainslie III is managing partner of Maverick Capital Management, LLC. Before founding Maverick in 1993, Lee was a managing director of Tiger Management Corporation. Lee serves on the boards of Robin Hood, the University of Virginia’s Jefferson Scholars Foundation and Episcopal High School in Alexandria, Virginia. Lee received a B.S. in systems engineering from the University of Virginia (Westmoreland Davis Scholar and Thomas Pinckney Bryan Jr. Scholar) and an M.B.A. from the University of North Carolina (Beta Gamma Sigma). Lee and his wife, Elizabeth, have two sons.
Ron BaronCEO, CIO, Portfolio Manager, TrusteeBaron Funds
Ron Baron
CEO, CIO, Portfolio Manager, Trustee
Baron Capital, Baron Funds
Ron founded Baron Capital in 1982 and has 46 years of research experience. From 1970 to 1982, Ron worked for several brokerage firms as an institutional securities analyst. From 1966 to 1969, Ron worked at the U.S. Patent Office as a patent examiner, while attending George Washington University Law School. From 1965 to 1966, Ron worked at Georgetown University as a teaching fellow in biochemistry. Ron graduated from Bucknell University with a B.A. in Chemistry in 1965.
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Katrine Bosley
CEO,
Editas Medicine

Katrine Bosley is chief executive officer of Editas Medicine.

Katrine was recently the entrepreneur-in-residence at the Broad Institute, a biomedical and genomic research center, and prior to that, she was the CEO of Avila Therapeutics (acquired by Celgene). She was vice president of business development at Adnexus Therapeutics and then vice president of strategic operations after Adnexus’ acquisition by Bristol-Myers Squibb. Earlier, Katrine held several positions at Biogen in business development, commercial operations and portfolio strategy and was part of the health care team at the venture firm Highland Capital Partners. She is a graduate of Cornell University.

In addition to her role at Editas, Katrine currently serves as chairman of the board of Genocea Biosciences (NASDAQ: GNCA) and is a board member of Galapagos NV (EURONEXT and NASDAQ: GLPG), Scholar Rock, LLC, and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO). She is a review committee member for the Translation Fund of the Wellcome Trust.
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Anthony Bozza
Founder & Managing Partner,
Lakewood Capital Management

Anthony T. Bozza is the founder and managing partner of Lakewood Capital Management, a value-oriented investment partnership dedicated to providing attractive long-term returns with a strict emphasis on capital preservation. Anthony founded Lakewood in 2007, and the firm currently manages over $3.5 billion in assets.

Prior to founding Lakewood, Anthony was an analyst at SAB Capital Management, a value-oriented hedge fund. Prior to that, he was an executive in the New York City office of Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. (KKR), a leading private equity firm. He joined KKR after starting his career as an analyst at Gleacher & Co., a merger and acquisition advisory and private investment boutique.

Anthony graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a B.S. in economics with a concentration in finance and accounting.
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Tony Coles, M.D.
Chairman & CEO,
Yumanity Therapeutics
Chairman,
CRISPR Therapeutics

Dr. Tony Coles is a founding investor and the chairman and chief executive officer of Yumanity Therapeutics, a Cambridge, Massachusetts–based biotechnology company focused on transforming drug discovery for neurodegenerative diseases caused by protein misfolding, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Tony also serves as chairman and chief executive officer of TRATE Enterprises, LLC, a privately held company.

Previously, Tony was chairman and chief executive officer of Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which was acquired by Amgen in late 2013. Under his leadership, Onyx introduced two new innovative cancer medicines to patients and established the company’s international presence. Prior to joining Onyx in 2008, he was president, chief executive officer and board member of NPS Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Before joining NPS Pharmaceuticals in 2005, Tony was senior vice president of commercial operations at Vertex Pharmaceuticals Inc. and, earlier, held a number of executive positions at Bristol-Myers Squibb Company. Additionally, from 1992 until 1996, Tony held a number of positions of increasing responsibility at Merck & Co., Inc.

Educated at Johns Hopkins University, Tony earned an M.D. from Duke University and a master’s degree in public health from Harvard University. He completed his cardiology and internal medicine training at Massachusetts General Hospital and was a research fellow at Harvard Medical School.

Tony currently serves as chairman of the board of CRISPR Therapeutics, a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing transformative gene-based medicines for patients with serious diseases. He also serves as a board member for McKesson Corporation (NYSE: MCK), is vice chair of the board of trustees for Johns Hopkins University and is a board member for Johns Hopkins Medicine. In March 2015, Tony was named to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) working group tasked with charting the course for President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI), now part of the PMI Cohort Program Advisory Panel. Tony also serves as a member of the council for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, D.C.; a board member for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City; and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank and publisher.
Aaron CowenManaging Member & Portfolio ManagerSuvretta Capital Management
Aaron Cowen
Managing Member
& Portfolio Manager,
Suvretta Capital Management

Aaron Cowen is the Founder and Portfolio Manager of Suvretta Capital Management, a $2.6 billion hedge fund in its fifth year of operation. Suvretta is focused on generating positive absolute returns in a variety of market environments primarily investing in equity securities, both long and short, with an emphasis on an “industry before company” investment philosophy. Mr. Cowen has over 19 years of experience as a Portfolio Manager and Research Analyst. Prior to forming Suvretta, he served as a Portfolio Manager at Soros Fund Management where he independently managed the largest long/short equity portfolio with AUM of $800 million and more than $1 billion in gross exposure. While at Soros Fund Management, Mr. Cowen also advised CIO Keith Anderson on managing a larger center book of equities and led a team of research analysts.

From 2008 to 2010, Mr. Cowen served as the Chief Investment Officer at SAC Capital Management where he co-managed the multi-billion dollar central investment portfolio with founder, Steven Cohen. From 2002 to 2008, he was a Partner and Managing Director at Karsch Capital Management where he played an integral role in growing AUM from $230 million to $3.3 billion and managed a significant portion of the capital. From 1994 to 2001, Mr. Cowen worked as a Research Analyst at Fidelity Investments, The Baupost Group, and Lehman Brothers.

Mr. Cowen graduated Summa Cum Laude with a BS degree in Finance and a BSE degree in Bioengineering from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. He also earned an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management in 2002.
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Raymond T. Dalio
Chairman & Chief Investment Officer,
Bridgewater Associates, L.P.

Ray Dalio is the founder, chairman and chief investment officer of Bridgewater Associates, a global macro investment firm and the world’s largest hedge fund. A global macro investor for more than 45 years, he started Bridgewater in 1975.

Under Ray’s guidance, Bridgewater Associates introduced several new approaches to investing, such as risk parity, the separation of alpha, and beta currency overlay. Bridgewater has made more money for its clients that any other hedge fund and has received numerous awards, including over twenty manager of the year awards from every major financial publication, and he, personally, has received three lifetime achievement awards. Ray also provides global macroeconomic advice to policy makers around the world. In 2012 this prompted TIME magazine to name Ray to its list of the 100 Most Influential People.

Ray graduated with a B.S. in finance from C.W. Post College in 1971 and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1973. He is interested in and supports oceanographic research, social enterprise and neuroscience.
Jamie DimonChairman of the Board & Chief Executive OfficerJPMorgan Chase & Co.
Jamie Dimon
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer,
JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jamie Dimon became chairman of the board of JPMorgan Chase on December 31, 2006, and has been chief executive officer and president since December 31, 2005. He had been president and chief operating officer since JPMorgan Chase’s merger with Bank One Corporation in July 2004. At Bank One he had been chairman and chief executive officer since March 2000. Prior to joining Bank One, Jamie had extensive experience at Citigroup Inc., the Travelers Group, Commercial Credit Company and American Express Company.

Jamie graduated from Tufts University in 1978 and received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1982. He serves on the boards of Harvard Business School, the Clearing House, Catalyst and the New York University School of Medicine. Additionally, Jamie serves on the executive committee of the Business Council, Business Roundtable and the Partnership for New York City, and is a member of the Finance Services Forum, the Financial Services Roundtable and the Council on Foreign Relations.
Stanley F. DruckenmillerChairman & Chief Executive OfficerDuquesne Family Office LLC
Stanley F. Druckenmiller
Chairman & Chief Executive Officer,
Duquesne Family Office LLC

Stanley Druckenmiller is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Duquesne Family Office LLC.

Mr. Druckenmiller founded Duquesne Capital Management in 1981, which he ran until he closed the firm at the end of 2010. From 1988 to 2000, he was a Managing Director at Soros Fund Management, where he served as Lead Portfolio Manager of the Quantum Fund and Chief Investment Officer of Soros (1989-2000), and had overall responsibility for funds with a peak asset value of $22 billion. Early on in his career, Stan worked at Pittsburgh National Bank and The Dreyfus Corporation.

Mr. Druckenmiller is Chairman of the Board of the Harlem Children's Zone; a Board member for Memorial Sloan Kettering and the Environmental Defense Fund; a member of the Investment Committee of Bowdoin College and is Co-founder and Board member of Kasparov Chess Foundation.

He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bowdoin College with degrees in Economics and English, and thereafter earned graduate degree credits in Economics from the University of Michigan.
 
David EinhornCo-Founder & PresidentGreenlight Capital
David Einhorn
Co-Founder & President,
Greenlight Capital

David Einhorn is president of Greenlight Capital, Inc., which he co-founded in January 1996. Greenlight Capital is a value-oriented investment advisor whose goal is to achieve high absolute rates of return while minimizing the risk of capital loss.

Greenlight’s investment philosophy is to combine the analytical discipline of determining fair value with a practical understanding of markets. The firm’s leaders believe that an investment approach that emphasizes intrinsic value will achieve consistent absolute investment returns and safeguard capital regardless of market conditions.

Prior to founding Greenlight, David worked at Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette (DLJ) as an analyst in the investment banking group. After DLJ, David joined Siegler, Collery & Co., a buyout and investment management firm, as an investment analyst.

David is chairman of the board of Greenlight Capital Re, Ltd. (NASDAQ:GLRE), and chairman of the board of Green Brick Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:GRBK). He is the author of Fooling Some of the People All of the Time: A Long Short Story, published in May 2008.

David graduated summa cum laude with distinction in all subjects from Cornell University, where he earned a B.A. from the College of Arts and Sciences.
Mary Callahan ErdoesCEO, Asset ManagementJ.P. Morgan
Mary Callahan Erdoes
CEO, Asset Management
J.P. Morgan

Mary Callahan Erdoes is Chief Executive Officer of J.P. Morgan's Asset Management division, a global leader in investment management and private banking with more than $2.4 trillion in client assets. She is also a member of JPMorgan Chase & Co.'s Operating Committee.

Erdoes joined J.P. Morgan in 1996 from Meredith, Martin & Kaye, a fixed income specialty advisory firm. Previously, she worked at Bankers Trust in corporate finance, merchant banking and high yield debt underwriting.

Erdoes is a board member of Robin Hood, the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, and the U.S.-China Business Council. She also serves on the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Investor Advisory Committee on Financial Markets.

Erdoes is a graduate of Georgetown University (B.S., Mathematics) and Harvard Business School (M.B.A.). She lives in New York City with her husband and three daughters.
Scott FergusonSachem Head Capital Management
Scott Ferguson
Founder & Managing Partner,
Sachem Head Capital Management
Scott Ferguson is the managing partner and portfolio manager of Sachem Head Capital Management, a value-oriented investment management firm based in New York City. Prior to starting Sachem Head, he spent nine years at Pershing Square Capital Management, having joined Bill Ackman as the firm’s first investment professional and partner. Prior to Pershing Square, Scott earned an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 2003 and was a vice president at American Industrial Partners and a business analyst at McKinsey & Company from 1996 to 1999. Scott graduated from Stanford University with an A.B. in pPublic pPolicy in 1996. Scott He serves on the Robin Hood Leadership Council and the boards of the Henry Street Settlement and Episcopal Charities of the Archdiocese of New York.
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Miguel Fidalgo
Founder and Portfolio Manager,
Triarii Capital Management

Miguel Fidalgo is the founder and portfolio manager of Triarii Capital Management. Triarii Capital employs an opportunistic, value-oriented special situations strategy across the capital structure.

Prior to founding Triarii Capital in 2015, Miguel was a managing director at the Baupost Group, LLC, where he worked for seven years. While at Baupost, Miguel spearheaded the firm’s investments in the Icelandic banks, SwissAir, Greece and Argentina, among others.

From 2004 to 2008, Miguel was an investment professional at Farallon Capital Management, LLC, and its affiliate, Noonday Asset Management, LP. Prior to Farallon/Noonday, he worked at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup as an investment banking analyst in the financial institutions group from 2002 to 2004.

Miguel received a B.A. in economics and computer Science from Macalester College.
Jonathan D. GrayGlobal Head of Real EstateBlackstone
Jonathan D. Gray
Global Head of Real Estate,
Blackstone

Jonathan D. Gray Global Head of Real Estate Jonathan D. Gray is Global Head of Real Estate and a member of the board of directors of Blackstone. He also sits on the firm’s Management Committee.

Since joining Blackstone in 1992, Mr. Gray has helped build the largest real estate platform in the world with $102 billion in investor capital under management. Blackstone’s portfolio includes hotel, office, retail, industrial and residential properties in the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Mr. Gray currently serves as Chairman of the Board of Hilton Worldwide and The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, and is a board member of Brixmor Properties. He also serves on the board of Harlem Village Academies and Trinity School. Mr. Gray and his wife, Mindy, established the Basser Center for BRCA at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine focused on the prevention and treatment of certain genetically caused cancers.

Mr. Gray received a BS in Economics from the Wharton School, as well as a BA in English from the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Pennsylvania, where he graduated magna cum laude and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
Samantha GreenbergJP Morgan Chase & Co.
Samantha Greenberg
Founder & Managing Partner,
Margate Capital

Samantha Greenberg founded Margate Capital in 2016 and serves as managing partner and chief investment officer. Samantha’s investing expertise focuses on companies in the media, technology, telecom, consumer discretionary and consumer staples industries. Prior to Margate, Samantha was a partner and media/consumer sector head at Paulson & Co. Inc., one of the world’s largest hedge funds, where she generated and managed event-driven equity investments across consumer and media sectors, in addition to managing a team of analysts in her sectors. Prior to Paulson & Co. Inc., Samantha was a vice president in the special situations group of Goldman Sachs, one of Goldman Sachs’ largest proprietary investing businesses. Samantha joined Goldman Sachs’ special situations group from Chilton Investment Company, where she was a long/short equity analyst focusing on TMT and consumer sectors.

Samantha began her career as an investment banking analyst at Goldman Sachs’ mergers & acquisitions investment banking group, and she also worked as a private equity associate at Francisco Partners. Samantha has been named to the Hedge Fund Journal/Ernst & Young’s 50 Leading Women in Hedge Funds and also was named 2016 Hedge Fund Rising Star by Institutional Investor. She currently serves as co-vice chair of the UJA-Federation of New York’s investment management division executive committee.

Samantha received her M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and graduated summa cum laude from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania with a B.S. in economics and dual concentration in finance and strategic management.
John A. GriffinBlue Ridge Capital
John A. Griffin
Founder & President,
Blue Ridge Capital
John A. Griffin is the founder and president of Blue Ridge Capital, started in 1996. Prior to Blue Ridge, he served in various positions, culminating as president, at Tiger Management. Previously, he was a financial analyst in Morgan Stanley’s merchant banking group. John is the founder of iMentor.org, a nonprofit online mentoring organization, started in 1999. He also founded the Blue Ridge Foundation, an incubator of start-up nonprofits. He serves on the boards of the Tiger Foundation, Robin Hood and the Robertson Foundation. Additionally, he serves on the board of visitors at the University of Virginia and is chairman of the board of trustees at the McIntire School of Commerce Foundation. He has a B.S. in finance from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. John is also a visiting professor at the University of Virginia, where he teaches an investment seminar during the fall semester.
Dan HuttenlocherDean & Vice Provost, Cornell Tech CampusCornell University
Dan Huttenlocher
Dean and Vice Provost,
Cornell Tech Campus, Cornell University

Dr. Daniel P. Huttenlocher is the founding dean of Cornell Tech, Cornell University's new campus in New York City focused on developing pioneering leaders and technologies for the digital age. He led Cornell's winning bid in the international Applied Sciences Competition in 2011 that resulted in the creation of the new campus.

Dr. Huttenlocher is a renowned computer science researcher and educator, and a prolific inventor with two dozen US patents. He has held leadership positions in academia, corporations, startups, and the philanthropic sector. In addition to positions as a professor and dean at Cornell he has served as chief technology officer at Intelligent Markets, Inc., and as a principal scientist and member of the senior leadership team at Xerox Palo Alto Research Center. He currently serves as a Director of Amazon, Inc., Corning, Inc. and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.

Dr. Huttenlocher holds a Ph. D in computer science and a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering both from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Computer Science and Psychology from the University of Michigan.
Jeffrey R. ImmeltChairman & CEOGeneral Electric
Jeffrey R. Immelt
Chairman and CEO,
GE

Jeffrey R. Immelt is the ninth chairman of GE, a post he has held since September 7, 2001.

Mr. Immelt has held several global leadership positions since coming to GE in 1982, including roles in GE's Plastics, Appliances, and Healthcare businesses. In 1989 he became an officer of GE and joined the GE Capital Board in 1997. A couple years later, in 2000, Mr. Immelt was appointed president and chief executive officer.

Mr. Immelt has been named one of the "World's Best CEOs" three times by Barron's, and since he began serving as chief executive officer, GE has been named "America's Most Admired Company" in a poll conducted by Fortune magazine and one of "The World's Most Respected Companies" in polls by Barron's and the Financial Times.

Mr. Immelt was the chair of President Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He is a member of The American Academy of Arts & Sciences.

Mr. Immelt earned a B.A. degree in applied mathematics from Dartmouth College in 1978 and an M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1982. He and his wife have one daughter.
Paul Tudor Jones II Founder, Co-Chairman & Chief Investment OfficerTudor Investment Corporation
Paul Tudor Jones II
Founder, Co-Chairman & Chief Investment Officer,
Tudor Investment Corporation

Paul Tudor Jones II is founder, co-chairman, chief investment officer and the controlling principal of Tudor Investment Corporation. Paul formed Tudor in 1980 and serves as its principal risk taker. He is a global macro discretionary trader, the primary risk taker for the firm’s flagship fund, Tudor BVI Global Fund, and the sole risk taker for Tudor Futures Fund.

Paul served as chairman of the New York Cotton Exchange (August 1992–June 1995) and was instrumental in the creation of its Financial Instrument Exchange (FINEX). His philanthropic service includes founding and serving as chairman of Robin Hood, the Bedford Stuyvesant “I Have A Dream” New York program and the Excellence Charter School. Paul serves as director of StudentsFirstNY and is also on the advisory board of the University of Virginia’s Contemplative Sciences Center. He is director of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, chairman of the Everglades Foundation Inc., trustee of NYU Langone Medical Center and board member of the Apollo Theater Foundation.

Paul graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in economics.
Jason KarpFounder & CIOTourbillon Capital Partners
Jason Karp
Founder & CIO,
Tourbillon Capital Partners
Jason Karp is the founder and CIO of Tourbillon Capital Partners, which manages $3.8 billion in a global, low net exposure long/short equity fund and a long alpha fund. Mr. Karp has 18 years of investment experience and was previously co-CIO of Carlson Capital, Portfolio Manager at SAC Capital, and a Partner and Portfolio Manager at George Weiss Associates. Mr. Karp graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Economics and concentration in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was Academic All-American and Academic All-Ivy as a Varsity Squash player. He is Chairman of the investment committee overseeing Loomis Chaffee’s endowment, and he has endowed scholarships in his parents’ names for low-income students at both Loomis Chaffee and University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School.
Raymond W. KellyVice ChairmanK2 Intelligence
Raymond W. Kelly
Vice Chairman
K2 Intelligence

With fifty years in public service, including fourteen years as police commissioner of the City of New York, Raymond W. Kelly is one of the world's most well-known and highly esteemed leaders in law enforcement. Kelly was appointed police commissioner in January 2002 by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, making Kelly the longest serving police commissioner in the city's history, as well as the first to hold the post for a second, separate tenure. He also served as police commissioner under Mayor David N. Dinkins from 1992 to 1994.

In 2002, Commissioner Kelly created the first counterterrorism bureau of any municipal police department in the country. He also established a new global intelligence program and stationed New York City detectives in eleven foreign cities. In addition to dedicating extensive resources to preventing another terrorist attack, the NYPD has driven violent crime down by 40 percent from 2001 levels.

Commissioner Kelly also established a Real Time Crime Center, a state-of-the-art facility that uses data mining to search millions of computer records and put investigative leads into the hands of detectives in the field. Commissioner Kelly was formerly senior managing director of global corporate security at Bear, Stearns & Co. Inc. Before that, he served as commissioner of the U.S. Customs Service, where he managed the agency's 20,000 employees and $20 billion in annual revenue. For his accomplishments at Customs, Commissioner Kelly was awarded the Alexander Hamilton Medal for Exceptional Service. From 1996 to 1998, Commissioner Kelly was undersecretary for enforcement at the U.S. Treasury Department (the third highest post in the department at the time). There, he supervised the department's enforcement bureaus including the U.S. Customs Service, the U.S. Secret Service, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, and the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center.

In addition, Mr. Kelly served on the executive committee and was elected vice president for the Americas of Interpol, the international police organization, from 1996 to 2000. In 1994, he was appointed by President Bill Clinton to serve as director of the international police monitors in Haiti, a U.S.-led force responsible for establishing an interim police force there. For this service, Commissioner Kelly was awarded the Exceptionally Meritorious Service Commendation by the President of the United States.

A forty-three-year veteran of the NYPD, Commissioner Kelly served in twenty-five different commands before being named police commissioner. He was appointed to the New York City Police Department in 1963. Shortly thereafter he accepted a commission to the United States Marine Corps Officer Program. He served on active military duty for three years including a combat tour in Vietnam. He returned to the police department in 1966 and entered the New York City Police Academy, graduating with the highest combined average for academics, physical achievement, and marksmanship. He was also a member of the inaugural class of the New York City Police Cadet Corps for three years while a student at Manhattan College. During his tenure in the NYPD, Kelly received fourteen citations of merit for outstanding police work. Commissioner Kelly retired as a colonel from the Marine Corps Reserves after 30 years of service.

Commissioner Kelly holds a BBA from Manhattan College, a JD from St. John's University School of Law, an LLM from New York University Graduate School of Law, and an MPA from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He has been awarded honorary degrees from the Catholic University of America, Manhattan College, St. John's University, the State University of New York, the College of St. Rose, Iona College, Marist College, New York University, Pace University, Quinnipiac University, and St. Thomas Aquinas College.

Kelly is a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, and a member of the Board of Directors of the Boys Club of New York and Hain Celestial Group, Inc., and an ABC News contributor.

In September 2006, Commissioner Kelly was awarded France's highest decoration, the Légion d'honneur, by then French Minister of the Interior Nicholas Sarkozy.
Larry KudlowSenior ContributorCNBC
Larry Kudlow
Senior Contributor
CNBC

Lawrence Kudlow is CNBC’s Senior Contributor. He was previously host of CNBC’s primetime “The Kudlow Report”.

He is also the host of “The Larry Kudlow Show”, which broadcasts each Saturday from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. on WABC Radio and is syndicated nationally by Cumulus Media.

Mr. Kudlow is a nationally syndicated columnist. He is a contributing editor of National Review magazine, as well as a columnist and economics editor for National Review Online. He is the author of "American Abundance: The New Economic and Moral Prosperity," published by Forbes in January 1998. “JFK and the Reagan Revolution”was released September 6, 2016.

During President Reagan’s first term, Mr. Kudlow was the associate director for economics and planning, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President, where he was engaged in the development of the administration’s economic and budget policy.

He is the recipient of numerous awards, including Extraordinary Commitment Award from St. Patrick’s Church of Redding, CT; Bishop’s Humanitarian Award from the Catholic Charities of Brooklyn and Queens; Humanitarian Award from Pregnancy Care Center of New Rochelle, NY; Distinguished Communicator Award from the Brooklyn Diocese; Ambassadors for Mission Award from the Pontifical Mission Societies of the United States.

In addition, Mr. Kudlow received the Spirit Award from Hazelden Foundation of Center City, MN; Exemplary Achievement Award from Covenant House of New York; Ethical Angel Award from the Guardian Angels of New York; the Reagan Great Communicator Award from the New York Young Republicans Club; Discovery Award from Sacred Heart University; Visionary Award from Council for Economic Education; Community Recognition Award from Positive Directions; Reflection Award from Good Counsel; President’s Award from Silver Hill Hospital; Dwight-Englewood School Outstanding Alumni Award.

Mr. Kudlow received an honorary degree (Doctor of Laws) from Monmouth University in West Long Branch, NJ in 2009 and an honorary Degree (Doctor of Laws) from the University of Rochester in 2013. He was a 2014 Media Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution.

He is presently on the Board of Directors of Hazelden New York, Catholic Cluster School of the Diocese of Bridgeport, CT, president of St. Patrick’s Church Parish Council, and a former Fordham University Board of Trustees member.

Mr. Kudlow is CEO of Kudlow & Co., LLC, an economic research firm (www.kudlow.com).

He was formerly chief economist and senior managing director of Bear Stearns & Company. Mr. Kudlow started his professional career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York where he worked in open market operations and bank supervision.

Mr. Kudlow was educated at the University of Rochester and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.
Jonathan LeffPartnerDeerfield ManagementChairmanDeerfield Institute
Jonathan Leff
Partner,
Deerfield Management
Chairman,
Deerfield Institute
Jonathan Leff is a partner on the private transactions team and chairman of the Deerfield Institute, which he joined in 2013. He focuses on venture capital and structured investments in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Prior to joining Deerfield, for more than 16 years, Jonathan was with Warburg Pincus, where he led the firm’s investment efforts in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. He has also been active in public policy discussions related to health care and medical innovation. Jonathan serves as a member of the executive committee of the board of the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), and previously led NVCA’s life-sciences industry efforts as chair of NVCA’s Medical Innovation and Competitiveness Coalition (NVCA-MedIC). He also serves on the Emerging Companies Section Board of the Biotechnology Industry Organization. John is a member of several nonprofit boards, including the Spinal Muscular Atrophy Foundation, Friends of Cancer Research, and the Columbia University Medical Center Board of Advisors. He received his A.B. from Harvard University and earned his M.B.A. from the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
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Joel S. Marcus
Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Founder,
Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc./ Alexandria Venture Investments

Joel S. Marcus is the chairman, chief executive officer, and founder of Alexandria Real Estate Equities, Inc. (NYSE:ARE), an urban office REIT uniquely focused on urban, world-class collaborative science and technology campuses in AAA innovation cluster locations. Joel co-founded Alexandria in 1994 as a garage startup with a business plan and $19 million in seed capital and has led its growth into a publicly traded, investment-grade REIT. Alexandria has a total market capitalization of approximately $12 billion and dominant market presence in key locations, including Greater Boston, San Francisco, New York City, San Diego, Seattle, Maryland, and Research Triangle Park. In 1996, Joel also founded Alexandria Venture Investments, the company’s strategic venture capital arm, which he currently leads with a focus on novel, breakthrough discoveries in biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics, research tools, agtech, digital health and technology. In 2011, Joel co-founded the renowned Alexandria Summit, an invitation-only gathering of the world’s foremost visionaries from the biopharmaceutical, medical, academic, financial, philanthropic, advocacy and government communities to address the most critical global health care challenges.

Prior to co-founding Alexandria, Joel had an extensive legal career specializing in corporate finance and capital markets, venture capital and mergers and acquisitions, with a unique expertise in the biopharmaceutical industry. He was one of the principal architects of the Kirin-Amgen EPO joint venture in 1984. He was also a practicing certified public accountant and tax manager with Arthur Young & Co., where he focused on the financing and taxation of REITs.

Joel serves on the boards of Accelerator Corporation, of which he was one of the original architects and co-founders; Atara Biotherapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATRA); Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO); Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH); Friends of Cancer Research; Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITCI); MedBlue Incubator, Inc.; MeiraGTx Limited; Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF); NYU Schack Institute of Real Estate; Partnership for New York City; and Yumanity Therapeutics. He is also on the 2016 NAREIT Advisory Board of Governors. Joel is a recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award (Los Angeles – Real Estate). He was awarded his undergraduate and Juris Doctor degrees at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Keith MeisterCorvex Capital Management
Keith Meister
Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer,
Corvex Capital Management

Keith Meister is Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Corvex Management LP, which currently manages approximately $6 billion in assets. Prior to founding Corvex in 2010, he served from June 2002 to August 2010 in a range of leadership roles within the organization headed by Carl Icahn.

Mr. Meister currently serves on the board of directors for Yum! Brands, Inc. and has previously served on numerous other boards including: The Williams Companies, The ADT Corporation, Ralcorp Holdings and Motorola, Inc./Motorola Mobility, Inc. among others. He is also a member of the board for The Harlem Children’s Zone. Mr. Meister is a graduate of Harvard College.
Peter Muller Founder & CEOPDT Partners
Peter Muller
Founder and CEO,
PDT Partners, LLC

Peter Muller is the founder and CEO of PDT Partners, a quantitative investment firm. He received his B.A. in mathematics with honors from Princeton University. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley in 1992 and founding PDT (Process Driven Trading), Peter was at BARRA for seven years. As a result of the Volcker Rule, PDT Partners spun out of Morgan Stanley at the beginning of 2013.

Peter’s published research includes work on financial optimization, mortgage prepayments and equity valuation models. He is a member of the editorial board for the “Journal of Investment Management” and previously served in the same capacity for the “Financial Analysts Journal” and the “Journal of Portfolio Management.”

Peter is the co-founder and chairman of the investment committee of Chalkstream Capital Group, an investment firm. He serves on the board of trustees for Berklee College of Music and Math for America and is part of the Robin Hood Leadership Council.

Music has always been a large part of Peter’s life. He has released three albums as a pianist/singer-songwriter and performs regularly in New York City with his trio. He also creates the occasional crossword puzzle for the “New York Times” and runs a monthly music-based crossword contest at pmxwords.com.

Peter lives with his wife and two children in Santa Barbara. His philanthropic interests include education, music and the environment.
General Raymond T. OdiernoRetiredUnited States Army
General Raymond T. Odierno
Retired
United States Army

General Raymond T. Odierno culminated his nearly 40-year military career as the 38th Chief of Staff of the United States Army from 7 September 2011 to 14 August 2015. A native of Rockaway, New Jersey, General Odierno attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, graduating in 1976 with a commission in Field Artillery. He commanded units at every echelon, from platoon to theater, with duty around the world. General Odierno served in Europe as a battalion executive officer and division artillery executive officer including deployment for Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM. He later commanded 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery, 7th Infantry Division, and the Division Artillery, 1st Cavalry Division. In 1998, he was the Deputy Commanding General for Task Force Hawk in Albania during the War in Kosovo. General Odierno commanded the 4th Infantry Division during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM from April 2003 to March 2004. In December 2003, the 4th Infantry Division was responsible for the capture of Iraq’s deposed dictator, Saddam Hussein. From December 2006 to February 2008, he served as the Commanding General, Multi-National Corps – Iraq (III Corps), the operational commander of the surge of forces. Later, he served as the Commanding General, Multi- National Force - Iraq and subsequently United States Forces - Iraq, from September 2008 until September 2010. From October 2010 until August 2011, he was the Commander of United States Joint Forces Command. Other significant assignments include: Arms Control Officer, Office of the Secretary of Defense and Assistant to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff where he was the primary military advisor to Secretaries of State Colin Powell and Condoleezza Rice.

Currently, General Odierno is the President of Odierno Associates, LLC. He is the Senior Advisor to JPMorgan Chase & Company to provide strategic advice and global insights to Chairman and CEO, Jamie Dimon and members of the Operating Committee. He is also a Senior Advisor to Teneo Holdings, LLC; Virtu Financial, Inc; and the National Football League and its Commissioner, Roger Goodell. General Odierno serves as Chairman of the Board for Eastern Airlines as well as on the Board of Trustees for both the Institute of World Politics and the Patriot Foundation. He is also a member of the Board of Visitors for North Carolina State University. In each of these endeavors, General Odierno provides insight on a broad range of issues including international planning and country risk analysis, technology, operations and the rapidly evolving issues of physical and cyber security.

General Odierno holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from West Point and a master’s degree in Nuclear Effects Engineering from North Carolina State University. He is a graduate of the Army War College and holds a master’s degree in National Security and Strategic Studies from the Naval War College. He holds three honorary degrees, a Doctorate in Humane Letters from North Carolina State University, a Doctorate of Laws Honoris Causa from the Institute of World Politics and a Doctorate of Military Science from Norwich University.

General Odierno is married to his high school sweetheart, Linda. They have three children and four grandchildren.
Guy OsearyFounderMaverickCo-FounderSound Ventures
Guy Oseary
Founder,
Maverick
Co-Founder,
Sound Ventures

Guy Oseary began his career in his teens at what was to become Maverick Records and quickly rose through the ranks to become chairman and partner. He guided the label to sales of over 100 million units globally including 33 million copies of Alanis Morrisette’s debut album. Oseary’s leadership and vision includes management of marquee artists (Madonna, U2, Amy Schumer), producing films such as the successful vampire trilogy Twilight (grossing over $2 Billion dollars to date) with Maverick Films, and concert tours (Madonna’s "MDNA Tour”, “Rebel Heart Tour” and “Sticky & Sweet Tour” which is ranked as the highest grossing tour by a man or woman) of which he has received two ‘Manager Of The Year’ awards from Pollstar. He also serves as investor and advisor to several staple brands, identifying Vita Coco early and guiding them to the leading coconut water brand company.

Since 2004, Oseary has been a principal at the top entertainment management company, Untitled Entertainment (in partnership with Jason Weinberg and Stephanie Simon). The firm oversees a roster of clients including Eddie Redmayne, Jared Leto, James Franco, Emma Watson, Penelope Cruz, Naomi Watts and Lucy Liu amongst others.

In 2014 Oseary led a partnership with the leading managers in the music business creating what is today the the largest music management company in the world all united under the MAVERICK brand. While Oseary personally manages Madonna, U2 and Amy Schumer, the combined company clients also include Miley Cyrus, Britney Spears, Fifth Harmony, The Weeknd, Nicki Minaj, Paul McCartney, G-Eazy, Jason Aldean, The Roots, Lil Wayne, T.I., Rascal Flatts, Shania Twain, Arcade Fire, Darius Rucker and many more.

Oseary co-founded VC fund, A-Grade Investments in 2011 with Ashton Kutcher and Ron Burkle. They have invested in companies such as Airbnb, Spotify, Uber, Soundcloud and Houzz. In 2015, both Oseary and Kutcher reformed under the investment vehicle Sound Ventures backed by Liberty Media and TPG Capital investing in Zenefits, Handy, Robinhood & Neighborly.

March of this year marked a milestone for Oseary who was featured on the cover Forbes along with Kutcher as ‘tech’s top investors’, the most read issue of the magazine ever.
Larry RobinsGlenview Capital Management
Larry Robbins
Founder, Portfolio Manager & CEO,
Glenview Capital Management

Larry Robbins is the founder, portfolio manager and CEO of Glenview Capital Management, a $9.9 billion investment management firm in its 16th year of operation. Glenview is focused on delivering attractive absolute returns through an intense focus on deep fundamental research and individual security selection. Headquartered in New York City, Glenview has 86 employees, including 43 investment professionals.

Prior to founding Glenview, Larry spent six years as an analyst and partner at Omega Advisors on their U.S. equity long/short team. He joined Omega after three years at Gleacher & Company, a merger and advisory boutique in New York.

In 1992 Larry graduated with honors from the Wharton School and Moore School of the University of Pennsylvania, where he received his B.S. in economics and engineering, with majors in accounting, finance, marketing and systems engineering. Larry became a certified public accountant in 1991 in his then home state of Illinois.

Through their Robbins Family Foundation, Larry and his wife, Sarahmay, are active supporters of education reform both in New York City and on the national level. Larry serves as chairman of the board for both KIPP NYC and Relay Graduate School of Education. He is a vice chairman of Robin Hood and chairs the education committee. He is a member of the board of Teach For America (New York). In addition, Larry is the senior chair of the Wall Street Division of the UJA-Federation.

Larry is also the proud coach of several New Jersey Avalanche youth hockey teams. Larry resides in Alpine, New Jersey, with his wife and five sons.
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Tony Robbins
#1 NY Times Bestselling Author, Entrepreneur, & Philanthropist

Tony Robbins is an entrepreneur, best-selling author and philanthropist. He is also the nation’s number one life and business strategist. A recognized authority on the psychology of leadership, negotiations and organizational turnaround, he has served as an advisor to leaders around the world for more than 39 years. Author of five internationally best-selling books, including the recent New York Times best-seller “Money: Master the Game,” Tony has empowered more than 50 million people from 100 countries through his audio, video and life training programs. He created the number one personal and professional development program of all time, and more than 4 million people have attended his live seminars.

Tony is the chairman of a holding company comprised of more than a dozen privately held businesses with combined sales exceeding $5 billion a year. He has been honored by Accenture as one of the Top 50 Business Intellectuals in the World; by Harvard Business Press as one of the Top 200 Business Gurus; and by American Express as one of the Top Six Business Leaders in the World to coach its entrepreneurial clients. Fortune’s recent cover article named him the “CEO Whisperer,” and he was most recently named in the top 50 of Worth magazine’s 100 most powerful people in global finance.

In his mission to continually impact the lives of millions, Tony has made headlines by partnering with and lending his voice to disruptive companies in the financial services arena. His company America’s Best 401k, a full-service 401(k) solution, is making waves by providing free side-by-side fee comparisons to business owners to see just how much they are really paying in fees. The company is also pioneering unique guaranteed income solutions for plan participants entering retirement. Tony is also a major advocate for Portfolio CheckUp, a service that is disrupting the brokerage industry by providing a free online analysis of users’ investment accounts and then connecting them to a fee-based fiduciary advisor who is required by law to put clients’ best interests first. He is also the founder of Global Accounting Advisors, which provides much-needed outsourced CFOs for small business owners in eight countries.

As a philanthropist, Tony feeds 4 million people per year in 56 countries. He has also initiated programs in more than 1,500 schools, 700 prisons and 50,000 service organizations and shelters. He provides fresh water to 100,000 people a day in India in order to fight the country’s number one killer of children: waterborne diseases. Last year he raised the stakes: In order to honor those who helped his family during tough times, he personally provided 59 million meals to people in the United States and matched funds to feed 100 million in 2015 alone through his partnership from Feeding America.
Stephanie RuhleAnchorMSNBCCo-Anchor Weekend TODAY on NBC
Stephanie Ruhle
Anchor,
MSNBC
Co-Anchor,
Weekend TODAY on NBC

Stephanie Ruhle is an anchor at MSNBC and co-anchor of Weekend TODAY on NBC.

Ruhle previously served as anchor and managing editor for Bloomberg Television and editor-at-large for Bloomberg News, where she co-hosted Bloomberg , Bloomberg TV’s flagship morning show featuring global thought leaders across business, tech and media. At Bloomberg, Ruhle regularly interviewed industry titans such as Donald Trump, Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, legendary investor Stanley Druckenmiller, NBA MVP Stephen Curry, Chairman and CEO of JP Morgan Jamie Dimon, Martha Stewart, Sean Parker, former Vice President Al Gore, Masters winner Jordan Spieth, Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade, CEO and Chair of Macy’s Terry Lundgren, and music moguls Sean “Diddy” Combs and Kanye West.

In 2015, Ruhle produced and hosted the documentary Haiti: Open For Business?, which sheds light on the country five years after it was hit by a devastating earthquake and explores its viability as the next emerging market. Ruhle also participated in a short-form documentary, Sharkland: A Mission Blue & Fusion Expedition, which brings attention to the plight of sharks and the urgent needs to conserve our oceans.

Ruhle plays an active role in women’s leadership development, having founded the Corporate Investment Bank Women’s Network and co-chaired Women on Wall Street. Ruhle is a member of the board of trustees for Girls Inc. NYC, an organization that provides life-changing programs inspiring girls to be strong, smart and bold; in 2016, she was honored as one of their Women of the Year. Ruhle currently sits on the board and advises for "React To Film," an issue-based documentary film series, and formerly served on the corporate councils of iMentor and The White House Project, a non-profit organization that works to advance women in business, government and media.

Prior to Bloomberg, Ruhle worked at Deutsche Bank, serving as a Managing Director in Global Markets Senior Relationship Management. Ruhle began her career at Credit Suisse, where she was the highest-producing credit derivatives salesperson in the US.

Ruhle received a bachelor’s degree in International Business from Lehigh University and resides in New York City with her husband Andy Hubbard and their 3 children, Harrison (10), Reese (7) and Drew (3).
Pablo SalameGlobal Co-Head of the Securities DivisionGoldman Sachs
Pablo Salame
Global Co-Head
of the Securities Division,
Goldman Sachs
Pablo is global co-head of the Securities Division. He is a member of the Management Committee, chairman of the Partnership Committee and co-chair of the Firmwide Investment Policy Committee. Pablo joined Goldman Sachs in New York in 1996 and became co-head of the Global Emerging Markets Debt Group in 2000. In 2002, he moved to London, where he held leadership positions in Global Credit and European Equities. Pablo assumed his current role in 2008 and returned to New York in 2011. He was named managing director in 1999 and partner in 2000. Prior to joining the firm, Pablo worked for Citibank in its New York and Ecuador offices. Pablo is a member of the Board of Directors of New York City Center and the Advisory Board of the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Brown University, where he earned an ScB in Applied Mathematics in 1988.
Alan D. SchwartzExecutive ChairmanGuggenheim Partners, LLC
Alan D. Schwartz
Executive Chairman
Guggenheim Partners, L.L.C.

Mr. Schwartz joined Guggenheim Partners, which is a global, independent and privately held financial services firm in June, 2009. Mr. Schwartz is the former chief executive officer of The Bear Stearns Companies. During his career with Bear Stearns, he served as president and chief operating officer, as executive vice president and co-head of investment banking, and in other financial management positions. He previously worked in various capacities with Wertheim & Company and R.W. Pressprich & Company.

He earned a B.A. in management science from Duke in 1972. He is member of the Duke Board of Trustees since 2005, has served as chairman of the Fuqua School of Business Board of Visitors and as a member of the Athletic Advisory Board.

Mr. Schwartz is a member of the boards of the Robin Hood Foundation, Marvin and Palmer, MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership, American Foundation for AIDS Research, NYU Langone Medical Center, Clinton Health Access Initiative and Madison Square Garden.

Mr. Schwartz is married and has five children.
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David Siegel
Co-Chairman,
Two Sigma Investments

Prior to co-founding Two Sigma, David Siegel was chief technology officer and managing director at Tudor Investment Corporation. After earning his doctorate, David joined D. E. Shaw & Co. and rose to become the company’s first chief information officer. While at D. E. Shaw & Co., he founded and served as president of FarSight Financial Services, the world’s first integrated personal financial services website, which was acquired by Merrill Lynch. A graduate of Princeton University, David received a Ph.D. in computer science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he studied at its Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. David has had a lifelong interest in building intelligent computational systems and continues to pursue this mission actively at Two Sigma today.

David currently sits on the boards of the Hamilton Insurance Group, the Scratch Foundation, NYC FIRST and NAF. In addition, he is a trustee of Carnegie Hall, an executive advisory committee member of the NSF/MIT Center for Brains, Minds & Machines and an advisory board member of Stanford’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society.

David is also a member of the Cornell Tech board of overseers and a member of the corporation visiting committee for the MIT Media Laboratory.
Jeffrey C. Smith Managing Memberand the Chief Executive Officer& Chief Investment Officer Starboard Value LP
Jeffrey C. Smith
Managing Member and the Chief Executive Officer & Chief Investment Officer,
Starboard Value LP
Jeff Smith is a Managing Member, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of Starboard Value LP. Starboard is a New York City based investment advisor with a focused, fundamental, and active approach to investing in U.S. publicly traded companies. Over the last decade, Starboard has been among the most active change agent investors in the world, having added or replaced approximately 150 board members on almost 50 different public company boards. Mr. Smith has served on many of these boards, including serving as chairman of the board of several companies including Darden Restaurants where Starboard successfully advocated for the replacement of Darden's entire board of directors in 2014. He currently serves as chairman of the board of Advance Auto Parts and a member of the board of Yahoo!. Mr. Smith graduated from The Wharton School of Business at The University of Pennsylvania, where he received a B.S. in Economics.
Mark B. SpiegelManaging MemberStanphyl Capital Partners, LP
Mark B. Spiegel
Managing Member,
Stanphyl Capital Partners, LP
Mark B. Spiegel is the managing member and portfolio manager of Stanphyl Capital Partners and is a New York City–based equity investor. From late 2003 through early 2009 he was an investment banker (most recently as a principal with Piper Jaffray & Co.) financing public companies. Prior to becoming an investment banker, Mark spent a year working for a microcap Nasdaq tech company, and he began his career with 17 years in the commercial real estate industry, in which he negotiated hundreds of transactions and experienced firsthand the opportunities and challenges faced by a wide array of client companies. Mark believes that all of these experiences – banking public companies, working for a public company and securing real estate for a wide variety of companies – combine to provide the kind of real-world experience that makes him a better investor.
Barry S. Sternlicht Chairman & CEOStarwood Capital Group
Barry S. Sternlicht
Chairman & CEO,
Starwood Capital Group

Barry Sternlicht is chairman and CEO of Starwood Capital Group, which he formed in 1991. This private investment firm is focused on global real estate, hotel management, oil and gas, energy infrastructure and securities trading. Barry also serves as chairman of Starwood Property Trust (NYSE: STWD), the largest commercial mortgage REIT in the United States; Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust (NYSE: SWAY), one of the largest publicly traded investors, owners and operators of single-family homes in the United States; TRI Pointe Homes (NYSE: TPH), one of the nation’s largest home builders; hotel operator Societé du Louvre; and crystal maker Baccarat S.A.

For the past 23 years, Barry has structured investments with an asset value of approximately $47 billion. Starwood Capital Group currently manages approximately $33 billion of assets on behalf of its high-net-worth and institutional partners. The firm encompasses approximately 480 employees, plus 470 employees in its loan servicing business.

From 1995 to early 2005, Barry was chairman and CEO of Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide (NYSE: HOT), a company he founded in 1995. He is a trustee of his alma mater, Brown University. He is also on the boards of the Estée Lauder Companies, Restoration Hardware, the Pension Real Estate Association (PREA) and the Real Estate Roundtable. Additionally, Barry serves as chairman of the board of Robin Hood and is on the board of the Dreamland Film & Performing Arts Center and the executive advisory board of Americans for the Arts.
David TepperFounder & PresidentAppaloosa Management
David Tepper
Founder & President,
Appaloosa Management

David Tepper is the founder and president of Appaloosa Management, LP, the $18 billion hedge fund he formed in 1993.

David’s charitable interests have focused mainly on basic needs and educational issues. Specific organizations that he and his charitable entities have supported include the University of Pittsburgh, Rutgers University, Phoenix House, United Jewish Appeal, Community Food Bank of New Jersey, Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank and many other food pantries, soup kitchens and shelters in New Jersey and the Pittsburgh region. He is also the founder of Better Education Institute, a nonprofit organization devoted to reforming public school education in New Jersey.

In addition to serving on the Robin Hood board, David is a member of the board of trustees of Carnegie Mellon University and the board of advisors of Tepper Business School. He also serves on various boards and committees of other charitable organizations.
Whitney Tilson Managing PartnerKase Capital Management
Whitney Tilson
Managing Partner,
Kase Capital Management

Whitney Tilson is the founder and managing partner of Kase Capital Management, which manages three value-oriented hedge funds. He is also the co-founder of Value Investor Insight, an investment newsletter.

Whitney has co-authored two books, “The Art of Value Investing: How the World’s Best Investors Beat the Market” (2013) and “More Mortgage Meltdown: 6 Ways to Profit in These Bad Times” (2009). He was one of the authors of Poor Charlie’s Almanack (2005), the definitive book on Berkshire Hathaway vice chairman Charlie Munger, and has written for Forbes, the Financial Times, Kiplinger’s, the Motley Fool and TheStreet.com. In December 2008 he was featured in two “60 Minutes” segments about the housing crisis (which won an Emmy), and in March 2015 he was in another segment about Lumber Liquidators. Whitney was one of five investors included in SmartMoney’s 2006 Power 30; was named by Institutional Investor in 2007 as one of 20 Rising Stars; has appeared dozens of times on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business Network; was on the cover of the July 2007 Kiplinger’s; has been profiled by the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post; and has spoken widely on value investing and behavioral finance. He served for two years on the board of Cutter & Buck, which designs and markets upscale sportswear, until the company was sold in early 2007.

Prior to launching his investment career in 1999, Whitney spent five years working with Harvard Business School professor Michael E. Porter studying the competitiveness of inner cities and inner city–based companies nationwide. He and Professor Porter founded the Initiative for a Competitive Inner City, of which Whitney was executive director. Whitney also led the effort to create ICV Partners, a national for-profit private equity fund focused on minority-owned and inner-city businesses that has raised nearly $500 million. Before business school, Whitney was a founding member of Teach for America and then spent two years as a consultant at the Boston Consulting Group.

Whitney received an M.B.A. with high distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was elected a Baker Scholar (top 5 percent of class), and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College with a bachelor’s degree in government.

Whitney spent much of his childhood in Tanzania and Nicaragua (his parents are both educators, were among the first couples to meet and marry in the Peace Corps and have retired in Kenya). Consequently, Whitney is involved with a number of charities focused on education reform and Africa. For his philanthropic work, he received the 2008 John C. Whitehead Social Enterprise Award from the Harvard Business School Club of Greater New York. He is a member and past chairman of the Manhattan chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Whitney lives in Manhattan with his wife and three daughters.
Boaz WeinsteinFounder & Chief Investment OfficerSaba Capital Management
Boaz Weinstein
Founder and Chief Investment Officer,
Saba Capital Management

Boaz Weinstein is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Saba Capital Management, L.P. (“Saba”), a $1.7 billion credit hedge fund based in NYC. Mr. Weinstein founded Saba in 2009 as a lift-out of the Deutsche Bank proprietary credit trading group he started in 1998. At Saba, Mr. Weinstein leads a team of 45 professionals, with the senior members having worked together on average for 12 years.

In 2010 Mr. Weinstein endowed the Tali and Boaz Weinstein Foundation whose philanthropic initiatives focus on education, with particular attention to underprivileged children in New York City, poverty, and Jewish causes.

Mr. Weinstein graduated from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, with a BA in Philosophy. He achieved the title of National Master in chess at age 16.
Harvey WeinsteinCo-ChairmanThe Weinstein Company
Harvey Weinstein
Co-Chairman,
The Weinstein Company

Harvey Weinstein launched The Weinstein Company, a multi-media company, with his brother Bob on October 1st, 2005.

Since 2005, TWC and Dimension Films have released such films as VICKY CRISTINA BARCELONA; THE READER; INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS; SCRE4M; SPY KIDS: THE IRON LADY; UNDEFEATED; THE KING’S SPEECH; THE ARTIST; THE MASTER; SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK; DJANGO UNCHAINED; SCARY MOVIE 5; LEE DANIELS' THE BUTLER; PHILOMENA; BEGIN AGAIN; THE GIVER and THE DISAPPEARANCE OF ELEANOR RIGBY. Upcoming releases include ST. VINCENT; THE IMITATION GAME; PADDINGTON and BIG EYES.

Harvey Weinstein founded Miramax Films in 1979 with his brother Bob, naming the company after their parents, Miriam and Max. Under Harvey and Bob’s leadership, Miramax Films released some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful independent feature films, including sixteen Best Picture nominations over a span of sixteen years: THE AVIATOR, FINDING NEVERLAND, CHICAGO, GANGS OF NEW YORK, IN THE BEDROOM, CHOCOLAT, THE CIDER HOUSE RULES, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL (LA VITA É BELLA), GOOD WILL HUNTING, THE ENGLISH PATIENT, IL POSTINO (THE POSTMAN), PULP FICTION, THE PIANO, THE CRYING GAME, and MY LEFT FOOT, as well as a Best Picture nomination for THE HOURS, which was a co-production. The outstanding quality of Miramax's films under the Weinsteins’ leadership was represented in the company's success in the annual Academy Awards race.

During Harvey and Bob’s tenure at Miramax and The Weinstein Company, they have received 331 Oscar nominations and won 79 Academy Awards.
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    • Seat at a private dinner
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    • 2-Day conference ticket
      + Meet and greet with speakers over cocktails
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    • 2-Day conference ticket
      + Seat at a private dinner with conference speaker
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    • $20,000

    • Enhanced Admission

    • 2-Day conference ticket
      + Meet and greet with speakers over cocktails + Seat at a private dinner with conference speaker
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Whitney Tilson: I’m So Tempted to Short Tesla
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Ever-Confident Sternlicht ‘Confused’ About Investing Under Trump
Alex Silverman| 2016 Press

'Even the ever-confident Barry Sternlicht doesn’t quite know what to make of a Trump presidency coupled with a Republican-led Congress...' Read More

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Dumbo, Brooklyn 11201

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