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Billy Beane

Oakland Athletics

Executive Vice President
of Baseball Operations

With great insight and signature wit, Beane conveys his innovative, winning style of management and leadership, which involves identifying undervalued assets to create and sustain a competitive advantage. By striking parallels between baseball and business, Beane inspires audiences across industries (including healthcare, insurance, finance, etc.) with his unforgettable winning underdog story.

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Harvard Business School


Laura has spent her academic career studying interpersonal relationships and implicit bias in entrepreneurship and in the workplace. Her research has been featured in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, and Nature, and she was named one of the 40 Best Business School Professors Under the Age of 40 by Poets & Quants.

Carl Gould

7 Stage Advisors

Founder & Chief Discovery Strategist

Carl Gould is worldwide leading authority on business and entrepreneurship. As an entrepreneur, he built three multi-million dollar businesses by age 40; and as a consultant, he has helped companies like Allstate, American Idol, USA Olympic Track, IBM, McGraw-Hill and the US Army. His company, 7 Stage Advisors has mentored the launch of over five thousand businesses and is one of the farthest-reaching business mentoring organizations in the world.

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Teacher, Comedian, Performer

Dion Flynn is an improviser, comedian, performer, writer, and army veteran best known for his impersonation of Barack Obama on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, among his more than 100 appearances on the show. He is an expert in fun and innovative ways to help people connect with themselves and others. He co-created The Improvisor’s Mindset (with Jeanne M. Stafford) to draw connections between these theatrical skills and the critical skills needed for successful, grounded connection for the spiritual seeker, and an enhanced business and personal life for the rest of us.

Matthew pollard

Rapid Growth

Founder & CEO

Young, energetic, contemporary, relatable, a powerhouse of differentiation, an expert in niche marketing, and a master sales systemization coach, Matthew is passionate about helping organizations thrive and succeed. With five multimillion-dollar business success stories to his name, all before the age of thirty, his achievements are reflected in the value and credibility he brings to every presentation.

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Sage Policy Group

Chairman & CEO

Anirban is one of the Mid-Atlantic region's leading economic consultants. Prior to founding SPG he was Chairman and CEO of Optimal Solutions Group, a company he co-founded and which continues to operate. Anirban has also served as Director of Applied Economics and Senior Economist for RESI, where he used his extensive knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic region to support numerous clients in their strategic decision-making processes.

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