The Speakers

After last years' fantastic event, we are delighted to invite you to register* for our next US Forum taking place on Oct 11th - 12th 2022 in New York City at the prestigious Harvard Club. 

The New York Family Office Forum takes place on Oct 11th - 12th 2022, and gathers 100+ Family Offices and UHNWIs in a confidential setting where you can meet your peers, share your experience, and learn from each other.

Speakers Presenting: Many of the most successful families, private investors, and thought leaders from the Americas will join their international peers from our global network to share their experience.

We are currently working on the 2022 conference programme; should you wish to be involved in a prestigious speaking capacity, please let us know at

To see the 2021 Agenda, please click here.

*Private Family Offices and UHNWIs without any solution or service offering may join our forums for free.

2021 Speakers

Alexander Hoare
Family Member
C. Hoare & Co. partners

Alexander is the first of the eleventh generation of C. Hoare & Co. partners.................


A graduate of the University of Edinburgh (B. Com (Hons) Marketing), he joined the bank in 1987 from PA Consulting Group where he worked as a marketing consultant. From 2001 to 2009 he was Chief Executive Officer of C. Hoare & Co.

Alexander is a leader in the field of social and impact investing and a founder partner of Snowball LLP. He serves as president of the Groupement Européen de Banques; as a patron of Royal Trinity Hospice; and as chairman of the trustees of Intermission Youth Theatre.

Alexander is married with family. He enjoys tennis and sailing.

Seth Spreadbury
Family Office Practice Leader
Marsh & McLennan Agency LLC

Seth Spreadbury is the National Family Office Practice Leader for Marsh & McLennan Agency, works directly with more than 75 single and multi-family offices...............


....and consults with hundreds more, on insurance and non-insurance risk management solutions. His unique skillset and experience as a management liability insurance underwriter enable him to help professional service companies and other organizations grow by ensuring they have proper coverage. Seth received the “Rising Star Award” in 2018 for his outstanding accomplishments as a new MMA consultant.

Prior to joining MMA, Seth spent 10 years with Chubb and Travelers in both underwriting and alliance-building positions. His time with these leading insurance carriers gives Seth a wealth of knowledge and first-hand experience into how insurers price, structure and underwrite the technical policies within executive liability insurance coverage. His technical know-how gives clients confidence that their risks are being transferred appropriately to insurance. Among others, he’s well-versed in errors and omissions (E&O), directors and officers (D&O), fiduciary, crime, and cyber liability insurance.

Outside of the office, Seth spends time contributing to the Family Office industry at large, including speaking at association events and conferences and contributing articles as a guest writer to industry magazines. In addition, he works as a family office advisor at the Family Business Center at University of St. Thomas, and serves on the Human Rights Commission for his hometown. When he’s not working Seth can be found at the family cabin with his wife and two children.

Ray Lewis

Pro Football Hall of Fame

Ray Lewis is widely considered to be one of the most dominant defensive players in the history of the NFL.....


Lewis led the Baltimore Ravens to victory in Super Bowl XXXV (where he was named Super Bowl MVP) and again in Super Bowl XLVII, in what would be his final game of his career. Lewis is only the second player in NFL history to win both the NFL Defensive Player of the Year and Super Bowl MVP awards in the same year (2000). In 2018 he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, OH.

Over the course of his career in the NFL, Ray Lewis was able to build several successful businesses. After successful investments he has built a multi-million dollar brand and is also an accomplished author with a New York Times best seller in 2015. Mr. Lewis has been a successful investor putting money in solar energy, real estate along with software and technology. When he is not working on his businesses you can see him on Showtime’s inside the NFL and also makes guest appearances across all major television networks. Outside of his business career Lewis is involved in charitable activities, motivational speaking, and mentoring.

Lewis has recently launched his Podcast “Everyday Greatness” The Ray Lewis Podcast which has received overwhelming reviews. His future objectives in business is to leverage the available assets within the inner cities to create jobs, drive growth, and improve quality of life through corporate relationships and minority business development.

Dikembe Mutombo

Humanist & NBA legend

NBA Hall of Fame Dikembe Mutombo was born in the capital city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.....


Mutombo is the seventh of ten children born to the late Samuel and Biamba Marie Mutombo.

He arrived in the United States in 1987 on an academic scholarship to attend Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. In his second year, legendary basketball coach John Thompson invited the 7'2" Mutombo to try out for the university's renowned basketball team. After joining the team, Mutombo re-directed his pre-med ambitions and graduated from Georgetown with dual degrees in Linguistics and Diplomacy.

Mutombo is fluent in nine languages, including five African languages. He played professional basketball in the NBA for 18 years before retiring from the Houston Rockets in 2009.

Giving back has always been a trademark of Mutombo ever since he entered the NBA in 1991. As a former spokesman for CARE, the international relief agency, Mutombo visited the Somali refugee camps in Northern Kenya in 1993 and traveled with NBA Commissioner David Stern and Georgetown colleagues Patrick Ewing and Alonzo Mourning to Cape Town and Johannesburg.

In 1996, Mutombo paid for the Congo's women's basketball team's trip to Atlanta for the Summer Olympics games and also picked up the tab for the track team's uniforms and expenses. He is the first Youth Emissary for the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and he also served on the Advisory Board for the Fogarty International Center at the National Institutes of Health.

Mutombo presently serves on the boards of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), National Constitution Center, Special Olympics International and on the National Board for the U.S.Fund for UNICEF. He is also a member of the Concordia Leadership Council.

In 2009, then NBA Commissioner David Stern appointed Mutomboto the newly created position of NBA Global Ambassador where he continues to work to grow and celebrate the game of basketball through international sporting events while working with NBA Cares to bring attention to important social issues.

Honors and Awards:

Dikembe Mutombo is the Chairman and President of the Dikembe Mutombo Foundation which he created in 1997. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia the Foundation's mission is to improve the health, education and quality of life for the people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. One major project of his foundation was the construction of a new general hospital in the capital city of Kinshasa. In December 2007 and at a cost of $29 million, the Biamba Marie Mutombo Hospital opened in the DR Congo. Named in memory of Mutombo's beloved mother, the hospital has treated over S00,000 patients.

The Foundation's next project is the construction of the Samuel Mutombo Institute of Science & Entrepreneurship in the city of Mbuji-Mayi (the ancestral village of Dikembe's late parents). The new school is scheduled to open in September 2021.

Dikembe Mutombo and his wife Rose live in Atlanta, Georgia with their 3 children.

Dr. William J. Parker III

Dr. William Parker has enjoyed sailing since the age of seven, when he spent the summer with his family on a three-masted vessel along the Eastern seaboard of the United States....


This love of the sea has translated into a distinguished Naval career, spanning several decades. He now focuses on environmental philanthropy, and technical research to find better ways to protect the planet's oceans. His dedication to safeguarding the marine environment led to his part in the Emmy-Award winning movie, Sonic Sea ( )

Parker is advancing technology for decarbonizing shipping. He has an engineering degree from the US Air Force Academy, a master’s from Harvard University and a PhD from the George Mason University Department of Molecular and Microbiology.

Danny Hughes

Social Entrepreneur, Author, Advocate

Danny Hughes is one of the most sought after and in-demand strategic business advisors and social impact accelerators.....


Guiding family, private wealth and endowment funding sources dedicated to making an impact, consulting numerous social entrepreneurs and innovators, and coaching champions and influencers aiming to leave a legacy beyond the game. He is a frequent Keynote Speaker and contributor at leading US and global Family Office, Private Wealth, Alternative and Impact Investing conferences.

In 2003, he co-founded Broadlook Technologies and in the span of a decade, tens of thousands of global users recognized Broadlook as an innovation leader in real-time data crawling, parsing and aggregation to power leading recruiting and HR, B2B sales and marketing, and data service operations. Broadlook united with Ringlead to build and deploy a complete end-to-end Data Orchestration platform for Salesforce CRM and leading MAS and DAAS, which in turn was acquired by ZoomInfo.

Today, Danny is an active investor, sits on the boards of for-profit social ventures and non-profit endeavors, and commits his active consulting practice towards early stage and growth social ventures, philanthropy and impact entrepreneurship. Mr. Hughes was recently added to the Board of Directors of The Giving Back Fund to provide support on impact investing and venture philanthropy initiatives of 450+ celebrity and athlete foundations and charities.

Active projects include Impact Deposits Corporation, Blue Mahoe Partners (Jamaica and Caribbean Growth and RE funds), Vytal Health, SGE, Adventures in Medicine, Arlington Healthcare, Bring Back the Blue, Bioscience Growth Partners, A Hero Foundation (Hire A Hero), George Group North and Building Blocks for Affordable Housing.

Hughes is also the founder of Athletes Influence and the “Capital Untapped” series of content, delivered through both digital platforms and Keynote/Panels for leading financial and investor related conferences and events. Aimed to elevate the social business, philanthropic and legacy building ventures of both active and former professional athletes and facilitate relationships with the alternative and impact investor communities to fund their projects and accelerate social change.

Danny recently joined 1913 Media Group as an advisor, investor, Board Member and will serve in a Corporate Development capacity. 1913 Media Group is meeting the exploding appetite for entertainment content by changing the way that small budget, “pre-sold” (under $10M) film and television projects are identified, secured, managed and financially engineered to appeal to the private, alternative and impact investors, eager for tax strategies and Alpha returns.

Hughes also co-founded bioscience Growth Partners to support the go-to-market strategy and distribution of BioLab Sciences solutions in regeneration, recovery and wound care. BioLab Sciences proprietary My Own Skin (™) changes the way podiatry, wound and burn care accelerates patient recovery.

He is a Co-Founder/Partner of LOHAS Advisors, who works specifically with Family Offices and Foundations to identify direct and private placement, venture capital and private equity investments in socially responsible opportunities that matter most to them.

Julien Haccoun
Steinmauer Family

Julien Haccoun is a principal at Steinmauer Family, a French family office.................


Mr. Haccoun also manages Monceau Real Estate, the real estate investment arm of the family office. In this capacity, Mr. Haccoun is responsible for the company’s acquisition platform and capital markets efforts.

Mr. Haccoun is a Licensed Realtor and Certified General Contractor in the State of Florida. He is a graduate of Paris X University and the University of Chicago.

Anthony Scaramucci
Founder and Managing Partner
SkyBridge Capital

Anthony Scaramucci is the Founder and Managing Partner of SkyBridge Capital................


He is the author of four books: The Little Book of Hedge Funds, Goodbye Gordon Gekko, Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole (a 2016 Wall Street Journal best seller), and Trump: The Blue-Collar President.

Prior to founding SkyBridge in 2005, Scaramucci co-founded investment partnership Oscar Capital Management, which was sold to Neuberger Berman, LLC in 2001. Earlier, he was a vice president in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs & Co.

n 2016, Scaramucci was ranked #85 in Worth Magazine’s Power 100: The 100 Most Powerful People in Global Finance. In 2011, he received Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year – New York” Award in the Financial Services category. Anthony is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), vice chair of the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board, a board member of both The Brain Tumor Foundation and Business Executives for National Security (BENS), and a Trustee of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation. He was a member of the New York City Financial Services Advisory Committee from 2007 to 2012.

In November 2016, he was named to President-Elect Trump’s 16-person Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee. In June 2017, he was named the Chief Strategy Officer of the EXIM Bank. He served as the White House Communications Director for a period in July 2017.

Scaramucci, a native of Long Island, New York, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

Andrzej Skiba
Head of US Fixed Income
RBC Global Asset Management (U.S.) Inc.

Andrzej is responsible for the US fixed income investment team based in Minneapolis (MN) and Stamford (CT)....


Andrzej joined BlueBay in February 2005 and, following the combination of BlueBay’s US business with RBC GAM-US in November 2021, is responsible for the US fixed income investment team based in Minneapolis (MN) and Stamford (CT).

In 2013, Andrzej moved to the US from London to oversee the buildout of global investment grade capability. This followed a period from 2009, where he was a portfolio manager responsible for corporate investments within BlueBay’s IG strategies. Andrzej spent his first four years at BlueBay as a credit analyst covering the TMT, utilities and retail sectors for the Investment Grade team.

Prior to BlueBay, Andrzej worked for Goldman Sachs as a credit analyst covering European investment grade telecom, media and utility sectors. Andrzej holds a BSc (Hons) in Management and International Business Economics from UMIST and is a CFA charterholder.

Vianney Mathonnet
Kappafrik Group

Vianney Mathonnet is the Director of Family of Kappafrik Group an Africa-focused Single Family Office.................


He worked widely across Sub-Saharan Africa in the energy, hospitality, and infrastructure sectors with a proven experience in management, private equity, and venture capital. In Central and Southern Africa, Mr. Mathonnet was in charge of internal auditing and cost optimization for multinational companies and managed various African profit centers with up to +400 employees. In West Africa, he spearheaded the expansion of the Kappafrik Group Family Office and lead several M&A and RTO.

He is a Director at the Board of multiple public and private companies all involved in private direct investments on the African continent such as the Impact Investment Cooperative, Kapower, and Reservoir Capital Corp. (REO.CN) investing in baseload clean power assets. Mr. Mathonnet is an advisor to Adalabs, a pan-African incubator specialized in Blockchain, AI, and smart technologies and has undertaken various investments in real estate, tourism, digital marketing, and micro-finance as an angel investor.

Mr. Mathonnet holds a BSc in Management and is a Certified Financial and Modelling Analyst.

Ronnie S. Stangler, M.D.
Chief Health and Well-Being Officer
Private Single Family Office

Ronnie S. Stangler, M.D., is a physician and board-certified psychiatrist, based in New York City................


Clinical Professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, she is also an Advisor to the Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, where she consults for the Personal Genetics Education Project (pgEd). Dr. Stangler has served for over a decade as Chief Medical Officer to an international family office in London and Liechtenstein, where she creates and implements programs of health, well-being and resilience for multidimensional financial, legal, educational and philanthropic components of the organization and the individuals they serve.

Founder and Principal of Genome Advisory, the premier global genomics consultancy, Dr. Stangler integrates her decades of expertise as a physician and psychiatrist with her unique understanding of wealth and its impact on individuals and systems. She is committed to helping families of wealth and their advisors successfully navigate the disruptive science of genomics, which offers both great opportunities for enhancement of health, well-being and lifespan, but also presents major risks to safety and privacy.

Dr. Stangler has unique expertise assisting families of wealth, their legal counsel, financial advisors and trustees with unprecedented ethical, social, legal, privacy, moral and behavioral quandaries related to the use of genomics. She tailors a bespoke approach incorporating personal and family values, mores, and culture, all critical components of decision-making in this new world of reading, writing, and creating biology.

Dr. Stangler incorporates genomics into philanthropy and legacy creation. She fosters the development of hyperagents of change, the next-generation of philanthropists and social entrepreneurs who connect financial capacity with resilient emotional disposition and moral compass. These collaborative visionaries are creating original solutions to problems of global health, poverty, climate and social justice.

Michele Demers
Founder and CEO
Boundless Impact Investing

Michele has 20 years of experience as a philanthropy executive, strategist, and social entrepreneur................


She is Founder and CEO of Boundless Impact Investing, a market intelligence platform that provides high-quality, objective, and actionable research and tools to family offices and private investors interested in maximizing the social and environmental impact of their investments.

From 2010-2013, she was Vice President at Foundation Source where she built a knowledge platform on best practices in philanthropy that was used by a network of 1200 family foundations. From 2007-2008, Michele was the Director of Communications for Humanity United, a humanitarian foundation created by Pam Omidyar and eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. She has been involved in the successful development of more than two-dozen philanthropic and nonprofit start-ups, including her own, Tattersall Consulting, from 2002 to 2007.

Michele is regularly called upon for her innovative thinking about the impact investing and social innovation, and she sits on several boards. She is a graduate of Pennsylvania State University and has a Master’s in International Relations and Communications from Boston University.

Ella Chase Hyland
NextGen, Entrepreneur, Family Member
Wellth Works

At Wellth Works, we understand the challenges of navigating a complicated family dynamic, wealth transfer, and defining one’s individual identity..............


especially for the next generation of ambitious, intentional women. We seek to empower the rising generation with the tools and resources they need to communicate and bond with their families through connection and shared experiences, shared and evolving values, and a desire to cultivate a life of purpose, significance, and joy.

Michelle Langdon and Ella Chase Hyland established Wellth Works in 2016, after a year of intensive global research and development aimed at bringing global tools and resources to multi-generational Families of Influence. The Wellth Works team has deep, personal experience in multi-generational wealth, providing a unique vantage point to address challenges across the spectrum. Michelle is a G2 asset recipient and experienced the dynamics of building, growing, and ultimately selling a family business, as well as the consequences of such a decision. Ella is a G6 asset recipient from a hundred-plus-year family and has seen the burdens and blessing of complex, multi-generational preparation and transfer.

The team has a collective 25 years of experience in behavioral economics, diplomacy, international conflict resolution, negotiation, and closing multimillion-dollar deals with both Fortune 500 executives and billion-dollar privately held companies. Both founders deeply believe in experience through travel as a great equalizer and game changer for personal and professional enhancement. Collectively Ella and Michelle have traveled to over 90 countries enjoy sharing their insights and lessons learned to families and family offices of all sizes.

Ida Beerhalter
IOME Family Office

Ida Beerhalter is heading IOME, a private investment partnership of women principals from the Gulf with its head office in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.....


Additionally she currently serves as member of the Board of Trustees of Astia, USA a unique not-for-profit organization build on a community of over 3000 experts dedicated to propel women’s full participation as entrepreneurs and leaders in high-growth businesses, fueling innovation and driving economic growth, as member of the board of Trustees of First Light Trust, United Kingdom, a grass-roots, community-based charity which assists the 'hard to reach' veterans by providing physical, emotional and psychological aid, as Investment Partner at MedXperts, a Germany-based investment and consulting firm with the focus in the HealthTech and Life Sciences Sectors, as Investment Advisor at Bellwald Partner GmbH, Switzerland, the investment arm of a multi family office, as Strategic Advisor to Impact Investment Partners LLP, United Kingdom, specialized in investing in critical service sectors in emerging markets, as Advisor to Yunus Social Business GmbH, Germany, dedicated to setting up and investing in non-dividend companies created to solve sustainably social or environmental problems, as Member of the advisory board of Social Business Earth, Switzerland, dedicated to raise the awareness on Social Business and to create new social businesses that will benefit the poor and the disadvantaged in countries around the globe, as Advisor to Omnia Strategy LLP, United Kingdom & USA, a worldwide strategic 360° liaison agency for companies and investors, as Consultant to Shanghai Biomedical Enterprise LLC, Hong Kong, as Director Corporate Affairs at Cardionovum GmbH, Germany, specialized in Drug-Eluting technologies and biodegradable vascular scaffolds, and as Advisor to MedPrivee, Germany, which she co-founded in 2011. Ida is registered acquisition coach at High-Tech-Gruender-Fonds, Germany, which is managing two +250 mio € seed fonds and which has helped to start up more than 300 companies since 2005 in Germany, and serves as juror and coach at the European Venture Contest, which identifies each year the most promising European companies from the LifeSciences, ITC and CleanTech sector out of more than 700 companies.

Prior to her current roles she served as Investment Partner at Bellwald Partner GmbH, as Head of Business Development at NonWoTecc Medical GmbH, as Vice President Business Development at mNEMOSCIENCE GmbH, and as Director Business Development, Sales Manager and, Training and Education Manager at the KRAUTH group. Before joining the KRAUTH group, Ida served as European Marketing Manager at Medtronic Inc., and as Marketing Manager at both AVE GmbH and Cordis GmbH, the latter of which is where she started her career.

Michelle Langdon
NextGen, Entrepreneur, Family Member
Wellth Works

At Wellth Works, we understand the challenges of navigating a complicated family dynamic, wealth transfer, and defining one’s individual identity..............


especially for the next generation of ambitious, intentional women. We seek to empower the rising generation with the tools and resources they need to communicate and bond with their families through connection and shared experiences, shared and evolving values, and a desire to cultivate a life of purpose, significance, and joy.

Michelle Langdon and Ella Chase Hyland established Wellth Works in 2016, after a year of intensive global research and development aimed at bringing global tools and resources to multi-generational Families of Influence. The Wellth Works team has deep, personal experience in multi-generational wealth, providing a unique vantage point to address challenges across the spectrum. Michelle is a G2 asset recipient and experienced the dynamics of building, growing, and ultimately selling a family business, as well as the consequences of such a decision. Ella is a G6 asset recipient from a hundred-plus-year family and has seen the burdens and blessing of complex, multi-generational preparation and transfer.

The team has a collective 25 years of experience in behavioral economics, diplomacy, international conflict resolution, negotiation, and closing multimillion-dollar deals with both Fortune 500 executives and billion-dollar privately held companies. Both founders deeply believe in experience through travel as a great equalizer and game changer for personal and professional enhancement. Collectively Ella and Michelle have traveled to over 90 countries enjoy sharing their insights and lessons learned to families and family offices of all sizes.

Wendell Potter

Author, Medicare advocate

Wendell Potter previously held executive positions with Humana and Cigna and, after a crisis of conscience....


....became a whistleblower and healthcare reform advocate.

He has testified before Congress on how insurance companies contribute to spiralling health costs, and he’s a New York Times bestselling author who has written four books on healthcare and the influence of corporate money on democracy. Wendell founded and serves as the president of two organizations – the Center for Health and Democracy and Business Leaders for Health Care Transformation.

His articles and commentaries have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Fortune, Newsweek and numerous other outlets, and he is a frequent guest on major cable news networks.

Joanne Lu
Empira Global Single Family Office

President of Empira Global. Joanne is leading her family investments across the US, China and Southeast Asia with a focus on tech, healthcare and education industries....


Joanne previously led the expansion and business development of BYD - a Warren Buffett backed electric vehicle, IT and renewable energy manufacturer in the US. Joanne also serves on the board of Adit Venture - a growth and late stage venture capital private equity firm, and Bridge Point Capital - a US/China cross-border healthcare private equity firm. Joanne graduated from Yale University with a MS in Chemistry with a background in pharmaceutical and chemical engineering.

Danae Vachata

Entrepreneur, Healthcare Investor

Danae Vachata is the Founder of Native Ventures, the first VC fund focused on Indigenous People and underrepresented founders within fintech....


....consumer, and ESG sectors. Lateral to her work at Native Ventures, Danae is the Founder and CEO of Grounded; a web3 platform for CDFI and MDI banks that creates niche financial products such as DEI Treasury, CRA and Opportunity Zone as a service, fintech sponsor banking, and crypto/cannabis/water rights banking.

Prior to her current focus on inclusive finance, Danae was involved in the inclusive healthcare and education sectors. She spent 9 years building healthcare startups, working on innovative research within healthcare academia, and advising healthcare VC firms. During her undergraduate tenure, Danae studied Medicine while serving in AmeriCorps assisting FQHC expansion and serving the HIV/AIDS homeless population in New Orleans, LA. Concurrent to her time in AmeriCorps, Danae utilized her personal experience of homelessness to advocate for McKinney-Vento Act in the postsecondary amendments to allow homeless and self-supporting youth claim independent status on FAFSA.

Her work has been recognized by Forbes 30 Under 30, the McKinney-Vento Act’s Personal Achievement Award, NBC’s Everything Woman, as well as her associations with the likes of Milken Institute Scholars and United States Interagency Council on Homelessness.

Francesca Agostinelli

Entrepreneur Philanthropist

Francesca Agostinelli is an Italian business woman, entrepreneur and philanthropist....


Resident in London, Rome, Paris and Palm Beach, Francesca is married to Robert Agostinelli and they have three children. A passionate advocate not just of the dignity of women but relentless advocate and supporter of greater opportunity for women in the workplace and commerce at large.

As a commercial and residential real estate advisor both in Europe and America while also active as Founder and Director of ERA international, a global luxury real estate brokerage firm, she has led by example.

Her primary business caters to high net worth families and assists and advises in a comprehensive manner consistent with client objectives; from identifying properties through to the ultimate closing.

Of course confidentiality is of the highest consideration.

She is also the President and Co-Founder of NetworkHER, an organization that seeks to connect professional women around the world. Through the NetworkHER community, women are supporting women.

Through her unique background and contacts, she is connecting women across all interests and fields - business, politics, media, philanthropy, academia, science and art.

This organisation is a dynamic combination of bringing women together in a spirit of collaboration rather than competition and supporting and guiding each other not just to build businesses but also creating a rare incubator where women can lean on each other’s experiences to support and guide each other to be more effective leaders in the workplace.

On the NetworkHer team there are multiple corporate leaders, successful entrepreneurs, social media experts and business consultants.

This growing global community of professional women provides a tangible platform where each of them can be a point of reassurance and a “real booster”, so to speak, for their respective professional goals.

She is the former President and Co-Founder of ILA (Influential Ladies Alliance), a multinational non-profit organization of successful entrepreneurial women.

Francesca Agostinelli is the former co-host of the TV show Bold Women of the new media start-up Bold, a digital news network committed to bipartisan dialogue and innovation for people, business and communities.

Her weekly interviews gave voice to dynamic and accomplished conservatives women with inspiring and empowering stories. Francesca Agostinelli is a benefactor of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation, which provides hope, networking and financial aid to those seeking treatment and freedom from eating disorders; and an active board member and supporter of other numerous charities and non-profit activities that support women and children such as; Techo, a non-profit organization that mobilizes volunteers to fight extremely poverty in Latin America, by contracting transitional housing and implementing social inclusion programs; Lady Garden Foundation that promotes Cancer Research UK and the Gynaecological Cancer Fund.

Francesca Agostinelli is the MC of The American Italian Cancer Foundation, a New York based non-profit organisation that supports cancer research, education and control, emphasising the outstanding resources of Italy and the United States, recognising world-class scientific excellence in medicine, and serving economically disadvantaged, medically under-served New York City women through breast cancer screening, outreach and education.

She is a trustee of Fundación Amigos Museo del Prado, a private, non-profit cultural institution whose purpose is to support the Prado Museum and the promotion and encouragement of all cultural actions related to its mission and activity.

Francesca Agostinelli also sits on the advisory board of the Robert F. Agostinelli Foundation, which provides support for American war veterans and broad based freedom agenda.

She has become increasingly active over the years in the organisations that the Foundation supports including the Warrior 100 veteran support effort of the Bush Institute as well as the National Memorial Day parade chaired by her husband.

Mitzi Perdue
Mrs. Frank Perdue
Author and Businesswoman

Mitzi Perdue knows that every family business has a culture..............


The question is, does this culture come about by design or by default? The ones that come about by default rarely support keeping the family business in the family across the generations. What can a family do to develop and strengthen a culture that will support their deepest goals and values? As a speaker,

Mitzi Perdue draws on the experience of her family of origin, the Henderson Estate Company which dates back to 1840 and was the forerunner of the Sheraton Hotels (her father was co-founder and president of the chain). She also looks to her marital family (she’s the widow of Frank Perdue from Perdue Farms) that began in 1920. In both cases, family members in each generation put enormous effort into creating and maintaining strong, values-based cultures. Her talks stem from her lifelong observations not only of how her two families have kept together over a combined total of 278 years, but she’s also closely observed how other high net worth families, often ones she’s known since childhood, created and continuously strengthen positive cultures. She’s also observed almost countless cases where families that lacked a supportive culture failed spectacularly. As a businesswoman herself, Mitzi founded CERES Farms, a major supplier of wine grapes to Joel Gott, Robert Mondavi, Kendall Jackson, Gallo, McManis, Sutter Home, and the Wine Group.

She was a syndicated columnist for 22 years, and her weekly environmental columns were distributed first by California’s Capitol News and later, by Scripps Howard News Service, to roughly 420 newspapers. Most recently Mitzi authored 52 Tips for Combating Human Trafficking. She’s the founder of the Global Anti-Trafficking Auction.

Zach Resnick
Unbounded Capital

Zach Resnick co-founded Unbounded Capital with Dan Rosen in 2018...


Unbounded Capital is a blockchain investment firm built by technical founders that understand the entrepreneurial journey; former poker pros that know how to analyze risk; and investors that understand that early-stage investing is not a passive activity. We envision businesses leveraging scalable blockchains playing a predominant role in shaping how people interact with and use the internet in the coming decades, and are working to help entrepreneurs achieve that vision.

He is also a founder of poker education and content company Just Hands Poker, events and content company Poker Unicorns, and of discounted biz/first class flight concierge service EasyPoint.

During his early 20s, Zach made a living from playing cash games and investing in other poker players, providing a unique understanding of risk management that is largely shaped through leveraging volatility to outperform others in the high-risk high-reward situations of poker. In 2016 Zach made his first personal investment in Bitcoin and began a disciplined due diligence process for investing in cryptoassets. He then began managing founding partner Dan Rosen’s capital and the continued success investing gave them the confidence and capital to start the firm in the SF bay area, officially launching in August of 2018.

John Olivieri
Barnes & Thornburg LLP

With more than 20 years of experience, John Olivieri helps clients plan for the future by counseling them on the complex tax and interpersonal issues involved in the transfer of wealth from one generation to the next....


He is known for employing a solutions-based approach and establishing creative, tailored plans for the tax-efficient preservation and management of assets.

Fiona Banister
Catalyst, Solutionist

Fiona Banister is a multidisciplinary catalyst for human rights, social good, climate resilience and sustainable development worldwide....


Her goal is to create positive impact and innovate change. With a global team of scientists, farmers, technologists, social impact investors, youth and family offices, she is curating the deep decarbonization impact investing climate summits and ongoing climate tech panel series:

Aligned with an international network, her current focus is on cultivating core impact projects that help the environment and empower humans to invest and participate with the lens of the 17 UN SDG Goals. This includes collaboration on sustainable infrastructure for regenerative forest holdings), decarbonizing shipping, marine protection technology, inclusive health technology, renewable energy, eco-green low-income housing, blockchain, fin-tech, IoT, organic food and micro-finance.

Driving for an equal access to opportunities for the “inbanked”, she is involved in a disruptive fin-tech banking system using a smart biometric ID/wallet for peer-to-peer payment technology. and

Fiona is an impact investing member of FO groups and participate with and groups. She is an alliance builder for conservation and sustainable projects.

Inspired by the vital human rights actions of the Indian environmental lawyer M.C.Mehta, she is advocating for environmental education programs so to cultivate the next generations as our climate leaders and stewards. As a trained Waldorf teacher, parent, biodynamic gardener, herbalist and yogi, her alchemy is in respecting biomimicry and learning lessons from nature.

Fiona believes that if you can see a problem, then you can collaborate to create the impact solution and plant an organic seed for the next generation to grow.

XPRIZE Rainforest team ACTNOW Amazonas Action Alliance is Co-lead by Fiona Banister, Naira Tukano, ( Ecuadorian Amazonian Indigenous environmental biologists, Brazilian environmental lawyers and global teams aligned with vital groups empowering change. ACTNOW we are in development of robotic tech for climate monitoring, health kits and clean water filtering technology.

Rob Hong
Co-Founder & CEO
Sapling Financial Consultants

Rob is a Co-founder and the CEO of Sapling Financial Consultants, a boutique consulting firm specializing in financial modelling and data analytics...


After indulging his penchant for learning about anything and everything in his earlier university days, he “wisened up” and found a job in investment management. While at Artemis Investment Management, a $2 billion Bay Street investment firm, Rob developed deep financial modelling skills through researching over 100 publicly-traded companies. He also oversaw more than $150 million of client money. His successes saw him promoted twice, ending as Associate Portfolio Manager.

After three years at Artemis, Rob joined KPMG LLP as a Senior Consultant in their Strategy & Operations group, with the hopes of being closer to actual business decisions. There, he applied his modelling skills to a high profile engagement while deepening his expertise in database analytics. When he got tired of seeing the inside of a plane every Monday and Friday, Rob joined Bell Canada Finance, supporting the Wholesale business unit, where he and a colleague built most of the financial models setting Wholesale’s pricing on big deals with telecom resellers.

Rob’s university education began with a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Toronto. This was followed by a Master of Theological Studies, where he became adept at arguing the finer points of ecclesiology and soteriology. Rob went on to attain the Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation, and completed his Master of Finance from Queen’s School of Business. His education continues, whether it’s database query optimization, cost accounting or Civil War history. If he’s not staring at a computer screen, you can probably find him on the squash court, running on one of the few remaining new routes from his North Toronto home, or worrying about the world’s declining biodiversity.

Brandon K. Laughren
Co-Founder and CIO
The Laughren Group (SFO)

Brandon K. Laughren, Managing Director, Co-Founder and CIO of the Laughren Group, a single family office with investments private equity..............


.....private debt, venture capital and real estate. In addition, he serves as a mentor for two startup accelerators. Prior to co-founding the Laughren Group, Mr. Laughren founded and managed Stone Laughren LLC, a private equity and venture capital advisory firm. Mr. Laughren has acted as a transaction advisor and an investor for 30+ years. He has been involved in M&A transactions totaling more than $50 billion in value and debt and equity raises in excess of $10 billion.

Mr. Laughren began his career at Goldman Sachs & Co. in Mergers & Acquisitions, working with Fortune 50 clients and top tier private equity firms. He then joined Scully Brothers, Foss & Wight, where he worked with General Motors on the disposition of several operating divisions. Upon graduation from Columbia Business School, Mr. Laughren joined JP Morgan where he worked in Morgan Capital Corporation, the bank’s venture and private equity investing arm. He subsequently moved into M&A to work with the largest industrial clients of the bank. Mr. Laughren was recruited to UBS Securities to set up and manage the cross-border M&A effort. He later joined Salomon Brothers (Citigroup) to work with the largest clients of the firm on M&A and corporate finance transactions. Mr. Laughren subsequently moved into technology investment banking where he advised on IPOs, private placements and debt issuance. He lest Wall Street to sell his family’s business and establish a family office.

Mr. Laughren received an AB in Philosophy from Columbia College, Columbia University and an MBA in Finance and Management of Organizations from Columbia Business School. Mr. Laughren’s community involvement has included being a volunteer interior firefighter and serving on the Board of the Catskill Forest Association, an environmental education non-profit.

Hon. Claudine Schneider

Congresswoman, businesswoman and consultant

The Honorable Claudine Schneider (R.-RI) Congresswoman, businesswoman and consultant...............


Author of the first and only revenue neutral Global Warming Prevention Act (A Roadmap); Co-Founder of Energia Global (Costa Rica) and consultant - enlisted 50 Fortune 500 Corporations to reduce their greenhouse gases; ESG Advisor to utilities & others.

Mitch Baruchowitz
Founder, Managing Member
Merida Capital Holdings

Mr. Baruchowitz, Founder and Managing Member of Merida Capital Holdings, has nine years of experience in the state-legal cannabis industry and is considered a national expert in the diverse licensing regimes governing each state...............


His cannabis career began in assisting Colorado-based legal cultivators to structure state compliant capital transactions and analyzing the legal cannabis market in order to develop an optimal business strategy for their operations. After several years of work with Colorado companies, he co-founded Theraplant, LLC where he architected the highest scoring application in Connecticut’s highly selective licensing process. In 2014, he cofounded LeafLine Labs, LLC, which was one of only two Minnesota companies to win a license to cultivate and dispense cannabis in extracted form. Mr. Baruchowitz has also founded Laurel Harvest Labs, a Pennsylvania state-approved clinical registrant holding both a medical marijuana grower/processor and dispensary permit in conjucntion with its contracted research partner, along with its contracted academic clinical research partner, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.

Overall, Mr. Baruchowitz has over 20 years of experience in the legal and finance fields. He is the former Associate General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer of publicly traded MarketAxess. He was also the General Counsel of investment banking boutique Pali Capital, which had revenues of nearly $200 million and 200 employees when he was appointed in late 2009 by the Board to lead the restructuring and wind-down of the company. Since 2010, he has led numerous public and private offerings, assisted in the formation and funding of several credit funds and a $60 million REIT while the Head of Investment Banking of ACGM, Inc. and at Cavu Securities.

Mr. Baruchowitz is a graduate of Brandeis University and Boston University School of Law. He is a member of the New York and Massachusetts Bars and formerly held FINRA 7, 24, 63 and 79 licenses. He currently sits on the Boards of New Frontier Data and Manna Molecular Sciences.

Rob Catalanello

Rob is Co-CEO of B2C2................


Prior to joining the firm in 2019, he ran Hibernia Metallum, a consulting firm advising major financial institutions on the set-up, structure and day-to-day operation of capital markets, cryptocurrency and blockchain businesses in the United States.

Previously, Rob spent over 25 years building and managing global businesses at investment banks, most recently Credit Agricole where he was head of fixed income market sales – Americas (2012-2016) and head of foreign exchange – Americas (2006-2012). During this time, he led the bank’s Dodd-Frank and MiFID regulatory programmes in the Americas. He also served on the Federal Reserve Bank of NY FX Markets Committee (2008-2016) and was Chairman of the Chief Dealers Working Subcommittee and Market Risk Subcommittee.

Earlier roles include global head of foreign exchange sales at Merrill Lynch (2002-2006) and vice president, foreign exchange sales at Goldman Sachs (1996-2002). Rob holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton Graduate School of Business (1993), with a concentration in Finance and Statistics, and a BA in Electrical Engineering from Villanova University (1986), with a minor in Mathematics.

Robert Zuccaro, CFA
Founder & Chief Investment Officer
Golden Eagle Strategies

Robert Zuccaro is the Founder & CIO of Golden Eagle Strategies................


Over the course of his 30+ year investment management career, Robert has managed market leading institutional portfolios and two mutual funds. He is one of the most successful investment managers having been named a top 10 manager in numerous years by the Wall Street Journal and Lipper. He’s also been cited for outstanding performance by leading publications including Financial World, New York Times, and USA Today.

Robert began his career at E.W. Axe & Co managing the flagship Axe-Houghton Stock Fund, which outperformed the S&P 500 for six straight years under his management. As an early pioneer in the development of quantitative strategies, Robert’s research has focused on identifying the common threads of top performing stocks. Golden Eagle Strategies represents the culmination of four decades of research and expertise honed over the course of 9 bull and 8 bear markets. His research has revealed unconventional truths that drive the performance of the Golden Eagle Growth Strategy.

As a prolific researcher, life-long educator and philanthropist, Robert has authored numerous studies, market commentaries, and the book, “How Wall Street Reshaped America’s Destiny”. He holds an MBA from Pace University.

Richard Beleutz
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
AIR Asset Management

Richard Beleutz is AIR Asset Management's Founder and Chief Executive Officer and is responsible for overseeing the firm's strategic direction and driving growth.................


Mr. Beleutz is also the Chair of the firm’s Executive Committee. He has over 25 years of experience in various capacities in the investment industry. He has closed over $1B in transactions for companies and investment products, has extensive deal experience in private equity and investment banking, and has an operations background as a former principal of three hedge funds. Mr. Beleutz has a well-established track record in the life settlements space, which began in 2006 when he eventually launched his first life settlement hedge fund in conjunction with a life settlement brokerage business and a life expectancy company. He also has a background in life insurance and annuities that dates back to 1993, when he began his career as a financial advisor with Ameriprise.

Mr. Beleutz is considered a thought leader in the alternative investment space and actively participates in industry interviews and conferences. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Michigan and holds Series 7, 9, 10, 24, 63, and 79 securities registrations.

John Trammell
Managing Director, Global Strategic Relationships
Symphony Financial Partners

John Trammell is with Symphony Financial Partners as Managing Director, Global Strategic Relationships. Symphony is a Tokyo based Japanese deep value equity investor................


John is currently on the board and a past President of the NY Episcopalian Diocesan Investment Trust. Trammell also serves on the Investment Committee of Episcopal Diocese of New York, is a member of the Investment Committee of Somerset Hills Learning Institute and St. James Parish. He is also a past member of the Advisory Board at Tiedemann Investment Group.

He was previously the Global Co-Head of Asset Management at Cantor Fitzgerald Investment Advisors from December 2011 until 2015. Prior to joining Cantor, Mr. Trammell was the CEO of Cadogan Management, LLC, an asset management firm, a position he held from September 2007. Prior to joining Cadogan, he spent seven years at Investor Select Advisors, a hedge fund investment platform, where he served as the Chief Executive Officer. Mr. Trammell joined Investor Select Advisors from Argonaut Capital Management in New York, a global macro hedge fund, where he was Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Trammell began his career with the Hudson Institute, a New York-based think tank, where he served as a primary economic research assistant to Herman Kahn, the founder and a noted strategist. Mr. Trammell received a BA in History and Economics from DePauw University and studied at Waseda University in Tokyo, Japan.

Mr. Trammell has also spent time as a MD / Institutional Sales with Solovis, LLC., an institutional money management and analytics software platform. Prior to Solovis, Mr. Trammell was a member of the management committee at Novus Partners, a financial technology firm utilizing both public and private data for portfolio analytics.

Mr. Trammell is the co-author of several books and has written numerous articles for publication.

Jenny Renton
Investment Director
Ruffer LLP

A partner, she joined Ruffer in 2013. She leads Ruffer’s US team and co-manages the Ruffer Absolute Master Fund and Charity Assets Trust...............


......alongside managing a number of separately managed accounts for endowments and foundations. Prior to joining Ruffer, Jenny worked with oil and gas companies on their corporate and financial strategies before joining the Fund Team at Ingenious Investments, an alternatives investment house.

She is a CFA Charterholder.

David Mercer
LMAX Group

David Mercer is the Chief Executive Officer of LMAX Group, a global financial technology company headquartered in the UK...


...a leading independent operator of institutional execution venues for FX and crypto currency trading.

Following a successful management buyout in 2013, David has built LMAX Group into a key player in both the traditional capital markets and the crypto trading industry. With a global client base and offices in 9 countries, LMAX Group was recently valued at $1 billion, following a minority stake sale to J.C. Flowers & Co.

A former City banking executive and currency specialist, David is an outspoken industry commentator and a long-term champion of the UK’s technology sector as well as a passionate supporter of entrepreneurship.

Ben Page Fort
Global Head
Nasdaq Asset Owner Solutions (AOS)

Ben is Global Head for Nasdaq Asset Owner Solutions (AOS)...............


He is responsible for expanding domestic and international markets for AOS solutions which address the needs of asset owner and allocator clients. Nasdaq Asset Owner Solutions, an integrated platform powered by eVestment, Solovis and Nasdaq Private Markets, has more than 600 clients worldwide—ranging from $50mm single family offices to $600B sovereign wealth funds.

Prior to joining Nasdaq, Ben spent more than a decade in financial technology, including leading client strategy at Algorithmics and developing new product markets at StatPro.

Mike Scala
The Impact Agency
Global Ambassador & Partnerships
Bankers Without Boundaries

Mike Scala has founded a number of organizations deploying capital globally while implementing sustainable solutions and impact across all sectors................


He has led efforts both on the ground and behind the scenes traveling around the world to work with family offices, NGOs, and the public and private sector.

In addition, his work with SAP, The World Health Organization, governments, institutions and cities to mobilize capital while aligning them with risk reduction, scaling, and more have resulted in providing aid and opportunities to millions across continents the past two years alone. His work has been recognized at The World Economic Forum and he is helping lead the movement around a more sustainable future bridging the gap across generations.

He is also the Founder of The Impact Agency, a private specialized agency that works with family offices, foundations, NGOs, and the public and private sector. They provide accountability, scale, and maximum return on impact of philanthropic investment/giving. With a track record of a minimum of 2-5x return on impact, (that is for every $1 million they deliver up to $2-$5 million of value out into the world) they are empowering underserved communities and diversity around the world and supporting the transformation of philanthropy, reimagining wealth intergenerationally, and across the private sector internationally. With experience in the areas of disaster relief, youth and community engagement, COVID relief, education, environmental sustainability/clean energy, tech, human rights, art and culture, and more, it is the first of its kind as a "one stop shop" for all things impact related.

Stephan Heller
Founding Partner
Quentum Capital

Stephan Heller is one of the founding partners of Quentum Capital..............


Previously, he was a serial entrepreneur and raised over €50 million from venture capital funds. He also led Intel's European Start Program and founded Intel Ignite, which was voted the best corporate startup accelerator for early stage startups. The program was first established in Israel and later expanded to the startup ecosystems in the United States and Germany.

Stephan Heller is the founder and CEO of FinCompare GmbH, a fast-growing online platform for SME financing since 2017. In 2015, he founded Watchmaster - a European trading platform for new and used luxury watches. He led the company as CEO for a year, helping to shape the digital transformation of the watch market. Prior to that, the Munich native, born in 1986, worked for the international discount portal Groupon for three and a half years. His last position was Head of Merchant Marketing in London from 2013 to 2015. There he played a key role in Groupon's success and strong growth in Europe.

He also worked as an investment analyst at Waterland, an investment company focused on medium-sized companies, and as a management consultant at Roland Berger, a global strategy consultancy. Stephan Heller also worked for BMW in Tokyo and for UBS in London.

He holds a bachelor's degree in communications from the University of Vienna and a master's degree in international management from ESCP Europe in Paris, London and Berlin.

David Dezso
Founder and CEO
Banyan Risk Group

Banyan is an enterprise risk firm that enables our family office partners and corporate clients to look at their individual risk profile comprehensively from digital risk to due diligence and physical risks.....


There is no longer physical risk without digital and vice versa and Banyan is one of the few to be able to handle any of these growing challenges anywhere, anytime. David founded Banyan in order to empower our clients to make better decisions at the crucial intersection of opportunity and risk. And to do this with trust, speed, and a relentless pursuit for operating excellence. He built a team of experts across fields who are able to quickly integrate disciplines and help our clients navigate risks worldwide. Before starting Banyan, David served over a decade in the U.S. Army Special Operations as an Army Green Beret with extensive experience in international affairs. His operational experiences have taken him around the world to include: Latin America, Europe, North and East Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Caucuses.

David is a devout continuous learner, having earned an MBA from Rice University, a JD from South Texas College of Law and a BS from The Citadel. David also holds certificates from Harvard Law School and the Buckley School. This diverse collection of experiences motivates David to lead Banyan Risk Group to be the premier global risk firm in the U.S.

Reema Khan
Founder and CEO
Green Sands Equity

Reema founded GSE in 2015 as an investment and strategy advisory firm; in 2017, she added a PE arm to GSE...


She currently serves as chairman and CEO of Green Sands Equity. Headquartered in San Francisco with offices in Tokyo, Doha, Zurich, and Singapore, GSE leads and co-invests alongside the world's leading institutions.

Focused on Technology and Life Sciences in growth and late-stage, GSE has invested in some of the most iconic companies of our time. Reema also specializes in strategic advisory for governments in their branding for Foreign Direct Investment. GSE's vast political and diplomatic network makes GSE one of the top strategy advisors to governments.

Since 2018, Reema is the ambassador of the Royal Academy of Science International Trust to the United Nations for Women in Science & Technology. In 2017, She was awarded the 21st Century Icon Award in Finance by CNBC London.

In 2019, Reema started the "Green Sands Prize," which honors an individual or organization with the potential for profound impact. The Prize provides both a financial grant and partnership to advance the work of an exceptional individual or organization. Reema has an interest in artificial and non-human intelligence. She is a trustee and chairman of the endowment at the SETI Institute (previously a division of NASA that was later structured as a stand-alone non-profit mostly funded by NASA grants).

Amentia Muhedini
Head of Sustainable Strategies

Amantia Muhedini is a Sustainable Investing (SI) Strategist in the Chief Investment Office, Global Wealth Management......


Prior to UBS, Amantia was a sustainable investing fellow with Morgan Stanley’s Investing with Impact team focusing on impact measurement and product development. She also spent time at Working Capital – the Supply Chain Innovation Fund conducting impact and commercial due diligence on potential investments. Amantia previously was an Investments Associate at the Omidyar Group’s Humanity United addressing forced labor in global corporate supply chains. She is also a member of the Governance Council of United World Colleges International (UWC), a global education organization, and was a founding board member and acting Executive Director for UWC Albania, an education non-profit based in Albania.

Amantia holds a BA from Princeton University and a MPA from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs.

Florian Kemmerich, MSc
Managing Partner
Bamboo Capital Partners

Florian, Managing Partner at Bamboo Capital Partners, entrepreneur and impact investor...............


...holds a BBA and Master of Science in Marketing and his personal leitmotif is “Impact Lives, Share Profits.” Florian supports the society and global economy by sharing his extensive background in fundraising, business transformations and personal development to invest in and build purposeful companies. These impact-focused enterprises are mitigating some of the world’s biggest challenges: poverty uplift, digital inclusion, (women’s) economic empowerment, climate change mitigation/ alleviation, access to energy, access to healthcare, access to education and financing smallholder farmers.

Florian collaborates hereto with the Palladium Group, WorldBank, United Nations, NGOs, governments, private and institutional investors to fund, back and scale companies in the world’s most remote locations. He is a globally active member of the Young Presidents’ Organization, founded the YPO Impact Investing Initiative (Y3i) and the Planet Action Network as well as the North Star Chapter. Currently also acts as Chair of the YPO Impact Networks Council.

On a personal note Florian is a hobby blues-rock musician and proud husband & father of 5 children. Florian previously held C-level positions at Parter Capital, Olympus, SBi (Stryker) and B.Braun. Fluent in German, English, Spanish, French & Italian.

Matt Hawkins
Founder & Managing Principal
Entourage Effect Capital

Entourage Effect Capital is a venture capital firm focused specifically on investing in the legalized cannabis industry, formerly known as Cresco Capital Partners...


Since 2014, the firm has made close to 70 investments invested out of three funds, co-investment vehicles and special purpose entities. Matt is known and respected in the cannabis industry as having the vision to become one of the first investors in the industry. He brings long standing relationships in the industry that compare to very few others in cannabis.

He is Chairman of the Board of Directors of Harborside Inc. (CSE:HBOR) and a board member of Sunderstorm. He has helped orchestrate numerous exits for the firm’s investments. He has spoken on countless industry panels and has appeared on CNBC, Fox News, Cheddar, Yahoo Finance, Bloomberg among others discussing the industry. As a result, he is widely considered to be a thought leader in the legalized cannabis industry. Prior to the founding of EEC, he was a partner and President of a private real estate investment company which acquired REO and NPL from banks and financial institutions across the country, with particular interest in multifamily residential and self-storage assets.

The company completed more than 55 bank-direct acquisitions, deploying over $500MM of capital since Q4 2008. In 2013 alone, the company bought close to 10,000 Class B and Class C value-add multifamily units across the Sunbelt of the United States. At the end of 2013, Matt and his partners sold their interest. Prior to this, Matt was a Principal/ Co-founder of San Jacinto Partners, a fund focused on the bulk acquisition of single family residential assets and the Managing General Partner of Adjacent Capital, L.P., a private equity/specialty lending fund. He was earlier affiliated with Treadstone Partners, L.L.C., a distressed debt and equity fund. He has an extensive background in both turnaround management and private equity. Prior to joining Treadstone and forming Adjacent Capital and San Jacinto Partners, was associated with Hull & Associates, a regional turnaround management firm. Matt is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin.

Hans Vaule CFA, CAIA
Lead Investment Director
Cambridge Associates

Hans has more than 20 years of experience as an investor and has been with Cambridge Associates since 2007...


Hans has more than 20 years of experience as an investor and has been with Cambridge Associates since 2007. He is a Managing Director at the firm. Hans actively works with a variety of private clients that range in size from $40 million to over $1 billion. Hans has a strong background in private equity, with experience in distressed, traditional buyout, and growth equity investments across a range of industries in the U.S. and Europe.

Prior to joining Cambridge Associates, Hans spent seven years in private equity, working on growth and turnaround investments with Platinum Equity and TPG. Prior to that, Hans was a Business Unit Manager for Schlumberger in Paris and a Management Consultant in Silicon Valley. Before business school, Hans worked in the software industry in the US and Europe. He started his career as an Investment Specialist for Fidelity Investments in Boston.

CFA, Charterholder Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst Charterholder MBA, Stanford University, Arjay Miller Scholar BA, Psychology and German Language, Bates College, Phi Beta Kappa

Cynthia Dalagelis

ESG and Sustainability Advisor

Since 2005, Cynthia Dalagelis has worked with leading family offices, brands, technology agencies and private enterprises to conceptualize, develop, invest in and grow ESG forward businesses.....


Her current focus is on bridging the relationship between her network of global family offices, sovereign wealth funds, and institutions with ESG entrepreneurs, funds, and values-aligned growth strategies.