Miki Agrawal

Co-Founder & Chief Visionary Officer, THINX


Miki Agrawal is the CEO and Chief Visionary Officer of THINX, a high-tech, beautiful underwear solution for women to wear during their periods. She teamed up with AFRIpads in Uganda to fund a pack of reusable cloth pads for every underwear sold to get millions of girls back in school. To date, Miki and THINX have helped over 60,000 African girls go back to school. Her next big focus… Read More >

 Nikhil Arora & Alejandro Velez

 Co-Founders, Back to the Roots


Back to the Roots was founded in 2009 by college seniors Alejandro Velez and Nikhil Arora after discovering how to grow gourmet mushrooms on recycled coffee grounds. Since then, Back to the Roots has evolved from urban mushroom farming to a thriving business on a mission to Undo Food™ and reconnect families to it through fun, innovative, and delicious Ready to Grow and Ready to Eat products (Organic Mushroom Farm, Water Garden, Garden-in-a-Can, Garden-in-a-Jar, Organic Self-Watering Planter, and Organic Stoneground Flakes).  Read More >

John Clifton “Jack” Bogle

Founder and retired CEO, The Vanguard Group

Jack Bogle brought to market the very first index fund available to individual investors in 1976, the Vanguard 500, and grew The Vanguard Group into one of the world’s largest investment management companies.  Read More >

Mike Brady

President & CEO, Greyston Bakery

Mike Brady, President and CEO of Greyston, is building on the organization’s 33 year heritage as a leading social enterprise. Greyston is best known for its practice of Open Hiring™ which embraces an individual’s potential by providing employment opportunities regardless of background or work history while bringing together the support and… Read More >

Michael C. Bush

CEO, Great Place to Work

Michael is responsible for the growth and management of our global network’s U.S. business. He joined Great Place to Work at a time of rapid growth, and brings over 30 years of experience in growing consulting organizations and increasing efficiency of innovative business units. Michael has served as President of 8 Factors, an online learning organization… Read More >

Tom Gardner

Co-Founder & CEO, The Motley Fool

Tom Gardner co-founded The Motley Fool with his brother David in 1993. He now serves as its Co-Chairman and CEO. In 2014 & 2015, Glassdoor ranked The Motley Fool the #1 place to work in the U.S. for companies with between 250-1000 employees.  Read More >

David Rendall

Principal, Rendall & Associates

David Rendall, noted author of several Freak Factor books, has spoken to audiences on every inhabited continent. His clients include the US Air Force and the Australian Government, as well as companies in the Fortune 500 including, AT&T, State Farm Insurance and Ralph Lauren.  Read More >

Raj Sisodia

Professor of Global Business, Babson College, Co-founder & Co-Chairman, Conscious Capitalism, Inc., Co-Author of Conscious Capitalism

Dr. Raj Sisodia is one of the thought leaders of the Conscious Capitalism movement globally. His book Firms of Endearment: How World Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose is considered a foundational work in explaining the precepts and performance implications of pursuing a conscious approach to business. Named one of the best business books… Read More >

Jerry Stritzke

President & CEO, REI

Jerry Stritzke joined specialty outdoor retailer REI in 2013 from Coach,   Inc., where he served as president and COO. Coach, a leading American marketer of fine accessories for men and women, has global sales of $5.1 billion from retail, e-commerce and wholesale divisions.   Prior to Coach, Jerry had a nine-year career with Limited Brands, Inc., the… Read More >

Paul Zak

Author, Trust Factor: The Science of Creating High Performance Companies 

Human connection. Paul’s two decades of research have taken him from the Pentagon to Fortune 50 boardrooms to the rain forest of Papua New Guinea.  All this in a quest to understand the neuroscience of human connection, human happiness, and effective teamwork. His academic lab and companies he has started develop and deploy neuroscience technologies… Read More >