Strategic Growth Forum


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Our 2016 speaker lineup will be announced soon. Below is a selection of speakers from the 2015 Strategic Growth Forum.



EY - Maria Bartiromo

Maria Bartiromo

Anchor and Global Markets Editor
FOX Business Network

EY - Fedele Bauccio

Fedele Bauccio

Bon Appétit Management Company

EY - Kate Barton

Kate Barton

EY Americas Vice Chair - Tax Services

EY - K.C. Brechnitz

K.C. Brechnitz

Senior Managing Director
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC

EY - Lisa Bodell

Lisa Bodell

futurethink, and best-selling author

EY - Will Bowmer

Will Bowmer

Managing Director

EY - Noah Breslow

Noah Breslow


EY - David A. Brown

David A. Brown

Head of Equity Capital Markets
Ernst & Young Capital Advisors, LLC

EY - Anthony Bruce

Anthony Bruce

Applied Predictive Technologies

EY - Michael B. Capilouto

Michael B. Capilouto

Transaction Accounting and Private Equity Leader, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, Ernst & Young LLP

EY - Steve Chung

Steve Chung

Frankly Inc.

EY - Richard Cohen

Richard Cohen

Managing Director
Benco Dental

EY - John Cook

John Cook

Co-founder and editor

EY - Kevin Delaney

Kevin Delaney

Editor in Chief and President

EY - Rorke Denver

Rorke Denver

Commander in the SEAL Reserves and author

EY - Nancy-Ann DeParle

Nancy-Ann DeParle

Founding Partner, Consonance Capital Partners, LLC
Former Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy to President Barack Obama

EY - Joseph DeSimone

Joseph DeSimone

CEO and Co-Founder
Carbon3D, Inc.

EY - Virginia Drosos

Virginia Drosos

President and CEO
Assurex Health

EY - Herb Engert

Herb Engert

EY Americas Strategic Growth Markets Leader

EY - Rick Fezell

Rick Fezell

EY Americas Vice Chair - Accounts

EY - Mike Fries

Mike Fries

President and CEO
Liberty Global, Inc.  

EY - Chester Elton and Adrian Gostick

Adrian Gostick and Chester Elton

New York Times best-selling authors and
co-founders of The Culture Works

EY - Paul Grangaard

Paul Grangaard

President and CEO
Allen Edmonds Corporation

EY - Catherine Graham

Catherine Graham

CFO & Treasurer
2U, Inc.

EY - Charlotte Guyman

Charlotte Guyman

Berkshire Hathaway

EY - Carrie Hall

Carrie Hall

EY Americas Family Business Leader

EY - Carla Harris

Carla Harris

Vice Chairman, Global Wealth Management,
Senior Client Advisor, Managing Director
Morgan Stanley

EY - Jessica Herrin

Jessica Herrin

CEO and Founder
Stella & Dot Family Brands

EY - Todd Hirsch

Todd Hirsch

Managing Director
The Blackstone Group, Tactical Opportunities

EY - Stephen R. Howe, Jr.

Stephen R. Howe, Jr.

EY US Chairman and Americas Managing Partner

EY - Dr David Hung, MD

David Hung, MD

Founder, President and CEO, Medivation, and
EY Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2014 National Award winner

EY - Priya Huskins

Priya Huskins

Senior VP & Partner
Woodruff-Sawyer & Co.

EY - Adi Ignatius

Adi Ignatius

Editor in Chief
Harvard Business Review Group

EY - Kimi Iguchi

Kimi Iguchi

Sage Therapeutics

EY - Jim Impoco

Jim Impoco

Editor in Chief, Newsweek
IBT Media

EY - Marc Jacobson

Marc Jacobson


EY - Richard Jeanneret

Rich Jeanneret

EY Americas Vice Chair – Transaction Advisory Services

EY - Mark Jeffries

Mark Jeffries

Author, speaker and event host

EY - David Jensen

David Jensen

EY Global Innovation and Digital Strategy Leader

EY - Tom Jessiman

Tom Jessiman

CEO and Co-Founder

EY - H. Fisk Johnson

H. Fisk Johnson

Chairman and CEO
SC Johnson  

EY - Russ Jones

Russ Jones

Chief Financial Officer

EY - Michael J. Kacsmar

Michael J. Kacsmar

EY Entrepreneur Of The Year Americas Program Director

EY - Jackie Kelley

Jackie Kelley

EY Americas IPO Markets Leader
Partner, Financial & Accounting Advisory Services

EY - James Kelliher

James Kelliher

Chief Financial Officer

EY - Charles Koch

Charles G. Koch

Chairman of the Board and CEO
Koch Industries, Inc.  

EY - Keith Krach

Keith Krach

Chairman & CEO

EY - Harry Kraemer

Harry Kraemer

Kellogg School of Management Professor, former CEO, Baxter, and best-selling author

EY - Jeff Liu

Jeff Liu

EY Global Technology Leader
Transaction Advisory Services

EY - Karole Lloyd

Karole Lloyd

Southeast Regional Managing Partner
Ernst & Young LLP

EY - Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Multiple Emmy Award-winning actor

EY - Bill Macaitis

Bill Macaitis


EY - Robert H. McCooey, Jr.

Robert H. McCooey, Jr.

Senior Vice President

EY - Bill McDermott

Bill McDermott


EY - Michael McGoohan

Michael McGoohan

Senior Director, Global External Strategy & Corporate Development
Mondelēz International

EY - Bethany McLean

Bethany McLean

Contributing Editor
Vanity Fair

EY - RJ Melman

R.J. Melman

Managing Partner
Lettuce Entertain You Enterprises

EY - Curt Menefee

Curt Menefee

Fox NFL Sunday

EY - Jim Messina

Jim Messina

President and CEO, The Messina Group, and
former Deputy Chief of Staff to President Barack Obama

EY - Seth Meyers

Seth Meyers

Late Night with Seth Meyers

EY - Jennifer Morgan

Jennifer Morgan

President – North America
SAP America, Inc.

EY - Alan Murray

Alan Murray


EY - Andy Fennell

Matt Murray

Deputy Editor in Chief
The Wall Street Journal

EY - Francois Nader, MD

Francois Nader, MD

Former CEO
NPS Pharma

EY - Ben Narasin

Ben Narasin

Canvas Ventures

EY - Steven Nardizzi

Steven Nardizzi

Chief Executive Officer
Wounded Warrior Project

EY - Deborah Norville

Deborah Norville

Inside Edition

EY - David Novak

David C. Novak

Executive Chairman
Yum! Brands, Inc.

EY - Michael O’Leary

Michael O’Leary

EY Global Internal Audit Leader

EY - Dean Ornish

Dean Ornish, MD

Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine, UCSF

EY - Seth Page

Seth Page

COO | CorpDev
UniKey Technologies, Inc.

EY - Bob Patton

Bob Patton

EY Americas Vice Chair – Advisory Services

EY - Jeff Potter

Jeff Potter

Surf Air

EY - J.B. Pritzker

J.B. Pritzker

Managing Partner
Pritzker Group

EY - Brian Reilly

Garry Ridge

President & Chief Executive Officer
WD-40 Company

EY - Karl Rove

Karl Rove

Former Deputy Chief of Staff and
senior advisor to President George W. Bush

EY - Eddy Schmitt

Eddy Schmitt

Senior Vice President, Americas

EY - Uschi Schreiber

Uschi Schreiber

EY Global Vice Chair – Markets and Chair of the Global Accounts Committee

EY - James Segil

James Segil

Co-founder and former President
EdgeCast Networks

EY - Larraine Segil

Larraine Segil

Board Member
Frontier Communications

EY - Andy Serwer

Andy Serwer

Editor in Chief of Yahoo Finance

EY - Amish Shah

Amish Shah

President / CEO
Kem Krest

EY - Richard Sherlund

Richard (Rick) Sherlund

Managing Director, Chairman of Software, Banking

EY - 	Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek

Author & Optimist
Start With Why

EY - Scott Skidmore

Scott Skidmore

Managing Director

EY - Carolyn Slaski

Carolyn Slaski

EY Americas Vice Chair - Talent

EY - Dylan Smith

Dylan Smith

Co-Founder & CFO

EY - David M. Sokolsky

David M. Sokolsky

Chief Executive Officer
Daisy Brand

EY - Michael Strahan

Michael Strahan

Pro Football Hall of Famer and broadcaster

EY - Candice Szu

Candice Szu

The Carlyle Group

EY - Garvis Toler, III

Garvis Toler, III

Global Head of Capital Markets
NYSE Group

EY - David Trone

David Trone

Founder & President
Total Wine & More

EY - Lindsey Ueberroth

Lindsey Ueberroth

President & CEO
Preferred Hotels & Resorts

EY - Robert Unanue

Robert Unanue

Goya Foods, Inc.

EY - Jeff Uttz

Jeff Uttz

Chief Financial Officer
Shake Shack

EY - Alexis Waadt

Alexis Waadt

Principal, Portfolio Manager
Wall Street Associates

EY - Sue Watts

Sue Watts

Chief Operating Officer, Global Capabilities
Xerox Business Services

EY - Mark Weinberger

Mark A. Weinberger

EY Global Chairman & CEO

EY - Meg Whitman

Meg Whitman

President and Chief Executive Officer
Hewlett Packard Enterprise

EY - Rusty Wiley

Rusty Wiley

Chief Executive Officer
Merrill Corporation

EY - Jeff Wong

Jeff Wong

EY Global Chief Innovation Officer

EY - Ann Yerger

Ann Yerger

Executive Director
EY Center for Board Matters

EY - Derrick York

Derrick York

Global Head of M&A and Strategy
Caterpillar Inc.