Traditional capitalism with primary focus on profits and shareholder returns is evolving and being challenged to do better with a broader mission! Over the past decade the voices of social and environmental concerns and the purpose driven model to attend to the needs of all stakeholders is changing the way businesses are being formed, operated and governed. As a result, conscious capitalism has gone mainstream.
You will hear about the tenets, progress and potential of conscious capitalism.
You will be informed on the B Corporations role in this evolution. There are currently 34 states that have Benefit Corporation incorporation statutes, with six more states in process.
Please join us for what promises to be a robust panel discussion with
After racking up more than a dozen national and global awards for cause marketing and driving social change through traditional, digital, social, and mobile campaigns, Drew Train set up shop as Co-Founder and President of OBERLAND, a purpose-driven branding agency founded with Bill Oberlander.
Before launching OBERLAND in May of 2014, Drew started the social-good practice at J. Walter Thompson New York, called JWT Ethos. In that role, Drew worked with corporate, nonprofit and public-sector brands that play a role in driving change on the big-picture issues society faces. By leading an integrated team, Drew leveraged the potential of CSR strategy, communication planning, branding, and advertising to create positive, lasting change.
Prior to opening JWT Ethos and OBERLAND, Drew learned his craft through extensive work on global, corporate brands like HSBC, Verizon, UPS, Puma, Lufthansa, and Tiffany & Co. in the U.S. and Shanghai. Drew was instrumental in helping grow Services for the UnderServed into one of the most influential and impactful nonprofits in New York City. And, as National Campaign Co-Chair he molded the #IWillListen campaign for the National Alliance on Mental Illness of New York City (NAMI NYC) into a powerful call-to-action to eliminate the stigma against mental illness.
Drew serves on the Board of Directors for Summer Infant, Inc. (NASDAQ: SUMR), a global leader in premium infant and juvenile products, as well as on the Board of Directors for NAMI NYC, the Resource Development Committee for Services for the UnderServed, and the Planning Committee for the CEO Summit on Mental Health in the Workplace. Drew is 36 and holds a B.A. in Economics from the University of Richmond. He resides in New York with his wife and three children.
Sunny Vanderbeck has a track record of high achievement in all of his endeavors, including as an entrepreneur, CEO, investor, board member, and military leader. Prior to co-founding Satori Capital, Sunny co-founded and served as Chief Executive Officer of Data Return, a leading provider of managed services and utility computing. As CEO for eleven years, Sunny led the company through all phases of growth and transformation. The company sustained 40% quarter-over-quarter growth and reached $50 million in revenue after only three years.
With such rapid growth, an impressive customer base, and an innovative and capital-efficient business model, the company attracted strategic investments from Compaq, Level 3, and Microsoft. After a successful IPO, the company achieved a market capitalization in excess of $3 billion, and Sunny was one of the youngest CEOs ever to lead a NASDAQ company. In recognition of Data Return’s industry leadership, Microsoft named Data Return Global Hosting Partner of the Year, while Sunny received numerous individual honors including being named “Top 25 Technology Executives” and Entrepreneur of the Year finalist by Ernst and Young. In addition, Sunny is a sought-after speaker at financial and sustainability conferences. Prior to co-founding Data Return, Sunny served as a Team Leader at Microsoft, where he focused on supporting Microsoft’s largest clients and partners. Through his experience at Microsoft, Sunny identified a compelling market opportunity that served as the springboard for the launch of Data Return.
Prior to joining Microsoft, Sunny served as a Section Leader of the 2nd Ranger Battalion (U.S. Special Operations Command). Through this experience, he learned how to succeed under challenging circumstances while leading others to new levels of performance.
Leveraging his expertise in strategy, operations, and capital allocation, Sunny is actively engaged with several private businesses as an investor, advisor, and board member. Additionally, he is a member of Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) where he served as the North American co-chair of the organization’s sustainable business network. In this role, his charter was to develop awareness and support for more sustainable business models among YPO companies. Sunny also co-founded YPO’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Network, which helps more than 3,500 president and CEO members accelerate the growth of their businesses.
Evelyn is an experienced Independent Board Director and experienced Chair of Audit, Compensation and Nominating/Governance committees; CFO; Former Big 4 Audit Partner; and Hispanic business leader. Former Senior Finance Leader at a $5B global distributor and service provider for the wireless industry. Evelyn spent 18 years with EY where she served clients in retail, consumer products, technology, financial services, media and other sectors. Recently named a Director to Watch by Directors & Boards Magazine.
Evelyn has a diverse background which offers a valuable combination of private equity ownership experience, along with public company corporate governance and reporting. Throughout her career, she has taken on financial and operational leadership roles, including recently:
*A manufacturer of OTC consumer products distributed nationally through drug wholesalers, chain drugstores and retailers and Amazon as they prepared for M&A activity.
*A start-up application developer and software solutions technology company, defining corporate and digital strategy, resources, branding rules and governance, and launching a full-service eCommerce application utilizing an IOS platform.
*A private equity backed (SAAS) educational technology company focused on developing digital learning tools and interactive content across mobile devices; established financial and reporting cadence and integration with Salesforce.
*A Cybersecurity IT consulting firm; automating and integrating critical financial and operational functions impacting client delivery and billings.
Evelyn also led and participated in several successful initial public offerings, a $400 million debt restructuring, multiple mergers and acquisitions and transformation of a best in class accounting and financial reporting infrastructure.