Ignite a Culture of Innovation and Creativity in your Company
As Head of Innovation & Creativity at Disney, Duncan helped teams at Disney Parks, Lucasfilm, Marvel, Pixar, Imagineering and Animation to innovate, creating magical new storylines and amazing experiences for consumers around the globe.
He now brings his Disney experience to audiences around the world, delivering a series of keynotes, masterclasses, and ideation forums, that help people capture unlikely connections, leading to both disruptive thinking and revolutionary ideas.
He is a multiple TEDx speaker and has been featured in many publications including Fast Company, Forbes, INC., and more. He teaches Innovation and Creativity Masterclasses at Yale University, UNC and U.F. He also holds the American Citizen Award presented at the White House, an Hons. MBA and Hons. Doctorate from Edinburgh University and the Duke of Edinburgh Award, presented by her majesty, Queen Elizabeth.
Principal & Managing Partner of Broughton Capital
Donald Broughton founded Broughton Capital at the beginning of 2017, after spending over two decades as one of Wall Street’s top analysts – first at A.G. Edwards where he covered the Transportation industry, led the Industrials Research Team, and served on the firm’s Investment Strategy Committee. Beginning in mid-2006 Broughton published reports warning of an impending economic slowdown and by early 2007 published reports explaining why a recession was imminent.
His stock-picking performance has been repeatedly recognized by The Wall Street Journal as an “All-Star Analyst,” by Forbes in its “When Picky Analysts Pick” series, and ranked by both Zacks Investment Research and Starmine as a 5-Star Analyst (their highest rating). He is a frequent guest on national broadcast media, such as CNBC and Nightly Business Report. Many in the transportation industry know him for his quarterly tracking of trucking bankruptcies. Notorious as a hard-hitting forensic accountant, as a ‘Sell-side analyst’ he used ‘Sell’ ratings more often than any other Transportation analyst, and is highly regarded for his forecasts that translate goods flow data into economic forecasts.
Prior to going to Wall Street, Mr. Broughton spent almost a decade in various Distribution and Operations management roles in the beverage industry, including serving as the Corporate Manager of Distribution for the Dr Pepper / Seven-Up companies and Chief Operating Officer for Bevmark Concepts. He is convinced that most individuals know more about the economy than they realize, and believes that economists are only boring because they are lazy, or choose to be.
World-Renowned Business Consultant
Ram Charan has spent the past 40 years working with many top companies, CEOs, and boards of our time.
In his work with leading companies, including Toyota and Bank of America, Ram is known for cutting through the complexity of running a business in today’s fast changing environment to uncover the core business problem.
Ram’s real-world solutions, shared with millions through his books and articles in top business publications, have been praised for being practical, relevant, and highly actionable — the kind of advice you can use Monday morning–in areas such as growth, talent development, corporate governance, and moneymaking models for the digital age.
Ram was first introduced to business while working in the family shoe shop in a small town in northern India, where he was raised. He earned an engineering degree in India, then took a job in Australia. He went on to earn MBA and doctorate degrees from Harvard Business School, where he graduated with high distinction and was a Baker Scholar, and served on the faculties of Harvard Business School and Northwestern University before pursuing consulting full-time.
Ram has coached more than a dozen leaders who went on to become CEOs. He reaches many more up-and-coming business leaders through in-house executive education programs. His energetic, interactive teaching style has won him several awards, including the Bell Ringer award at GE’s famous Crotonville Institute and best teacher award at Northwestern. He was among BusinessWeek‘s top ten resources for in-house executive development programs.
Health + Wellness Expert
Jessie Pavelka is an internationally recognized health and wellness expert. Jessie thrives on guiding individuals and organizations toward positive well-being via his principles of The Four Elements; Eat, Sweat, Think and Connect.
Jessie has hosted TV smash hits such as Sky TVs ‘Obese: A Year to Save my Life’, as well as health campaigns on ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’, NBC’s ‘Biggest Loser’, Lifetime TV’s ‘Dietribe’ and on Oprah’s OWN network.
Jessie co-Founded Pavelka Wellness in 2013, which is now a wellness partner for a range of organizations including technology giants Cisco Systems, helping employees become healthier and more resilient in an ever-changing world.
Innovative Business Thinker + Thought Leader
After decades of standing in the fire with leaders of high-performing organizations, Peter Sheahan has come to believe that an organization will only go commercially where its leaders first go personally.
Having grown his own companies by accelerating the growth and transformation for clients that include: Apple; Chick-fil-A; DeBeers; and AT&T — Peter will provoke you to get bigger, by getting better! When leaders are true to their purpose, they gravitate towards doing work that matters and solving higher-order problems. The journey to get there requires that they have the courage to tell themselves the truth, take intelligent risks, and assume ownership for driving the alignment necessary to build an organization which behaves in ways worthy of its leadership position.
In being true to his own ambitions and relentless pursuit of growth, Peter has published seven books, built three global companies and delivered more than 2,500 presentations in 40+ countries. Today he is focused exclusively on inspiring leaders to do the hard work required to accelerate growth and transformation.
Angel Investor + the President of New World Angels
Ron Tarro is Florida angel investor and the President of New World Angels, a long-standing Florida angel investor syndicate. Ron is the former CEO of a telecommunications software and management services company founded in Boca Raton, Florida. He led the company from its early stages, led its expansion across nearly 40 countries, and then led its sale to a publicly held corporation. Ron began his career as an IBM software engineer and product manager. He subsequently spent a decade in management consulting leadership within Ernst & Young’s Strategic Advisory Services organization.
Ron’s journey with crypto-assets and blockchain technology began as a “nerd pursuit” over a decade ago. The technology represented a fundamentally different way to design software systems. Ron has since overseen the formation of a FinTech working group within New World Angels where he and the angels maintain a window on early stage crypto-entrepreneurs.
Ron’s passion is early-stage and growth-stage tech companies and their focus on their innovations, their customers and market alignment, funding, and growth acceleration. He’s a long-time contributor and board member to startup incubators and university entrepreneurship programs. On the “other side of the entrepreneurial table”, Ron helps private equity organizations find, evaluate, and support early-stage company investments.
President of the Florida Blockchain Business Association
Samuel Armes has an extensive background in the blockchain and government spaces. Samuel did research for United States Special Operations Command on Bitcoin and counter threat finance. He did similar research for the United States Department of State on cryptocurrency policy and blockchain technology. Samuel is currently the President of the Florida Blockchain Business Association (FBBA) and has passed three bills in the Florida legislature. He currently runs Tortuga Venture Fund, a web 3 and blockchain focused fund, and runs major blockchain & cryptocurrency conferences around the state.
Douglas W. Clark
Founder, Chief Executive Officer, + Chairman of Corcentric
Doug Clark has served as Founder, President, Chief Executive Officer, and a Director of Corcentric (formerly AmeriQuest) since 1996. His professional experience includes stints in public accounting, investment banking, and as a technology and transportation entrepreneur.
Doug was instrumental in growing Corcentric into one of the leading tech-enabled business services companies with more than 2,000 customers throughout North America. During his tenure, he has led the company to be named nine times to the Inc. 5000 List of America’s “Fastest-Growing Private Companies.”
Prior to founding AmeriQuest, Doug was President of Amtralease, a national association of independent full service truck leasing companies. A Certified Public Accountant, Clark was a Vice President and Director of Drexel Firestone Inc., an investment banking firm. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Truck Renting and Leasing Association (TRALA) and is a Board member of AAA South Jersey and ACP. Clark also serves on the Executive Advisory Council of Rowan University’s Rohrer College of Business. He received his B.A. in accounting from the University of Miami and his M.B.A. in finance from Drexel University in Philadelphia.
President + Chief Operating Officer of Corcentric
Matt Clark is the President and Chief Operating Officer for Corcentric. He is responsible for setting and steering Corcentric’s strategic vision along with its mission of empowering businesses to do more. His leadership has led to a substantial increase in employees, revenue, and the company’s growing presence in the B2B FinTech space. Since the beginning of 2018, Matt has guided the company through three acquisitions that position Corcentric as a global leader in Source-to-Pay and Order-to-Cash solutions.
Matt is an adviser and guest lecturer for the University of Maryland’s Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program, and is an active member of Vistage Chief Executive Group, which provides peer-to-peer mentoring for DC area business leaders. He earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Maryland.
Senior Vice President of Source-to-Pay
Joe Payne is a sourcing and procurement expert who has worked with companies, ranging from mid-market to the Fortune 100, to optimize their sourcing and procurement strategies. At Corcentric, he is responsible for strategy and delivery of the Corcentric Source-to-Pay solution offering, including technology, services, and GPO programs.
Senior Vice President, Fleet Solutions
Patrick Gaskins, Senior Vice President Fleet Solutions, began his career with Corcentric in 2010 as VP of Financial Services, then SVP of Sales and Operations. In his current role, he leads Capital Equipment Solutions, Fleet Procurement, Supply Management, and Remarketing teams. A financial services professional with over 30 years of experience, Gaskins earned his BBA in Finance from the University of Miami, FL before receiving his CTP certification from the National Private Truck Council.