Past Speakers

One of JGSI's greatest assets is our extensive, high-profile executive and attorney speaker network. Below is a partial list of some of the hundreds of speakers annually who have addressed our graduate students both on-and off-campus.

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Aron Levine
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President, Preferred &Consumer Banking & Investments; Bank of America
Abby Adlerman
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CEO, Boardspan
David Alpern
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Founding Partner; Varsity Healthcare Partners
Gary Alpert
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Senior Vice President; Livongo & Teladoc Health
Michael Alter
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President; The Alter Group
Randy Altschuler
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CEO & Co-Founder; Xometry
Alec Andronikov
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General Partner, NDCapital
Jeffrey Aronin
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Founder, Chairman & CEO; Paragon Biosciences, LLC
Joe Asher
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CEO; William Hill US
Lorna Auerbach
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President/CEO, Auerbach Realty Holdings, LLC.
Jonathan Barach
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President & Co-founder; Vista Investment Group
Todd Barasch
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VP Product & Portfolio Management, Disney Media Networks
Thomas Barkin
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President & CEO; Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Stephanie Baruch
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SVP; City National Bank
Ariel Beliak
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President & CEO; Merritt | Former SVP; Bank of America
Leslie Belzberg
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SVP of Production in L.A., Gaumont
Jordan Bender
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Managing Director; Goldman Sachs
Wendy Berger
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CEO & Founder; WBSE
Jeff Berman
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Co-Founder, Magnet Companies
Carol Lavin Bernick
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CEO; Polished Nickel Capital Management
Alan Bernstein
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Chair, Corporate Governance Committee, Board of Investments; Lacera & President; Harper Management Inc
Art Bilger
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CEO & Founder; Working Nation
Galya Blachman
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General Counsel & Compliance Director; 5AM Ventures
Robert Blum
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President & CEO; Cytokinetics, Inc.
David Blumberg
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Founder/Managing Partner; Blumberg Capital
Betsy Blumenthal
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Senior Managing Director; Kroll Associates
Jonathan Bluth
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Director/Co-Head of Heathcare, Intrepid
Sarah Boden
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Chief Growth Officer; Beeline Mobility
David Boorstein
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SVP, Head of Scripted TV; Jada and Will Smith’s Westbrook Studios
Pablo Borquez Schwarzbeck
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Founder; ProducePay
Jon Bosse
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Co-head,Chief Investment Officer & Portfolio Manager; NWQ
Julie Bram
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Founder & Past Chair; Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund
Mark Bregman
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Managing Director; Vista Labs
Sonya Brown
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General Partner; Norwest Venture Partners
Scott Brown
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VP Strategic Alliances; Generate Life Sciences
Erick Brownstein
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President & CSO; Shareability
Alan Buckman
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SVP/ Sales; luckydiem.com
Ken Button
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Co-Founder & CEO; ContractSafe
Curtis Chambers
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Former Director of Engineering; Uber
Cliff Chenfeld
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Co-Founder & Co-CEO; Razor & Tie and Kidz Bop
Fred Cohen
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Co-Founder and Sr. Managing Director; Vida Ventures
Janet Crown
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Founder & CEO; Burn 60 ® Studios
Kirsten Curtis
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Advisor; SIZE
Stephen Cushman
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President; Cush Enterprises
Howie Diamond
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Co-Founder, Managing Partner; Alpha Bridge Ventures
Matt Edelman
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Chief Commercial Officer, Super League Gaming
Rebecca Edelson
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Partner; Sheppard Mullin
Marcie Elias
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President; Elias Consulting LLC
Jonathan Elist
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Chairman, Board of Advisors; FlowEquity
Ian Epstein
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Founder; PropSwap
Jeff Epstein
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Operating Partner; Bessemer Venture Partners
Jonathan Epstein
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Partner; Green Oak Real Estate
David Factor
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President & CEO; ESC
Jett Fein
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Partner; e.ventures
William Feinberg
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President; Dorsar Investment Partners, LP
David Feinberg
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VP; Google Health
David Feinberg
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CIO; Sack Properties
Adam Feit
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Managing Director, MUFG Union Bank
Ira Feldman
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Owner; Felco Business Services & Founding Partner; Toback CPA's
Jason Felger
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Operating Partner; Jump Capital
Ted Fentin
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Partner & Managing Director, AECOM Capital Real Estate
Ken Fermaglich
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Partner & Music Agent; United Talent Agency
Irwin Field
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Chairman; Liberty Vegetable Oil Company
Jerry Fine
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President, Revere Financial Corporation
Ken Firtel
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Founder & Managing Partner, Transom Capital Group
Marc Fischer
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CEO & Co-Founder; Dogtown Media
Jenna Fisher
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Global Corporate Officers Sector Leader; Russell Reynolds Associates
Justin Fishner-Wolfson
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Founder & Managing Partner; 137 Ventures
Eric Fleiss
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Managing Director and CEO, Regent Properties
David Fox
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CEO; Double Coconut
Saul Fox
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CEO & Founder; Fox Paine
Steven Fradkin
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President, Wealth Management; Northern Trust
Ilan Frank
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VP Product, Enterprise; Slack
John Frank
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Vice Chairman; Oaktree Capital Management
Robert Freedman
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Chairman & CEO, Hurel Corporation
John Freund
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Founder & Managing Director; Skyline Ventures
Bernard Fried
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Former CEO; Plastikon, Siterra & Citadon
Amy Friedlander Hoffman
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Head of Business Development & Experiential Marketing, Uber
Mark Friedman
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VP (E-Commerce); Brooks Brothers
Andrew Friedman
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Managing Director; Shorenstein
Eric Friedman
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Co-Founder & CTO; Fitbit
Bob Friedman
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CEO & Founder; Bungalow Media + Entertainment
Robert Garber
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Partner; 7Wire Ventures
Jason Gardner
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Founder & CEO; Marqeta, Inc
David Geller
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Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Logical Medical Systems, Inc.
Pierre Gentin
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Global General Counsel; McKinsey & Company
Ross Gerber
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CEO & President; Gerber Kawasaki
Mark Gleiberman
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Founder & CEO; MG Properties
Matt Glickman
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Founder & President; Promise Venture Studio
Ed Glickman
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Executive Chairman; AIP Asset Management
Vitaly Glozman
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Partner; PwC Management Consulting
Daniel Gluck
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Managing Partner; Powerplant Ventures
Garrett Goldberg
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Partner; Bee Partners
Adam Goldberg
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Executive Producer, Microsoft Studios
Leslie Goldman
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General Partner & Co-Founder; The Artemis Fund
Ken Goldman
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President; Hillspire LLC
Doug Goldman
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Chairman & Founder; Certain Software
Susan Goldsmith
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Principal; Deloitte Consulting LLP.
Robert Goldstein
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Chairman & CEO; US Nuclear Corp
Scott Goodman
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Founding Principal; Farpoint Development
One of JGSI's greatest assets is our extensive, high-profile executive and attorney speaker network. Below is a partial list of some of the hundreds of speakers annually who have addressed our graduate students both on-and off-campus.

Interested in becoming a featured JGSI speaker?
Get Involved!

Aron Abecassis, Entrepreneur/Real Estate Investor
Bob Adler, Former Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Edison International
Greg Adler, President and CEO, Transamerican Auto Parts
Tracy Albert, Managing Director, Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC
David Alpert, President, Skybound
Jonathan Anschell, General Counsel, CBS
Jeff Appel, President and CFO, United Oil
Paul Aronzon, Partner, Milbank Tweed
Philip Barach, President, DoubleLine
Ron Baron, Co-Founder, Baron Capital
Jonathan Baruch, Co-Founder, Rain Management Group
Eric Beckman, Chairman and Co-Managing Partner, Breakwater Management LLC
Bob Beitcher, CEO, Motion Picture Television Fund
Lawrence Bender, Producer
Josh Berman, CEO, The Lucky Group
Les Bider, CEO, Pinnacle Health
Stanley Black, CEO, Black Equities Group
Ryan Born, AudioMicro, ImageCollect, and ChooseTattoos
Chuck Boxenbaum, CEO, National Partnership Investments
Scooter Braun, Founder, SB Projects
Aaron Broder, CEO, Evolve Media
Bert Brodsky, Chairman, Sandata Technologies
Jeff Bronchick, CEO, Cove Street Capital
David Burg, Senior Vice President, NBC Universal
Emiliano Calemzuk, CEO, Shine Group Americas
Sandy Climan, President, Entertainment Media Ventures
Arthur Cohen, Co-Founder, Hardesty LLC
David Cohen, President and Co-Founder, Karlin Asset Management
Scott Cohen, Co-Founder and CEO, 180Fusion
Victor Coleman, Managing Partner, Hudson Capitol, LLC
Craig Cooper, Senior Vice President and Chief Legal Officer, Roll Global LLC
Lester Crown, Chairman, Henry Crown & Co.
Michael Daniel, Partner, Omninet
Stephen Davis, Chief Content Officer, Hasbro
Steven Dietz, Partner, Upfront Ventures
Jeff Dinkin, Managing Director and Founder, Regent Properties
David Dressler, Co-Founder and CFO, Tender Greens
Jason Elkin, CEO, New Vision Television
Bill Elkus, Founder and Managing Partner, Clearstone Venture Partners
Frank Ellis, Founder and CEO, Silverback Advisors
Leah Emkin, Vice President, Wilshire Associates
Bob Emmer, COO, Shout! Factory
Lee Essner, CEO, Inheritedwealth.com
Scott Farb, Managing Principal, The Reznick Group
Howard Farber, Chairman of the Board, Alpert & Alpert
Richard Farber, Managing Partner, McKendree Capital
Jason Feffer, Co-Founder, SodaHead.com
Erik Feig, Co-President, Lionsgate Motion Picture Group
Dr. David Feinberg, CEO, UCLA Health Systems
Josh Feldman, Vice President, Co-Head of Storytelling at Hasbro
Lew Feldman, CEO, Heritage Capital Ventures LLP
Ken Firtel, Managing Director, Transom Capital Group
Adam Fleischman,
Bill Fleischman, CEO, W/F Investment Corp.
Arthur Fogel, CEO, Live Nation, Inc.
John Fogelman, CEO, FactoryMade Ventures
Richard Foos, CEO and Co-Founder, Shout! Factory
Alan Fox, President, ACF Property Management, Inc.
Dovi Frances, Founder and Managing Partner, SG, LLC
John Frankel, Partner, ff Venture Capital
Michael Frankel,Co-Chief Officer and Director, Rexford Industrial Realty
James Freedman, CEO, Intrepid Investment Bankers
Joel Fried, President and Director, PRIMECAP Management Co.
Jeff Friedman, CEO, Mesa West
Jerry Friedman, Chairman and CEO, Marvin Group
Mark Friedman, President and Co-Founder, The Perfect Pushup
Scott Friedman, CEO, NYX Cosmetics
Jay Gellert, President and CEO, HealthNet
Seth Gerson, Chief Business Officer, Survios
Fariba Ghodsian, Managing Partner, Dafna Capital
Tricia Hellman Gibbs, Co-Founder, San Francisco Free Clinic
Allen Gilbert; CEO and Partner; Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard and Shapiro
Errol Ginsberg, CTO, Ixia
Jonathan Glaser, CEO, JMG Capitol
Patricia Glaser; Partner; Glaser, Weil, Fink, Jacobs, Howard and Shapiro
Richy Glassberg, CEO, Medialets
Jeff Glassman, CEO, Covington Capital Management
Melissa Gold, Senior Vice President, Business Affairs, Fox Broadcasting Company
Stanley Gold, CEO, Shamrock Holdings, Inc.
Eric Golden, CEO, Equipois
Jeff Goldstein, President, PriceGrabber
Mark Goldstein, President and CEO, Entertainment Partners
Ron Goldstein, President and CEO, CHOICE Administrators
Mark Goldston, Chairman & CEO, The Goldston Group
Jodi Goodman, President, Northern California, Live Nation Entertainment
Steve Green, CEO, Kibel Green
Larry Gross, CEO, Edeniq
John Hadl, Founder and CEO, BrandinHand
Efrem Harkham, CEO, Luxe Hotels
Jeri Harman, Managing Partner and CEO, Avante Mezzanine Partners
Andrew Hauptman, Chairman, Andell
Jilliene Helman, CEO and Founder, Realty Mogul
Ken Hertz, Senior Partner Goldring, Hertz and Lichtenstein
Jon Hirshberg, President & CEO, ENI-JR286
Andy Howard, Partner, Shamrock Capital Advisors
Jonathan Huberman, Managing Director, The Gores Group
Stanley Iezman, Chairman and CEO, American Realty Advisors
David Janow, President and CEO, Axiom Foods
Mitch Julis, CEO, Canyon Capital Advisors
James Kahan, Senior Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
Gordon Kanofsky, Co-Trustee and Board Member, Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
Jamie Kantrowitz, Managing Director, Mesa Global
Jordan Kaplan, CEO, Douglas Emmett
Steve Kaplan, Principal, Oaktree Capital
Gail Katz, CEO, Gail Katz Productions
Josh Katzin, Managing Director, ACORE Capital
Richard Kayne, CEO, Kayne Anderson
Marc Kirshbaum, CEO, Allegro Ophthalmics LLC
Keith Klein, Partner, Bryan Cave
Keith Klein, General Counsel, Kythera Biopharmaceuticals
Elliott Kleinberg, COO, Open Road Films
Dr. Jana Kohl, Activist, Psychologist, Author, Speaker, Artist, Blogger
Jerry Kohl, President, Brighton Collectibles
Michael Kohn, General Counsel, Dick Clark Productions
Dr. Jacqueline Kosecoff, Senior Advisor, Optum
Judge Alex Kozinski, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
Jon Kraft, CEO & Co-Founder, Thrively
Michael Kraus, Chairman and CEO, Expak Logistics
Lenny Krayzelburg, Founder, LK Swim Academy
Eric Kurtzman, CEO, Kurtzman Carson Consulting
Scott Lahman, CEO, GOGII
David Landsberg, CFO, Panda Express
Fred Leeds, Fred Leeds Properties
Ken Leventhal, Ernst & Young
Barry Levin, Chairman and CEO, Snak King
Estela Wolf Levin, Strategic Initiatives Portfolio Lead of The Capital Group Companies
Jerry Levin, Former CEO, AOL Time Warner
David Levy, Executive Vice President, Non-Linear Revenue, Fox Networks Group
Greg Liberman, President and CEO, Spark Networks
James Lichtman, Senior Vice President, NBC Universal
Harley Liker, Founder, Liker Consulting
Stuart Liner; Managing Partner; Liner, Grode, Stein, Yankelevitz, Sunshine Regenstreif & Taylor LLP
Jeff Lipsky, Photographer
Mark Liszt, Founder, Lawrence Wholesale, LLC
Eddie Lorin, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Strategic Realty Capital
Jeff Lotman, Founder and CEO, Global Icons
Meyer Luskin, CEO, Scope Industries
Joel Mandel, CEO, The Management Group
Howard Mangen, President, Mangen Group
Jeff Margolis, CEO, TriZetto
Howard Marks, CFA, Oaktree Capital
Jamie McCourt, CEO, Jamie Enterprises
Hillary Mendelsohn, President and Founder, The Purple Book
Larry Midler, Executive Vice President and General Counsel, CBRE
Adam Miller, CEO, Cornerstone OnDemand
Jack Miller, Founder and CEO, Quill Corp.
David Mirsky, Co-Founder and CEO, Pacific Rim Capital, Inc.
Ken Moelis, CEO, Moelis & Company
Todd Morgan, Senior Managing Director, Bel Air Investments
Michael Mothner, CEO, WPromote.com
Gary Mozer, Co-Founder, George Smith Partners
Marc Nathanson, Chairman, Mapleton Investments
Jason Nazar, Co-Founder and CEO, Docstoc.com
Jerry Neuman, Partner, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP
Jay Newman, COO, The Athens Group
Craig Newmark, CEO, Craigslist
Steven Nichols, CEO, K-Swiss
Shelby Notkin, Chairman, Capital Group Private Client Services
Dean Judy Olian, Dean of UCLA Anderson Business of School
Norm Pattiz, Founder and Chairman, Courtside Entertainment Group
Larry Paul, Managing Partner, Laurel Crown Capital, LLC
Steve Persky, CEO, Dalton Investments
Mark Pincus, Senior Vice President, Rhino Entertainment
Richard Pink, President Of Richard Pink and Associates, Inc.
Marc Platt, Producer
Albert Praw, Executive Vice President, KB Home
Anthony Pritzker, Managing Director, The Pritzker Group
Shari Redstone, President, National Amusements
Andy Reimer, Co-Founder, Inception Media Group
Steve Reiner, Managing Director, B. Riley & Co
Lynda Resnick, CEO, Roll Corporation
Bruce Resnikoff, CEO, Universal Music
David Ricanati, President, Fiji Water
Fred Rosen, President, Ticketmaster
Michael Rosen, Principal and Chief Investment Officer, Angeles Investment Advisors
Tom Rosenberg, Founder, Lakeshore Entertainment
Zachary Rosenberg, Chief Growth Officer, Horizon Media
Bruce Rosenblum, Warner Brothers Television Group
Chip Rosenblum, Owner, St. Louis Rams
Joe Rosenblum, CTO, Internet Brands
Eugene Rosenfeld, CEO, Forest Lane Group
Michael Rosenfeld, CEO, Woodridge Capital Partners
Rick Rosenfield, Co-Founder, California Pizza Kitchen
Linda Rosenson, President, Prestigious Properties
Jeffrey Rosenthal, President and Chairman, Rose Investments LLC
Stephen Rossi, Managing Partner, CounterPoint
Allen Rothenberg, Chairman and CEO, 1st Century Bank
Michael Rubel, Managing Partner, Creative Artists Agency
Mark Rubin, Chairman and CEO, Regional Properties, Inc.
Murray Rudin; Managing Director; Riordan, Lewis, and Haden Equity Partners
Thomas Safran, Chairman, Thomas Safran & Associates
Ted Samuels, Portfolio Manager at The Capital Group
Joseph Sanberg, Co-Founder, Aspiration Growth
Richard Sandler, Partner, Maron and Sandler
Scott Sandler, Senior Vice President and Investment Counselor, Capital Group Private Client Services
Fred Sands, Chairman, Vintage Real Estate, LLC
Jeffrey Schaffer, Five Crowns Capital
Paul Schaeffer, COO, Mandalay Entertainment
Mark Schaffer, Board of Director, Opus Bank
Aaron Schiff, CEO, Matic Insurance
Mauro Schnaidman, President and CEO, JAFRA Cosmetics International
Neal Schore, CEO, Triton Media Group
Eric Schrier, President, FX Networks and FX Productions
Jonathan Schulman, General Counsel, Warner Brothers
Matthew Schwab, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Karlin Real Estate
Jeffrey Schwartz, Founder and Managing Partner, Corbel SEP
Sander Schwartz, Producer
Jason Schwarz, President of Wilshire Funds Management
James Segil, President, Serial Entrepreneur
Danny Shader, CEO, PayNearMe
Jesse Sharf, Partner Gibson Dunn
Jody Sherman, CEO, EcoMom
Sherry Gunther Shugerman, CEO, Popstar Club, Inc.
Brian Shuster, Founder and CEO, ACTV8.me
Sandy Sigal, President and CEO, NewMark Merrill Companies
Reagan Silber, President and Co-Founder, Commonwealth Opportunity Capital
Michael Silver, CEO, American Elements
Ben Silverman, Founder and Chairman, Electus
Arthur Simanovsky, Founder and CEO, Dryver
Gene Simmons, Co-Founder, KISS
Bruce Simon, Senior Vice President and Chief Investment Officer, City National Bank
Josh Simon, Co-Founder, Function Drinks
Ross Sklar, CEO, The Starco Group
Harry Sloan, CEO, Global Eagle Acquisitions
Arthur Smith, CEO, A. Smith & Co. Productions
Michael Smooke, Partner, Fulbright and Jaworski
Jeff Smulyan, CEO, Emmis Broadcasting
Jonathan Sokoloff, Managing Partner, Leonard Green & Partners
Jeff Solomon, President, Cowen Group
Ken Solomon, CEO, Tennis Channel
Ryan Somers, President and CEO, Benedict Canyon Equities
Glenn Sonnenberg, Latitude Management
Michael Sorochinsky, Cypress Equity Investments
Bennett Spiegel, Partner, Jones Day
Thomas Spiegel, TSCO
Steve Spira, President, Warner Brothers
Howard Stern, Founder and Principal, Stern & Associates
Jeff Stibel, CEO, The Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
Steven Sugarman, President and CEO, Banc of California
Nina Tassler, Former Chairwoman, CBS
Sam Teller, CEO, Launchpad LA
Philip de Toledo, President, The Capital Group
Tom Unterman, Founding Partner, Rustic Canyon
Jon Vein, Co-Founder, MarketShare
Alan Viterbi, Co-Founder & CEO, Liquid Enviro
Mark Wapnick, President, CourtCall LLC
David Waxman, Managing Partner, TenOneTen
Leah Weil, Senior Executive Vice President and General Counsel, Sony Pictures
Bill Weinstein, Founder, VERVE
Mark Weinstein, CEO, MJW Investments
Richard Weintraub, CEO, Weintraub Financial
Eric Weissman, Partner, Weissmann, Wolff, Bergman, Coleman, Grodin and Evall
Randy Wooster, Co-Founder and CEO, Imperial Capital, LLC
Elaine Wynn, Co-Founder, Wynn Resorts
Michael Yanover, Business Development, CAA
Richard Ziman, Chairman, Rexford Industrial
Michael Zislis, Founder, The Zislis Group
Carmi Zlotnik, Managing Director, Starz Media, LLC