Speakers & Breakout Sessions

Believers in Business hosts men and women who are leading voices in their spheres of influence within business. These speakers come from diverse backgrounds and bring a breadth of experience to our 2019 conference. We have an exciting lineup of keynote and breakout speakers.

Keynote Speakers

National Director of MBA Ministry
Kenneth Barnes
Director of the Mockler Center for Faith & Ethics in the Workplace at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
Bonnie Wurzbacher
Former executive at Coca-Cola and World Vision
Jay Jakub
Senior Director of External Research at Mars / Catalyst; Co-leader of Mutuality Laboratory
Sheeba Philip
Principal at Ethos Brand Group; Former Global Marketing Exec at JC Penny, Oreo, and IJM

 

Breakout Speakers

Check out the photos and links to bios below to get to know our Breakout Speakers.

Finance

Partner, Cassia Capital Partners; Board Member, New Canaan Society
Managing Director, AllianceBernstein
Managing Partner & Director of Impact, TriLinc Global
Managing Director at BlackRock

Consulting

Manager, Deloitte
Principal, Tenacity, Inc / Executive-in-Residence, The Coles College of Business
Associate Partner, Innosight

Evangelism in the Workplace

Managing Director of the Beeck Center for Social Impact + Innovation, Georgetown University
Senior Director of Engineering Content at Salesforce, President of Faithforce
VP Strategic Relationships, Christian Employers Alliance; Strategic Catalyst, The Institute for Faith, Work & Economics
Director of Economic Empowerment at Restore NYC; Former AVP, L'Oreal

Life Outside Work

EVP & CFO, Gogo
Co-Founder & Principal, Dayspring Technologies
World Vision National Leadership Council
Managing Director Equity Derivatives, Morgan Stanley

Women's Lunch Panel

Director of Economic Empowerment at Restore NYC; Former AVP, L'Oreal
Former executive at Coca-Cola and World Vision
Principal at Ethos Brand Group; Former Global Marketing Exec at JC Penny, Oreo, and IJM
Founder & Chief FireStarter of SparkFire Active

Men's Lunch Panel

Vice President of Investments at Wells Fargo Advisors
Senior Financial Professional
Director at Archetype Wealth Partners, ESG Portfolio Manager
Executive Director and Principal Consultant of LEAD.NYC’s Voca Center

Entrepreneurship/Social Impact

Director of Economic Development, Together Chicago, Co-Founder & Principal, Tech Capital Ventures
Founder & Chief FireStarter of SparkFire Active
Co-Founder & CEO of PenguinSmart
Co-Founder, Together Chicago; Lead Pastor, Uptown Baptist Church

Redeeming Business in the Messy Middle: A Case Discussion

Professor of Management and AVP of Strategic Initiatives, Seattle Pacific University

Technology

Author, co-chair of the Theology of Work Project
Founder and Chief Software Architect at Liferay
Senior Director of Engineering Content at Salesforce, President of Faithforce

Vulnerability/Failure

Director of the Talbot Center for Faith, Work and Economics
Former Hedge Fund Manager; Prison Ministry Leader
COO, WikiMedia Foundation
Founder and Principal at Wisefellows Consulting

 

 

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