Paige Arnof-Fenn is the founder and CEO of Mavens & Moguls, a global marketing strategy consulting firm whose clients range from early stage startup to Fortune 500 companies including Colgate, Virgin, Microsoft and The New York Times Company. She was formerly VP Marketing at Zipcar and VP Marketing at Inc.com before the company was sold to Bertelsmann. Prior to that she held the title of SVP Marketing and was a key member of the IPO team at Launch Media, an Internet start-up that went public in early 1999 and was later sold to Yahoo.
Arnof-Fenn has also worked as a special assistant to the chief marketing officer of global marketing at The Coca-Cola Company and held the position of director of the 1996 Olympic Commemorative Coin Program at the Department of Treasury, U.S. Mint. Previously Arnof-Fenn worked in brand management at Procter & Gamble.
Arnof-Fenn is a founding Board member of Women Entrepreneurs in Science & Technology and she is the past Board Chair of the Alumni Board of Stanford University. She has been the representative for Harvard Business School on the Harvard Alumni Association Board, which governs all the schools across the university. She is also the former Vice President of the Harvard Business School Global Alumni Board and the only woman Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Sports Museum at the Boston Garden, is an advisor to several early stage private companies and nonprofit organizations and is also a 3 time past president of the Stanford Club of New England which serves alumni in a 5 state region. She holds an undergraduate degree in economics from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is quoted regularly in the media, was a monthly columnist for Entrepreneur and Forbes for several years, has been on the IDC Technology Advisory Council, selected as a Woman of Note by The Wall Street Journal and a Time Magazine Opinion Leader.
Bill Fischer is Professor of Innovation Management at IMD. He co-founded and co-directs the IMD program on Driving Strategic Innovation, in cooperation with the Sloan School of Management at MIT, and authors a regular column for Forbes.com entitled “The Ideas Business,” (http://blogs.forbes.com/billfischer).
An engineer by training, New Yorker by birth, Bill has lived much of his life in Asia and Europe. He has worked in innovation as a development engineer in industry, oversaw aerospace research projects, consulted for 17 years to the World Health Organization, was co-founder of a startup sold to Deloitte, held an endowed chair at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (1976-1998) and was the Executive President and Dean of the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS) 1997-1999. Bill first moved to China in 1980.
His most recent books include: Reinventing Giants: How Chinese Global Competitor Haier has Changed the Way that Big Companies Transform (2013), The Idea Hunter (2011) and Virtuoso Teams (2005). All of these books address issues of innovation and talent development and expression in a variety of organizational settings.
Samples of Bill’s work are available on his website http://fischerideas.com
Dr. Charles Krebs is a visionary research scientist, university lecturer and clinician who has spent the last 30 years unlocking the secrets of how the brain, body, and our neural communications systems function, and link to the Energetic Systems of the body.
In 1983 he began to work with Kinesiology clinically, and develop an Energetic Kinesiology-based system to resolve Learning Problems. He worked with clinical psychologists, speech pathologists, neurologists and other health professionals to create the Learning Enhancement Acupressure Program (LEAP), for the resolution of many learning problems.
In 1988 he started a new path with Heart as a full-time clinician treating children and adults for Learning Problems using his newly developed LEAP Program. He spent time in the US studying Applied Physiology, a physiologically based form of kinesiology, and upon his return to Australia in 1989 he opened an Applied Physiology clinic, Melbourne Applied Physiology, and was its Director from 1991 until his move to the Lydian Center in Cambridge, MA in 2009.
Krebs is the author (with Tania O'Neill McGowan) of Energetic Kinesiology: Principles and Practice (2014), a landmark textbook in the field of Energy Kinesiology. He is the author of two other books in English: A Revolutionary Way of Thinking: From a Near Fatal Accident to a new Science of Healing; and Nutrition for the Brain: Feeding your Brain for Optimum Performance. He is also the author of four books in German: Lernsprunge, Hintergründe, Emotionale Kontrol der Muskeltestet and Nährstoffe für ein Leitungsfahiges Gehirn. Alles, was Sie Wissen Müssen. He currently is also an Adjunct Research Scientist conducting research on Visualization in the Brain at McLean Hospital, Harvard Medical School, and working on other related projects.
He received his PhD in Biology & Physiology from Boston University in 1974. He currently lives in Belmont MA when he is not traveling to Europe, Asia & Australia to lecture, teach, and present to international conferences. Charles is a 3 million mile air traveler.
Ted Finn is Cofounder & CEO of Uplift Ventures LLC which provides solutions in health and wellness as it relates to travel.
Finn is committed to enhancing wellness in travel. With nearly 2 million lifetime air miles, and years spent overseas in both Europe and Asia, he has acquired a lifetime of travel experiences.
Finn has been a successful entrepreneur for over 30 years. His focus on health and wellness led to the establishment of Uplift Ventures. He has also founded Innovative Wellness Systems with a focus on biomechanical health and wellness. He cofounded Horizon Footwear in 2006 that has launched a number of successful projects in both Europe and Asia. Previously after positions with Nordstrom, Macy’s Corporate Buying Office and U.S. Shoe in the 1980s he cofounded AmAsia International in 1987. AmAsia was a pioneer in Asian sourcing and one of the first companies to produce high quality comfort footwear in China. AmAsia acquired other footwear companies and was then acquired by a European conglomerate in 2004.
Finn has international expertise in operations, product & brand development, and sales & marketing, he is an accomplished executive with experience in both startups and growth organizations.
Finn graduated with a master of arts degree in International Relations from the University of Chicago and a bachelor of arts degree in political science and history from Hobart College. He also attended the Executive Program for smaller companies at Stanford University business school.
When he is not traveling from his home base is Dover, Massachusetts he enjoys quality time with his family and friends and is active in cycling, mountain biking, skiing, and triathlon.