Adam Miller is the President & CEO of Cornerstone OnDemand (NASDAQ: CSOD). He founded Cornerstone in 1999 in his one-bedroom apartment to help people realize their potential, and he has grown it to be one of the largest cloud computing companies in the world with over 22 million users in 191 countries. Under his leadership, Cornerstone has grown at a compounded annual growth rate of over 50% since 2007 and today the Cornerstone global team operates in over 24 countries.
Mr. Miller is a frequent speaker and writer on entrepreneurship, philanthropy, technology and talent management. He was awarded the 2017 Best Practices Institute CEO Award and was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011. He was also named CEO of the Year by the Southern California Technology Association in 2009.
Michael Bell is a veteran CEO and entrepreneur in the software industry. For the past 20 years, Mr. Bell has served as a senior executive and chief executive in early-stage startups through public company executive roles. Mr. Bell currently leads Bridg as its President. He previously oversaw all sales, marketing, and finance operations for Infrascale and its products as its President. Prior, he served as president of a leading B2B SaaS company in the logistics industry, 3PL Central. In 2007, Mr. Bell launched Software.com. He took it from a strategic vision and transformed it into a fast-growing operating entity, achieving break-even within its first year of operation. Mr. Bell also founded Encore Software and served as its CEO for fourteen years, growing it to become one of the top-ten consumer software publishers in North America, with annual revenues of over $50 million. This performance was recognized in 2000 and 2001 by Inc. Magazine, which included Encore Software in its annual list of America’s 500 fastest-growing private companies, by the Software Council of Southern California, which voted Mr. Bell CEO of the Year.
Alex Moullé-Berteaux is CMO at Starry. He was previously CCO at Aereo, Head of Marketing of Rockstar Games, and Worldwide Group Account Director for the Apple account at TBWA, where led the development of worldwide marketing campaigns of Mac, iPod, iTunes and iPhone.
The author of #1 bestselling The Sumo Advantage, Bernie Brenner serves as the Chief Strategy Officer at TrueCar, which he co-founded. He founded PromiseMark in 1997, which is widely regarded as the innovator of identity theft protection services. He previously served as Vice President, Business Development of Carfax and was responsible for Carfax’s strategic partnerships with OEMs and online marketing partners. Mr. Brenner founded 1-800-CARSEARCH in the early 1990s and served as its Vice President.
Mr. Mark Brosso founded Health Market Science, Inc. and served as its Chief Executive Officer and President. Prior to founding Health Market Science in 1999, Mr. Brosso founded and ran multiple healthcare and information technology companies. Mr. Brosso has developed an exceptional understanding of the breadth of the healthcare data market. He serves as a Director of Health Market Science, and served as a Director of SmartAnalyst, Inc.
“Dr. Queue” Richard Larson
Dr. Richard Larson is a professor at MIT, where he received his Ph.D. He is an author, co-author or editor of six books and author of over 75 scientific articles, primarily in the fields of technology-enabled education, urban service systems (esp. emergency response systems), queueing, logistics and workforce planning. He served as President of ORSA, (1993-4), and is Past-President of INFORMS, Institute for Operations Research and the Management Sciences. He has served as a consultant to the World Bank, the United Nations, United Artists Cinemas, Rand Corp., the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Science, and the U.S. Department of Justice. Dr. Larson has undertaken major projects with Citibank, American Airlines, Actmedia/Turner Broadcasting, the U.S. Postal Service, the City of New York, Jenny Craig, and others. Dr. Larson’s research on queues has not only resulted in new computational techniques (e.g., the Queue Inference Engine and the Hypercube Queueing Model), but has also been covered extensively in national media (e.g., ABC TV’s 20/20). Dr. Larson has served as Co-Director of the MIT Operations Research Center (over 15 years in that post). He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and is an INFORMS Founding Fellow. He has been honored with the INFORMS President’s Award and the Kimball Medal. He is founding Director of MIT’s new Center for Engineering Systems Fundamentals.
Iván Markman is Chief Operating and Financial Officer of MarketShare. Before joining MarketShare, Mr. Markman was with Yahoo!. As Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Yahoo! he led product portfolio reviews to enable focus and growth. Earlier he served as Vice President of Operations Finance where he drove key business planning, analytics, and financial initiatives for Yahoo!’s largest operating units with annual revenue in excess of $5 billion. Among his accomplishments, Mr. Markman cut costs and managed resources to increase efficiency and fund growth. Earlier in his career at Yahoo!, he drove the strategy and planning of the global expansion of multi-million dollar U.S. products.
Nabil Kabbani is a global multidisciplinary CEO with a distinguished career creating value in the Fintech and Services industries. He joins our advisory board from ACT Holdings where he spent five years building the company into a major Business Process Outsourcing services player and growing revenues from $30M to $400M. Prior to that, he spent twelve years at Western Union, helping it grow to a multi-billion dollar revenue business, working from various locations in the U.S., Beirut, Dubai, Paris, and Brussels. He was also CEO of an on-line payment processing venture that pioneered innovative settlement and consumer protection products. He has led a venture capital funded startup which grew through nine acquisitions to become a major player in the money transfer industry. Throughout his career, Mr. Kabbani has managed multiple M&A deals on both the buy and sell side, along with various rounds of financing. Mr. Kabbani speaks 5 languages, majored in economics and holds an MBA in finance from the American University of Beirut.
Gitta Salomon brings over 20 years experience as a practicing interaction designer. Her work includes product strategy, definition, and development for consumer and enterprise products. Since founding Swim over 16 years ago, she has successfully translated user-centered research into interfaces for a wide range of products from airplane cockpits at Boeing to Apple, IBM, Nike, Webex, Kodak, and Microsoft.
Prior to founding Swim, Ms. Salomon was Worldwide Director of Interaction Design at IDEO Product Development. While at IDEO, her work included new entertainment systems for Sony, digital imaging directions for Kodak, an interactive showroom for SteelCase and workshops for Times Mirror and NEC. Gitta joined IDEO after more than six years as a Researcher and Team Leader within the Advanced Technology Group at Apple Computer.
Ms. Salomon has published extensively in the design and human-computer interface communities, holds several interface design patents, and has presented internationally. She has taught at San Francisco State University and the Royal College of Art in London. She received her Master’s degree from the MIT’s Media Laboratory. Her undergraduate work was in mathematics at UCLA.
Phoebe Wood serves as a non-executive director of Invesco & Coca-Cola Enterprises. She is currently a principal at CompaniesWood and served as Vice Chairman, Chief Financial Officer and in other capacities at Brown-Forman Corporation from 2001 until her retirement in 2008. Prior to Brown-Forman, Ms. Wood was Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a Director of Propel Corporation (a subsidiary of Motorola) from 2000 to 2001. Previously, Ms. Wood served in various capacities during her tenure at Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO) from 1976 to 2000. Ms. Wood currently serves on the Boards of Directors of Leggett & Platt, Incorporated (audit and compensation committees), Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc. (audit and affiliated transaction committees), as well as on the boards of trustees for the University of Louisville, the Gheens Foundation and the American Printing House for the Blind. From 2001 to 2011 Ms. Wood was a member of the board of trustees for Smith College. Ms. Wood received her A.B. degree from Smith College and her M.B.A. from University of California Los Angeles.
Private Investor and Fortune 500 CEO
As a private investor, he is the chairman of a private foundation that he and his wife established in 1989. He is a Member of the Board of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and of the Caltech Investment Committee. He was a founder, chairman, and CEO of Fortune 500 Company, which he grew from inception to its subsequent sale. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 publications in science and technology. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from UCLA and master’s and Ph.D. degrees in materials science from Caltech.