Current Speakers

Ashley Ausland

  • Principal Interior Designer and Owner
  • Ausland Interiors

Ausland Interiors is a boutique Interior design firm, specializing in ground up construction and major remodels. We are committed to enhancing the day to day lives of our clients and their families through our collaborative process. We care about the fiber of our community, and aim to leave a lasting impression for the future generations. We approach every project in a holistic way, thinking beyond the material applications…

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Kelly Campbell

  • President, Peacock and Direct to Consumer
  • NBCUniversal

Kelly Campbell serves as President of Peacock and Direct-to-Consumer for NBCUniversal. In her role, Campbell is responsible for Peacock’s streaming business and works in close partnership with leadership across NBCUniversal television, film, news, and sports. Prior to joining NBCUniversal, Campbell served as President of Hulu, where she led the streamer’s live and on-demand businesses. She joined Hulu in 2017 as Chief Marketing Officer, where she played a key…

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Jake Capps

  • Managing Partner
  • Meaningful Partners

Jake Capps has been a private equity investor for two decades with a passion for the consumer sector. Jake founded Meaningful Partners to create an investment platform with a community of accomplished executives all devoted to serving others to empower and accelerate growth in leaders who will define the next generation with a commitment to positive purpose.  Prior to starting Meaningful Partners, Jake worked at three large private…

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Harrison Clay

  • Head of Biogas in the Energy Transition Group
  • Mercuria Energy

Harrison Clay serves as the Head of Biogas in the Energy Transition Group at Mercuria Energy. Mercuria is a global energy trading and investment group based in Geneva, Switzerland.  Prior to Mercuria, Harrison served as President of Clean Energy Renewable Fuels, a biogas production, marketing and distribution company, from its inception through its sale to BP in 2016.  Harrison spent four years working in the Environmental Products group…

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Joseph Fournier

  • Principal Architect and Owner
  • Joseph Fournier Design

Joseph Fournier Design is a local architecture firm located in the South Bay specializing in traditional residential architecture. Our primary objective is to intently listen to our clients’ needs, wants, and dreams so that we can effectively translate them into a true custom design. We strive to produce a product that is not only aesthetically pleasing and timeless, but also functional for our clients as they navigate their…

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Laurie James

  • Transformative Coach and Author

As an author and transformative coach, Laurie loves helping people find their power to create the life they desire. Her book, Sandwiched: A Memoir of Holding On and Letting Go is about her path to self-discovery and freedom after she found herself caring for elderly parents and raising four daughters while her marriage began to crumble. During that time she had to reevaluate everything she thought she knew.…

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Sejal Penkar

  • Director of Fixed Income Markets
  • Capital Group

Sejal Penkar is a director of fixed income markets at Capital Group, home of American Funds. She has 16 years of industry experience and has been with Capital Group for one year. Prior to joining Capital, Sejal was part of the Merrill Private Wealth team where she was the primary business development wealth advisor and co-managed the fixed income sleeve. Before that, Sejal was director of institutional sales for…

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Iris Shin

  • Managing Director, Portfolio Manager
  • Post Advisory Group

Iris Shin is a Managing Director, Portfolio Manager for Post Advisory Group. Iris joined Post in 2013 from Glenview Capital Management, where she was a senior analyst focused on fixed income and special situations investing. Prior to Glenview, Iris worked as a private equity associate at Leonard Green & Partners and as a financial analyst at Credit Suisse (formerly the Los Angeles office of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette). Born…

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Chris Stone

  • Deputy Managing Editor for New Initiatives and Vice President of LA Times Studios
  • Los Angeles Times

Chris Stone is the Deputy Managing Editor for New Initiatives and Vice President of LA Times Studios at The Los Angeles Times. In his role, Stone guides the launch of new products and initiatives and provides leadership across the studio’s portfolio. He is leading the launch of initiatives such as The Times’ editorial partnership with Verizon using drones, robotics and 3-D mapping technologies to enhance storytelling capabilities, and…

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Erik Stranberg

  • Fixed Income Investment Analyst
  • Capital Group

Erik Stranberg is a fixed income investment analyst at Capital Group with research responsibility for high-yield corporate bonds specializing in health care, pharmaceuticals and oilfield services. He has 16 years of investment experience, all with Capital Group. Erik was a participant in The Associates Program at Capital, a two-year series of work assignments in various areas of the organization. Before that, he was a fixed income business systems analyst.…

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Kevin Whilden

  • Co-Founder and Director
  • Sustainable Surf

Kevin is a green business entrepreneur and a geologist. His passion is solving the problem of climate change, and his career has spanned this field: scientific research in Antarctica, carbon offset policy and development, energy efficiency and renewable energy, and Clean Tech startups developing technology to remove CO2 from the atmosphere. Kevin’s underlying interest is in understanding how complex systems work and what is needed to create large…

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