Retired Navy SEAL, Endurance Athlete and Motivational Speaker
The odds were stacked against David Goggins making anything of himself. He grew up in an abusive household, barely graduated high school, and struggled with serious health issues, but he not only became a Navy SEAL, the most elite unit in the American military, he is the only member of the U.S. Armed Forces to complete SEAL training (including two Hell Weeks), the U.S. Army Ranger School (where he graduated as Enlisted Honor Man) and Air Force tactical air controller training.
A few years later he became one of the greatest endurance athletes in the world. David has completed multiple ultramarathons, triathlons, and ultra triathlons, setting new course records and regularly placing in the top five. David also set a Guinness World Record for the most number of pull-ups in a 24 hour period completing 4,030 in 17 hours.
His achievements made him the subject of a lead feature in Runner’s World, where he was named “Running Hero”. Outside Magazine named him “The Fittest (Real) Man in America.” The Navy SEALs tagged him as their poster boy and lead recruiter.
In November, 2015, he was the subject of the New York Times Bestseller, LIVING
WITH A SEAL, and since leaving the military he’s become a sought after public speaker. He’s spoken to numerous professional sports teams, Fortune 500 companies and other large organizations in both the public and private sector.
Co-Founder, Radical Ventures
Pascal is Co-Founder at radical Ventures and Singularity University’s Chair for Entrepreneurship & Open Innovation. His work focuses on the intersection of technology, global impact, and culture; inspiring, educating and empowering entrepreneurs, corporate irritants and change makers to tackle the most intractable problems of our time.
He has spent his career pushing the boundaries of technology and passionately believes it can profoundly impact the betterment of humankind. He got started on the net before there was a web browser, founded a series of technology startups, led eBay’s Platform Solutions Group in Europe, launched a consulting firm helping entrepreneurs with their strategy & operations, and invested into early-stage tech startups.
Pascal led Mozilla’s Open Innovation Lab, created Mozilla’s accelerator program WebFWD, and headed up Mozilla’s Office of the Chair. As Principal at Google.org, he invested into social impact organizations around the globe.
Most recently he built Singularity University’s startup programs including the SU Accelerator and Venture Fund. Further, he founded the nonprofit organizations Mentor for Good and The Coaching Fellowship; the “GyShiDo” (Get Your S%#& Done) movement and publishes the opinionated newsletter, “The Heretic”, which is read by tens of thousands of change-makers globally. He’s the author of the published book “The Heretic - Daily Therapeutics for Entrepreneurs”.
Pascal frequently speaks and writes about the magic and potential which happens at the intersection of technology, culture & global impact. He is also a trained Co-Active executive coach working with clients on achieving their full leadership potential. Most of all – Pascal loves to work with changemakers who want to, and can, make things better.
President, Brokers Clearing House
Dan Allison is not your typical consultant. Many people rely on academic credentials as evidence of their ability, but Dan also has the practical experience to back it up. With a background in clinical and behavioral psychology, Dan used his knowledge to co-found a mental health company while he was still an undergraduate. The company began as a small, five-employee firm and grew to several hundred employees within a few short years. Much of the growth of his company can be attributed to the same strategies he teaches business professionals through his consulting and public speaking.
Dan sold his first company for millions while still in his twenties and has dedicated his career to showing professionals how gaining a better understanding of their clients will lead to an incredible referral relationship. In a few short years, Dan has gone from a virtual unknown to speaking on some of the largest stages in the world. His message is simple: “Your clients are the best consultants for your business, and you need a solid process for engaging your clients in your business and its growth.” By using Dan’s easy-to-implement strategies, businesses across the country are seeing big improvements in their referral relationships and their bottom line.
After working for British Vogue for several years, Platon was invited to New York City to work for the late John Kennedy Jr. and his political magazine, George.
Shooting portraits for a range of international publications including Rolling Stone, The New York Times magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ and The Sunday Times magazine, Platon developed a special relationship with TIME magazine, producing over 20 covers for them. In 2007, he photographed Russian Premier Vladimir Putin for TIME magazine's “Person of the Year” cover. This image was awarded 1st prize at the World Press Photo Contest.
In 2008, he signed a multi-year contract with The New Yorker. As the staff photographer, he has produced several large-scale photo essays, two of which won ASME Awards in 2009 and 2010. Platon's New Yorker portfolios have focused on themes including the U.S Military, portraits of world leaders and the Civil Rights Movement.
In 2009, Platon teamed up with Human Rights Watch to help them celebrate those who fight for equality and justice in countries suppressed by political forces. These projects have highlighted human rights defenders from Burma as well as the leaders of the Egyptian revolution. Following his coverage of Burma, Platon photographed Aung San Suu Kyi for the cover of TIME—days after her release from house arrest. In 2011, Platon was honored with a Peabody Award for collaboration on the topic of Russia's Civil Society with The New Yorker magazine and Human Rights Watch.
Platon has published four book of his work: Platon’s Republic (Phaidon Press, 2004), a retrospective of his early work; Power (Chronicle, 2011), 100 portraits of the world’s most powerful leaders; China: Through the Looking Glass (The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2015), in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Service (Prestel, 2016), dedicated to the men and women in the United States Military, their physical and psychological wounds, their extraordinary valor, and the fierce emotions that surround those who serve.
Platon is a communicator and storyteller. He has been invited to be a keynote speaker on leadership at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Chanel, Nike, Yale University, Oxford University, Wharton University, the National Portrait Gallery in London and International Center of Photography in New York. He has also appeared on a range of television media including Charlie Rose (PBS), Morning Joe (MSNBC), Fareed Zakaria's GPS (CNN) and the BBC World News.
Platon's work has been exhibited in galleries and museums both domestically and abroad. He has exhibited in New York at the Matthew Marks Gallery and the Howard Greenberg Gallery, as well as internationally at the Colette Gallery in Paris, France. The New York Historical Society has exhibited a solo show of Platon's Civil Rights photographs, which remain as part of the museum's permanent collection. Other permanent collections holding Platon's photography include The Florida Museum of Photographic Arts in Tampa, Florida and The Westlicht Museum for Photography in Vienna, Austria and the Scotland National Portrait Gallery in Edinburgh.
In 2013, Platon founded a non-profit foundation named The People's Portfolio. The foundation aspires to create a visual language that breaks barriers, expands dignity, fights discrimination, and enlists the public to support human rights around the world. He serves as the Creative Director at Large for the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, Georgia.
Platon is currently on the board for Arts and Culture at the World Economic Forum and serves as a steward for the Economic Growth and Social Inclusion Initiative.
President, TD Ameritrade Institutional
Tom Nally oversees the strategy and deployment of initiatives for the Advisor segment at TD Ameritrade. He also serves as a member of the company’s senior operating committee (SOC), which shapes the strategic focus of the organization.
Tom Nally is responsible for all business functions at TD Ameritrade Institutional. As president of TD Ameritrade Institutional, Nally sets the vision for key initiatives supporting independent registered investment advisors (RIAs), a growing and dynamic segment of the wealth management industry. Nally has more than 20 years of experience working with advisors and leads a tenured team focused on serving more than 4,500 independent RIAs who custody assets with TD Ameritrade Institutional.
A recognized leader and advisor advocate, Nally was named to Investment Advisor Magazine’s annual list of the 25 most influential people in the industry in 2012 and 2014. Under Nally’s leadership, TD Ameritrade Institutional has experienced strong growth and has earned accolades for delivering innovative technology to help RIAs run and build their businesses. With a focus on the future, Nally has championed efforts to attract and support the Next Generation of advisors including launching the TD Ameritrade Institutional NextGen Scholarship and Grant Program and the TD Ameritrade RIA Intern Network.
Prior to being named president, Nally was responsible for TD Ameritrade Institutional Sales. Nally and his team developed new advisor relationships and provided practice management and consultative support to help RIAs achieve their business goals. Over his tenure, he has held multiple management positions in various key segments of the business, including responsibility for trading, fixed income, advisor relations, client service, advisor technology, account services and operations.
Nally graduated from Rider University with a degree in Finance and completed the Securities Industry Institute program at the Wharton School of Business. In 2013, he completed Executive Education coursework at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Nally currently holds Series 7, 8, 24 and 63 licenses.