Table tennis tables? Couches? Massages? What ever happened to old-fashioned tables and chairs? Let's discuss whether or not having a unique company culture is vital to your employees', and ultimately your company's, success.
Brenda Darden Wilkerson , AnitaB.org
Brenda Darden Wilkerson joined AnitaB.org in 2017. She has held positions with Wilbur Wright College and served as an administrator for Chicago Public Schools, where she founded the Computer Science for All initiative. She has authored education policy and lobbied on behalf of making computer science a core educational requirement, including appearing before a Congressional panel and working with the Obama Administration. Wilkerson holds a BA in Computer Studies from Northwestern University.
Eamon Leonard , Cohort
Eamon is a veteran of 20 years developing & building product, leading teams, and creating communities. Eamon sold his last startup to Engine Yard, Inc., a Bay Area cloud company, where he served as VP Engineering and VP Developer Relations.
Over the years Eamon has hosted numerous conferences, organised hundreds of meetups, and brought countless people together to collaborate, create value, and do good things.
He built Cohort to help you find the people you need through the people you already know and trust.
Jared Lindzon is a freelance journalist born, raised and residing in Toronto, Canada. He writes about technology, music and entrepreneurship for a wide variety of publications, including Fast Company, Fortune, Rolling Stone, the Guardian, the Globe and Mail and many more.
Rick Stollmeyer , MindBody
Rick Stollmeyer co-founded MINDBODY in his garage in 2001, and today serves as the company’s CEO and principle visionary, ensuring that everything the company embraces – from product line to business development to team member enrichment – serves the company’s vision: Leveraging Technology to Improve the Wellness of the World.
In 2005, Rick led the industry when he took MINDBODY’s business management solution fully to the cloud. Today, the company remains the leading SaaS platform for the wellness services industry, streamlining business management for wellness practitioners and making it easier for them to do what they love - improve the lives of their customers. MINDBODY is also the creator an online marketplace connecting health, wellness and beauty professionals to millions of wellness seekers worldwide, helping practitioners reach more people in their communities and beyond. Today, MINDBODY powers over 58,000 wellness businesses in over 130 countries, and connects over 326,000 wellness practitioners to millions of people worldwide who are seeking healthier, happier lives.
Rick lives with his wife, Jill, and four children near the company headquarters in San Luis Obispo, California.