Nick Gogerty is the founder of Thoughtful Capital Group, a value research, risk and portfolio allocation consultancy firm based in Greenwich, CT. He delivered risk research to the US Senate on the World’s largest $200 billion technology problem as one of 7 global experts. His hedge fund investing beat the S&P 500 by over 90% during the global financial crisis 2007-09 outperforming 99% of all hedge and mutual funds. He has launched a renewable energy currency SolarCoin in 15 countries
and is currently working on launching a 100% green investment bank targeting $5bn in AUM in 5 year. In addition he advises tech start-ups on strategy and major financial institutions on risk. His past work and research includes: Building risk models for global banks, Work with one of the World’s largest hedge funds, Quantitative Forex analyst for >$2 trillion balance sheet bank, Founding social media software start-ups and strategic risk firms, Chief Analyst at Starlab a deep future multi-disciplinary science research institute.
His lifelong interests have been in studying large interesting problems and sustainable economic development for poverty reduction. Born and raised in the US, he has lived in 6 countries, studied cultural and economic anthropology and art history at the University of Iowa and received an MBA from the École Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées in Paris, France. Nick holds the CAIA Chartered Alternative Investment Association designation. He has held series 3, 7, 63 and UK FSA registrations.
Dr. Lynn Reaser is the Chief Economist at the Fermanian Business & Economic Institute for Point Loma Nazarene University. The Institute engages in economic analysis, modeling, and forecasting with practical and actionable recommendations for corporations, non-profit organizations, and government agencies. Dr. Reaser has deep experience in the financial services sector, and is a leading spokesperson for the university on public policy and economic issues.
She currently serves as Chief Economist of the Council of Economic Advisors for California State Treasurer John Chiang and is active in several professional organizations.
Katherine Collins is Founder and CEO of Honeybee Capital, an independent research firm dedicated to reconnecting investing with the real world. She is author of the book, The Nature of Investing, and her closest neighbors in Massachusetts are several thousand honeybees.
Katherine has over twenty years of professional investment experience as portfolio manager and head of research at Fidelity Management & Research Company. More recently she has earned her MTS degree at Harvard Divinity School and studied biomimicry as guides for investing in a more integrated way, in service to our communities and our planet.
Richard Bookstaber is the author of Option Pricing and Strategies in Investing and A Demon Of Our Own Design, a book highlighting the fragility of the financial system that occurs from tight coupling and complexity. The book is noted for its foreshadowing of the financial crisis of 2007–08. Bookstaber held positions in research and proprietary trading at Morgan Stanley, and was appointed to be the firm's first market risk manager. At Salomon Brothers he was the Managing Director in charge of firmwide risk. Following the purchase of Salomon Brothers by Citigroup he worked in a number of hedge funds, including Moore Capital Management and Bridgewater Associates, and founded the FrontPoint Partners Quantitative Equities Fund.
Following the publication of A Demon Of Our Own Design, Bookstaber testified a number of times to Congress on issues related to the financial crisis on topics including derivatives, hedge funds, systemic risk, and risk management. Bookstaber worked at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission during formulation of the Volcker Rule. Since 2010 he has worked at the United States Department of the Treasury, where he is Senior Policy Advisory to the Financial Stability Oversight Council, and Research Principal at the Office of Financial Research. His principal research focus is on applying Agent-based models to assess systemic financial vulnerabilities.
Dr. Michael K. Dorsey is a recognized expert on global energy, environment, finance and sustainability matters. Dr. Dorsey is interim Director of the energy and environment program at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. He is a Director on the national board of the Sierra Club—one of the largest and oldest US environmental organizations. In 1992, he was a member of the U.S. State Department Delegation to the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development, “The Earth Summit.” From 1994-96 he was a task force member of President William Jefferson Clinton’s Council on Sustainable Development.
In 1997, in Glasgow, Scotland, Dorsey was bestowed Rotary International’s highest honor, The Paul Harris Medal for Distinguished Service to Humanity. From April 2007 until November 2008 Dr. Dorsey was a member of Senator Barack Obama’s energy and environment Presidential campaign team.
In 2010 Lisa Jackson, the US Environmental Protection Agency (US-EPA) Administrator, appointed Dr. Dorsey to the EPA’s National Advisory Committee (NAC). Jackson reappointed Dr. Dorsey to the US-EPA NAC in 2012 and Administrator McCarthy reappointed him again in 2014. In 2013 Dr. Dorsey was made a “Full member” of the Club of Rome; that same year the National Journal named Dr. Dorsey one of 200 national “energy and environment expert insiders”.
Mikhail Davis is Director of Restorative Enterprise at Interface, the world’s largest manufacturer of modular carpet. He is responsible for advancing Interface’s journey to Mission Zero (and beyond) in the Americas by building internal leadership capacity, facilitating strategic alignment of efforts, and creating external partnerships that shift the marketplace toward sustainability. An expert in sustainable materials, he leads Interface’s product transparency efforts in the Americas and is lead author and editor of the Radical Industrialists column at GreenBiz.com.
His previous work includes three years as manager to environmental icon David Brower (an original member of Interface's "Eco Dream Team") and five years with Blu Skye Sustainability Consulting building sustainable business strategies and tools for Fortune 500 companies including Walmart, Sony Pictures, Bunge, Staples, and Waste Management. He holds a B.S. in Earth Systems-Biosphere from Stanford University and is a certified Biomimicry Specialist.
Darren Beck is Director of Environmental Initiatives & CR Innovation at Sprint. Darren is responsible for driving innovation at Sprint that helps reduce environmental impact while enhancing the company’s reputation and its bottom line. He achieves this by advising a range of operational working teams at Sprint focused on areas such as device recycling, sustainable packaging, waste reduction, water conservation, responsible procurement, and "winning with corporate responsibility" in business sales. Darren also is developing an innovation pipeline for Corporate Responsibility (CR). He works with partners inside and outside the company to identify "shared value" opportunities that generate new streams of revenue for Sprint while helping to create a better world. He has a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Kansas and has 25 years of experience in marketing, business development, strategy and corporate responsibility to his current role.