Fireside chat with Intuit & Wing 2 Wing leader Brad Smith
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featuring Brad Smith, Executive Chairman, Intuit / Co-founder, Wing 2 Wing
Bio: Brad Smith
Brad D. Smith is the former CEO of Intuit & co-founder of The Wing 2 Wing Foundation. He currently serves as Intuit's executive chairman of the Board of Directors & is chairman of Nordstrom's Board of Directors, & a sitting member of the Board of Directors of SurveyMonkey.
Smith led Intuit's transformation from a North American desktop software company to a global, cloud-based product & platform company, proving himself as a leader capable of the necessary flexibility to thrive in today's tech landscape. By the conclusion of Smith's 11-year tenure as Intuit's CEO, he nearly doubled the company's revenue & increased its stock price more than 500%, while accumulating a robust list of annual Best Places to Work awards & accolades.
In 2018, Smith announced that he was leaving his CEO role at Intuit. Shortly after, he co-founded The Wing 2 Wing Foundation with his wife, Alys.
The organization's goal is to advance the great equalizers of education & entrepreneurship in regions where individuals & communities have been overlooked & underserved. In doing so, they strive to champion human dignity & unleash human potential.
Smith received his BA in marketing from Marshall University in 1986, followed by his MA in leadership development from Aquinas College in 1991.
He currently resides in Menlo Park, CA.
Bio: Rebecca A. Fannin
Rebecca is the founder of news & events group Silicon Dragon Ventures. Her journalistic career covering global innovation began in Silicon Valley during the dotcom era. Following the venture capital trail to Asia, she was one of the first American journalists to write about China's entrepreneurial boom, interviewing Jack Ma of Alibaba & Robin Li of Baidu, among others. A regular media commentator & speaker, she also has frequently contributed to CNBC & Forbes, & her articles have appeared in Harvard Business Review, CEO & magazine. Rebecca's three forward-looking books, Silicon Dragon, Startup Asia & her latest title, Tech Titans of China, are a go-to resource on top innovation trends & players. Rebecca has worked in the world's leading tech hotspots as a pioneering journalist & host of numerous events & forums.
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