The Business Report is pleased to announce The Top 50 Business Leaders of New York for 2023. New York state, centered around the iconic NYC, holds a prominent position as a global leader in banking, finance, law, media, and fashion. Its vibrant atmosphere draws in some of the world's best and brightest minds. In particular, the state is renowned for housing the New York Stock Exchange on Wall Street, while also providing the headquarters for many of the world's largest corporations. Additionally, New York serves as the primary global hub for the advertising industry, often referred to as "Madison Avenue." Given its robust economy, well-developed infrastructure, diverse workforce, and a culture of innovation that transcends multiple industries, it is unsurprising that so many of the world's top business leaders call the Empire State home.
Notably, many of this year’s awardees have spent decades honing their craft while taking on more responsibility as leaders for some of the largest brands on the globe. This includes Mary Dillon, who serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of sports footwear and apparel retail giant Foot Locker. Dillon's rise was long in the making, as she previously served in executive-level positions at companies like McDonald's and PepsiCo. Meanwhile, in the entertainment industry, we have Robert Kyncl, the CEO of Warner Music Group. A pioneer in the creator economy, Kyncl's most recent position was at YouTube, where he was instrumental in developing the platform's ecosystem for creators, artists, and media companies – as well as launching paid subscription services like YouTube Music and YouTube Premium. Lastly, Barry Zyskind, the CEO of AmTrust Financial, has transformed his company from a small warranty company into a multi-billion dollar global enterprise since taking the helm in 1998.
Please join us in celebrating the accomplishments of The Top 50 Business Leaders of New York for 2023.
1. Joanne Crevoiserat
Chief Executive Officer, Tapestry
Joanne Crevoiserat is the Chief Executive Officer of Tapestry, a global conglomerate that comprises renowned brands such as Coach, Kate Spade New York, and Stuart Weitzman. She was appointed as CEO in October 2020 after serving as the Interim CEO since July 2020. Prior to her appointment as CEO, Crevoiserat held the position of Chief Financial Officer at Tapestry; and was elected to the Board of Directors.
Before joining Tapestry, Crevoiserat held the role of Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Abercrombie & Fitch Co. She joined Abercrombie & Fitch in 2014 as Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that, she served in various senior management positions at Kohl's Inc., including Executive Vice President of Finance and Executive Vice President of Merchandise Planning and Allocation. Crevoiserat also held senior finance positions at Wal-Mart Stores and May Department Stores, where she served as the Chief Financial Officer for the Filene's, Foley's, and Famous-Barr brands. Additionally, Crevoiserat serves on the Board of Directors of General Motors Co. She graduated from the University of Connecticut School of Business.
2. Mary Dillon
President and Chief Executive Officer, Foot Locker
Mary Dillon serves as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Foot Locker, where she is responsible for overseeing all business operations and development on a day-to-day basis. Dillon is also a member of the company’s Board of Directors.
Notably, Foot Locker is a global retailer that is dedicated to inspiring and empowering youth culture. With a focus on self-expression, the sports apparel company creates exceptional experiences within the sport and sneaker communities through its passionate team members.
Prior to joining Foot Locker, Dillon served as Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of Ulta Beauty, the largest beauty retailer in the United States. Before Ulta, she was the President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of United States Cellular Corporation, a provider of wireless telecommunications services. She also held the position of Global Chief Marketing Officer and Executive Vice President of McDonald's, leading the company's worldwide marketing efforts and global brand strategy. Before McDonald's, Dillon held various positions at PepsiCo, including President of the Quaker Foods division and Vice President of Marketing for Gatorade and Quaker Foods. Dillon currently serves on the Board of Directors of KKR & Co., a global investment company. She graduated from the University of Illinois Chicago with an undergraduate degree in marketing.
3. Dev Ittycheria
President & CEO, MongoDB
Dev Ittycheria is an experienced entrepreneur, investor, and leader specializing in high-growth software companies. He currently holds the position of President & CEO at MongoDB, where he successfully led the company's IPO in 2017, marking the first public offering of a database company in over 26 years. Under Ittycheria's guidance, MongoDB has introduced innovative products like Atlas, a global cloud database, and expanded its operations worldwide.
Before joining MongoDB, Ittycheria held various positions. This includes Managing Director at OpenView Venture Partners, Venture Partner at Greylock Partners, and CEO/Co-founder of BladeLogic, which was acquired by BMC for $900 million. Notably, Ittycheria continued to contribute as the President of BMC following the acquisition. Throughout his career, Ittycheria has also founded multiple technology companies, resulting in five IPOs, and two significant acquisitions.
In addition to his role at MongoDB, Ittycheria serves as the lead independent director on the board of directors of Datadog, a public software company. He is also a board member of DataRobot, a private software company. Ittycheria graduated from Rutgers University, holding a B.S. in Electrical Engineering.
"Dev joined MongoDB in 2014 and led the company through its 2017 IPO — the first public offering of a database company in over 20 years — and since then, has helped grow MongoDB's customer base and corporate footprint exponentially. Today, MongoDB is used by thousands of customers and millions of software developers worldwide and just announced its largest number of newly-acquired customers in over two years at the company's recent Q1 earnings call."
4. Dennis Mathew
Chief Executive Officer, Altice USA
Dennis Mathew is the CEO of Altice USA, a major broadband communications and video services provider in the U.S. It serves nearly 5 million residential and business customers across 21 states through the Optimum brand. Altice USA also operates a4, an advanced advertising and data business, offering audience-based advertising solutions and news networks such as News 12, Cheddar News, and i24NEWS.
With 17 years of experience at Comcast, Mathew held senior leadership positions, overseeing residential and commercial operations in key regions. He excelled in strategic, financial, and operational performance, focusing on customer experience and employee engagement. Mathew led successful business transformations, launching new products and driving improved performance in competitive markets. Prior to Comcast, Mathew worked in technology risk assessment roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Andersen/Protiviti.
Mathew holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School. He co-founded and chairs Bloom India, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing quality education to underprivileged individuals in India. Additionally, Mathew has dedicated time to nonprofits combating human trafficking.
5. Robert Kyncl
CEO, Warner Music Group
Robert Kyncl is the CEO of Warner Music Group (WMG) and a pioneer in the creator economy.
In this role, Kyncl oversees the company's global operations, including its Recorded Music division, Warner Chappell Music publishing arm, and various corporate functions. Previously, he served as Chief Business Officer at YouTube, where he played a central role in shaping the company's strategy and overseeing its creative and commercial partnerships. Notably, Kyncl was instrumental in developing YouTube's ecosystem for creators, artists, and media companies – as well as launching paid subscription services like YouTube Music and YouTube Premium.
Before YouTube, Kyncl worked at Netflix for seven years, leading their transition into streaming content and contributing to the launch of their streaming service. He’s also worked at HBO International and a kids' entertainment start-up called ALFY. Kyncl began his career in the mailroom of talent agency J. Michael Bloom.
Away from the office, Kyncl and his wife are actively involved in philanthropy through their Kyncl Family Foundation, supporting underrepresented students pursuing STEM degrees. Additionally, he is a sought-after speaker on cultural trends and technology, having previously co-authored the book "Streampunks: YouTube and the Rebels Remaking Media." Kyncl holds an MBA from Pepperdine University and a BS in International Relations from SUNY New Paltz.
6. Brandon O'Cain
Chief Executive Officer, Crunch Fitness
Brandon O'Cain is the Chief Executive Officer of Crunch Fitness. He first joined the company in 2017. Crunch is a health club chain that leads the industry in fusing fitness and entertainment. Since opening their doors in 1989, their mission has been to make working out a good time.
Previously, O'Cain was a petroleum supply specialist, a sergeant and paratrooper in the U.S. Army, and a security officer at Dunbar Armored. Earlier in his career, he worked with Best Buy as a marketing and sales professional. O'Cain earned an undergraduate degree in kinesiology and exercise science from the Atlanta School of Massage.
7. David Kessler
Chief Executive Officer, CohnReznick LLP
David Kessler is the Chief Executive Officer of CohnReznick, where he is responsible for overseeing the firm's strategic priorities, operations, people, and client service initiatives. With over 30 years of experience, Kessler has provided audit, tax, and management advisory services to clients in the real estate and financial services industries on a national scale.
Prior to becoming CEO, Kessler served as the Managing Partner of the Real Estate Industry practice at CohnReznick. In this role, he led the firm's largest practice group, which encompassed affordable housing, commercial real estate, construction, corporate real estate, and tax credit services. He has worked extensively with lenders, developers, syndicators, private equity funds, institutional investors, asset management companies, property management companies, REITs, and loan funds.
Additionally, Kessler is actively involved in academia, having designed and taught a graduate-level course in real estate accounting at Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies; and the University of Maryland's School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation. He has also been a frequent speaker in real estate industry conferences across the country, sharing his insights and vast expertise.
8. Daniel Dines
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, UiPath
Daniel Dines is the co-founder and Co-CEO of UiPath, a leading provider of enterprise automation software. Dines started UiPath in 2005 with the goal of building a solution that could help humans reduce the time and stress that come from menial, administrative business tasks. Today, Dines’ vision is to make software robots –powered by computer vision and AI– as common as PCs in the workplace.
Before founding UiPath, Dines co-founded Crew Capital, a venture capital firm investing in entrepreneurs. Previously he also worked at Microsoft; and was a Developer Lead at Crinsoft. Dines graduated from University of Bucharest with a master’s degree in mathematics and computer science.
9. Ragy Thomas
Founder & CEO, Sprinklr
Ragy Thomas is the Founder and CEO of Sprinklr, a globally recognized enterprise social technology platform serving over 1,000 enterprise brands. As a technology visionary, entrepreneur, and investor, Thomas has been instrumental in shaping the evolution of social media and email as critical channels for businesses.
Before establishing Sprinklr, Thomas held the position of President at Epsilon's Interactive Services from 2006 to 2008. He also served as the Chief Technology Officer of Bigfoot Interactive, a leading email marketing company that was acquired by Epsilon in 2005.
In addition to his role at Sprinklr, Thomas is actively involved in the industry as a board member of Kenscio, a digital marketing services company he co-founded in 2009. He also serves as a member of the board for Cloth, a mobile fashion application company. His educational background includes an MBA from New York University's Leonard N. Stern School of Business, as well as a Computer Science Engineering degree from Pondicherry University in India.
10. Barry Zyskind
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, AmTrust Financial Services
Barry Zyskind is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AmTrust Financial, a leading global specialty insurer that provides insurance protection, warranty programs, and risk management expertise to a wide range of businesses worldwide. AmTrust has experienced remarkable growth since Zyskind became CEO in 1998. He has helped transform it from a small warranty company into a multi-billion dollar global enterprise with a diverse product portfolio. Under Zyskind's guidance, AmTrust has also been recognized as one of the largest private companies in the United States, as well as the largest private insurer, according to Forbes Magazine. His strategic vision and expertise have played a pivotal role in the company's success.
Before his tenure at AmTrust, Zyskind worked as an Investment Banker at Janney Montgomery Scott LLC. His background in finance and investment banking provided him with a solid foundation for his subsequent leadership role in the insurance industry. Zyskind earned his degree from the New York University - Leonard N. Stern School of Business.
11. Barry McCarthy
President and CEO, Peloton Interactive
Barry McCarthy is Peloton’s CEO and President. Peloton Interactive is an American exercise equipment and media company based in New York City. The company's products are stationary bicycles, treadmills, and indoor rowers equipped with Internet-connected touch screens that stream live and on-demand fitness classes through a subscription service.
McCarthy is a seasoned executive who served as CFO of Spotify from 2015 to January 2020. He also served as CFO of Netflix. Prior to Netflix, McCarthy held various leadership positions in management consulting, investment banking, and media and entertainment. During his career, McCarthy has served on the boards of directors of Spotify and Instacart.
In addition, McCarthy has served as a member of the boards of Chegg, Eventbrite, MSD Acquisition Corp, Pandora, and Rent the Runway. Furthermore, he has served as a consultant at Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), one of the largest growth equity firms, which has invested over $10 billion in public and private technology companies. McCarthy graduated from The Wharton School with an MBA and from Williams College with an undergraduate degree in history.
12. Randy Garutti
Chief Executive Officer, Shake Shack
Randy Garutti has been the Chief Executive Officer of Shake Shack since April 2012. He also serves on the company's Board of Directors. With his extensive experience and leadership in the hospitality industry, Garutti continues to guide Shake Shack's success as a beloved destination for classic American fare.
Before taking on the role of CEO, Garutti held the position of Chief Operating Officer at SSE Holdings. Prior to his time at Shake Shack, he served as the Director of Operations for Union Square Hospitality Group, where he oversaw operations for all their restaurants. Moreover, Garutti also served as the General Manager of Union Square Cafe and Tabla, both of which earned numerous accolades in the hospitality industry.
Garutti is a graduate of Cornell University's School of Hotel Administration, completing his studies in 1997. He currently serves on the board of directors of Block, Inc. and is a member of the board of directors of the Columbus Avenue Business Improvement District, a nonprofit organization. Previously, he served as a member of the board of directors of USHG Acquisition Corp from 2020 to 2022.
13. Dean Klisura
President and CEO, Guy Carpenter
Dean Klisura, the President & CEO of Guy Carpenter, is also a member of the Guy Carpenter Executive Committee. Additionally, he serves as Vice Chair for Marsh McLennan.
His company, Guy Carpenter & Company, is a leading global risk and reinsurance specialist with more than 3,400 professionals in over 60 offices around the world. Guy Carpenter delivers a powerful combination of broking expertise, trusted strategic advisory services and industry-leading analytics to help clients adapt to emerging opportunities and achieve profitable growth.
Klisura was most recently President of Marsh Global Placement and Advisory Services, leading property and casualty placement activities globally, as well as leading Bowring Marsh, the Insurer Consulting Group and Marsh Advisory. He joined Marsh in 1993 and has held several key global leadership roles, including President of Global Specialties. Klisura holds a BS in Finance from Santa Clara University.
14. Pierre-Yves Roussel
Chief Executive Officer, Tory Burch
Pierre-Yves Roussel is CEO of Tory Burch, a role he assumed in 2019. He was previously the chairman and chief executive officer of LVMH Fashion Group – and a member of the LVMH Executive Committee before moving into an advisory role at the luxury conglomerate in 2018.
Roussel began his career as a financial analyst at Crédit Commercial de France, now known as HSBC France. Later he joined the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he had increasing responsibilities (France, New York, Hong Kong, Japan) before being elected partner in 1998, and then senior partner in 2004. That same year, he joined the LVMH Executive Committee as Executive Vice President, Strategy and Operations. In 2006, he was named Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of LVMH Fashion Group.
Roussel graduated from ESCP Europe with a degree in Economics. He also has a postgraduate degree from Brussels University (Solvay Business School), which he earned during the time he worked at Crédit Commercial de France in Brussels. Roussel holds an MBA from Wharton Business School – University of Pennsylvania.
15. Simon Freakley
Chief Executive Officer, AlixPartners
Simon Freakley is the CEO of AlixPartners, a global consulting firm headquartered in New York. With over 30 years of experience, Freakley is a transformative leader who specializes in business turnaround, strategic consulting, and stakeholder management. He joined AlixPartners in 2015 and has since led performance improvement and accelerated transformation projects for numerous high-profile businesses.
Notably, AlixPartners is known for its expertise in addressing complex challenges faced by companies, corporate boards, law firms, investment banks, and private equity firms. Founded in 1981, the firm operates in over 20 cities worldwide. Prior to his role at AlixPartners, Freakley served as CEO of Zolfo Cooper Europe and CEO of Kroll, a New York-based corporate investigations and risk consulting firm.
Beyond his professional achievements, Freakley is actively involved in philanthropic endeavors. He chairs the American Friends of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Grange Park Opera, and London Music Masters. Freakley holds an undergraduate degree in industrial economics and business studies from the University of Birmingham.
16. Neil Blumenthal
Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Warby Parker
Neil Blumenthal is a Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Warby Parker, a transformative lifestyle brand that was founded with a mission to inspire and impact the world with vision, purpose, and style. As a pioneer of the direct-to-consumer model, Warby Parker has reshaped the way consumers shop for eyewear and continuously improved products, services, and experiences that help the world see, unlocking access to holistic vision care for millions of customers. After launching online in 2010, the brand opened their first store in 2013 – and most recently reached their 200th store milestone in 2022.
Prior to launching Warby Parker in 2010, Blumenthal served as director of VisionSpring, a nonprofit social enterprise that trains low-income women to start their own businesses selling affordable eyeglasses to individuals living on less than $4 per day in developing countries. A native of New York City, Blumenthal received his BA from Tufts University and his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
17. Matthew Nyren
Chief Executive Officer, Ubiquity Global Services
Matt Nyren Co-Founded Ubiquity in 2012. He served as its president during the company’s first four years of expansion, before assuming CEO responsibilities in January 2017. Nyren has more than 25 years of senior leadership experience in the contact center and business process outsourcing space.
Ubiquity is a prominent CX provider for financial services, healthcare, and e-commerce. Founded on the belief in better customer experiences, the company delivers end-to-end solutions for customer experience management, back-office operations, and business transformation. With headquarters in New York City and global delivery locations, Ubiquity serves clients worldwide.
Before starting Ubiquity, Nyren was the senior vice president for managed services at TxVia, a pioneering emerging payments technology company that was acquired by Google in 2012. At TxVia, Nyren led a multinational team to deliver data-driven customer service solutions for many emerging payments leaders. Previously, Nyren established and successfully grew contact center delivery solutions in the United States, Europe, Latin America, India, and the Philippines. Nyren graduated from the University of Nebraska at Omaha with an undergraduate degree.
18. Tarek Sherif
Co-Founder and former CEO of Medidata Solutions, and Dassault Systèmes Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector Board Chairman
Tarek Sherif is the Co-Founder and former CEO Medidata Solutions, and Dassault Systèmes Life Sciences & Healthcare Sector Board Chairman. Medidata Solutions is a global leader in cloud-based solutions for the life science industry. With over 20 years of experience in this role, Sherif has steered Medidata's growth from a startup to a prominent player in clinical development, shaping the vertical cloud company model.
Medidata's platform is the most widely used in clinical trials, empowering thousands of trials and millions of patients worldwide. The company is driving innovation in the patient experience and leveraging data and AI to expedite the delivery of safer drugs to market. In 2019, Medidata joined forces with Dassault Systèmes in a landmark healthcare technology acquisition.
Sherif brings over 35 years of leadership experience in health-tech and finance. Prior to Medidata, he managed equity funds focused on technology and life sciences and held various finance positions. Beyond his professional commitments, Sherif actively contributes to various organizations. He serves as co-chair of the Partnership Fund for New York City, advises Students on Ice and the Musculoskeletal Advisory Board at NYU Langone Medical Center, and serves on the boards of Florence Healthcare and the Yale University Council. Sherif earned his BA in economics from Yale University in 1984. He later obtained a degree in business administration and finance from Columbia Business School in 1991.
19. Rob LoCascio
Founder & CEO, LivePerson
Rob LoCascio is one of the world’s longest-standing tech founders and CEOs, acting as the guiding force behind LivePerson (LPSN), a multibillion dollar Conversational AI company. He invented webchat for business (with the patent to prove it) and has been on the forefront of trustworthy digital engagement ever since.
Today, LoCascio brings the latest in safe and responsible AI to businesses of all sizes around the world, including many top global brands. AIs ranging from Chipotle’s Pepper to Virgin Media’s Holden join hundreds of thousands of human agents to hold nearly a billion conversational interactions every month on LivePerson’s Conversational Cloud platform.
Beyond his decades of work at LivePerson, LoCascio’s philanthropic work reflects his close ties to New York City and his journey as an entrepreneur and humanitarian. He is the co-founder of EqualAI, which works with companies, policy makers, and experts to reduce bias in AI. Additionally, his Dream Big Foundation’s FeedingNYC program has donated over 100,000 Thanksgiving dinners to families in need to date.
As part of its long-term vision, LivePerson focused on leveraging generative AI early and is now uniquely positioned to help enterprises leverage it for better business outcomes. In 2023, LivePerson launched trustworthy AI capabilities to redefine how businesses put Generative AI and LLMs to work. From safety tools to agent productivity boosters and ChatGPT-like experiences, these new features help the world's top brands safely and productively leverage AI for maximum cost savings and impact.
20. Fabian Veit
Chief Executive Officer, Welcomy GmbH
Fabian Veit began his professional career 11 years ago. Today, he is the Chief Executive Officer of Welcomy GmbH, a German company founded in 2017. It specializes in providing innovative solutions in the field of digital marketing and customer engagement. The company offers a range of services, including personalized customer communication, loyalty programs, and data analytics. Welcomy GmbH aims to help businesses enhance their customer relationships and optimize their marketing strategies.
Veit first got his start in 2012 as a professional soccer player at Karlsruher SC. From there, he went on to The University of Tampa Lowth Entrepreneurship Center, before eventually rising to operations & scaling manager at Celonis, his most recent position prior to joining Welcomy GmbH. Veit graduated from the University of Tampa with an MS in entrepreneurship and from the University of Charleston with an undergraduate degree in accounting, finance, and business administration.
21. Saeju Jeong
CEO and Co-Founder, Noom Inc.
Saeju Jeong is the CEO and Co-Founder of Noom Inc. He co-founded the company in 2006. As CEO, Jeong is responsible for setting the strategic vision for Noom and has led the company through several years of tremendous growth, helping millions of people improve their lifestyles and health.
Noom is the world's leading behavior change company, disrupting the weight loss and healthcare industries. By combining the power of artificial intelligence, mobile tech, and psychology with the empathy of over 1,000 personal coaches, Noom helps people live healthier lives by changing their long-term habits.
Previously, Jeong was a networking administrator at L.C. Tek. Before that, he was CEO and co-founder at BuyHard Productions. Jeong earned an undergraduate degree in electrical and electronics engineering from Hongik University.
Our biggest and most recent milestone is the launch of Noom Med, our clinical service that leverages telehealth for comprehensive obesity care.
22. David Bessler
Founder, CEO, Veterinary Emergency Group
David Bessler, the Founder and CEO of Veterinary Emergency Group (VEG), has been making a significant impact in the veterinary industry for the past 20 years. As the leader of VEG, a prominent network of emergency veterinary hospitals in the United States, Bessler has revolutionized the provision of high-quality, 24/7 emergency and critical care services for pets.
Recognizing the flaws in the existing emergency care system, Bessler adopted a holistic approach to improve the entire experience for families and their beloved pets. He prioritized treating pets like valued individuals and pet parents with empathy and compassion. Bessler's journey began in 2003 when he served as the Director of Emergency and Critical Care at The Center for Specialized Veterinary Care. He later joined BluePearl Veterinary Partners as a Senior Emergency Clinician, further honing his expertise. Bessler holds a VMD from the University of Pennsylvania and an undergraduate degree in animal sciences from Cornell University.
Veterinary Emergency Group Milestone
VEG has reached incredible milestones by being unafraid to make big changes in the way we deliver emergency medicine. VEG doesn’t disrupt the industry just to break things. We do it to make it better. That’s always the goal; to do emergency best for both pet owners and veterinary industry folks. For example, we have revolutionized vetmed’s customer experience by keeping people and their pets together through all phases of treatment. From triage to surgery procedures, our customers are able to stay by their pets' side for their peace of mind and their pet’s comfort. VEG has also removed the traditional non-compete contracts for all frontline workers simply because it’s the right thing to do. Non-competes hold employees back from fulfilling personal and professional aspirations, and at VEG, we believe everyone should be able to work where they truly want.
23. Sean Reardon
Global CEO and U.S. CEO, MiQ
Sean Reardon currently serves as Global CEO and U.S. CEO for MiQ, the premiere global programmatic media partner for marketers and agencies. An established veteran of the advertising, media and marketing industries, he has over two decades of experience driving strategic vision, business transformation, organizational growth, and bottom line results.
Reardon got his start in 1999 at Tierney (Philadelphia) with notable stops at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners (San Francisco), and Publicis & Hal Riney (San Francisco) prior to joining Zenith Media in 2007. Over the next decade, he served in a multitude of executive roles at Zenith, including as U.S. CEO, his most recent position prior to joining MiQ.
Reardon graduated from Penn State University with an undergraduate degree in business marketing.
Connected TV spend is projected to exceed $20 billion in the U.S. this year, underscoring the critical need for marketers to have access to TV data and realize the benefits of their holistic TV investments.
As the world's leading programmatic partner, MiQ has and continues to serve the mounting needs of our clients, including within the Connected TV space and with our unmatched Advanced TV capabilities. At the start of 2023, we signed an exciting multi-year partnership agreement with Samba TV that augmented this area further. As the leading provider of TV technology for audience data and omniscreen measurement, Samba's scale of U.S. devices combined with our own extensive data set has given MiQ the largest and most diversified TV data footprint in the U.S. — with 60 million devices nationwide across 43 million households.
24. Jacob Silverman
Chief Executive Officer and Board Member, Kroll
Jacob Silverman, the Chief Executive Officer of Kroll, is also a member of the company’s board of directors. Prior to that, he served as Kroll’s president. Over the years, he has played an integral role, growing the company since 2005 from approximately 100 employees to nearly 6,500 employees globally. Silverman joined the firm in March 2004 and became head of Investment Banking in 2011, after serving as chief financial officer for five years.
Kroll is a leading independent provider of risk and financial advisory solutions. With a team of over 6,500 professionals worldwide, Kroll utilizes unique insights, data, and technology to assist clients in staying ahead of complex demands. With nearly 100 years of trusted expertise, Kroll offers comprehensive services in risk, governance, transactions, and valuation.
Prior to joining Kroll, Silverman was with Stone Ridge Partners LLC, a mergers and acquisitions advisory firm focused on middle market companies. Silverman joined Stone Ridge Partners from Atomica Corporation, a venture-backed enterprise software company, where he served as vice president of finance and acting CFO. Prior to Atomica, he worked for Oak Hill Advisors, a private investment firm. Silverman received his MBA and BA from Harvard University.
25. Jack Kokko
CEO and Founder, AlphaSense
Jack Kokko is the CEO and Founder of AlphaSense, a market intelligence and search platform used by the world’s leading companies and financial institutions. Since 2011, their AI-based technology has helped professionals make smarter business decisions by delivering insights from an extensive universe of public and private content—including company filings, event transcripts, expert call transcripts, news, trade journals, and equity research. Their platform is trusted by over 4,000 enterprise customers, including a majority of the S&P 500. Kokko has 26 years of experience. He began his career in 1997.
Before joining AlphaSense, Kokko was a founding chairman, non-executive at BetterDoctor. Before that, he served as CEO & co-founder at Silecs. Earlier in his career, he worked with Morgan Stanley as a senior analyst. Kokko graduated from the University of Oulu with an MS in electrical engineering and from Helsingin kauppakorkeakoulu with an undergraduate degree in finance.
AlphaSense, Inc. Milestone
In April, we announced that CapitalG, Alphabet's investor arm, is our newest investor - we raised $100M at a $1.8B valuation.
We also announced our first generative AI feature, Smart Summaries.
Also in April, we made Forbes' annual AI 50 list, In May, we made Inc's 2023 Best Workplaces list.
26. Charles Stewart
Chief Executive Officer, Sotheby's
Charles Stewart became the CEO of Sotheby's in October 2019 after its acquisition by Patrick Drahi. In this role, he is focused on expanding access to art and luxury objects through the trusted marketplace of Sotheby's. Stewart combines the company's 277-year heritage with a commitment to innovation and technology.
Prior to joining Sotheby's, Stewart served as Co-President and CFO of Altice USA, where he played a key role in establishing it as a leading technology, telecommunications, and entertainment provider in the U.S. He led Altice USA's successful $2.1 billion IPO in 2017 and expanded its Advertising and News businesses through acquisitions and investments.
With extensive experience in banking and finance, Stewart served as CEO of Itaú BBA International plc, overseeing banking activities across multiple regions. He also held various leadership positions at Morgan Stanley for 19 years. Stewart is a graduate of Yale University and resides in New York City. He actively serves on the boards of the Coalition for College and the Partnership for New York City, as well as being a trustee of Prep for Prep.
27. Shawn Basler
Co-CEO & Executive Director, Perkins Eastman
Shawn Basler, AIA, is Co-CEO and Executive Director of Perkins Eastman, a global architecture, planning, and design firm headquartered in New York City with 24 studios around the world. Perkins Eastman was founded on the belief that design should have a positive impact on people and the environment through an ethos of Human by Design. The firm’s work spans from healthcare, wellness, and education to mixed-use, residential, and hospitality as well as large-scale urban design and planning developments.
Basler, who shares the helm of Perkins Eastman with Nick Leahy, AIA, and Andrew J. Adelhardt III, dedicates himself to the firm’s continually deepening and evolving design practice. He stays intimately involved in all aspects of the design process from planning and programming through project delivery, providing continuous oversight in support of clients’ goals. Basler is responsible for fostering the firm’s global growth. He leads internationally-recognized architectural and planning projects throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, building lasting relationships with clients and collaborators around the world. As a graduate of Kansas State University College of Architecture, Planning and Design, Basler serves as a Dean’s Advisory Council member at his alma mater.
28. Karen Ignagni
Karen Ignagni is the CEO of EmblemHealth, one of the largest not-for-profit health insurers in the United States, serving over three million people in New York City and the tristate area. Under Ignagni's leadership, EmblemHealth has provided access to quality care for essential workers, businesses, and Medicare/Medicaid beneficiaries. Her leadership has earned recognition from prestigious publications including The New York Times, City & State, Modern Healthcare, Crain's, National Journal, Time magazine, and Fortune magazine.
Ignagni actively serves on several important committees and boards, including the Governor’s Council on Women and Girls, the New York State Department of Financial Services State Insurance Advisory Board, the DFS State Insurance Women's Leadership Committee, and the New York State Department of Health’s Marketplace Advisory Committee. Ignagni also chaired Columbia University’s National Board of Advisors for Health Policy and Management and served on the U.S. Department of Veteran’s Affairs Special Medical Advisory Committee.
Prior to EmblemHealth, Ignagni held the position of President and CEO of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), the leading association representing health insurers in the country. She also has a notable background in healthcare and policy, having worked with the AFL-CIO’s Department of Employee Benefits, the U.S. Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Ignagni earned an MBA from Loyola University Maryland and holds an undergraduate degree in political science and government from Providence College.
29. Robert Kay
Chief Executive Officer, Lifetime Brands
Robert Kay is the Chief Executive Officer & Director at Lifetime Brands, a leading global provider of kitchenware, tableware, and other products used in the home. Previously, Kay served as Chairman and President for The Chef'n Corp. (a subsidiary of Lifetime Brands, Inc.) and President & Chief Executive Officer for Global Technology Industries.
He also previously occupied the position of: Executive Chairman, President & CEO at The Evercare; Chief Executive Officer of Key Components; Chief Executive Officer at Taylor Precision Products; Chief Financial Officer & Senior Vice President for Oxford Resources; and Partner at Global Technology Investments.
Away from Lifetime Brands, Kay sits on the boards of Kaz, International Housewares Association, Long Island Cares, and Nearly Natural. He received an undergraduate degree from Cornell University and a graduate degree from The Trustees of Columbia University in The City of New York.
30. Ronni Zehavi
CEO, Co-Founder, HiBob
Ronni Zehavi is the CEO & Co-founder of HiBob, a cloud-based HR and benefits platform that provides human resources solutions for businesses. It offers a range of features including employee data management, payroll processing, performance reviews, time-off tracking, and benefits administration. Zehavi has been with the company since 2015.
Previously, Zehavi was an EIR at Bessemer Venture Partners. Before that, he was a co-founder at Team8. Earlier in his career, he worked with Commtouch as a VP of HR. Zehavi earned an MA in organizational sociology from Bar-Ilan University and an undergraduate degree in history from Tel Aviv University.
Over the past year and a half, HiBob experienced remarkable growth and achieved significant milestones. It was recognized by TIME magazine as one of the best inventions of 2022 and made it onto the prestigious Forbes Cloud 100 list. The company secured $150 million in Series D funding and reached a valuation of $2.45 billion. HiBob expanded its presence in Europe with a Tech Hub in Lisbon and a new office in Berlin, alongside its London and Amsterdam operations. It also has offices in New York, Sydney and Tel Aviv. Additionally, it formed a partnership with Mercer to offer comprehensive compensation benchmarking data, solidifying its position as a trusted provider of HR solutions. In Q2 of 2023, HiBob reached $100 million in annual recurring revenue, highlighting its rapid growth and dedication to providing exceptional HCM technology.
31. Alan Price
Chief Executive Officer, Vevo
Alan Price is CEO at Vevo, having joined the company at launch in 2009. Since then, he has helped to scale the organization in the United States and internationally through his role as CFO. Price also served twice as Vevo interim CEO and he has been a member of the company’s senior leadership team since its founding.
Prior to joining the Vevo team, Price spent an extensive part of his career at Sony Music Entertainment, where he was Senior Vice President, Finance and Operations for the Columbia/Epic Label Group. He also held numerous senior finance positions within SME, where his portfolio included U.S. labels Epic, Columbia, Sony Nashville, Sony Classical, Sony Wonder, Legacy, Loud Records and The Work Group. Price began his career in 1991 as an auditor at Arthur Anderson. He holds a BA in Economics and Government from Cornell University and an MBA in Finance from New York University.
32. Harry Ritter
Founder and CEO, Alma
Dr. Harry Ritter is the Founder and CEO of Alma, a company on a mission to simplify access to high-quality, affordable mental health care. Alma’s software platform makes it easy and financially rewarding for therapists to scale their practice, accept insurance, and offer affordable in-network care to people. People seeking mental health care can use Alma’s free online member directory to find a therapist that fits their budget, schedule, and needs.
Prior to founding Alma in 2017, Ritter was an early employee at Oscar Health, where he built out the company’s flagship primary care and wellness center – as well as its telemedicine efforts as the Vice President of Care Delivery. Ritter has also worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company.
A trained doctor, Ritter completed his internal medicine internship at Massachusetts General Hospital and earned his medical degree from the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Ritter also has a law degree from New York University School of Law, and was included in Business Insider’s 2022 30 under 40 in Healthcare list.
33. Annbeth Eschbach
Chief Executive Officer, Corporate, Kindbody
Annbeth Eschbach is Chief Executive Officer, Corporate of Kindbody, a leading fertility clinic network and global family-building benefits provider for employers offering the full-spectrum of reproductive care. Kindbody has transformed the fertility and family-building landscape through technology, a consumer lens, design-forward clinics, an employer benefits program, and a powerful brand delivering vertically integrated end-to-end care. Kindbody is the fertility benefits provider for 112 large employers and it serves patients at 32 signature clinics and hundreds of partner clinics in the U.S.
Eschbach was previously Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Exhale, a national wellbeing brand that is credited for revolutionizing the fitness and spa industry. As Exhale’s Chief Executive Officer, Eschbach scaled the business from inception to 25 locations in 11 markets, before selling the company to Hyatt Hotels in 2017. She continued to lead the organization under new ownership up until joining Kindbody in 2019.
A graduate from Northwestern University, Eschbach holds an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. She served as President of IHRSA, a global community of health and fitness professionals. She is also the recipient of Club Industry's 2016 Lifetime Achievement Award for her pioneering efforts in the health and wellness industry.
34. Cesar Carvalho
Chief Executive Officer, Gympass
Cesar Carvalho is the Chief Executive Officer of Gympass. He first joined the company in 2012. Gympass is a complete corporate wellbeing platform that ignites every journey to feel good. They’re reinventing wellbeing, making it engaging and accessible. Worldwide companies rely on Gympass' unmatched variety, convenience, and flexibility to support their employees’ health and happiness. They partner with best in class wellbeing providers in multiple markets across North America, Latin America, and Europe. With over 50,000 fitness partners, 1,300 on demand classes, 2,000 hours of meditation, 1,000 healthy recipes, weekly 1:1 therapy sessions, and hundreds of personal trainers, Gympass supports every wellbeing journey.
Previously, Carvalho was a head of business development at CVC. Before that, he was a business analyst at McKinsey & Company. Earlier in his career, he worked with ACNielsen as an account executive. Carvalho earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in business from USP - Universidade de São Paulo.
35. Clare Hart
Chief Executive Officer, Williams Lea
Clare Hart serves as the CEO of Williams Lea, a global provider of essential business support services to financial, legal, and professional services firms. Williams Lea specializes in connecting people, processes, and technology to streamline critical business functions and facilitate the transition to virtual and digital workplaces.
With 25 years of transformational leadership experience, Hart is responsible for driving profitable growth, fostering a high-performance culture, and delivering exceptional client service and solutions. Her deep expertise in technology-enabled business services is instrumental in maximizing the potential of Williams Lea.
Prior to her current role, Hart held several executive positions. She served as the CEO and member of the Board of Directors of Sterling Talent Solutions, as well as the President, CEO, and Board member of Infogroup. Additionally, she held the position of Executive Vice President at Dow Jones & Company, a News Corporation Company, where she was the President of the Dow Jones Enterprise Media Group. Hart also served as the President and CEO of Factiva, a joint venture between Dow Jones and Reuters. Hart earned an MBA from Rider University and holds an undergraduate degree in finance and computer systems management from Drexel University's LeBow College of Business.
36. Thomas Buberl
Chief Executive Officer, AXA
Thomas Buberl is the Chief Executive Officer and Director of AXA, a globally renowned insurance and asset management group that serves 93 million clients across 51 countries. Buberl's journey with AXA began in 2012 when he joined as the Chief Executive Officer of AXA Germany and became a member of the AXA Executive Committee. In 2015, he joined the AXA Management Committee, taking on the role of Chief Executive Officer for the Health Business Global Business Line. In 2016, he assumed the additional responsibility of leading the Life & Savings Global Business Line. From March to September 2016, he served as the Deputy CEO of AXA.
Prior to his tenure at AXA, Buberl worked at the Boston Consulting Group as a consultant specializing in the banking and insurance sector in Germany and internationally. He then moved on to Winterthur Group, where he served on the Management Board in Switzerland as the Chief Operating Officer and later as the Chief Marketing and Distribution Officer. Winterthur was subsequently acquired by AXA in 2006. Following that, Buberl held the position of Chief Executive Officer for Switzerland at Zurich Insurance Group. Buberl's educational background includes a Master of Economics degree from WHU Koblenz in Germany, an MBA from Lancaster University in the UK, and a PhD. in economics from the University of St.Gallen in Switzerland.
37. Ken Ohashi
Chief Executive Officer, Brooks Brothers
Ken Ohashi is the Chief Executive Officer of Brooks Brother, one of the most iconic brands in the U.S. In 1818, Henry Sands Brooks founded Brooks Brothers, the first ready-to-wear fashion emporium in America. Since then, the company has upheld the same traditions and values with a steadfast commitment to American manufacturing for nearly two centuries, operating more than 400 stores worldwide.
Ohashi has 25 years of experience. He began his career in 1998. Before joining Brooks Brothers, he was a president of international and global retail at Authentic Brands Group. Before that, he served as SVP in international at Aeropostale. Earlier in his career, he worked with Arthur Andersen. Ohashi graduated from Hofstra University with an undergraduate degree in business administration and management.
38. Isaac Dabah
CEO, Delta Galil Industries
Isaac Dabah serves as Delta Galil's Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chair of the Board of Directors. He has held the CEO position since August 2008 and became Vice Chair in November 2005. Additionally, Dabah is a member of the board of directors of Delta Galil's subsidiary, Delta Israel Brands Ltd.
Delta Galil Industries is a global manufacturer and marketer of apparel products for men, women, and children. The company is known for its focus on comfort, aesthetics, and quality, following a body-before-fabric philosophy.
Since 2005, Dabah has served as Executive Director of GMM Capital, one of the company’s principal shareholders. Previously, he was also CEO of the Denim Division of Jones Apparel Group. Dabah received an honorary Doctor of Philosophy degree from the University of Haifa. He studied business at Baruch College in New York.
39. Brian Stafford
President and CEO, Diligent
Brian Stafford is the CEO of Diligent Corporation, a position he has held since March 2015. As CEO, Stafford is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and driving global growth at Diligent, a leading GRC SaaS company. His company, Diligent Corporation, provides organizations with tools and solutions to address complex risk, gain valuable insights, and navigate a changing world. Diligent empowers over 1 million users and 700,000 board members and leaders to make better and faster decisions.
Before joining Diligent, Stafford was a partner at consulting giant McKinsey & Company, where he founded and led their Growth Stage Tech Practice. He worked closely with Growth Stage Technology and SaaS companies, specializing in growth strategy, sales operations, pricing, international expansion, and team building. Stafford also has experience as the Founder, President, and CEO of CarOrder, a division of Trilogy Software. Stafford holds a master's in computer science from the University of Chicago and a bachelor's in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
40. Mark Bertolini
Chief Executive Officer, Oscar Health
Mark Bertolini is the CEO of Oscar Health, a leading insurer dedicated to making healthcare accessible and affordable for all. Under his leadership, Oscar Health serves over 1 million members with a range of plans, including Individual & Family, Medicare Advantage, and Small Group. Notably, Bertolini previously served as the Co-CEO of Bridgewater Associates, the world's largest hedge fund. Today he continues to sit on Bridgewater's Operating Board of Directors.
Bertolini is a respected figure in the healthcare industry, having previously served as the Chairman and CEO of Aetna Inc. During his time at Aetna, he led the company's transition from a traditional health insurer to a consumer-oriented healthcare organization focused on delivering integrated care in local communities. He stepped down as Chairman and CEO in November 2018 and served as a Director of CVS Health Corporation following CVS Health's acquisition of Aetna. Prior to Aetna, Bertolini also held executive positions at Cigna, NYLCare Health Plans, and SelectCare, Inc., where he served as President and CEO.
Additionally, Bertolini serves as a director of Verizon Communications, Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company, Thrive Global, and the FIDELCO Guide Dog Foundation. Bertolini earned his MBA from Cornell University and holds an undergraduate degree from Wayne State University.
41. Yaki Faitelson
CEO, President, Co-Founder & Chairman of the Board, Varonis
Yaki Faitelson is the CEO, President, Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board for Varonis. In these roles, he is responsible for leading the management, strategic direction, and execution of his company’s vision.
Varonis is a leader in data security and analytics, fighting a different battle than conventional cybersecurity companies. Varonis focuses on protecting enterprise data: sensitive files and emails; confidential customer, patient, and employee data; financial records; strategic and product plans; and other intellectual property.
Under Faitelson’s leadership, Varonis has experienced hyper-growth, cultivated a worldwide customer base, and forged a leading position in the cybersecurity market. Prior to Varonis, Faitelson held leadership positions in the global professional services and systems integration divisions of NetVision and Network Appliance.
42. Ron Kass
President & CEO, Hunter Douglas
Ron Kass is the President and CEO of Hunter Douglas, a global leader in the window covering industry. Established in 1919, the company specializes in designing, manufacturing, and marketing innovative and high-quality window treatments. Hunter Douglas offers a wide range of products, including blinds, shades, shutters, and sheers, catering to residential and commercial customers worldwide. With operations in over 100 countries, the company has built a strong reputation for excellence.
Kass has more than four decades’ worth of experience. He joined Hunter Douglas in 2005 and was promoted to President and Chief Operating Officer in 2014, overseeing all operating groups in North America. Prior to his tenure at Hunter Douglas, Kass held leadership positions at numerous prominent companies. He served as President & CEO of The Robert Allen Group and as President of Knoll. Kass holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree in economics from Brown University.
43. Don Hendler
Don Hendler is the Chairman of the Board for Leviton, a leading manufacturer of electrical and electronic wiring devices, data connectivity, energy management systems, and lighting in North America. With a tenure spanning over 50 years at Leviton, Hendler has played a crucial role in the company's growth and success. His leadership has been instrumental in expanding Leviton's product and service offerings, including venturing into emerging growth and global markets such as network solutions, residential structured cabling, automation, lighting, energy management, and metering.
Hendler has held various positions within the organization. In 2005, he was appointed as President. Two years later, he assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer. In 2021, he transitioned from the CEO role to serve as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Hendler holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Franklin and Marshall College.
44. Rich Falcone
CEO and President, CDI
Rich Falcone is the President and CEO of CDI. He joined the company in 2002 as a sales associate and quickly became recognized as a top performer, earning the Sales Representative of the Year award for five consecutive years. In 2009, he was promoted to AVP of Sales – and successfully built CDI's first New York City sales office, which became the company's top revenue-generating location within two years.
In 2013, Falcone was promoted to EVP of Sales, leading both CDI's New Jersey and New York City-based sales teams. Under his leadership, the company experienced three years of record sales growth. In 2017, he was promoted to President of Sales, overseeing revenue streams across all regions, managing client and partner relationships, and driving the company's marketing initiatives.
Recently, Falcone was promoted to CEO and President. In these roles, he focuses on merger, acquisition, and integration efforts with One Equity Partners. He also oversees CDI's Professional and Managed Services lines of business. Falcone holds a Bachelor of Science in marketing from Rutgers University.
45. Alan Badey
Chief Executive Officer, Citrin Cooperman
Based in New York City, Alan Badey is the CEO of Citrin Cooperman, a position he has held since October 2021. With over 17 years of leadership experience at the firm, he previously served as President and White Plains Managing Partner. Badey joined Citrin Cooperman in 2001, having previously served as a partner at BKH&D.
Throughout his tenure at Citrin Cooperman, Badey has held various leadership roles and played a pivotal role in the firm's development and restructuring efforts. As CEO, he is focused on driving his firm's evolution and transformation. He aims to provide exceptional client service, build a one-firm culture, and create opportunities for partners and staff. With over 30 years of professional experience, he specializes in tax and business advisory and develops integrated and innovative solutions to help clients achieve their business goals. His expertise in mergers and acquisitions and industry transformation enables him to keep the firm ahead of industry trends and aligned with client needs. Badey graduated from Pace University with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Lubin School of Business.
46. Arash Azarbarzin
Chief Executive Officer, Highgate
Arash Azarbarzin is the Chief Executive Officer at Highgate, a leading real estate investment and hospitality management company. He works closely with the company's Co-Founders and Principals to strengthen the culture and expand relationships with industry partners. With his expertise in sustainable, modern luxury, Azarbarzin drives Highgate's Environmental, Social, and Corporate Governance strategy. He also leads specialized divisions for Food & Beverage and Marketing.
Highgate is known for innovation in the industry and has a strong presence in major U.S. gateway cities. This includes New York, Boston, Miami, San Francisco, and Honolulu – as well as a growing footprint in the Caribbean and Latin America.
With over 30 years of experience in hospitality, Azarbarzin previously served as CEO of SH Hotels & Resorts, where he contributed to the growth and development of 1 Hotels, Treehouse, and Baccarat. He was also a founding member and President of sbe Hotel Group for 12 years.
Azarbarzin’s operational expertise, mentorship, focus on corporate culture, and commitment to innovation have resulted in exceptional guest experiences on a large scale. Azarbarzin earned an undergraduate degree in hospitality administration and management from Alliant International University.
47. Gaurav Suri
Gaurav Suri has served as CEO of Arcesium since its launch in 2015. His company delivers an advanced data, operations, and analytics platform, which is used by some of the world's most sophisticated financial institutions. This includes hedge funds, banks, institutional asset managers, and private equity firms.
Formerly Managing Director and Head of Information Technology and Software Development at the D. E. Shaw group, Suri focused on developing proprietary software for the company’s investment management activities. He also focused on expanding the company’s software development operations in India. Additionally, he previously managed the D. E. Shaw group’s office in Hyderabad. Suri earned an MS in computer science from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and an undergraduate degree in computer science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
48. Jason Rabin
Chief Executive Officer, Centric Brands
Jason Rabin, the Chief Executive Officer of Centric Brands, is also a member of the board of directors. In these roles, he is responsible for building and leading the senior executive team, setting the company's strategy and direction, and driving its culture, values, and behavior.
Notably, Centric Brands is a global leading lifestyle brand collective that excels in product design, development, sourcing, retail and digital commerce, marketing, and brand building. The company specializes in high-quality products across various categories, including kids, men's and women's apparel, accessories, beauty, and entertainment.
Previously, Rabin served as President, North America of Global Brands Group and Chief Merchandising Officer, overseeing the company's merchandising strategy and global brand portfolio. He also held the position of President of Li & Fung Group Asia Limited, managing the fashion and home distribution business in Asia. Prior to that, Rabin was the President of Kids Headquarters, a children's and young men's apparel manufacturer. Rabin holds a BA in Business Administration from the University of Miami.
49. David Steinberg
CEO, Co-Founder, and Chairman of the Board, Zeta Global
At Zeta Global, David Steinberg is the CEO, Co-Founder, and Chairman of the Board. Zeta Global is an AI-Powered marketing cloud that leverages advanced artificial intelligence and consumer signals to enable marketers to acquire, grow, and retain customers more efficiently. The Zeta Marketing Platform aims to simplify sophisticated marketing by unifying identity, intelligence, and omnichannel activation into a single platform.
Before founding Zeta Global and CAIVIS Acquisition, Steinberg established InPhonic, a leading provider of online communication products and services. InPhonic achieved the top spot on the Inc 500 list and went public in a major technology deal. A serial entrepreneur, Steinberg also founded Sterling Cellular, a B2B and retail wireless communications provider. He also founded Sterling Communications, a telemarketing company. He received the Greater Washington Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award for communications.
Steinberg currently serves on the Board of Directors of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Washington and Jefferson College, Greater Washington Sports Alliance, and FasterCures. He holds a BS from Washington & Jefferson College.
50. Zach Morrison
Chief Executive Officer, Tinuiti
Zach Morrison is the CEO of Tinuiti. The largest independent performance marketing firm, Tinuiti specializes in streaming TV – and the triopoly of Google, Facebook, and Amazon. It not only has over $4 billion in digital media under management and more than 1000 employees, the company also boasts a prestigious client roster that includes the likes of: Etsy, Unilever, Eddie Bauer, and PacSun
Under Morrison's leadership, Tinuiti has experienced significant growth, expanding five-fold injust four years. Additionally, the company has made six acquisitions, assembled an exceptional board of directors, and established a partnership with New Mountain Capital, a prominent growth-oriented investment firm.
Beyond his role in the industry, Morrison is actively involved in the community. He serves on the Board of Junior Achievement of South Florida, contributing to the preparation of young individuals through an experiential entrepreneurship program. Morrison has also initiated T-Up, Tinuiti's paid internship and mentoring program, which offers digital marketing training and professional life skills development to high school students from underserved communities. Morrison holds an undergraduate degree in finance from the UCF College of Business.