Ms. Lee Ziv

Lee Ziv is a rare breed of sales and marketing people who possess all the ingredients to attract the right clients and follow through to closing. She specializes in global luxury properties, where she has successfully marketed and sold exclusive apartments and houses valued at over half a billion dollars. Lee’s acute sense of intuition boosted by her personal charm and attentive approach to meeting client preferences, have contributed to her well-developed worldwide network of affluent confidantes who are in the market seeking unequaled luxury projects.

 

Lee has an extensive background in managing clients and projects. She started her career as an account manager in a leading ad agency, where she was responsible for top clients including a leading Israeli bank. Leveraging her strong creativity and interpersonal skills, Lee joined Israel’s leading television channel where she was in charge of marketing and selling airtime to premium clients. Lee is also among a founding crew member of Israel’s premier music channel Music 24. In 2011, Lee joined as VP Sales of Israel’s most prestigious luxury tower “Meier on Rothschild” by the world-renowned architect Richard Meier. The highest private residence in Tel Aviv quickly became a marketing success story, which set precedence in Israel’s luxury real estate space.

 

Lee is a strong proponent of PR and creative marketing methods. Three triple A qualities guide her path to success:

  • Authenticity
  • Attentiveness
  • Ambition
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Ms. Grace Kim

Grace began her philanthropic journey through a family-run scholarship fund for refugees. Grace founded a series of companies one on houselessness in Santa Barbara and another in Nashville, TN providing local network services to under-served populations. She joined the U.S. Department of State, where at the Office of the Secretary, Policy Planning Staff, she worked on spearheading partnerships with government agencies and private entities to translate President Obama’s foreign policy priorities. Grace now acts as an Outreach Ambassador for NEXUS Global Youth Summit to catalyze the next generation leadership and philanthropy and founded The Collaborative Impact Network, to enable collaboration across policy makers, influencers, thought leaders, and mentors on tackling complex challenges in original, purposeful, and creative ways together.

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Mr. Seung Bak

Seung Bak is the founder of Luvie Holdings, a family office investment firm that creates or invests in businesses across a variety of industries and situations. Previously, Seung founded and ran Warner Bros. Digital Labs (fka DramaFever Corp.) which builds video-centric entertainment services that make people laugh, cry and jump for joy. Seung was the CEO and co-founder of DramaFever, leading the company since its inception in 2009 to raise multiple rounds of venture funding, run two M&A processes, and generate >10x return on invested capital as well as liquidity for employees. Prior to founding DramaFever, Seung was Chief Marketing Officer for Capital IQ, a leading provider of information services to the global financial community. Seung served a variety of marketing, sales, strategy, finance, and operational roles in helping Capital IQ grow from a seed stage startup to a $400+ million revenue business. Previously, he was an investment banker at CapitalKey Advisors, the precursor to Capital IQ, where he advised venture-stage and middle-market companies. Seung is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization and on the board of the NYC Chapter. Seung is a board member of StreetWise Partners, a non-profit focused on reducing unemployment within disadvantaged communities. Seung earned a BA in Economics from the University of Rochester.

 

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Mr. Uri Levine

Uri Levine (http://urilevine.com/) is a passionate serial entrepreneur and disruptor. He co-founded Waze, the world’s largest community based driving traffic and navigation app, with more than 250M drivers around the globe, which was acquired by Google on June 2013 for more than $1.1 billion.

Since then, he pursues his dream to create great value for large audiences, through the series of startups he founded. His vision is specifically intended to disrupt inefficient markets and improve under-functioning services with a focus on solving “BIG problems” and saving consumers time and money, while empowering them and changing the world for the better.

Levine is Co-Founder, Chairman or Board Member in several startups with the agenda of ‘doing good and doing well’:  FeeX, Moovit, HERE, Engie, FairFly, ZeeK, Roomer, WeTrip, Seetree, Refundit & Lifecare and always working on his next idea.

Uri has been in the high-tech business for the last 30 years, half of them in the startup scene, and has seen everything ranging from failure, middle success and extreme success.

He is also a world-class speaker on entrepreneurship, disruption, evolution vs. revolutions of markets, mobility and startups. Motivated to encourage the next generation of thinkers and innovators he also leads an academic workshop entitled “How to Build a Startup”, aimed at undergraduate and graduate level business students.

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Mr. Mark Sotir

Mark is Co-President that oversees all aspects of Sam Zell’s Equity Group Investments.

He focuses on maximizing and sustaining the value of the firm’s investment portfolio, and on optimizing Sam’s vast network. With nearly 20 years of board and CEO experience, Mark employs his leadership inside and outside our firm. He manages and develops our corporate investment team, and deploys Sam’s active-ownership approach by engaging with portfolio company management to improve business strategies and operating structures, aligning all toward achieving optimum shareholder value. In addition, Mark is a Senior Managing Director of Chai Trust Company, LLC (corporate trustee for the Zell family trusts). He serves EGI investments as Executive Chairman on the board of directors of Exterran Corporation, a global market leader in natural gas production and processing services; and he is on the boards of SIRVA, Inc., a provider of moving and relocation services, and Ardent Health Partners, LLC, a provider of hospital and healthcare services.

Mark joined EGI in 2006 as a Managing Director. He has overseen a range of investments, serving in the ownership representative role of strategic advisor to portfolio company management teams. Mark has served on temporary in-house assignments within select EGI portfolio companies to accelerate and increase the effectiveness of turnarounds. He performed this role as President of Tribune Interactive from 2007 to 2008, and again more recently within Exterran Holdings, Inc.

Before joining EGI, Mark was the Chief Executive Officer of Sunburst Technology Corporation and served on the company’s board of directors. Previously, he was the President of Budget Group, Inc. (Budget Rent A Car and Ryder Truck Rental), and served on that company’s board as well. Mark’s earlier career also included senior brand management and sales roles at The Coca-Cola Company. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from Amherst College. Outside of the office, Mark invests time mentoring young parents of children with special needs.

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Mr. David Teten

David Teten (teten.com) is a Managing Partner with HOF Capital, an international venture capital fund based in New York and backed by conglomerates and large family offices from over 15 countries on 5 continents.  David has particular interest in fintech, technology-enabled services, analytics, artificial intelligence, sales/recruiting technology, SaaS, and international startups.  He was previously a Partner for 6 years with ff Venture Capital, one of the best-performing seed- and early-stage venture capital firms in the U.S.  David has advised clients such as Goldman Sachs Special Situations Group, Icahn Enterprises, LLR Partners, Birch Hill Equity Partners, and other institutional investors.  He is also Founder of Harvard Business School Alumni Angels of Greater New York, the largest angel network on the East Coast.

David was formerly Founder of Navon Partners, a software startup which identified private companies for investment by collecting non-standard data sources.  He was previously a Managing Director with Evalueserve, a 2,500-person global research and analytics company; Founder and CEO of Circle of Experts, an investment research firm acquired by Evalueserve; and ran an IT consulting practice.

David has led or co-led studies on innovation in the investing industry; private equity and venture capital deal origination; and how VCs create portfolio company value.  He holds a Harvard MBA (Second Year Honors) and a Yale BA (Distinction in the major).

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Mr. David Homan

David Homan is a super-connector whose work spans philanthropy, start-ups, and impact with a focus on connecting individuals across diverse spaces in order for them to achieve their purpose and impact.  He rebuilt and lead’s Israel’s top arts funder for young artists, the America-Israel Cultural Foundation, raising millions to support arts and culture and promote cultural ambassadorship globally, as well as serving on the Boards of Ariel Rivka Dance, the Arthur Miller Foundation, and Cobalt, as well as an Advisor for BRAVAInvestments and as a Nexus NYC Ambassador.  He is also the founder of Orchestrated Connecting, LLC, which focuses on building portfolios of “people” who have great integrity and reach, and bringing them together across many verticals through in person events and through technology.   He is also a member of the Forbes Nonprofit Council and Forbes Impact Investing group.  David is also a classical composer with 8 CDs and over 195 works performed to date.

 

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Mr. Anthony Scaramucci

Anthony Scaramucci is the Founder and former Co-Managing Partner of SkyBridge Capital. He is the author of three books: The Little Book of Hedge Funds, Goodbye Gordon Gekko, and Hopping Over the Rabbit Hole, a 2016 Wall Street Journal best- seller.

Prior to founding SkyBridge in 2005, Scaramucci co-founded investment partnership Oscar Capital Management, which was sold to Neuberger Berman, LLC in 2001. Earlier, he was a vice president in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs & Co.

In 2016, Scaramucci was ranked #85 in Worth Magazine’s Power 100: The 100 Most Powerful People in Global Finance. In 2011, he received Ernst & Young’s “Entrepreneur of the Year – New York” Award in the Financial Services category. Anthony is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), vice chair of the Kennedy Center Corporate Fund Board, a board member of both The Brain Tumor Foundation and Business Executives for National Security (BENS), and a Trustee of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Foundation. He was a member of the New York City Financial Services Advisory Committee from 2007 to 2012.

In November 2016, he was named to President-Elect Trump’s 16-person Presidential Transition Team Executive Committee. In June 2017, he was named the Chief Strategy Officer of the EXIM Bank. He served as the White House Communications Director for a period in July 2017.

Scaramucci, a native of Long Island, New York, holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Tufts University and a Juris Doctor from Harvard Law School.

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Mr. Michael W. Sonnenfeldt

Michael W. Sonnenfeldt is the Founder of TIGER 21, the premier peer membership organization for high-net-worth wealth creators and preservers, and author of Think Bigger: And 39 Other Winning Strategies from Successful Entrepreneurs. TIGER 21’s 600+ Members collectively manage personal assets of $60 billion.

Mr. Sonnenfeldt is a serial entrepreneur, philanthropist, and political thought leader.  Through his private investment company, MUUS & Company, he has holdings in solar and other technologies related to alternative energy infrastructure applications.  Previously, he served as Chairman of Carmanah Technologies Corp., a public Canadian solar company.  Mr. Sonnenfeldt founded Emmes & Company, a boutique real estate investment firm that grew to over a billion dollars in assets. In 1980, he led the transformation of the Harborside Financial Center in Jersey City, NJ, the largest commercial renovation in the U.S. at the time.

Mr. Sonnenfeldt is also a Board Member of Earthjustice and President of the Goldman-Sonnenfeldt Foundation.

Mr. Sonnenfeldt earned undergraduate and graduate degrees from the MIT Sloan School, where he was Phi Betta Kappa.

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Mr. Mark Minevich

Mark Minevich, author and world-renowned visionary in the fields of digitization and artificial intelligence, is the principle founder of Going Global Ventures in New York and Venture Partner of GVA Capital in Silicon Valley. He is a Senior Fellow of the Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils and Senior Advisor of the Council of Competitiveness in Washington DC and charter member of the B20/G20’s Digitization Task Force as an expert in digitization, advanced autonomous systems, and the future of AI. Mark’s track record speaks for itself and he’s always in demand. The combination of his unique experience and background in business strategy, technology, and innovation, his global orientation and expertise, and his exposure to working in the corporate, private, tech and investment sectors makes Mark an invaluable contributor.

MARK IS THE AUTHOR OF THE BOOKS:

SIX BILLION MINDS ENDORSED BY FORMER ISRAELI PRIME MINISTER AND NOBEL LAUREATE SHIMON PERES

THE CTO HANDBOOK

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