NOEW 2019 Speakers


A varied lineup of seasoned thought leaders - these celebrated movers-and-shakers are not to be missed.

Jim Clark
Netscape Communications Corporation & Silicon Graphics
Casey Gerald
Author, There Will Be No Miracles Here
Marcus Lemonis
Host, "The Profit," CNBC
Natalia Oberti Noguera
Pipeline Angels
K. Shelly Porges
The Billion Dollar Fund for Women

Speakers, Panelists & Special Guests

From innovators with a reputation for disruption to business gurus with hands-on advice, NOEW has got it all. Join this group of mavens and mavericks to gain next level advice for you and your venture.

Victoria Adams Phipps New Orleans Business Alliance, 504ward
Vice President Programs, Executive Director
Allison Albert Pet Krewe
Founder & CEO
Andrew J. Albert Venture for America
Director of New Orleans
Krystal Allen Propeller
Senior Director, Programs, Policy & Strategy
Ellis M. Arjmand Children’s Hospital of New Orleans & LSU Health Sciences Center
Surgeon-in-Chief & Professor
Jon Atkinson The Idea Village
David Barksdale Alluvian Capital, LLC
Managing Director
Jim Barksdale Netscape Communications Corporation
Former President & CEO
Taylor Beery Lapeyre Stair
Kim Bergeron Kim Bergeron Productions
Creative Director & Producer
Jasmijn Bol Tulane University A. B. Freeman School of Business
PricewaterhouseCoopers Professor
Mark Bologna Beyond Bourbon Street Podcast
Timothy Bovard Search Fund Accelerator
Founder & CEO
Kasey Bruns Lucid
Associate Director of Accounts Management, Global Key Accounts
Kelsey Campion fringe + co.
Sean Carrigan MobileQubes
Founder & CEO
Richard Carthon Carthon Enterprises
Andrea Chen Propeller
Executive Director
CEO & Founder
Jane Cooper JLC Company
Jim Coulter TPG Capital
Joshua Cox City of New Orleans, Office of Mayor LaToya Cantrell
Senior Advisor & Director of Strategic Initiatives
Brandon Davis Phelps Dunbar
Kevin Dawson GE Digital New Orleans
Vice President
Aaron Dirks Joieful
Founder & CEO
Brett G. Durrett Social Starts
Venture Partner
Sherif A. Ebrahim SMG Capital
Chairman of Strategic Management Group & Managing Partner
Mike Eckert NO/LA Angel Network
Mike Edelhart Social Starts & Joyance Partners
Managing Partner
Andy Ellis Lucid
John B. Elstrott Tulane University A. B. Freeman School of Business
Professor Emeritus of Entrepreneurship and Family Business
Tina Eskridge Pipeline Angels
Alex Fogelson Taste Beauty
Co-Founder & CEO
Robin Forman Tulane University
Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs & Provost
Erik Frank Louisiana Chapter of the Entrepreneurs' Organization
Carl Fravel Canal Barge Company, Inc.
Director of Information Systems & Knowledge Management
Jordan Friedman Bond Moroch
James Geier 555 International & Ol’Style Consulting
Founder & President, Founder
Xianjun Geng Tulane University A. B. Freeman School of Business
Full Professor of Management Science & Norman Mayer Professor of Business
Darlene Gillard Jones digitalundivided
Founding Team & Director, Community
Oleg Gredil Tulane University, A. B. Freeman School of Business
Assistant Professor of Finance
Dave Guilford NYLIFE Securities LLC
Financial Advisor
Camille Heard FELOH (For Everyone's Love of Hair)
Chief Visionary Officer & Co-Founder
Michael Hecht GNO Inc.
President & CEO
Fran Heller Good2Go, Inc.
Founder, CEO & Board of Directors
Kevin Hunt Hunt Telecommunications
Co-Founder & Former Managing Member
Jason Hunt Hunt Telecommunications
Co-Founder & Former CEO
Brett Hyman NVE Experience Agency
Founder & President
Walter Isaacson Tulane University
University Professor, Department of History
Tony Jeff Innovate Mississippi
President & CEO
Leslie Jump DifferentFunds
Founder & CEO
Will Kain Pantheon Energy
Founder & CEO
Jonathan Katz Jones Walker
Thomas C. Kennedy Hertz, Hilton Worldwide
Former EVP/CFO
Robert T. Lalka Tulane University, A. B. Freeman School of Business
Executive Director, Lepage Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation
Adrien Lanusse Netflix
Vice President, Consumer Insights
Robért LeBlanc LeBLANC+SMITH
Founder & Creative Director
Katie D. LeGardeur JPMorgan Chase
President – Louisiana
Sidney F. Lewis New Orleans - Leader of Labor & Employment Practice Group
Dianna Liu ARIX Technologies
Founder & President
Serena Loftus Tulane University A. B. Freeman School of Business
Assistant Professor
Calvin Mackie STEM NOLA
Founder & CEO
Tyra Mariani New America
President & COO
Ti Adelaide Martin Commander’s Palace
Reid Martin Mid-Citizen Entertainment
Kate McCrery Loyola's Center for Entrepreneurship & Community Development
Lacy McManus Greater New Orleans, Inc.
Vice President of Strategic Initiatives
Chris Meaux Waitr Holdings Inc.
Frank Medrano Middle Markets Technology Group
Executive Director
David Meltzer Sports 1 Marketing and S1Media House
Co-Founder & CEO
Tim Meng One Source Communications (OSC)
Quentin L. Messer, Jr. New Orleans Business Alliance
President & CEO
Dr. Richard Milani Ochsner Health System
MD, FACC, FAHA, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer & Senior Physician Executive
Katherine Milligan Start Co.
Chief of Staff
Amy Nelson Venture for America
Mark Newberg Stockbridge Advisors
Porter Nolan Amazon
In-House Corporate Lawyer
Patrick Norton Tulane University
Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer
Jeff O'Hara PRA New Orleans
Author & President
David Olk Voray, ShopKeep
CEO & Co-Founder, Co-Founder
Joi Owens Oxfam America
Nick Pashos BioAesthetics
Founder & CEO
Nicole Patel Lucid
Chief People Officer
Sara Perez-Ekanger Antigua Floral + Styling
Ryan H. Peters Tulane University A. B. Freeman School of Business
Assistant Professor of Finance
Nesby Phips Producer, Rapper, Visual Artist
Mark Powers Etihad Aviation Group
Group Chief Financial Officer
Ravi Prakash CivicSource
Head of Product
Reeves Price Winter Circle Productions, AEG Presents Gulf Coast, BUKU
VP Operations, Winter Circle Productions, AEG Presents Gulf Coast Co-Founder & Exec. Producer, BUKU
Managing Director
Founder & CEO
Alex Rawitz Chainalysis
Account Executive
Patrick E. Reed LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans
Director of the Office of Technology Management
Peter Ricchiuti Tulane University A. B. Freeman School of Business
Senior Professor of Practice and William B. Burkenroad, Jr. Clinical Professor
Mark Romig New Orleans Tourism Marketing Corporation (NOTMC)
President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
Doug Roth Playground Hospitality
Founder & President
Jimmy Roussel New Orleans Startup Fund
President & CEO
Sr. Technical Product Manager for the Developer Experience (DX) Team
Kelli Saulny Camelback Ventures
Director of Strategic Partnerships
Claire Senot Tulane University A. B. Freeman School of Business
Assistant Professor of Management Science
Lauren Siegel trepwise
Tony Simmons The McIlhenny Company
President & CEO
Michael Skolnik Soze Agency
Ira Solomon Tulane University, A. B. Freeman School of Business
Laura Stein Dancing Grounds
Co-Founder & Executive Director
Yinliang Tan Tulane University A. B. Freeman School of Business
Assistant Professor
Stella Templo We Company
Associate General Counsel for Litigation
Bhumika Tharoor The Atlantic
Deputy Director, Talent Lab
Elizabeth Townsend Gard Tulane University A. B. Freeman School of Business
Professor of Law and Lepage Entrepreneur Faculty Fellow
Marianne Van Meter Legacy Capital Investment Bankers
Managing Partner
Anu Varadharajan Tulane University A. B. Freeman School of Business
Robbert Vorhoff General Atlantic’s Healthcare Sector
Managing Director & Global Head
Doug Walner Align Technologies Corp.
Dan Walter Stone Pigman Walther Wittmann LLC
Jennifer Weishaupt The Ruby Slipper
Director of Marketing
Brad Wilson Ace Hotel Group
President & Co-Partner
Sevetri Wilson Resilia
Scott Wolfe Jr. Levelset
Jay Zhao TCL Ventures
Managing Director
Adam Zuckerman Fosterly
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