Innovation Board

The Innovation Board is a group of philanthropists actively engaged with Foundation Leadership on strategic topics such as defining our annual Grand Challenges and areas of focus for the Board of Trustees' Visioneering. The Innovation Board also works closely with the Foundation to identify strategic partners and opportunities. To find out how you can help support XPRIZE by becoming an Innovation Board member, please email alliances@xprize.org.

Emilio Diez Barroso is the Chairman and Founder of NALA Investments, LLC, a private investment holding company with operations across various industries including communications, transportation, energy, media and technology. The company manages a portfolio comprised of multiple investment asset classes primarily in the United States and Latin America.

Emilio has held senior level positions and sat on the board of most NALA owned businesses. He was named 1 of the 10 most powerful Latinos by PODER Magazine and The Hollywood Reporter and has been recognized with multiple awards in Latin America. Emilio is a member of the XPRIZE Innovation Board, and sits on the client council for U.S. Trust Bank of America. He is on the board of Saber Es Poder, the leading provider of comprehensive and practical educational solutions for Spanish-dominant Latinos in the United States. He chairs the board of The World is Just a Book Away, a non-profit organization created to bring books and education to children in developing countries.

Emilio studied Economics and Finance at Harvard, I.T.A.M. and Boston University and has an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica with an emphasis on Consciousness Health and Healing.

Emilio Diez Barroso

Emilio Diez Barroso is the Chairman and Founder of NALA Investments, LLC, a private investment holding company with operations across various industries including communications, transportation, energy, media and technology. The company manages a portfolio comprised of multiple investment asset classes primarily in the United States and Latin America.

Emilio has held senior level positions and sat on the board of most NALA owned businesses. He was named 1 of the 10 most powerful Latinos by PODER Magazine and The Hollywood Reporter and has been recognized with multiple awards in Latin America. Emilio is a member of the XPRIZE Innovation Board, and sits on the client council for U.S. Trust Bank of America. He is on the board of Saber Es Poder, the leading provider of comprehensive and practical educational solutions for Spanish-dominant Latinos in the United States. He chairs the board of The World is Just a Book Away, a non-profit organization created to bring books and education to children in developing countries.

Emilio studied Economics and Finance at Harvard, I.T.A.M. and Boston University and has an M.A. in Spiritual Psychology from the University of Santa Monica with an emphasis on Consciousness Health and Healing.

Brendon Burchard is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Millionaire Messenger and The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive. He is also founder of High Performance Academy, the legendary personal development program for achievers, and Experts Academy, the world's most comprehensive marketing training for aspiring authors, speakers, coaches, and online thought leaders. For these works, Brendon is regularly recognized as "one of the top business and motivation trainers in the world." (Inc. magazine, AndersonCooper.com, ABC, and more). Brendon's books, videos, newsletters, products, and appearances now inspire two million people a month worldwide. His books have been #1 bestsellers on The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon.com bestseller lists. Brendon's recent online marketing campaigns have set records in publishing, online product launches, and live video broadcast revenue. He has become the go-to marketing advisor for many of the most successful companies and celebrities in the world.

Brendon Burchard

Brendon Burchard is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Millionaire Messenger and The Charge: Activating the 10 Human Drives that Make You Feel Alive. He is also founder of High Performance Academy, the legendary personal development program for achievers, and Experts Academy, the world's most comprehensive marketing training for aspiring authors, speakers, coaches, and online thought leaders. For these works, Brendon is regularly recognized as "one of the top business and motivation trainers in the world." (Inc. magazine, AndersonCooper.com, ABC, and more). Brendon's books, videos, newsletters, products, and appearances now inspire two million people a month worldwide. His books have been #1 bestsellers on The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and Amazon.com bestseller lists. Brendon's recent online marketing campaigns have set records in publishing, online product launches, and live video broadcast revenue. He has become the go-to marketing advisor for many of the most successful companies and celebrities in the world.

Robert is a former partner of Accenture where he led the strategy practice in SE Asia and the Communications and High Tech industry practice in Singapore. Since his retirement in 2007, he has remained active in the infocomm industry as a partner in Stream Global, a tech angel investor and incubator. He is a member of the Singapore Computer Society’s Exco, Information Technology Standards Committee, Singapore Standards Council and the Technology Committee of the Singapore Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry. He is currently a Director of Alexandra Health System Pte Ltd, Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd, OpenNet Pte Ltd and Pteris Global Ltd. He also serves on the boards of non-profit organizations - Dover Park Hospice, Singapore Hospice Council, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, TOUCH Community Services, and the National Council of Social Service.

Robert Chew

Robert is a former partner of Accenture where he led the strategy practice in SE Asia and the Communications and High Tech industry practice in Singapore. Since his retirement in 2007, he has remained active in the infocomm industry as a partner in Stream Global, a tech angel investor and incubator. He is a member of the Singapore Computer Society’s Exco, Information Technology Standards Committee, Singapore Standards Council and the Technology Committee of the Singapore Chinese Chambers of Commerce and Industry. He is currently a Director of Alexandra Health System Pte Ltd, Integrated Health Information Systems Pte Ltd, OpenNet Pte Ltd and Pteris Global Ltd. He also serves on the boards of non-profit organizations - Dover Park Hospice, Singapore Hospice Council, Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital, TOUCH Community Services, and the National Council of Social Service.

Stanley Doobin - Owner, President, and CEO of Harvard Maintenance, Inc.

Nathalie Doobin - Owner, President, and CEO of Harvard Services, Inc.

Stan is the owner and president of Harvard Maintenance and Harvard Protection Services. He grew his family business into one of the largest building service contractor company in the industry, while remaining privately-held. For his efforts, he was awarded the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award in 2004. Since 2012, he has been representing the US on the World Federation of Building Service Contractors. Stan graduated from Washington & Lee University, he is a CPA and he received his MBA from Emory University. Stan was the President of BSCAI in 2009, is a member of Vistage, the US Green Building Council, and a number of other professional associations.

Nathalie is the owner and CEO of Harvard Enterprise Risk Solutions offering strategic consultative security services that help reduce vulnerabilities that can adversely impact a business, a brand and critical infrastructure environments. She also owns Harvard Services Group, a 100% woman-owned, green and sustainable janitorial business.

Nathalie was awarded 2013 Enterprising Women of the Year, Best 50 Women in Business in NJ, Top 25 Women Entrepreneur & Business Owner in NJ, Top 500 Women-Owned Business in The US, Top 500 Diversity Business in the US, as well as Top 50 Women-Owned Business in NJ. Nathalie graduated from Hautes Etudes Commerciales and holds an Executive MBA from University of Quebec in Montreal. She is on the Board of Directors for New Destiny Housing and is a Luminary Circle Member for the Step Up Women’s Network, a member of Women’s President Organization (WPO), and many other professional associations.

Stanley & Nathalie Doobin

Stanley Doobin - Owner, President, and CEO of Harvard Maintenance, Inc.

Nathalie Doobin - Owner, President, and CEO of Harvard Services, Inc.

Stan is the owner and president of Harvard Maintenance and Harvard Protection Services. He grew his family business into one of the largest building service contractor company in the industry, while remaining privately-held. For his efforts, he was awarded the Ernst & Young “Entrepreneur of the Year” Award in 2004. Since 2012, he has been representing the US on the World Federation of Building Service Contractors. Stan graduated from Washington & Lee University, he is a CPA and he received his MBA from Emory University. Stan was the President of BSCAI in 2009, is a member of Vistage, the US Green Building Council, and a number of other professional associations.

Nathalie is the owner and CEO of Harvard Enterprise Risk Solutions offering strategic consultative security services that help reduce vulnerabilities that can adversely impact a business, a brand and critical infrastructure environments. She also owns Harvard Services Group, a 100% woman-owned, green and sustainable janitorial business.

Nathalie was awarded 2013 Enterprising Women of the Year, Best 50 Women in Business in NJ, Top 25 Women Entrepreneur & Business Owner in NJ, Top 500 Women-Owned Business in The US, Top 500 Diversity Business in the US, as well as Top 50 Women-Owned Business in NJ. Nathalie graduated from Hautes Etudes Commerciales and holds an Executive MBA from University of Quebec in Montreal. She is on the Board of Directors for New Destiny Housing and is a Luminary Circle Member for the Step Up Women’s Network, a member of Women’s President Organization (WPO), and many other professional associations.

CEO, Funk Holdings Limited

Dr. Steven Christopher Funk is a Canadian entrepreneur, venture capitalist, private equity investor, and philanthropist with Masters and Doctorate degrees, a private pilot’s licence, with a Baja 1000 and two East African Safari Rally finishes in his pocket. He is a recurring partner with the Clinton Global Initiative, recipient of the Kaufman Foundation Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and the recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Award from his rural Iowa hometown.

Funk has built five operating interests in three countries and owns a 100,000-acre rainforest eco-estate in Central America. The Funk Holdings' investment interests span the globe. Funk chaired the Advisory Board of the Microcredit Summit. He founded the Race4Change model in support of women’s empowerment in East Africa, and is also a founding director and financial underwriter of the Unitus Sustainable Investment Banking Model.

Steven Funk

CEO, Funk Holdings Limited

Dr. Steven Christopher Funk is a Canadian entrepreneur, venture capitalist, private equity investor, and philanthropist with Masters and Doctorate degrees, a private pilot’s licence, with a Baja 1000 and two East African Safari Rally finishes in his pocket. He is a recurring partner with the Clinton Global Initiative, recipient of the Kaufman Foundation Entrepreneur of the Year Award, and the recipient of the Distinguished Graduate Award from his rural Iowa hometown.

Funk has built five operating interests in three countries and owns a 100,000-acre rainforest eco-estate in Central America. The Funk Holdings' investment interests span the globe. Funk chaired the Advisory Board of the Microcredit Summit. He founded the Race4Change model in support of women’s empowerment in East Africa, and is also a founding director and financial underwriter of the Unitus Sustainable Investment Banking Model.

Ankur Jain is the CEO of Humin.

Ankur Jain

Ankur Jain is the CEO of Humin.

Bryan Johnson is a serial entrepreneur who sold cellphones while at Brigham Young University. Later, he sold credit card processing for RBS Lynk. Johnson moved to Chicago, Illinois, and earned his MBA from The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business. While doing his MBA, continued working for RBS Lynk. Later, Bryan joined retail store operator Sears Holdings in a strategic position; and went on to become a Manager. In 2007, he founded Braintree, an online and mobile payment services provider. The company raised $69 million in outside funding from companies including Accel, New Enterprise Associates, RRE Ventures, and Greycroft Partners. He served as the CEO until 2011. The company acquired Venmo, a payment services company for a reported $26.2 million in 2012. Johnson currently serves as the Chairman of Braintree. The company was acquired by PayPal, a subsidiary of eBay in September, 2013 for a reported $800 million in cash. He is also an investor in JD.com, SurveyMonkey, Flipkart, Netshoes, Cleversafe, Candy Wrapper, Red Ventures and POPVOX.

Bryan Johnson

Bryan Johnson is a serial entrepreneur who sold cellphones while at Brigham Young University. Later, he sold credit card processing for RBS Lynk. Johnson moved to Chicago, Illinois, and earned his MBA from The University of Chicago - Booth School of Business. While doing his MBA, continued working for RBS Lynk. Later, Bryan joined retail store operator Sears Holdings in a strategic position; and went on to become a Manager. In 2007, he founded Braintree, an online and mobile payment services provider. The company raised $69 million in outside funding from companies including Accel, New Enterprise Associates, RRE Ventures, and Greycroft Partners. He served as the CEO until 2011. The company acquired Venmo, a payment services company for a reported $26.2 million in 2012. Johnson currently serves as the Chairman of Braintree. The company was acquired by PayPal, a subsidiary of eBay in September, 2013 for a reported $800 million in cash. He is also an investor in JD.com, SurveyMonkey, Flipkart, Netshoes, Cleversafe, Candy Wrapper, Red Ventures and POPVOX.

Founder and CEO of Mindvalley, Vishen leads a dedicated team of over 100+ brilliant minds focused on building disruptive systems to bring innovation to education under their goal of "pushing humanity forward".

Vishen invests in and builds education companies. The company’s goal is to help spread enlightened ideas to 1 billion people by 2050; ideas that you won’t get from traditional education systems.

Vishen's projects include apps that promote healthy behavior, like Omvana.com which is rapidly becoming one of the highest grossing health and fitness apps for iPhone and online learning platforms such as the Mindvalley Academy which serves some 250,000 students and 1.3 million subscribers and is focused on mindfulness, health and wellness education.

In Asia, Vishen's goal is to culture hack the behavior of young entrepreneurs to turn his home city of Kuala Lumpur into one of the top 20 cities in the world to launch a startup. Through Project Renaissance, he funds and provides free entrepreneurial education to tens of thousands of young people looking to make a difference.

Vishen is also the founder of Mindvalley Technology, which builds mobile and web education businesses, Awesomeness Fest, the annual entrepreneurial festival, and the Mindvalley Foundation, which supports causes around the world that are working to push humanity forward.

Mindvalley is known for it's stellar success rate in launching new businesses - almost 90% are profitable within 10 months with little outside funding. It's also know as one of the #1 places in the world to work and attracts brilliant minds from around the world to move to Malaysia to work on Vishen's team.

Vishen Lakhiani

Founder and CEO of Mindvalley, Vishen leads a dedicated team of over 100+ brilliant minds focused on building disruptive systems to bring innovation to education under their goal of "pushing humanity forward".

Vishen invests in and builds education companies. The company’s goal is to help spread enlightened ideas to 1 billion people by 2050; ideas that you won’t get from traditional education systems.

Vishen's projects include apps that promote healthy behavior, like Omvana.com which is rapidly becoming one of the highest grossing health and fitness apps for iPhone and online learning platforms such as the Mindvalley Academy which serves some 250,000 students and 1.3 million subscribers and is focused on mindfulness, health and wellness education.

In Asia, Vishen's goal is to culture hack the behavior of young entrepreneurs to turn his home city of Kuala Lumpur into one of the top 20 cities in the world to launch a startup. Through Project Renaissance, he funds and provides free entrepreneurial education to tens of thousands of young people looking to make a difference.

Vishen is also the founder of Mindvalley Technology, which builds mobile and web education businesses, Awesomeness Fest, the annual entrepreneurial festival, and the Mindvalley Foundation, which supports causes around the world that are working to push humanity forward.

Mindvalley is known for it's stellar success rate in launching new businesses - almost 90% are profitable within 10 months with little outside funding. It's also know as one of the #1 places in the world to work and attracts brilliant minds from around the world to move to Malaysia to work on Vishen's team.

Ken Neumann combines an extensive engineering and business background, with his unique ability to envision bold new opportunities and design streamlined strategic paths to achieve them. He assembles, enables, and leads teams to achieve the vision while focusing and energizing the people to achieve excellent, win-win results that enhance their lives. As owner, CEO, and/or partner of several firms within a variety of industries, Ken’s leadership and passion for greatness has driven revenue numbers from start-up to over $500 million in annual revenue. Ken has invested and developed businesses ranging from pharmaceutical manufacturing, energy technology, information technology, team development, office building development and operations, land development, and commercial and residential construction. He has completed over $4 billion of real estate development and construction with his own firm while achieving over a dozen national awards. Ken's passion is to create, design and build win-win, bold, new opportunities that enable great results for everyone.

Ken Neumann

Ken Neumann combines an extensive engineering and business background, with his unique ability to envision bold new opportunities and design streamlined strategic paths to achieve them. He assembles, enables, and leads teams to achieve the vision while focusing and energizing the people to achieve excellent, win-win results that enhance their lives. As owner, CEO, and/or partner of several firms within a variety of industries, Ken’s leadership and passion for greatness has driven revenue numbers from start-up to over $500 million in annual revenue. Ken has invested and developed businesses ranging from pharmaceutical manufacturing, energy technology, information technology, team development, office building development and operations, land development, and commercial and residential construction. He has completed over $4 billion of real estate development and construction with his own firm while achieving over a dozen national awards. Ken's passion is to create, design and build win-win, bold, new opportunities that enable great results for everyone.

Andrew Nikou, 35, is an investor and philanthropist. As founder, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of OpenGate Capital, LLC, he leads the firm’s expanding bench of professionals in the acquisition and operation of businesses throughout the world. Andrew is guided by a clear and disciplined investment strategy: acquire stranded, underperforming or non-core businesses that are divisions of Fortune 1000 companies, infuse each with the human and financial capital necessary to rejuvenate the business, and improve the overall value.

Andrew Nikou

Andrew Nikou, 35, is an investor and philanthropist. As founder, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer of OpenGate Capital, LLC, he leads the firm’s expanding bench of professionals in the acquisition and operation of businesses throughout the world. Andrew is guided by a clear and disciplined investment strategy: acquire stranded, underperforming or non-core businesses that are divisions of Fortune 1000 companies, infuse each with the human and financial capital necessary to rejuvenate the business, and improve the overall value.

David Ormesher provides leadership and direction for closerlook, inc., a digital marketing agency serving the pharmaceutical industry. As founder and CEO, Ormesher has taken closerlook from a small, creative media boutique and grown it into a recognized leader in creating innovative relationship-marketing solutions that help pharmaceutical brands build and maintain meaningful relationships with their most valuable healthcare professionals. David Ormesher provides leadership and direction for closerlook, inc., a digital marketing agency serving the pharmaceutical industry. As founder and CEO, Ormesher has taken closerlook from a small, creative media boutique and grown it into a recognized leader in creating innovative relationship-marketing solutions that help pharmaceutical brands build and maintain meaningful relationships with their most valuable healthcare professionals. David Ormesher provides leadership and direction for closerlook, inc., a digital marketing agency serving the pharmaceutical industry. Ormesher is a frequent speaker at marketing conferences and is a recognized thought leader in the areas of interactive and relationship-marketing for healthcare.

David Ormesher

David Ormesher provides leadership and direction for closerlook, inc., a digital marketing agency serving the pharmaceutical industry. As founder and CEO, Ormesher has taken closerlook from a small, creative media boutique and grown it into a recognized leader in creating innovative relationship-marketing solutions that help pharmaceutical brands build and maintain meaningful relationships with their most valuable healthcare professionals. David Ormesher provides leadership and direction for closerlook, inc., a digital marketing agency serving the pharmaceutical industry. As founder and CEO, Ormesher has taken closerlook from a small, creative media boutique and grown it into a recognized leader in creating innovative relationship-marketing solutions that help pharmaceutical brands build and maintain meaningful relationships with their most valuable healthcare professionals. David Ormesher provides leadership and direction for closerlook, inc., a digital marketing agency serving the pharmaceutical industry. Ormesher is a frequent speaker at marketing conferences and is a recognized thought leader in the areas of interactive and relationship-marketing for healthcare.

Mr. Pulier is recognized as among the leading and most successful entrepreneurs in government and enterprise technology. The best-known venture capital groups in the world have financed companies that Mr. Pulier has founded or co-founded. These include rich media presentation (MediaPlatform), Enterprise Professional Services (US Interactive), virtual desktops (Desktone), and service oriented infrastructure (SOA Software). Named one of 30 e-Visionaries by VAR Business, Mr. Pulier is a popular public speaker at premier technology conferences around the globe. Pulier is member of Bill Clinton’s Clinton Global Initiative, and is the Executive Director of the Enterprise Leadership Council.

Eric Pulier

Mr. Pulier is recognized as among the leading and most successful entrepreneurs in government and enterprise technology. The best-known venture capital groups in the world have financed companies that Mr. Pulier has founded or co-founded. These include rich media presentation (MediaPlatform), Enterprise Professional Services (US Interactive), virtual desktops (Desktone), and service oriented infrastructure (SOA Software). Named one of 30 e-Visionaries by VAR Business, Mr. Pulier is a popular public speaker at premier technology conferences around the globe. Pulier is member of Bill Clinton’s Clinton Global Initiative, and is the Executive Director of the Enterprise Leadership Council.

Avi Reichental has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) since September 2003. Under Avi's leadership, 3D Systems emerged as a global 3D content-to-print leader that is redefining and shaping how we design, produce, consume and live our lives. Through his passion to democratize the ideation-to- production process, the company has evolved and expanded its business model from a supplier of 3D printers to a provider of end-to-end solutions that are transforming entire industries by empowering professionals and consumer worldwide to create and make.

Prior to joining 3D Systems, for more than twenty-two years, Avi served in various senior executive positions with Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) a leading provider of food safety and security, facility hygiene, and product protection solutions worldwide, most recently as Corporate Officer, Vice President and General Manager of Sealed Air's Shrink Packaging business.

Avi is a passionate maker and community service leader. recipient of the regional 2011 E&Y entrepreneur of the year award, two Innovator Awards and holds 25 U.S. patents. His activities include several non-profit board memberships. Avi currently serves as faculty co-chair of the Additive Manufacturing Program at Singularity University.

Avi Reichental

Avi Reichental has been the President and Chief Executive Officer of 3D Systems (NYSE: DDD) since September 2003. Under Avi's leadership, 3D Systems emerged as a global 3D content-to-print leader that is redefining and shaping how we design, produce, consume and live our lives. Through his passion to democratize the ideation-to- production process, the company has evolved and expanded its business model from a supplier of 3D printers to a provider of end-to-end solutions that are transforming entire industries by empowering professionals and consumer worldwide to create and make.

Prior to joining 3D Systems, for more than twenty-two years, Avi served in various senior executive positions with Sealed Air Corporation (NYSE:SEE) a leading provider of food safety and security, facility hygiene, and product protection solutions worldwide, most recently as Corporate Officer, Vice President and General Manager of Sealed Air's Shrink Packaging business.

Avi is a passionate maker and community service leader. recipient of the regional 2011 E&Y entrepreneur of the year award, two Innovator Awards and holds 25 U.S. patents. His activities include several non-profit board memberships. Avi currently serves as faculty co-chair of the Additive Manufacturing Program at Singularity University.

Steven Sawalich, senior executive director of Starkey Hearing Foundation, merges a devotion to humanitarian aid with artistic determination to capture key global human experiences on film. The core of his work is about opening avenues of understanding among people around the world.

As senior executive director of the Foundation, Sawalich has traveled the globe on hearing missions countless times. He and his teams conduct on-the-ground work fitting those in need with hearing aids. The Foundation fits upwards of 100,000 children and adults a year with free hearing devices and provides one-to-one hearing education.

As a filmmaker, Sawalich formed Articulus Entertainment, Inc. which gives artistic expression to the conviction that individuals can make a difference in our world. His signature film, Music Within, illuminates the journey of Richard Pimentel. At present, he is producing a television documentary series event that forges new ground, bringing grassroots international aid experiences to a wide audience in an entirely new cinematic format.

Sawalich holds a bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University and currently resides in Manhattan Beach, CA with his wife and 2 children.

Steven Sawalich

Steven Sawalich, senior executive director of Starkey Hearing Foundation, merges a devotion to humanitarian aid with artistic determination to capture key global human experiences on film. The core of his work is about opening avenues of understanding among people around the world.

As senior executive director of the Foundation, Sawalich has traveled the globe on hearing missions countless times. He and his teams conduct on-the-ground work fitting those in need with hearing aids. The Foundation fits upwards of 100,000 children and adults a year with free hearing devices and provides one-to-one hearing education.

As a filmmaker, Sawalich formed Articulus Entertainment, Inc. which gives artistic expression to the conviction that individuals can make a difference in our world. His signature film, Music Within, illuminates the journey of Richard Pimentel. At present, he is producing a television documentary series event that forges new ground, bringing grassroots international aid experiences to a wide audience in an entirely new cinematic format.

Sawalich holds a bachelor’s degree from Pepperdine University and currently resides in Manhattan Beach, CA with his wife and 2 children.

Kevin Wall is a producer, digital entrepreneur and environmentalist who creates and produces global events often viewed by a billion or more people. Recent events include the Opening Kickoff Concert for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, a Decade of Difference Concert celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Clinton Foundation and the first ever U.S. version of the Secret Policeman's Ball for Amnesty International. Mr. Wall is also the Managing Partner of Craton Equity Partners and an active investor in early stage technology startups. He is married to Dr. Susan Smalley, PhD, and has 3 grown children. They live in Beverly Hills, CA.

Kevin Wall

Kevin Wall is a producer, digital entrepreneur and environmentalist who creates and produces global events often viewed by a billion or more people. Recent events include the Opening Kickoff Concert for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, a Decade of Difference Concert celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the Clinton Foundation and the first ever U.S. version of the Secret Policeman's Ball for Amnesty International. Mr. Wall is also the Managing Partner of Craton Equity Partners and an active investor in early stage technology startups. He is married to Dr. Susan Smalley, PhD, and has 3 grown children. They live in Beverly Hills, CA.

David Wyler is founder and CFO/COO of HUMIN.

Wyler previously worked as the youngest global managing director for Granaria Holdings BV. Granaria group is a global century old family investment company with offices in the Netherlands, UK, and the USA. As a global MD, Wyler managed investments and operations for the firm’s holdings in the commodity, hotel, real estate, farmland, medical, apparel, and money management industries. While at Granaria, he also founded its US Venture Capital Arm, Daking Ventures.

Prior to Granaria, Wyler worked at H2 equity partners, an independent private equity firm based in Amsterdam. Here, he focused on investments in mid-sized companies in Europe.

Wyler is also the founder and Vice-Chairman of the board of the Kairos Society. The Kairos Society is a global organization of young entrepreneurs working to create billion-dollar solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

In 2010 David Wyler was selected as one of 80 students worldwide to participate in the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program, an interdisciplinary program based at the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley. Singularity University brings together leaders in business, science, and technology to facilitate the development of technologies that address humanity’s greatest challenges. He has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Foresight Forum and the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, as well as a Leader del Futuro by the Ambrosetti Forum.

Wyler graduated from the University of Amsterdam majoring in European Studies and Economics.

David Wyler

David Wyler is founder and CFO/COO of HUMIN.

Wyler previously worked as the youngest global managing director for Granaria Holdings BV. Granaria group is a global century old family investment company with offices in the Netherlands, UK, and the USA. As a global MD, Wyler managed investments and operations for the firm’s holdings in the commodity, hotel, real estate, farmland, medical, apparel, and money management industries. While at Granaria, he also founded its US Venture Capital Arm, Daking Ventures.

Prior to Granaria, Wyler worked at H2 equity partners, an independent private equity firm based in Amsterdam. Here, he focused on investments in mid-sized companies in Europe.

Wyler is also the founder and Vice-Chairman of the board of the Kairos Society. The Kairos Society is a global organization of young entrepreneurs working to create billion-dollar solutions to the world’s greatest challenges.

In 2010 David Wyler was selected as one of 80 students worldwide to participate in the Singularity University Graduate Studies Program, an interdisciplinary program based at the NASA Ames campus in Silicon Valley. Singularity University brings together leaders in business, science, and technology to facilitate the development of technologies that address humanity’s greatest challenges. He has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Foresight Forum and the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, as well as a Leader del Futuro by the Ambrosetti Forum.

Wyler graduated from the University of Amsterdam majoring in European Studies and Economics.

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