Event Speakers

Jeff Civillico

Las Vegas Headliner, TV Host Personality, Philanthropist

Jeff Civillico is a Vegas-based headline entertainer who blends his perfected art of juggling with friendly audience interaction and insane amounts of energy. Jeff is thrilled to perform daily on the Las Vegas strip with his own 4 p.m. show at the brand-new Quad Resort & Casino.


Andy Fastow

Former CFO Enron
Rules vs. Principles

Despite today’s more regulated and enlightened business environment, we continue to witness “Enron-esque” failures of corporate governance. Enron’s former CFO will make observations about how the ambiguity and complexity of laws and regulations breeds opportunity for problematic decisions and will discuss what questions corporate directors, management, attorneys, and accountants should ask in order to ensure that their companies not only follow the rules, but uphold the principles behind them.

Peter Ricchiuti

Business Professor, Speaker and Author

Peter Ricchiuti (Ri-Chooty) teaches finance at Tulane University where he has received numerous teaching awards. He is the business professor you WISH you had back in college.

He has been featured widely in the financial media including; The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN, CNBC and BARRON's.

Peter has addressed more than 1100 groups in 47 states and several countries. He is also the host of "Out To Lunch", a weekly business show on National Public Radio in New Orleans.

Dr. Robert Ballard

Deep Sea Explorer, Discovered Titanic Wreckage

Best known for his 1985 discovery of the Titanic, Dr. Robert Ballard has succeeded in tracking down numerous other significant shipwrecks, including the German battleship Bismark, the lost fleet of Guadalcanal, the U.S. aircraft carrier Yorktown (sunk in the World War II Battle of Midway), and John F. Kennedy’s boat, PT-109.

Liz Murray

Inspirational Speaker and Bestselling Author, Breaking Night

From homeless to Harvard… it’s an unlikely turn of events. Liz Murray’s life is a triumph over adversity, and a stunning example of the importance of Dreaming Big. Murray’s upbringing in the Bronx, as the child of cocaine-addicted parents, was filled with severe challenges. There was never enough food in the house, the apartment was filthy and drugs were everywhere.

Ben Nemtin

Producer, Writer, Speaker and Television Personality
5 Steps to Make the Impossible Possible

Ben Nemtin is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of What Do You Want to Do Before You Die? and a star of MTV’s highest rated show ever on iTunes and Amazon called The Buried Life. As the co-founder of The Buried Life movement, Ben’s message of radical possibility has been featured on The Today Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, FOX, and NBC News. President Obama called Ben and The Buried Life “inspiration for a new generation” and Oprah declared their mission “truly inspiring.”

Nando Parrado

New York Times Bestselling Author, Rugby Legend, Hero and Inspiration for the Movie, Alive
Miracle in the Andes

His is a story that many will recognize, but few have an opportunity to hear first hand. Nando Parrado recounts the extraordinary tale of how he and 15 of his teammates survived for 72 brutal days after their plane crashed into the frozen Andes Mountains nearly 50 years ago. It remains one of the paramount survival stories of all time.

Sandra Joseph

Broadway Star, Best Selling Author and TEDx Speaker
Unmasking What Matters: 10 Life Lessons from 10 Years on Broadway

Sandra Joseph is a history-making Broadway star, a #1 international Amazon bestselling author, and a TEDx and keynote speaker. Her legendary run as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera spanned ten years and over 1,500 performances. She holds the record as the longest-running leading lady in the longest-running Broadway show of all time. Sandra has appeared on many national broadcasts including The Oprah Winfrey Show, CNN, The Today Show, Dateline, The Early Show, The View, and Oprah: Where Are They Now?

Ami Kassar

MultiFunding, CEO

Session description: Managing your Growth

Create a roadmap for your future growth by analyzing what investments you’ve made in your business in the last 12 months. Which investments were a success and which were failures? How are you tracking those investments? What does that tell you about where you should be investing your profits in the next 12 months? And most importantly, learn what is the best financing option for each type of investment. Don’t make a decision without knowing all your options.

Winnie Hart

Founder of TwinEngine, Women of EO

Winnie Hart – Founder of TwinEngine, Entrepreneur, Speaker, Author of Stand Out – Mastering The 8 Fundamentals of Standing Out in Business, What Do You Stand For?, Stand Out as a Thought Leader and Creator of The One-Page Marketing Plan – brings 30+ years of marketing experience, hundreds of industry awards and a passion for leveraging her twin talents to help companies translate traditional marketing channels into forward-thinking solutions.