Amy Errett

Amy Errett

CEO and Founder, Madison Reed

Amy’s multifaceted career has ranged from founding and operating companies, to investing in startups, to volunteer nonprofit leadership. Currently, Amy is Founder and CEO of Madison Reed, an omnichannel beauty brand that is challenging industry titans in the hair color space. She is also a Partner at True Ventures, focusing on investments in consumer and e-commerce startups.

Prior to founding Madison Reed, Amy was a General Partner responsible for the Bay Area office of Maveron, a leading venture capital firm focused on the consumer sector. Before Maveron, Amy was CEO of Olivia, where she repositioned the travel business as a complete lifestyle company.

Amy also served on the senior management team at E*TRADE where she diversified the company beyond its brokerage offerings and ran a $200 million business. This followed 10 years as Founder and CEO of The Spectrem Group, a worldwide strategic consulting firm. Amy sold Spectrem to NFO, an IPG subsidiary.

In 2015 and 2018, Amy was named one of the “Bay Area’s Most Influential Women in Business” by the San Francisco Business Times. She was also a finalist for Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Northern California region, which she won in 2006 for the consumer category.

 Amy believes in the power of giving back and dedicates herself to supporting humanitarian organizations. Amy is a member of San Francisco’s Barbary Coast chapter of YPO (Young Presidents’ Organization), and serves on the boards of the University of Connecticut Foundation, Common Sense Media, Glide, and Madison Reed.

David Glickman

David Glickman

Co-Founder and COO, Lively Inc.

David co-founded Lively, a connected home health platform that provides medical alert devices elders actually want to wear, passive activity sensors to share activities of daily living, and an open system for adding additional wireless health devices. In November 2015, Lively became part of GreatCall, Inc.

Prior to co-founding Lively, David was an Entrepreneur in Residence at Maveron LLC, a venture capital firm. Before that, he held senior positions at SYPartners, a transformation consultancy working with CEOs at Fortune 100 companies, and co-founded a popular iPad app to help people get Unstuck in life.

Earlier in his career, David was a product marketing manager at Apple, Inc. and held senior positions at Motricity and Kontiki. And perhaps his most rewarding experience is starting a nonprofit called CHALK, a nationally recognized early pioneer in integrating technology and the internet to provide transformational employment to at-risk youth. For David, Lively is a natural step forward in using technology to keep the people we value in our lives closer together.

Today, David has a consulting practice, working with CEOs and leadership teams around brand strategy, product development and leadership coaching. In addition, he currently serves as an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Nokia Growth Partners, focusing on Digital Health.

Wendy Lea

Wendy Lea

Board Leader, CEO, and Entrepreneur in Boulder, CO

Wendy Lea is a leading expert in digital innovation strategies that drive growth for global organizations and economic vibrancy for communities. CEO, board leader, entrepreneur, investor, mentor, and community steward, Wendy is equally well-versed in helping large enterprises facilitate organic growth as she is in developing startup innovation strategies that catalyze economic vibrancy for states, regions, and city ecosystems. Her multi-faceted background and extensive network of high growth startups, venture capitalists, and cross-sector business leaders gives her the forward-thinking, entrepreneurial, and innovative perspective needed to help modernize and reimagine new ways for traditional organizations and communities to thrive.

Wendy is recognized for her work in digital innovation across industries, named a “Woman of Influence” in both Silicon Valley and San Francisco and was recently honored with the Signal Excellence Award in 2018 by Procter & Gamble as well as University of Cincinnati’s Carl H. Lindner College of Business Distinguished Service Award.

Wendy embraces the belief that “good relationships make good business.” A graduate of the University of Mississippi in Business Administration, Wendy’s home base is Boulder, Colorado.

Sam Yagan

Sam Yagan

CEO, ShopRunner

Sam Yagan is CEO of ShopRunner, and the former Vice-Chairman of Match Group (Nasdaq: MTCH), a position he assumed after serving as the company’s Chief Executive Officer and leading it through a period of explosive growth that culminated in its IPO. He has co-founded several companies, including SparkNotes, eDonkey, OkCupid, Techstars Chicago, and Firestarter Fund, & Corazon Capital.

Sam has been a leader in the dating industry since he co-founded OkCupid in 2003 and grew it into one of the most popular dating products in America, amassing over four million active users. OkCupid has earned widespread media acclaim and has been described as “the Google of online dating” and where “dating meets Facebook.” In 2011, Match, Inc. acquired OkCupid for $90 million.

Sam’s prior entrepreneurial ventures in the consumer internet sector include SparkNotes (founded in 1999), still the dominant brand of study guides and eDonkey (founded in 2002), once the largest P2P file-sharing network in the world. He sold SparkNotes to Barnes & Noble, Inc. where he served as Vice-President and Publisher and oversaw the expansion of the previously all-digital brand into an expansive multi-platform media business.

Outside of work, Sam’s primary passion is working with early-stage entrepreneurs. In 2009, he co-founded Excelerate Labs (now TechStars Chicago), a leading start-up accelerator, and served as its first Chief Executive Officer. In 2014, Sam founded Corazon Capital, a small angel fund; he sits on the board of several start-ups, including ShiftGig, SpotHero, Roniin, & Brilliant. He also advises several venture capital funds, including Hyde Park Venture Partners and the FireStarter Fund, which he co-founded. He serves on Target Corp’s Digital Advisory Council and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Management Board.

Sam has been named to TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World,” Fortune Magazine’s “40 Under 40,” Crain’s Chicago “40 Under 40”, Billboard Magazine’s “30 Under 30,” Crain’s “Tech 25,” D Magazine’s “Dallas 500” and ranked #19 on Silicon Alley Insider’s “Most Inspiring and Influential People.” He has received the Chicago Innovation Awards’ “Visionary of the Year Award,” IMSA’s “Distinguished Leadership Award,” and the DCIA’s “Pioneer’s Award.” Sam has testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee and has spoken at the CATO Institute, Digital Hollywood, IRCE, the Federal Trade Commission, and numerous other industry events.

Sam has a BA with honors in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Harvard College and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, where he earned distinction as a Siebel Scholar, an Arjay Miller Scholar, and the Henry Ford Scholar, the award granted to each class’s valedictorian.