July 25th - July 26th

CEO Leadership and Innovation Symposium

Midtown Manhattan


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Brian Fetherstonhaugh
The Ogilvy Group
Worldwide Chief Talent Officer
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Bruce Ballengee
Pariveda Solutions, Inc.
CEO and Co-Founder
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Carey Smith
Big Ass Solutions
Founder and Chief Big Ass
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Darius Mirshahzadeh
The Money Source
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Drew Green
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Gordon Logan
Sport Clips
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Leighton Carroll
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Michael McKelvy
Gilbane Building Company
President and CEO
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Raj Gupta
Environmental Systems Design, Inc.
Executive Chairman
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Steven Goldman
Star Group
President and CEO
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Todd Becker
Green Plains, Inc.
President, CEO, and Director


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David Markowitz
County Draperies
Vice President
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Eugene Babenko
Quality Specialty Pharmacy
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Rich Cohen
Corporate Creations International Inc.
President and General Counsel

Midtown Manhattan

Time and Date

This event starts on July 25th at 4:30 PM.


In today’s fast-paced and competitive world, the job of CEO can be daunting. Any CEO knows that running a company -- regardless of size and industry -- requires incredibly long hours under stressful conditions with ever-increasing pressure from all sides to succeed and grow. To address these challenges, YJP is convening business thought-leaders and experts for the CEO Leadership and Innovation Symposium.

The Symposium will bring together CEOs from across the country and representing a variety of professional sectors to provide a leadership platform in order to cultivate the forging of new relationships and encourage discussion and debate on topics and challenges that are of universal concern to all CEOs. 

This is more than just a typical leadership conference -- it is a dynamic event designed to foster a productive and innovative environment in which candid, in-depth conversations can take place. The intimate and confidential setting will provide participants the opportunity to ask industry leaders difficult questions, identify new avenues for collaboration, brainstorm on best practices and explore potential solutions to challenges.

In today’s ever-evolving business landscape, a company’s success is contingent on high levels of innovation and the establishment of strong relationships and networks. YJP’s CEO Leadership and Innovation Symposium will serve as a powerful catalyst to develop new strategies and ideas, solutions to challenges and fuel collaborations so that participants can return to the companies they lead better equipped to ensure success. The Young Jewish Presidents is an exclusive network dedicated to connecting the world's top Jewish business leaders with each other. Our forum opens its doors for CEOs to forge long-lasting, sincere relationships in upscale, comfortable, small group settings with top talent, and executive peers.

*In order to be considered a member, applicants must be a CEO, president or a recognized authority in their given industry*


July 25th
4:30 PM Registration
4:45 PM Deal-Maker Session
5:30 PM Breakout Session
7:00 PM Cocktails
7:30 PM Keynote & Dinner
8:30 PM Dessert
July 26th
8:30 AM Breakfast
9:30 AM Breakout Session 1
11:00 AM Breakout Session 2
12:30 PM Breakout Session 3
1:45 PM Lunch & Conclusion
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