Managing Partner, Ridge Group Investments
Allison Long-Pettine is an investor, entrepreneur, and the founder of Crescent Ridge Partners, a venture capital firm funding early stage entrepreneurs and a managing partner of Ridge Group Investments, a mission-driven private investment holding company. Allison also co-founded Ad Astra Ventures, a sister firm to CRP designed to serve scalable companies founded or led by women. Allison holds an MBA in international exchange (Fudan University), and an MBA in corporate strategy and international business (UCLA).
Anna Nussbaum Keating
Owner, Keating Woodworks
Anna Keating co-owns Keating Woodworks, a handmade furniture studio in Colorado. She is the co-author of The Catholic Catalogue: A Field Guide to the Daily Acts That Make Up a Catholic Life (Penguin Random House). In addition to her work as a small business owner, author, and mom, her essays can be found in publications such as Salon, Notre Dame Magazine, Spirituality and Health, Church Life Journal, First Things, America, and US Catholic.
Founder & CEO / Amplio Recruiting
In 2013, Chris and his wife Sarah moved to the fringe of a refugee resettlement community in the Atlanta metro area. After a year of learning from their refugee neighbors, they believed there were an ample amount of refugees looking for good jobs and knew there were an ample amount of companies looking to hire dependable employees. They launched Amplio Recruiting in 2014, to help great companies hire dependable employees from the refugee workforce. Chris is focused on achieving Amplio’s vision of staffing companies in 25 locations by 2025 and provides operational and financial support to the Amplio team.
Executive Director, CityUnite
Dave Runyon is the co-founder and director of CityUnite, which helps government, business, and faith leaders unite around common causes. He also serves as a consultant for businesses that have a desire to make a difference in their communities. As a speaker and author, Dave encourages leaders both locally and across the country to collaborate for the good of their cities. He is the co-author of The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside Your Door. Before founding CityUnite, Dave served as a pastor for ten years at Foothills Community Church and The Next Level Church. Dave graduated from Colorado State University where he studied history, economics, and education.
David M. Bailey
Founder & CEO, Arrabon
David M. Bailey is a public theologian and culture maker who believes the church should lead by example in effective cross-cultural engagement and practices in reconciliation. He’s the CEO and founder of Arrabon, an organization that builds reconciling communities in the midst of a digital, diverse, and divided world. David is an active speaker, consultant and strategist for many national organizations about cultural intelligence and culture-making. He is the co-author of Race, Class, and the Kingdom of God Study Series. David is the executive producer of the documentary 11am: Hope for America’s Most Segregated Hour and the Urban Doxology Project.
Executive Director, Center for Faithful Business
Dr. JoAnn Flett is the executive director for the Center for Faithful Business and currently serves as a business advisor to Everence Financial, Initiate Australia, the Network of Christians in Business, and the U.S. Embassy’s E-Hub in Trinidad and Tobago. JoAnn has a depth of experience serving and advising numerous non-profit organizations such as The Accord Network, The Ormond Center at Duke University, and the Coalition for Christian Social Innovation. She was formerly the board chair of Capital for Good with Geneva Global and Broad Street Ministry, and was a 2019–20 Fulbright Teaching Scholar to Trinidad and Tobago. JoAnn holds an MBA and a Ph.D in Organizational Leadership from Eastern University.
Co-founder & CEO at Maxwell
John Paasonen is the co-founder & CEO at Maxwell Financial Labs, a venture-backed startup focused on making the mortgage experience simple and intuitive, equipping small to midsize lenders with the tools they need to compete against the largest players in the industry. Prior to founding Maxwell, John served as the Director of Global Corporate Strategy at PayPal and spent five years in various leadership roles at American Express. John holds an MBA from Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business.
CEO of the Global Accelerator Network (GAN) and Managing Partner at GAN Ventures
Pat Riley currently serves as the CEO of the Global Accelerator Network, a group of respected accelerators, startups, and organizations spanning six continents and more than 100 cities around the world. GAN gives startups the power to create and grow business regardless of geographic location. GAN Ventures is the investment arm of GAN, providing seed-stage capital to startups around the globe. Pat holds an MBA from the University of Colorado at Boulder Leeds School of Business.
President & CEO, Hope International
Peter Greer is a long-time advocate for the Church’s role in missions and alleviating extreme poverty and currently serves as the president and CEO of HOPE International, an international Christ-centered economic development organization serving across the globe. Before joining HOPE, Peter worked as a microfinance advisor in Cambodia and Zimbabwe and as managing director for Urwego Bank in Rwanda. He has also co-authored more than 10 books, including Mission Drift, Rooting for Rivals, The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good, and Created to Flourish. Peter holds an MPP in political and economic development from Harvard Kennedy School.
CEO, Eventide Asset Management
Robin John is co-founder and chief executive officer of Eventide Asset Management, a Boston-based investment firm that strives to honor God and serve clients by investing in companies that create compelling value for the global common good. Robin is responsible for the overall leadership of the organization, including strategy and growth, aligning team culture with mission and values, and the general operations of the company. Robin, along with his wife, also co-founded Dil Se Foundation and Darsha Academy, a girls’ school in southern India committed to educating and empowering young women to pursue career opportunities in science. Prior to Eventide, Robin held leadership roles for Bank of New York Mellon and has served as a business consultant for Grant Thornton. He has a degree in economics from Tufts University.
CEO, Pivot Energy
Tom leads Pivot Energy, a national leader in the development of onsite solar projects and small utility solar projects, including community solar. Prior to Pivot, he served as Senior VP of Corporate Development at Clean Energy Collective and Senior Policy Advisor at the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office. In these roles, he has overseen construction and operations of solar projects, created multiple state markets for community solar, and initiated significant investment in electric vehicle charging stations. He has an undergraduate degree in biochemistry and has earned two graduate degrees in energy economics.
CEO, Atlas Real Estate
Tony brings more than twenty years of experience in real estate and financial services. He leads Atlas Real Estate Group, a full-service realty company specializing investment brokerage, property management, and institutional acquisition. What started as a humble fix-and-flip company has grown into a brokerage, property management, and institutional acquisitions firm that has placed more than $1.2 Billion of investor funds. Atlas’ mission is to uplift humanity through real estate.They do this by educating people on the value of homeownership and teaching the process of creating long-term wealth through real estate investing. The company was recognized as one of the best places to work by the Denver Business Journal, which also appointed Tony to its Leadership Trust.
Executive Director, Attune
Tracy Mathews currently serves as the executive director at Attune, an organization designed to help teams and individuals cultivate spiritually attuned leadership. Prior to launching Attune, Tracy led strategy and business development for Coskata, Inc., an early-stage industrial biotech company, and has also held positions at McKinsey & Company and the Kimberly-Clark Corporation. Tracy holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.