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Who Will Be There: SVP Global Conference

Posted by Cecilia Garza

Every year, 300+ people gather for the SVP Global Conference. Meet (and learn some little known facts about) just a few of our 2016 attendees below!

Andy Williamson

Andy Williamson is CEO of New Wave Explorations, a geophysics consulting company that specializes in seismic data interpretation for oil and gas industry clients. Andy is fluent in Spanish and has nine years of international experience from work in Latin America and East Africa, which included lengthy foreign postings. Read More »

Dan Ross

Over a 30-year career, Dan Ross has held a variety of leadership positions in and around the transportation industry. Most recently he was the senior director of strategy at the DHL Exel Supply Chain where he developed growth strategy, led mergers and acquisitions due diligence teams, and drove strategic partnership initiatives. Read More »

Dick Cahoon

Prior to retirement, Dick Cahoon played a key role in bringing Dealer Tire to Cleveland. As its chief marketing and program management officer, Dick helped grow the company from startup to the only national firm exclusively dedicated to addressing the tire needs of auto dealers. Read More »

Joan Parker

Joan Parker is president and CEO of Counterpart International, an organization that builds the capacity of emerging leaders, nonprofits and social sector networks so that they can create durable solutions their communities need. Prior to joining Counterpart, Joan spent 20 years working across Africa on economic growth. Read More »

Margi Olson

Prior to retirement, Margi served as the Dean of Business and the McCallum Graduate School at Bentley University in Boston. She has also held a variety of strategic change roles both as an executive and a consultant at companies like Lend Lease, Lotus, IBM and Fujitsu Consulting. Read More »

Pascal Vinarnic

Pascal Vinarnic founded the Demeter Foundation, which has supported at-risk youth programs, microfinance organizations based in developing countries, and venture philanthropy since 1994. He is also the founder and managing director of Ceres Finance, a turnaround specialist that acts on behalf of investors to public and private companies. Read More »

Perla Ni

Perla Ni has is CEO of GreatNonprofits, the leading platform for community-sourced stories about nonprofits. Under her leadership, GreatNonprofits empowers organizations by harnessing their most authentic advertising. Read More »

Steve Bernitz

Steve Bernitz is a retired biotechnology executive. He spent most of his career in the Boston area leading business development teams for Concert Pharmaceuticals, Coley Pharmaceutical Group and Dyax Corp. He also served as a CEO for Histogenics and Organogenesis. Read More »

Steve Dennis

Steve Dennis is founder and president of SageBerry Consulting where he leverages more than 30 years of experience to help retail industry clients accelerate their growth and build a customer-centric culture. Prior to SageBerry, Steve served as senior vice president of strategy and marketing for the Neiman Marcus Group. Read More »