Board of Directors for Square & Premise Data
Advisor for PillPack & Digital Currency Group

Director, White House National Economic Council (2009-2010); President, Harvard University (2001-2006); Secretary of the Treasury (1999-2001)
World-renowned economist LARRY SUMMERS is a leading voice on domestic and international finance, as well as new technologies and what companies across industries need to know about the future of the financial system. A Board Member of Square, a financial services and mobile payment company, and Premise Data, an analytics company, as well as a Board Advisor for the Digital Currency Group, a venture capital company at the epicenter of blockchain technology, Summers has been in-demand by companies at the forefront of fintech. Summers made headlines in Forbes when he joined the Square board in 2011, and since then the company has experienced exponential growth, including becoming the credit card reader of choice for Starbucks and Whole Foods Market, and going public in 2015. Summers' market foresight makes him a go-to voice on the global economy. Recently he was sought-out for an interview on Bloomberg's New Economy Forum about the prospects of a trade war, and hosted a fascinating discussion on "Pursing Truth in the Global Economy," with Ray Dalio of Bridgewater Associates at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Institute of Politics. Summers is also set to address an audience of portfolio managers, and heads of trading and sales at the upcoming Global Markets Conference in London.
"He was on-time, cordial and engaging."


"Larry was insightful, brilliant, provocative and very engaging ."


"It was a huge pleasure to host an event with Mr. Summers... Summers spoke in front of more than 200 guests on his insider view of international politics, the US economy, the management of monetary policy by the Fed, the Chinese slowdown, among others and all attendees were impressed with his presentation. Nothing but great feedback regarding his appearance."


-BTG Pactual


Board of Directors for Under Armour 
Chief Economic Advisor at Allianz; Columnist, Bloomberg Opinion & Financial Times; Chair of President Obama’s Global Development Council (2012-2017); CEO and Co-Chief Investment Officer of PIMCO (2007-2014)
An internationally respected economist and financier MOHAMED EL-ERIAN has been in-demand by major companies and outlets alike. Recently making headlines due to his appointment as a new member of Under Armour's Board of Directors, El-Erian is heralded for his astute market predictions and in-depth understanding of the global economy. As Under Armour's chairman and CEO said: "Mohamed's renowned international, macroeconomic and financial expertise are welcomed strengths as we lean even more deeply into our transformation..."  El-Erian is a fixture on Bloomberg Markets,  CNN, and CNBC thanks to his revelatory insights and ability to decode everything from Fed rates to rising tariffs. Consistently heralded as a smash-hit with audiences worldwide, El-Erian is set to address 1,000 asset managers and investors at the upcoming 2019 Context Summits, and having made headlines for his analysis at the 2017 Barclays Asia Forum, has already been sought-out for the 2018 Barclays Asia Forum in Singapore.

"Mohamed did an excellent job. He tailored his remarks to our audience really well. He was also very gracious when interacting with our guests and senior management at the cocktail reception...Here is a sampling of the open-ended feedback: “perfect start”; “he was excellent and very happy to see the high caliber of keynote speaker”; “fantastic, very informative”; “Excellent delivery taking complicated thoughts but delivering them in real life experiences.” I look forward to working together again next year."


"In my thirteen years as an event producer, I have never received such positive feedback from a keynote speaker before. I was stopped in the hallways and networking events numerous times by attendees who had glowing remarks about Dr. El Erian’s presentation. One attendee stated that ‘it is rare that a speaker not only presents well, but presents quality content.' I can say with 100% confidence that this was a wise investment in our business, as he helped to build our reputation as a program with great content."

- Information Management Network


Board of Directors for WellAware Holdings, Inc
Strategic Advisory Board for Genie Energy, Ltd

Vice President of the United States (2001-2009); U.S. Secretary of Defense (1989-1993); Former CEO of Halliburton
Having served at the highest levels of the U.S. Government and private sector, DICK CHENEY has participated in many of the events that have helped shape our nation for over four decades. Sought-out for his extensive business, security and policy insight, Cheney currently serves on the board of WellAware, a leading industrial Internet of Things Company that offers data analytics solutions for the oilfield industry. Since Cheney has joined the board, WellAware has made headlines for its continued growth and more recently, for its cutting-edge collaboration with Amazon web services. Heralded for his unvarnished assessment of today's political landscape and its implications for businesses across industries, in the coming months Cheney is set to engage in a Q&A at a major trade association's Board Meeting, and address 2,400 attendees at the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center in New York. 

"Vice President Cheney was a huge hit... I received very positive reviews from three or four dozen conference attendees and Sinclair staff... I did not receive a single negative response. He received two standing ovations. People found him genuine, honest, engaging, and very interesting. We expected him to speak for 20 minutes and takes questions for 30 minutes. He spoke for 20 minutes and took questions for 75 minutes."

-Sinclair Oil

"I was in awe of Mr. Cheney. So generous with his time and so gracious to our guests. The conversation in the office was that there may not have been a single better or more appropriate person on the planet than the VP. So far we have not thought of anyone that could have provided what Mr. Cheney provided. We are very appreciative!"

- Casimir Capital L.P.


Board of Directors for Microsoft and Measure

U.S. Secretary of Commerce (2013-2017); Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group; Co-Chair, Cyber Readiness Institute
The Co-Chair of the Council on Foreign Relation's independent task force on technology and the future of work, PENNY PRITZKER is at the forefront of the conversation on how tech is fundamentally changing our economy and how businesses and workers can adapt. Selected as a board member for both Microsoft, an announcement that made headlines in CNBC, and Measure, the nation's leading provider of drone solutions, Pritzker is advising cutting-edge companies that are directly shaping the future of work. As the Measure CEO said of Pritzker, "She knows first-hand what it takes to grow and scale a company, and we are very excited to have the guidance and support of Penny as we continue to introduce groundbreaking solutions..."  Recently interviewed by Wired and Marketplace on "How to Make Technology Work For You, Not Against You," Pritzker shares remarkable insights and actionable advice on our digitized economy. Recently sought-out for a conversation on the U.S.' economic future at the University of Michigan as well as Fortune's Brainstorm Tech Conference, Pritzker draws on her extensive experience in both the public and private sector at each of her engagements, and helps keep businesses across industries ahead of the curve. 

“Sec. Pritzker was a hit…  members were very impressed with her experience and knowledge… We would be delighted to work with her again in the future.”

- Leading Business Development Service

Board of Directors for PillPack, the largest e-commerce pharmacy in the U.S.
Strategic Advisor for revolutionary transportation company Virgin Hyperloop One
 CEO, The Messina Group; Campaign Manager for President Obama's successful 2012 re-election campaign & Senior Strategic Adviser for David Cameron’s EU referendum campaign; White House Deputy Chief of Staff (2009-2011); National Chair, Organizing for Action

When political strategist JIM MESSINA used big data and technology to help President Barack Obama win a second term in the White House, Bloomberg Businessweek called it “the highest-wattage crash course in executive management ever undertaken.” Currently the CEO of the Messina Group, Messina is in-demand for his uncanny ability to merge technology and politics in both unpredictably and unprecedented ways, helping companies navigate uncertain policy and accelerating technological change. As co-founder and CEO of PillPack stated, "...Jim has been an ally from the beginning. He helped PillPack become, today, the only independent pharmacy with nationwide home-delivery. Adding Jim to the Board gives us a strategic advantage in a rapidly shifting industry." Since Messina joined the board, it has been announced that Amazon will acquire PillPack in a move that could disrupt the U.S. drugstore business and Messina has been in-demand to address audiences at the upcoming Western Energy Institute Annual Meeting, and a major bank;s pre-election client event. 

"He was brilliant. What a very cool guy! We absolutely loved him!! "

-Global Retail Marketing Association

"Jim was a hit... It was a pleasure to meet him and hear him speak. He had a great message for our leaders... "

-Western Energy Institute
"Messina thrilled the audience... Here's what audience members had to say: 'Beautiful storytelling with humor and wit'; 'Incredible'; 'Excellent'; 'Amazing detail/metrics at a personal level'; 'Fantastic part of the program'; 'Loved Messina'; 'Very good content'; 'Amazing speaker.'"

-Pharmamarketing/Pharma Sales Summit
Advisory Board Member for China's National Sharing Economy Commission
Advisor for Airbnb, Jobbatical and Trov

Global Authority on the New Economy, Disruptive Innovation and the Future of Work; Head of the Sharing Economy Working Group, World Economic Forum
Advisor of choice for a range of private and public sector organizations, from Airbnb to the World Economic Forum and  governments worldwide, APRIL RINNE helps audiences see the innovative shifts underway in businesses and startups worldwide. Rinne advises cutting-edge companies across industries, including sharing economy behemoth Airbnb, a global startup and online platform Jobbatical, and an on-demand insurance and "insurtech" company Trov. As Airbnb's Direcot or Public Policy raved, "Drop the April bomb... and good things happen." Tailoring her remarks to each audience, Rinne dives into how shifts in labor, business models, and technology will impact businesses and prepares individuals to tackle disruption head-on. She is at the 50 yard line of the most cutting-edge workforce and industry innovations, decoding the positive social implications of technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence, providing a refreshing-- and not often presented-- perspective. In-demand thanks to her shrewd and actionable insights, in the coming months Rinne is set to deliver a keynote on "Disruptive Innovation and the Future of Work" at the Texas Economic Development Council's Annual Conference, on the new economy for 1,600 attendees at the Gartner Application Strategies & Solutions Summit, and on the sharing economy for hundreds of credit union CEO's and CFO's at Catalyst Corporate Future Forums.  

"It went very well. Timely topic, and April was really wonderful to have."

-TD Ameritrade

"April's keynote was excellent... Her inspirational and valuable insight proved to be of enormous value for the Summit. She offered a definitive understanding on the sharing economy... She set the stage for an informative and lively discussion and many people cited April’s keynote as a particular highlight point of the event."

-World Travel & Tourism Council

"April's presentation was fantastic. She delivered a keynote as it should be: showing the big picture, addressing key issues, and doing so in a way that's enlightening and fun. Her knowledge of the sharing economy and its many facets—from travel and tourism, to cities and community and far beyond—is extraordinary. She set the stage for an excellent conference, and many participants commented that April's speech was the most interesting and useful of all. "

-ITB Berlin Convention

Board of Directors for Conduent Corporation
Advisor for Bloomberg's What Works Cities Program, international law firm Denton's, & early stage venture fund Ekistic Ventures 

98th Mayor of Philadelphia; CNN Contributor
With over 20 years experience as an elected official and current role as a commentator on CNN, MICHAEL NUTTER is a policy powerhouse who is in-demand for his invaluable insider insights, engaging (and humorous) commentary, and forward-thinking, tech-driven solutions to today's top issues. On the board of Conduent Corporation, a Xerox spinoff and technology-led business process services company, and advisor of choice for the world's largest law firm, Denton's, and cutting-edge venture fund Ekistic Ventures, Nutter works at the intersection of public policy and private business, helping organizations uncover more effective and innovative solutions for some of their most entrenched problems.  Recently sought-out for an intimate discussion at Harvard's Institute of Politics as well as a fireside chat at Harvard's Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, Nutter shared insights on everything from how to achieve meaningful progress on safety, sustainability and education to the current political climate and how the media is covering the current administration. 

"It went very well. Mayor Nutter has been most delightful to work with for this event."

- Novo Nordisk A/S

Sought-after by elite, cutting-edge companies worldwide, these HWA Speakers offer unparalleled hands-on experience, tangible business insights, and shrewd policy guidance. Having worked in both the public and private sectors, they are uniquely qualified to guide companies through both political uncertainty and unprecedented technological change.