The Puget Sound Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Celebration is one of the few networking events I actually look forward to. This group of business execs and leaders was particularly special – especially because two of the CEOs I coach made the list. Equally impressive were some of the other honorees I met, all of whom are doing great things for Seattle and beyond. I’m looking forward to getting to know them more in the coming year.
As I create the line up for the 2017 CEO Leadership Forum at the World Trade Center, I’m thrilled to meet new leaders with new perspectives. And who knows…maybe they’ll find themselves sitting next to me on stage! (Take note, my questions will be harder.)
Here are a few of the honorees that I’m keeping my eye on. I included the one word they chose to best describe themselves. For the few individuals whose word I didn’t know, I took the liberty of filling in the blank.
- BOLD, Joe Landon, CEO Planetary Power & Chairman Space Angels Network
- TENACIOUS, Asha Sharma, COO, Porch.com (of course!)
- PASSION, Jon Scholes, CEO, Downtown Seattle Association
- CUSTOMERS, Matthew Griffon, CEO, Kombat Flip Flops
- BUILDER, Robi Ganguly, CEO, Appentitive
- POPPY, Ben Waters, CEO, Wibotic
- UNCONVENTIONAL, Bryan Pape, Miir
- GENEROUS, Fred Rea, CEO Rain City Capital
Here are the twitter highlights from the celebration:
DSA President & CEO Jon Scholes and eight DSA member organizations represented. Congratulations to all! #PSBJ40
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