CEO FORUM: CEO Firsts A Journey of Lessons Learned
JOIN THE NEXT CEO FORUM
WAC members and guests are invited to our next From the CEOs Perspective forum on Thursday, March 26, at the WAC. Executive leadership coach Teri Citterman will lead an intimate discussion with three of the Seattle areas top CEOs:
Fran Dunaway, CEO & Co-founder of TomboyX
Co-founder of TomboyX Fran Dunaway began the gender-neutral underwear and loungewear brand in 2013 alongside her wife, Naomi Gonzalez. Originally started as a passion project to engineer the perfect button-up, TomboyX pivoted to underwear based on an overwhelming demand for womens boxer briefs. As CEO, Dunaway has led TomboyX to doubled year-over-year growth. The company has also received industry accolades, such as Small Business of the Year for King County and Fastest Growing Minority-Owned Company by the Puget Sound Business Journal. Dunaway believes brands can operate as positive forces for change and inspire conversations about gender, confidence, acceptance, and inclusion.
Kabir Shahani, CEO of Amperity
Kabir Shahani co-founded Amperity in 2016 and quickly grew it into one of Seattles most respected and sought-after enterprise software companies. Before Amperity, Shahani founded Appature, a relationship marketing platform that enabled brands to deepen their customer relationships. At Amperity, Shahani has seen two and half times year-to-year revenue growth and 103 percent customer renewal. Shahani has received numerous awards for his work and leadership, including Bloomberg Businessweeks Best Young Tech Entrepreneurs and Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Shahani graduated from the University of Washington with a bachelors degree in informatics. He lives in Seattle with his wife and two daughters.
Manny Medina, CEO of Outreach
Outreach CEO Manny Medina co-founded the company in 2014. Prior to Outreach, Medina worked on Amazons AWS team and led the Microsoft mobile division from launch to $50 million in annual revenue. He embodies transparent leadership, from his heartfelt weekly email to a recurring Friday get-together where everyone shares their weeks highs and lows. Medina holds an MBA from Harvard and a masters degree in computer science from the University of Pennsylvania. Medina is an environmental advocate who believes in buying secondhand and consuming less. Originally from Ecuador, Medina lives in Seattle with his wife and three children.
The forum begins at 7:30 am in the Crystal Ballroom and includes a plated breakfast. This event is hosted by the WAC and Talonn.
Read more about Teri's take on leading a the right level in the January/February WAC Magazine.
Washington Athletic Club - Crystal Ballroom (View)
1325 Sixth Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101
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