Panel Discussion on How We Impact Boston
We are dedicated to helping you win at work and succeed at life by leading with your faith, so we dedicated the first event of this new decade to hearing from organizations doing exemplary work in Boston. We heard from Social Venture Partners, Boston Impact Initiative, Boston Project Ministries, and Future Hope Apprenticeship Program.
Dr. Barnes is a professor of workplace theology and business ethics at Gordon-Conwell Seminary. He previously spent 25 years as a senior international business executive, balancing life in the corporate world with duties as an ordained minister and theological scholar. He discussed how to redeem capitalism—the subject of his recent book about imagining a virtuous capitalism.
A Panel of Experienced Professionals
We were excited to have these panelists join us! Scott Amyx, Chair and Managing Partner at Amyx Ventures. Torry Berntsen, CEO at Standard Chartered in the Americas. Catherine Flax, Managing Director at CRA, Inc. Michael Luciano, Managing Director and COO at DWS Alternatives. Kim Mustin, Managing Director at Alliance Bernstein.
Finny Kuruvilla is Chief Investment Officer for Eventide Asset Management. Eventide has successfully stewarded $2.7 billion using a strictly biblically-based approach; they're pursuing investing that makes the world rejoice. Finny’s unique background in investing, healthcare, and statistics will allow us to reconsider how we integrate the “Bible” most people follow on weekdays (Wall Street Journal or Financial Times) with the Bible we follow on Sunday.
April Tam Smith
April Tam Smith is a Managing Director on an equity derivatives team at a top tier investment firm. She is also co-owner of P.S. Kitchen, a plant-based restaurant in New York City that focuses on the three branches of sustainability—economic, environmental, and social. Her goal is to organically create a ripple effect allowing more people to be involved in creating jobs for the poor.
Tom Cole is Co-Head of US Leveraged Finance for Citigroup Global Markets. Previously, Tom was head of Deutsche Bank’s North American leveraged finance practice. In his spare time, Tom is on the Management Committee for The New Canaan Society and leads NCS’ Manhattan chapter. Come hear Tom’s combination of honesty and vulnerability as he combines faith with a high-profile Wall Street career.
Chip Skowron M.D., Ph.D., started in clinical medicine before pursuing a career on Wall Street. Chip launched FrontPoint Healthcare in 2003 and within two years was managing in excess of one billion. FrontPoint later gained notoriety as one of the few firms to successfully navigate the financial crisis. But by the end of 2010, Chip was the focus of a criminal insider trading investigation and was sentenced to 5 years in Federal Prison. Yet prison became the best education Chip ever received when Jesus moved into the center of his life.
Peter Greer is President and CEO of HOPE International, a global Christ-centered microenterprise development organization serving throughout Africa, Asia, Latin America, and Eastern Europe. Before beginning his role at HOPE, Peter worked as a microfinance practitioner in Africa and earned a master’s from Harvard. He has co-authored eight books, including The Spiritual Danger of Doing Good, Mission Drift, 40/40 Vision, and The Giver and the Gift.
Wai-Kwong Seck is CEO, Asia Pacific at State Street Bank and Trust Company. He’s a member of the Management Committee, the company’s most senior strategy and policy-making team. Wai-Kwong was previously CFO of the Singapore Exchange.
Bob Doll, CFA, CPA, is Senior Portfolio Manager and Chief Equity Strategist for Nuveen Asset Management and previously Vice Chairman and CIO of Global Equities at BlackRock. Bob appears regularly on CNBC, Bloomberg TV and Fox Business News discussing the economy and markets.