Companies in Invent Reinvent Thrive

Invent Reinvent Thrive covers senior leaders and founders from the following companies:

  • Howard Schultz, chairman, president, chief executive officer, Starbucks
  • Charles Schwab, Founder and Chairman, The Charles Schwab Corporation
  • Jim Sinegal, Founder, and Former CEO, Costco
  • Tom Stemberg, Founder and Former CEO, Staples; General Managing Partner, Highland Consumer Fund
  • Michael Krasny, Founder and former CEO, CDW
  • Junior Bridgeman, Former NBA player; Founder and CEO, Bridgefoods
  • Charles Bronfman, former CEO and Chairman, Seagram Corp & Stephan Bronfman
  • Marilyn Carlson Nelson, former Chief Executive Officer and Chairman; Diana Nelson, Chairman; and Wendy Nelson, Director, Carlson Companies (Radisson Hotels; TGI Fridays)
  • Linda Johnson Rice, Chairman; Desiree Rogers, CEO; and Cheryl Mayberry McKissack, COO; of Johnson’s Publishing (Ebony & Jet Magazine)
  • Tom Pritzker, Executive Chairman, Hyatt Hotels Corporation; Chairman and CEO, The Pritzker Organization; J.B. Pritzker, Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Pritzker Group
  • Lester Crown, Chairman; Jim Crown, President; and Steve Crown, General Partner; of Henry Crown and Company
  • Nir Barkat, Founder, BRM and Founding Investor, Checkpoint; Currently Mayor of Jerusalem
  • Maxine Clark, Founder & Former CEO, Build-A-Bear Workshop
  • David Axelrod, Former Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama; Director, University of Chicago Institute of Politics
  • Larry Levy, Founder and former CEO; Levy Restaurants; Founder, CEO and Chairman, Levy Acquisitions
  • John Osher, Founder, Dr. John’s Toothbrush (now, Crest Spinbrush)
  • Gil Mandelzis, Founder, Former CEO and currently Executive Chairman, Traiana; Executive Committee, ICAP
  • James Freeman, Founder & CEO, Blue Bottle Coffee. James Dan, M.D., President, Advocate Medical Group