We have heard you loud and clear! We know that many of our founders are having to pivot! Therefore, we have made a decision to invest in you this year as we all adjust to our ‘next normal.’ With that in mind, we are offering each of you a virtual GSDC Pivot to Your Purpose conference registration complimentary this year. Enjoy dynamic keynote speakers, virtual networking with founders around the world, world class breakout sessions, and virtual giveaways.
All that we ask is that you consider paying it forward by making an optional donation to our Pitch University scholarship fund that will go to helping underrepresented founders scale their business. No investment is too small! Learn more about how you can contribute to our Pitch University Scholarship fund at bit.ly/3i8qGLz
We are also excited to announce our opening keynote speaker. Drum roll please!! Please join us in welcoming Craig Williams as our 2020 GSDC Pivot to your Purpose Opening Keynote Speaker! Craig currently serves as the President of Jordan Brand. In this role, Craig leads the vision, strategy and growth of Jordan Brand globally as well as a passionate team of designers, product developers, marketers, merchants and business leaders who comprise the multi-billion-dollar brand. He is responsible for overseeing day-to-day operations and works directly with the Jordan Brand Advisory Board, including Nike, Inc. executives and Michael Jordan, to accelerate the Jordan business internationally. Prior to joining NIKE, Inc. Craig was the Senior Vice President, The Coca-Cola Co. and President of The McDonald’s Division (TMD) Worldwide where he was responsible for brand and category growth. Since joining Coca-Cola in 2005, Craig held positions within TMD, including: Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Vice President TMD U.S., Assistant Vice President of U.S. Marketing and Group Director of U.S. Marketing. Prior to Coca-Cola, Craig spent three years in the eye care industry with CIBA Vision Corporation in global marketing, seven years in brand management with Kraft Foods Inc., and five years in the U.S. Navy as a Naval Nuclear Power Officer. Craig received his MBA from Northwestern University and a B.S. in Physics from Benedict College. Outside of Nike, Inc., Craig enjoys spending quality time with his wife Gloria and two daughters, Keisha and Kelsey.
We look forward to seeing you on September 24th virtually. Register by clicking the link below and considering an optional Pitch University Scholarship fund donation.