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Coffee Talks

Coffee Talks

Here at ViableEdu, you have the opportunity to connect with industry leaders.

Recent Guest Speakers

Shelly Eldridge  

CEO & Certified Life Coach - By Vision Creations LLC

Lisa Bleier

Managing Director and Associate General Counsel - SIFMA

Veronica Johnson

Senior Associate, Diversity & Inclusion - SIFMA

Troy Duffie

Associate Director, Financial Markets - Milken Institute

Andrew Cary

Investment Solutions Representative.

Verdun Perry  

Global Head of Blackstone Strategic Partners - Blackstone

Lisa Hinds

Managing Director of Client Engagement & Sustainability - Xponance, Inc.

Alexandra Kaplan 

Vice President - Shenkman Capital Management, Inc.

Spencer Witherspoon

Vice President, Business Development and Investor Relations - Shenkman Capital Management, Inc.

Bahiyah Yasmeen Robinson 

Founder - VC Include

Pierre Nicolas

Director - Citi

Rebecca Kerner Reiss 

Head of Business Development and Investor Relations at Patient Capital Management LLC

Lauren Malafronte

Managing Director - Scotiabank

Lauren McLaughlin

Analyst - iShares Product Consulting - BlackRock

Jelani Fenton

Founder & CEO - Safari

Guillermo Ortiz

Clean Vehicles Advocate - NRDC

Darlene Winkler

Director - Alliance University

Christopher Robinson II

Global Investment Science Associate - Wellington Management Company

Neil Arora

Founder - BondXN and DeltaBlaze

Juliana Froes

Investment Professional - Flexstone Partners

Leslie J. Faison

Interim Engagement Consultant  - CrossdalePaul LLC

Chris Brodersen

Global Head of Digital Assets - Apex Group Ltd

Faith Taylor

Global Sustainability Officer - Kyndryl

Shannon Goldrick Cornell

Senior Vice President - HighBrook Investors

Allison Jegla

Global Director of Impact - 100 Women in Finance

Stafford Lowe

Chief Operating Partner at [Y]OUR PARTNERS

Andre Wilson

Leadership Coach - The Huuman Group

Chief Strategy Officer - U.S. Pacific Fleet

Craig A. Woolridge

Enterprise Strategic Initiatives Leader - Syndio

Matt Rogers

Ex-NCAA Head Coach

Executive Director, Financial Services Recruiter

Chaitali Patel

Chief Impact Officer - 100 Women in Finance

Founder and CEO - EVERGOOD

Aliah Greene

Chief Risk Officer - Percapita Group

20+ Year Career - Morgan Stanley

Lauren Gardner

Head of Electronic Trading Recruitment - EC Partners

Olympic Bronze Medalist

Kenneth Kweku, Sr.

CEO - Kweku Strategies

COO - Grey Bridge Acquisition Corp.


David Parker

Head of MTS Markets International

Former Director, Credit Sales - Barclays Capital

Jennifer Peve

Managing Director, Head of Strategy & Business Development - DTCC

Former Executive Director of Products - CME Goup

Milton Lee

Chief Reputation Office - Synergy Sports

Former Director of Basketball Operations and GM of Minor League Operations - Brooklyn Nets

Michael Jordan Pilgreen

Senior Engineer - BondCliQ

Connie Kreutzer

Managing Director - Penserra

Sarah Dyer Dana

Leader-in-Residence, Adjunct Faculty Member -

Tanya Van Court

Founder and CEO - Goalsetter

Xavier Peoples

Private Wealth Advisor - Capital Group

Laura Schubert

CEO and Cofounder - Fur

Jamie Selway

Partner - Sophron Advisors LLC

Dale Favors

Managing Partner - Adaptive Growth Leadership

Chris Brummer

Professor and Faculty Director - 
Georgetown University Law Center

Nancy Wheeler

Instructor and Strategic Partner - ViableEdu

Crystal Bobb-Semple

Founder/CEO - Plato Learning LLC

Reginald M. Browne

Principal - Global Trading Systems

Wole Coaxum

Founder & CEO - Mobility Capital Finance, Inc. ("MoCaFi")

Valisha Graves

Senior Digital Product Manager | API Marketplace - JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Chioma Okoye

Managing Director, Corporate Development - Tradeweb

Hari Ravi

Co-Founder - HiHello, Inc.

Pauline Roteta

Co-Founder & CEO - Pasito

Chris Rice

Managing Director, Head of Cross Asset Trading Strategy - Credit Suisse

Kenneth Kweku, Sr.

Founder & CEO - The Soiree Group LLC

Vincent Oria

Professor - NJIT

Mayan Rajendran

Senior Digital Strategist - Instrument

Ben Osborne

Editor in Chief - ONE37pm

Jordan Hauer 

Founder & CEO - Amass Insights

Michael Ashton

Managing Principal - Enduring Investments LLC

Chris Vogel

Co-Head of Global Markets - TD Securities

Sean Passmore

Senior Vice President | Military Talent Strategic Sourcing & Head of Enterprise Military & Veteran Initiatives - Wells Fargo

Jim Beamesderfer 

Vice President, Service Delivery Management - Prudential Financial

Gabriele Frediani

Head of European Expansion - BondCliQ


Our weekly coffee chats are structure to deliver the opportunity to speak with top innovators and leaders in fintech, finance, and other industries at large. Learn how these leaders have developed their on career as they provide insights on their personal professions and interests along the journey. We always provide a Q&A period that allows you to seek advice on how to think about your own career path and goals. 

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