MARC J. EPSTEIN, Ph.D., was, until recently, a Distinguished Research Professor of Management at Jones Graduate School of Business at Rice University in Houston, Texas. Before joining Rice, Dr. Epstein was a professor at Stanford Business School, Harvard Business School, and INSEAD (European Institute of Business Administration).
He has extensive academic research and practical experience in the implementation of corporate strategies and the development of performance metrics for use in them; he is considered one of the global leaders in the areas of innovation, governance, performance measurement, and accountability in both corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Dr. Epstein has written extensively on corporate and nonprofit board governance, the role of boards of directors, organizational trust, and corporate accountability. He is the author of twenty books and well over two hundred professional papers that have won numerous top academic, professional, and business awards. Connect with him via LinkedIn.
ROB SHELTON is a globally recognized Silicon Valley-based consultant, author, and speaker on entrepreneurial excellence, breakthrough innovation, and scaling to drive rapid growth. Over the past forty years, Shelton served as a trusted partner and advisor to CEOs and senior executives at leading organizations in the valley and around the world. He led the innovation practice at PwC and was also the founder of PwC’s global financial service innovation center. A featured speaker at the 2013 World Economic Forum’s Summer Davos, his work has been highlighted in Bloomberg Businessweek, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Forbes Japan, Financial Times, strategy+business, CNN Financial News, Fast Company, and on Bloomberg Radio and NPR. Connect with Shelton via LinkedIn.