meet the team

It takes more than a great idea to create lasting change. You need that rare combination of connections, talent, skills, policies and investment. It doesn't just happen. We make it happen.

the board

Dr. Peter Diamandis

Executive Founder

Peter Diamandis is the Founder and Executive Chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, which leads the world in designing and operating large-scale incentive competitions. He is also the Executive Founder and Director of Singularity University, a global learning and innovation community using exponential technologies to tackle the world’s biggest challenges and build a better future for all.

Peter’s favorite saying is “the best way to predict the future is to create it yourself.”

Dr. Ray Kurzweil

Co-Founder and Chancellor

Ray Kurzweil is one of the world’s leading inventors, thinkers and futurists, with a thirty-year track record of accurate predictions. Called “the restless genius” by The Wall Street Journal and “the ultimate thinking machine” by Forbes magazine, he was selected as one of the top entrepreneurs by Inc. magazine, which described him as the “rightful heir to Thomas Edison.” PBS selected him as one of the “sixteen revolutionaries who made America." He is Co-Founder and Chancellor of Singularity University and a Director of Engineering at Google heading up a team developing machine intelligence and natural language understanding.

Erik Anderson

Executive Chairman, Founder

Erik Anderson is a leader in global innovation recognized throughout his career for his business acumen and leadership. As the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of WestRiver Group (WRG), Anderson is redefining the paradigm of capital allocation with a transformative business model. The equity platform is led by gender-balanced teams, which empirical evidence suggests is correlated with better returns.

Lisa Stone

Chief Investment Officer, BrainTrust Founders Studio

Lisa Stone is a co-founder and c-level entrepreneur with extensive experience working successfully across sales, product, engineering, marketing, content and community to design platforms, programs, pricing and partnerships that activate millions of people and achieve defined business goals. As a social media pioneer, she has used technology to create scale and launch consumer movements and communities on topics ranging from lifestyle to enterprise.

Naveen Jain

Vice Chairman + Entrepreneur

Naveen Jain is an entrepreneur and philanthropist driven to solve the world’s biggest challenges through innovation. He is the founder of several successful companies including Moon Express, BlueDot, Viome, Intelius, Talent Wise and InfoSpace.

the team

Aaron Lower


Aaron Vaccaro


Alix Rübsaam

Director of Curated and Research Content

Amanda Manna

Vice President, Enterprise

Angelo Dayrit


Atanas Bakalov

Director, Digital Learning

Audrey Morse

Custom Content Program Manager

Chase Cavill


Chris Ewald

Digital Community Manager, Enterprise

Dermot Mee

Chief Operating Officer

Jason Dorrier

Editorial Director, Singularity Hub

Jenny Wright

Experience & Design Manager

Lilian Hallstrom

Senior Director, Program Operations

Moe Yassin


Nea Haberman

Marketing Automation Manager, Abundance Digital

Neil Sogard

VP, Strategy & Special Projects

Reggie Prevail

Business Development Representative

Sarah Edgren

Senior Manager, Organizational Content

Savannah Stine

Program Manager

Stephanie Maialetti

Talent Manager

Ty Henkaline

Managing Director, Data and Insights

Venus Ranieri

Senior Manager, Content Marketing

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