SFNet 76th Annual Keynote Speakers
Retired United States Marine Corps General, and former U.S. Secretary of Defense
A dedicated patriot, intellectual, and strategist, James N. Mattis exemplifies principled leadership in times of turbulence. Gen Mattis served as the 26th Secretary of Defense of the United States for nearly two years before resigning with distinction. With his reputation as a sharp analyst and venerable wartime leader, Gen Mattis received nearly unanimous, bipartisan support for his nomination. He made history by securing special permission from Congress to lead the Pentagon, sooner than he was eligible. Humorous, compassionate, and strategic, Gen. Mattis offers insightful lessons in leadership, with a deep focus on the art of empowering individuals.
CEO & Chief Strategist, Quill Intelligence LLC
A global thought leader on monetary policy, economics and finance, Danielle DiMartino Booth founded Quill Intelligence LLC and is their CEO & Chief Strategist. This is a research and analytics firm which publishes The Daily Feather and the Weekly Quill.
To build Quill Intelligence, she brought together a core team of investing veterans to analyze trends and provide critical analysis on what is driving the markets – both in the United States and globally.
DiMartino Booth set out to launch a #ResearchRevolution, redefining how markets intelligence is conceived and delivered with the goal of not only guiding portfolio managers, but promoting financial literacy.
White House Reporter, NPR
Ayesha Rascoe is a White House reporter for NPR. In her current role, she covers breaking news and policy developments from the White House. Rascoe also travels and reports on many of President Trump's foreign trips, including his 2019 summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Hanoi, Vietnam, and his 2018 summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. As a part of the White House team, she's also a regular on the NPR Politics Podcast. Prior to joining NPR, Rascoe covered the White House for Reuters, chronicling President Barack Obama's final year in office and the beginning days of the Trump administration.
Chairman of the Board, Domino’s Pizza, Inc.
With over 35 years of experience in creatively leading teams and organizations, Brandon has a proven track record of building strong, highly motivated and goal-oriented teams and achieving outstanding financial results.
He is the former chief executive officer of Toys "R" Us. From 1999 to 2009, he served as the president and chief executive officer of Domino's, and from 2010 to 2014, he was the athletic director at the University of Michigan. Brandon took over Domino's in March 1999 when founder Tom Monaghan sold it to the investment group Bain Capital. Prior to Domino's, he was the CEO of Valassis Communications. He is also a former regent of the University of Michigan and former football player.