London | November 2019

Breakaway CEO

The Breakaway community is united by a shared purpose to achieve breakthrough performance. The Breakaway Summit is a gathering point for the community to acquire new strategies, skills, and perspectives that can transform their organizations, while building the peer relationships that make them more effective leaders.

Click here to download the membership brochure.

Jo Malone on Tapping Into Your Determination
Dayne Turbitt on Diversity, Recruitment, & Retention
Markets: In Conversation with Martin Gilbert

Click here to view a summary from E.ON on what the Breakaway CEOs had to say about innovation and sustainability.

2018 Agenda

November 13 - Tuesday

8:00 am

Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 am

Welcome Remarks

Bloomberg Breakaway Co-Chairs Mark Bonchek and Carol Massar welcome attendees to the first Bloomberg Breakaway summit held in London. Throughout the day, we will look at four key areas of focus: Talent, Growth, Innovation and Markets. Through a combination of smart interviews with top executives and hands-on interactive workshops, Mark and Carol will lead Breakaway members as they confront the most important issues and pressing problems facing the modern CEO.


  • Mark Bonchek

    2018 Breakaway CEO Summit Co-Chair, Founder and Chief Epiphany Officer, Shift Thinking

  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

9:05 am

Talent: A Conversation With Jayne-Anne Gadhia

As an outspoken advocate of the importance of gender equality, Virgin Money CEO Jayne-Anne Gadhia has long been at the forefront of an effort to increase diversity at every level of the financial industry. In this scene-setting conversation, she’ll speak to the importance of diversity, why it matters now more than ever, and what CEOs can do to create more effective teams.


  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio


9:35 am

Talent: Diversity, Recruitment & Retention // Bloomberg Breakaway Lab

Proudly sponsored by Dell Technologies

Bloomberg Breakaway is pleased to be partnering with Shift Thinking and its founder, Mark Bonchek. Mark is a noted author for Harvard Business Review, member of the faculty at Singularity University, and advisor to some of the leading companies in the world. Throughout the day, Mark will be leading Breakaway members through a series of interactive labs designed to produce epiphanies that make a lasting impact beyond the event.

In this lab presented by Dell Technologies, Mark will lead members through a series of workshop exercises designed to answer one very important question: What does it take to accelerate teamwork and collaboration? It’s more than organizing what people do. It’s orchestrating how people think. In this interactive workshop, discover how Thinking Styles(TM) can move teams from “forming” to “performing.”


  • Dayne Turbitt

    Senior Vice President - UK & Ireland - Enterprise Business, Dell EMC

Workshop Leader

  • Mark Bonchek

    2018 Breakaway CEO Summit Co-Chair, Founder and Chief Epiphany Officer, Shift Thinking

10:30 am

Morning Networking Break

11:00 am

Growth: In Conversation With Jo Malone

From starting her first fragrance line in her kitchen, to the sale of Jo Malone London to Estee Lauder to launching Jo Loves, Jo Malone has achieved exponential growth in her businesses and learned incredibly valuable lessons along the way. In this fireside chat, she will share her insights on what it takes to grow a company with integrity, authenticity and a focus on innovation.


  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio


11:25 am

Growth: Digitisation, Regulation & Relationships // Bloomberg Breakaway Lab

Proudly sponsored by Dell Technologies

How do you grow revenue and loyalty in today’s competitive marketplace? The most successful companies today build Brand Orbits(R) – Ongoing Relationships Beyond Individual Transactions. In this interactive workshop, Mark will help participants discover how to create your own Brand Orbit that fulfills a shared purpose and creates sustainable advantage.


  • Claire Vyvyan

    Senior Vice President - UK & Ireland - Commercial, Dell EMC

Workshop Leader

  • Mark Bonchek

    2018 Breakaway CEO Summit Co-Chair, Founder and Chief Epiphany Officer, Shift Thinking

12:30 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm

Innovation: In Conversation With Michael Lewis

Developing a highly successful culture of innovation at your company is crucial to achieving Breakaway growth. The companies that will thrive in the future will be those who have unlocked latent creative energy in their organisations and attacked innovation on multiple fronts. In this conversation, Mark Bonchek will talk to E.ON UK CEO Michael Lewis on what it takes to build, and sustain, a culture of innovation.


  • Mark Bonchek

    2018 Breakaway CEO Summit Co-Chair, Founder and Chief Epiphany Officer, Shift Thinking


2:00 pm

Innovation: Technology, Process & Culture // Bloomberg Breakaway Lab

Proudly sponsored by E.ON

How do you innovate in a world of accelerating change? You need to learn how to innovate exponentially and harness the power of network effects. But this requires overcoming four gaps related to vision, expectations, metrics and resources. In this interactive workshop, discover how you can make the shift from the incremental to the exponential.

Workshop Leader

  • Mark Bonchek

    2018 Breakaway CEO Summit Co-Chair, Founder and Chief Epiphany Officer, Shift Thinking

2:45 pm

Afternoon Networking Break

3:15 pm

Markets: In Conversation With Martin Gilbert

Market volatility, and more specifically, Brexit, is top of mind for CEOs in all sectors. Uncertainty breeds fear, and now more than ever, executives must maintain their resolve to lead their companies to the next stage of growth. In this conversation, we talk to Martin Gilbert, chief executive of Aberdeen Standard Investments, who shares his insights on what to watch for in the near to mid-term, the important things every CEO should know about Brexit and what he’s learned about unpredictability and volatility in his 30-plus year career as a corporate leader.



3:45 pm

Markets: Macroeconomics, Brexit, Flexibility // Bloomberg Breakaway Lab

Today’s markets are often described as VUCA: volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. What does it take to lead in a VUCA world? How do you plan for the unpredictable? Guide others through discontinuities? In this workshop, explore new ways of thinking about leadership that accelerates unlearning, empowers decision-making, and enables confidence without control.

Workshop Leader

  • Mark Bonchek

    2018 Breakaway CEO Summit Co-Chair, Founder and Chief Epiphany Officer, Shift Thinking

4:15 pm

Closing Remarks


  • Mark Bonchek

    2018 Breakaway CEO Summit Co-Chair, Founder and Chief Epiphany Officer, Shift Thinking

  • Carol Massar

    Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek, Bloomberg Television and Radio

4:30 pm

Closing Cocktail Reception

Network with other executives and enjoy a private tour of the London Mithraeum. Situated on the site of Bloomberg’s new European headquarters, this anticipated new cultural hub showcases the ancient Roman Temple of Mithras, a selection of the remarkable Roman artefacts found during the recent excavation, and a series of contemporary art commissions responding to one of the UK’s most significant archaeological sites.

2018 Speakers

Mark Bonchek

Founder and Chief Epiphany Officer, Shift Thinking 2018 Breakaway CEO Summit Co-Chair

Jayne-Anne Gadhia

Virgin Money Adviser, Former CEO

Martin Gilbert

Aberdeen Standard Investments Chairman

Francine Lacqua

Bloomberg Television Anchor and Editor-at-large

Michael Lewis


Jo Malone

Jo Loves Founder & Creative Director

Carol Massar

Bloomberg Television and Radio Co-Anchor Bloomberg Businessweek

Dayne Turbitt

Dell EMC Senior Vice President - UK & Ireland - Enterprise Business

Claire Vyvyan

Dell EMC Senior Vice President - UK & Ireland - Commercial


Dell Technologies is a unique family of businesses that provides the essential infrastructure for organizations to build their digital future, transform IT and protect their most important asset, information. The company services customers of all sizes across 180 countries – ranging from 99 percent of the Fortune 500 to individual consumers – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from the edge to the core to the cloud.

At E.ON we’re passionate about helping businesses use no more energy than they need. Rising energy costs and volatile third party charges can have a real impact on a business’ bottom line, so anything a business can do to take control of these costs can make a huge difference.
More than an energy supplier; we offer a range of innovative and tailored solutions to help businesses use energy more efficiently. From Building Energy Management Systems to monitor and manage your energy, to battery storage that optimises energy and improve security of supply, we offer a fully managed end-to-end service delivering solutions to help make businesses more profitable.
For more information, please visit

Members include

Mohamad Ali

Carbonite President & CEO

Nadir Ali

Inpixon CEO

Keith Alper

Nitrous Effect CEO

Christian Angermayer

Apeiron Investment Group Founder & Owner

Nikki Barua

Beyond Curious CEO

Gregory Bedrosian

Drake Star Partners Managing Partner & CEO

David Berg

Redirect Health President & Founder

Joe Bergera

Iteris President & CEO

Rob Bernshteyn

Coupa Software CEO & Board Chairman

David Blatt

CapStack Partners CEO

Andy Buyting

Carle Publishing Founder & CEO

Tammy Camp

Stronghold CEO

Jim Cantrell

Vector Launch Inc. CEO & Co-Founder

Keith Cargill

Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. President & CEO

Scott Cattran

Woolpert, Inc. President & CEO

Erik Charlton


James Citron

Pledgeling CEO

Alan Colberg

Assurant Inc. President & CEO

Rob Coneybeer

Shasta Ventures Founder

Jim Continenza

Vivial Chairman & CEO

Bal Das

BGD Holdings, LLC Chairman

Claudio Del Vecchio

Brooks Brothers Group, Inc. Chairman & CEO

Ali Diab

Collective Health CEO

Daniel Dines

Uipath, Inc. Co-Founder & CEO

Robert D'Loren

Xcel Brands Chairman & CEO

Wael Doukmak

Rillet Co-Founder & CEO

Nicole Eagan

Darktrace CEO

Richard Edelman

Edelman President & CEO

Adriana Estrada

Openbox Managing Director

Joseph Fichera

Saber Partners, LLC CEO

William Foster

BioWorks President

Andrew Glincher

Nixon Peabody Managing Partner & CEO

Brett Goldberg

TickPick Co-CEO & Co-Founder

Kara Goldin

hint Inc. Founder & CEO

Steve Grandfield

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska President and Chief Executive Officer

Tim Hamilton

Praxent Founder and CEO

Michael Hanson

Massachusetts Credit Union Share Insurance Corporation (MSIC) President & CEO

Yuri Horwitz

Sol Systems CEO

Diane Hoskins

Gensler Co-CEO

Christine Hunsicker

CaaStle Founder and CEO

Louis Jacobs

Delaware North Co-CEO

Walter Johnsen

Acme United Corporation Chairman & CEO

Jay Kaplan

Synack Co-Founder & CEO

Michael Kempner

MWWPR Founder & CEO

Floyd Kephart

The Renaissance Companies Chairman of the Board

Colin Lawson

Equilibrium Asset Management LLP Founder

Claude LeBlanc

Ambac Financial Group, Inc. President & CEO

Adam Levin

CyberScout Chairman and Founder

Christine Lin

Cambridge Network CEO

Frank Longobardi

CohnReznick CEO

Elliot Luchansky

Insynq CloudRunner CEO

Sam Luft

First Degree Global Asset Management CEO

Bradley Lukanic

CannonDesign, Inc. CEO

Ken Makovsky

Makovsky President & CEO

Rohan Malhotra

Roadzen Inc. CEO

Harvey Mallement

Harvest Partners Founder Emeritus

Philip Martin

Censible Founder and CEO

Avner Mendelson

Bank Leumi CEO

Meir Moalem

Sky and Space Global Managing Director & CEO

Alex Moazed

Applico Founder & CEO

Shawn Mobley

Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. CEO, Americas

Alvaro Baltodano Monroy

Integra Group CEO

Chris Moore

Massey Quick Simon Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer

Rosanna Myers

Carbon Robotics Co-Founder & CEO

Scott Nash

MOM's Organic Market Founder and CEO

Marc Olivie

W.C. Bradley Co. President & CEO

Mark Orttung

Nexient CEO

Mehul Patel

Hired CEO

Todd R. Pedersen

Vivint Smart Home Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO

Russell Perry

kompany Founder & CEO

Ben Pouladian

Deco Lighting Inc President & Co-Founder

Matthew Prince

Cloudflare CEO

Peter Rahal

RXBAR | Chicago Bar Company Co-Founder & Former CEO

Sergio Retamal

Global4PL CEO

Gaynor Rigby

Equilibrium Asset Management LLP Managing Partner

Matthew Rizai

Workiva Inc. Chairman & CEO

Mark Rolston

Argodesign Founder

David Rosenthal

VP and GM, Razor Technology, LLC Former CEO, Atidan

Katica Roy

Pipeline Equity CEO

Patty Sachs

OMD East President

Josh Sapan

AMC Networks President & CEO

Ed Scheetz

The Scheetz Group CEO

Ken Seddon

LOT Network CEO

Rebecca Shanahan

Avella Specialty Pharmacy CEO

Mihir Shukla

Automation Anywhere CEO

Jay Sidhu

Customers Bancorp, Inc., and BankMobile Chairman & CEO

David Sipes

RingCentral, Inc. COO

Michael Small

Gogo Inc. President & CEO

Rich Sorota

Ranir President & CEO

KR Sridhar

Bloom Energy Corporation Founder, Chairman & CEO

Dr. Ellen Stang

ProgenyHealth Founder, President & CEO

Marquise Stillwell

Openbox Founder & Principal

Vijay Tella

Workato Inc CEO & Co-Founder

Benjamin Thompson

Fiera Capital President and CEO

Greg Thompson

White Energy Inc President and CEO

Adam Warby

Avanade Inc. CEO

Lisa W. Wardell

Adtalem Global Education President and CEO

Isa Watson

Envested CEO

Scott Wells

Clear Channel Outdoor CEO, Americas

Rosa Whitaker

The Whitaker Group President & CEO

Gregory Woods

AstroNova, Inc. CEO

Mary Ellen Zellerbach

Martin Investment Management, LLC Managing Director