June 16-17, 2020 | New York City

Bloomberg Breakaway CEO Summit

For CEOs, by CEOs

We are back for our fifth annual Bloomberg Breakaway CEO Summit in New York. This year we are looking at Human Capital – whether it’s your employees, your vendors, your customers, or you as a leader, people are the heart of any successful organization. Finding them, recruiting them, retaining them, retraining them, and creating a deeply ingrained culture of success all require decisive informed leadership. At this year’s summit, we’ll dive deep into a number of topics related to getting the most from your teams, and yourself, as you take your company to the next level of growth.

June 16 - Tuesday

June 16 - Tuesday

6:00 pm

Opening Night Dinner

June 17 - Wednesday

9:00 am

Breakaway New York 2020 Agenda

Some of the topics and personalities we’ll be digging into at Breakaway New York 2020 include:

  • Finding Operational Success at the Intersection of Tech and People with Cathy Bessant — In our opening keynote interview, Bank of America Chief Operating and Technology Officer Cathy Bessant shares her insights on how to unlock the power of a workforce, and the value of using the right tech tools in the right ways to get the most out of your employees.
  • Measuring Your Emotional Intelligence with Christian Clerc — In 2019, Four Seasons sponsored a study by Harvard Business Review asking 599 HBR readers their thoughts on Emotional Intelligence (EI). The results show that most companies still follow a culture of hard skills primacy even as data shows that outstanding interpersonal and leadership skills are a “must have” if organizations are going to keep pace with their competitors and the social cultures they inhabit.
  • The 5-Generation Workforce with Sue Bhatia — According to Bloomberg reporting, thirty percent of of people aged 65-74 will be employed in the workplace by 2026 alongside younger generations; and recent research shows that offices with many different generations working side-by-side are happier, more productive, and creative. Unlocking the potential of a multi-generational workforce can be a huge impetus for innovation and growth.
  • Using AI to Unlock People Power with Brian Garish and Bryan Throckmorton — The veterinary industry is driven by people, yet veterinary professionals are in short supply. Banfield Pet Hospital, the largest general veterinary practice in the U.S., relies on highly specialized veterinary associates to care for pets, serve clients, and stay competitive with leading science and market leadership. As part of its holistic strategy to be an employer of choice, Banfield set out to enable better prediction of the types of drivers that attract, retain and engage talent by partnering with IBM to develop the People Power Index. Using machine learning, the People Power Index examines more than 200,000 individual data records and hundreds of possible drivers, enabling the practice to predict with more than 86% accuracy the top drivers for doctor turnover and address potential issues before they occur.


12:30 pm

Networking Lunch

1:30 pm

Afternoon Sessions

4:30 pm

Networking Cocktail Reception


Catherine P. Bessant

Chief Operations and Technology Officer Bank of America

Sue Bhatia

Founder and Chairwoman Rose International

Christian H. Clerc

President, Global Operations Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Brian Garish

President Banfield Pet Hospital

JT McCormick

President and CEO Scribe Media

Bryan Throckmorton

Partner/Practice Leader -- AI, Advanced Analytics, Big Data & IOT IBM Global Business Services

Video Highlights

Standing Out

Martha Stewart on building her brand

Member Rosanna Myers

Tim Hamilton, Founder and CEO, Praxent

Nuno Job, Co-Founder and CEO, YLD Group

Y-vonne Hutchinson, Founder and CEO, ReadySet

Mary Ellen Zellenbach, Managing Director, Martin Investment Management, LLC

Jamie Kern Lima, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, IT Cosmetics

Anjali Sud, CEO, Vimeo

Members include

Joseph Adir

Founder and CEO WinterHaven Holdings SL

Nadir Ali

CEO Inpixon

Keith Alper

CEO Nitrous Effect

Nicole Anasenes

Chief Financial Officer & Chief Operating Officer Squarespace

Alvaro Baltodano

CEO Integra Group

Nikki Barua

CEO Beyond Curious

Gregory Bedrosian

Managing Partner & CEO Drake Star Partners

David Berg

President & Founder Redirect Health

Joe Bergera

President & CEO Iteris

Rob Bernshteyn

CEO & Board Chairman Coupa Software

David Blatt

CEO CapStack Partners

Paul Buccieri

President A+E Networks Group

Andy Buyting

Founder & CEO Carle Publishing

Tammy Camp

CEO and Founder Stronghold

Jim Cantrell

CEO & Co-Founder Vector Launch Inc.

Michael Capasso

Founder & President C.A.C. Industries, Inc.

Keith Cargill

President & CEO Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc.

Chase Carlson

President & CEO Pioneer Building Services

Scott Cattran

President & CEO Woolpert, Inc.

James Citron

CEO Pledgeling

Alan Colberg

President & CEO Assurant Inc.

Jim Continenza

Chairman & CEO Vivial

Dan Curtin

President Greenleaf Foods

Anil Dash

CEO Glitch

Claudio Del Vecchio

Chairman & CEO Brooks Brothers Group, Inc.

Daniel Dines

Co-Founder & CEO Uipath, Inc.

Dr. Keith Dunleavy

CEO and Chairman Inovalon

Richard Edelman

President & CEO Edelman

Joseph Fichera

CEO Saber Partners, LLC

Andrew Field

Founder and CEO PFL

Ryan Freedman

CEO Corigin

Louis Gagnon

CEO Total Brain

Brian Garish

President Banfield Pet Hospital

Andrew Glincher

Managing Partner & CEO Nixon Peabody

Brett Goldberg

Co-CEO & Co-Founder TickPick

Kara Goldin

Founder & CEO hint Inc.

Steve Grandfield

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

Tim Hamilton

Founder and CEO Praxent

Michael Hanson

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

Dan Hawkins

Founder & CEO Summit Leadership Partners

Adolfo Hernandez


Timothy Hentschel

Co-founder and CEO HotelPlanner.com

Yuri Horwitz

CEO Sol Systems

Diane Hoskins

Co-CEO Gensler

Christine Hunsicker

CEO CaaStle

Y-Vonne Hutchinson

Founder and CEO ReadySet

Nick Hynes

CEO & Co-founder Somo

Louis Jacobs

Co-CEO Delaware North

Michael James

CEO Entura International Ltd

Brooke Jennings

Founder and CEO Hygia Pharmaceuticals

Nuno Job

Co-Founder and CEO YLD Group

Walter Johnsen

Chairman & CEO Acme United Corporation

Jay Kaplan

Co-Founder & CEO Synack

Michael Kempner

Founder & CEO MWWPR

Floyd Kephart

Chairman The Renaissance Companies

Karl Kilb

CEO Boloro Global Limited

Herbert Kohler

Executive Chairman Kohler Co.

Taxiarchis Konstantopoulos

CEO BELRON® UK, t/a Autoglass®

Colin Lawson

Founder Equilibrium Asset Management

Claude LeBlanc

President & CEO Ambac Financial Group, Inc.

Adam Levin

Chairman and Founder CyberScout

Jamie Kern Lima

Co-Founder & Co-CEO IT Cosmetics

Christine Lin

CEO Cambridge Network

Frank Longobardi

CEO CohnReznick

Elliot Luchansky

CEO Insynq CloudRunner

Sam Luft

CEO Mel Global Advisors

Bradley Lukanic

CEO CannonDesign

Ken Makovsky

President & CEO Makovsky

Rohan Malhotra

CEO Roadzen Inc.

Harvey Mallement

Founder Emeritus Harvest Partners

Philip Martin

Founder and CEO Censible

Avner Mendelson

CEO Bank Leumi

Doug Merritt

President & CEO Splunk

Kathryn Minshew

CEO & Founder The Muse

Meir Moalem

Managing Director & CEO Sky and Space Global

Alex Moazed

Founder & CEO Applico

Shawn Mobley

CEO, Americas Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.

Chris Moore

Managing Partner & Chief Investment Officer Massey Quick Simon

Scott Nash

Founder and CEO MOM's Organic Market

Jeremy Nixey

Chief Executive Officer Shaw Healthcare

Marc Olivie

President & CEO W.C. Bradley Co.

Steve Papermaster

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman Nano

Mehul Patel

CEO Hired

Christopher Paucek

Co-founder and CEO 2U, Inc.

Todd R. Pedersen

Co-Founder, Chairman & CEO Vivint Smart Home

Russell Perry

Founder & CEO kompany

Richard Plotka

CEO Appatura

Matthew Prince

CEO Cloudflare

Peter Rahal

Co-Founder RXBAR

Sergio Retamal

CEO and Founder Global4PL

Bruce Richards

Chief Executive Officer & Chairman Marathon Asset Management, L.P.

Gaynor Rigby

Managing Partner Equilibrium Asset Management LLP

Matthew Rizai

Chairman & CEO Workiva Inc.

David Roberts

President and CEO Verra Mobility

Chad Roffers

Chairman Concierge Auctions

David Rosenthal

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

Katica Roy

CEO & Founder Pipeline Equity

Patty Sachs

President OMD East

Josh Sapan

President & CEO AMC Networks

Ed Scheetz

CEO The Scheetz Group

Stan Schneider

CEO Real-Time Innovations (RTI)

Ken Seddon

CEO LOT Network

Rebecca Shanahan

CEO Avella Specialty Pharmacy

Mihir Shukla

CEO and Co-Founder Automation Anywhere

David Sipes

COO RingCentral, Inc.

Alan Slatas

Managing Director Galt & Company

Rich Sorota

President & CEO Ranir

KR Sridhar

Founder, Chairman & CEO Bloom Energy Corporation

Dr. Ellen Stang

Founder, President & CEO ProgenyHealth

Dave Stevinson

CEO QBS Software

Marquise Stillwell

Founder & Principal Openbox

Anjali Sud

CEO Vimeo

Vijay Tella

CEO & Co-Founder Workato Inc

Benjamin Thompson

President and CEO Fiera Capital

Greg Thompson

President and CEO White Energy Inc

Nigel Vaz

CEO Publicis Sapient

Adam Warby

CEO Avanade Inc.

Lisa W. Wardell

President and CEO Adtalem Global Education

Isa Watson

Founder & CEO Squad

Scott Wells

CEO Clear Channel Outdoor America

Rosa Whitaker

President & CEO The Whitaker Group

Christopher White

Founder and CEO The Sneakers Agency

Paul Witkay

Founder & CEO Alliance of Chief Executives

Becky Wong

Co-founder and Managing Partner, Globex Capital Partners Executive Director, Cornucopiae Asset Management Ltd.

Gregory Woods

CEO AstroNova, Inc.

Laila Worrell

CEO Altran North America

Dr. Phillip Yoo

Founder & President 21st Century Laserstem Pain & Regenerative Medicine Institute

Mary Ellen Zellerbach

Managing Director Martin Investment Management, LLC


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Sponsorship Information:
Bloomberg Live works with sponsors to integrate them into the conference, ideally in a way that augments the delegates’ experience and advances each sponsor’s goals. Bloomberg Live can deliver on a wide variety of goals— thought leadership, V.I.P. client treatment, generating borrowed interest via media (print, online, social), introductions to individual delegates, product demo or showcase, branding, use of conference content or content generation, media relations or other objectives.

Sponsorship Contact:
Dana Glosman

Membership Information:
At Bloomberg Breakaway, we’re focused on creating a peer community for CEOs and founders.  We look forward to hearing from you.

Breakaway Membership and Summit Contact:
Michael Forbes
+1 212.617.8747



For CEOs by CEOs

Our theme for Breakaway 2018 is the Paradox of Leadership. We normally think of paradox as requiring a tradeoff between competing objectives. But Breakaway leaders are able to transcend these tradeoffs. They turn the OR into an AND, and in so doing, outpace the competition with exponential results. Today’s Breakaway leaders are able to operate globally and locally, achieve speed and scale, standardize and customize, be high-tech and high-touch, be purpose-driven and profit-minded, and honor the past while they create the future.

The Breakaway Summit agenda will feature in-depth, interactive discussions with business luminaries to provide context on trends shaping the environment; executives who are role models for how to transcend today’s tradeoffs; and thought leaders who will reveal the strategies for achieving breakaway performance.