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Reimagine, rebuild and move forward for a brighter future.

Be resilient

Sustain business momentum and set up for success.

Transform

Accelerate and innovate to drive growth.

Be brave

Use hard-won courage to push forward.

TriNet PeopleForce 2021 Speakers

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Michelle Obama​

Former First Lady of the United States

Admiral William H. McRaven

Retired U.S. Navy Four-Star Admiral and the former Chancellor of the University of Texas

Dr. Lawrence H. Summers

Leading Economist and 71st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury

Bobbi Brown

Makeup Artist, Entrepreneur and Best-Selling Author

Stacey Abrams​

Former Georgia House Minority Leader and Ground-Breaking Political Activist

Annie Leibovitz

World-Renowned Photographer

Andre Iguodala​

Professional Athlete + Venture Capitalist

Tina Tchen

Former President & CEO of TIME'S UP and Former Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama

Burton M. Goldfield

President and Chief Executive Officer, TriNet

Michael Mendenhall

Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet

Rebecca Minkoff

Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur and Best-Selling Author

Secretary Steven Mnuchin

77th United States Secretary of the Treasury

Erica Dhawan

Leading Authority on Collaboration and Innovation. Bestselling Author. Named “Oprah of Management Thinkers”

Emily Chang

Anchor, Bloomberg Technology & Author, Brotopia

Kai Lenny

Big Wave Surfer, Eight-Time World Champion

Keith Teboul​

Professional Windsurfer, Master Board Shaper, Owner of KT Surfing, Goya and Quatro windsurfing

Seth Mattison

Internationally Renowned Workforce Strategist and Management Trendspotter

Jim Kwik

New York Times Best-Selling Author, CEO Kwik Brain, JimKwik.​com

Kelly O. Kay

Managing Partner, Global Software Practice Leader, Heidrick & Struggles

Jonah Berger

Wharton Professor and Bestselling Author of Contagious and The Catalyst

Jay Papasan​

Author, VP of Strategic Content of Keller Williams Realty and co-founder of ProduKtive, the training company behind The ONE Thing

Daniel Powter

World Renowned Singer/Songwriter

Joshua Henry

Tony & Grammy Nominated Broadway Performer, Writer and Musician

Krysta Rodriguez

Actor of Stage and Screen

Arielle Jacobs

Broadway Actor, Singer and Voiceover Artist

Julian MacKay

Male Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet

Lauren Lovette

Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet

The Honorable Maria Contreras-Sweet

24th Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration

Ralph A. Clark

President and CEO, Shotspotter, Inc.

Mandy Price

Co-Founder and CEO, Kanarys

Olivier Kohler

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, TriNet

Shaolee Sen

CEO, Hot Bread Kitchen

Deepa Gandhi

Co-Founder & COO, Dagne Dover

Kim Folsom

Founder, Chairperson and CEO Founders First Capital Partners, Independent Board

Kelly Tuminelli

Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, TriNet

Edward Griese

Senior Vice President, Insurance Services, TriNet

Nate Forster

Co-Founder and CEO, NEOU

Samantha Wellington

Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, TriNet

Alison Bergen

CEO, Aerosoles

Mary Howard

Owner, MHS Artists

Catherine Wragg

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, TriNet

Timothy Torres

Chief Security Officer, TriNet

Andrew Eisbrouch

COO & General Counsel, Abrams Media (Mediaite, Law&Crime Network, The Mary Sue)

Jonathan LeCompte

Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, TriNet

Brad Charron

CEO, ALOHA

Matt McCambridge

Co-Founder & CEO, Eden Health

Lisa Reeves

Chief Product Officer, TriNet

Real-World Hacker

Daniel Trencher

Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Teladoc Health

Rachel Tipograph

Founder & CEO, MikMak

Davis Trice

Director, Client Services, Morning Consult

Harry Bradford

Editorial Director, Brand Innovation, T Brand

Tyler Gray

Executive Vice President, Global Editorial, Edelman & Former Senior Editor, Fast Company

Mitch Roschelle

Fox Business Network and Founding Partner, Macro Trends Advisors

Geoff Colvin

Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine & Best-Selling Author

Flori Marquez

Co-Founder & SVP of Operations, BlockFi

Joanne Lipman

CNBC Contributor and Former Editor in Chief, USA Today, Best-Selling Author

Tiffany D. Cross

Author, Journalist & TV Host

Caroline Blavet

VP of Global Client Strategy, Dailymotion

Ariella Shoham

Vice President of Marketing, Aidoc

Agenda

Day 1: Start 10am EST

10:00am
TriNet PeopleForce Welcome & Opening
  • Burton M. Goldfield, President and Chief Executive Officer, TriNet
  • Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet
10:05am
World Premiere Exclusive Broadway Performance
  • Arielle Jacobs, Broadway Actor, Singer and Voiceover Artist
  • Joshua Henry, Tony & Grammy Nominated Broadway Performer, Writer and Musician
  • Krysta Rodriguez, Actor of Stage and Screen
10:40am
World Premiere Exclusive Ballet Performance
  • Lauren Lovette, Principal Dancer, New York City Ballet
  • Julian MacKay, Male Principal Dancer, San Francisco Ballet
10:45am
The State of the Union for SMBs
  • Burton M. Goldfield, President and Chief Executive Officer, TriNet
  • Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet
11:15am
Future State of the U.S. Economy
  • Dr. Lawrence H. Summers, Leading Economist and 71st U.S. Secretary of the Treasury
  • Geoff Colvin, Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune Magazine & Best-Selling Author
12:00pm
Balancing Benefits: Digital Healthcare Trends in an Ever-Changing Environment
  • Kelly Tuminelli, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, TriNet
  • Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet
12:30pm
Lunch/Break
1:15pm
The New State of the Workforce
  • Harry Bradford, Editorial Director, Brand Innovation, T Brand
  • Davis Trice, Director, Client Services, Morning Consult
  • Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet
2:00pm
Concrete Empathy: A Playbook for Leading Modern Teams to Innovation in a Challenging Environment
  • Erica Dhawan, Leading Authority on Collaboration and Innovation. Bestselling Author. Named “Oprah of Management Thinkers”
2:45pm
SMB Lessons Learned: Winning Against the Odds
  • Brad Charron, CEO, ALOHA
  • Jonathan LeCompte, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, TriNet
3:15pm
Break
3:30pm
Risky Business: Navigating a New Era for SMBs
  • Samantha Wellington, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, TriNet
  • Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet
4:00pm
Optimizing Capital as a Small and Medium-Size Business and State of the U.S. Economy
  • Secretary Steven Mnuchin, 77th United States Secretary of the Treasury
  • Mitch Roschelle, Fox Business Network and Founding Partner, Macro Trends Advisors
5:00pm
Breaking Bad: A Security Conversation with a Real-World Hacker
  • Timothy Torres, Chief Security Officer, TriNet
  • Real-World Hacker
5:30pm
Closing Remarks
  • Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet

Day 2: Start 10am EST

10:00am
TriNet PeopleForce Welcome
  • Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet
10:05am
Powerful Leadership Skills for Unstable Times
  • Admiral William H. McRaven, Retired U.S. Navy Four-Star Admiral and the former Chancellor of the University of Texas
  • Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet
11:00am
The Beauty of Launching New Companies During the Pandemic
  • Bobbi Brown, Makeup Artist, Entrepreneur and Best-Selling Author
  • Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet
11:45am
How to Change Anyone’s Mind
  • Jonah Berger, Wharton Professor and Bestselling Author of Contagious and The Catalyst
12:30pm
Lunch/Break
1:15pm
Top of the Health Care List: Telemedicine and Mental Health
  • Matt McCambridge, Co-Founder & CEO, Eden Health
  • Daniel Trencher, Senior Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Teladoc Health
  • Edward Griese, Senior Vice President, Insurance Services, TriNet
2:00pm
Navigating the Pandemic With Resiliency
  • Ralph A. Clark, President and CEO, Shotspotter, Inc.
  • Burton M. Goldfield, President and Chief Executive Officer, TriNet
2:30pm
Becoming Limitless
  • Jim Kwik, New York Times Best-Selling Author, CEO Kwik Brain, JimKwik.​com
3:15pm
Break
3:30pm
Adaptability in a Connected World
  • Lisa Reeves, Chief Product Officer, TriNet
  • Jonathan LeCompte, Senior Vice President and Chief Sales Officer, TriNet
4:00pm
Business Transformed: Innovating a New Way to Work
  • Seth Mattison, Internationally Renowned Workforce Strategist and Management Trendspotter
4:45pm
The Transformative Power of One Thing
  • Jay Papasan​, Author, VP of Strategic Content of Keller Williams Realty and co-founder of ProduKtive, the training company behind The ONE Thing
5:30pm
Closing Remarks
  • Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet

Day 3: Start 10am EST

10:00am
TriNet PeopleForce Welcome
  • Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet
10:05am
Equality in the Workplace
  • Tina Tchen, Former President & CEO of TIME'S UP and Former Chief of Staff to First Lady Michelle Obama
  • Samantha Wellington, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, TriNet
11:00am
Design Your Own Path Forward
  • Rebecca Minkoff, Fashion Designer, Entrepreneur and Best-Selling Author
  • Emily Chang, Anchor, Bloomberg Technology & Author, Brotopia
11:45am
SHEconomics: A Series Celebrating the Journey of Female Entrepreneurs
  • Emily Chang, Anchor, Bloomberg Technology & Author, Brotopia
  • Rachel Tipograph, Founder & CEO, MikMak
12:30pm
Lunch/Break
1:15pm
The Great Resignation: Existential Crisis or Once in a Generation Opportunity?
  • Kelly O. Kay, Managing Partner, Global Software Practice Leader, Heidrick & Struggles
  • Catherine Wragg, Senior Vice President, Human Resources, TriNet
  • Joanne Lipman, CNBC Contributor and Former Editor in Chief, USA Today, Best-Selling Author
2:00pm
Building Winning Teams and Achieving Entrepreneurial Dreams
  • Andre Iguodala​, Professional Athlete + Venture Capitalist
  • Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet
2:45pm
Riding the Wave: Preparing with Purpose
  • Kai Lenny, Big Wave Surfer, Eight-Time World Champion
  • Keith Teboul​, Professional Windsurfer, Master Board Shaper, Owner of KT Surfing, Goya and Quatro windsurfing
  • Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet
3:30pm
Break
3:45pm
The Power and Resilience of SMBs in an Evolving World
  • The Honorable Maria Contreras-Sweet, 24th Administrator, U.S. Small Business Administration
  • Burton M. Goldfield, President and Chief Executive Officer, TriNet
4:15pm
Customer Connection in a Contextual Environment
  • Olivier Kohler, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, TriNet
  • Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet
4:45pm
Closing Remarks
  • Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet

Day 4: Start 10am EST

10:00am
TriNet PeopleForce Welcome
  • Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet
10:05am
DEI & Business Success
  • Stacey Abrams​, Former Georgia House Minority Leader and Ground-Breaking Political Activist
  • Tiffany D. Cross, Author, Journalist & TV Host
11:00am
Investing in People and Achieving Economic Equality
  • Shaolee Sen, CEO, Hot Bread Kitchen
  • Kelly Tuminelli, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, TriNet
11:30am
Closing the Capital Gap for Underrepresented SMBs
  • Kim Folsom, Founder, Chairperson and CEO Founders First Capital Partners, Independent Board
  • Samantha Wellington, Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Secretary, TriNet
12:00pm
Lunch/Break
1:00pm
A Moderated Conversation with Michelle Obama
  • Michelle Obama​, Former First Lady of the United States
  • Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet
2:00pm
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Data-driven Strategies and Why They Work
  • Mandy Price, Co-Founder and CEO, Kanarys
  • Tyler Gray, Executive Vice President, Global Editorial, Edelman & Former Senior Editor, Fast Company
2:30pm
Inspirational Conversations with TriNet Customers
  • Deepa Gandhi, Co-Founder & COO, Dagne Dover
  • Alison Bergen, CEO, Aerosoles
  • Ariella Shoham, Vice President of Marketing, Aidoc
  • Caroline Blavet, VP of Global Client Strategy, Dailymotion
  • Andrew Eisbrouch, COO & General Counsel, Abrams Media (Mediaite, Law&Crime Network, The Mary Sue)
  • Mary Howard, Owner, MHS Artists
  • Nate Forster, Co-Founder and CEO, NEOU
  • Flori Marquez, Co-Founder & SVP of Operations, BlockFi
  • Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet
4:00pm
Being Brave & Resilient
  • Annie Leibovitz, World-Renowned Photographer
  • Daniel Powter, World Renowned Singer/Songwriter
  • Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet
4:20pm
Special Performance: Daniel Powter
  • Daniel Powter, World Renowned Singer/Songwriter
4:25pm
Closing Remarks
  • Michael Mendenhall, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer/Chief Communications Officer, TriNet

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