UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Shaping Leaders, Driving Results

UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Speaker Series

The Center for Entrepreneurial Studies in conjunction with the Dean's Speaker Series and MBA Entrepreneurship Club invites successful corporate and entrepreneurial leaders from around the world to share their experiences.

Examples of Past Speakers

Lex Alexander

Former Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Wellspring Grocery Company (now Whole Foods)
Chapel Hill, NC

Ron Alsop

Reporter, Wall Street Journal
New York, NY

Peyton Anderson

Chief Executive Officer, Affinergy
Research Triangle Park, NC

Amy Woods Brinkley

Chief Risk Officer at Bank of America
Charlotte, NC

David Brooks

Op-Ed Columnist New York Times
New York, NY

Martin Cortes

Chief Executive Officer, SCI e-Marketing
Buenos Aries, Argentina

Dr. John Didsbury, PhD

President and CEO of Chem Codes
Durham, NC

Manny Friedman

Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Company
Washington, DC

Alston Gardner

Founder Principal, Fulcrum Ventures
Atlanta, Georgia

Susan Gravely

Founder and CEO, Vietra
Hillsborough, NC

Isaac Green

President and Chief Executive Officer, Piedmont Investment Advisors, Limited Liability Corporation
Durham, NC

Webb Hayes

Vice Chairman, Friedman, Billings, Ramsey & Company
Washington, DC

David Kidder

Co-founder, Director and Chief Operating Officer, Renaissance Integrated Solutions
Armonk, NY

Gary Kirby

Former Brand Manager, GlaxoSmithKline
Research Triangle Park, NC

Chris Lynch

Attorney, Wyrick Robbins, LLP
Raleigh, NC

Scott Maitland

Owner, Top of the Hill Restaurant
Chapel Hill, NC

Richard McCarthy

Founder and President, MAC Development
Chicago, IL

Hugh McColl

Former Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of America
Charlotte, NC

Dr. Fran Meyer

Vice President, Enterprise Development, AM Pappas and Associates
Research Triangle Park, NC

Mike Miles

Managing Principal and Portfolio Manager, Guggenheim Partners Real Estate
Chapel Hill, NC

George Perkins

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Frontier Spinning Mills, Inc.
Sanford, NC

Phil Phillips

Founder, First Factors (now a division of General Electric)
High Point, NC

Brian Reynolds

Managing Partner, Chatham Capital
Atlanta, GA

Ed Rogers

Barbour, Griffin and Rogers (former Deputy Chief of White House)
Washington, DC

Ronnie Rothstein

Chief Executive Officer, Klienfeld Bridal Incorporated
Brooklyn, NY

Phil Sheridan

Dept of Commerce, State of North Carolina
Raleigh, NC

Fred Smith

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Express
Memphis, TN

Dr. Scott Uknes

Crop Solution
Research Triangle Park, NC

Mara Urshel

President, Klienfeld Bridal Incorporated
Brooklyn, NY

Steve Van Dyke

Chief Executive Officer, Bar Harbour Management Company
New York, NY

Doug Vaughn

President, Vietri
Hillsborough, NC

Barbara Walton

Chief Financial Officer, Frontier Spinning Mills, Incorporated
Sanford, NC