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  • Merv Adelson - one of founders of Lorimar Productions
  • Jacob Agam - Investor. [1] Chairman of Vertical Group.[2] Involved in XYBR. [3][4]
  • Deepak Agarwal - Founder & CEO of
  • Amit Sriramka Agrawal - Founder & CEO of Entit Consultancy Services Private Limited. Senior IT consultant with global exposure from countries like USA, CANADA, India. Past experience in Infosys. Partner in various government initiatives of different e-governance projects. Also an author.[5],[6]
  • Stewart Allen - Pioneer in XML/B2B Integration. Founding CTO at webMethods and AddThis.
  • Robert Afshar - President & Founder of Leadclick Media, Inc., also founded & presided over Legal Resource Inc., a source for online "How To" legal information
  • Amador Aguiar - Founder of Banco Bradesco (one of three big banks of Brazil) and Fundação Bradesco (most big education program in Brazil).
  • Mustaq Ahmad - Founder of Mustafa shopping center in Singapore
  • Tim Alborn - (req. 12-16-2009) - American professor of history, CUNY Lehman. Founder of Harriet Records, Cambridge, MA in 1989. [2] Related to Wikipedia article: [3]
  • Paul J. Alessi - Actor/Producer, known for the TLC Waterfalls Video, the Amazing Race Season 1, the Boondock Saints II and Ten 'Til Noon.
  • Mohammed Alhammad - CEO and President of Albayan Holding Company in Saudi Arabia
  • Michael Aloyan - self made millionaire that opened the first hotel and casino in one in Compton, California (Crystal Park Hotel and casino)
  • Maria Helen Alvarez - with Jack Wrather, was co-owner of Wrather-Alvarez Productions, which owned television stations in Tulsa and San Diego, as well as the Disneyland Hotel
  • Monem Alyaser - Entrepreneur, Inventor of a clean coal technology
  • Afzaal Ameer - President & Founder of The Knight Labs, Inc.[4], also founded & presided over 3imension[5], The App Castle, Techademy[6], a designer, a developer, an animator, a speaker and also runs a blog @ [7]
  • Jerry Anders - Creator of graphical mail (, in legal trouble with Google and Sun
  • Elisabeth Anheuser-Busch - Wife of Adolphus Busch (Founder of Anheuser-Busch)
  • Adam Anicich - Founder of Armada Asset Management, LLC, UMD Doctor of Management, and author of the 4% Theory that explains Army Recruiting and Retention. Is a contributor to the US Army Recruiting Commanders Course and has been recognized Army-wide.
  • Yasmine Alexandra Arrington - 19 year old Founder of ScholarCHIPS For Children of Incarcerated Parents, has given over $10,000 in scholarships. Awarded a personal Resolution from the DC Council Board in 2011, selected as a Making a Difference (MAD) Girl by Black Girls Rock Incorporated and Black Entertainment Television October 2012, Jack Kent Cooke Scholar, awarded 2012 Linowes leadership Award, Jefferson Award for Community Service, featured in the Washington Post twice, WAMU Radio. Poet, blogger, motivational speaker, and radio personality.
  • Zia Attala - First chaldean to immigrate to America in 1895. Owned a hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Moved back to Iraq and opened Zia House Hotel, one of the most famous hotels in Baghdad in the early 20th century.
  • Robert Kevin Ellis - English born Investor in aviation, tourism and telecommunications. One of his many ventures include Air Timor[7] ,which conducts charter flights to Timor Leste. He was murdered in October 2014 by five hit men, his wife and mother of two children ordered the hit in order to gain financial benefit from his Investments. This case is widely publicised in Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand as the trial is still ongoing for premeditated murder. [8]

[9] Sunday Night televised a special program about the murder. [10] [11]


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[17] [Special Recognition Awards Justin Blankenship – Internet/Web & Social Media Concept Fourth Annual Winners - 2014 St. Peterbsurg Collge] [18] [19] [20] [21].

  • Claude Boiron - Real Estate Broker, Author, Educator, and Land Developer. Currently with Royal LePage Terrequity Realty.
  • Erica Brescia - Co-founder and COO of Bitnami, wife of Jono Bacon.
  • Jim Bruene - Finance blogger, consultant, and founder of Online Financial Innovations and Finovate
  • Jeremy Bullmore CBE - Pivotal Advertising/Marketing figure. He is a non-executive director of WPP. He was Chair of both J Walter Thompson and The Advertising Association. Writes a regular column in The Guardian newspaper.
  • Nick Bunzl- Executive Director of Israel Policy Forum
  • Sir William Parker Burton - Skipper of the 1920 and 1934 America's Cup challenge. Managing Director and Proprieter of Burton, Son & Sanders Ltd (National specialist in products for the bakery and confectionery trades and traditional bakery and grocery business). Brother of Sir Bunnell Henry Burton.
  • Sir Bunnell Henry Burton - Chairman and Proprieter of Burton, Son & Sanders Ltd (National specialist in products for the bakery and confectionery trades and traditional bakery and grocery business). Mayor of Ipswich. Chairman of the Governors of Ipswich School. Brother of Sir William Parker Burton.
  • Ali Bushehri - Founder of RacerTimes, executive producer of the short film The Racer , finance executive of Ruyan commercial group Bahrain and share holder of Ruyan commercial Group.
  • Sedef M Buyukataman - Global Intern/CoOp Program Manager, Cisco Systems.
  • David Bolz - Founder and President of First Class Facility Management, LLC, a vertically integrated commercial cleaning organization that is currently being audited for ISSA Cleaning Industry Management Standard (CIMS) certification, the first consensus-based management standard for the cleaning industry.
  • Ajay Bijli - Chairman of PVR Cinemas[22]
  • (Late) Ebrahim Bawany - Founded Ayesha Bawany Academy, Founded Ayesha Bawany Waqf, Former CEO of Bawany Group Industries, Author, and Billionaire.
  • Bhagat Mehar - Founder and CEO and co-founder of VzoomIn and Founder of Standout, also National President - Women Cell, Bharatiya Bahujan Party.


  • Cox Jane Dr - Speaker, wealth psychology expert, author, "The Dr Jane Cox Fast Forward Framework" [23] and "Eleven Letters To Change Your Life" [24], motivational speaker, creator of the personal development programmes "180/180 - Turn Your Life Around in 180 days", "LIFE Dynamics", and "Breakthrough Now!", contributor to numerous newspaper, magazines, and TV


  • Nicholas D'Agostino Sr. is the founder of New York City's famous D'Agostino Supermarkets. D'Agostino founded the grocery chain in 1932 and 83 years later, the chain is still held within the D'Agostino family and referred to as "New York's Grocer". Aside from a businessman remembered for his achievement of the American Dream, D'Agostino was widely regarded as a generous humanitarian and philanthropist. [33], [34], [35], [36]




* Matt Giamela - Owner and operator of Giamela's Sub Sandwiches
  • Mark F. Gibbins - President of DME Corporation
  • Gwilym ML Gibbons - Founder and CEO of Creative Help
  • Rajesh Gill - Trader, known as "7 to 7 man", won landmark judgment of 20 million pounds against MF Global for fraud
  • Ted Gilvar - Chief Marketing Officer/ Vice President of Monster Worldwide. As CMO "he oversees all aspects of Monster Worldwide’s marketing strategy and execution globally. Over his more than 20 years of experience in advertising and marketing, Mr. Gilvar has led successful campaigns, re-branding initiatives and new product launches for some of the world’s best brands. Most recently, he was Executive Vice President and Senior Director at BBDO in New York where he headed the Monster account as well as the accounts of other major organizations and corporations."
  • Ann Godbehere - Previously CFO of Swiss Re Group and Northern Rock
  • Greg Goode - Founder of Ignis Oil and Vitruvius Art. Since retiring to France in 2008, both businesses are now run by his sons.
  • Dee Dee Gordon - One of the founders of Look-Look
  • Chris Gorman - The multi-millionaire founder of Gadget Shop
  • James V. Green - Director of Hinman CEOS Program at University of Maryland
  • Melvin Greenberg - Founder of Miami Law Firm Greenberg Traurig
  • John Colin Grogan - Innovator in Sales, Group Head of Silverdene
  • Naren Gupta - Co-founder of Nexus Venture Partners & Co-founder of Integrated Systems Inc (IPO, acquired by Intel). 1 2 3
  • Puneet Gupta - Director of Indigo Care
  • Marc Guberti - Teenager Entrepreneur, Author, And Blogger


kenny handkammer - chief mechanic of red bull, newly snatched up by Tesla



  • Yoni Jacobs- Executive Director & Chief Investment Strategist of Chart Prophet LLC. Author, "Gold Bubble: How To Profit From The Impending Collapse of Gold". [78][79]
  • Christian James - Founder of Creative Management Agency.[80], Creative Management Agency CMA is responsible for securing Designers for, Freelance Projects, Collaborations, Licensing, Sponsorship, and Executive & Creative Placement.
  • Dan Jester- Retired Goldman Sachs banker who served as advisor to Secretary of the Treasury Henry Paulson during the 2008 financial crisis. [81][82]
  • Ayman Zakaria Jomaa - CEO of The Telecommunication company Jomaa Group [83] & son in law of Politician Nabih Berry - Speaker of the Parliament in Lebanon [ [84] ]
  • Peter A. Joseph- President of Israel Policy Forum
  • John Jubilee - President of Jubilee Transformations
  • James C. Justice II - Billionaire Coal Magnate; Owner of James C. Justice Companies, Inc.
  • Jain Parag - Founder, Aspire Interior & Furnishing (


  • Davy Kestens - 23-year-old serial entrepreneur who recently raised $1.2M for his third business and went viral in European press
  • Wallace Key - Better known as Wally Key, has consistently inspired tremendous growth in several Chamber Of Commerce's including Northeast Tarrant County, Northwest Chamber in Oklahoma City [91] and most recently was named President to the Saginaw, TX Chamber Of Commerce,][
  • Raza Khan (MyRichUncle) - Co-Founder and President of MyRichUncle Student Loan Company NASDAQ: UNCL
  • Sharifa Khan - current President & CEO for Balmoral Marketing Inc.
  • Qais al-Khonji- Chairman of few companies
  • Paul Kirwin - Founder of eXperticity, Founder and CEO of Channel Signal
  • Marnin Kligfeld- owner of (what) software firm
  • Steven Kollar - founder of 30 different companies in America
  • Randy Komisar - author, entrepreuner, founding director Tivo, former CEO LucasArts Entertainment
  • Kumar Konanur - co-founded Yipkon Business Sytems in 1978
  • German A. Korobov- Soviet weapons designer responsible for TKB line of weapons systems
  • Felipe Korzenny- Director, Center for Hispanic Marketing Communication, Florida State University; Founder of Hispanic and Asian Marketing Communication Research, and Co-Founder of Cheskin. Pioneer in US Multicultural Marketing. Author of "Hispanic Marketing: Connecting with the New Latino Consumer" and many other publications.
  • Bob Koski - Co-founder of Sun Hydraulics (NASDAQ:SNHY). Known for introducing a radical — and wildly successful — bottom-up management philosophy that formed the basis of several Harvard Business School case studies. Founder of the software company nMetric, which offers dynamic scheduling software serving complex manufacturing environments.
  • Pavan Kota - CEO of KINDUZ Consulting
  • Elizabeth Krukosky - Founder and CEO of Cool Fire Technologies, LLC
  • Juris A. Kupris- CEO of Juris Kupris Fitness LLC, Juris Kupris Training LLC, Your Fitness Company LLC. Specializing in the production of Exercise videos [92]
  • Edward B. Kurpis - Co-Founder of cable television network CNBC; Founding Vice President of Finance and Administration for NBC's Cable and Business Development division; Former member of the Board of Directors of A&E network, Court TV network (now TruTV); NBC-Cablevision Executive Partnership Board governing operations of American Movie Classics, Bravo, and 10 regional sports networks.
  • Balasubramaniyam Kandaswamy - C.E.O. & Co-Founder of Contus Support Interactive (
  • Harjinder Singh Kukreja - Restaurateur, Bakery Owner, First Sikh to Skydive with the Turban, Social Activist, Creator of the largest religious SMS blog [56][57][58][59][60][61][62][63][64][65][66][67]


  • Nicole Rodrigues Larsen - Nicole Rodrigues Larsen is a celebrity and socialite in Dubai, UAE . An ex model and a fantastic entrepreneur Nicole relocated to Dubai from Copenhagen in 2003 and lives with her husband Henrik Larsen and two children Victoria and Victor in the prestigious Palm Jumeriah . One of the big names in the media industry Nicole runs the super successful multimillion dollar business Diva models. She also under her group of companies holds and operates Diva Holdings, Diva Ladies spa, Diva Laundry and NM investments.
  • Roy Larsen - President of Time, Inc.
  • Marianna Latsis - daughter of the late Greek shipping tycoon Yiannis Latsis and one of the hairs of his fortune (see also Spiros Latsis).
  • Jasmine Lawrence - Teenage President and CEO of EDEN BodyWorks. A company she started at age 13 that makes all natural hair and body care products.
  • Jun "John" Lee - Founder and namesake of Lee Law Firm - attorney-in-law, environmental lawyer, and entreprenueur; has worked with many corporations and companies, including INFINIA, and their Sterling Engine technologies
  • Edward T. Lewis (businessperson) - Edward T. Lewis - (Essence Communications) Chairman/CEO of Essence Communications Inc., a diversified, multi-million dollar corporation. One of the most successful and diverse African American-owned communications companies in the United States.Chairman, Magazine Publishers of America, TransAfrica Forum; board of directors, Black Council on Africa, Rheeland Foundation, Negro Ensemble of New York City; trustee, Tuskegee University, Leadership Council of the Tanenbaum Center for Interreligious Understanding, Teachers College of Columbia University.
  • Hyung Khu Lim - CEO of Samsung Advanced Institute of Technology
  • Robert Liodice - President and CEO of Association of National Advertisers (ANA)
  • Hernan Lopez - President and CEO of Fox International Channels. Under his tenure, FOX grew from 3 to 300 television channels around the world, under the Fox, Fox SPorts, Fox Life, National Geographic and Star brands, generating $2.5bn in annual revenue.
  • David H. Long - President and CEO of Liberty Mutual Holding Company Inc.
  • Richard Lorenzen - CEO of Fifth Avenue Brands, speaker and media personality. Contributor to Forbes and Fox Business. Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 List 2014 candidate. See for media clips and press references.
  • Jonathan Lu - CEO of Alibaba Group
  • Dan Lufkin - Co-founder of Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette and Questor Partners



  • Henry Nguyen - Vietnamese-American venture capitalist notable for bringing McDonalds to Vietnam and leading a new ownership group that bought a new MLS expansion franchise.[162][163][164][165]


  • Thomas F. Olin, Jr. - Co-Chief Executive Officer and President of Archway Cookies, Incorporated.
  • Cherry Onglatco - Chief Executive Officer of Health Guard Care
  • Leif Östling - Chief Executive Officer of Scania AB
  • Preston Ochsner - Vice President of Frontier Utilities
  • Joseph Orlickly - inventor of MRP
  • Warren Osborn - Warren Osborn is a serial entrepreneur who has founded and led numerous companies. His businesses have designed, produced and sold hundreds of millions of units and penetrated 80+% of American households and spanned to dozens of countries. One of Warren’s recent companies, Braven, brought innovative features to portable speakers: waterproof, shock resistance, true high fidelity wireless (separate left and right channels wirelessly), and the speaker doubling as a power-bank to recharge other portable devices. In 2013, Warren is a passionate product inventor and holder of numerous patents, including the Blu-ray disc package, which realized worldwide adoption and created the global standard for high definition media. Another of his companies became the world leader in gift card packaging.

He has founded companies in consumer products, supply chain management, manufacturing, technology, media, fashion, packaging, home appliances. He and his companies have received numerous awards including the 2nd fastest growing company in Utah, the 11th fastest growing consumer products company in the United States (Inc. 500), Businessman of the Year Award, and Best M&A Transaction in the USA (Small Markets, 2013). In addition to being a entrepreneur, Warren is an active venture and growth equity investor, having invested in more than 40 private companies. He also founded The Seastone Foundation, a philanthropic organization, to provide medical and other aid to disadvantaged children. Warren received a B.A. in Chinese from Brigham Young University (graduating in X year) and an MBA from Duke, Fuqua School of Business (graduating 1999).

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  • Duncan J. Palmer - senior vice president of Owens-Corning, Inc. See
  • Ralph L. Palmer - manager of the IBM Poughkeepsie Engineering Laboratory
  • Kumar Parakala - CEO KPMG (
  • Hadi Partovi - Internet entrepreneur (iLike, Tellme) and angel investor (DropBox, Zappos, Facebook). See [167] and [168]
  • Diane Pearson - shareholder and CFP at Legend Financial Advisors, Inc.
  • Ian Pegler - CEO of Little Chef
  • Gordon Pell. Board member of the The Royal Bank of Scotland Group and Chief Executive of Coutts & Co
  • John A. Peters V- CEO of Shatter Box Inc.
  • Timothy Pethick - Australian Entrepreneur, nudie drinks founder
  • Herb H. Peyton - founder and President of the Gate Petroleum Co.
  • Keyvan Peymani - Managing Director, Digital Strategy Division ICM Partners.
  • William L. Phelan - Surety Underwriter at Cincinnati Financial, famous Elder High School graduate
  • Darin Phillips - Author of several books on training and counseling activities, presenter at national conferences on customer insight, and consultant on competency-based human resources (talent management) best practices
  • Brandon Piety - Co-founder and current Chief Operations Officer of PartnersHub, LLC.
  • Craig Pisaris-Henderson - Serial Entrepreneur, Founder & CEO of (NASDAQ: FWHT) first publicly traded PPC search engine and first publicly traded performance-base SEO firm, Founder & CEO of MIVA, Inc. (NADSAQ: MIVA), built one of the largest performance base marketing PPC networks in the world after acquiring Espotting, Founder & CEO of Lexos Media (parent Company of Cursor Marketing and AdBull), contributing associate with Kelly Allan Associates, one of the original pioneers of SEO dating back to 1996, created first pay-for-placement local business directory ( - 1996), one of the original pioneers of PPC, creator of the cursor ad, early adopter and pioneer of online behavioral analytics and first to introduce a post-click analytic solution for the PPC market, lead over $250 Million in global M&A, created global partnerships with many of the world's largest companies such as Lycos, Verizon and Mitsui, Winner of the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award. See [169], [170], [171], [172], [173], [174], [175], [176],

[177], [178], [179], [180],[181], [182],[183],[184],[185],[186], and [187], [188], [189], [190], [191], [192]

  • Mark Pitts - The president of Urban Music at RCA Records and CEO of ByStorm Entertainment. Mark Pitts is also the former manager of The Notorious B.I.G. He now helps manage the careers of artists like Miguel and J. Cole [193], [194], [195], [196], [197], [198], [199], [200]
  • Dan Porter - Internet entrepreneur (OMGPOP, Ticketweb. Worked for Richard Branson and early employee and eventually first President of Teach For America. Creator of the hit mobile game Draw Something. Known for hiring back laid off employees so they would benefit when company was sold for $200mm. See [201] and [202]. Also: [203], [204] and [205]
  • Troy Post - Insurance executive and financier in Texas, 1950s and 60s.
  • David Postings - CEO of Welcome Finance
  • Kenneth W. Price - CEO of CHF Enterprises
  • Bob Proctor - (July 5th, 1934) Chairman and Co-Founder of Proctor Gallagher Institute. He is an author, speaker, consultant, coach and mentor. He was featured in the movie, The Secret as a proponent of the Law of Attraction philosophy. His biggest book success has come from a book called You Were Born Rich. He was once an owner of an international custodial service company he founded but his start in the industry came from working directly with Earl Nightingale, the "Dean of Personal Development" who authored The Strangest Secret and created an ongoing radio program of the same name that lasted between 1950 and 1969. See [68] and [69]


  • Shafat Qazi - founder and CEO, BQE Software; creator, BillQuick, Time Tracking and Billig Software
  • Mark K. Quarles - computer programmer, insurance agent, owner of CALIAN PARK Inc.




  • Scott Tannen - Founder & CEO of Boll & Branch[70], Founder and former President of Funtank and Candystand which was sold to Publishers Clearing House in 2010 [71]
  • Monique Tatum - CEO of Beautiful Planning Marketing & PR and creator of The Reality of FASHION The Reality of AIDS Celebrity Reality Star runway show. Celebrity and Event Publicist. Quoted in Business Week Article Company WebsiteSocial Media Today Article
  • Don Dilum Tharaka Kothalawala - Managing Director & CEO of Key-School of English, Sri Lanka </> and also he is a poet, a novelist & a Teacher of English. </>
  • Stanley R. Tanka - CFO of Clif bar Inc.
  • Stanley G. Tate - Florida entrepreneur. CEO and founder of Tate Enterprises. Former Chairman of RTC under the Clinton Administration. Chairman of the Board of Ameribid. [72]. Founder and former Chairman of the Florida Prepaid College Fund.
  • Bill Taylor - Bill Taylor is a London, Ontario native with a notably successful career in the automotive industry that spanned 38 years. Following his retirement, Taylor accepted a new role as President of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama on July 1, 2009. Prior to joining EDPA, he was President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, located in central Alabama. Taylor joined MBUSI in 1993, when the company first opened in the state. He played an essential role in the start-up of the new plant, driving production for five years and eventually becoming president of the company in 1999. Taylor was also instrumental in the establishment of the Mercedes Production System, which is now a global standard for all Mercedes-Benz plants in achieving only the highest levels of quality and efficiency. Taylor oversaw the plant’s $600-million expansion, which was completed at the end of 2004, as well as the beginning of a $300-million expansion underway to prepare for successor models. The plant employs more than 3,000 Team Members – significantly more than the 1,500 originally planned back in 1993. As president of one of the best-known companies in the state, Taylor was often called on to meet with prospective companies considering Alabama for new facilities. He also worked with communities and regions across the state, offering input and advice on economic development efforts. Prior to becoming president of the Economic Development Partnership of Alabama, Taylor did his time in the "trenches", serving on the EDPA Board of Directors from 2000 to 2009 and was actively involved in Alabama’s economic development efforts through participation in a number of state and local initiatives concerning workforce development, community growth and retention and expansion methods in regards to existing industry.
  • Vadim Telyatnikov - Pennsylvania entrepreneur. Founder and CEO of LiftDNA, sold to OpenX in 2012.[73]
  • Richard K. Templeton - CEO of Texas Instruments
  • David Tesler - Entrepreneur, Co-Founder of GoForge
  • George C Tilyou Namesake of Asbury Park, NJ icon Tillie, inventor, also named in many articles. [[273]]
  • Gary Toomey - CEO of Jet Airways, former CEO of Ansett Airways, former Chief Financial Officer of Qantas
  • Gary Triano - (req. 2009-07-27) - Developer in Tucson, Arizona during its period of growth. Was murdered by a bomb on November 1, 1996. His ex-wife and her lover are suspects. Notable criminal case and Tucson developer
  • Henry Tufo - Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Colorado at Boulder
  • Keith Turley - (req 2007-05-13) - president of Arizona Public Service, member of Phoenix 40, responsible for the placement of Palo Verde Nuclear Plant
  • Sara Tye - is the founder and Managing Director of redheadPR, chairman of I Am Woman and the Director Consultant of BNI along with this she is also a public speaker and a writer. Sara is an award winning top 500 international PR, and Evening Standard Green PR of London. She has nearly 30 years of communications expertise and was a finalist in the first Cosmopolitan Women of the Year Awards in 1999. Sara headed up communications at Yellow Pages where she was instrumental in the development and management of the philanthropic Best Practice process. Following on from this, Sara became a member of the European Foundation of Quality Management and spent three years managing the personal PR at home and abroad of globally for The Body Shop founder, the late Dame Anita Roddick. Her credibility increased as she took The Body Shop online in 1992, as well as developing expertise in crisis situations such as the Ken Saro-Wiwa campaign against Shell. [74] [75] [76] [77] [78]
  • Bernard J. Tyson - CEO & Chairman of Kaiser Permanente



  • Alysha Del Valle - KABC-TV meteorologist.
  • Norman B. Vansile - President Trannon Corp.; Detroit Philanthropist
  • Goran Varaklic - Founder & CEO of MDG Computers
  • Dilip Vellodi - CEO and Chairman, Sutherland Gobal Services
  • Edwin J Venner - (req. 2012-04-01) - Founded Venners in 1896 ( Came from a brewing family which owned Forest Hill Brewery in London and approximately 80 pubs between London and Brighton. A qualified chartered accountant who developed a specialised stocktaking system. He assisted and advised the government regarding alcohol and the defence of the Realm Act 1914 and was knighted in recognition of his service to the licensed trade in 1951. The Business of Adding Value, Published by Christie Group 2004
  • Kal Vepuri - Founder & Chairman of The Trisiras Group
  • Roger Ver - Bitcoin Angel Investor & Founder of Memory Dealers. Sources listed at
  • Lew Veraldi (Former Ford vice president who led the team that produced the first Taurus in 1986)
  • Edward and Lynn Via - Roanoke, VA owner of printing and publishing interests (formerly owned Claypool Comics), gives substantial sums to various political campaigns including $150,000 to VA Republican gubernatorial candidate Bob McDonnell as top individual donor to the campaign.
  • Patrick Viguerie - McKinsey director, author of several articles and a book.
  • Idar Vollvik - Founder of Idar Vollvik Invest AS; serial entrepreneur that made Euro 100 million in 2004 when he sold Chess Communication to TeleSoniera
  • Manu K. Vora - Chairman and President, Business Excellence, Inc., a global quality management consulting firm. Recipient of multiple awards in the quality field from American Society for Quality (ASQ). Also involved in numerous philanthropic endeavors, including founding the Blind Foundation for India.


  • Rob Walling - author of Start Small, Stay Small: A Developer's Guide to Launching a Startup (2010), host of Startups for the Rest of Us (2010), founder of MicroConf (2011) and email marketing software Drip (2013) .

The son of an electrician and a receptionist, Rob was born in 1974 and grew up in the San Francisco bay area during the rise of the personal computer. After graduating from the University of California, Davis in the late 1990s, Rob worked as a freelance developer and consultant, but began launching small software products during his night and weekend hours. With a number of failed attempts in the early 2000s, he experienced his first notable success with invoicing software DotNetInvoice, followed by a series of other micro successes that lead him to start a community of software founders using the descriptor "Micropreneurs." Soon after, in 2010, he started a podcast with Mike Taber that became one of the most popular startup podcasts in iTunes, called Startups for the Rest of Us, as well as an annual gathering of self-funded startup founders, MicroConf, held annually in both Las Vegas and Prague. Rob has become known for promoting the idea of self-funding small software startup ideas instead of taking venture capital, as is the norm in most of the tech startup world.

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Date requested: 12 Sep. 2014 Bio: South African property investor and app developer. Born in Pretoria, South Africa on 21 December 1982. Notability: South African property investor; App of the year awards 2014; Public Speaker; Business Person; References: [292] [293] [294] [295] [296]


  • Eric Yaverbaum - Best Selling Author of "PR For Dummies" and "Leadership Secrets of the World's Most Successful CEO'S" and PR Agency Owner (Ericho Communications)
  • Chee Siew Yaw - Founder Otto Marine Pte Ltd and also owns Sihayo Gold. Chairs Perdana Parkcity, a Kuala Lumpur condo developer that is part of logging group Samling, owned by his father, Yaw Teck Seng, and brother Chee Ming, both among Malaysia's richest.
  • Oleg Yefimov - Founder and CEO of Dissident Ltd.
  • Kaan Yigit - founder and president of Solutions Research Group Consultants Inc.
  • Peter Yip - Executive Chairman of the Board and CEO, CDC Software. founder of Yipkon Business Systems. Sold to MCI Worldcom in 1987. [298][299][300]
  • Yu Yongda - eminent Chinese economist based at Tsinghua University, advisor to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, head of the State Council's leadership oversight committee


  • Joseph Zada - US businessman currently being sued by Sergei Fedorov and others regarding failure to pay back money invested to him ($60 million US dollars). Zada claims the money was a loan and repayment has been delayed due to "a sad time in our economy" [301]
  • Ron Zarella - An executive of General Motors
  • Sylvain Zimmer - Founder of Jamendo
  • Arvind Saxena - Director at Hyundai Motor India Limited
  • Klaas Zwart - Dutch businessman and racing driver; founded Petroline 1980 [302]; holder of 9 US patents; owner Ascari Cars


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