Board of Advisors
Chairman, Co-CEO & Founder of Salesforce
Marc Benioff is Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Salesforce and a pioneer of cloud computing.
Under Benioff’s leadership, Salesforce is the fastest-growing top-five enterprise software company and the #1 provider of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software globally.
Benioff was named “Innovator of the Decade” by Forbes, ranked #3 on Fortune’s 2017 “Businessperson of the Year” list, and recognized as one of the World’s 25 Greatest Leaders by Fortune and 15 Best-Performing CEOs by Harvard Business Review. For his leadership on equality, Benioff has been honored by GLAAD, the Billie Jean King Leadership Initiative and Variety Magazine with its EmPOWerment Award.
A member of the World Economic Forum (“WEF”) Board of Trustees, Benioff serves as the inaugural Chair of WEF’s Forum Center for the Fourth Industrial Revolution in San Francisco. Benioff also serves as Chair of Salesforce.org, which redefined corporate philanthropy by donating 1% of Salesforce’s equity, product and time to its communities.
Benioff received a B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California, where he is on its Board of Trustees.
Partner and Board Member
Tony Robbins is a world-renowned peak performance strategist and author of #1 New York Times Bestseller “Money: Master the Game.” After becoming a client of AB401(k), Tony decided to join as a partner and lend his voice to our unique, low-cost approach. Over the past 34 years, over 50 million people have invested in his audio/video programs and more than 4 million people have attended his live seminars. He has been honored by Accenture as one of “The top 50 Business Intellectuals in the World”; by Harvard Business Press as one of the “Top Business Gurus”; by American Express as one of the “Top Six Business Leaders in the World” to coach its entrepreneurial clients; and by Forbes as a “Top 100 Celebrity”.
CEO, The Female Quotient
Shelley Zalis is an internationally-renowned thought leader for advancing equality in the workplace. As the first female chief executive of a company ranked in the research industry’s top 25, she changed the game, helped elevate feminine strengths in the workplace, and has devoted herself to becoming a mentor and role model to women and leaders in her industry.
Today, as CEO of The Female Quotient, Zalis is advancing gender equality across industries with the Girls’ Lounge: a pop-up experience at conferences across the globe, such as The World Economic Forum, Cannes Lions and the Consumer Electronics Show, as well as within companies. She is also leading initiatives within corporations by activating solutions for change with The Female Quotient’s Equality Bootcamps.
Zalis is an admired speaker and member of the Washington Speakers Bureau, as well as a skilled moderator who has interviewed influencers such as Katie Couric, Halle Berry, Gwyneth Paltrow, Sheryl Sandberg, Arianna Huffington and others on topics related to equality and leadership. Zalis authors a Forbes column that provides inspiration and advice for women looking to rise up into leadership positions from the “messy middle” of middle management. She is the co-founder of #SeeHer, a movement led by the Association of National Advertisers (ANA) to increase the percentage of accurate portrayals of women and girls in advertising and media. Zalis is also on the Board of Directors for MAKERS.
A firm believer in giving back with generosity, Zalis is building her legacy around tapping into the power of collaboration to transform workplace culture so that all people feel like they belong.
Courtney and Carter Reum
Courtney and Carter Reum are the co-founders of M13, an investment company and brand development foundry with a mission to use a platform approach of institutionalizing repeatable behaviors to empower good ideas to become great companies. M13 launched in 2016 after the brothers sold their liquor company to a multi-billion dollar strategic acquirer. M13 has invested in companies such as Ring, Lyft, Cabify, Warby Parker, Bonobos, Pinterest, Space X, ClassPass, Daily Harvest and others.
Through the success of their liquor company they have built a strong network of fellow founders that gave them access to seed investments. Courtney and Carter have been named Goldman Sachs’ 100 most Intriguing Entrepreneurs the last four years which have led to many of their investments.
Courtney and Carter hold a B.A. with distinction from Columbia University in New York and are both alumni of Harvard Business School. Carter was appointed to the LACMA Board of Trustees as he has vested interest in shaping the cultural landscape of Los Angeles while Courtney is an active member of the Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and has served as the President of the Bel-Air Chapter.
In July of 2017, Los Angeles Mayor, Eric Garcetti, hand selected Courtney & Carter to work on the City’s branding initiatives and partner engagements as part of the Mayor’s office EIR program. The Executive in Residence program is an independent project created to build new opportunities for local designers, artists, and manufacturers and the knowledge & experience that Courtney & Carter offer is unmatched.
Most recently, Courtney and Carter wrote a National Bestselling book, Shortcut Your Startup with Simon & Schuster (endorsed by Tony Robbins, Arianna Huffington, Blake Mycoskie and Steve Case) in January 2018 in order to share their insights and empower the next generation of entrepreneurs.