Gustavo is a global branding specialist and graphic designer from Buenos Aires. He is Founder of Menos es Mas, a studio where he develops branding and image strategies for different clients in Argentina, Chile, USA, Canada, France, Germany and Spain.
In 2002 he founded Nobrand, a company that transformed the Argentine identity into a product. He currently manages consultancy and branding for corporate clients and institutions internationally. In 2009 he won the national contest for the Argentine Bicentennial brand. In 2010 he created the first official coin ever designed by a branding studio in Argentina’s history: the current 2 pesos coin.
Watch his 2015 TEDx on Building Collective Regional Identities.
José is a Spanish basketball executive and a former professional basketball point-guard, who played with the Spanish team from the 2002 Indianapolis World Cup until his retirement in 2016. With the Spain National team, he won the World title in 2006, two Olympic silver medals in 2008 and 2012, as well as a bronze medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics. From 2003 until 2019 he played in the NBA, including the 2018 season in Cleveland where he won the Eastern Conference title.
José works extensively with UNICEF, the United Nations foundation dedicated to assisting children and mothers in developing countries. He has been named ambassador for the organization, one of several NBA players bestowed with that honor. He has spent time raising funds and awareness for the foundation, and traveled on its behalf to Zambia, Serbia, Niger, Lebanon, among other places to participate in programs dedicated to helping local communities.
José runs his own charity that has a mission to instill sportsmanship in the youngsters, and a vision to help build a healthier and more just society.
José is the loving husband of Ana, and proud father of three handsome young boys. They live in New York city.
Saji is a serial entrepreneur, adviser, philanthropist, and founder of Tradex International; sold to Fortune 100 company Cardinal Health in 2015. Saji has over 30 years of experience and expertise in the healthcare industry and holds various awards and accolades including multiple Inc., 5000, Cleveland State University Distinguished Alumni and Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year (2009). Saji currently is the Chairman of Vanguard International Solutions and serves on several Corporate and Foundation boards. He is also the President of the Matthew Daniel Foundation and serves on the Council of Advocates for the Kevin Love Fund. Saji and his family enjoy world travel and share time in Cleveland, OH and Miami, FL.
Marcello is a cardiologist from Italy who has been practicing for forty years at several Cleveland hospitals.
Marcello is also well known within the local art community as a fine art photographer; he has regularly exhibited his work at several Cleveland venues and at IMAGES Art Gallery, which he has opened and he operates in Lakewood, Ohio.
He has been Board Member on the Lakewood Hospital Foundation, the Cleveland Academy of Medicine, BayArts, the Cleveland Collective Artist Network, the Cenacolo and several other Boards, always supporting valuable medical, humanitarian and artistic projects aimed at improving the quality and the outcome of our existence locally and elsewhere, often by contributing personal art works.
Dr. Mellino is very proud of his two adult sons, is always planning new activities for his beautiful six granddaughters and has been very happy to call Lakewood his “home” for many years, along with his wife Shelley and their lovely new puppy Gwynby!
Aarón is an award-winning chef, TV personality, author and philanthropist. He is chef/owner of Johnny Sánchez in New Orleans, and a judge on FOX’s hit culinary competition series MasterChef and MasterChef Junior. He is partner/creative director of Cocina, the first online content platform dedicated to celebrating Latin lifestyle through its vibrant culinary culture. Aarón grew up in the restaurant business and is passionate about preserving his family’s legacy through food and encouraging diversity in the kitchen. In 2016, Aarón founded the Aarón Sánchez Scholarship Fund (ASSF), an initiative empowering aspiring chefs from the Latin community. ASSF provides recipients with full culinary scholarships to the International Culinary Center (ICC) in New York City and ongoing mentorship. He has a son, Yuma, and lives in New Orleans, LA.
Jason is a founder, investor, board member and civic leader. He’s started several businesses since 1997, including thunder::tech, an integrated marketing agency that accelerates brands to innovate and win in a connected world. Today, they serve clients throughout the United States and internationally, specializing in developing strategy for integrated and digital marketing for a variety of clients ranging from mid-market to Fortune 500 companies. In addition to his involvement with thunder::tech, Therrien is a corporate board member and investor in businesses ranging from publishing to transportation. He is an active member in his community, serving on a number of boards and committees and is a proud husband and father of two crazy, awesome kids.
Tamara has over 20 years of working across humanitarian and international development sectors. During her career, Tamara has worked with a number of United Nations agencies, including over a decade spent with UNICEF. While at UNICEF, she supported building partnerships and sound operational processes for sustainable programmatic activities ranging from education, public health and youth engagement. Her work took her across different parts of the world and countries from South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Jordan, to Madagascar. She resides in New York City with her family.