View recordings of past virtual Distinguished Speaker Series events below.

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Dr. Marcel Erni, '91

Dr. Marcel Erni, '91, cofounder of Partners Group, spoke with Dean Rajan about the journey Partners Group took to go from a startup to a major success, including the decision to take the company public and more on September 19, 2022.

 

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Dr. Marcel Erni, '91
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George U. “Gus” Sauter, ’80

Gus Sauter, '80, spoke with Dean Rajan about his experience at Chicago Booth School and credits Booth for preparing him for a successful career in investing and more on July 27, 2022.

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George U. “Gus” Sauter, ’80
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David Booth, '71

David Booth, '71, and Eugene F. Fama, MBA '64, PhD '64, spoke with professor Anil Kashyap on April 26, 2022.

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David Booth, '71
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Koichiro Nakamura, '07

Koichiro Nakamura, '07, founder and general partner of Sozo Ventures, spoke with Dean Rajan about how mentors from Chicago Booth, such as Professor Kaplan, shaped his career; the competencies and qualities of founders that Sozo Ventures looks for when investing; and more on March 22, 2022.

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Koichiro Nakamura, '07
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Brian Niccol, '03

Brian Niccol, '03, chairman and CEO of Chipotle Mexican Grill, spoke with Dean Rajan about how his team is revolutionizing Chipotle's digital presence, how he approached changes to multiple supply chains during the pandemic, and more on January 18, 2022.

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Brian Niccol, '03
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Jose Antonio Alvarez, '96

Jose Antonio Alvarez, '96, chief executive officer of Banco Santander, spoke with Dean Rajan about how European financial institutions responded to the pandemic in order to avoid a collapse, how the pandemic has propelled digital banking, and more on November 18, 2021.

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Jose Antonio Alvarez, '96
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Dan Caruso, '90

Dan Caruso, '90, founder of Caruso Ventures, chairman of Endeavor Colorado, and previously founding CEO and chairman of Zayo, spoke with Dean Rajan about his involvement in the entrepreneurial ecosystem around Colorado, what factors to consider when investing in a venture capital fund, including defining the individuals who are part of successful funds, and more on November 8, 2021.

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Dan Caruso, '90
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Russ Hutchinson, '01

Russ Hutchinson, '01, chief strategy officer at Goldman Sachs, spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about how his experiences prepared him for the analytical, fact-oriented skills required for his role as chief strategy officer at Goldman Sachs, GS Accelerate, Goldman Sachs's innovation platform, the benefits of returning to in-person work, and more on October 5, 2021.

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Russ Hutchinson, '01
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Eric Gleacher, '67

Eric Gleacher, '67, president of the Eric Gleacher Foundation and former trustee of the University of Chicago, spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about how his experience in the Marines led to a career in business, the importance of taking risks in order to succeed, and more on September 20, 2021.

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Eric Gleacher, '67
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Jon Winkelried, AB '81, MBA '82, and Maryanne Hancock

Jon Winkelried, AB '81, MBA '82, chief executive officer of TPG Capital, and Maryanne Hancock, chief executive officer of Y Analytics, spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about how TPG Capital and Y Analytics work to help their clients measure the effectiveness of impact investments, overall trends in impact investing, and more on May 25, 2021.

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Jon Winkelried, AB '81, MBA '82, and Maryanne Hancock
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Michael Armstrong, '02

Michael Armstrong, '02, executive vice president, worldwide television licensing and operations, ViacomCBS Distribution Group, spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about his experience leading the global expansion of networks like BET and Spike and the cultural considerations in each market, the future of the movie theater business model, and more on May 13, 2021.

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Michael Armstrong, '02
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Tom Keck, '97

Tom Keck, '97, partner and head of research and portfolio management at StepStone Group, spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about his experience attending Chicago Booth after being in the United States Navy, going public with StepStone last year, and more on April 20, 2021.

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Tom Keck, '97
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George Tanasijevich, '01

George Tanasijevich, '01, managing director, Marina Bay Sands, and managing director, global development, Las Vegas Sands Corp., spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about Marina Bay Sands's re-opening plan post-COVID, the luxury hotel's unique aspects as a travel destination for both domestic and international tourists, and more on March 24, 2021.

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George Tanasijevich, '01
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Julia Goldin, '93

Julia Goldin, '93, global chief product and marketing officer at The LEGO Group, spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about the importance of diversity and having unique perspectives at The LEGO Group, advice for becoming a better leader, and more on March 1, 2021.

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Julia Goldin, '93
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Kunal Kapoor, '04

Kunal Kapoor, '04, chief executive officer, Morningstar, Inc., spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about leading Morningstar through the COVID pandemic, managing the company's culture in and outside of the office, and more on February 3, 2021.

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Kunal Kapoor, '04
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Bill McComb, '87

Bill McComb, '87, former CEO, Fifth & Pacific Companies, Inc., spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about his experience as a leader during a time of crisis leading Liz Claiborne and Fifth & Pacific Companies brands, his belief in servant leadership, and more on January 25, 2021.

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Bill McComb, '87
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Mellody Hobson

Mellody Hobson, co-CEO and president, Ariel Investments, spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about the economic resiliency of various industries post-pandemic, the importance of organizations having diverse and inclusive leadership, and more on January 6, 2021.

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Mellody Hobson
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Linnea Conrad Roberts, '90, and Sallie Krawcheck

Linnea Conrad Roberts, '90, founder and CEO, GingerBread Capital, and Sallie Krawcheck, CEO and cofounder, Ellevest, spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about their journeys from working on Wall Street to entrepreneurship, the gender investing gap and gender wealth gap, and more on December 15, 2020.

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Linnea Conrad Roberts, '90, and Sallie Krawcheck
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Pat Basu, MBA '05, MD '05

Pat Basu, MBA '05, MD '05, president and CEO, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about how he utilizes his MBA and MD degrees, focuses on being mission-driven in his new role, and more on December 8, 2020.

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Pat Basu, MBA '05, MD '05
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Griffin Myers, MD '07, MBA '10

Griffin Myers, MD '07, MBA '10, cofounder and chief medical officer, Oak Street Health, spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about why he cofounded his company, its focus on health equity, and more on November 12, 2020.

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Griffin Myers, MD '07, MBA '10
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Darren Walker

Darren Walker, president, Ford Foundation, spoke with Chicago Booth Dean Rajan about his longstanding work toward justice, how the Ford Foundation is committed to racial justice, and more on October 20, 2020.

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Darren Walker
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David MacLennan, '88

David MacLennan '88, chairman and CEO, Cargill, spoke with Dean Rajan about how Cargill adapted to changes brought on by COVID-19 on September 21, 2020.

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David MacLennan, '88
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JP Gan, '99

JP Gan, '99, founding partner, INCE Capital, spoke with Dean Rajan about INCE Capital's research and investments during the pandemic, characteristics that attract him to various companies, and more on September 14, 2020.

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JP Gan, '99
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Ann Mukherjee, AB '87, MBA '94

Ann Mukherjee, AB '87, MBA '94, chairman and CEO, Pernod Ricard North America, spoke with Dean Rajan about navigating her new role amid the COVID-19 pandemic, how her Booth education has shaped her decision-making and leadership style, and more on August 18, 2020.

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Ann Mukherjee, AB '87, MBA '94
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Byron Trott, AB '81, MBA '82

Byron Trott, AB '81, MBA '82, chairman and CEO, BDT Capital Partners, spoke with Dean Rajan about his 27-year career at Goldman Sachs and his experience founding his own firm, BDT Capital Partners on May 26, 2020.

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Byron Trott, AB '81, MBA '82
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Jennifer Scanlon, '92

Jennifer Scanlon, '92, president and CEO, UL, spoke with Dean Rajan about UL's response to the COVID-19 crisis as an essential business with 14,000 employees globally, including in hard-hit areas like northern Italy, on May 20, 2020.

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Jennifer Scanlon, '92
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Tom Ricketts, AB '88, MBA '93

Tom Ricketts, AB ’88, MBA ’93, chairman, Chicago Cubs and chairman, Incapital, spoke with Dean Rajan about how the Cubs responded to challenges brought on by COVID-19, including creating an emergency assistance fund for 2,700 associates and providing space at Wrigley Field for local nonprofit Lakeview Pantry to package food, on May 14, 2020.

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Tom Ricketts, AB '88, MBA '93
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Kurt DelBene, '90

Kurt DelBene, '90, executive vice president, corporate strategy and core services engineering, and operations, Microsoft, spoke with Dean Rajan about the operational challenges presented by the pandemic and how Microsoft transitioned a team of 150,000 to begin working remotely as a response to COVID-19 on May 6, 2020.

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Kurt DelBene, '90