Sit down with Jonathan Sposato
Join a WAC-exclusive virtual event with Executive Leadership Coach Teri Citterman and prolific entrepreneur Jonathan Sposato, CEO of PicMonkey and Chairman of GeekWire. They’ll talk innovation and discuss why some of the best businesses are started during crisis. The great recession of 2008 and 2009 brought the creation and formation of some now vastly popular companies—such as AirBnB, Uber and Venmo. What could be next? Sposato will share the secrets of his success and unleash the entrepreneurial spirit in all who attend. Bring your questions to this lively gathering of business-minded individuals.
About our presenters:
A successful serial entrepreneur and investor in many startups, Jonathan is chairman and co-founder of GeekWire, and chairman and founder of PicMonkey. He also has the distinct honor of being the first person to sell two companies to Google. In 2016, Jonathan made headlines when he announced he would be the first technology investor to only invest in female-founded companies moving forward. In the early 1990s Jonathan was a senior manager in Microsoft’s consumer division, personally delivering the next level of thought on key Microsoft properties to chairman Bill Gates and the company’s leadership, as well as having been a key player on the first Xbox, the Xbox games business, and various consumer applications impacting millions of users.
Jonathan is a graduate of Whitman College. In March 2020, he purchased Seattle magazine.
Executive coach of first-time CEOs, seasoned CEOs, and high-performers, WAC member Teri Citterman has interviewed countless leaders across diverse organizations. One of her favorite questions: Beyond integrity, what’s the one trait every great leader must possess? The answers to that question helped form Teri’s book, From the CEO’s Perspective: Leadership in Their Own Words. During a career that spans two decades of leadership coaching, Teri has become an award-winning writer, a regular contributor to Forbes and the Puget Sound Business Journal, and a sought-after speaker and thought-cultivator.
Thursday; 4-5:30 pm; $25; noncancelable