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Mukesh Patel

Founder & CEO, JuiceTank

Mukesh Patel is a serial entrepreneur with experience in private equity, angel investments, and business law. Mukesh has founded numerous ventures and serves on advisory boards, ranging from start-ups to growth companies, and has secured significant equity with over 100 investor partners. He has been featured in national media, and recently named him one of “The Hot 30 Movers and Shakers of New York City’s Startup Scene.”

Mukesh is the founder & CEO of JuiceTank, NJ’s largest co-working space for startups, fostering an ecosystem where entrepreneurs, technologists and creatives collaborate. He is launching an advanced entrepreneurial institute and think-tank and will be joining the Rutgers Business School as an adjunct professor teaching “Creativity, Innovation & Entrepreneurship.” As a national speaker, he has presented keynotes on entrepreneurship and has given a TEDx talk. Mukesh has multi-disciplinary degrees, including Doctor of Jurisprudence, B.A. in Economics & Statistics, with a secondary study in Cinematic Arts & Filmmaking.

Carley Graham Garcia

Head of Global Industry Relations, Google, Inc.

Carley Graham Garcia serves as Head of Global Industry Relations for Google, Inc., where her focus is fostering affinity for the company amongst the industry trade and customer audiences. As part of this global role, Carley leads the team responsible for managing relationships with key industry associations and for enhancing relationships with and driving revenue opportunities for Google’s media properties.

Carley holds a BA from Georgetown University, a MBA from the Stern School of Business at New York University and is currently on leave from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, where she is pursuing a Mid-Career Master’s in Public Administration. In her spare time, she has served as Adjunct Instructor within the Digital Marketing program at NYU’s School for Continuing and Professional Studies and facilitates a women’s network called, Power Girls. Carley lives with her husband and 11-month old son in Montclair, NJ.

Luis Gallardo

Luis Gallardo is an expert in Global Brands management and currently advises brands in all five continents. As the former Global CMO of Deloitte from 2004 to 2012, he managed from New York brand, marketing, communications and CSR strategy and operations in more than 150 countries.

He has advised multinational brands such as Pepsico, Telefónica, BBVA, PUIG Group, AJE, Nespresso, WEF or Atento in brand building and strategic communications, always thinking about the best ways to create sustainable value, from the center or Head Quarters and at the local level. Luis holds an MBA from IMD in Switzerland and is the Author of the book Brands & Rousers,  the holistic system to foster high performing businesses, brands and careers, awarded by Axiom with the silver medal as worldwide Best Marketing book in 2013.

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Tricia Russel Vohden

New York