Who We Are

Our team is composed of a dedicated, diverse group of professionals that share a world view that is informed, optimistic and ambitious. We think globally and act globally, and have an earnest faith in American entrepreneurship and innovation and its international capacity.

The GetGlobal Team

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Julian Leuthold

Founder and CEO

Entrepreneur with international business expertise and extensive experience in the entertainment and online media industry.

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Andrew Butcher

International Sales

Former International President and Publisher for Time and Fortune; Co-founder of the Fortune Global CEO Forum.

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David J. Karl

Chief Knowledge Officer

Expert on economic and business relations in Asia. Former director of studies at the Pacific Council on International Policy.

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Parker Coomans

Business Development

Seasoned professional with extensive experience in strategic planning, customer relations, and sales management. Former Western sales director at LivingSocial.

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Karim Palmieri

International Partnerships

Brings over 12 years experience in emerging markets marketing and strategic communications. MBA in Foreign Direct Investment & Emerging Markets from the London School of Economics.

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Jonathan Huang

Creative Director

A multi-disciplinary creative who specializes in brand design, campaigns and experiences. Clients include: Toyota, Chase, Target, Herman Miller, Sara Lee, Visa and Beats.

Board of Trustees

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Spencer
Abraham

Chairman & CEO, The Abraham Group; Former U.S. Secretary of Energy

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Glen
Fukushima

Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, and former president & CEO of Airbus Japan.

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Ibrahim
Al Husseini

Founder / Managing Partner, FullCycle Energy Fund

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Rajiv
Kumar

Founder Director, Pahle India Foundation and Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research

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John
Rossant

Founder and Chairman, New Cities Foundation

Advisory Board

John Adams

John Adams

FOUNDER

troupeIT.com, Ex-Twitter
(early employee: Ops, Security),
Information security consulting

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Philip Auerbach

President

Auerbach International Inc.

Joel Backaler

Joel Backaler

MANAGING DIRECTOR, MARKETING
& CORPORATE DEVELOPMENT

Frontier Strategy Group

Abraham Carons

Abraham Carons

MEMBER / OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT

FINANCIAL ADVISOR

Bank of America Merrill Lynch

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Anke Corbin

CEO

Globig

Alexander Eng

Alexander Eng

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, MARKET
EXECUTIVE COMMERCIAL BANKING

Bank Of America Merrill Lynch

Veronica Estrada

Veronica Estrada

CO-CHAIR / NETWORKING

BOARD MEMBER

Fulfillment Fund

Jim Fenton

Jim Fenton

CO-CHAIR / FUNDRAISING

PRIVATE WEALTH MANAGER

City National Bank

Ferdinando Guerra

Ferdinando Guerra

MEMBER / MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

SENIOR ECONOMIST/PROFESSOR OF
ECONOMICS AND POLITICAL SCIENCE

Keith Herman

Keith Herman

MEMBER / OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT

FOUNDER

IPA Equities, PMBC Group, HealthWell PR

Nadia Huda

Nadia Huda

CO-CHAIR / PROGRAMMING

LA REGIONAL MARKETING MANAGER

Ernst & Young

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Cynthia Johnson

Membership

Cofounder & CEO

Bell + Ivy

Yiwen-Li

Yiwen Li

DIRECTOR, GLOBAL STRATEGY & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

NantHealth

Lloyd McKinney

Lloyd McKinney

MEMBER / OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT

WEST COAST SUPPLY CHAIN DIRECTOR

Northrupp Grumman

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Timesh Patel

MEMBER / FUNDRAISING

CEO

Supplyocean

Robert Pearlstein

Robert Pearlstein

VICE PRESIDENT GLOBAL BUSINESS
DEVELOPMENT

SRI International

Afshin Pishewar

Afshin Pishewar

FOUNDING CHIEF LEGAL OFFICER AND
GENERAL COUNSEL

Hyperloop

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Mike Prasad

FOUNDER & CEO

Tinysponsor

 

 
 

Chris Rico

Chris Rico

MEMBER / PROGRAMMING

DIRECTOR OF INNOVATION

Los Angeles County Economic
Development Corporation (LAEDC)

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Thomas Riebs

Vice President - International Banking Group

Bank of the West, BNP Paribas

Chirag Sagar

Chirag Sagar

CHAIRMAN / LEADERSHIP

COO, CO-FOUNDER

Destination Luxury

Clint Schaff

Clint Schaff

MEMBER / NETWORKING

VP, STRATEGY + DEVELOPMENT

Los Angeles Times

Ken Silverman

Ken Silverman

MEMBER / MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

HEAD, NORTH AMERICA CHAIRMAN & CEO

Sannam S4 Group, South Asian
Studies Association (SASA)

Stella Song

Stella Song

CO-CHAIR / OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT

CEO, CO-FOUNDER DLX /
FOUNDER OF WM

WELL*MADE / Destination Luxury

Robert Sun

Robert Sun

PRESIDENT AND CEO

American-Chinese CEO Society

George Tilesch

George Tilesch

MEMBER / NETWORKING

US MANAGING PARTNER

Innomine Group

Vanessa Torress

Vanessa Torress

CO-CHAIR / NETWORKING

RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

Chase Bank

Ban Tran

Ban Tran

CO-CHAIR / OUTREACH & ENGAGEMENT

PRESIDENT & CEO

Trans International Group, LLC

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Atman Trivedi

Managing Director

Hills & Company, International Consultants

Kyle Walkenhorst

Kyle Walkenhorst

CO-CHAIR / MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS

CEO

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