Join us for an exclusive evening of conscious conversation with David Gardner (Co-Founder of The Motley Fool and Conscious Capitalism Inc. board member) and Karen Sammon (current Conscious Capitalism Inc. board member and former CEO of PAR Technology Group): Monday, February 17th from 5:30 PM to 8 PM.
How does building a conscious business actually build value in the business?
David and Karen will be bringing their wealth of experience on the topic of investing in and growing conscious businesses to this intimate roundtable discussion with business leaders from around Arizona. Conversation will focus on exploring how adopting a Conscious Capitalist model of business can elevate both humanity and financial returns.
The evening will include dinner and drinks for up to 30 attendees at the wonderful private dinner space at Postino in Arcadia.
This is not an event you'll want to miss.
BONUS: as a current member of Conscious Capitalism Arizona, receive 50% off the listed $299 price for the event. (So you'll only pay $149.)
What: Exclusive Dinner Conversation with David Gardner (The Motley Fool) and Karen Sammon (Conscious Capitalism Inc.)
When: Monday, February 17th, 5:30–8 PM
Where: UPDATED Postino (Arcadia), 3939 E Campbell Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85018
Register: $149 per ticket for CCAZ members. SOLD OUT!
About David Gardner:
David Gardner is Chief Rule Breaker at The Motley Fool, a financial services company he co-founded in 1993 alongside his brother Tom. The Motley Fool’s purpose is to make the world smarter, happier, and richer, and to that end, David has picked stocks for a worldwide membership for 26 years, and hosted his own weekly podcast Rule Breaker Investing since 2015. In October 2018, David made his 200th consecutive monthly stock pick for the company’s flagship service Motley Fool Stock Advisor; those 200 picks returned an average annualized return of 20.7% over those 16+ years, vs. the market’s S&P 500 average of 7.5%. He and his wife Margaret both graduated as Morehead-Cain Scholars from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1988; David is a recipient of UNC’s prestigious “Distinguished Young Alumni Award.”
He loves games of all kinds, especially board games, having a collection of hundreds of them, which the Gardners have played a lot over the years with their three children. David served on the Individual Investor Advisory Committee of the New York Stock Exchange for 15 years and the Folger Shakespeare Library board for 10 years. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Conscious Capitalism Institute, on the advisory board of LifeGuides, and is a member of the Leadership Greater Washington Signature Program Class of 2019.
About Karen Sammon:
Karen Sammon is a CEO, President, Management Executive, public company Board Member and committed Conscious Capitalist with successful record of spearheading turnarounds, driving corporate transformations including digital and culture transformations, and transitioning business models from transactional to recurring revenue. She delivers stability, strategically cultivating and empowering collaborative, engaged and high performing teams, through servant leadership and authenticity.
Karen is the former CEO, President and Board Member of PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE: PAR), an international company providing management technology solutions to the Company’s restaurant/retail and government customers worldwide, together with its subsidiaries. Across her roles, she led both company segments for the $240M revenue across Restaurant/Retail and Government, with its 1,100 employees in the US, North America, London, Dubai, Shanghai, Singapore and Sydney. Karen oversaw capital structure, corporate P&L, cash flow, investment oversight, and critical relationships with lenders and auditors.
With a focus on culture and values, Karen led the strategic turnaround of the company’s commoditized POS hardware and services business unit transforming it to a recurring revenue business model and software restaurant management solutions powerhouse and preeminent leader in SaaS POS software and merchant services. She also transformed PAR’s Government business unit eliminating low margin business and focusing on highly profitable software development without impacting profitability. This transformation increased PAR’s valuation nearly 700% from $65M in 2013 to $500M in 2018.