Gianni Kovacevic - Author of My Electrician Drives a Porsche?: Investing in the Rise of the New Spending Class, Public Speaker & Realistic Environmentalist
Gianni Kovacevic is a Realistic Environmentalist and a story teller. Gianni is a sought-after public speaker who fascinates audiences with his artful storytelling and picturesque analysis that makes complicated theories interesting and far more understandable. His recently published book, “My Electrician Drives a Porsche?”, inspires readers on how to become enlightened participants in the unstoppable trends of changing demographics and technology, and in-turn, the importance of being a realistic environmentalist. By illustrating what makes this combination factually possible, and how it affects many aspects of our daily lives, his goal is to create a ripple effect by empowering his fellow global citizens to embrace sensible development practices. Having coined such phrases as, ‘realistic environmentalism’, ‘Prague syndrome’ and ‘The 4% Club’, among many others, he is frequently interviewed by the media.
Marisa de Belloy - COO at Cool Effect
Marisa de Belloy’s expertise spans a multitude of fields ranging from nonprofit management, investment banking, strategy, consulting, corporate development and international entrepreneurial ventures. She spent 13 years teaching and working in Europe, and returned to the Bay Area in 2014 to serve as COO at Made in a Free World, an anti-slavery nonprofit, where she was responsible for accelerating the organization’s growth. Currently, Marisa couples her extensive background in international business and finance with her dedication to human rights to bring a well-rounded, informed approach to her position as COO of Cool Effect.