15 Mar March 15, 2016 – Creativity Guru Danny Gregory & OutManeuver Alex Verjovsky
Danny Gregory – Co-founder of Sketchbook Skool and Author of Shut Your Monkey: How to Control Your Inner Critic and Get More Done
Danny Gregory spent three decades as one of New York’s leading advertising creative directors and has created award-winning, global campaigns for clients like Chase, JPMorgan, American Express, IBM, Burger King, Ford, Chevron and many others. He was the Senior Partner of Ogilvy & Mather. Through his books (Shut Your Monkey, Art Before Breakfast, Everyday Matters, An Illustrated Life, An Illustrated Journey, A Kiss Before You Go, The Creative License, etc) and in the several large online communities he oversees, Danny has shown thousands of people how to ignite their inner artists, embrace their creativity and tell the stories of their lives. From Boston to Beijing, people who haven’t drawn since grade school have picked up the creative habit and have gone on to publish books of their own and show and sell their artwork. Danny is a co-founder of Sketchbook Skool, a video-based art school designed to inspire creative storytelling through illustrated journaling. Taught by the world’s best illustrators, artists and educators, Sketchbook Skool encourages its global community of over 15,000 students to draw and keep a sketchbook regardless of skill level. Danny was born in London, grew up in Pakistan, Australia, and Israel, and graduated summa cum laude from Princeton University.
Alex Verjovsky – Co-Author of OutManeuver
Alex Verjovsky is a serial entrepreneur, who recently exited his last business based on biofuels. Alex has built and led startups in high technology, agriculture and e-commerce. He is also a former military officer and he has a MBA from Columbia University. He worked as a management consultant for over 10 years and after that he was in two industries as a software vendor. He started his own startup in the CRM field and since that was sold, Alrx has been actively investing as an angel investor. As part of his investment in new ventures, he has opted to lead the sales effort of the companies that he works with.