06 May May 6, 2020 – Knowable.FYI Warren Shaeffer, Legacy Transfer Leslie Quinsay and PayActiv Sawfan Shah
Warren Shaeffer – CEO and Co-Founder of Knowable
Warren Shaeffer is the CEO of Knowable, an audio learning platform founded in 2018 that’s working to unlock billions of hours of quality learning time and has raised $3.5 million thus far. Classes are led by prominent business leaders from companies like Reddit, Everlane and Goat. Warren and his company have over 1,000,000 followers across social media and email. Prior to Knowable, Warren was also the CEO and Co-Founder of Vidme, a video hosting service that grew to over 25 million monthly users and was later acquired by GIPHY, and COO and Co-owner of SocialEngine which was acquired by Room214.
Leslie Quinsay – Senior Advisor at AMAG Inc and Author of Legacy
Leslie Quinsay, experienced real estate investor and author of Legacy, has been the co-owner of a thriving real estate investment family business, Meridian Commercial Investments Inc., for over 25 years and has started and run several business ventures throughout the years. Currently, in her role at Advanced Measurement & Analysis Group (AMAG), she oversees company operations to insure production efficiency, quality, service and cost-effective management of resources. She brings her 30-year hands-on entrepreneurial experience to help investors and business owners pass their wealth from one generation to the next with ease, especially when dealing with tricky family conversations. A Canadian Real Estate Magazine “Investor of the Year” award winner, Leslie is also the author Legacy: A Guide to Successfully Transferring Wealth from One Generation to the Next wherein she shares insights using her educational background and CEO experience to help entrepreneurs, business owners and investors make the right decisions when estate planning is truly a family affair.
Sawfan Shah – Co-Founder and CEO of PayActiv
Safwan Shah, CEO and Founder of PayActiv, is supporting businesses and workers across the U.S. at this critical time. As PayActiv’s founding CEO, Safwan Shah is inspired every day by the transformative impact that PayActiv can bring to the lives of millions of people living paycheck to paycheck. An engineer by training, payments expert by experience and entrepreneur by accident, Safwan’s last job was at TSYS after the acquisition of Infonox, a payments company he founded and bootstrapped. His previous stints include being a rocket scientist at a NASA Center where a number of his experiments were part of the space program. Besides science and entrepreneurship, Safwan has also taught at Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley and Baskin School of Engineering at UC Santa Cruz. Safwan is a graduate of the distinguished Stanford Executive Program (SEP’09) and has an MS/PhD from UC Boulder.