09 Jun June 9, 2021 – Willard to Wall Thomas W. Jones and Swagger Leslie Ehm
The most successful people in corporate America, the people that
rise to the top, are the people that build teams.
Thomas W. Jones is founder and senior partner of venture capital investment firm TWJ Capital LLC since 2005. Mr. Jones previously was chief executive officer of Global Investment Management at Citigroup (1997-2005); vice chairman, president and chief operating officer at TIAA-CREF (1993-1997), and executive vice president and chief financial officer at TIAA-CREF (1989-1993); and senior vice president and treasurer and other positions at John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company (1982-1989). Mr. Jones began his career in public accounting and management consulting at Arthur Young & Company (predecessor firm to Ernst & Young) in 1974. Mr. Jones is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), and has received the Board Governance Fellow designation from the National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD). Mr. Jones has served as a member of the corporate boards of directors of Assured Guaranty Ltd., Altria Group, Freddie Mac (Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp), Traveler’s Group, TIAA-CREF, Fox Entertainment Group, Pepsi Bottling Group, Thomas & Betts Corp, Eastern Enterprises, and Federal Reserve Bank of New York (former vice chairman). Mr. Jones is the author of “From Willard Straight to Wall Street: A Memoir,” published by Cornell University Press in 2019, and winner of the 2020 Axiom Business Books Awards Bronze Medal in the memoir/biography category.
Leslie Ehm – Swagger Coach, WSJ / USA Today / Amazon #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker & Chief Fire Starter at Combustion Training – Author of Swagger: Unleash Everything You Are and Become Everything You Want
‘Fake it til you make it’ is BAD. You have to feel it til you find it.
Own where you are on your journey.
Leslie Ehm is a former TV host and advertising Creative Director turned training guru. Leslie has spent decades travelling the globe with her award-winning company Combustion, working with executives and teams from top companies like Google, Disney, Pepsico, TD Bank, Uber, and more. She’s turned technologists into creative forces, bankers into storytellers, and has brought a serious dose of bad-assery to boardrooms everywhere. “There is a bad-ass inside you, just waiting to take over the world. All you need is a little swagger to release it.” Part guidebook, part manifesto, her new book is completely inspiring. Swagger gives you the steps to unlock and unleash your personal brand of swagger—one that can never be duplicated or diminished.