Founder, President & CEO, ConnXus, Inc.
Rod Robinson is the founder and CEO of ConnXus (www.connxus.com), a next-generation global procurement platform that provides Fortune 500 companies with a fully-integrated supplier diversity technology solution and marketplace. His expertise in procurement comes from nearly 20 years of experience as a chief procurement officer for a major telecommunications company and as a management consultant with firms such as AT Kearney, Accenture and Diamond Advisory Services where he was a procurement subject matter expert.
He also worked for Price Waterhouse and Deloitte & Touche, where he earned his CPA credentials. Rod holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the West Virginia University Institute of Technology and earned his MBA at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where he was a Dun & Bradstreet fellowship recipient. In 2012, Rod was recognized by Ernst & Young as an Entrepreneur of the Year finalist.
Founder & CEO, Sparkpeople, Inc.
Chris is the founder and CEO of SparkPeople.com, America's largest online diet and healthy living community, with more than 15 million registered members.
Chris started his career with consumer products giant Procter & Gamble. He then co-founded an online auction site named Up4Sale with a friend that grew into eBay’s largest competitor. eBay acquired Up4Sale in 1998 for approximately $100 million.
He started SparkPeople in 2001 after spending three years with eBay – with the mission to SPARK millions of PEOPLE to reach their goals.
Chris's first book, The Spark, was published by Hay House in 2010 and became a New York Times Best Seller.
Chris earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Cincinnati.
Vice President, Operations and Member Services, ConnXus, Inc.
Sue brings a wealth of international management, supply chain, customer service and product supply experience to the connXus.com team. Most recently, Sue served as a senior consultant for Accel Advisors, helping Fortune 1000 companies develop strategic sourcing and supplier diversity programs.
Prior to joining Accel, Sue spent three years in Japan working with Procter & Gamble's Pan-Asia supply chain leadership team to develop local leadership and management talent. She previously held a variety of management roles at Procter & Gamble including plant manager, field sales team leader and product supply manager.
Sue earned a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Clarkson University.