Advantary Presents
CEO Roundtable

Where CEOs Share Challenges, Ideas, and Solutions

Conscious Business Leadership Academy

How to Make Quick & Effective Decisions Amidst Stress, Anxiety & Uncertainty

Advantary is pleased to be partnering with BDO to bring two leaders of Conscious Capitalism to the CEO Roundtable Series on Wednesday, July 29th at 2pm PT.


If you are accepted to attend, you may also receive the opportunity to participate in the Conscious Business Leadership Academy at no cost.

What is the Conscious Business Leadership Academy?

“How a CEO or company shows up in 2020 will be a new and powerful yardstick by which they are measured.”  Read the Harvard Business Review article What Good Business Looks Like —Paul Polman, Raj Sisodia, Kip Tindell

As the institutions, norms and rules that once held the fabric of our society together dissolve, the leaders that adjust most quickly to our new reality will rise above the rest. One of the biggest predictors of success will be the ability for you to effectively navigate an uncertain environment. Together, let’s connect decision-making to your own biology by identifying your body’s earliest signals, the ways you might override them and how to navigate anxiety and stress. 


Join Neha Sangwan, MD to learn how to upgrade you and your team’s human software to not only meet the challenges of our complex world but to also excel under pressure. 


Special guest Raj Sisodia will provide an overview of Conscious Capitalism and the Conscious Business Leadership Academy. 


Three take-aways you will receive from this event:

  • How to make quick and effective decisions in unprecedented times

  • Intro to Conscious Capitalism — the business operating system of the future

  • Intro to Conscious Business Leadership Academy — a transformational journey for CEOs to build purposeful, thriving and caring businesses


Neha Sangwan, M.D.

Neha is CEO of Intuitive Intelligence and is an Internal Medicine physician, international speaker and corporate communication expert who empowers executives by teaching them practical tools to strengthen their relationships, decrease their stress, improve their health and become more effective and conscious leaders.

Neha was a hospital physician for a decade before founding Intuitive Intelligence, her private practice and corporate consulting firm, where she integrates the science of medicine with the art of communication to empower her clients. She is the author of TalkRx: Five Steps to Honest Conversations that Create Connection, Health and Happiness.

Neha consults, speaks and is an executive coach for organizations such as American Express, Apple, Google and Kaiser Permanente, and has shared her insights on the stages of TEDx Berkeley, TEDx San Luis Obispo and TEDx Babson College.

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Raj Sisodia

Raj Sisodia is FW Olin Distinguished Professor of Global Business and Whole Foods Market Research Scholar in Conscious Capitalism at Babson College, and Co-Founder and Co-Chairman of Conscious Capitalism, Inc. He has a Ph. D. in Marketing from Columbia University. 

Raj is co-author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller Conscious Capitalism: Liberating the Heroic Spirit of Business (2013) and Wall Street Journal bestseller Everybody Matters (2015).

He was named one of “Ten Outstanding Trailblazers of 2010” by Good Business International, and one of the “Top 100 Thought Leaders in Trustworthy Business Behavior” by Trust Across America for 2010 and 2011. Raj received an honorary doctorate from Johnson & Wales University in 2016.

Raj has published eleven books and over 100 academic articles. His book Firms of Endearment: How World Class Companies Profit from Passion and Purpose was named a top business book of 2007 by His most recent co-authored book is The Healing Organization: Awakening the Conscience of Business to Help Save the World.

He has consulted with numerous companies, including AT&T, Nokia, LG, DPDHL, POSCO, Kraft Foods, Whole Foods Market, Tata, Siemens, Sprint, Volvo, IBM, Walmart, Rabobank, McDonalds and Southern California Edison. He is on the Board of Directors at The Container Store and a trustee of Conscious Capitalism, Inc.

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Hitesh Shah

Business Development Director, BDO

Hitesh has more than 30 years of experience spanning startup through venture financing and eventual M&A exits in multiple high technology companies. In depth experience in people management, finance, venture capital, business development, product management, business planning and customer service. Hitesh has raised over $100M in venture capital for four different startups.

Hitesh has served in multiple executive roles as CFO, COO and CEO.  Prior to joining BDO, Hitesh was the Chief Operating Officer at Solum, an Andreessen Horowitz, Khosla Ventures and Google Ventures funded company which was acquired by Monsanto. 


Hitesh also served as CEO and COO at Fat Spaniel Technologies acquired by Power-One and CFO at iPolicy Networks which was acquired by Tech Mahindra in India.



Board Member, Parents Helping Parents

Board Member, Human Needs Project

Board Member, How Women Lead



B.Sc. (Engineering), Western Michigan University

M.B.A, University of California, Berkeley – Walter A. Haas School of Business

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Stephen Kuhn

Managing Partner, Advantary LLC

Stephen Kuhn is an experienced business executive with 35+ years of experience in US, Europe, and Asia helping public, private, nonprofit, and start-up companies grow and achieve their objectives through board leadership and executive management, with emphasis on M&A, corporate finance, business development, strategic relationships, and technology.

Stephen currently serves as a Senior Advisor to several companies, including KOFA Public Affairs, a national public affairs and advocacy firm; International Solutions Network, a boutique capital markets consulting company; and as interim Executive Director of the nonprofit ONE Conservation Network. He is also a partner at Advantary, LLC.

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About BDO

BDO is the brand name for BDO USA, LLP, a U.S. professional services firm providing assurance, tax, and advisory services to a wide range of publicly traded and privately held companies. For more than 100 years, BDO has provided quality service through the active involvement of experienced and committed professionals. The firm serves clients through more than 60 offices and over 700 independent alliance firm locations nationwide. As an independent Member Firm of BDO International Limited, BDO serves multi-national clients through a global network of more than 88,000 people working out of 1,800 offices across 167 countries.


BDO USA, LLP, a Delaware limited liability partnership, is the U.S. member of BDO International Limited, a UK company limited by guarantee, and forms part of the international BDO network of independent member firms. BDO is the brand name for the BDO network and for each of the BDO Member Firms.


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