Looking Through the Leadership Lens: Don’t Call it a Comeback—Embracing Our New Reality
Recorded On: 10/20/2021
The COVID-19 pandemic forever changed our collective experience as citizens, consumers, and industry leaders. Part Two of the Looking Through the Leadership Lens webcast series features panelists from three diverse industries that have accelerated change to adapt to a new reality and rewrite the future. Organizations still feel the impact of unprecedented upheaval. Hear from industry veterans on how to manage its lasting effects to move forward, innovate quickly, and emerge stronger.
Tune in to Part One of the Looking Through the Leadership Lens Series here.
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Daniel Duty (Moderator)
Founder and CEO
Daniel Duty is the Founder and CEO of Conlego, a firm specializing in creating extraordinary impact and value through strategic negotiation and partnership-building.
Daniel began his career as a trademark trial attorney with the US International Trade Commission. He then joined General Mills as its Trademark Counsel. Later, Daniel became an officer of Target Corp. where he was known for his unique leadership principles and ideas. At Target, he formed and led its famed Business Partnerships & Negotiation team, creating over $5 billion in value for the company. He also, led the company’s Enterprise Strategy and Global Affairs teams.
Daniel has led hundreds of negotiations with companies like Coca Cola, Hasbro, and Levis. He’s developed strategic partnerships creating innovative new products and solutions with organizations like P&G, Starbucks and UNICEF. Daniel built the Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, a coalition of retailers and manufacturers improving worker safety.
Daniel has taught thousands of businesspeople in the art and science of collaborative negotiations and partnerships at companies, business forums and leading universities such as Harvard, Berkeley, and Northwestern.
CEO and Founder
Full Course (USA)
Lauren Fernandez is the CEO and Founder of Full Course, a restaurant development and investment firm which incubates and accelerates emerging fast casual restaurant brands. Full Course guides restaurant owners through a process of optimization, strategic growth planning and development, and supports investment for rapid expansion. Learn more at FullCourse.com.
Ms. Fernandez also leads The Fernandez Company, a consulting firm working with government, investors and companies providing expert guidance in franchise programs, licensing opportunities and developing consumer product lines. She is a trusted brand consultant and legal advisor in the restaurant and hospitality industry, from start-ups to multinational companies. More at TheFernandezCompany.com.
As the co-founder and President of Origin Development Group, Ms. Fernandez has been both a multi-unit franchisee and investor, serving as a strategic growth partner for brands such as Chicken Salad Chick. Lauren previously served as the General Counsel for FOCUS Brands where she was instrumental in the rapid growth of the licensing and franchise programs.
Lauren holds an undergraduate degree from Stetson University, as well as a Juris Doctorate and MBA from Emory University. A Florida native, she has called Atlanta home for almost two decades.
VP, Global Head of Intellectual Property
Ainslee Schreiber leads the legal teams responsible for IP, Marketing, Data Privacy, and E-commerce at WeWork. Prior to joining WeWork, Ainslee led the IP team at Starwood Hotels and was former Counsel, Trademarks at Altria. Ainslee currently serves on the Board of Directors for INTA and is the former Chair of the Trademarks Committee, New York City Bar Association. She graduated from UNH - Franklin Pierce Law with a combined JD/MIP.
Head of Intellectual Property
Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) (Switzerland)
After law school and bar exam in Germany, Daniel obtained his LL.M. in IP at Cardozo Law School in New York in 2006, later passed the NY bar and worked there for almost five years in private practice. He eventually returned to Europe and in 2013 joined FIFA in Zurich, where he is now Head of IP. Daniel currently leads a department of nine specialized IP professionals and oversees all aspects of conceptualization, registration, maintenance and enforcement of FIFA’s IP, including the implementation of FIFA’s enforcement programs for the FIFA World Cup™ tournaments both online and onsite in the relevant host country during the event. In addition to all matters involving IP, he is responsible for FIFA’s ticketing enforcement efforts. Daniel has been active in INTA for years and in 2020 joined its Board of Directors.