Deborah Perry Piscione and Chris Westfall

Two best-selling authors and consultants discuss success, innovation, and entrepreneurship. Deborah Perry Piscione is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author, serial entrepreneur, public speaker and…



About Deborah Perry Piscione

Deborah Perry Piscione is a principal of Vorto Consulting, a Silicon Valley-based innovation consultancy firm that focuses on growth. She is also a serial entrepreneur, bestselling author, public speaker and specializes her speaking and consulting work in her innovation methodology, Improvisational Innovation. Her most recent book is “The People Equation”. She is described by many of the country’s leading women as the “summer camp for smart women,” Alley to the Valley™ networks the world’s most influential women for deal making. Her previous books include “The Risk Factor: Why Every Corporation Needs Big Bets, Bold Characters and the Occasional Spectacular Failure” and her global bestselling book, “Secrets of Silicon Valley: What Everyone Else Can Learn From the Innovation Capital of the World”. The book is a New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestseller, and sold in 39 countries.


About Chris Westfall

Chris Westfall is a keynote speaker, author and business coach.  His strategies have created multi-million dollar results across a wide variety of industries. Serving entrepreneurs as well as Fortune 100 companies, he work with business leaders, C-Level executives, sales teams, entrepreneurs and important social causes across four continents. Recognized as the US National Elevator Pitch Champion, he finds the greatest value in working with teams that need to persuade and influence the toughest audiences, when the stakes are high. His clients have landed on Shark Tank, Shark Tank – Australia and Dragon’s Den. Over the last few years, he has been a part of launching over 50 businesses and creating hundreds of jobs – as well as raising multi-million dollar investment revenues. He has coached the winner of the Harvard Executive MBA Pitch Competition, the Intel Global Capital Conference, and the team that won the Rice Business Plan Competition in 2016 (the largest and most lucrative entrepreneurial pitch competition in the world).


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