3:00pm Gathering and Program Overview
John Coleman, Program Moderator
3:10pm Panel Discussion: “Living Faith in Business”
4:00pm A Conversation with Barry Rowan, Board Chair, HBS Christian Fellowship & Alumni Association
4:25pm HBS Christian Fellowship, Alumni outreach priorities and programs
Danelle Radney, Board member, HBS Christian Fellowship, Leader of Alumni Engagement
Moderator to provide discussion questions
Hosted by the Harvard Business School Christian Fellowship & Alumni Association (HBSCFAA)
Verisk Analytics, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (NASDAQ:VRSK)
During his tenure as CEO 2013-2021, Verisk became a part of the S&P 500 Index, has been named to both the S&P Global 500 ESG and the FTSE4Good Index Series, and for three consecutive years Forbes ranked Verisk among the world’s most innovative companies. During this period the company’s revenues doubled, market cap quadrupled, and countries served tripled. Under his leadership, Verisk has repeatedly been recognized as an employer of choice, named a Great Place to Work™ for six consecutive years, one of America’s Most Just Companies™, and one of America’s Best Managed Companies™. While at Boston Consulting Group as a Senior Partner, Stephenson worked closely with Fortune 50 CEOs and was the founding partner of the firm’s southeastern U.S. practice. Forbes recognized Stephenson as one of America’s Most Innovative Leaders and as one of the Top 25 Most Innovative Leaders Worldwide.
Stephenson serves on several for-profit and not-for-profit boards, including PSEG (NYSE), The Bowery Mission (chair), Yale Center for Faith and Culture, Human Flourishing Program at Harvard, UVA School of Data Science. He established The Stephenson Dean of Data Science at The University of Virginia. He is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations and The Wall Street Journal CEO Council. He is signatory of the Business Roundtable’s statement on The Purpose of a Corporation. Additionally, he serves as elder at Central Presbyterian Church of NYC and is husband to Beth, father to Peter, Lee and Caroline, grandfather of eight (and counting!).
Andy Wasynczuk has been a faculty member of Harvard Business School since 2005. Teaching in both the MBA and Executive Education Programs, his coursework focuses on Negotiation as well as Motivation and Incentive Design. Andy came to HBS after sixteen years as Chief Operating Officer of the New England Patriots and related enterprises. During his tenure, the team built a new world-class privately financed stadium and won three Superbowl championships.
Andy is an HBS Class of ’83 Graduate. He looks back fondly on his engagement with the Christian Fellowship during his years at HBS and has re-engaged with current students and alumni of the Fellowship since arriving back on campus. Andy is Trustee Emeritus of Case Western Reserve University, serves on the Board of St. Sebastian’s School and is active at Highrock Church. He’s been married to his wife, Rebecca, for 32 years and together, they have raised four children.
Sheeba Philip has built purpose-driven brands at startup, mid-size, and Fortune 50 companies across multiple industries and sectors. Sheeba served as an executive member of the turnaround team for JCPenney. As VP of Marketing & Interim Co-CMO, she helped modernize the $12 billion dollar brand. As a senior executive with Mondelēz International, Sheeba led the brand and global operations for the World's #1 Cookie, OREO, a $2 billion brand across 100 countries. Sheeba leveraged her corporate executive experience to impact non-profits and early stage ventures. She led brand marketing for International Justice Mission (IJM), the largest anti-slavery NGO in the world. She was also the CEO of Akola, a retail brand and early stage start-up that provides living wage employment to marginalized women in Eastern Africa.
Sheeba now serves as a strategic advisor to CEOs of purpose-driven brands, start-ups, and non-profit organizations. She is a board member for Redeemer City to City, a global ministry founded by Tim Keller. She is an advisor for faith-driven entrepreneurs and regularly speaks on Christ-centered leadership. She holds a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Virginia and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Danelle Radney has 20 years of experience in national multisite operations, DEI strategy and leadership development.
Danelle leads Health Equity strategy and operations for DaVita. She is responsible for developing and leading interventions improving clinical outcomes in communities with the greatest needs.
Before this, Danelle was Regional Operations Director in Northern VA and Orlando where she managed a $50M business with over 15 dialysis centers, denovos and joint ventures, and 200 teammates.
Prior to DaVita, Danelle was the Senior Director of College Programs at Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) where she led, launched and built operations for undergraduate programming nationally. Additionally, Danelle has spent time in strategic and operations leadership roles across education, economic development and business development. She started her career in Corporate Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Target Corporation where she held various programming and partnership roles.
Danelle holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA from the University of Minnesota, Carlson School of Management. Danelle is an INROADS alumna, MLT MBA Prep Alumna and former HBS Leadership Fellow.
She sits on the Board for Fund for Education Abroad and the HBS Christian Fellowship Alumni Association.
Barry Rowan has a broad-based executive background and a strong track record of transforming companies from a range of C-Suite roles, primarily in the technology and communications space. Barry’s career has included building eight businesses through periods of hypergrowth and dramatic turnarounds, including the sale of one company for $10 billion. Grounded in a character-based approach to leadership, he has served as a division general manager, led two private companies as CEO/President, and has been CFO for four public companies, including Fluke Corporation, Nextel Partners, Vonage, and Gogo. Barry has also served as a director for public and private companies.
Motivated by his desire for giving back to the community and investing in the next generation of leaders, Barry has served as a trustee for Seattle Pacific University (where he was also the founding chair for the Center for Integrity in Business), Gordon College, the board of advisors for the Honors Program in Entrepreneurial Leadership at Gonzaga University, and as President of Bellevue Christian School. He has served on the national board of InterVarsity and chairs the board of the Harvard Business School Christian Fellowship and Alumni Association.
Barry and his family are committed to helping the poor locally as well as through bringing clean water to the people of Central America, and he and his wife, Linda, serve on the National Leadership Council for World Vision. Barry has taught university courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels and is a frequently requested speaker at a wide variety of forums. Having recently retired from a full-time corporate role, Barry and Linda are now pursuing an “encore calling” centered in prayer and expressed through “lines of service” flowing from an aspiration to place Christ at the center.
Barry earned his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1983, and his B.S. summa cum laude in Business Administration and Chemical Biology from The College of Idaho in 1979. He has been married to Linda, his life partner for 41 years, and they have two sons and three beloved grandchildren.
John is a Managing Partner at Sovereign’s Capital, a leader in faith-aligned investing, with strategies in public equities, private equity, real estate, and venture capital. He has prior professional experience at McKinsey & Company, Invesco, and Bridgewater Associates, among others.
He’s active in the community, with current or prior experience on the boards of Teneo, the Heritage Foundation, Berry College, the DeKalb County School System, the Georgia Student Finance Commission, the Georgia Charter Schools Association, and the Georgia Independent College Association. He’s been recognized as a Term Member at the Council on Foreign Relations, a Presidential Leadership Scholar, and as one of both Georgia Trend’s and the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “40 Under 40.”
A frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, John and his work has been featured in Forbes, the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Financial Times, and the LA Times among other publications. He’s previously published Passion & Purpose (HBP, 2011) and How to Argue Like Jesus (Crossway, 2009).
John is an MBA graduate with High Distinction from the Harvard Business School, where he was Class Day Speaker and a Dean’s Award Winner for leadership and service. And he’s an MPA graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School, where he was a George Fellow and a Zuckerman Fellow. John lives in Atlanta with his wife Jackie, their four young children.
John is a Managing Partner at Sovereign’s Capital, a leader in faith-aligned investing, with strategies in public equities, private equity, real estate, and venture capital.