Presented by the Allan P. Kirby Lecture Series in Free Enterprise and Entrepreneurship.
What’s most important in your life? Spend an evening with Jake Wood to learn how to build the team needed to make your passion a reality.
Registration is strongly encouraged and walk-ins are welcome. Registration is required for livestream access.
An award-winning entrepreneur, two-time author, and recognized expert on topics of leadership, organizational culture and crisis management. Wood recently founded Groundswell, a revolutionary venture-backed financial technology company that is looking to disrupt philanthropy and employee compensation by making personal charitable foundations as common as 401(k)s. Groundswell believes that everyone should be able to give like Gates, get taxed like Buffett and get recognized like Rockefeller.
Wood is also the founder and Executive Chairman of Team Rubicon – the fastest growing and most innovative disaster response organization in the world. Since 2010, Team Rubicon has grown to over 150,000 volunteers and responded to nearly 1,000 crises around the world and the United States. Under Wood’s leadership, Team Rubicon developed a reputation for its corporate culture, and was named one of the top nonprofits to work for in America five times.
Prior to Team Rubicon, Wood served as a Marine Corps scout-sniper with combat tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and was a varsity football player for the Wisconsin Badgers. He is the author of Once A Warrior, a memoir detailing his time in war and disaster zones around the world that legendary journalist Tom Brokaw said was “the book America needs right now.”