Michael D. White is the former CEO of DirecTV. Prior to his tenure with DirecTV, Mr. White served as the CEO of PepsiCo International and vice chairman and director of PepsiCo. His experience includes service as CEO of Frito-Lay’s Europe, Africa and Middle East division, and CFO for PepsiCo and certain of its subsidiaries. Mr. White has served on a variety of boards for non-profits, academic institutions and major global corporations, including Bank of America, Kimberly-Clark, Whirlpool and Johns Hopkins University.


Keenan Beasley is a successful entrepreneur, industry disrupter and visionary who has founded, built and sold multiple companies. His background spans technology, art and creative services, marketing, retail and consumer packaged goods, among many others. Mr. Beasley is also founder of Venture Noire, which was one of the first non-profits focused on providing programming, resources, networking and capital opportunities to the community of entrepreneurs of color. Since its inception, Venture Noire has provided more than 1,000 entrepreneurs of color with non-dilutive grants, mentorship and training.


Al DiGuido is the former CEO of Bigfoot Interactive, Zeta Interactive and Epsilon Interactive. Mr. DiGuido is a marketing and media industry pioneer, and rose to prominence as one of the founding industry leaders of email marketing during his tenure as CEO of Bigfoot Interactive. In 2005, he sold Bigfoot to Alliance Data’s Epsilon business unit for $120 million and became the CEO of Epsilon Interactive. Mr. DiGuido is also the founder of Al’s Angels, a non-profit, charitable organization whose mission is to provide assistance to children and families suffering hardship due to life-threatening illnesses or poverty.


Judge Graham is a successful entrepreneur with a proven track-record of starting, growing and selling nine-figure companies. In addition to his private market experience, Graham also has played important leadership roles on executive management teams that have taken companies public. Graham’s companies have won numerous high-profile business accolades, including Inc. 5000 and multiple Best Places to Work awards.



Simone Calzolai is an international lawyer, founder and General Counsel of Calzolai Law Firm.

He has been awarded “Business Litigation Lawyer of the Year in Italy 2023” by Corporate NTL, Civil Lawyer of the year 2022 in Italy” by IAE, “Business Litigation Lawyer of the year 2022 in Italy by The Lawyer Network and “Recommended Expert” by Global Advisory Experts.

He represents public corporations, high net worth individuals, privately held companies, and foreign investors. He has expertise in the field of appellate advocacy and he is admitted to practice in all Europe and in the U.K. before the Supreme Courts, where he has been intimately involved in the resolution of many cases of media interest.

He is based in Tuscany (Florence Court district), London (U.K.) and New York City, being “of Counsel” of London-based Adam Nelson Law Firm, and he is also an active member of ABA (American Bar Association).

Simone Calzolai is a recommended lawyer in the Florence U.S. Consular District and similarly listed as an English-speaking Italian solicitor held by the UK Government in the same Consular District.