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David S. Pottruck

David Pottruck is the former chief executive officer of Charles Schwab and author of the New York Times and Amazon best-sellers Stacking the Deck and Clicks and Mortar. Mr. Pottruck is currently on the board of directors at Intel Corporation and is the Chairman of Hightower Advisors, a rapidly growing $35 Billion wealth management firm.

No stranger to reinvention and transformation during his 20-year career at Schwab, Mr. Pottruck helped Schwab revolutionize the way stocks and mutual funds are bought and sold, resulting in the company being one of the first to rebuild its business model around the Internet. He was integral in growing the company from $50 million in revenue to $5 billion, increasing client assets from $5 billion to more than $1 trillion, and increasing Schwab’s market cap from $450 million to over $30 Billion.

Today Mr. Pottruck is also an award-winning MBA instructor at the Wharton School, a member of the faculty at CorpU and a highly sought after speaker to leadership and industry groups across the country. He is a former member of the Wharton Advisory Board and two-term trustee at the University of Pennsylvania.

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