Gentleman Entrepreneur: John Elstrott, Chair of Whole Foods Market
Thursday, September 29, 2011 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (MDT)
An Evening at the Epicenter | Conversations in Natural, Organic & Sustainable Business
Presented by Best Organics and Compass Natural, in partnership with the Deming Center for Entrepreneurship, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado
Insights from John Elstrott, Ph.D., Chair of Whole Foods Market, the world's leading natural products retailer, and Founder and Executive Director of Tulane University's Institute for Entrepreneurship.
Triple-bottom line investing and complete alignment of stakeholder interests are keys to Dr. John Elstrott’s investing and business philosophy.
Thursday, Sept. 29, 2011, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Welcoming Reception and Interactive Program
Wolf Law Building, 2450 Kittredge Loop Rd.
University of Colorado, Boulder, CO 80309
$12 per person; $7 for students
Space is limited; Register early!
John Elstrott, Ph.D., is Chair of the Board of Whole Foods Market, the world’s largest natural products retailer. As founder and Executive Director of the Levy-Rosenblum Institute for Entrepreneurship at Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business in New Orleans, he also is renowned as an award-winning educator and researcher, specializing in economics and entrepreneurship.
Dr. Elstrott served as Chief Financial Officer and a founding manager of Celestial Seasonings. He is an active entrepreneur in venture capital, natural and organic products, music, pharmaceuticals and financial services. He serves as director on many public, private and non-profit boards, including leading natural products companies Whole Foods Market, Sambazon and Traditional Medicinals.
Dr. Elstrott also serves as Chair of the Resource Conservation Fund, a wetland mitigation banking fund that returns alternative asset yields to its investors through the restoration of America’s wetlands. Dr. Elstrott holds a Doctorate in Economics from the University of Colorado, and Master’s and Bachelors degrees in Economics from Louisiana State University.
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