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September 9-11, 2024
The Marriott Marquis Times SquareNew York

Brett Wander
Leadership Adviser at The Connection Project


Brett is a life-changing leader and mentor who builds highly engaged, collaborative teams and individuals. His influence and leadership have propelled success at organizations including Schwab, State Street Global, Loomis Sayles, and Mellon Capital. Brett is a published thought leader in financial services and is often sought out as keynote for investment industry and media events. Throughout his 30-year career — from Portfolio Manager to Chief Investment Officer — Brett has developed and executed an array of investment strategies across a wide range of asset classes and sectors. His lasting legacy is helping hundreds of people become outstanding leaders and communicators.

Brett now leads The Connection Project, providing coaching, consulting, and speaking services for individual and corporate clients. Brett leads his clients on a journey to discover how they can become better leaders by strengthening personal and professional connections. He develops leaders that are more impactful than they ever thought possible by quickly determining what holds them back and building the skills to achieve their highest potential. Brett also helps leaders who wish to become effective speakers, working with them to find their authentic, passionate voice and keep their message simple and impactful.

Brett has an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS in System Science Engineering from the University of California Los Angeles.

Agenda Sessions

  • 4 key differences between being a GOOD leader and a GREAT leader 11.05-11.50