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Sanjiv Yajnik

President of Financial Services, Capital One

As the President of the Financial Services Division within Capital One, Sanjiv Yajnik is responsible for consumer lending outside of credit cards. Throughout his tenure, this has included Auto Finance, Mortgage, Home Equity and Installment Loans. In Sanjiv’s time as President, Capital One’s Auto Finance division has turned around to become one of the largest auto lenders in the nation.

He also serves as Chairman of the Collin County Business Alliance (CCBA), an organization he helped create. The CCBA is a group of business leaders who have come together to address issues facing Collin County, Texas, and ensure vibrant businesses contribute to vibrant communities. In November 2015, Sanjiv was appointed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to be Chairman of the Texas Economic Development Corporation. The corporation supports programs and activities of the Governor’s Division of Economic Development and Tourism, including TexasOne, which markets Texas competitively and dynamically to businesses outside the state of Texas. Sanjiv also serves as Chairman of the Dallas Symphony Association Board of Governors.

In addition to his local community outreach and involvement, Sanjiv is on the board and serves as Treasurer for the National Academy Foundation, an organization dedicated to preparing young people for college and career success.

Sanjiv joined Capital One in 1998 and previously served as the President of Capital One Auto Finance, succeeding his role as the Executive Vice President and Principal Managing Director of Capital One Europe, a role in which he was responsible for the strategic direction, marketing, operations, and financial performance of the company’s European segment.

Sanjiv completed the Executive Management Program from Stanford University in 2003. He received his MBA with honors (Dean’s list) from the University of Western Ontario, Canada, in 1992. Sanjiv is a medalist Chartered Engineer (I) and graduated with distinction from the Marine Engineering Research Institute, India.


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Andy Navarrete

Executive Vice President, External Affairs, Capital One

Andy Navarrete is Executive Vice President, External Affairs for Capital One Financial Corporation. External Affairs is comprised of Capital One’s Government and Policy Affairs Group, Regulatory Relations, Corporate Communications, Community Development Banking, Community Finance, CRA Strategy, and Community Affairs teams, as well as the Company’s corporate philanthropy and foundation activities. In this capacity, Mr. Navarrete oversees Capital One’s strategic and supervisory engagements with federal and state regulatory agencies and legislators, and leads the Company’s engagement in the communities that we serve.

Mr. Navarrete joined Capital One in 1999 and has served as Chief Counsel for each of the Company’s major business units (including Card, Commercial and Retail Banking, Mortgage, Auto and Digital). He also led the Legal Department’s team of corporate and consumer bank regulatory attorneys, its Legal Management team and served as Assistant Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Capital One, Mr. Navarrete was an attorney with the law firm of Morgan Lewis in Washington, DC. Mr. Navarrete began his legal career in the International Section of the Legal Division of the Federal Reserve Board. Prior to law school, Mr. Navarrete worked for the House Banking Committee and as a federal relations specialist for APCO Associates.

Mr. Navarrete serves as an Adjunct Professor of Banking Law at Georgetown University Law School. He received his J.D. from Boston College and his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary.


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Jaime Casap

Education Evangelist, Google

Jaime Casap is the Chief Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes the potential of digitalization as an enabling capability in pursuit of promoting inquiry-based learning models. Jaime collaborates with school systems, educational organizations, and leaders focused on building innovation into our education policies and practices.  

 In addition to his role at Google, Jaime serves as an advisor to dozens of organizations focused on learning, skill development, and the future of work.  He is the coauthor of “Our First Talk About Poverty,” as a way to talk to children about poverty.  Jaime helped launch the Phoenix Coding Academy, a public high school in Phoenix, AZ, focused on computer science as part of an inquiry-based learning model.  He teaches a 10th grade communication classes at the school.  He also guest lectures at Arizona State University.

 He speaks on education, digitalization, innovation, generation z, and the future of work at events around the world.  You can follow and reach him on Twitter at @jcasap.


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Adam Martel

Co-founder + CEO, Gravyty

As co-founder and CEO of Gravyty, the first and leading artificial intelligence company focused solely on social good, Adam Martel is driven by empowering nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, hospitals, and healthcare organizations to inspire giving at a scale never thought possible before. Under Adam’s leadership, Gravyty has proven that when AI supports strategy, organizations expand their fundraising workforces without making additional hires, raise more revenue, and change our world for the better.

Prior to co-founding Gravyty, Adam was a seasoned major gifts officer who worked with thousands of donors and helped social good organizations raise millions of dollars. His deep understanding of the personal challenges that organizations face while raising funds to execute their missions gave him his vision for AI tools for fundraiser enablement that change behaviors and improve results for frontline fundraisers.

An entrepreneur by nature, Adam has founded three companies and has an impressive background in collegiate athletic coaching. Adam lives in Boston with his wife and four children.