After having her son Asher in 2015, Allison Robinson identified how universally challenging it can be for American mothers to juggle the demands of motherhood with a full-time career and decided to tackle the issue on a national scale. Prior to founding The Mom Project, Allison spent 8 years at Procter and Gamble working on go to market strategies for leading household brands with a special focus on moms during her tenure on the Pampers brand. As CEO, Allison is responsible for delivering on the company’s mission of building a better workplace for women while supporting our customers through innovative talent solutions that help them attract and retain the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives they need to propel their businesses forward.
Mark Rankin is the Head of HR Centers of Excellence and is responsible for Total Rewards, Talent Acquisition, and Talent Development. He joined Invesco in August 2015. Previously, Mr. Rankin performed a variety of strategy roles over nine years at Wells Fargo. He as the Director of Retirement Strategy from 2009 to 2015, when he led the division’s strategic planning. He also initiated several key products such as Wells Fargo’s Retirement Income Solution and led strategic initiatives such as the effort to improve cross selling between Wells Fargo’s Brokerage and Community Bank. Prior to this role, Mr. Rankin was part of Wachovia’s internal consulting group where he worked on a variety of projects spanning the enterprise. (Wachovia was acquired by Wells Fargo in 2008.) Before joining Wells Fargo (Wachovia) in 2006, Mr. Rankin was a Case Team Leader for Bain & Company where he worked on projects spanning from organization design to growth and process improvement for a number of companies both within and outside of financial services. Prior to this, Mr. Rankin worked at Hewitt Associates where he was a 401(k) plan Project Manager and Head of Client Implementations for health and benefit plans in the United Kingdom. Mr. Rankin earned a BA degree in economics from Haverford College and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.
Steven Latham is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer with Banyan Hills Technologies. Steven is a forward-thinking technology entrepreneur with a history of building successful hardware and software solutions for Fortune 500 companies and small private firms. With more than 20 years of experience in the field of technology, he is regarded as an expert in cloud-based software and the Internet of Things. Latham is the founder and CEO of Banyan Hills Technologies, an Internet of Things company that provides businesses with end-to-end IoT services. Banyan has a team of experts focused on IoT and is committed to understanding how businesses can leverage the Internet of Things to reduce costs and grow profitably. Banyan’s cloud-based IoT platform, CanopyTM, is a comprehensive software solution for operators of self-service devices and on-premise control systems. Since its founding in 2013, Banyan Hills Technologies has been named to Connected World IoT Innovations and, in 2018, it was ranked number 1,203 on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing private companies in the United States. Banyan recently doubled the size of its Atlanta-area headquarters and experienced 95 percent year-over-year growth in 2017. Prior to Banyan, Latham served as CTO for the Entertainment division of NCR, where he led the planning, architecture, implementation and delivery of NCR’s Blockbuster Express kiosk business. Prior to that, Latham held various technology leadership positions at Harland Clarke and led the consolidation of their e-commerce platform to a unified product offering for its customers. In addition to his work at Banyan Hills Technologies, Latham is committed to helping accelerate innovations in the Greater Atlanta tech arena through his involvement in the Gwinnett County Chamber of Commerce and at Georgia State University. He also serves on the board of trustees for Beacon College, a private college in Lakeland, Florida that is one of the first to award bachelor’s degrees exclusively to students with dyslexia, ADHD and other specific learning disabilities. In other nonprofit work, Steve is most proud of the annual donations Banyan makes to a variety of charities for its employees’ anniversary milestones. Employee donations have been directed to a variety of charities including programs to provide disadvantaged families with opportunities to shop during the holidays for gifts at significantly reduced costs, a food bank gardening project and a program to provide job training to prison inmates.