Keynote Speaker

Mark Sickles
Founder and CEO, Yfansi, Inc.

Mark Sickles is the founder and CEO and Yfansi, Inc., a professional products and services firm dedicated to creating sustainable stakeholder value. Sickles serves as organizational architect and adviser to boards and executives to ensure their organizations are well governed, well led and well managed.His many roles include chairman of the board of the New Jersey National Association of Corporate Directors, strategic governance fellow at Governance & Accountability Institute, governance committee member at El Camino Hospital, and advisory board member at Trestle Group.As an executive and consultant, he has created billions of dollars of shareholder value and recently provided the global business community with a superior governance regime based on ethical values and standards. He is the author of Shareholder Value Assurance, The Mark W. Sickles Handbook for Well-Intended Boards & Directors, Strategic Governance and is published by Directors Monthly, Directors & Boards, Investor Relations Update, Global Sourcing Council and New Jersey Bankers Association.

Sickels has worked with organizations to practice effective business ethics for most of his 30-plus year career as a c-level human resource executive, general manager, graduate school instructor and management consultant. His approach is tailored to the unique needs and environment of each business, and is focused at both the organizational and individual level. His extensive experience in helping organizations practice effective business ethics has resulted in ethics becoming the foundation of his strategic governance methodology as described in his 2009 book by that title.