Episode 34: Dan Doctoroff

Janice Ellig, CEO and founder of Ellig Group, sits down with real leaders in this series of game-changing conversations, bespoke to fellow champions of change. Heralded by Bloomberg Businessweek as one of “The World’s Most Influential Headhunters,” Janice is often consulted for her expertise and commitment to gender parity, equity, inclusion, and diversity.

We are honored to present this month’s episode of Leadership Reimagined, “Reimagining Cities” with Dan Doctoroff, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Sidewalk Labs, the urban design innovation subsidiary of Alphabet Inc, with a focused vision to build more sustainable equitable cities globally.

Dan Doctoroff’s career has encompassed many roles—investment banker, private equity, CEO, government, and entrepreneur. A force in the community, he serves on the Boards of the University of Chicago and Bloomberg Philanthropies and Founder of Target ALS, an initiative to streamline discovery of new approaches to treating ALS. He is also the Founder and Chairman of Culture Shed, an innovative new cultural institution at Hudson Yards in Manhattan.

Tune in as Dan discusses his focused vision to build more sustainable, innovative, and equitable cities around the world, attributing much of his success to taking risks and storytelling. “Once you unburden yourself from worries about what other people think about you, you can be a much smarter and better risk-taker.”

Dan founded Sidewalk Labs in 2015, the urban planning and infrastructure subsidiary of Alphabet Inc. Prior to Sidewalk Labs, Dan Doctoroff held many executive positions including seven years as President and CEO of Bloomberg LP, and before that he was the longest serving Deputy Mayor for Economic Development and Rebuilding for the City of New York, under the Bloomberg Administration. Previously, he was Managing Partner of the private equity investment firm Oak Hill Capital Partners, where he founded NYC2012, the organization that spearheaded efforts to bring the Olympic Games to the city.

It is our privilege we present to you this episode of Leadership Reimagined “Reimagining Cities” with Dan Doctoroff!

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