Giovanni Galucci, Carter Cast, and Live Oak Bank on CEO Money

Giovanni Gallucci
Digital Strategist
Giovanni is an Ad Age, Emmy, Telly, and Webby award-winning search engine optimization expert, social media specialist, and digital strategist who develops loyal, engaged online audiences for brands in entertainment, fashion, food & beverage, sports, and technology. He spend most of his time as an online content producer, building online audiences by creating targeted, relevant content for engaging with fans on social networks via photography and video.

Carter Cast
Clinical Professor
Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management


Carter is the author of The Right (and Wrong) Stuff: How Brilliant Careers are Made – and Unmade (PublicAffairs; January 9, 2018).
In 2011, Carter joined the faculty of Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where he is a clinical professor, teaching entrepreneurship, leadership and marketing and working on Kellogg’s leadership initiative. He is an award-winning professor, having received the Impact Award by his students each year from 2012-2017. He has been asked to give the end-of-year Nota Bene address multiple times to graduating students and was one of five professors nominated for Professor of the Year in 2015. In addition to teaching at Kellogg, Carter is a venture partner for Pritzker Group Venture Capital, where he assesses potential investments and advises portfolio companies. Carter sits on the board of SMS Assist, the Family Action Network, Kellogg Company, and is also a member of the advisory board of Northwestern University’s Kellogg Innovation Network.

Heather Endresen
Senior Loan Officer
Live Oak Bank, SBA M&A Lending Unit

Mergers and Acquisitions

Heather Endresen has managed all aspects of SBA lending units for banks (Union Bank, CitiBanc, Banc of California and most recently Live Oak Bank) for 25 years. For the past 8 years, she has strategically focused on SBA loans for acquisitions of businesses to fill the growing need for such financing as these businesses change hands in record numbers (a baby boomer phenomenon).