David is a successful entrepreneur, investor and mentor, passionate about impact beyond profit with more than 25 years of business experience throughout Oceania, Asia and Europe. His strategic & operational expertise in large corporates as well as start-ups and SME’s has facilitated scalability & growth. He is the founding partner of a social investment fund and is an avid ambassador for social entrepreneurship, with a desire to see people of all walks of life empowered and thriving.
David has on-the-ground- experience of anti-trafficking work in various countries and he firmly believes in the significant contribution that businesses can make on the journey of rehabilitation & reintegration of survivors. He is married to Yvonne and together they have two children. After recently spending 3 amazing years in Cambodia they now live in Germany but remain global adventurers.
Since Bill & Kitty Job arrived in Xiamen in 1987, their vision and innovative techniques have virtually transformed the global glass industry, and at the same time they've brought about changes to Fujian as well by providing employment opportunities to villagers in impoverished mountain regions. The Meixia company, Xiamen’s first solely foreign-owned enterprise, grew from a modest investment of $10,000 in 1988 to an estimated worth of over $2 million by 2000. A 1992 Wall Street Journal recognized Bill Job as a “pioneer business spirit and innovative artist,” and a leader in the stained glass industry. Bill Job's unique woven "Job Glass®", made from scrap that he once paid to have carted off and buried, is one of the most innovative types of glass to be produced in centuries.
Kelli worked at United States Customs and Border Protection for over 7 years and became one of the country’s leading experts in international trade compliance. Ms. Thompson has traveled the world leading textile production verification teams on behalf of the United States government.
She is now in the Founder and CEO of an international trading company, Integrity International Trade Consulting (IITC), an international trade consulting company focused on consulting, training, and foreign factory audits relating to Free Trade Agreements/Trade Preference Program compliance. IITC assist companies to move forward in social entrepreneurship and change the lives of others while being compliant with the U.S. import regulations and assisting them save money through duty savings programs. Ms. Thompson’s took her U.S. Customs Broker Exam which had a 28% passing rate and has received her U.S. Customs Broker License.
Larry W. Sharp is the Founder and current Director of Strategic Training and Partnerships of a Business for Transformation consulting firm, International Business and Education Consultants. He served 21 years in Brazil and then 20 years as Crossworld VP of Operations and as Vice President of Business Partnerships. He is currently a VP Emeritus and consultant with Crossworld.
He holds degrees in business and education, and a PhD in comparative sociology of education and administration. His career focus has been in business, education and supervisory roles. While in Brazil he served as teacher and headmaster of the Amazon Valley Academy.
He travels within North America speaking and teaching in conferences, colleges and churches on themes related to social entrepreneurship, crisis preparation, and management and team building. Larry and Vicki live in Seattle, WAand have been married for 47 years and have four grown children and eight grandchildren.