Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Marc Freedman

Founder and CEO,

Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of, is one of the nation's leading experts on the longevity revolution and the transformation of retirement. He is a former visiting scholar at Stanford University and a former visiting fellow at King's College of the University of London. Freedman is a member of the Wall Street Journal's Experts panel and a frequent contributor to the Harvard Business Review. He has authored four books, including "The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife." Honors include a 2014 Social Entrepreneur of the Year award from the World Economic Forum and the Schwab Foundation, the 2010 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship and an Ashoka Senior Fellowship. He played a central role in creating AARP Experience Corps, which mobilizes people over 50 to improve education for low-income children, as well as the Purpose Prize, which supports social entrepreneurs in the second half of life. He is a graduate of Swarthmore College and holds an M.B.A. from Yale University.


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