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Eugene Sepulveda

CEO, Entrepreneurs Foundation

Eugene Sepulveda is the founder of Culturati. He advises ceos, board members and investors on corporate culture and employee engagement as CEO of the Entrepreneurs Foundation and a director of Capital Factory. For more than 25 years, Eugene has practiced, experimented, failed and succeeded in building successful cultures in businesses, nonprofits, local & national: political, social & human rights organizations. He believes a mission-driven purpose is critical for sustained outlier performance, and that it attracts & retains the best people.

A senior advisor to Austin Mayor Steve Adler, Eugene helped lead the Mayor's 2014 campaign and landslide election. As the President & CEO of NPR-affiliate, Marfa Public Radio, he lead their expansion into the Permian Basin markets, increasing their listener and donor base tenfold; and served as co-chair of President Obama's LGBT Leadership Council during a period of unprecedented LGBT monetary and electoral support. Eugene also brings 30 years experience from banking, high tech startups, and higher education. He previously taught social entrepreneurship & global business at the University of Texas' McCombs School of Business, served as CFO for an Austin-based semiconductor startup, and was Austin's first technology banker.