Eugene Sepulveda

CEO, Entrepreneurs Foundation, CEO and Co-Founder, Culturati

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.