Linda Rottenberg is the co-founder and CEO of Endeavor. She joined the Inter-American Dialogue as a member in 2013.
Headquartered in New York with 50 offices worldwide, Endeavor identifies, mentors, and co-invests in individuals with the biggest ideas, the likeliest potential to build companies that matter, and the greatest ability to inspire others. Since 1997, Rottenberg’s network has screened 40,000 candidates, handpicked 1,000 Endeavor Entrepreneurs, and helped them grow to provide 400,000 jobs and generate $7 billion annually. In 2013, Endeavor brought its proven scale-up model to the U.S, and in 2015 Endeavor won the prestigious Kravis Prize for Nonprofit Leadership.
Rottenberg serves on the board of Zayo Group, a global provider of bandwidth infrastructure. She is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and serves on the entrepreneurship steering committee of the World Economic Forum.
Rottenberg is a graduate of Harvard University and Yale Law School. She is the author of the New York Times bestseller, CRAZY IS A COMPLIMENT: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags, published in October 2014, and has been profiled in the Wall Street Journal, Forbes, The Economist, Financial Times, USA Today, Strategy + Business, People, Glamour, and more.