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Linda  Rottenberg

Linda Rottenberg

Founder & CEO


“Innovator for the 21st Century” (TIME), “Silicon Valley Visionary,” “America’s Best Leader” (U.S. News), and “The Entrepreneur Whisperer” (ABC, FOX, NPR) are among the designations given to Linda Rottenberg. The subject of four Harvard Business School cases, for over a decade Linda was known by another name, la Chica Loca (“the Crazy Girl”), for insisting that high-impact entrepreneurs exist in emerging and developing markets.

As co-founder and CEO of Endeavor Global, Inc. Linda has led the global entrepreneurship movement for two decades. With offices spanning the globe, Endeavor rigorously selects, mentors and scales the most promising, high-impact entrepreneurs in 30 countries and a number of underserved U.S. cities. Today, Endeavor Entrepreneurs — 1700 selected from over 55,000 candidates — generate over $15BN in annual revenues and produce more than 1.5 million jobs.

Linda Rottenberg oversees Endeavor Catalyst LP Funds with over $115M AUM, which co-invest in Endeavor Entrepreneurs. She serves as board director of the preeminent bandwidth infrastructure company (NYSE: ZAYO); pioneering software developer (NYSE: GLOB); and leading digital food-ordering platform (OLO). Her book, CRAZY IS A COMPLIMENT: The Power of Zigging When Everyone Else Zags, became an instant NYT bestseller.

A graduate of Harvard College and Yale Law School, Linda lives in Brooklyn with her husband, author/journalist Bruce Feiler, and identical twin daughters, Tybee and Eden.

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