Verinder Syal has over 40 years of experience in working with companies to deliver exceptional results. He has been an Adjunct Faculty member at Northwestern University since 2006 where he teaches two courses in leadership and entrepreneurship. Mr. Syal is also a published author, having written the book Discover the Entrepreneur Within – A Step-By-Step Guide to Getting It Done. Prior to Syal’s work as an author and entrepreneur, he served as the CEO of several companies, including Rhymer Seafood and Stella Cheese. Mr. Syal also spent 19 years at The Quaker Oats Company, where held a variety of positions, including VP of Corporate Planning & Strategy, CEO of Golden Grain, a privately held company acquired by Quaker where under his direction sales reached $300 million, and President of the $2 billion Quaker Breakfast Foods Group, whose brands included Quaker Oats, Cap’n Crunch, and Aunt Gemima. Verinder Syal is the Past Chairman of WPO Chicago, a worldwide business organization, where he developed award winning educational programs. He has an MBA from the University of Michigan and an Engineering degree from MACT, India.