Aaron D. Bare
- Co-Founder & Vice-Chairman
- Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Purposely
I am formerly EIR at Arizona Commerce Authority, Arizona State University & Thunderbird. I am previously with the Aspen Institute, McCain Institute, Gen-Next, Executive Council & Google Ideas. I speak often about innovation at conferences. My proven performance as a leader has garnered, “35 under 35” Entrepreneurs; “40 under 40” Leaders; Most Innovative Company of the Year & featured in the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Fast Company & Inc. Magazine. I am former Management Consultant at Accenture and Money Management at The Vanguard Group.
I hold an MBA in Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management, an MA in Economic Development from Indiana University & a BS in International Business (Honors) from the Indiana Institute of Technology. I also completed Semester at Sea. Aaron lives with his family in Scottsdale, he enjoys traveling, sailing & skiing.