Bio : From Day One
"A From Day One event is a gathering of 250+ founders, CEOs and principals across across HR, Diversity, Talent, Employee Engagement, CSR, and Corporate Citizenship roles, designed to answer the question: how can we build stronger, more purposeful relationships with our employees, customers and community members–starting today?"
From Day One is a conference series and journalism platform focused on innovative ways for companies to forge stronger relationships with their employees, customers, and community. At a time when society holds businesses to a rising level of accountability, From Day One explores how companies can build well-grounded values into their business—diversity, responsibility, transparency—and stick with them in an economy driven by disruption.
What's unique about From Day One is its cross-disciplinary approach, bringing together executives from the fields of corporate social responsibility, human resources, marketing, and communications. From Day One launched in Brooklyn in 2018 with an inaugural conference that drew hundreds of corporate decision makers, civic leaders, and journalists for a dynamic, one-day conversation on business and society. Now the company is bringing its conference to Chicago, San Francisco and other major cities.
Businesses have increasingly seen the wisdom of putting people first. Our mission is to help companies find the best ways to deliver on that promise, from day one.
A veteran of the live events industry, Erin Sauter was previously head of membership for Argyle Executive Forum, a curated membership community of over 2 million business leaders worldwide. Joining as the company’s first employee, Erin grew the company’s annual events portfolio from two a year to over 300, with a staff of 50 employees.
Steve is a lifelong journalist who has served as executive editor of Fortune, deputy managing editor of Time, and editor of their websites. In 2011-16, he was editorial director of Time Inc. Books. Most recently, he founded The Bridge, an independent publication focused on the creative, dynamic business community in Brooklyn, NY.
Nick Baily is founder and CEO of Complex Ventures, a digital strategy agency dedicated to helping brands and organizations with a purpose, with clients ranging from Patagonia to AARP. Previously, Nick was the founder of Belgrave Trust, a green startup devoted to addressing climate change, and head of digital strategy for entertainment agency Shore Fire Media.