Wharton 40 Under 40 Winners

Congratulations to Akshay Khanna and Todd Mortensen who have been named in Wharton’s 40 Under 40 for the great strides they are making the business world and have had a connection–past or present to sports!

Below is part of the article from The Wharton Magazine:

Akshay K. Khanna G15 WG15                                   
Image result for akshay khanna wharton30; vice president of strategy, the
Philadelphia 76ers, New Jersey
Devils and Prudential Center; led the
acquisition and merger of two eSports
teams; negotiated an estimated $25
million jersey sponsorship deal with StubHub

Proudest professional
accomplishment? Helping launch and
working with the Sixers Innovation
Lab Crafted by Kimball and seeing
this incredible business accelerator
succeed. Being able to invest behind
talented entrepreneurs from all across
the globe and helping to grow each of
their businesses with the resources
that the 76ers family is able to provide
them has been an incredibly rewarding
opportunity, and one that is fairly
unique within the world of sports,
media, and entertainment.
Role model? On a professional note,
Sara Blakely. The way in which she
created Spanx, the persistence she
displayed when she was getting turned
down by every vendor, the creativity it
took to sell people a product they didn’t
even know they needed—all of these are
amazingly inspiring characteristics to
me. On a personal note, my father is and

will always be my role model for what
a human being should strive to be. I’m
lucky to have learned most of what I
know from him.

Todd Mortensen L12 WG12Image result for todd mortensen38; legal counsel at Muzinich & Co.,
an institutional investment firm that
specializes in corporate credit; former
NFL quarterback

Secret to your success? Always be
well prepared. One of my favorite quotes
is from Benjamin Disraeli: “The secret
of success in life is for a man to be ready
for his opportunity when it comes.”
Best advice you’ve been given? From
my mom: “The people are always more
important than the task.”


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