The Austin Business Journal's Face 2 Face series delivers some of the brightest industry leader to Austin's business community for informative and inspiring discussions. Personal stories, stories from the boardroom and opinions on today's ever-changing business environment are tackled in a fireside chat format with ABJ Editor Colin Pope.

The Face 2 Face breakfasts are usually held the second Tuesday of each month at Whole Foods' world-famous headquarters in downtown Austin. The breakfast starts at 8:30 am with a half hour of networking followed by a one-hour Q&A session with our featured guest. This discussion is fueled by questions from the audience, and most often centers on business-to-business topics that both educate and entertain.



The co-founder and CEO of Pantheon Enterprises, Laura Roberts is a leading force behind the company's business development and expansion plan. Since 1999, Roberts has directed an extensive reorganization of the company, including development of its executive management team; protection of its IP; automation of its manufacturing operations; and a clear definition of its marketing and distribution strategy. Additionally, she secured the necessary financing to commercialize the chemical technologies throughout multiple worldwide distribution channels. Under Roberts's leadership, Pantheon has expanded globally and realized tremendous success in several markets with award-winning products.

Dubbed "The Toxic Avenger" by Forbes Magazine, Roberts formed Pantheon Enterprises with a fierce commitment to shattering the myth that green technologies were less effective and more expensive. Its mission continues to be to develop and commercialize products that help increase financial growth while at the same time sustaining human health and safety.

Roberts's efforts in driving the corporate mission and vision resulted in Pantheon Enterprises being recognized multiple times as Ethisphere's World's Most Ethical Companies.
A summa cum laude graduate of Northern Arizona University, Roberts is a member of the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society and for two successive years enjoyed the distinction of being the University's highest ranking scholar. She is also a graduate of the highly regarded business executive program at MIT Sloan School of Management. In addition, she is a graduate of the Integral Leadership Program at the Stagen Institute.
Roberts serves on the Board of Directors for Conscious Capitalism, an organization focused on promoting higher purpose in business. She currently holds board positions with Church World Services (CWS), an organization dedicated to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world, and Beyond Benign, an organization dedicated to revolutionizing the way chemistry is taught to better prepare students.

Roberts is a member of Young Presidents' Organization (YPO), a global network that unites young, successful chief executives in more than 125 countries around a shared mission: Better Leaders Through Education and Idea Exchangeâ„¢.

Roberts has previously held board positions with the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, the March of Dimes, the Arizona Business Leadership Group, and the Advisory Committee for Northern Arizona University's NAUTeach Program, which is committed to increasing the number and quality of math and science teachers. She also served on the Leadership Council for Pachamama Alliance, an organization committed to sustainability and social justice, and the Hospitality Industry Hall of Honors at the University of Houston.



Monthly from 8:30 - 10 A.M.

Whole Foods Market Global Headquarters
Plaza Level
550 Bowie Street
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