Henri Lipmanowicz is the former president of Merck's Intercontinental Region and Japan. He cofounded the Plexus Institute and served as its Chairman till 2010. He was born in Carcassonne, France, holds MS degrees from Toulouse and Columbia University and has lived in seven different countries. He currently lives in the United States with his wife, where they enjoy the company of their two daughters and seven grandchildren. Keith McCandless was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. After earning an MA in management of human services in Boston, he went on to found and serve as executive director of the Foundation for Health Care Quality. McCandless also worked for the Health Forum in San Francisco, where he led executive learning and innovation initiatives, and cofounded the Social Invention Group. He currently lives in Seattle with his wife and family.