Our mission

From Day One is a conference series and media outlet focused on innovative ways for companies to foster stronger relationships with their employees, customers, and communities. 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 our cross-disciplinary approach, bringing together executives from the fields of corporate social responsibility, human resources, marketing, and communications. Our events facilitate people-focused conversations that promote real, actionable ideas for and from executives, civic-leaders, authors, and journalists across the country.

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.

Our team

Erin Sauter


Erin Sauter is co-founder and Chief Revenue Officer, From Day One. A veteran of the industry, Erin previously served as head of membership for Argyle Executive Forum, a curated membership community of over 2 million business leaders worldwide.


Steve Koepp


Steve Koepp is co-founder and Chief Content Officer, From Day One. Steve previously 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. Steve was also the founder of The Bridge, an independent publication focused on the creative, dynamic business community in Brooklyn, NY.


Nick Baily


Nick Baily is co-founder and CEO, From Day One. Nick previously founded Complex Ventures, a digital strategy agency dedicated to helping brands and organizations with a purpose, with clients ranging from Patagonia to AARP, and Belgrave Trust, a green startup devoted to addressing climate change.