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Our CEO and Executive speakers not only know what it takes to make it to the top, but understand how to effectively lead their businesses to continued success. From corporate CEOs to pioneering thought leaders, these speakers on executive leadership provide keynotes that will inspire your executive management to lead your organization with zeal.

CEOs & Executives

Founder of Monster.com & Eons.com

As founder of Monster.com and Eons.com, speaker Jeff Taylor is recognized as a visionary business leader. He advises businesses on how to break away from the competition.

Editor & Managing Director, Fast Company

As the Editor & Managing Director of Fast Company, Robert Safian is known for highlighting the “new” in business while keeping reverence for the “tried and true.” Fast Company continues to explore new ways of doing things, no...

Former Commanding Officer of SEAL Team TWO

A 20-year veteran of the US Navy SEALS, Michael Hayes translates the lessons he learned in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as in the White House to the corporate world in order to help organizations develop stronger leaders and improve their bottom...

Former President & COO of Microsoft

Business speaker Rick Belluzzo has led several Fortune 500 companies, including Hewlett-Packard and Microsoft. He speaks on leadership and change management.

Co-Founder, Apple Computer, Inc.

Speaker Steve Wozniak changed the computer world when he designed Apple's first product line: Apple I and II. He is also a philanthropist focusing on computer use in schools.

CEO, BELFOR

Business speaker Sheldon Yellen has built a robust reputation for his unconventional management style, which prizes people above meetings, committees, and corporate hierarchy.

Entrepreneur, Author, Philanthropist & Inspiration for the Acclaimed Movie The Pursuit of Happyness

Chris Gardner is an Entrepreneur, Best Selling Author and single parent. Gardner’s autobiography, the Pursuit of Happyness, became a New York Times #1 best seller, and is also the inspiration for the critically acclaimed movie of...

Global Entrepreneur & Founder, Virgin Group Ltd.

The face, spirit and entrepreneurial mastermind behind Virgin, one of the world’s most dynamic brands, Richard Branson is known for his unique vision, competitive style and showy nature.

Chairman of the Rockefeller Foundation

International business speaker Dick Parsons is a senior advisor at Providence Equity Partners, a leading private equity investment firm, and the former chairman of Citigroup.

Former CEO of Southwest Airlines

For more than 30 years, Putnam - the former CEO of Southwest Airlines - played a leading role in the rapidly changing environment of the airline industry. He is the author of The Winds of Turbulence.

Co-Founder of Blackboard & Current CEO of SocialRadar

Michael Chasen is an entrepreneur who is focused in the technology, education, and Social Local Mobile (SoLoMo) space.

Co-Founder of Scripps Networks Interactive & Former Chief Operating Officer, HGTV

Susan Packard is co-founder and former chief operating officer of HGTV, and an expert speaker on innovation. Packard held a variety of senior positions at Scripps Networks Interactive, (NYSE: SNI), the leading developer of lifestyle-oriented...

CEO, Kathy Ireland Worldwide

One of the most successful supermodels in history, business speaker Kathy Ireland is the CEO of Kathy Ireland Worldwide, a design and marketing company.

Technology Innovator & Investor

Robert Herjavec is one of North America's most recognizable business leaders. A dynamic speaker, Herjavec demonstrates his entrepreneurial expertise through his leading role on the Emmy nominated, hit American TV show, Shark Tank.

Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder of Rebecca Minkoff

Uri Minkoff, a serial entrepreneur, is the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Rebecca Minkoff, one of the fastest growing brands in the fashion industry, and the largest global fashion label led by a female millennial designer.

Former US Treasury Secretary

The 72nd Secretary of the US Treasury from 2001 to 2002, speaker Paul O'Neill discusses which policy proposals will ensure a better financial future.

Co-Founder, Economic Security Project

Social media pioneer. Master of disruption. Editorial reformist. Noted philanthropist. Chris Hughes is the embodiment of today’s brightest young innovators and represents the forward-thinking entrepreneurship and disruptive dogma that is aptly...

CEO, Tina Brown Live Media & Founder of The Daily Beast & Women in the World

Tina Brown’s legendary career as an award-winning journalist, editor, author, and entrepreneur has been marked by a series of highly successful re-inventions of institutions, brands, media — and herself. Story-filled and wisdom-sharing, Brown’s...

Bestselling Author of Smartcuts & Chief Creative Officer of Contently

Shane Snow is an award-winning journalist, entrepreneur, and bestselling author. He is co-founder of the content technology company Contently, which helps creative people and companies tell great stories together. Shane is author of Smartcuts...

Academy Award-Winning Producer of Titanic & Avatar

Jon Landau produced the two highest grossing movies of all-time, Avatar & Titanic. He has a thorough understanding of complex technologies as well as experience working with the highest caliber of creative talent.

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