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Jesse  Itzler

Jesse Itzler

Co-Founder, Marquis Jets, Zico Coconut Water, Co-Owner, Atlanta Hawks & NY Times Bestselling Author


Jesse Itzler only eats fruit 'til noon, loves Run-D.M.C., and enjoys living life "out of the box." In fact, he doesn't even have a box. The author of the New York Times bestseller, Living with a Seal, co-founded Marquis Jet, the world's largest private jet card company which he and his partner sold to Berkshire Hathaway/NetJets. Jesse then partnered with Zico coconut water, which he and his partner sold to The Coca-Cola Company. Read More >

He's a former rapper on MTV and wrote and performed the NBA's Emmy Award-winning "I Love This Game" music campaign and the popular New York Knicks anthem "Go NY Go."

When he's not running ultra-marathons, eating vegan food or being a dad to his four kids, Jesse can be found at the NBA's Atlanta Hawks games, where he's an owner of the team. He is married to Spanx founder Sara Blakely. Read Less ^

Speaker Videos

TEDx: The Happiness Meter

Get Your Foot in the Door


Expose Yourself to Failure

Speech Topics

Life & Business Lessons Learned Living With a Navy SEAL

The 40% Rule: Tapping into Your Reserve Tank to Dig Deeper & Go Further Than You Thought Possible!

Importance of Mental Toughness & Increasing Your Mental Toughness Meter

Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable: How to Fight Off Complacency