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CEO Speakers

 

C-Suite or C-Level executives are among our most highly requested speakers. They provide answers to some of the most essential questions in business: how to rise to the top; how to inspire and lead; and how to run an innovative and flourishing company.

 
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Adam Bryant

Decade-Long Author of The Corner Office Column in The New York Times | Managing Director, Merryck & Co.

What happens if you interview over 500 of the world’s top CEOs, and instead of asking them about their companies (about share prices or bottom lines), you ask them expansive questions about how they lead, motivate, and hire employees? You get Adam Bryant’s decade-long “Corner Office” column in The New York Times

 
Yancey Strickler

Co-founder and Former CEO of Kickstarter

Kickstarter. It’s a name that means innovation, community, and cool. But it’s also a brand with values—the social good—built into its foundation. Co-founder Yancey Strickler explains how, starting wit...

Manjit Minhas

Founder of the 10th Largest Brewery in the World, Co-Star of CBC’s Dragons’ Den

A formidable speaker, Manjit Minhas is an entrepreneur and judge on CBC’s Dragons’ Den who shares business lessons with equal parts force and finesse. Minhas runs a $155 million brewery—the 10th large...

Jeremy Gutsche

CEO of Trendhunter.com, Award-Winning Innovator, Management Consultant, and New York Times Bestselling Author of Better and Faster

Jeremy Gutsche is “an intellectual can of Red Bull” (Association Week), a New York Times bestseller and a management consultant to brands, billionaires, and CEOs (he’s even helped NASA brainstorm ways...

Bonnie Brooks

Brought Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor Back from the Brink of Failure

“Leadership is about finding ways to get things done,” says Bonnie Brooks, the CEO who restored Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor to their rightful places as world-class retailers. As the first ...

Maureen Chiquet

Former Global CEO of Chanel | Former President of Banana Republic

As Global CEO of Chanel—and, earlier, as President of Banana Republic—Maureen Chiquet steered global brands through a decade of disruption, and she did so with traditionally ‘feminine’ skills of empat...

Joe Jackman

Founder and CEO of Jackman Reinvents

Traditional retail is under siege—and if your company can’t adapt, you disappear. That’s why iconic brands are turning to Joe Jackman. This retail veteran works with major companies to reinvent succes...

Anthony Tjan

Author of Good People and Heart, Smarts, Guts, and Luck | CEO and Managing Partner, The Cue Ball Group

We’ve all heard that a company is only as good as its people. But in his new book Good People, Anthony Tjan actually proves it. This entrepreneur and New York Times bestselling author shows leaders ho...

Ajay Agrawal

Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning Expert | Founder of the Creative Destruction Lab | Author of Prediction Machines (2018)

To world-leading researcher Ajay Agrawal—named the engineer of a “Billion Dollar Breakout” by The Globe and Mail—advances in Artificial Intelligence and machine learning mean profound opportunities for innovation and investment.

 

 
Lynda Obst

One of Hollywood’s Most Successful Film and Television Producers

More times than she can count, Lynda Obst has been the only high-ranking woman in the room. The Hollywood super-producer behind a string of hits—including Flashdance, Sleepless in Seattle, and Interst...

Brian Scudamore

Founder and CEO of O2E Brands (1-800-GOT-JUNK?, WOW 1 DAY PAINTING, You Move Me, and Shack Shine)

Brian Scudamore is an entrepreneur recognized for his passion, vision, and faith in people. Punchy and vividly anecdotal, he shows you clear and simple steps to take any business from ordinary to exce...

Joe Mimran

Founder, Joe Fresh and Co-Star of CBC’s Dragons’ Den

Joe Mimran is a true innovator—of retail, design, business, manufacturing—he disrupted the fashion industry before people even had a word for it. In his keynotes he details the methods he used to grow...