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Business Leaders & CEO Speakers From Major Brands

Leading Authorities speakers bureau represents top business leaders from some of the world's largest brands. If your organization is trying to innovate and disrupt the marketplace, we have world-renowned thought leaders from companies like Google, Facebook, Buzzfeed, and Twitter. If you are focused on branding, marketing, and consumer loyalty, we also represent top names from companies such as Harley-Davidson, Nike, Gatorade, and the NFL. Here are a few of our top suggestions for business leader speakers and CEO speakers from the world's biggest companies and most well-known brands. 

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Robinson-Steve

Former Chief Marketing Officer & Executive Vice President of Chick-fil-A

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Steve Robinson served as the Chief Marketing Officer of Chick-fil-A, the nation’s most profitable food chain, from 1981 to 2015. Responsible for overseeing all of the brand’s traditional marketing support, advertising, brand development innovation, menu innovation, and hospitality strategies, he was integrally involved in the company’s incredible growth trajectory. Robinson helped take the chicken chain from 184 stores and $100 million in annual revenue when he assumed his position, to more than 2,100 stores and $6.8 billion in annual sales upon his retirement. He is credited with identifying and rolling out the company’s “Eat Mor Chikin” branding and campaign, which is now recognized worldwide. He is also the author of the new book, Covert Cows and Chick-fil-A: How Faith, Cows, and Chicken Built an Iconic Brand, due out in Spring 2019. He offers insights on building brand loyalty, creating a unique brand culture that stands out in a crowded global marketplace, and why success and culture are often so tightly linked.

Topics & Types
BrandingCustomer ExperienceCorporate Social Responsibility LeadershipMarketingConsumer BehaviorCorporate CultureBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsAuthors
Stamos-Alex

Former Chief of Security at Facebook & Stanford University Professor

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Alex Stamos is a cybersecurity expert, business leader and entrepreneur working to improve the security and safety of the Internet through his teaching and research at Stanford University. Stamos is an Adjunct Professor at Stanford’s Freeman-Spogli Institute, a William J. Perry Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, and a visiting scholar at the Hoover Institution. As a Chief Security Officer at Facebook and Yahoo and a co-founder of iSEC Partners, Alex has investigated and responded to some of the most seminal events in the short history of cybersecurity and has been called the “Forrest Gump of Info Sec” by friends. He is working on election security via the Defending Digital Democracy Project and advising NATO’s Cybersecurity Center of Excellence. He has spoken on six continents, testified in Congress, served as an expert witness for the wrongly accused, earned a BSEE from UC Berkeley and holds five patents.

Topics & Types
Cyber SecuritySocial Media & Social NetworkingTechnologyDisruptionAI, Machine Learning, & Big DataMedia
Angie Bastian, Co-Founder of Angie's BOOMCHICKAPOP

Founder, BoomChickaPop

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Angie Bastian, entrepreneur, co-founder and namesake of Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP, took a kernel of an idea and popped it into one of the fastest growing brands of natural popcorn. She and husband Dan founded their snack company in their Mankato, MN garage in 2001 as a means of creating a college fund for their children. Their gluten free, non-GMO, whole grain popcorn is proudly sold in natural food, grocery, club and mass retail outlets nationwide with a product presence in Canada, South Korea, Peru, Japan, the Caribbean and Mexico. The company is constantly innovating and is one of the fastest growing and most successful popcorn brands in the market today. Angie’s BOOMCHICKAPOP is loved by fans as an empowered, spirited brand that represents authentic, real food that delivers on the attributes of clean, transparent labeling and great taste experience. The company has twice won Star Tribune’s Top workplace honors. Angie’s Boomchickapop is the 2015 ACG BOLD Award for corporate growth. She and Dan share Connect Business Magazine’s 2012 Person of the Year. Girl Scouts honored her as a Pioneering Trailblazer and she is a 2015 Inductee to the Minnesota Women’s Business Owner’s Hall of Fame. She has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Huffington Post, quoted in Forbes Magazine and appeared on the Martha Stewart Show. Her products have been recognized and awarded by numerous national publications and media. The business attracted significant

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Customer ExperienceEntrepreneurshipInspiration & MotivationRetailBusiness StrategyGrowthConsumer BehaviorBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsFemale Speakers

Fmr. CEO of Flywheel Sports & Fmr. President of Nike, Gatorade, &...

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Executive, activist, and entrepreneur, Sarah Robb O’Hagan is described by the media as everything from “Superwoman undercover” to the “Queen of the Jocks” to the ultimate example of where fierce business woman, mother, and fitness fanatic combine. Named among Forbes “Most Powerful Women in Sports” and recognized as one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business,” Sarah's career includes leadership roles at some of the world’s most iconic brands. She is the former CEO of Flywheel Sports, former President of Gatorade, former Director at Nike, and an internationally recognized re-inventor of brands. She is the founder of Extreme Living, a consultancy focused on bringing the best out of individuals and organizations.
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BrandingChange ManagementCreativityEntrepreneurshipGenerations & DemographicsHealth, Happiness, & WellnessInspiration & MotivationLeadershipMarketingPeak PerformanceRetailSalesTeamworkDisruptionTurnaroundCorporate CultureRisk-TakersAthletes & CommentatorsBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsAuthorsFemale Speakers

Fmr. Head of Communications at SpaceX, Communications Executive at Facebook,...

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Dex Torricke-Barton has managed communications for leaders and organizations working at the heart of global change. From 2012 to 2016, he led the executive communications team at Facebook and served as speechwriter for Mark Zuckerberg. Prior to Facebook, he was Google's first executive speechwriter, supporting Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt, CEO Larry Page, and other senior Google leaders. Before coming to Silicon Valley, he was a speechwriter and spokesperson for the United Nations. Most recently, he led SpaceX's communications team. Dex is passionate about technology, public policy, and storytelling, and in his talks, he helps leaders and organizations craft their messages.
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InnovationBrandingNegotiationCustomer ExperienceFuture TrendsGenerations & DemographicsMarketingSocial Media & Social NetworkingTechnologyBusiness Leaders From Major Brands

Chief People Officer & General Counsel at Cheddar, Former Google Executive,...

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Anjali Kumar is a former Google executive and the Founding General Counsel and Head of Social Innovation at Warby Parker, a transformative lifestyle brand offering designer eyewear at a revolutionary price while leading the way for socially-conscious businesses. She is currently an Adjunct Professor at Columbia Business School and Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business Administration, where she teaches Law of Innovation, a graduate seminar which follows an original syllabus of her own design.
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InnovationDiversity & InclusionCorporate Social Responsibility Generations & DemographicsRetailBusiness StrategyDisruptionBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsTED SpeakersAuthorsFemale Speakers
Former Head of News, Government, & Elections at Twitter
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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
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Called "the human embodiment of Twitter" by The New York Times, Adam Sharp has forged a distinctive career of more than twenty years at the intersection of media, technology, and politics. Sharp joined Twitter in November 2010 as its first hire in Washington, DC. From 2010 through 2016, Sharp was Head of News, Government, and Elections at Twitter, advising and driving creative uses of Twitter by journalists and news organizations, government officials and agencies, and political candidates and campaigns worldwide. He led the platform’s approach to the 2012 and 2016 US and more than a dozen international elections during his tenure. He was also director of media partnerships and worked closely with the media, government, and political candidates that wanted to make use of Twitter. Sharp became the longest-serving member of the company’s global media team, and its most visible broadcast spokesperson.
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InnovationBrandingCreativityCustomer ExperienceMarketingSocial Media & Social NetworkingTechnologyPoliticsDisruptionConsumer BehaviorBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsEmcee & Master of CeremoniesMedia
Ferren-Bran

Former President of Research and Development at Walt Disney Imagineering

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Bran Ferren is a designer and technologist working in entertainment, product development, engineering, architecture, and the sciences. He is former president of research and development, and creative technology for Walt Disney. Once known for entertaining millions by creating special effects for Hollywood, theme parks and Broadway, Applied Minds co-founder Bran Ferren now solves impossible tech challenges with previously unimaginable inventions. He has been named one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company.
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InnovationCreativityCustomer ExperienceFuture TrendsTechnologyBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsTED Speakers

Former CMO of the NFL & Former CEO of Pepsi Cola North America

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Dawn Hudson is the former chief marketing officer of the NFL and the former president and CEO of Pepsi-Cola North America. A veteran marketing and advertising executive, she has more than 20 years of strategic brand-building experience behind some of the world’s best-known brands. Listed as one of Fortune’s “50 Most Powerful Women in Business,” Hudson speaks with electricity about marketing for 21st century business needs, innovation, leadership, branding, and more.
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InnovationBrandingDiversity & InclusionLeadershipMarketingSalesConsumer BehaviorCrisis ManagementCorporate CultureBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsFemale Speakers

Upgrade Your Event With Top CEO Speakers

What can a CEO speaker contribute to your event? Think about what they’ve brought to the companies they’ve led. Success, innovation, leadership—these are just a few words that come to your audience’s mind when they hear that you’re hosting the former President of Gatorade or an executive who hails from a name-draw company such as Google, Facebook, or SpaceX.

We understand that hosting events is about way more than speakers with name recognition though. That’s why our team works with you one-on-one to learn everything there is to know about your event. We want to know your event theme, your budget, your target audience—we're even interested in knowing how you want your audience to feel after our business leader or CEO speaker has left the stage. Uncovering those details about your event helps us to find the perfect speaker that best fits your wants and needs.

Discover what our roster of experienced and business-savvy CEO keynote speakers can bring to your event by browsing our list above and clicking on each of the speaker's photos to check out each of their speaker profile pages and learn more about their expertise and speaking topics.

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