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Business Leaders & CEO Speakers From Major Brands

Leading Authorities, Inc. 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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CEO of Flywheel Sports and Former Pres. of Equinox Fitness & 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 is the CEO of Flywheel Sports and an internationally recognized re-inventor of brands and her career includes leadership roles at some of the world’s most iconic brands – including Virgin, Nike, Gatorade, and Equinox.
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BrandingChange ManagementLeadershipMarketingRetailSalesBusiness StrategyGrowthDisruptionTurnaroundCorporate CultureRisk-TakersBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsFemale Speakers
Ken Schmidt, Business and Communication Strategist

Former Director of Communications at Harley-Davidson

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Ken Schmidt is the legendary former director of communications strategy for Harley-Davidson Motor Company. He played an active role in one of the most celebrated turnarounds in corporate history, and his vision helped transform Harley into one of the world’s most dominant brands. He is widely known as a provocative and engaging thought leader. Funny and energetic, he shares stories of how to compete with weapons stronger than price, build a fanatically vocal customer base, create a passionately loyal corporate culture, and develop leaders who inspire and motivate.
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BrandingCustomer ExperienceLeadershipMarketingRetailSalesBusiness StrategyGrowthConsumer BehaviorDecision MakingTurnaroundCorporate CultureBusiness Leaders From Major Brands

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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NegotiationFuture TrendsTechnologyBusiness 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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InnovationCorporate Social Responsibility RetailBusiness StrategyDisruptionBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsFemale Speakers

Former COO & President of Buzzfeed, Former CEO of Daily Mail North America,...

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Jon Steinberg is the founder and CEO of Cheddar, a new video media company sitting at the intersection of business news and culture. He was named to Ad Age’s 2015 40 under 40. He was most recently the Chief Executive Officer of DailyMail.com North America. Steinberg grew U.S. revenue 45% while at Daily Mail and doubled direct advertising revenue. He joined DailyMail.com from BuzzFeed where he was President & Chief Operating Officer, responsible for business management, company operations, finance, and social advertising operations. Under his leadership, BuzzFeed became a global and profitable social advertising business working with over half of the top 100 brands. He grew the company from 15 employees to over 500. Steinberg was previously Strategic Partner Development Manager on Google’s SMB (small medium business) partnerships team.

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Generations & DemographicsLeadershipSocial Media & Social NetworkingTechnologyDisruptionTurnaroundFintechCorporate CultureRisk-TakersBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOs
Former Head of News, Government, and Elections at Twitter
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  • Local: $10,001 - $20,000*
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As Head of News, Government and Elections at Twitter, Adam Sharp led a team driving creative uses of Twitter by journalists and news organizations, government officials and agencies, and political candidates and campaigns worldwide. Called "the human embodiment of Twitter" by the New York Times, Sharp joined the company in November 2010 as its first hire in Washington, DC. Sharp led the platform’s approach to the 2012 and 2016 U.S. 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.
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Social Media & Social NetworkingTechnologyPoliticsDisruptionBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsEmcee & Master of Ceremonies
Former President of Trader Joe’s
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Doug Rauch, a legendary former president of Trader Joe’s, was instrumental in leading the company’s transformation from a 7/11 knockoff to what Fortune magazine called the “hottest retailer in the U.S.” In eye-opening presentations, he shares insights on building a great business based on culture, innovation, leadership, and teamwork. He shows leaders how to push for new and better ways to perform, and audiences walk away with knowledge of how to create a self-sustaining culture of innovation, build a brand in a competitive marketplace, and lead with a purpose.
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InnovationBrandingCustomer ExperienceCorporate Social Responsibility LeadershipRetailTeamworkDisruptionTurnaroundBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOs

Fmr. Pres. of the Washington Capitals and the Washington Wizards, First...

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As the first female president of a professional sports franchise, Susan O’Malley, the former president of Washington Sports and Entertainment, is a pioneer in sports and business. Under her guidance, her company improved its bottom line, as well as its winning percentage, and the Washington Wizards experienced the largest ticket revenue increase and the highest renewal rate in the history of an NBA franchise to date. O’Malley’s illustrious career also included the creation of the MCI Center, which helped revitalize downtown DC. She addresses management, leadership, and marketing.
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Change ManagementCustomer ExperienceDiversity & InclusionLeadershipMarketingTeamworkTurnaroundCorporate CultureBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsCEOsFemale Speakers

President & Chairman of the Board, Alice, Former Entrepreneur-in-Residence,...

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Elizabeth Gore is the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Dell, where she drives initiatives that support Dell’s goals around helping small and medium businesses scale and prosper, fueling the expansion of global entrepreneurship. She is Chairman of the Board for Alice, the world's first AI tool for entrepreneurs, which provides founders with services to help them scale and succeed. Finally, she chairs the United Nations Foundation’s Global Entrepreneurs Council and builds global partnerships that positively affect the UN’s most pressing humanitarian issues.

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InnovationEntrepreneurshipCorporate Social Responsibility Corporate CultureBusiness Leaders From Major BrandsFemale 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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