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Former Amazon Executives, Authors, and Co-Founders, Working Backwards, LLC

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  • Spent more than 12 years at Amazon, working side-by-side with Jeff Bezos as his chief of staff aka "Jeff's shadow" for 2 years
  • Co-authors of “Working Backwards” – providing an insider's breakdown of Amazon's approach to culture, leadership, and best practices
  • Take audiences inside the room and demonstrates how the principles key to “Being Amazonian” can be scaled and applied to any organization

Renowned Founders of world-class iconic brands, including international franchise College Hunks Hauling Junk & Moving, Co-Authors of “Effortless Entrepreneur: Work Smart, Play Hard, Make Millions,” National TV Personalities, and Thought Leaders

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Childhood best friends, Nick Friedman and Omar Soliman, were just twenty-two when they co-founded the now iconic junk removal and moving company, College Hunks Hauling Junk. Starting as an idea to earn some extra money over college break in a beat-up cargo van, the duo has grown College Hunks into a 150-million-dollar, national franchise with more than 100 locations – truly demonstrating what it means to be both bold risk takers and modern leaders. The company and founders have been widely recognized and acclaimed for their world-class culture and service, as well as their progressive approach to doing business in the 21st century. Through lessons-learned from their monumental business growth, the pair discuss what it means to create a purpose-driven, customer-centric organization, while also sharing their secrets to success: patience, persistence, and standing out in a crowded landscape. Building their company around visionary leadership, Friedman and Soliman showcase how to craft a world-class organization by developing an entrepreneurial culture of strong, reliable teams.

Founders, Punchbowl News and Former Co-Authors, POLITICO Playbook

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Anna Palmer and Jake Sherman are New York Times best-selling authors and the founders of Punchbowl News, a news community focused on power, people, and politics in Washington. From 2016 to 2020, they were the co-authors of the top-rated POLITICO Playbook newsletter, where they chronicled President Donald Trump’s first term, and his relationship with top Congressional leaders. Under their leadership, the Playbook franchise more than doubled in revenue and tripled its readership. With over two decades of rise and grind journalistic experience between them, Palmer and Sherman are experts on the issues and share their insider knowledge with audiences with the most-up-to-the-minute insights on what's happening in Capitol Hill and the White House.

Renowned Non-partisan Political Analysts

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Charlie Cook and Stu Rothenberg are synonymous with the highest-caliber election forecasting and analysis in the business. For decades, they have been Washington’s most trusted – and most accurate – voice on all things political. Using poll numbers, economic indicators, historical data, and entertaining anecdotes, they address the fortunes of each Party in a balanced, non-partisan way.

Cyber Security Experts

  • Local: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US East: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • US West: $20,001 - $35,000*
  • Europe: $35,001 - $55,000*
  • Asia: $55,001 - $75,000*
What happens when you combine the perspective and experience of one of the most successful cyber security law enforcement officials of all time with the true stories and insights of the former mastermind behind one of the most highly-skilled hacking networks the world has ever seen? With experience on both sides of the cyber security equation—Chris Tarbell as a former law enforcement official and Hector Monsegur a former "black hat hacker" affiliated with the Anonymous/LulzSec collective—Hector Monsegur and Chris Tarbell deliver one of the most heart-pounding and informative presentations on the lecture circuit today.
Donna Brazile and Ana Navarro bring their political clout, unparellled insights from the world of politics, and candid stories from behind the scenes to deliver an entertaining and practical talk about the hottest political topics. Despite hailing from opposing political parties, these pundits join forces to give audiences the latest in geopolitics, election forecasting, and much more.
Gen. Allen, the former Presidential Special Envoy to Counter ISIL and Ken Pollack, a former CIA official and senior fellow at the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institute deliver a detailed presentation on the challenges in the Middle East and what it means for business in America. Their perspectives, a meld of military, diplomatic, intelligence, and policy points of view, allow them to deliver a uniquely well-rounded analysis that helps audiences breakdown the current environment and think about the short-, medium-, and long-term risks and rewards.
David Wasserman and Nathan Gonzales make a fantastic speaking duo—clients call their speeches “as entertaining as they are educational,” and one client even remarked that “of hundreds of presentations I’ve called on, none was more pointed and insightful.”
Bert and John Jacobs are co-founders of the $100 million lifestyle brand Life is Good. When they started the company in 1994, they had $78 in their pockets, lived out of their van, and sold t-shirts on the streets of Boston. Was this their way of avoiding the “real world”? You betcha. Did it turn into something much bigger? Absolutely.

Co-Founders of AXIOS and POLITICO | New Media Speaking Duo

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Jim VandeHei and Mike Allen are two of the nation’s most influential journalists. For years, they worked together building the nationally renowned digital media company POLITICO, transforming it from a newcomer on Captiol Hill to the website and accompanying newsletter that all of Washington considered a “must-read.” Now, they are co-founders of disruptive media company Axios, delivering quick, punchy news and insights on politics, business, media, and technology to a smart and highly-engaged audience. The company has already proved a disruptive force in the digital media space, specializing in high-quality news and analysis easily shared across social platforms by the country’s influential readers.
Stephanie Cutter and Nicole Wallace bring Oval Office clout—and anecdotes—to their sharp political commentary and analysis. Cutter, a former deputy senior advisor to President Obama and CNN political commentator, and Wallace, a best-selling author and former White House director of communications, cut through political spin for a straight-forward, insider’s look at the issues that matter most in Washington.
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