CEO Keynote Speakers

It’s our pleasure to represent a range of the most coveted CEO keynote speakers. These highly distinguished executive speakers have reached the apex of achievement in management and leadership. Now they stand ready to share the ideas that took them to the top of globally significant businesses and non-profits.

Every speaker should make a valuable contribution to a seminar or conference. But the keynote speaker, above all, acts as the linchpin around which an event revolves. The best keynote speakers possess an in-depth understanding of their niche, coupled with hard-won practical experience. Who better than a distinguished CEO or company founder to serve as an event’s headliner? The world’s most respected entrepreneurs and CEOs can claim real-world achievements most of us can only dream of. Some founded their own empires almost singlehandedly, while others worked synergistically with large teams of innovators. Some seemed destined for greatness from the youngest age, while others overcame all odds and have compelling rags-to-riches stories to share.

A keynote speaker can make or break an event, so it’s vital to select carefully. At Aurum Speakers Bureau, our portfolio of entrepreneurs and CEO keynote speakers is world class. Their experience is unparalleled and their insights are unmatched; each will add instant gravitas to any event!

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Dr. Dieter Zetsche

Former Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG / Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars

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Jimmy Wales

Founder, Wikipedia - World's 5th Most Visited Website & Founder, WT.Social

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Paul Daugherty

Group Chief Executive - Technology and Chief Technology Officer, Accenture

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Sara Blakely

Spanx Founder & Chief Executive Officer

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Jonas Kjellberg

Co-Creator of Skype, Author, and Investor

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John Mackey

Co-Founder & CEO, Whole Foods Market. Conscious Capitalism Pioneer

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Marc Lore

President and CEO, Walmart U.S. eCommerce

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Kevin O’Leary

Star of ABC’s Shark Tank Reality Show. Top Business Speaker, Bestselling Author & Venture Capitalist

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Steven Kotler

New York Times Bestselling Author. International Pioneer in Peak Performance & Innovation

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Barbara Corcoran

Founder of The Corcoran Group & Shark on ABC’s "Shark Tank"

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Andrew Ng

Founder and CEO of Landing AI; Co-Chairman and Co-Founder of Coursera; an Adjunct Professor at Stanford University

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Dan Price

Founder & CEO of Gravity Payments. The '$70k CEO'

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Blake Mycoskie

Founder, TOMS and Co-Founder, MadeFor

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Scott Harrison

Founder & CEO of Charity: Water

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Sebastian Thrun

Founder & CEO of Udacity. Founder of Google X

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Randi Zuckerberg

Founder & CEO, Zuckerberg Media. Early employee at Facebook who created Facebook Live

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Biz Stone

Co-Founder of Twitter, Medium & Jelly. Serial entrepreneur

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Jim McKelvey

Co-Founder, Square

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Chip Conley

Strategic Advisor for Hospitality and Leadership, Airbnb

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Tom Bilyeu

Co-Founder, Quest Nutrition. Co-Founder and CEO, Impact Theory

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Grant Cardone

World's #1 Sales Trainer. Bestselling author, 'The 10X Rule'; 'Sell or Be Sold' & 'Be Obsessed or Be Average'. Motivational speaker

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Patrick Lencioni

Best-Selling Business Author of The Five Dysfunctions of a Team & The Advantage. Internationally Recognized Leadership Speaker

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John Maxwell

Renowned Leadership Expert. Bestselling Author and Motivational Speaker

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Daniel Pink

Bestselling Author and Business Visionary

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Ed Catmull

Co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios, former president of Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios, and author of Creativity, Inc.

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Fred Kofman

Bestselling Author, Conscious Business. Google VP, Business Coach & World-Renowned Expert in Organizational Leadership

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Matt Mullenweg

Co-founder of WordPress. Founder and CEO of Automattic (WordPress.com, Tumblr, WooCommerce & Jetpack)

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Eugene Kaspersky

Cybersecurity expert; CEO of Kaspersky Lab

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Ray Kurzweil

Preeminent Technology Futurist and Multiple Award-Winning Inventor; Co-Founder and Chancellor of Singularity University; Director of Engineering, Google

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Mark Cuban

Billionaire Owner of the NBA Dallas Mavericks. Serial Entrepreneur & Investor. "Shark" on ABC's Shark Tank

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Alan Sugar

Entrepreneur and host of BBC TV's The Apprentice

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Werner Vogels

Amazon's Chief Technology Officer

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Garry Ridge

CEO of WD-40 Company

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Steve Chen

Youtube Co-founder. Internet Pioneer & Digital Media Expert

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Lars Silberbauer

Senior-VP of Viacom’s MTV Digital Studios; Former Senior Global Director of Social Media & Video, Lego

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Patty McCord

Former Chief Talent Officer, Netflix

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Ram Charan

Guru in Leadership, Team Management and Business. Coach of the best CEOs in the world.

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Jeremy Gutsche

Innovation Keynote Speaker; CEO, Trend Hunter. Renowned Futurist & Award-Winning Author

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Christiana Figueres

Executive Secretary UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 2010-16. Author, The Future We Choose

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Marcus Buckingham

Best-selling Author and Guru on Leadership & Management Practices

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Guy Kawasaki

Chief Evangelist at Canva; Brand Ambassador for Mercedes-Benz; Former Chief Evangelist at Apple

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Steve Blank

Silicon Valley legendary entrepreneur; Founder of the Lean Startup

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Magnús Scheving

Creator & Star as "Sportacus" of LazyTown

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Dr. David Hanson

Founder and CEO of Hanson Robotics and Creator of Sophia the Robot

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Dan Buettner

Founder of Blue Zones & World Renowned Explorer

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Dhiraj Mukherjee

Co-Founder of Shazam & Serial Entrepreneur

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Salim Ismail

Chair of ExO Works. Best-Selling Author of Exponential Organizations. Former Executive Director of Singularity University, and Former Vice President of Yahoo!

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Steve Cadigan

Former VP Talent at LinkedIn; Founder and CEO of Cadigan Talent Ventures

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Mo Gawdat

Former Chief Business Officer, Google [X]. Serial Entrepreneur & Best-selling Author of “Solve for Happy.”

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Daymond John

Self-Made Millionaire Founder and CEO of FUBU. "The People's Shark" of ABC’s Shark Tank

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Marc Randolph

Netflix Co-Founder, Executive Mentor and Angel Investor

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Steve Wozniak

Co-founder, Apple Computer Inc.

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Gary Vaynerchuk

CEO, VaynerX, NY Times Bestselling Author, Investor, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, Uber, Venmo

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Howard Behar

Former President, Starbucks International & President of Starbucks North America for over 20 years

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Seth Godin

Marketing Guru and Best-Selling Author

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Chris Gardner

Inspiration for the Movie The Pursuit of Happyness Author, Entrepreneur and Philanthropist

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Jordan Belfort

The REAL Wolf of Wall Street. Master of Sales & Motivational Speaker

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Yancey Strickler

Former CEO & Co-founder, Kickstarter

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Richard Branson

Entrepreneur, Founder and President of the Virgin Group, Philanthropist and Adventurer.

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Joan Laporta

President of F.C. Barcelona best years in history (2003-2010) & Lawyer

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Marshall Goldsmith

America's #1 Leadership Coach for Executives & CEOs. World Authority on Leadership Development

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Kevin Mitnick

The World’s Most Famous Hacker & Cybersecurity Speaker

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Peter Diamandis

Founder & Executive Chairman, XPRIZE Foundation. Executive Founder and Director, Singularity University

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Zev Siegl

Co-Founder of Starbucks

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JB Straubel

Co-founder and Senior Advisor of Tesla, Inc and former Chief Technology Officer (2003 - 2019)

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Porter Erisman

Former Vice-President, Alibaba Group. Writer, Producer & Director, Crocodile in the Yangtze. Bestselling Author, Alibaba’s World

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