#1 NY Times Bestselling Author of Never Eat Alone and Who’s Got Your Back CEO / Chairman Ferrazzi Greenlight / Relationship Master’s Academy
Keith Ferrazzi is the Founder and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight. He provides market leaders with strategic consulting and training services to increase company sales and enhance team performance.
Ferrazzi and his associates are the world’s leading experts in the relational and collaborative sciences. Their research has proven the singular predictive importance of relationships to business success (sales, team performance, and individual career advancement). Their applied work with thousands of the most respected organizations has established clear methodologies for accelerating such relationship development.
Ferrazzi Greenlight strategically leverages the insight of its executive team, whose careers span the highest echelons of corporate America, along with principles from Ferrazzi’s bestselling book, Never Eat Alone. Never Eat Alone has been recognized as one of the best business books of 2005, 2006, and 2007 and it has become a must read for virtually all business schools. His recent book, Who’s Got Your Back, guides readers to develop an intimate inner circle, a handful of people who they trust completely to hold them accountable to ever higher levels of achievement.
Ferrazzi created The Relationship Masters Academy, an online learning academy for “people skills” that delivers an exclusive program aimed at sales people and business professionals.
Ferrazzi is a frequent contributor to CNN and CNBC. He has authored numerous articles for leading business and consumer publications, including Forbes, Inc., The Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, and Reader’s Digest.
Ferrazzi was previously Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Sales at Starwood Hotels, where he oversaw marketing activities for global brands including Sheraton, Westin, The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, and W Hotels. Ferrazzi also served as Chief Marketing Officer for Deloitte Consulting, a leading global management consulting firm, where he developed and managed the industry’s first globally integrated marketing organization.
Ferrazzi’s foundation, Big Task Weekend, is an impactful, invitation only event that brings together a diverse group of visionary leaders from top organizations to facilitate partnerships to solve the world’s biggest challenges.
“You have a phenomenal message, tremendous business insights and a wonderful understanding of the human condition.”
Assante Wealth Management, Chairman & CEO
“Your presentation [at the World Business Forum] was more powerful, and helpful to me in my business, than any other speaker I listened to in that conference. It really was. I thought the conference was great and I got a lot out of it, but your message was concise and 100% relevant to me.”
DSI Entertainment, CEO & Chairman
“[Keith] added something to the meetings that we don't typically get.”
Fidelity Human Resources Services Company (FHRS), Vice President, Business Development
“Keith pushed us to think outside of the box and ‘added more to our wallets’!”
Goldman Sachs International, Executive Director
“I have never seen a speaker put so much energy and so much heart into the role. By the end of a two-day conference not only did we all know Keith but we also knew each other better because of his coaching and coaxing on personal networking while at the event.”
IDEO, Chairman & CEO
“Keith was a big hit, and created an amazing turnout. His message resonated well with the students and they left both inspired and passionate about helping others succeed through creating meaningful relationships. Thank you!”
Harvard Law School, Director of JD Advising
“You ABSOLUTELY triumphed as chairman. You brought an energy and excitement that was not only enjoyable – it added value to the experience and left people truly inspired. Many people can carry the role of chair – but you really soared. You are obviously very skilled and extraordinarily talented in pushing people beyond!”
Institute of International Research (IIR), Managing Director
“Keith’s methodologies can be used as a roadmap for success in our business.”
Northwestern Mutual, Managing Partner
“Keith was excellent, in fact, we’re looking to Keith to do a series for our advisors.”
Merrill Lynch , Vice President, Financial Advisors Training
“Many thanks for an incredibly moving and meaningful presentation!”
Scarborough Research, President & CEO
“I thought that was just tremendous. I sat there myself thinking this is one of those people you wish you’d met 20 years earlier. It was very powerful. Outstanding!”
IBM/Forbes CIO Conference, Senior Vice President
“Networking is not just trying to get something from someone else, but we often misconstrue
that concept. Keith Ferrazzi puts a very refreshing and accurate perspective on networking as more of both personal and business relationship building. This is an invaluable perspective for our students.”
Wharton Business School, Sr. Associate Director
“Thank you so much for helping to make this year’s Inc. 500 Conference our best yet! We were looking for the perfect presenter to kick start this networking event for America’s best and brightest entrepreneurs and you did just that. Within moments of taking the stage you had all 800 of our CEOs on their feet and talking! It was a highlight of the event.”
INC. Magazine, Senior Editor & Director of Programming
“I truly enjoyed Keith's presentation. He is a humble man who spoke truth and enlightenment. He made a tremendous impact on our meeting. It was emotional and I knew we had made the right choice by inviting him to speak.”
Aramark, Director of Human Resources
“Your direct from the heart, passion for this material was crystal clear and your no holds barred, no punches pulled delivery was for some inspirational and for others a needed kick in the pants. The strength of your background and experience provide you tremendous credibility with our students and truly helped us deliver a message with far greater power and influence than we would have been able to generate on our own.”
University of Southern California (USC), Marshall School of Business, Director & Professor of Business
“Keith's presentation was very well-received. Our main client commented that his speech ‘was one of the best she's ever heard’.”
Jack Morton Worldwide, Director of Speakers and Entertainment
"Your presentation one of the best presentations I have ever had the pleasure of hearing! After listening to your presentation all of us went away with a new kindred spirit and such great hope for the future."
United States Air Force, Colonel of USAF
"We could not have chose a better way to kick off our conference than opening with Keith. He energized the audience, increased the level of engagement and connection among attendees, and provided important learnings that carried over through the balance of the conference. In fact, a number of other keynote and workshop speakers referred back to Keith's presentation. The feedback we have received since the conference has been outstanding, with Keith and his plenary noted as highlights."
Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association, Deborah Coogan Seltzer, Managing Director