Learn from Guest CEO, Entrepreneurial Founders and Leaders from Netflix, Kayak.com, LinkedIn, oDesk, Ford, SONOS, CNN and More

At BigSpeak, we believe in going BIG. We love big ideas, big passion and big opportunities to help businesses succeed. As luck would have it, we happen to be in good company with these top CEO speakers, entrepreneurial founders and high-profile business leaders.

Each of these featured leaders have contributed in big ways to the business world—from launching innovative technology concepts to blazing a trail for women in media—these experts have pushed the envelope and changed the way we think about business. Read on to find out how you can learn from these stellar corporate speakers and leadership experts at your next business conference or event.

1. Marc Randolph

Some people have an eye for the next “big thing” and the know-how to make it successful. Marc is one of those people. He was co-founder and CEO of Netflix and has been a successful Silicon Valley entrepreneur for more than four decades. As the co-founder of Looker Data Sciences, he currently serves as an advisor to various start-ups and assists with leadership and innovation strategies. He is an acclaimed business speaker at industry events and brings his leadership expertise as a trustee to the National Outdoor Leadership School.

2. Terry Jones

Terry has proven time and again that innovation is key when it comes to business success. As the Founder of Travelocity.com and Co-Founder of Kayak.com, he has years of hands-on experience applying innovative strategies to generate business results. Terry is a top innovation speaker and thought leader who helps start-ups and large organizations to keep up with the rapidly changing business world. His thought-provoking leadership, innovation and marketing strategies have helped businesses and executives around the world reach their full potential.

3. Ben Casnocha

Ben is not only a successful entrepreneur, he’s also an avid researcher and expert on talent development, human capital and human resources. As an executive who began his career at age 14 when he developed a top e-government software company, Comcate, Ben has proved that e has an extraordinary understanding of business efficiency. He has co-authored several books, including #1 New York Times bestseller The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career (with Reid Hoffman). He also recently served as Chief of Staff to the Chairman at LinkedIn. With decades of experience, Ben brings his customized programs, strategies and inspirational keynote presentations to help businesses everywhere improve on all fronts.

4. Alan Mulally

While Alan has led a long, successful career, he is best known for his recent successes in the auto industry. Faced with one of the biggest business challenges of our times, Alan led Ford Motor Company as President and CEO to reach profitable levels during the recession. Under his leadership, Ford was also the only major American car manufacturer to avoid bailout funding from the federal government. He also acted as Executive Vice President of Boeing and CEO of Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He has been included on the Time 100 list and was named CEO of the Year by Chief Executive Magazine. Most recently, he joined Google’s Board of Directors and continues to inspire businesses with his expert leadership strategies and insights.

 5. Gary Swart

Looking ahead at the future of work is what Gary does best. As the former CEO of oDesk, he successfully managed the company through a merger with Elance and contributed his visionary expertise to the emerging freelance work industry. Gary currently acts as a Venture Partner focusing on technology companies with Polaris Partners. He also offers his leadership and innovation strategies to help other businesses better manage teams and achieve efficiency. He has been featured on major media outlets and has spoken at the Inc. Leadership Conference and TechCrunch 50, among others. Gary stands out as a leader among CEOs for his innovative ideas, leadership strategies and inspirational keynote presentations about the future of business.

6. Gail Evans

Often times, the best leaders are those you are unafraid to stand out from the crowd to chase their passion. True to that definition, Gail is considered one of the foremost experts on leadership and has been a trailblazer for women in the business world. Her leadership expertise comes from years of working in television media, eventually serving as Executive Vice President of CNN. Her worldwide bestseller Play Like A Man, Win Like A Woman, candidly chronicled her experience working in a male-dominated industry and has been credited as changing the way women approach business. Gail is an adjunct professor at Georgia Tech’s School of Management where she teaches courses on Gender, Race and Ethnicity in Organizational Behavior. As a key figure in television broadcasting, Gail is widely known as a top woman business for her inspiring professional journey, key business insights and fearless leadership.


The content writers at BigSpeak Speakers Bureau are Experts on the Experts. They hold doctoral, masters, and bachelors’ degrees in business, writing, literature, and education. Their business thought pieces are published regularly in leading business publications. Working in close association with the top business, entrepreneur, and motivational speakers, BigSpeak content writers are at the forefront of industry trends and research.