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Keynote Speaker Aaron McDaniel

Aaron McDaniel

Top Innovation Expert and Authority on Millennial Hiring, Retention and Customer Engagement. Corporate Leader, Serial Entrepreneur, Author, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business Faculty

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $10,001 - $20,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
    English
  • Travels From
    California, USA

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Aaron McDaniel’s Key Accomplishments Include:
Aaron McDaniel is a corporate manager, speaker, entrepreneur and author with a passion for helping organizations be more innovative and better engage their Millennial customers and empower their Millennial employees.

Aaron pairs his multi-generational teamwork expertise with strong corporate experience, having been in leadership and management roles for nearly a decade. At the age of 27, Aaron became the youngest ever to serve as Regional Vice President at AT&T, a Fortune Global 100 company, leading an organization of over 60 people. Aaron was a graduate of AT&T’s flagship MBA-only Leadership Development Program (as an Undergraduate), and was part of AT&T’s Diamond Club, being part of the Top 1% of sales leaders worldwide. Aaron is currently one of the youngest members of the faculty at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business (having also taught a highly rated course on leadership there as a student) and has built many successful ventures including 3 that were acquired (Access Invest, the nation’s largest mobile aggregator of alternative investments acquired in 2016, Tycoon, the first real estate crowdfunding platform to be acquired in 2015 & Pong360, an e-commerce portal targeting Millennials, acquired in 2012).

Why Aaron?

Called the “Stephen Covey of his generation!” Aaron combines Corporate (youngest to serve as Regional VP @ AT&T), Entrepreneurial (3 successful exits of companies he founded) and Academic (one of the youngest Berkeley/Haas faculty members) experience to offer practical insights to your audience on Innovation & Millennial topics.

Aaron is the author of The Young Professional’s Guide to the Working World (an international top 10 listed book printed in multiple languages, with a foreword by New York Times Bestseller Marshall Goldsmith) and The Young Professional’s Guide to Managing (foreword by co-author of The Leadership Challenge, Jim Kouzes) and has been written about in Forbes, Inc., Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Entrepreneur and US News & World Report. He has also been heard on CBS Radio & NPR, seen on ABC’s Shark Tank and has spoken to groups of executives & young professionals at top companies and organizations like The Ritz-Carlton Leadership Academy, Deloitte Consulting, Wells Fargo, UnitedHealth Group and many more.

 

Aaron’s Areas of Expertise:

  1. Rich Corporate Experience-Aaron worked at AT&T for nearly a decade managing large organization and becoming one of the youngest ever to serve as Regional VP (at age 27). He is also a graduate of AT&T’s flagship Leadership Development Program (an MBA-grad program he joined with only an Undergraduate degree). His advice to audiences is based on real corporate experience
  2. Proven Innovator-Aaron has founded, built and sold 3 technology companies based in the Silicon Valley. He has scaled businesses and is a sought-after teacher of entrepreneurship and innovation
  3. Engaging Teacher-Aaron is one of the youngest members of the faculty at UC Berkeley’s Haas School of Business, one of the top business schools in the world, where he teaches entrepreneurship and innovation
  4. Accomplished Seller- Aaron is an AT&T “Diamond Club” honoree, being part of the top 1% of sales leaders worldwide
  5. Member of the Millennial Generation-Aaron is a Millennial, giving him a more keen knowledge of his peers than other experts on the topic

 

 

Testimonials 8

  • Aaron was very collaborative in preparing his keynote for our agency conference. He stayed in touch in the months leading up to his session and interviewed a few key stakeholders in advance to customize his remarks. He was very professional and personable, and his presentation was engaging and informative. If you’re looking for someone who knows the Millennial generation well and brings a lot of enthusiasm to a presentation, Aaron is a strong choice.

    Peg Zwicker

    Market Development Manager, Sentry Insurance

  • I invited Aaron to speak for our group and he did not disappoint! He was funny, engaging, and so well-versed in the topics on which he presented. We all walked away with information that we could apply immediately in not just the workplace, but our everyday lives. He was fantastic!!!

    Kim Ross

    President, NCOMS

  • Aaron is the Stephen Covey of his generation!

    Frank Gambuzza, President

    Intercoiffure America/Canada

  • I have found few that can top Aaron McDaniel… If you are looking for someone to discuss how to blend millennials into the workplace, hire Aaron, HIRE HIM NOW.

    Jack Hubbard, Chairman

    St. Meyer & Hubbard

  • Aaron is energetic and engaging.  He quickly had the audience focused on his well thought out presentation.  Our group gained tremendous insight on the differences between the baby boomers in the audience and millennials, like Aaron.  He helped us understand how to meet the needs of his generation to successfully motivate and challenge them in the workplace.  I strongly endorse Aaron as a speaker

    Tom Morrow, Executive Director

    Association of Insolvency & Restructuring Advisors

  • Aaron did his homework and customized his presentation to be relevant to the banking industry and to my company specifically.  His understanding of and discussion around the Millennial generation is critical knowledge for every company and manager in today’s workplace.  Aaron’s presentation style is relaxed and confident, which allowed him to really engage with the audience individually and as a group.  Aaron was a true pleasure to work with, start to finish.

    Sr. Vice President

    Provident Bank

  • Aaron was amazing to work with from start to finish. He worked with me to customize his talk for our group and really focused on what would be interesting and relevant for the audience. His session was really dynamic and engaging with multiple people coming up immediately to me after the talk to compliment the session. We would love to bring Aaron in again to speak to our group!

    Chief of Staff

    Deloitte Consulting

  • Outstanding! Thank you for taking part and being a part of our leadership conference. [Aaron’s] thoughtful presentation hit the minds and the hearts of all assembled. Clearly [his] message added the dimension to our gathering that was at the center of our vision for the organization.

    District Manager

    Rotaract

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