Keynote Speaker Ben Casnocha

Ben Casnocha

Top Business Speaker, Bestselling Author, and Tech Entrepreneur

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Ben Casnocha in Brief

Ben Casnocha is a top business speaker, bestselling author, and tech entrepreneur. He founded the e-government technology firm, Comcate, and currently works as both the advisor to venture capital firm Wasabi Ventures and as a mentor to the startup incubator Techstars. He is the author of two bestselling books The Start-Up of You and The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age, which provide a framework on how to recruit, manage, and retain entrepreneurial employees. In 2006, BusinessWeek named Casnocha one of America’s best young entrepreneurs.

Why Ben Casnocha?

Ben’s research and new book “The Alliance” is focused on creating mutually beneficial relationship between your organization and employees assuring retention, and results.
As a seasoned professional in Talent Development, Human Capital and Human Resources, Ben delivers customized programs integrating proven methodologies, modern strategies, and technologies.

Ben Casnocha’s Key Accomplishments Include . . .

Ben Casnocha is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and executive in Silicon Valley. He is coauthor with LinkedIn founder Reid Hoffman of the recent New York Times bestseller The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age, which has become one of the most sought-after management frameworks on how to recruit, manage, and retain entrepreneurial employees. 

He is also co-author with Reid of The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career, the leading career strategy guide that’s been translated into more than 15 languages.

He’s co-founder of Allied Talent, a consultancy that helps companies better engage their top talent. Human Resources magazine recently named Ben one of the top trendsetters in the talent industry.

Ben is also a multi-time technology entrepreneur and executive. He recently served as Chief of Staff to the Chairman at LinkedIn.

He has appeared on CNN, The Charlie Rose Show, and CNBC and been featured in various media including The Economist, The New Yorker, and the Wall Street Journal.

More About Speaker, Ben Casnocha . . .

Ben has led inspiring conversations about the future of work, millenials in the workforce, innovation, and entrepreneurial thinking with large audiences in more than a dozen countries around the world.

Testimonials 11

  • “Ben hit it out of the park. Our HR leaders are still raving about his session on the new employer-employee compact and how to recruit and manage entrepreneurial employees. We were very happy to host him at SHRM India!”

    Malina Jacobowitz

    Society for Human Resource Management India

  • Ben’s message is exactly what today’s leaders need to hear about building an engaged workforce. He is an insightful and energetic speaker who offers tips you can put into practice immediately

    Ken Blanchard

  • “Everyone who participated in Ben’s presentations in Indonesia, came away from the event with new found insights on how to live a more fulfilling life.”

    US Consulate, Indonesia

  • “GE is competing in its third century. The key to sustained performance is developing competitive leaders in every era. The Alliance captures the essence of modern talent development: trust and mutual value creation helps both employer and employee compete in the marketplace. The authors lay out a framework that helps big companies as well as startups develop their people more effectively, while creating a competitive team.”

    Jeffrey R. Immelt

    Chairman and CEO, GE

  • “Ben delivered a dynamic, gripping and content-packed presentation that connected directly with the concerns and interests of our delegates. His presentation received excellent feedback from all quarters. Ben was a pleasure to work with throughout, being highly professional, flexible and considerate. He took special care to understand the goals of the conference, our needs as organisers and the desires of the paying delegates. Ben’s attention to this important detail was clearly evident in the overall success of his talk.”

    Scott Druck

    Oxford Strategic Consulting

  • “I’m delighted to report that the Strategy Conference was a blast! Ben did a such a great job presenting, and to boot, signing tons of books for our attendees and staff. Recently, Ben connected with me on LinkedIn and he mentioned that many of our attendees had reached out to him as well.  That’s really, really cool! Thanks for making a way for us to finally bring Ben to our conference stage!”

    Renee Sumby

    Society for Human Resource Management

  • “Ben Casnocha is a dynamic and engaging speaker. He presented multiple concepts to HR leaders on how to engage employees in today’s marketplace. His message is thought provoking and encourages HR Professionals to challenge themselves to transform their organizations to attract and retain top performers. I highly recommend Ben as a keynote!”

    Teri Harrell

    Dancik International

  • “Thank you, BigSpeak.  Ben Casnocha was an excellent choice, and we really appreciate the role you played in helping to select him!  We’d love to book him again.”


  • “I highly recommend Ben to any organization looking for a well-prepared and thought-provoking speaker. His presentation was exactly what our audience needed to hear. He took the time to learn about our audience¹s needs and applied that to his presentation, making for a discussion of utmost relevance to our attendees. He provided insightful answers to some tough Q&A questions. Ben also brought a comfortable yet high-energy style to keep us all engaged throughout the presentation.”

    Eric Olson

    VP, Education Strategies, National Retail Federation

  • “Ben provided a viewpoint into entrepreneurial leadership that was dead-on. His keen insight into leading Gen Y was refreshing and inspirational. A must see for those who want to understand our younger workforce.”

    Justin Rueb, PhD

    Executive Director, Center for Leadership Excellence & Economic Development

  • “As a speaker, Ben is engaging, insightful, and thought-provoking. He is down-to-earth in style and uplifting in his message.”

    Chuck Alvery, CEO

    Western Nevada Economic Development Association

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We work with our clients to customize each engagement. A solution may include one or more of the following:

  • Management training programs
  • Train-the-trainer and licensed management training curriculum
  • Executive working sessions and mentorship
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  • Alumni network consulting
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