Keynote Speaker Don Peppers

Don Peppers

Customer Relationship Management Expert

  • Speaker's U.S. Fee Range
    $20,001 - $40,000 i
  • Languages Spoken
  • Travels From
    Connecticut, USA

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Don Peppers’ Key Accomplishments Include . . . 

Don Peppers is an acclaimed author, blogger and keynote speaker.  He is also the founding partner, with Martha Rogers, Ph.D., of Peppers & Rogers Group, a leading customer-centric management consulting firm.

Why Don Peppers

  • Energizing, thought-provoking, global speaker, comfortable in small executive roundtables of 10 or audiences of 5,000+.  Can speak on a number of topics (e.g., Learn the 4 Keys to a Frictionless Customer Experience)
  • Thought Leader — Originated the 1 to 1 marketing philosophy which is as relevant today as it was 20 years ago.
  • Author of 9 books. Latest book – Extreme Trust: Honesty as a Competitive Advantage posits that social networks and rapidly increasing transparency raises customer expectations regarding the trustworthiness of the companies they deal with.

Recognized for more than 20 years as one of the world’s foremost thought leaders on customer-focused business strategies, Don is a sought-after speaker whose keynote presentations and executive workshops routinely focus on the business issues that today’s global enterprises are grappling with.  His strategic advice on customer issues has educated and motivated audiences in over 40 countries on six continents.

Peppers and Rogers are often credited with having launched the CRM revolution with their very first book, The One to One Future: Building Relationships One Customer at a Time (Doubleday, 1993), described by Business Week as the “bible of the new marketing,” and by Inc. Magazine’s managing editor as “one of the two or three most important business books ever written.”  Over the years, they wrote nine additional books together, creating a legacy of international best-sellers that have collectively sold more than a million copies in 18 languages.

In addition, three new books will be released in 2016:  Don’s latest solo effort, Customer Experience: What, How, and Why Now, is a collection of essays organized around the dynamics, rationale, and difficulties encountered in managing individual customer experiences; the third edition of Peppers’ and Rogers’ widely used graduate level textbook, Managing Customer Relationships: A Strategic Perspective, which was first published in 2004; and a new, updated paperback version of Peppers’ & Rogers’ 2012 book, Extreme Trust:  Turning Proactive Honesty and Flawless Execution Into Long-Term Profits.

More About Don…

Don also has a popular voice in the business media and is a top “INfluencer” on LinkedIn, with over 275,000 followers for his regular blog posts on innovation, technology, customer experience and corporate culture.  

In 2015, Peppers was ranked by Satmetrix as the world’s #1 most influential authority on customer experience management. The Times of London has listed him among their “Top 50 Business Brains,” while Accenture included him in its global list of the “Top 100 Business Intellectuals,” and the U.K.’s Chartered Institute for Marketing put him on its list of the “50 most influential thinkers in marketing and business today.”  And, in 2013, Don and Martha were inducted into the Direct Marketing Association Hall of Fame.

Prior to founding Peppers & Rogers Group, Don served as the CEO of a top-20 direct marketing agency and his book Life’s a Pitch: Then You Buy (1995) chronicles his exploits as a celebrated new-business rainmaker in the advertising industry. He holds a B.S. in astronautical engineering from the U.S. Air Force Academy, and a Master’s in public affairs from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School. He is a competitive runner and a very happily married father of five.

Testimonials 3

  • “Don’s presentation was inspiring, practical and up to date.  The audience at the conference was very satisfied, ranked the conference number one in 2013!”

    Magdalena Petryniak

    Harvard Business Review, Poland

  • “The event was a huge success – and Don was a rock star!”

    Amanda Canada

  • “The preliminary feedback we have received from the conference attendees was very positive. Your presentation was a powerful capstone for the entire event.”

    John Lass

    CUNA Mutual Group

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