Rick Crandall

Technology Speaker, Leader of the Enterprise Software CEO Roundtable, “One of the 5 Leading Pioneers of the Computer Industry”

  • Rick Crandall`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Rick Crandall`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Colorado, USA

  • Rick Crandall`s Keynote Speaker Fee This reflects Rick Crandall`s U.S. Speaking Fee

    $10,001 - $20,000

  • Languages Spoken

    English

  • Travels From

    Colorado, USA

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Summiting Change: From Tech to Mountain Top

It is never too late to find a new passion in life, and passion is at the core of quality of life. Rick Crandall tells his story of climbing out of the depression of the Internet bubble burst by finding a new passion climbing the highest mountains in the continental U.S. ...

It is never too late to find a new passion in life, and passion is at the core of quality of life. Rick Crandall tells his story of climbing out of the depression of the Internet bubble burst by finding a new passion climbing the highest mountains in the continental U.S. starting at the improbable age of 64, overcoming challenges and summiting all 58 by his early 70’s.

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Digital Transformation: A Critical Challenge for the CEO and the Board.

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About Keynote Speaker Rick Crandall

About Speaker Rick Crandall…

Rick Crandall has served as a software CEO and an independent director and Board chairman for a number of companies ranging from large to small, public and private. In addition to his software-industry background, he has extensive experience in corporate strategy, digital transformation and cybersecurity in various industries being affected by or creating game-changing technology. He was a CEO of a public international software company, Comshare Inc., for 24 years; He is currently Chairman of DFIN (Donnelley Financial NYSE: DFIN), Executive Chairman of Pelstar (manufacturer of market-leading Health o meter medical scales) and Chairman of the Cyber Committee of the National Cybersecurity Center. 

He is in his 26th year leading the Enterprise Software CEO Roundtable comprised of the CEO’s of the 50 larger software companies. Among his former positions he has been Chairman of Novell, Chairman of Giga Information Group (technology advisory firm) and has served as technology advisor to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. 

Rick was named “One of the 5 Leading Pioneers of the Computer Industry” (ref.: ICP Business Software Review) and he received the 1992 Outstanding Entrepreneur Award from the University of Michigan Business School and Harvard Business School Alumni groups. 

Rick has a BSEE, BS Math and MS Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan. He authored the recently released book entitled: The Dog Who Took Me Up a Mountain, published by HCI and distributed by Simon & Schuster (#RickCrandallBooks). He lives with his wife, Pamela Clavette, in Aspen, Colorado where he serves as Chairman of Jazz Aspen Snowmass and enjoys winter skiing and summer mountain climbing.

Testimonials

“I was thoroughly inspired by Rick’s story and the way he presents it. As someone who has much of his identity inextricably tied to professional accomplishments, I have a dark cloud in my head for the future. What will I be when I’m no longer a CEO? As Rick asked in the beginning of the talk, will my best days always be ahead of me? Rick convinced me that the future can always be optimistic and that there is no end to our ability to reinvent ourselves. You really should do yourself – and your future self – a service and listen to his presentation.”

Nick Mehta

CEO, Gainsight

“I have sat through many motivational talks. This was different. This is something most people young or old, executive or not, rich or poor will be able to relate to. It leaves you feeling good about the future and people and relationships and dealing with challenges. I truly enjoyed it.”

Bill Holtz

CEO, Sectigo

“While Rick’s motivation and determination was drawn from within, his highly inspiring story proves again that embracing life’s challenges is easier and more fun with a friend. What makes this different and more engaging than most talks is the unlikely role of Rick’s canine Sherpa being a valuable and delightful guide for his treks and for his narrative.  Highly recommended speaker.”

Mike Stankey

Vice Chairman, Workday

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