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Jonathan Wygant

Founder & Chairman


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Jonathan Wygant is Chairman and founder of BigSpeak, Inc. the largest business-oriented agency/consultancy in North America focused on serving the Fortune 1000 and multinational companies worldwide.  BigSpeak addresses the needs of corporations, associations, non-profits and government agencies by providing inspirational speakers, thought leaders and subject matter experts. BigSpeak also facilitates strategic change initiatives and executive development programs through BigSpeak Consulting.

Jonathan draws on his more than 30 years of hands-on business experience and extensive research into the best practices of visionary leaders and successful companies. His expertise is in understanding his client’s needs and matching them with speakers and trainers who will best deliver inspirational messages and support lasting positive organizational change.

Before founding BigSpeak, Jonathan was the CEO and co-founder of Iris Arc Crystal, an Inc. 500 international giftware manufacturing company headquartered in Santa Barbara, California. While at Iris Arc, he built the company to 5000 accounts, 120 employees and 135 sales reps nationwide.

Jonathan and Bill ClintonAffiliations:

Board Member, Heal the Ocean

Past Member, World Presidents’ Organization (WPO) and Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO)

Member, International Association of Speakers Bureaus


Bachelor of Arts in English with an Economics minor, Hamilton College

Master of Arts in Applied Psychology, University of Santa Monica

Hear about how Jonathan founded BigSpeak 20 years ago:


What People Are Saying About Jonathan Wygant

“Jonathan really takes an interest in knowing his customer’s needs and then strives his best to meet them!! Telephone conferences reflect his tenacity-to-purpose in making sure he stays in step with his customers desires. “

Carlos Saldana, Chief Human Resources Officer, MCCS Training, Okinawa, Japan

“We have experienced several of BigSpeak’s Leadership Programs and rate them on a par with any of the Harvard Executive Education Programs. Jonathan provided us with outstanding services throughout the process and suggested top executive resources that our CEO members greatly benefited from. “

Mark Finlayson, Chairman, YPO Bahamas

“Jonathan, it was a privilege to see you and the leaders of Power Within. All of you make a huge contribution to the development of leadership.”

Ram Charan


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