The Top CEO Keynote Speakers of 2021

We’ve just passed the first week of 2021. It’s time to take a deep breath, congratulate ourselves on making it this far, and start planning for the future. As we ride out the coming changes, let these leaders and top keynote speakers guide you through the second half of the year.

Padmasree Warrior

Padmasree is the CEO of U.S. for NextEV and an expert in cultivating top talent. She’s been recognized for her visionary leadership and was twice named to Forbes list of “The World’s 100 Most Powerful Women.”

Sara Blakely

Best known for creating the Spanx brand, Sara Blakely is a top entrepreneur who revolutionized the world of shape-wear with her entirely self-funded company, which bears Oprah’s coveted stamp of approval.

Adam Cheyer

Adam is the co-founder of both the Siri and Viv virtual assistants, and has an incredible track record in business innovation. He has 25 issued patents, and has worked on the development of such projects as, Dejima, and Sentient Technologies.

Alan Mullaly

Allan is the former CEO of the Ford Motor company, transforming it from an enterprise floundering after a 12 billion dollar loss into one of the world’s top automotive businesses.

Daymond John

Shark Tank Judge and founder of FUBU clothing, Daymond John has over 20 years of proven business experience and has won widespread recognition for his financial success and embodiment of the American Dream. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including Brandweek’s “Marketer of the Year.”

Barbara Corcoran 

A real estate mogul with an inspirational rags to riches story, Barbara is one of the most successful entrepreneurs in the country. She has an excellent eye for talent, and has recently made a splash as an angel investor.

Sarah Robb O’Hagan

Disruptive leader Sarah Robb O’ Hagan is one of Forbes’ “Most Powerful Women in Sports,” former CEO at Flywheel Sports,  and a globally recognized brand revitalizer.

Marc Randolph

Co-founder of Netflix Marc Randolph is a top entrepreneur whose career spans four decades. The founder or co-founder of more than half-a -dozen enterprises, he works extensively with up and coming startups as both an angel investor and a mentor.

John Chambers 

John Chambers is the former CEO of Cisco Systems, were he focused on digital transformation and building relationships. He is the recipient of multiple leadership awards and was named on of Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People.”

Guy Kawasaki 

An innovation expert, brand evangelist, and bestselling author, Guy has had a hand in the successes of such brands as Mercedes Benz, Apple, and Canva.

Steve Wozniak

The co-founder of Apple Steve Wozniak was inducted into the Inventors Hall of Fame in 2000. An icon and philanthropist, Wozniak is credited with creating the first personal computer.

Ian Siegel

Ian is the co-founder and CEO of ZipRecruiter with plenty of experience in leadership roles. Suitably, he’s also an expert in finding and uniting ideal candidates into corporate dream teams.

Angela Ahrendts

Top business speaker and former Senior VP of Retail and Online Stores at Apple, where her efforts redefined the nature of customer experience. She has been named one of Forbes’ “100 Most Powerful Women in the World.”

Tony Fadell

Tony Fadell is the former CEO of Nest, which pioneered the phrase “the internet of things.” In his time at Apple, he led the team that created the first iterations of both the iPod and the iPhone.

Frits van Paasschen

Frits is the former CEO of Coors Brewing Company and Starwood Hotels and Resorts, as well as the former President of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa at Nike. A change management expert, he is also a bestselling author.

Mitch Lowe

A co-founding executive at Netflix and President of RedBox, Mitch Lowe is a disruption and leadership expert who knows all about staying ahead of the curve.

Omar Johnson

Top branding speaker Omar Johnson is the former VP of Marketing at Apple and CMO at Beats by Dre. He’s hailed as a “brand genius” by Adweek who is an expert on marketing brands with authenticity and emotion.

Dag Kittlaus

Co-founder and CEO of artificial assistants Siri and Viv Dag Kittlaus is a serial entrepreneur and innovator, as well as an expert on building global brands.

Chris Barton 

Chris Barton is the co-founder of Shazam and a top entrepreneurial speaker. On top of creating one of the world’s most popular apps, Chris has also worked with Google and Dropbox, though he has since pivoted to advising startups.

Chris Kelly 

Privacy and security expert Chris Kelly was Employee #25 at Facebook. He’s also an NBA Team Owner and angel investor  with a long track record of building innovative companies.

Jonas  Kjellberg

Jonas Kjellberg  was the co-creator and Managing Director (a position equivalent to CEO) at Skype, generating 90% of the organization’s revenue stream. An innovation and disruption expert, he’s also an active investor and serial entrepreneur.

Kevin O’Leary 

A Shark Tank judge,  venture capitalist and serial entrepreneur, Kevin O’Leary or “Mr. Wonderful”is one of North America’s most successful businessmen. He’s also a respected investor and author.