DICK COSTOLO: CEO of Twitter (2010-2015); Partner, Index Ventures

"[H]e was a huge success! He was very interesting and spoke to our requested topic of what was the future of technology. He kept our audience very engaged throughout his talk. We, in fact, had attendees lined up at the microphones for Q&A from the start. He interacted well with the attendees asking the questions. I could not have been happier with his day-of performance..."

- Multinational Financial Services Company 

"It went really well... His presentation was very good and then the Q&A went really well. The feedback has been great overall. The topic of technology was  a great fit as technology, managing millennials and social media in all aspects is a huge focus for all companies and he spoke to it all very well." 

- CIBC Annual Institutional Investor Conference

Named by TIME as one of the "10 Most Influential U.S. Tech CEOs," DICK COSTOLO is a management expert who in his five years at the helm of Twitter led the social media platform through an explosive, uncertain future, taking it from a private company with 300 staff valued at $3.7bn to a public company with 3,600 employees valued at $23.5bn. Making headlines in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe LA TimesTech Crunch and Inc. for his famously thoughtful, unique, and engaging leadership style, Costolo’s speeches and interviews are chock-full of actionable insights on what it’s like to lead “the fastest growing, most disruptive communications platform in the world” and what it takes to survive in tomorrow’s tech future.

  • Sought-out to address 600 project management office (PMO) leaders, directors and executives at the 2018 PMO Symposium
  • Recently delivered insights on Facebook and data protection in an informative Bloomberg Markets interview
  • As a Partner at Index Ventures, a VC firm that invests in tech-enabled companies and ambitious, cutting-edge entrepreneurs, and Board Member at Patreon—a platform similar to Kickstarter that provides continual funding and support for freelancers—Costolo is at the 50-yard line of the future of work, developing the next wave of disruptors.  
LORI GREINERShark on ABC’s Shark Tank; The "Queen of QVC"; Prolific Inventor & Entrepreneur; National Bestselling Author

"We were fortunate to have Lori Greiner as our closing keynote speaker... The room was filled to capacity with 650+ attendees for Lori’s closing keynote. Many conferences lose half of their attendees before the conference concludes. Everyone stuck around to hear Lori Greiner. She offered an enlightening talk about how she got started and became the queen of QVC. What a wonderful day!"

-Venture Atlanta

"Lori’s ‘yes you can’ message and relatable stories engaged more than 1,800 women at our business banking events."

- Chase for Business

LORI GREINER started with one idea and turned it into a multi-million dollar international brand. She is now regarded as one of the most prolific inventors of retail products, having created over 600 products and secured over 120 U.S. and international patents. Known as the star "warm-blooded" Shark on Shark Tank, the four-time Emmy-winning entrepreneurial business show on ABC, Lori knows how to spot a hit product and bring her partners incredible success. Her international bestseller Invent It, Sell It, Bank It! is a step-by-step guide on how to turn an idea into a million-dollar reality.

  • Set to address an audience of 2,500 at the Perfectly Posh 2018 Convention.  
  • Recently sought-out to deliver a keynote for 1,200 female professionals on entrepreneurism and breaking barriers at The Women's Conference of Florida, Lori earned tweets of praise such as: "Watching @LoriGreiner at #WCofFL2017. She is amazing!"
  • Selected to grace the cover of Parade Magazine, Lori revealed everything from her morning routine and favorite invention, to her secrets for success and how to tell if a product is a “hero” or “zero.” 
STEVE FORBESChairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media; Bestselling Author

"Steve Forbes was absolutely fantastic! His remarks on the interface of economics and politics were well received by the leaders of state government and the state’s business community who were present. We had a sell out for the event and that was due in large part to the popularity of Steve as our Annual Meeting speaker. I would highly recommend Steve to any group looking for a speaker that will be a draw and will give a most informative presentation."

- Louisiana Association of Business and Industry

"I want to thank you for your participation in the inaugural Wealth Management conference. It is because of the participation of you that this event was such a success. As you know these types of events are only as good as the speakers and we chose you for your knowledge and expertise and we were rewarded with an overwhelmingly positive response from participants on your contribution to the conference."

-Capital G Limited

A business icon and internationally respected authority on economics, finance, politics, and corporate leadership, STEVE FORBES offers long-standing business insights. Drawing on his experience as editor of one of the world’s most successful business magazines for decades, Forbes delivers messages on how capitalism and free markets are essential to a healthy economy, and what businesses can do to thrive. Having recently celebrated his magazine's 100th anniversary and named one of the top 10 most influential libertarians by Newsmax, Forbes remains a leading voice frequently sought-out for his shrewd, no-holds-barred analysis. 

PENNY PRITZKERU.S. Secretary of Commerce (2013-2017); Founder and Chairman, PSP Capital Partners and Pritzker Realty Group; Co-Chair, Cyber Readiness Institute

"Sec. Pritzker was a hit... members were very impressed with her experience and knowledge. We would be delighted to work with her again in the future."

- Premier business development service 

An entrepreneur, civic leader and philanthropist with more than 30 years of experience in numerous industries, PENNY PRITZKER was named by Forbes as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world. Currently at the helm of a global private investment firm that takes a long-term, fundamental approach to investing in and building market-leading businesses, Pritzker is also the Co-Chair of the Council on Foreign Relation's independent task force on technology and the future of work. Pritzker is at the forefront of the conversation on how tech is fundamentally changing our economy and how businesses and workers can adapt. While the Secretary of Commerce, Pritzker was celebrated as an early adopter of innovative tech.

GREG NORMANGolf’s “Great White Shark”; Chairman & CEO of the Greg Norman Company

"With his trademark charm and eloquence, Greg shared the secrets behind his myriad achievements. Illustrating the principles at the core of his success, he offered concrete advice ... Practical, engaging, and incisive, the lessons Greg Norman shared demonstrated how anyone, at any stage of his or her career, can be a champion."

- Harvard Business School Association of Boston

A dynamic orator who seamlessly weaves tangible business lessons with fascinating personal anecdotes, GREG NORMAN speaks to the resilience, tenacity and passion needed to truly excel in life. Heralded for his pursuit of perfection both on the links and in the boardroom, Norman holds the distinction of defending his No.1 position in the world golf rankings for 331 weeks, the second-longest reign in history. As CEO and Chairman of the Greg Norman Company, Norman is at the helm of a multi-million dollar business empire with over a dozen companies bearing his name across six continents and multiple industries, including consumer goods and services, real estate and investments (a recent MarketWatch article entitled "How golfer Greg Norman became a one-man conglomerate," really says it all).

  • Recently sought-out by Forbes’ Sports Money for two interviews about his business success. First, in a podcast episode entitled, “How Greg Norman Built an Incredibly Valuable Global Brand”, Norman shares how he became among the highest-earning athletes of all-time and developed a diverse and valuable business portfolio. He then also participated in a video interview, discussing how he broke into the world of marketing, managed to expand into other industries, and the lessons he's learned along the way. 
  • Invited for an interview on the hit Name Brands podcast, Norman shared his insights on branding success and how to build a 200-year plan. 
PHIL LIBIN: Co-Founder & CEO, All Turtles, Artificial Intelligence (AI) Startup Studio; Co-Founder, Evernote, Global Productivity Tool; Digital Entrepreneur & Venture Capital Investor

"We are very much satisfied with the work and the speeches of Phil Libin. He fulfilled our expectations fully and behaved very professionally throughout the whole conference. Especially the fireside chat was very inspiring for the audience."

- Swiss Economic Forum

The co-founder and former CEO of the global productivity tool Evernote, which created an epic transformation in workflow and has redefined the way individuals and teams work today, PHIL LIBIN is a sought-after business leader on tech and innovation. He provides audiences with an engaging look at what it takes to reinvent productivity at global scale, and offers an insiders perspective on new tech developments and how they can be harnessed for increased productivity and creativity. At the helm of All Turtles, an AI startup studio, Libin works to find and foster the next wave of AI businesses and products.

KAREN MILLS: Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (2009-2013); Senior Fellow, Harvard Business School and Harvard Kennedy School; Former Member of Obama Cabinet and National Economic Council; Expert on Fintech, Entrepreneurship, Economic Growth & Innovation

"Working with Karen Mills was an absolute pleasure. Her speaking engagement was so well received and in turn we had many bankers request [a video of] her presentation. Karen definitely added to the success of our event... I hope we have the opportunity to work together again."

- PayNet

"Karen was fantastic – both at the Women’s breakfast and in the keynote. Loved working with her."

-Lenders One Conference

A leading authority on the evolving business landscape, KAREN MILLS is an expert on economic growth, job creation, competitiveness, and fintech. Businesses and governments (including officials in the United Kingdom, Australia and the European Union) seek Mills’ insight not only for her higher level ideas of growth and innovation, but also for important small business tactical insights such as access to capital, regional economic clusters,boosting exports, and tapping into government and commercial supply chains. Set to publish a book on fintech with Palgrave/McMillanHeralded, Mills also wrote two crucial papers on the subject: "How Banks Can Compete Against an Army of Fintech Startups: Four Approaches" and "The State of Small Business Lending: Innovation and Technology and the Implications for Regulation."

  • Recently sought-out to deliver a keynote for an audience of 300 at the Lenders One 2018 Winter Conference, helping owners and operators in the banking industry prepare for digital disruption and stay ahead of the curve.
  • Riveted a sold-out crowdof 650 at the Milwaukee Jewish Federation’s Economic Forum, making headlines in both the Milwaukee Business Journal and Milwaukee Magazine, and drawing praise on Twitter such as: “Phenomenal speaker who presented solid data and thoughtful suggestions for improvement for #MKE.  #EF2017MKE”
These HWA Speakers draw from their extensive experience to deliver keynotes full of actionable business advice and entertaining anecdotes. They are fantastic choices for your next engagement.