Daymond John

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  • CEO & FOUNDER OF FUBU, CO-STAR OF ABC’S EMMY AWARD WINNING SHARK TANK; NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR

From his wildly successful role on ABC’s smash hit, Shark Tank, to his distinguished status as a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship, Daymond John has become globally recognized for his relentless commitment to promoting and supporting entrepreneurs.

Daymond initially made his mark as the entrepreneur and branding expert behind the groundbreaking lifestyle brand, FUBU, which eclipsed more than $6 billion in global retail sales. From the streets of Hollis, Queens, Daymond started a global movement from the basement of his mother’s house by capitalizing on the then fledgling hip-hop culture. Today, the streetwear market that FUBU pioneered is a $20 billion dollar industry.

Since then, Daymond has continued to challenge himself and the business world in which he operates. In 2009, Daymond was tapped by lauded television producer, Mark Burnett, to join the cast of a new business-reality concept, Shark Tank. After 8 seasons, 4 Emmy Awards, multiple Critic’s Choice Awards and millions of dollars in investments, the show has become the most watched program on Friday nights, and one of the most successful business reality series of all time. Over the course of the series, Daymond has been a mainstay of the cast of Sharks and is now affectionately referred to as, “The People’s Shark.” Season 9 will begin shooting in June of 2017.

Resolved to expand his own brand, Daymond has written three books, the most recent of which debuted at #2 on the New York Times Best-Seller list in January of 2016. The wildly successful release, The Power of Broke (Crown Publishing) takes an in depth look at how successful entrepreneurs who started from broke were forced to think more creatively and to leverage their resources more efficiently, than their counterparts. While his previous books, Display of Power and The Brand Within were national best-sellers, The Power of Broke stands as the only New York Times best-selling book from any of the Sharks.

Beyond the brands, the television series and the books, Daymond’s commitment to entrepreneurship has been celebrated on a global level.  In 2015, he was named a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship and was part of an exclusive group who joined President Obama at the Global Entrepreneur Summit in Kenya. In March, Daymond accompanied The President on his historic trip to Cuba, which represented the first time a sitting US president visited the island since Calvin Coolidge did in 1928.

One of Daymond’s greatest accomplishments is his continued fight against dyslexia. He has worked with the Yale Center for Dyslexia and he currently sits on the advisory board of Understood.org. Daymond has embraced his affliction allowing it to be a catalyst for his career as a highly sought after public speaker and author.

As a dynamic speaker with more than twenty-five years of proven business experience, Daymond has become one of the most highly sought after speakers in the country. He regularly speaks at Fortune 100 companies, conferences, universities, and independent businesses alike. Daymond’s high energy presentations give audiences relatable advice and practical takeaways. His S.H.A.R.K. Points are actionable principles that bring long term results. Entrepreneurship, marketing and branding, financial literacy and goal-setting are among his most popular topics. Daymond has delivered keynote speeches for organizations such as General Mills, Johnson & Johnson, Samsung, AT&T and dozens more.

A recipient of more than thirty-five awards, including the Brandweek Marketer of the Year and Ernst & Youngs Master Entrepreneur of the Year, Daymond serves as CEO of the brand consultancy, The Shark Group, which specializes in brand strategy and development, artist relations and talent development. Under Daymond’s leadership, The Shark Group has re-written the script on how companies, brands and products can seamlessly work together to yield a sum greater than its parts. The Shark Group works with a wide range of businesses and brands, including Capital One, HSN, Forbes, Miller Lite, Gillette, Shopify and Infusionsoft and superstars such as Muhammad Ali, the Kardashians, Pitbull, Stan Lee, Carlos Santana, Jillian Michaels and others.

 

Recent Testimonials

  • “Our audience loved hearing Daymond’s amazing story and the valuable lessons he’s learned. It was obvious Daymond took the time to understand our audience and the challenges they face, and tailored his presentation to be as effective as possible for our needs. With an incredibly unique and engaging combination of music and the spoken word, Daymond’s presentation will stay in our attendees’ minds for a long time to come!” – Allstate Insurance Company

    “Daymond John’s Keynote at the MGM Grand in Detroit was a Tour de Force theatrical performance of style and flair. His mix of “keepin’ it real stories, lessons, music, and home pictures made you laugh, cry and think.” – George Fraser, Founder and CEO, FraserNet, Inc.

    “Daymond was a huge success. More than a keynote address, he delivered a very unique performance and tied his storytelling into the theme of the event…and more importantly…into the DNA of our client. His comments were very well received and the reviews are off the charts” -Toshiba Connect

    “Daymond’s keynote was a huge hit, as evidenced by the enthusiastic scores he got in our attendee survey, and I truly appreciate all of you and he did to help make the three days a huge success” -Eric Schurenberg, President and Editor-in-Chief of Inc. Media

    “Daymond spoke to our 3,000 attendees, who all huddled into the main room at our Traffic & Conversion Summit to hear what he had to say, and he had them hanging on his every word. We never knew how funny Daymond is, but more importantly, he is the real deal, intensely authentic, engaging, full of stories that touch the hearts and lives of the audience and kept them in their seats during the entire engagement. I highly recommend Daymond as a keynote speaker for any conference.” -Traffic & Conversion Summit


Speaking Topics

  • Daymond John’s 5 Shark Points: Fundamentals for Success in Business and Life
    From FUBU to Shark Tank and countless ventures in between, Daymond John’s entrepreneurial journey has spanned more than 25 years. Having gleaned insights from both the successes and failures of his varied career, Daymond has developed this comprehensive lecture which empowers audiences to learn from his experiences and to make changes in all aspects of their lives; not just in business. He believes the keys to success require establishing the right mindset and following very specific set of principles, which he has distilled into five key S.H.A.R.K. points. Whether you’re an entrepreneur, intrapreneur, non-profit employee, bank teller or otherwise, this talk has inspired thousands of people around the country reconsider their methods and make positive changes in their lives

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