Book Ian to Speak

Need a keynote speaker?

Ian is an accomplished seminar presenter. He has delivered over 100 presentations on creating remarkable businesses. Material is based on his near 3 decades in business as a finance director, venture capitalist, investment banker and over the last 10 years in New England as the CEO of  an award winning IBM business partner. Ian’s 4 books which are widely read, and are available through Amazon, cover such topics as acquisitions, an insider’s guide to venture capital and his most recent Fulfilling the Potential of Your Business -Big Company Thinking for the Mighty Small Business. His presentations also draw on his experiences as a world class master’s track athlete.  CONTACT IAN  for more information.

Specifically the following presentations are available as a keynote or as a workshop style:

  • Fulfilling the Potential of Your Business – 9 Great Strategies to Make It Happen
  • Acquisitions – How to Buy Companies & Integrate Them
  • Sales Leadership – How to End the War Between Sales & Marketing
  • How to Make Presentations Investors Will Love & Fund

Latest Event Photos:

Regions Bank, Knoxville TN, July 18th, 2012

Senior Management, Me and the bike (a symbol of Regions throughout the South East)

Book Signing After The Event

Pretending to be captivated by a Scottish accent

 Operational Workshops

In addition to Keynotes, Ian and his team deliver great management workshops on their 9 essential Playbooks. Details here.


I was highly impressed with your presentation. It was clear, it gave examples, and it was engaging. I came out knowing more than I knew going in.

I deal with many start-up and emerging business ventures and this presentation really touched upon some very enlightening and practical methods of presenting a business concept to a potential investor. Ian did a great job of making the presentation short, practical and resourceful.  Nice job!

I really enjoyed your presentation. Your combination of humor, wisdom, and passion made it easy to stay engaged. Thank you!

Your technique of eliciting questions from the audience before the presentation insured that your audience would get what they came for. And they did. Thanks.

I have been working on Glymetrix since 2006, and have long since lost count of how many “how to raise money” presentations I have seen. What stands out about yours? — Demonstrating the importance of the company being exceptional.  We both know that is important, but most people don’t mention it when describing the funding process. The rule for start-ups is that you will not get funded. To be successful you have to figure out how to break the rule.

Ian; I enjoyed your stories and presentation this morning at the 128 Venture North breakfast event. You are very interesting, entertaining and knowledgeable.

This was a superb presentation covering a detailed subject clearly.

Excellent tips, very good pace and interesting topic and case studies. More please!

Ian knows his subject with a great balance of facts and humor.