“The millennial version of Tom Peters.”
– Kevin Roberts, CEO Worldwide of Saatchi & Saatchi

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Dan Schawbel is the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm. He is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success (St. Martin’s Press) and the #1 international bestselling book, Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future (Kaplan Publishing), which combined have been translated into 15 languages. Both bestsellers were published before Dan’s 30th birthday. Dan is a columnist at both TIME and FORBES, and has been featured in over 1,000 media outlets, such as “The Today Show” on NBC, “Street Signs” on CNBC, “The Nightly Business Report” on PBS, “The Willis Report” on Fox Business, “Fox & Friends” on Fox News, People Magazine, The Economist and Wired Magazine. He’s spoken at Google, NBC Universal, McGraw-Hill, Oracle, Harvard Business School, MIT, Time Warner, IBM, and CitiGroup. Dan was named to the Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2010, the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2012, and BusinessWeek cites him as someone entrepreneurs should follow.

Long bio

Dan Schawbel is the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm. Dan is a leader and supporter of his own generation, as well as a world renowned career and workplace expert. He is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success (St. Martin’s Press), which is a #1 Barnes & Noble business bestseller and was named the “career book of the year” by the Chicago Tribune. His first book, Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future, was a #1 international bestseller and was named the #1 career book of 2009 by The New York Post. Combined, his books have been translated into 15 different languages and are used as textbooks at many schools including Stanford University, Boston University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and The University of Texas at Austin. Both bestsellers were published before Dan’s 30th birthday.

Dan is the founder of the Personal Branding Blog, a Forbes ”Top Website for Your Career” and ranked as the #1 Job Blog by Careerbuilder. It has been read by over 4 million professionals, in 228 different countries, and is the most syndicated career resource in America, with partnerships including Yahoo!, AOL, Biz Journals, Entrepreneur Magazine and Business Insider. He is a columnist at both TIME and FORBES, a syndicated columnist at Metro US, a former BusinessWeek columnist, and has contributed to the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, The Guardian, Inc., Entrepreneur, The Globe And Mail, and numerous others. In total, he has written over 1,000 articles covering the workplace, careers, Gen Y, social media and personal branding.

He’s spoken at some of the world’s most prestigious companies including Google, IBM, Time Warner, Ericsson, CitiGroup, McGraw-Hill and Siemens, as well as some of the most notable schools, including Harvard Business School, Stanford, Cornell and MIT. In addition, he’s spoken at major conferences such as SHRM, ASTD, HCI and The Conference Board and shared the stage with everyone from Seth Godin to Ice-T. Dan was named to the Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2010, the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2012 and the Forbes Top 20 Social Media Influencer List in 2013. BusinessWeek cites him as someone entrepreneurs should follow and Details Magazine cited him as one of five Internet gurus that can make you rich. He recently made Business Insider’s Top 40 Innovative People Under 40 list along with Mark Zuckerberg and Marissa Mayer.

Dan has interviewed over 1,300 people in his career, from celebrities (James Franco, Jessica Alba, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachael Ray) to CEOs (Deloitte, Virgin, Google, Discovery, Pixar, Twitter, Instagram, Whole Foods, SAP, Contain Store) to thought leaders (Malcolm Gladwell, Tom Peters, Jim Collins, Clayton Christensen, Michael Porter) to politicians (John Kerry, Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld) and even an astronaut (Chris Hadfield). In addition, he interviewed David Karp (founder of Tumblr) for the cover of Forbes Magazine.

He has been featured in over 1,000 media outlets such as “The Today Show” on NBC, “Street Signs” on CNBC, “The Nightly Business Report” on PBS, “Fox & Friends” on Fox News, ”The Willis Report” on Fox Business, “In The Loop” on Bloomberg TV, People Magazine, The Economist and Wired Magazine. Dan has helped companies like American Express, NBC Universal, Ernst & Young, Deutsche Bank, Oracle, Fidelity and Monster better understand his generation. To date, he’s published 17 research studies that have been covered in over 300 media outlets including The New York Times, NBC, CNN, USA Today and Men’s Health. His work has also been cited in over 50 books, including Marketing 3.0 by Philip Kotler and The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick.

In 2007, Dan co-created one of the first social media positions in a Fortune 200 company, EMC. He is a founding member of the Young Entrepreneur Council. Dan lives in New York, NY and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bentley University in 2006.

National recognition

Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30: Marketing & Advertising

Inc. Magazine’s 30 Under 30: America’s Coolest Young Entrepreneurs

Business Insider’s Top 40 Innovative People Under 40

Huffington Post’s 16 Brilliant Business Minds

BusinessWeek’s 20 Entrepreneurs You Should Follow

Details Magazine’s 5 Internet Guru’s That Can Make You Rich

Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.’s Most Influential Small Business People on Twitter

Forbes Top 20 Social Media Influencer

DELL’s #Inspire 100 List of Most Inspiring Entrepreneurs

AOL’s 13 People You Should Follow For Your Job Search

Mashable’s Top 70 Non-fiction Writers

Mashable’s Top 20 Resources For Job Hunters

What the media is saying about Dan

“A twenty-something personal branding czar.”
– Fortune Magazine

“A world renowned personal branding expert.”
– TIME

“Known for his expertise in addressing the needs of a millennial workforce.”
–  San Francisco Chronicle

“One of the nation’s leading authorities on Millennials.”
– Forbes

“The key to success in today’s economy is replicating Dan Schawbel himself and mastering a niche so that you become a trusted authority on a specific subject.”
– TechCrunch

“Personal branding guru”
– The New York Times

“Considered a major player in the employment sphere.” 
– Mashable

“Schawbel is a personal branding force of nature.”
– Fast Company

“He is part of the new generation of Internet wunderkinds who have become so adept at spreading their ideas online that they write their first books and hit the morning show circuit when barely out of college. ”
– Yahoo! Shine

“He provides daily insights into workplace trends and personal branding — and how it can help you build a career.”
– AOL Jobs

“He’s mastered what it takes to build and leverage a personal brand that attracts attention, interaction and high regard from an ever-expanding target audience — and he’s built a business helping others do the same.”
– MSN

“The self-styled king of personal branding”
– Inc. Magazine

“Dan is the man when it comes to personal branding.”
– USA Today

What people are saying about Dan

“Dan has taken personal branding to a dimension a million miles beyond where I was.”
– Tom Peters

“Dan Schawbel is the new voice of the workplace.”
- David Bach, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Automatic Millionaire 

“His lecture was incredible and I learned a lot from him.”
– Ice-T, rapper, actor and reality TV star

“Everything he said I was agreeing with…I loved him.”
– Coco, reality TV star and model

“The champion of personal branding.”
– Alan Webber, co-founder, Fast Company Magazine

“Dan is the most prolific expert on twenty-something personal branding out there today. In just a year or two, he has become a major force to be reckoned with, hobnobbing with the best in the business and continually delivering powerful, valuable content.”
– Alexandra Levit, Author 

“Dan is stirring it up and making it happen.”
– David Meerman Scott, bestselling author, The News Rules of Marketing & PR

“Dan Schawbel is at the “tip of the spear” as branding and social media converge and become personally relevant to millions.”
– Cali Ressler and Jody Thompson, coauthors of Why Work Sucks and How to Fix It

“At a time when your brand equity is the sum total and composition of your search results, personal branding is everything.  If you don’t believe me, just type ‘Dan Schawbel’ into Google.”
– Pete Blackshaw, Global Head of Digital Marketing & Social Media, Nestle

“A marketing juggernaut and passionate educator for young people who are trying to figure out how to leave their mark on the world.”
– Mitch Joel, author of Six Pixels Of Separation

“It is because of Dan that I Google’d my children’s potential names before I named them.”
– Laura Vanderkam, author of 168 Hours & USA Today contributor

“Anyone wanting to understand how to build a brand, personal or otherwise, could learn a thing of two from Dan.”
– John Jantsch, bestselling author of The Referral Engine

“One of the foremost authorities on personal branding.”
– Andy Beal, author, Radically Transparent and blogger at Marketing Pilgrim

“Dan is one of the foremost voices of his generation, and very inspirational to us.”
– Gary Swart, CEO of oDesk

“Dan is one of today’s great thinkers!”
– Bob Burg, bestselling author of The Go-Giver

“Dan has become one of the leading voices of the millennial generation.”
– Jeremiah Owyang, Industry Analyst, The Altimeter Group

“Dan is a wunderkind and a mensch rolled into one.”
– Susan Cain, New York Times bestselling author of Quiet

“One of the foremost experts on the subject of personal branding.”
– Gretchen Rubin, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Happiness Project

“An expert on how company cultures are being transformed by the influx of Gen Y’s in the workplace.”
– Baratunde Thurston, comedian and author of the New York Times best-seller How To Be Black

“An idea machine.”
- James Altucher, best-selling author of Choose Yourself

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