Tony Hsieh

Leading Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist

Tony Hsieh is a leading entrepreneur the CEO of the online shoe and clothing company Zappos. Prior to joining Zappos, Hsieh co-founded the internet advertising network LinkExchange, which he sold to Microsoft in 1998 for $265 million.

in 1996 Hsieh started developing the idea of LinkExchange, members were allowed to advertise their site over LinkExchange’s network by displaying banner ads on their website. They launched in March 1996, with Hsieh as CEO, and found their first 30 clients by direct emailing webmasters. The site grew, and within 90 days LinkExchange had over 20,000 participating web pages and had its banner ads displayed over 10 million times. By 1998, the site had over 400,000 members and 5 million ads rotated daily.

In 2007 Hsieh received the Ernst and Young  Entrepreneur Of The Year Award.

Tony Hsieh is available to book today as the motivational speaker for your corporate events and is the perfect name to impress your guests and delegates. Get in touch with Champions Speakers by email at or call a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

At corporate events Tony is known to speak on the following topics:

  • Business Management Speaker
  • Business Speaker
  • Entrepreneurialism
  • Maximising Success