CEO of Zappos, Tony Hsieh is a serial entrepreneur, who has found success investing and co-founding internet businesses. Devoting his career to building innovative and durable ventures, Tony Hsieh is one of the foremost speakers on entrepreneurship, thinking outside of the box and inspiring others to pursue their ideas.
Joining Zappos in 1999 as the CEO, Tony spearheaded the online shoes retailer to international success. For a decade Tony utilised his business acumen and natural leadership abilities to infiltrate the booming internet retail market. In 2009, Zappos was acquired by industry giant, Amazon, for a record breaking $1.2 billion dollars. Since the acquisition, Tony has continued to lead as the CEO of Zappos and it is currently ranked as the thirtieth most popular fashion online fashion site in the world, thanks to Tony’s innovative business methods.
Since his university days, studying computer science at Harvard University, Tony Hsieh has shown a natural entrepreneurial spirit. Starting out selling to his college friends, Tony soon founded his first business in 1996. Co-founding LinkExchange was a steep learning curve for the determined entrepreneur, however, through perseverance and drive, Tony led the advertising network to become an impressive $265 million dollar business with 400,000 members, which he sold to Microsoft just two years after its creation.
As a hugely successful entrepreneur, it’s no surprise that Tony Hsieh is highly in demand as a keynote speaker. Sharing his experiences, successes and failures, Tony is known for his open talks, not afraid to analyse the challenges he overcame in business. From appearing at the SOCAP Conference, to a TEDx discussion on ‘How to Challenge Yourself Outside Your Comfort Zone’ Tony has become a revered speaker on the circuit.
Recipient of the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2007, Tony Hsieh has proven himself to be one of the leading entrepreneurs of this generation. Learn from an out of the box thinker and benefit from his motivational talks as a keynote speaker, Tony will give you a fresh perspective on how to approach business.