When brands like Google, Walmart, TikTok, Deloitte, and Shopify want to know what’s next for them (and their customers), they call Mitch Joel. Called “one of North America’s leading visionaries” by Strategy magazine, Joel fills in the gaps to help leaders build their business today to meet the demands of tomorrow. Creating customized presentations to ensure the maximum impact, Joel’s big, engaging, entertaining, and educating style leaves audiences informed and ready to tackle the future today.
Joel is co-founder of ThinkersOne, which empowers companies with personalized thought leadership video content from the best thinkers in the world. Prior to this latest venture, he spent close to three decades in the technology and media industry as both an executive and entrepreneur. This included publishing music magazines, launching a record label, building out media sales at one of the first search engines, marketing one of the first mobile content publishing platforms, and eventually building, running, and selling his own agency to WPP — one of the world’s most valuable marketing and communications holding companies. In that role, he was president of a global marketing agency operating in 25 countries with close to 3000 employees.
A bestselling author, Joel has written two books: Six Pixels of Separation, named after his successful blog and podcast, and CTRL ALT Delete, which was named one of the best business books of 2013 by Amazon. Joel is also a columnist and journalist for iHeartRadio, the Harvard Business Review, and Inc. Magazine, and is often called on as a subject-matter expert for top media outlets including Fast Company, Strategy, Forbes, and many others.
Named one of Forbes’ “Speakers Worth Catching”, Joel speaks frequently to diverse groups like Walmart, Starbucks, Microsoft, Procter & Gamble, Twitter, Unilever, and every organization and association in between. Since 2005, he has given between 40-60 keynote presentations a year to small, medium, and large organizations in both the B2B and B2C space all over the world. Joel has been named one of the top 100 online marketers in the world and was awarded the highly prestigious “Top 40 Under 40”.
Joel is an advisor and investor in many businesses and charitable organizations in the fields of artificial intelligence, smart audio/voice, martech, fintech, and blockchain. He also sits on the advisory board for Canada’s “Top 40 Under 40”, Inovia Capital’s Early Stage Fund, HubSpot’s Inbound conference, and is a Trustee of the Westmount Public Library.