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Jeffrey Hayzlett          

Primetime TV & Podcast Host, Keynote Speaker, Best-Selling Author and Global Business Celebrity

Jeffrey Hayzlett is a global business celebrity, primetime television and podcast host, best-selling author, sought-after keynote speaker; and sometime cowboy. From small businesses to international corporations, he puts his creativity and extraordinary entrepreneurial skills into play, launching ventures by the blending his leadership perspectives, insights into professional development, mass marketing prowess, and affinity for social media.

As a leading business expert, and former Fortune 100 CMO, Hayzlett is frequently cited in Forbes, SUCCESS, Mashable, Marketing Week and Chief Executive, among many others. He shares his executive insight and commentary on television networks like Bloomberg, MSNBC, Fox Business, and C-Suite TV. Hayzlett is a former Bloomberg contributing editor and primetime host, and has appeared as a guest celebrity judge on NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice with Donald Trump for three seasons. He is the Executive Producer of a number of global television projects and is a frequent contributor to the American Marketing Association’s AMA TV and Marketing News publication. With a strong following in business and social media communities, he’s recognized as one of the top c-suite Twitter user and a key influencer in the social media landscape.

Hayzlett hosts C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV. On C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett, he takes viewers inside the c-suite of some of the world’s biggest companies, including Domino’s, Dunkin’ Donuts, Cadillac, and more. Hayzlett asks the tough questions to get to the bottom of business, and discovers what makes c-level executives tick. On Executive Perspectives, Hayzlett interviews business executives, thought leaders, and innovators live on stage, with interviews being recorded in front of live audiences. He brings viewers a front row seat to some of the most interesting and innovating game changers in business today.

Hayzlett is also the host of All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett, which airs on C-Suite Radio. The show is a collection of great conversations around the most compelling topics in business today, brought to life with the guests’ personal narratives--challenges faced, setbacks overcome, innovations pioneered, objectives met and lessons learned. He interviews business celebrities like Gene Simmons, Barbara Corcoran, Daymond John, Kevin Jonas, and more.

Hayzlett is the author of numerous business best-sellers including, The Hero Factor; How Great Leaders Transform Organizations and Create Winning Cultures Think Big, Act Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless, Running the Gauntlet: Essential Business Lessons to Lead, Drive Change and Grow Profits, and The Mirror Test: Is Your Business Really Breathing.

Hayzlett had been inducted into four professional Hall of Fames that honor professional achievements including Speaker Hall of Fame, Sales and Marketing Executives, Business Marketing Hall of Fame, Direct Marketing Hall of Fame, and the Industry Award of Distinction from the National Association of Quick Printers.

Hayzlett has years of international marketing, sales, and customer relations management experience. In 2010, he stepped down from his role of Chief Marketing Officer at Eastman Kodak Company after four years with the company where he was responsible for Brand Development and Management, Market Development, Corporate and Product Public Relations, Communications and Public Affairs, Corporate Sponsorships, Business Development, Corporate Relationships and Partnerships, and Marketing.

Prior to joining Kodak, he led a private business development and public relations firm specializing in the technology and visual communications industries. He also held senior management positions in strategic business development and marketing at several companies, including Cenveo, Webprint, and Colorbus, Inc. as well as serving in staff positions in the United States Senate and House of Representatives.

Currently, Hayzlett serves as Co-Founder and Chairman of C-Suite Network, the most trusted network of c-suite leaders. He also leads The Hayzlett Group and is Chairman of TallGrass Public Relations, offering strategic business, marketing, and PR consulting, leading change for high growth businesses globally. Drawing upon an eclectic background in business, buoyed by a stellar track record of keynote speaking, and deeply rooted in cowboy lore, he energizes his role driving and delivering change. He is a turnaround architect of the highest order, a maverick marketer who delivers scalable campaigns, embraces traditional modes of customer engagement, and possesses a remarkable cachet of mentorship, corporate governance and brand building. Even when away from his home state of South Dakota, Hayzlett can always be found in his trademark cowboy boots.

Speech Topics

From Yellow to Red: The Kodak Story

Kodak was once the most iconic company in the world, creating the only product you would run into a burning building to save: their “Kodak Moments”. Jeffrey Hayzlett tells the story of how this big yellow box icon moved from having the greatest profit margins of any product on the market to sliding into the red of bankruptcy. Learn how to summon the vision and courage to drive change and sustain your company’s newfound momentum to harness strategic, lasting success.

Running the Gauntlet

Running the Gauntlet is a rough-and-tumble guide for running and driving change through the business gauntlet. Hayzlett addresses what every business leader must face: getting ready, getting going, and creating and sustaining momentum. Hayzlett shows business leaders and owners how to develop the necessary mental, emotional, and physical toughness they must have for smart, strategic, and lasting change. Hayzlett forces leaders to really get up in their own businesses to take them over from the inside and drive change gaining customers and profits in the process. Audience members will be able to efficiently assess what kind of change their business needs and then summon the vision, courage, and passion to enact it.

The Mirror Test: How To Breathe New Life Into Your Business

Hailed a Celebrity CMO by Forbes magazine, and famous for his outspoken appearances on numerous television networks, Jeffrey Hayzlett is widely recognized as one of the most influential marketers of our time. Hell talk to us about what he calls The Mirror Test, the title of his new book and a new way to look at your companys marketing and sales strategy. Hayzlett will share with you some of the newest ways to win with social media, redefine your elevator pitch and help you to transform your business. He has just led one of the biggest iconic turnarounds of Kodak and is here to share how you can do the same for your business. Will your business be positioned to fog the mirror and grow in todays new economy?


Focus, Leadership, and Squirrels: Think Big, Act Bigger Author Jeffrey Hayzlett on the 200th Episode of Marketing Smarts
This week's episode of Marketing Smarts marks our 200th podcast! We love bringing you insights and stories from the smartest marketers around, and we appreciate your listening in every week. Our guest for this landmark episode is Jeffrey Hayzlett, a global business celebrity and speaker, author, contributing editor, and host of "C-Suite With Jeffrey Hayzlett" on Bloomberg Television.
Jeffrey Hayzlett On How To Be A Successful Millennial Entrepreneur
Many successful entrepreneurs embrace the mantra of Jeffrey Hayzlett’s best-selling book Think Big, ACT Bigger: The Rewards of Being Relentless. In scientific terms, this is the thought-action theory in effect, great achievement is preceded by a positive, ambitious idea.
C-Suite Network’s Jeffrey Hayzlett leads us to thought
Hayzlett has been cited in Forbes, Success, Mashable, Marketing Week and Chief Executive. He also shares his executive insight and commentary on Bloomberg, MSNBC, Fox Business and C-Suite TV and has appeared as a guest celebrity judge on NBC's "Celebrity Apprentice."

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