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One of America’s most admired entrepreneurs, Cameron Herold has built three $100 million+ businesses. He draws from his vast experience across all aspects of business to help companies supercharge their growth and productivity while fostering vibrant work cultures that attract, maintain, and inspire top talent.

As a child, Cameron struggled with academics and was even told in school that he wasn’t smart. Starting at the age of seven with the support of his father, he created various ventures such as collecting coat hangers from around the neighborhood and selling them to dry cleaners.

Thirty years later, he transferred his experiences to his position of COO of 1-800-Got Junk?, a residential and commercial junk removal company that keeps over 60% of its collected items out of landfills by recycling and donating. Under his supervision 1-800-Got-Junk? grew from a $2 million to $106 million international business.

Currently Cameron serves as President of the world’s largest private currency used by over 30,000 companies across the globe. In the past five years he has spoken in over 25 countries and across 5 continents sharing his original techniques and strategies on how to navigate the business world and obtain “hyper-growth.”

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Throughout his career, Cameron Herold has been instrumental in the successful sale, branding and integration of a remarkable 500 business locations with three major companies.He may be best known as a driving force behind 1-800-GOT-JUNK?’s spectacular growth from $2 Million to $106 Million in revenue in just six years. But this dynamic leader has been a entrepreneurial innovator since launching his first company at the age of 21.

His wide range of executive roles has given him expertise across all aspects of business, from strategic planning, operations, people, sales, marketing, call centers and PR. Combined with hands-on experience negotiating corporate acquisitions and developing numerous strategic partnerships, there are few real-world business challenges he hasn’t faced.

Now, as the author of Double Double, Cameron mentors a select class of proven CEOs, entrepreneurs and their teams, helping them navigate growth, leadership, and building their own unique company cultures.

He reaches an even broader audience through his content-driven presentations to groups of entrepreneurs, speaking in over twenty countries, on five continents, in just five years.

Cameron is a top-rated lecturer at the EO/MIT Entrepreneurial Masters Program and a powerful and effective speaker at EO/YPO & Vistage events around the world.

Additionally, he landed over 5,000 media placements in six years – including coverage on Oprah, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Fast Company, Fortune and 17 spots on Dr. Phil.


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Cameron Herold: Let's raise kids to be entrepreneurs


Cameron comments on the failure of parents and schools to focus on developing talents that children exhibit rather than trying to squeeze them into a mold that overly emphasizes studying academics.

“I think we miss an opportunity to find these kids who have entrepreneurial traits and to groom them or show them that being an entrepreneur is a cool thing,” Cameron says. “It’s not something that is a bad thing, that is vilified, which is what happens in a lot of societies.”

He points out that schools are always encouraging children to be a doctor or a lawyer and the media glamorizes the idea of being a sports star, but no one ever talks to students about creating their own businesses rather than going to work for someone else.

Cameron makes the case that teaching children to be entrepreneurs would benefit society.

“I think if we could get kids to embrace the idea at a young age of being entrepreneurial, we could change everything in the world that is a problem today. Every problem that's out there, somebody has the idea for. And as a young kid, nobody can say it can't happen because you're too dumb to realize that you couldn't figure it out.”

Keynote Speech


Building A World Class Culture - Cameron Herold - BackPocket COO



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Cameron Herold delivers high-content fast-paced presentations packed with advice and strategies perfect for CEOs, small to mid-sized businesses, and aspiring entrepreneurs.

A visionary and risk-taker who’s built a $100 million+ business not once, but three times, he knows the ins and outs and ups and downs of leadership, competition, growth, and publicity. Cameron uses real world examples, graphics, and humor to connect with his audience and change the way they see the obvious.

Leadership - Letters to My Younger Self
After nearly seven years and being in the role of chief operating officer of a company that grew from $2 Million to $106 Million, Cameron wanted the lessons he’d learned to sink in. So, over the period of the three months immediately following leaving the company, he wrote for twenty minutes every day in a journal to capture what he’d learned. He wrote lists. He mind-mapped. He just wrote. He learned about himself during that period of reflecting. Leadership lessons he wished he’d known 20 years earlier but no one had taught him.

  • During this session Cameron will share fifty-eight hardcore leadership lessons that he’d actually learned in 20 years of building 4 fast growth companies.
  • This is the perfect keynote or workshop session for all conferences where managers or leaders are in attendance.
  • An easy, fast paced, fun session, that will leave everyone in the room completely engaged, and filled to the brim with new lessons to become better leaders themselves.

Time: 75 minutes, including Q&A session

Creating a World Class Company Culture
In this invigorating presentation, Cameron shares the secrets he has used to create truly amazing high-growth workplace cultures, including one company he led being #2 in Canada’s Best Places to Work as awarded by Canadian Business magazine and twice rated #1 Best Places to Work in BC as awarded by BC Business Magazine. He’s also formally mentored four others now ranked among the best to work for in their countries as well. This is some of the best content he teaches yearly at EO’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program held at MIT’s Endicott House.

In this presentation, Cameron will reveal...

  • How to use a unique visioning process called a Vivid Vision™ to create total alignment in your employees and have them reading your mind
  • The best systems to attract, interview, select & handcuff top employees
  • Secrets to attracting ‘A’ Players away from competitors
  • Real life examples of what fantastic workplaces look like where Gen X, Gen Y, & Baby Boomers all productively work together
  • Step-by-step strategies for balancing culture with your bottom line.

Time: 75 minutes, including a substantial Q&A session

From Zero to Good (How to Build a $100 Million+ Business)
Managing business growth can be an exhilarating experience, but it can also be an intimidating one. In this dynamic speech, Cameron reveals the systems all companies need to grow and how to do it while making a profit.

You’ll discover how to...

  • How to use a unique visioning process called a Vivid Vision™ to create total alignment in your employees and have them reading your mind
  • Attract interview & retain top talent, while systematically removing low performers
  • Reverse engineer long-term goals – know precisely WHAT to do & WHEN to execute. You’ll forever change your strategic planning process to one that actually works.
  • Make useless meeting taboo in your company, skyrocketing productivity and profit.
  • Leverage simple and easy to put in place technology to drive growth.

Time: 90 minutes, including a substantial Q&A session

Generating Free P.R. for Your Business
The only thing better than getting good press is getting good press for FREE! In this strategic session, Cameron shares the PR secrets he’s used to land over 5,000 media placements in six years, including Oprah, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, & New York Times.

Attendees will walk away knowing...

  • Strategies to quickly become the quoted media “expert” in your industry
  • How to create multiple angles that will generate the interests of journalists
  • How to turn normal employees into skilled PR evangelists for your business

Time: 75 minutes, including a substantial Q&A session

Highs & Lows of CEOS
Leading a business is an emotional journey of extreme highs and challenging lows. In this insightful talk, Cameron reveals detailed strategies to help CEOs, entrepreneurs –their teams & spouses – manage these emotions effectively.

This presentation is invaluable for CEOs & entrepreneurs who want to...

  • Understand the emotional ups & downs associated with entrepreneurship
  • Learn how to leverage gains from the “highs” & avoid unexpected risks of the “lows”
  • Give employees & spouses insights into the stresses a business owner faces

Time: 60 minutes, including a substantial Q&A session





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Double Double: How to Double Your Revenue and Profit in 3 Years or Less
A step-by-step guide to enjoying the roller-coaster ride of growth -- while getting the most out of life as an entrepreneur. A growth-focused approach: The book is divided into three sections, which cover planning for fast growth, building a company for fast growth, and leading for fast growth. Each topic the author covers -- from creating a vision for the company's future to learning how to generate free PR for a developing company -- is squarely focused on the end goal: doubling the size of the entrepreneur's company in three years or less. A down-to-earth action plan: Herold's experienced-based advice never gets bogged down in generalities or theory. Instead, he offers a wealth of practical tips, including: How to design meetings for maximum efficiency; How to hire top-quality talent; How to grow in particularly tough markets; How to put together a board of advisors -- even for a smaller company; How even the busy entrepreneur can achieve a work/life balance.



Leadership - Letters to My Younger Self
After nearly seven years and being in the role of chief operating officer of a company that grew from $2 Million to $106 Million, Cameron wanted the lessons he’d learned to sink in. So, over the period of the three months immediately following leaving the company, he wrote for twenty minutes every day in a journal to capture what he’d learned. He wrote lists. He mind-mapped. He just wrote. He learned about himself during that period of reflecting. Leadership lessons he wished he’d known 20 years earlier but no one had taught him.

  • During this session Cameron will share fifty-eight hardcore leadership lessons that he’d actually learned in 20 years of building 4 fast growth companies.
  • This is the perfect keynote or workshop session for all conferences where managers or leaders are in attendance.
  • An easy, fast paced, fun session, that will leave everyone in the room completely engaged, and filled to the brim with new lessons to become better leaders themselves.

Time: 75 minutes, including Q&A session

Creating a World Class Company Culture
In this invigorating presentation, Cameron shares the secrets he has used to create truly amazing high-growth workplace cultures, including one company he led being #2 in Canada’s Best Places to Work as awarded by Canadian Business magazine and twice rated #1 Best Places to Work in BC as awarded by BC Business Magazine. He’s also formally mentored four others now ranked among the best to work for in their countries as well. This is some of the best content he teaches yearly at EO’s Entrepreneurial Masters Program held at MIT’s Endicott House.

In this presentation, Cameron will reveal...

  • How to use a unique visioning process called a Vivid Vision™ to create total alignment in your employees and have them reading your mind
  • The best systems to attract, interview, select & handcuff top employees
  • Secrets to attracting ‘A’ Players away from competitors
  • Real life examples of what fantastic workplaces look like where Gen X, Gen Y, & Baby Boomers all productively work together
  • Step-by-step strategies for balancing culture with your bottom line.

Time: 75 minutes, including a substantial Q&A session

From Zero to Good (How to Build a $100 Million+ Business)
Managing business growth can be an exhilarating experience, but it can also be an intimidating one. In this dynamic speech, Cameron reveals the systems all companies need to grow and how to do it while making a profit.

You’ll discover how to...

  • How to use a unique visioning process called a Vivid Vision™ to create total alignment in your employees and have them reading your mind
  • Attract interview & retain top talent, while systematically removing low performers
  • Reverse engineer long-term goals – know precisely WHAT to do & WHEN to execute. You’ll forever change your strategic planning process to one that actually works.
  • Make useless meeting taboo in your company, skyrocketing productivity and profit.
  • Leverage simple and easy to put in place technology to drive growth.

Time: 90 minutes, including a substantial Q&A session

Generating Free P.R. for Your Business
The only thing better than getting good press is getting good press for FREE! In this strategic session, Cameron shares the PR secrets he’s used to land over 5,000 media placements in six years, including Oprah, Fortune, Wall Street Journal, & New York Times.

Attendees will walk away knowing...

  • Strategies to quickly become the quoted media “expert” in your industry
  • How to create multiple angles that will generate the interests of journalists
  • How to turn normal employees into skilled PR evangelists for your business

Time: 75 minutes, including a substantial Q&A session

Highs & Lows of CEOS
Leading a business is an emotional journey of extreme highs and challenging lows. In this insightful talk, Cameron reveals detailed strategies to help CEOs, entrepreneurs –their teams & spouses – manage these emotions effectively.

This presentation is invaluable for CEOs & entrepreneurs who want to...

  • Understand the emotional ups & downs associated with entrepreneurship
  • Learn how to leverage gains from the “highs” & avoid unexpected risks of the “lows”
  • Give employees & spouses insights into the stresses a business owner faces

Time: 60 minutes, including a substantial Q&A session


Cameron Herold: Let's raise kids to be entrepreneurs


Cameron comments on the failure of parents and schools to focus on developing talents that children exhibit rather than trying to squeeze them into a mold that overly emphasizes studying academics.

“I think we miss an opportunity to find these kids who have entrepreneurial traits and to groom them or show them that being an entrepreneur is a cool thing,” Cameron says. “It’s not something that is a bad thing, that is vilified, which is what happens in a lot of societies.”

He points out that schools are always encouraging children to be a doctor or a lawyer and the media glamorizes the idea of being a sports star, but no one ever talks to students about creating their own businesses rather than going to work for someone else.

Cameron makes the case that teaching children to be entrepreneurs would benefit society.

“I think if we could get kids to embrace the idea at a young age of being entrepreneurial, we could change everything in the world that is a problem today. Every problem that's out there, somebody has the idea for. And as a young kid, nobody can say it can't happen because you're too dumb to realize that you couldn't figure it out.”

Keynote Speech


Building A World Class Culture - Cameron Herold - BackPocket COO