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If your company needs waking up, booking Internet and marketing expert Mark Breier could be the best moves you ever make. Mark's expertise is in advising companies on how they can “Act Fast, Act Smart," and he offers this advice in entertaining, anecdote-based presentations.

Mark has held a number of positions at highly prestigious companies, including being President/CEO at Beyond.com, Vice President of marketing at Amazon.com and executive positions at Kraft Foods, Dreyer's/Edy's Ice Cream and Cinnabon World Famous Cinnamon Roles.

An alumnus of Stanford University (BA and MBA), where he was honored with the Wallace E. Sterling Award, the highest award available to a single graduating senior, Mark now offers investment and advice to start-ups through an angel investment fund.

Frequently in demand for addressing business and university audiences all around the USA, Mark also publishes a popular monthly newsletter of “10 second tips." He serves on the boards of ecfood.com, which Forbes.com recently nominated one of the “Best of the Web," Multi-Digit Inc, specializing in innovative input methods for handheld devices, and Conservation International, which works using economic and scientific methods to preserve the biodiversity of the planet.

Full Profile

Mark is an author, investor, Internet veteran, and marketing expert who currently advises companies on how to “Act Fast, Act Smart” for success in today′s fast-paced business world. His entertaining, highly anecdotal presentations help companies transform into economic gazelles.

Mark is founder and managing partner of an angel fund that invests in and advises technology start-ups. Previously, he served as president/CEO of Beyond.com, Vice President of marketing at Amazon.com (during its hypergrowth period) and has held executive positions at Kraft Foods, Dreyer’s/Edy’s Ice Cream, and Cinnabon World Famous Cinnamon Rolls.

Today, Mark invests and advises start-ups through an angel investment fund and is one of Silicon Valley’s leading Internet experts. He frequently speaks to business and universities audiences across the US. A popular media spokesperson on business issues, Mark publishes a popular monthly e-newsletter of “10-Second Tips” that helps companies manage issues such as email, meetings and hiring. He serves on the boards of ecfood.com, a company recently cited as “Best of the Web” by Forbes.com, MultiDigit, Inc, a company pioneering new input methods for handheld devices, and Conservation International, a group dedicated to preserving the earth′s biodiversity via economics and science.

Mark graduated with a B.A. in Economics from Stanford University, where he was awarded the Wallace E. Sterling Award, the school’s highest annual award to a single graduating senior. He also earned an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business.


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Mark Breier's highly anecdotal and humorous speeches draw on his experience as a senior executive in the software, technology and consumer goods industries, as well as his current experience as an angel investor for start-up companies in Silicon Valley.

Using tips and techniques from some of today's great business leaders with whom he has worked, including Jeff Bezos at Amazon and Michael Dell at Dell, Mark can speak on many areas, including computers and technology, business leaders and visionary leadership, change and teamwork.

Mark Breier is a popular speaker to blue chip clients (American Express, IBM, Nokia, and Andersen Consulting), industry associations (US Chamber of Commerce, National Investment Company Service Association (NICSA)) and leading trade shows like Comdex.

Mark draws upon wisdoms gained as a senior executive in industries including software, technology and consumer goods. His highly anecdotal and humorous speeches delve into the lessons learned from working at the front lines with his business mentors and collaborators. These include some of today’s great business leaders—Jeff Bezos at Amazon, Betsy Holden at Kraft, Bob Eckert at Mattel, Bob Pittman at AOL, Michael Dell at Dell, Rick Lenny at Hershey’s, Doug Conant at Campbell’s, Gary Rogers at Dreyer’s and others.

Author of The 10-Second Internet Manager, Breier was recently published in Leading Authorities on Business: Winning Strategies from the Greatest Minds. He edits a free monthly newsletter full of business tips.

Recent topics include:

    • Whisper Your Demands: Unconventional Secrets from Great Business Mentors
    • How to Inspire Success: Business Wisdoms from the Front Lines of Fast-Growing Companies

His speeches draw from categories including Computers & Technology, Business Leaders & Visionaries and Leadership, Change & Teamwork. Mark travels from California.



Mark Breier Speaker Testimonials Back to top

"Mark was among the best speakers that we worked with at American Express. His sense of humor and straight talk gave audiences practical insights into how to develop an ′act fast′ culture to drive success."
Karen Quinn, American Express

"Breier offered high energy and enthusiasm for how to drive business success in today’s rapidly changing world."
John Malloy, Nokia

"Mark was a true leader in the Internet business revolution. His insights on how to operate faster and more efficiently in business today are straightforward and liberating."
J.P. Moery, US Chamber of Commerce

"Great speaker for a client conference. High energy, audience involvement and importantly, business tips you can apply the next day. Thoughtful yet practical examples from the front lines which everyone in your audience can relate to."
Marc Landsberg, Leo Burnett

"Mark Brier is a dynamic, enthusiastic speaker. His entertaining, thought-provoking insights gave us a fresh perspective on the changing business world. He offered good pointers on how to act fast that can be applied immediately."
Ellen Weinraub, National Investment Company Service Association (NICSA)

"Friendly, humorous and easy-going presentation."
"Crisp! Proven!"
"Clear, concise useful information."
"Interesting anecdotes, real life experience makes subject matter real."
"Quick, engaging, well spoken."
Participant quotes from InterMedia (Websourcing 2001)

"Mark delivered a high-powered, engaging and lively speech full of smart tips on using the Internet to keep up with today′s fast-paced business economy."
Sarah Andrews, Stanford Bookstore

Partial Client List:

GE Capital
Business Week
Arthur Andersen
US Chamber of Commerce
American Express
NICSA
Philip Morris
Nokia
Internet Outlook
Fortune CIO Forum




* Please note that while this speaker’s specific speaking fee falls within the range posted above (for Continental U.S. based events), fees are subject to change. For current fee information or international event fees (which are generally 50-75% more than U.S based event fees), please contact us.

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"Mark was among the best speakers that we worked with at American Express. His sense of humor and straight talk gave audiences practical insights into how to develop an ′act fast′ culture to drive success."
Karen Quinn, American Express

"Breier offered high energy and enthusiasm for how to drive business success in today’s rapidly changing world."
John Malloy, Nokia

"Mark was a true leader in the Internet business revolution. His insights on how to operate faster and more efficiently in business today are straightforward and liberating."
J.P. Moery, US Chamber of Commerce

"Great speaker for a client conference. High energy, audience involvement and importantly, business tips you can apply the next day. Thoughtful yet practical examples from the front lines which everyone in your audience can relate to."
Marc Landsberg, Leo Burnett

"Mark Brier is a dynamic, enthusiastic speaker. His entertaining, thought-provoking insights gave us a fresh perspective on the changing business world. He offered good pointers on how to act fast that can be applied immediately."
Ellen Weinraub, National Investment Company Service Association (NICSA)

"Friendly, humorous and easy-going presentation."
"Crisp! Proven!"
"Clear, concise useful information."
"Interesting anecdotes, real life experience makes subject matter real."
"Quick, engaging, well spoken."
Participant quotes from InterMedia (Websourcing 2001)

"Mark delivered a high-powered, engaging and lively speech full of smart tips on using the Internet to keep up with today′s fast-paced business economy."
Sarah Andrews, Stanford Bookstore

Partial Client List:

GE Capital
Business Week
Arthur Andersen
US Chamber of Commerce
American Express
NICSA
Philip Morris
Nokia
Internet Outlook
Fortune CIO Forum


The 10 Second Internet Manager
Shaving 50 seconds off the standard Kenneth Blanchard set in his 1982 bestseller, Brier offers "a nice, thin book... about what I′ve learned in my years of running full-throttle in the fast lane of the I-way. It′s a road, sadly, where my old friend The One Minute Manager would probably be found facedown with tire tracks up his back." An e-commerce consultant, Breier has served his time in the Internet salt mines as director of marketing at Amazon and CEO of Beyond.com.

He understands how the Internet′s "mind-boggling pace" has transformed business, and he also knows firsthand that customers want more, better, faster. Though somewhat flippant, Brier′s seven tenetsAact fast and act smart; e-mail morning, noon and night; make feedback your friend; make your meetings effective; etc.Aare sound principles for any competitive business. His advice is particularly good when it clearly comes from his own experiences. For example, he suggests having "power coffees, not power lunches or breakfasts." Meeting over coffee may be in keeping with the recent trend toward lighter meals, but the real benefit is that "you can have three or four power coffees in the time it would take you to do one breakfast or lunch."

Breier also recommends that managers check their e-mail several times a day and respond to it quickly, whether replying directly to the sender or by forwarding the message to someone else. Perhaps his most useful tidbit is to clearly spell out the subject of each e-mail to insure an immediate response (e.g., "the future of our relationship"). Filled with snappy tips and a perceptive overview of how successful online companies operate, this is sure to become one of the more popular takes on management in today′s Internet economy.

Mark Breier is a popular speaker to blue chip clients (American Express, IBM, Nokia, and Andersen Consulting), industry associations (US Chamber of Commerce, National Investment Company Service Association (NICSA)) and leading trade shows like Comdex.

Mark draws upon wisdoms gained as a senior executive in industries including software, technology and consumer goods. His highly anecdotal and humorous speeches delve into the lessons learned from working at the front lines with his business mentors and collaborators. These include some of today’s great business leaders—Jeff Bezos at Amazon, Betsy Holden at Kraft, Bob Eckert at Mattel, Bob Pittman at AOL, Michael Dell at Dell, Rick Lenny at Hershey’s, Doug Conant at Campbell’s, Gary Rogers at Dreyer’s and others.

Author of The 10-Second Internet Manager, Breier was recently published in Leading Authorities on Business: Winning Strategies from the Greatest Minds. He edits a free monthly newsletter full of business tips.

Recent topics include:

    • Whisper Your Demands: Unconventional Secrets from Great Business Mentors
    • How to Inspire Success: Business Wisdoms from the Front Lines of Fast-Growing Companies

His speeches draw from categories including Computers & Technology, Business Leaders & Visionaries and Leadership, Change & Teamwork. Mark travels from California.