Anthony Bourke

Former F-16 Fighter Pilot, Business Executive and Consultant

Anthony Bourke Speaker Profile:

Anthony "AB" Bourke is a highly experienced F-16 fighter pilot who has flown tactical missions in countries all over the world. He has accumulated more than 2,700 hours of flight time in numerous high performance aircraft and was one of the first pilots to fly his F-16 over New York City in the homeland defense efforts on September 11th. 

Following his impressive military career, "AB" took the tools and techniques that made him one of our nation`s premier fighter pilots and applied those to the competitive world of business. He ascended early in his career to become the top producing mortgage banker in the Western US for a prominent lending institution. His success in the mortgage industry led to a new opportunity at a California based start-up company where his team of 40 professionals dramatically grew revenue from $500,000 to $65M in three years. 

Following these two endeavors, "AB" partnered with two other fighter pilots to form Afterburner Inc., a global management training company. "AB" served as Afterburner`s CEO & President where for over a decade he combined his love of business with his passion for tactical aviation. Under Bourke`s leadership, Afterburner grew into a best-in-class training company and was twice named one of Inc Magazine`s 500 fastest growing companies. 

As CEO & Founder of Mach 2 Consulting, Bourke brings his tactical knowledge and vast business experience to the forefront of the management training world. "AB" has travelled the globe sharing his message of peak performance with over 50,000 people in nine different countries, and is currently working on a book titled The Art of The Debrief.  Notably, "AB" was recently listed in Inc. Magazine as 100 Great Leadership Speakers for your next conference.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Business Culture, Business Performance, Global Leadership, Inspiration, Management, Motivation, Motivational Keynote

  • Travels From:

    California

  • Price:

    $15,000 - $20,000

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Anthony Bourke Mach 2 The Feedback Loop 2014

Anthony Bourke - Former F-16 Fighter Pilot, Business Executive, Consultant, and Keynote Speaker

Anthony Bourke Speaker Profile:

Anthony "AB" Bourke is a highly experienced F-16 fighter pilot who has flown tactical missions in countries all over the world. He has accumulated more than 2,700 hours of flight time in numerous high performance aircraft and was one of the first pilots to fly his F-16 over New York City in the homeland defense efforts on September 11th. 

Following his impressive military career, "AB" took the tools and techniques that made him one of our nation`s premier fighter pilots and applied those to the competitive world of business. He ascended early in his career to become the top producing mortgage banker in the Western US for a prominent lending institution. His success in the mortgage industry led to a new opportunity at a California based start-up company where his team of 40 professionals dramatically grew revenue from $500,000 to $65M in three years. 

Following these two endeavors, "AB" partnered with two other fighter pilots to form Afterburner Inc., a global management training company. "AB" served as Afterburner`s CEO & President where for over a decade he combined his love of business with his passion for tactical aviation. Under Bourke`s leadership, Afterburner grew into a best-in-class training company and was twice named one of Inc Magazine`s 500 fastest growing companies. 

As CEO & Founder of Mach 2 Consulting, Bourke brings his tactical knowledge and vast business experience to the forefront of the management training world. "AB" has travelled the globe sharing his message of peak performance with over 50,000 people in nine different countries, and is currently working on a book titled The Art of The Debrief.  Notably, "AB" was recently listed in Inc. Magazine as 100 Great Leadership Speakers for your next conference.

To book Anthony Bourke call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

Customized For Your Business

AB speaks on a variety of pertinent business issues that are customized for your organization. Like all good fighter pilots, he takes special pride in his pre-mission planning where he will spend considerable time with you by phone or in person learning about your group and preparing for the mission. His goal for every presentation is to “Walk your corporate walk, talk your corporate talk and deliver his powerful message wrapped around your meeting themes and goals.”

All of our keynote speeches include the following key components:

  • State-of-the-art multimedia presentation
  • Interactive and engaging content that leads to team buy-in
  • Customized messaging that supports your meeting goals and themes

Mach 2 has proven expertise in a wide range of subjects including:

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Organization
  • Team Work
  • Commitment
  • Culture
  • Sales Excellence

AB's Four Most Popular Keynote Speaker Topics:

Executing at Mach 2 (45 - 60 minutes)

There are many companies with great people and great strategies in the business world today.  Ultimately the difference between the winners and the “also rans” comes down to Execution. During this interactive, multi-media keynote speech, AB will share the tools that fighter squadrons use to make sure that we are aligned, flying in formation and executing at the highest level every single time we fly. This highly motivating and inspiring keynote will equip your team with simple actionable tools that they can apply the very next day to improve execution and drive better results as individuals and as a team.  If your company is pursuing a path of Executional Excellence, this session will reinforce your messaging and provide a fresh perspective on why Execution truly matters in every business.

Communicating at Mach 2 (45 – 60 minutes)

A high impact Keynote focusing on how the world’s most successful enterprises – where results truly matter — achieve peak performance by creating a culture of honest and open feedback. At the conclusion of this 45-60 minute multi-media presentation, your team will walk out the door with a clear understanding of the potential power of open feedback. They will also learn how a “feedback gap” can cripple an organization. Finally, they will see a clear path on how you can make open feedback an integral part of your culture.

Leading at Mach 2 (45 - 60 minutes)

All great leaders have a system for driving peak performance. This hard-charging, high-impact keynote offers your leaders the straightforward, critical tools that U.S. fighter pilots employ to lead their wingmen into the demanding environment of aerial combat. Learn how the best fighter squadrons and the best businesses in the world hire future leaders, how they then properly train those individuals, and continually promote a process of continuous improvement to stay one step ahead of the competition.

Selling at Mach 2 (45 - 60 minutes)

In addition to rising to the top of the aviation community, AB has built a business career on sales excellence. After achieving accolades as “Top Producer in the Western US” for a prominent lending institution, AB led a team of 40 professionals to grow revenue at a California based start-up company from $500,000 to $65M in just three years. A quintessential sales professional, AB will teach your people that just like fighter pilots, “great sales people are made… not born.” He draws comprehensive parallels between what makes great fighter pilots and what makes great sales people. For organizations looking to develop a sales team of “Top Guns,” this dynamic, interactive speech is a must!

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Syncrude Canada Ltd.

…most noticeable for the audience was the professional care and attention to detail that you put into the front end planning for the presentations and the customization of the slide program to reflect our business focus and needs.”

Culture of Innovation, Innovating at Mach 2
Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Fighter pilots fly and fight in a rapidly changing, complex environment where the margin between victory and loss is razor-thin. In a situation where people's lives are at stake, a squadron must take every step to stay ahead of the competition. Similarly, in business, where we risk our lives every day, the key to staying ahead of the competition and a changing environment is a culture of honest review of today's results and innovating ahead of tomorrow's threats. The US Air Force, Navy and Marines are built on a foundation that mandates execution of the current plan, while strongly encouraging its troops to innovate and evolve ahead of the competition. This culture of innovation keeps our armed forces at the cutting edge of performance and enables us to develop new technology and tactics to maintain our position as the superior air power in the world. The same culture of innovation can be used by businesses that are striving to innovate in their own rapidly changing environments.

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