Dick Cross

Serial CEO, Business Advisor, Best Selling Author, and Keynote Speaker

Dick Cross has been transforming underperforming companies into industry powerhouses for 25 years.  As a "hands-on CEO" he has converted eight marginal mainstream businesses into winning successes.  As a best-selling author and high-level advisor to business owners, Dick Cross has mentored more than one hundred other enterprises to success.  Cross also has spent much of his career as a partner in private equity partnerships, including Fenway Partners and Alston Capital Partners, developed the Mid-Tier Presidents Program at Harvard, is a best-selling author and currently serves on the board of numerous corporate, philanthropic, and civic organizations.  

Dick is an enthusiastic, colorful, and engaging speaker, who greatly enjoys conveying the story behind every business.  He holds a degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia, a Masters Degree in Design from Harvard, and a Masters of Science in Business from Columbia University.  He splits his time between Concord, Massachusetts, and Gloucester Point, Virginia.

Dick's goal is to spread the word that running an exceptional business is easier than you think. To book business strategy and leadership speaker Dick Cross call Executive Speakers Bureau 901-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Business Communications, Business Culture, Business Strategy, CEO's, Leadership, Management

  • Travels From:

    Massachusetts

  • Price:

    $10,000 - $15,000

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Dick Cross

Dick Cross has been transforming underperforming companies into industry powerhouses for 25 years.  As a "hands-on CEO" he has converted eight marginal mainstream businesses into winning successes.  As a best-selling author and high-level advisor to business owners, Dick Cross has mentored more than one hundred other enterprises to success.  Cross also has spent much of his career as a partner in private equity partnerships, including Fenway Partners and Alston Capital Partners, developed the Mid-Tier Presidents Program at Harvard, is a best-selling author and currently serves on the board of numerous corporate, philanthropic, and civic organizations.  

Dick is an enthusiastic, colorful, and engaging speaker, who greatly enjoys conveying the story behind every business.  He holds a degree in Architecture from the University of Virginia, a Masters Degree in Design from Harvard, and a Masters of Science in Business from Columbia University.  He splits his time between Concord, Massachusetts, and Gloucester Point, Virginia.

Dick's goal is to spread the word that running an exceptional business is easier than you think. To book business strategy and leadership speaker Dick Cross call Executive Speakers Bureau 901-754-9404.

The Greatest Question Never Asked

“How Do You Run A Business?” Why never asked? Because no one expects an answer. In this edgy keynote Dick demystifies this most important determinant of business success with simple, proven methods that audiences can use the very next day to be more effective in their jobs at the tops of their businesses, departments, teams, and even their families.

Your Business On The Back of an Envelope

It’s that simple? In this fast moving message Dick leads audiences through an immediately credible and adoptable model that reveals the points of leverage and how to exploit them to unlock the hidden potential in both investor-owned and independently-owned businesses.

Character At The Top

The ways most people handle themselves in jobs at the top don’t work any more! Zealous support from today’s social workforce requires new principles and assiduous attention to the signals you convey from the top. In this thought provoking message Dick lays out nine underpinnings for compelled followership. 

Fenway Partners

“Dick Cross’s capacity to distill outwardly complicated concepts into comprehensible, value-creating, active steps is rare. Read the book… you’ll learn something and be entertained.”
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