Jeff Thredgold

Your expert guide to understanding today’s challenging economy and financial markets…with a slice of optimism and a touch of humor.

Economic futurist Jeff Thredgold has been helping people understand the tangled maze of the economy and financial markets for over three decades. With a unique ability to “cut though the fluff,” he leads his audienceon a slightly irreverent, up-to-the-minute “tour” of the economy, financial markets, education, government, and a sneak preview of the future.

Jeff is President of Thredgold Economic Associates, an economic consulting and professional speaking company based near Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the only economist in the world to have ever received the international designation of CSP,or Certified Speaking Professional, the highest earned designation in professional speaking. He has spoken more than 1,500 times during the past 20 years, traveling more than two million miles in the process.

His latest book, econAmerica, was released by major publisher Wiley & Sons. Inecon America, Jeff explains in detail the four key factors, or Silver Bullets, that will drive the American economy for years to come.

Customizing his remarks specifically to the industry or group that he is addressing, he can present whatever length program is desired, from 30 minutes to four hours, and will always finish according to your schedule, not his. He uses humor to keep things light, while also providing a great deal of substance for audience members.

His career includes 23 years with $100 billion banking giant KeyCorp, where he served as Senior VP and Chief Economist. He now serves as economic consultant to $55 billion Zions Bancorporation, which has banks in 10 states.

Jeff has appeared dozens of times on CNBC-TV, the nation’s business network, in addition to numerous appearances on CNN, and is quoted regularly in the nation’s financial press. He is a monthly contributor to the national publication Blue Chip Financial Forecasts and quarterly USA TODAY economic forecast surveys.

Jeff has been writing a weekly economic and financial newsletter, now titled the Tea Leaf, for 35 years. He is the monthly economic columnist for Business Issues, one of Asia’s newest business publications.

In addition to econAmerica, he is the author of Economy by Thredgold, A Parent’s Letter to My Children in School, and On The One Hand…The Economist’s Joke Book. The company also produces quarterly economic reports and a monthly small business index for various clients.

He served as an adjunct professor of finance at the University of Utah for 16 years and served as President of the National Association for Business Economics Utah Chapter. He is a former member of the Economic Advisory Committee of the American Bankers Association and the Economic Policy Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

To book Jeff Thredgold call Executive Speakers at 901-754-9404.

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  • Speaking Topics:

    Economics, Finance, Futurist

  • Travels From:

    Utah

  • Price:

    $7,500 - $10,000

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Economic futurist Jeff Thredgold has been helping people understand the tangled maze of the economy and financial markets for over three decades. With a unique ability to “cut though the fluff,” he leads his audienceon a slightly irreverent, up-to-the-minute “tour” of the economy, financial markets, education, government, and a sneak preview of the future.

Jeff is President of Thredgold Economic Associates, an economic consulting and professional speaking company based near Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the only economist in the world to have ever received the international designation of CSP,or Certified Speaking Professional, the highest earned designation in professional speaking. He has spoken more than 1,500 times during the past 20 years, traveling more than two million miles in the process.

His latest book, econAmerica, was released by major publisher Wiley & Sons. Inecon America, Jeff explains in detail the four key factors, or Silver Bullets, that will drive the American economy for years to come.

Customizing his remarks specifically to the industry or group that he is addressing, he can present whatever length program is desired, from 30 minutes to four hours, and will always finish according to your schedule, not his. He uses humor to keep things light, while also providing a great deal of substance for audience members.

His career includes 23 years with $100 billion banking giant KeyCorp, where he served as Senior VP and Chief Economist. He now serves as economic consultant to $55 billion Zions Bancorporation, which has banks in 10 states.

Jeff has appeared dozens of times on CNBC-TV, the nation’s business network, in addition to numerous appearances on CNN, and is quoted regularly in the nation’s financial press. He is a monthly contributor to the national publication Blue Chip Financial Forecasts and quarterly USA TODAY economic forecast surveys.

Jeff has been writing a weekly economic and financial newsletter, now titled the Tea Leaf, for 35 years. He is the monthly economic columnist for Business Issues, one of Asia’s newest business publications.

In addition to econAmerica, he is the author of Economy by Thredgold, A Parent’s Letter to My Children in School, and On The One Hand…The Economist’s Joke Book. The company also produces quarterly economic reports and a monthly small business index for various clients.

He served as an adjunct professor of finance at the University of Utah for 16 years and served as President of the National Association for Business Economics Utah Chapter. He is a former member of the Economic Advisory Committee of the American Bankers Association and the Economic Policy Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

To book Jeff Thredgold call Executive Speakers at 901-754-9404.

Issues Covered in Each Presentation:

  • The future course of the U.S. economy
  • The labor markets
  • The value of education
  • Inflation or deflation?
  • The direction of interest rates
  • The competitive position of U.S. companies
  • Financial markets
  • Government
  • The global economy
  • The changing nature of retirement
  • Technology advances
  • Issues facing your industry
  • Issues facing your region 

Keynote and Breakout Programs:

The Economy...What’s Up?

Jeff takes his audience on an entertaining, informative, and humorous “tour” of the U.S. economy, financial markets, education, employment, the global economy, government, and the future.  A review of major political issues & personalities is featured.  Plenty of time for Q&A is included as well.

U.S. Economic & Financial Outlook…2016

An entertaining, informative, and humorous “tour” of the U.S. and global economies, financial markets, education, employment, retirement, and more. Jeff provides a clear and focused picture of what’s happening in the economy and how it affects the future of your finances or your industry. Plenty of time for Q&A is included as well.

Money & Music 

Looking for something new for your next luncheon or dinner event or client function? Money & Music is a distinct and engaging program that combines the talents of Jeff Thredgold with his wife, pop violinist and recording artist Lynnette Thredgold. First, Jeff takes your audience on a fascinating and humorous tour of the economy and financial markets, revealing critical insights and dispelling common myths along the way. Then enjoy the incomparable musical entertainment of Lynnette, playing a passionate and energetic blend of pop, classical, Latin, blues and jazz—all on the violin. This dynamic duo might be just the ticket for your next special occasion.
 
Many clients use Jeff for a keynote presentation AND a “breakout” session or panel participation.

Senior Manager DaimlerChrysler Services Academy

“Many of our executives at the DaimlerChrysler Services Senior Management Meeting in Montreal made a point to catch me during the day and comment about how engaging and informative your presentation was.”

Membership Services Manager Spring Manufacturers Institute

“Thank you for your wonderful presentation at the Spring Manufacturers Institute’s Annual Convention in British Columbia, Canada. The vast majority of the people who attended your session rated you as superior or excellent. I haven’t seen that high of a rating in years. One of the problems we often face with speakers is that they may be entertaining, but they don’t always give our members something to apply when they get back to the plant. You gave us both!”

SVP, GM

“Your comments and presentation fit our organization like a glove. As the largest producer of commercial buses in North America, ElDorado National is imbedded in private and public transportation, so your specific points regarding our industry really hit home.”

Strategic Planning Group

“Jeff’s presentation on the economy was spot-on. Amidst all of the gloom and doom, it’s so refreshing to hear a leading economist who has a firm grasp on reality, but is also an optimist who still believes in the resiliency, ingenuity and greatness of America and her citizens.”
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