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An evening with Keith Ferrazzi and special guest Mike Kim – Become an Agent of Change

by scsim on February 13, 2014

Please join us at this premier SCSIM event with world-renowned motivational speaker and author Keith Ferrazzi and his highly acclaimed teammate and business partner Mike Kim. They will share how they have shaped both personal and organizational success using their approaches. Be prepared to enjoy an interactive and results focused evening as Keith and Mike engage you in a dialog about “elevating and collaborating” and motivate and equip you to become an Agent of Change.

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May 22, 2014
Long Beach Marriott
4700 Airport Plaza Dr
Long Beach, CA 90815
Early Bird Pricing – Register by April 11
Members $30 | USC Guests $70 | Guests $100Event Pricing after April 11
Members $45 | USC Guests $95 | Guests $115


Keith Ferrazzi
Chief Executive Officer
Ferrazzi Greenlight

Keith Ferrazzi is one of the rare individuals to discover the essential formula for reaching the top – a powerful combination of marketing acumen and a remarkable ability to connect with others. Both Forbes and Inc. have designated him one of the world’s most “connected” individuals.

Ferrazzi grew up in Pittsburgh; his father a steelworker, his mother a cleaning lady. His father worked double shifts to send him to the very best prep schools – and ultimately to Yale undergrad and Harvard Business School – imbuing in Ferrazzi a sense of gratitude that has deeply influenced his message: Generosity in relationships as the cornerstone of success.

Thanks to that remarkable insight, Ferrazzi has developed a network of relationships that stretches from Washington’s corridors of power, to America’s top corporate leaders, to Hollywood’s A-list.

booksAs Founder and CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, he provides market leaders with strategic consulting and training services to increase company sales and enhance personal careers. Ferrazzi Greenlight strategically leverages the insight of its executive team, whose careers span the highest echelons of corporate America, along with principles from Ferrazzi’s best-selling book, Never Eat Alone. Never Eat Alone has been recognized as one of the best business books of 2005, 2006, and 2007. His recent book, Who’s Got Your Back?, guides readers to develop an intimate inner circle, a handful of people who they trust completely to hold them accountable to ever higher levels of achievement.

Ferrazzi is a frequent contributor to CNN and CNBC. He has authored numerous articles for leading business and consumer publications, including Forbes, Inc., The Wall Street Journal, the Harvard Business Review, and Reader’s Digest. He has been named a “Global Leader of Tomorrow” by the World Economic Forum, one of the top “40 Under 40” business leaders by Crain’s Business, one of the most distinguished young Californians by the Jaycees, and one of the most creative Americans in Richard Wurman’s Who’s Really Who. Ferrazzi’s extraordinary rise to prominence, which includes a stint as the youngest Chief Marketing Officer in the Fortune 500, has even inspired a Stanford Business School case study.

As CEO of Ferrazzi Greenlight, he draws upon a rich professional history to guide organizations and business leaders worldwide. Ferrazzi was previously Chief Marketing Officer at Starwood Hotels, where he oversaw marketing activities for global brands including Sheraton, Westin, The Luxury Collection, St. Regis, and W Hotels. Ferrazzi also served as Chief Marketing Officer for Deloitte Consulting, a leading global management consulting firm, where he developed and managed the industry’s first globally integrated marketing organization. His creative marketing strategy drove the ascent of Deloitte’s “Consulting” brand recognition from the lowest in the industry to a primary position and spurred the highest featured growth rate in the industry.

Ferrazzi actively supports numerous civic, charitable, and educational organizations. He serves on the Yale University Board of Alumni Governors and the Board of Trustees of the Kiski School, and is also a Fellow of the Berkeley College at Yale. Additionally, Ferrazzi founded Big Task Weekend, an annual executive roundtable focused on how businesses can help contribute to America’s health and wellness. Ferrazzi’s interests also include an examination of the relationship between leadership success and spirituality.




Mike Kim
Managing Director
Ferrazzi Greenlight

Mike Kim is a management consultant, author, and inspirational speaker based in Los Angeles. Mike was drawn to the role of Managing Director at Ferrazzi Greenlight for the opportunity to apply his knowledge of consulting, leadership, organizational dynamics, and analytics in diverse business environments with a focus on culture change and sales-force effectiveness. A deep commitment to leverage collaboration and relationships for human behavior change that positively impacts the performance of individuals, companies, organizations, and communities is the common denominator in his ongoing research. Part of his role at the firm includes assisting founder Keith Ferrazzi with Greenlight Giving Foundations service of at-risk-youth.

Previously at Deloitte, Mike was a Specialist leading initiatives applying business solutions and technology to social issues such as anti-human trafficking and human rights. He pioneered an ongoing multi-agency human trafficking data analytics project for the U.S. Government. Prior to Deloitte, Mike authored the Wall Street Journal-featured book Escaping North Korea, a memoir about his experiences at the China-North Korea border helping North Korean refugees escape through a 6,000 -mile modern-day underground railroad. He founded Crossing Borders, a nonprofit dedicated to providing humanitarian assistance to North Korean refugees. His book and life story is currently being developed into a feature film.

Mike frequently appears in the media: He has been a guest on CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Fox News, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. He has also been interviewed by BBC, NPR, NBC, ABC, CBS, and Aljazeera. Mike speaks to audiences worldwide including numerous companies, universities, and government organizations on five continents.

Mike received his MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business and his BA from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

An evening with Keith Ferrazzi and special guest Mike Kim – Become an Agent of Change

May 22, 2014 | 3:00pm-8:00pm | Long Beach Marriott

Early Bird Pricing (Register by April 11)
Members $30 | USC Guests $70 | Guests $100
Event Pricing after April 11
Members $45 | USC Guests $95 | Guests $115

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SIM events are where senior IT leaders, consultants and academics gather to learn and share ideas about trends, technology and leadership.

Events are open to SIM members, qualified prospective members, and executive leaders who share a common passion for the transformational business value that technology can provide. We welcome new faces, but non-members will be admitted to our events selectively. Sales and marketing executives will be encouraged to consider event sponsorship as their means of connecting with our members.

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