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Summit Keynote Speaker

Chris Westfall
Business Coach, Author of "Leadership Language"
Keynote Sponsored by Oldham Goodwin Group

 
Chris Westfall will bring insights that have helped millions around the world to the 2019 Brazos Valley Business Summit, which takes place Thursday, September 26 at the Doug Pitcock '49 Texas A&M Hotel and Conference Center.

Westfall is the publisher of eight books, including the international best-seller "The NEW Elevator Pitch." His most recent book is "Leadership Language," which Summit attendees will receive a copy of at the event.
 
Westfall is no stranger to the A&M campus, as he has served as the official pitch coach for student entrepreneurs at StartUp Aggieland. Recognized as the U.S. National Elevator Pitch champion, he works with Fortune 500 companies, innovative organizations and entrepreneurs all around the globe, helping to unlock the secrets of connection, authentic persuasion and true leadership. His pitch strategies have helped launch more than four dozen businesses, raising more than $100 million in capital investment and counting. Westfall has coached clients onto the popular television shows "Shark Tank," "Dragon's Den" in Canada, and "Shark Tank Australia." His clients have won the Rice Business Plan Competition -- the largest and most lucrative pitch competition in the world -- as well as the Intel Global Capital Conference, the SEC Business Pitch Competition and the Baylor New Ventures Competition.
 
 
A former professional stuntman, Westfall worked as an executive in technology and served as an international branding executive for a division of Unilever before launching his consulting and coaching business. He is the producer of the "118 Pitch Course" with Jeffrey Hayzlett, and has appeared on CNN, ABC News, NBC TV and many other media outlets. Westfall regularly contributes to Forbes.com, and his writing has appeared in Entrepreneur, SUCCESS, The New York Post and many other publications.
 
Westfall makes his home in Houston with his wife and youngest daughter.
 
To learn more about Chris Westfall, visit his website, westfallonline.com.