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Meet Movers & Shakers at the 2018 Hearing Innovation Expo

#StarkeyExpo is less than three months away, and we are gearing up to provide you with three days of educational courses specifically designed to propel you forward and raise the standard of hearing healthcare.

In addition to exposing you to our newest products, technologies and resources — which allow you to provide first-rate patient care — our keynote speakers, who exemplify our core values, will inspire you to take action, push boundaries and be bold. Are you ready? 

Our movers and shakers, renowned entrepreneur and investor Daymond John, Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, and TV Personality and Super Bowl Champion Michael Strahan, all have one trait in common: ambitionThrough relentless work and determination, these three speakers have built professional empires for themselves, and they will discuss how they have successfully applied this ambition to their business. 

Daymond John - Renowned Entrepreneur and Investor

From humble beginnings to one of the most sought-after branding and marketing experts in the country, and an investor on ABC's hit show, Shark Tank, Daymond John has elevated himself to a 21st century renaissance businessman, setting the standard of excellence in marketing, branding and business.

John’s career began at a young age, when he failed to find reasonably priced attire similar to what he saw on TV, leading him to create FUBU. John developed FUBU into a $5 billion global fashion powerhouse that’s now one of the most iconic urban fashion brands in the world. John now provides insight and consultation through his branding company, Shark Branding.

Halo 2 advocate and longtime friend of Starkey, John illustrates his success strategies with insight from his all-American journey, offering audiences practical and invaluable tools to achieve personal and professional goals.

Tony Hsieh - Zappos CEO

After graduating from Harvard University, Tony Hsieh, one of the most well-respected businessmen in the world of the internet, started an online advertising network called LinkExchange. The idea was a first of its kind and attracted over 400,000 members within two and a half years. At the young age of 24, Hsieh sold LinkExchange to Microsoft for $265 million. 

He then went on to co-found an investment firm, where he worked with startup companies, such as OpenTable, Ask Jeeves and Zappos — which changed his career for the next decade. As Zappos' advisor and investor, and eventually CEO, Hsieh helped the company grow from almost no sales to over $1 billion in gross merchandise sales annually, while simultaneously making Fortune magazine’s annual “Best Companies to Work For” list.

After Zappos.com was sold to Amazon in 2009 for $1.2 billion, Hsieh wrote his first book, Delivering Happiness, which debuted at number one on the New York TimesBest Seller List and has remained on the list every week since June 2010.

Michael Strahan - TV Personality and Super Bowl Champion

Emmy winner and Super Bowl Champion Michael Strahan currently serves as a special co-host for one of the most-watched morning newscasts, ABC’s Good Morning America, and as an analyst for Fox NFL Sunday. Additionally, from 2012-2016, he co-hosted top-rated entertainment talk show LIVE with Kelly and Michael.

Prior to being a sports broadcaster, Strahan's entire 15-year football career was typified by the charisma and sportsmanship that made him a seven-time Pro-Bowler and one of only four players to lead the NFL in sacks for two seasons. His NFL career resulted in being named to the 2014 Pro Football Hall of Fame, the sport's highest honor.

In 2015, Strahan released his best-selling book, Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life, which includes personal stories and motivational advice to inspire readers to turn up the heat and go from good to great in pursuit of their personal ambitions, and introduced his men’s clothing line COLLECTION by Michael Strahan.

Learn more about the 2018 Hearing Innovation Expo, January 3-7 at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, here

By: Starkey Hearing

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