Verne Harnish is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO),
with over 12,000
worldwide, and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the "Birthing of Giants" held at
program in which he still teaches today.
Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with over 180
partners on six
continents, Verne has spent the past three decades helping companies scale-up.
The "Growth Guy" syndicated columnist, he's also the Venture columnist for FORTUNE magazine. He's
of the bestseller Mastering the Rockefeller Habits which is translated into 9 languages; and along
editors of Fortune, authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times, for which Jim Collins
foreword. His latest book Scaling Up (Rockefeller Habits 2.0) has won seven major international book
including the prestigious 2015 International Book Award for Best General Business book. Verne also
FORTUNE Magazine's annual ScaleUp and Growth Summits and serves on several boards including chairman
Riordan Clinic and the newly launched Geoversity.
A private investor in many scale-ups, Verne resides in Barcelona, Spain, with his wife and four
enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of