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About Gary

Serial Entrepreneur, Chairman of VaynerX, and CEO of VaynerMedia

Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur and serves as the Chairman of VaynerX, the CEO of VaynerMedia, and the Creator & CEO of VeeFriends. Gary is considered one of the leading global minds on what’s next in culture, business, and the internet.

Known as “GaryVee,” he is described as one of the most forward thinkers in business. He acutely recognizes trends and patterns early to help others understand how shifts in consumer attention impact the realities of the business world today. Gary’s approach sits at the intersection of business and pop culture. He keenly understands how to bring brand relevance to the forefront.

He is a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, Snapchat, Coinbase, and Uber.

This year, Gary will unveil two new books: his seventh book “Day-Trading Attention” (published on May 21, 2024). In this latest work, he provides fresh insights into navigating the modern social media landscape. Gary’s expertise guides readers on harnessing underpriced attention channels in the digital age. He emphasizes mastering storytelling in these arenas and highlights the “TikTokification of Social Media,” where content relevance surpasses follower counts. Businesses can leverage this shift to enhance their brand and boost sales. Gary’s book equips readers with essential skills to succeed in today’s dynamic digital world. Gary also announced his first children’s picture book based on Vaynerchuk’s VeeFriends characters, the debut picture book titled “Meet Me in the Middle” is set to be published on July 16, 2024. The book will prominently feature two VeeFriends characters, Eager Eagle and Patient Pig – this picture book delves into the emotional elements essential for nurturing children’s empathy, a crucial skill for their future success.

Gary is an entrepreneur at heart — he builds businesses. Today, he helps Fortune 1000 brands leverage consumer attention through his full-service advertising agency, VaynerMedia, which has offices in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, Mexico City, London, Amsterdam, Sydney, Singapore, Tokyo, Bangkok, and Kuala Lumpur. VaynerMedia is part of the VaynerX holding company, including Eva Nosidam Productions, Gallery Media Group, The Sasha Group, VaynerSpeakers, VaynerCommerce, and Tingley Lane Trading. Gary is also the Co-Founder of VaynerSports, Resy, and Empathy Wines. Gary guided Resy and Empathy to successful exits — which he later sold to American Express and Constellation Brands. Gary is the Co-Founder of VCR Group, Co-Founder of VaynerWatt, and Co-Founder of ArtOfficial. He also owns a Major League Pickleball team called the 5s. He is part owner of a Big3 basketball team and an investor in the revival of the SlamBall League.

Gary is also the founder and creator of VeeCon – a contemporary super-conference that converges business and pop culture with innovation and technology. In addition to running multiple businesses, Gary documents his daily life as a CEO through his social media channels, which have more than 44 million followers and garner over 300 million monthly impressions/views across all platforms. His podcast, ‘The GaryVee Audio Experience, ‘ ranks among the top podcasts globally.

Gary serves on the board of MikMak, Bojangles Restaurants, Global Citizen Forum, and Pencils of Promise. He is also a longtime Well Member of Charity: Water.

Gary’s life ambition is to buy the New York Jets.

Gary in Action

“Thank you to you and your team for Gary’s part at C3. Gary was our #1 rated speaker (no surprise!) and fantastic feedback has come through about how valuable his keynote was. It was also incredible that he stuck around and spoke with a few folks from our team — they were absolutely thrilled. I had fun watching the recap in his DailyVee too — great edition. THANK YOU from all of us at Conductor & WeWork. :)”

Conductor & WeWork

It was amazing. I have had much of the audience tell me Gary was the voted best speaker over the two days. He ‘crushed it’!

He was awesome, awesome, awesome. Best speaker ever. I am so grateful that he did this for us and that you made it happen. Thank you!
Speech Topics

Day Trading Attention

A comprehensive approach to modern storytelling, Gary focusing on exploiting underpriced attention channels to drive brand and sales growth. This concept goes beyond the realm of social media, encompassing influencer marketing, paid media advertising, and innovative strategies like developing collectibles for businesses. Gary’s insights are invaluable for a diverse audience ranging from content creators, B2B SaaS leaders, and local entrepreneurs, Fortune 500 executives, and brand managers. This talk promises to deliver groundbreaking strategies for anyone looking to build their brand and boost sales in today’s fast-paced digital landscape.

Twelve and a Half

Based on his latest bestselling book, Gary shares how he has embraced soft skills like Optimism, Accountability, Patience, and Empathy, to become a better leader. Understanding that emotional intelligence can actually accelerate business success, in his talk, Gary offers insight on how to strengthen these skills. This speech is for anyone looking to improve their leadership capabilities and build a more successful, lasting organization.

Practical Optimism

You only have so much time and energy. If you figure out what to deploy it against, you will maximize your success. No matter what you do, your job is to tell your story and provide value. If you do not build your brand or reputation, you are vulnerable to competition.