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Mark Whitacre

Executive Director of t-factor of Coca Cola Consolidated, Inc. & Subject of Steven Soderbergh's "The Informant"

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Mark Whitacre Biography

Mark Whitacre is Executive Director of t-factor of Coca Cola Consolidated, Inc. Mark was most recently Chief Operating Officer (COO) of CBMC, an organization that has impacted his life greatly the past two decades. Mark was an executive at CBMC from 2013 to 2020. From 2006 to 2013, he was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Science Officer at Cypress Systems, Inc., a California biotechnology company. His undercover work with the FBI during the ADM scandal was the inspiration for the major motion picture, "The Informant," starring Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre. Drawing from his unique history, Mark provides one-of-a-kind insight into corporate ethics, corporate greed, and the warning signs of a flawed corporate leadership. Read more... After simultaneously completing B.S. and M.S. degrees at Ohio State University, Mark then earned his Ph. D. degree at Cornell University in Nutritional Biochemistry. Mark then worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies including Ralston Purina, Degussa (Evonik), and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). Mark was hired at ADM when he was 32, and as the president of the BioProducts Division from it's launch, was the youngest Divisional President in the history of the company. In just six years, their fermentation complex became one of the largest in the world. At age 35, he became a Corporate Vice President of ADM and was the leading candidate to become the next company president.

Dr. Whitacre has extensive international business experience, having lived for almost four years in West Germany, working for an international company. He has also been involved with two international companies in the Southeast Asia market and traveled the region dozens of times. Mark's more than two decades of top management experience at Fortune 500 and international companies, as well as his experience with the ADM price-fixing scandal and the FBI, give him a unique, seasoned perspective on leadership in the corporate world. As Mr. Douglas Burris, Chief of U.S. Federal Probation in the Eastern District of Missouri has stated publicly, "The story about Mark Whitacre's redemption and second chance is one of the most inspirational stories of our time."

Speaking Topics
  • When Good Leaders Lose their Way

    Mark Whitacre's take away messages include:

    • the ultimate real-life lesson in personal and business ethics
    • accountability
    • about ALWAYS doing the right thing
    • the need to think long-term in all of your personal and business decisions.

    Mark's presentation is extremely entertaining as he actively engages his audience about how he wore a wire for the FBI everyday traveling the globe for three years in one of the largest white-collar cases in U.S. history. But, his story is also about Hope, Family Commitment, Redemption & Second Chances, and a wonderful example of a family Overcoming Extreme Adversity, against all odds

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  • A Presidential Pardon Long Over Due For Whistleblower Mark Whitacre

    Granting a pardon for a white collar offense represents a difficult political choice for a president. Think back to Bill Clinton's pardon of Marc Rich, viewed as more of a political favor than an act of compassion. That brings us to a pardon that some have said is gaining support inside White House ... former whistleblower Mark Whitacre.

  • The Informant- The Story of Mark Whitacre

    Mark Whitacre’s whistleblowing story is similar to that of high-drama movies – both literally and figuratively. A prodigal student to a federal criminal, to a celebrated hero, the man’s entanglement with the ADM shaped his life.

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  • How do I book Mark Whitacre to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Mark Whitacre for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Mark Whitacre, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Mark Whitacre or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Mark Whitacre

    Speaking fees for Mark Whitacre, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Mark Whitacre are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Mark Whitacre, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Mark Whitacre speak about?

    Mark Whitacre is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Business Leaders, Education, Faith & Religion, Parenting, Personal Growth, Political Speakers, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Mark Whitacre travel from?

    Mark Whitacre generally travels from Cincinnati, OH, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Mark Whitacre’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Mark Whitacre for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mark Whitacre for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Mark Whitacre or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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Executive Director of t-factor of Coca Cola Consolidated, Inc. & Subject of Steven Soderbergh's "The Informant"

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Mark Whitacre Biography

Mark Whitacre is Executive Director of t-factor of Coca Cola Consolidated, Inc. Mark was most recently Chief Operating Officer (COO) of CBMC, an organization that has impacted his life greatly the past two decades. Mark was an executive at CBMC from 2013 to 2020. From 2006 to 2013, he was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Science Officer at Cypress Systems, Inc., a California biotechnology company. His undercover work with the FBI during the ADM scandal was the inspiration for the major motion picture, "The Informant," starring Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre. Drawing from his unique history, Mark provides one-of-a-kind insight into corporate ethics, corporate greed, and the warning signs of a flawed corporate leadership. Read more... After simultaneously completing B.S. and M.S. degrees at Ohio State University, Mark then earned his Ph. D. degree at Cornell University in Nutritional Biochemistry. Mark then worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies including Ralston Purina, Degussa (Evonik), and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). Mark was hired at ADM when he was 32, and as the president of the BioProducts Division from it's launch, was the youngest Divisional President in the history of the company. In just six years, their fermentation complex became one of the largest in the world. At age 35, he became a Corporate Vice President of ADM and was the leading candidate to become the next company president.

Dr. Whitacre has extensive international business experience, having lived for almost four years in West Germany, working for an international company. He has also been involved with two international companies in the Southeast Asia market and traveled the region dozens of times. Mark's more than two decades of top management experience at Fortune 500 and international companies, as well as his experience with the ADM price-fixing scandal and the FBI, give him a unique, seasoned perspective on leadership in the corporate world. As Mr. Douglas Burris, Chief of U.S. Federal Probation in the Eastern District of Missouri has stated publicly, "The story about Mark Whitacre's redemption and second chance is one of the most inspirational stories of our time."

Mark Whitacre Speaking Topics

  • When Good Leaders Lose their Way

    Mark Whitacre's take away messages include:

    • the ultimate real-life lesson in personal and business ethics
    • accountability
    • about ALWAYS doing the right thing
    • the need to think long-term in all of your personal and business decisions.

    Mark's presentation is extremely entertaining as he actively engages his audience about how he wore a wire for the FBI everyday traveling the globe for three years in one of the largest white-collar cases in U.S. history. But, his story is also about Hope, Family Commitment, Redemption & Second Chances, and a wonderful example of a family Overcoming Extreme Adversity, against all odds

Mark Whitacre Videos

  • Mark Whitacre The Informant
    Presented at CBMC event in Charlotte, NC

FAQs on booking Mark Whitacre

  • How do I book Mark Whitacre to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Mark Whitacre for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability for Mark Whitacre, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get speaking fee information and check availability for Mark Whitacre or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Mark Whitacre

    Speaking fees for Mark Whitacre, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Mark Whitacre are $10,000 - $20,000 for live events and under $10,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Mark Whitacre, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Mark Whitacre speak about?

    Mark Whitacre is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Business Leaders, Education, Faith & Religion, Parenting, Personal Growth, Political Speakers, Virtual Speakers.
  • Where does Mark Whitacre travel from?

    Mark Whitacre generally travels from Cincinnati, OH, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Mark Whitacre’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Mark Whitacre for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mark Whitacre for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Mark Whitacre or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Mark Whitacre is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as When Good Leaders Lose their Way. The estimated speaking fee range to book Mark Whitacre for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Mark Whitacre generally travels from Cincinnati, OH, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Cristina Bicchieri, Jeffrey Wigand, Jim Morris, Chuck Gallagher and John Wood. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mark Whitacre for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Mark Whitacre Speaking Topics

  • When Good Leaders Lose their Way

    Mark Whitacre's take away messages include:

    • the ultimate real-life lesson in personal and business ethics
    • accountability
    • about ALWAYS doing the right thing
    • the need to think long-term in all of your personal and business decisions.

    Mark's presentation is extremely entertaining as he actively engages his audience about how he wore a wire for the FBI everyday traveling the globe for three years in one of the largest white-collar cases in U.S. history. But, his story is also about Hope, Family Commitment, Redemption & Second Chances, and a wonderful example of a family Overcoming Extreme Adversity, against all odds

Mark Whitacre Speaker Videos

  • Mark Whitacre The Informant
    Presented at CBMC event in Charlotte, NC

Mark Whitacre News

  • A Presidential Pardon Long Over Due For Whistleblower Mark Whitacre

    Granting a pardon for a white collar offense represents a difficult political choice for a president. Think back to Bill Clinton's pardon of Marc Rich, viewed as more of a political favor than an act of compassion. That brings us to a pardon that some have said is gaining support inside White House ... former whistleblower Mark Whitacre.

  • The Informant- The Story of Mark Whitacre

    Mark Whitacre’s whistleblowing story is similar to that of high-drama movies – both literally and figuratively. A prodigal student to a federal criminal, to a celebrated hero, the man’s entanglement with the ADM shaped his life.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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