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Kevin Colleran

Managing Director of Slow Ventures & Former Facebook Executive

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 Kevin Colleran Biography

Called "one of the best hires I ever made" by Facebook founding president Sean Parker, Kevin Colleran - Facebook's pioneering sales executive and among its first ten employees - was an integral part of the social networking behemoth's sales force. As the company's Global Partnership Lead, he was responsible for creatively monetizing the site without hampering user experience. In 2010, he was named one of New York's 100 Coolest Tech People by Business Insider. He is currently the Managing Director of Slow Ventures.

Having cut his teeth at the largest social networking site the world has ever known, Colleran created many of today's mainstream digital marketing and branding practices, effectively rendering "old media" practices obsolete. In his view, there are only a handful of companies that really understand how social networking and real-time digital media affect the bottom line. Those companies are the ones that will survive and thrive in the constantly evolving business landscape; the rest will fall behind and eventually fail.

He previously wrote the weekly column "The Accelerators" for The Wall Street Journal's website along with several other startup gurus, in which they addressed entrepreneurship and venture capital. He was also a venture partner with General Catalyst Partners.

An engaging storyteller with an infectious sense of humor, Kevin Colleran offers an enlightening presentation on sales, marketing, and branding in the digital age. He offers corporations the hard-won insights for reimagining and reenergizing their sales and marketing strategy and, ultimately, improving their bottom line.

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  • The Eyes Have It: Brand Strategy in the Digital Age

    Eighty percent of ad dollars are allocated to demand generation ads
    • a space that has always been dominated by television. But with the rise of DVR and smartphones, it's becoming easier and more convenient to ignore the ads you don't care to see
    • either by fast forwarding through them or looking down at your phone, laptop, or tablet instead. Kevin Colleran argues that this shift in consumer attention is a golden opportunity for advertisers if they simply follow their customers' lead and go to where the eyes are. Citing the importance of "living a day in your customer's media mix," Colleran explains how most executives have never actually tried to live like their average consumer and, as such, fail to truly understand how many distractions, ads, data, wireless devices, and other clutter is out there. In this fascinating talk, he explains how companies can enhance their advertising and brand narrative by thinking outside the box... literally.

  • Join the Conversation Because It's Going on Without You: Building an Authentic Brand

    As one of the first ten employees at Facebook, Kevin Colleran intimately understood what made the social networking giant so successful: a focus on user experience that was unhampered by intrusive ads. In this presentation, Kevin Colleran helps corporations understand what too many do not: the conversation about your brand is going on whether you are online to represent yourself or not. With wit and amazing industry insight, he espouses the importance of going to where the customers are and shaping your own company's narrative
    • before a disgruntled customer or bloodthirsty competitor does it for you.

  • The Evolution of Facebook

    Using his experiences as one of Facebook's pioneering employees as a springboard, Kevin Colleran describes the management strategies that helped the company grow from a few-person operation (with its East Coast headquarters in a New York apartment) to an $80 billion corporation and a global icon. In this fascinating speech, Colleran shares insightful and humorous anecdotes about his time at Facebook, drawing on real-life examples of how the company managed to stay fresh and innovative even in a flagging economy. He also shares how Facebook will evolve in the coming years (including why it will never have a "dislike" button!), offering a perspective on innovation that will inspire and energize audiences.

  • Company Culture & Workplace Cultivation: Protecting Your Company's Most Important Asset

    How would you like to have meetings that always end on time? How about a weekly meeting with your CEO where you could ask anything
    • and get an honest answer? Or a yearly "field day" with the whole company or overnight "hackathons" for the entire workforce? This is the company culture at Facebook, a company that
    • even while navigating exponential growth over the course of a few short years
    • has managed to maintain a workplace that hinges on open communication and respect for time and talent. From offering rent credits and free meals to designating "meetingless" days once a week, Facebook's unique company culture has kept its workforce happy and productive. In this illuminating keynote, Kevin Colleran
    • one of the first ten employees at Facebook
    • offers a fascinating look into the Facebook culture, sharing strategies that any company can employ. The key, he says, is simple: treat your workforce as your most valuable asset, and they will become more productive, loyal team players.

  • Lessons from Facebook: Leading a Life of Purpose & Possibility

    When Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook, he crafted a specific vision for his brand and surrounded himself with colleagues who would support and uphold that vision. He put a premium on fostering creativity and innovation, all while adhering to the principles in which he believed. In this fascinating, personal speech, Kevin Colleran
    • who was among Facebook's first ten employees and witnessed the brand's rise to cultural dominance
    • shares the story of Facebook and its evolution. He discusses how and why Facebook was successful, and how its principles of success can be applied to audience members' lives, whether they are in college, looking for their first job, or trying to build a fulfilling career.

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kevin Colleran for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kevin Colleran, 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 pricing information and check availability for Kevin Colleran or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Kevin Colleran?

    Booking fees for Kevin Colleran, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kevin Colleran, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Kevin Colleran?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kevin Colleran for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kevin Colleran for your next private or corporate function.
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Kevin Colleran

Managing Director of Slow Ventures & Former Facebook Executive

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Kevin Colleran Biography

Called "one of the best hires I ever made" by Facebook founding president Sean Parker, Kevin Colleran - Facebook's pioneering sales executive and among its first ten employees - was an integral part of the social networking behemoth's sales force. As the company's Global Partnership Lead, he was responsible for creatively monetizing the site without hampering user experience. In 2010, he was named one of New York's 100 Coolest Tech People by Business Insider. He is currently the Managing Director of Slow Ventures.

Having cut his teeth at the largest social networking site the world has ever known, Colleran created many of today's mainstream digital marketing and branding practices, effectively rendering "old media" practices obsolete. In his view, there are only a handful of companies that really understand how social networking and real-time digital media affect the bottom line. Those companies are the ones that will survive and thrive in the constantly evolving business landscape; the rest will fall behind and eventually fail.

He previously wrote the weekly column "The Accelerators" for The Wall Street Journal's website along with several other startup gurus, in which they addressed entrepreneurship and venture capital. He was also a venture partner with General Catalyst Partners.

An engaging storyteller with an infectious sense of humor, Kevin Colleran offers an enlightening presentation on sales, marketing, and branding in the digital age. He offers corporations the hard-won insights for reimagining and reenergizing their sales and marketing strategy and, ultimately, improving their bottom line.

Kevin Colleran Videos

  • Kevin Colleran on Facebook - YouTube
  • Kevin Colleran's Commencement Speech to the Class of 2015 at ...
  • Interview with Kevin Colleran - Facebook on Vimeo

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Kevin Colleran Speaking Topics

  • The Eyes Have It: Brand Strategy in the Digital Age

    Eighty percent of ad dollars are allocated to demand generation ads
    • a space that has always been dominated by television. But with the rise of DVR and smartphones, it's becoming easier and more convenient to ignore the ads you don't care to see
    • either by fast forwarding through them or looking down at your phone, laptop, or tablet instead. Kevin Colleran argues that this shift in consumer attention is a golden opportunity for advertisers if they simply follow their customers' lead and go to where the eyes are. Citing the importance of "living a day in your customer's media mix," Colleran explains how most executives have never actually tried to live like their average consumer and, as such, fail to truly understand how many distractions, ads, data, wireless devices, and other clutter is out there. In this fascinating talk, he explains how companies can enhance their advertising and brand narrative by thinking outside the box... literally.

  • Join the Conversation Because It's Going on Without You: Building an Authentic Brand

    As one of the first ten employees at Facebook, Kevin Colleran intimately understood what made the social networking giant so successful: a focus on user experience that was unhampered by intrusive ads. In this presentation, Kevin Colleran helps corporations understand what too many do not: the conversation about your brand is going on whether you are online to represent yourself or not. With wit and amazing industry insight, he espouses the importance of going to where the customers are and shaping your own company's narrative
    • before a disgruntled customer or bloodthirsty competitor does it for you.

  • The Evolution of Facebook

    Using his experiences as one of Facebook's pioneering employees as a springboard, Kevin Colleran describes the management strategies that helped the company grow from a few-person operation (with its East Coast headquarters in a New York apartment) to an $80 billion corporation and a global icon. In this fascinating speech, Colleran shares insightful and humorous anecdotes about his time at Facebook, drawing on real-life examples of how the company managed to stay fresh and innovative even in a flagging economy. He also shares how Facebook will evolve in the coming years (including why it will never have a "dislike" button!), offering a perspective on innovation that will inspire and energize audiences.

  • Company Culture & Workplace Cultivation: Protecting Your Company's Most Important Asset

    How would you like to have meetings that always end on time? How about a weekly meeting with your CEO where you could ask anything
    • and get an honest answer? Or a yearly "field day" with the whole company or overnight "hackathons" for the entire workforce? This is the company culture at Facebook, a company that
    • even while navigating exponential growth over the course of a few short years
    • has managed to maintain a workplace that hinges on open communication and respect for time and talent. From offering rent credits and free meals to designating "meetingless" days once a week, Facebook's unique company culture has kept its workforce happy and productive. In this illuminating keynote, Kevin Colleran
    • one of the first ten employees at Facebook
    • offers a fascinating look into the Facebook culture, sharing strategies that any company can employ. The key, he says, is simple: treat your workforce as your most valuable asset, and they will become more productive, loyal team players.

  • Lessons from Facebook: Leading a Life of Purpose & Possibility

    When Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook, he crafted a specific vision for his brand and surrounded himself with colleagues who would support and uphold that vision. He put a premium on fostering creativity and innovation, all while adhering to the principles in which he believed. In this fascinating, personal speech, Kevin Colleran
    • who was among Facebook's first ten employees and witnessed the brand's rise to cultural dominance
    • shares the story of Facebook and its evolution. He discusses how and why Facebook was successful, and how its principles of success can be applied to audience members' lives, whether they are in college, looking for their first job, or trying to build a fulfilling career.

FAQs on booking Kevin Colleran

  • How to book Kevin Colleran?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Kevin Colleran for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Kevin Colleran, 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 pricing information and check availability for Kevin Colleran or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Kevin Colleran?

    Booking fees for Kevin Colleran, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Kevin Colleran, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Kevin Colleran?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Kevin Colleran for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent 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. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Kevin Colleran for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Kevin Colleran or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Kevin Colleran or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Kevin Colleran is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Kevin Colleran for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Kevin Colleran generally travels from Boston, MA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Chris Sacca, Jared Cohen, Chris Hughes, Dom Sagolla and Soraya Darabi. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Kevin Colleran for an upcoming event.

Kevin Colleran Speaker Videos

  • Kevin Colleran on Facebook - YouTube
    Kevin Colleran's Commencement Speech to the Class of 2015 at ...
  • Interview with Kevin Colleran - Facebook on Vimeo
    Kevin Colleran - We Are All Social - YouTube

Kevin Colleran Speaking Topics

  • The Eyes Have It: Brand Strategy in the Digital Age

    Eighty percent of ad dollars are allocated to demand generation ads
    • a space that has always been dominated by television. But with the rise of DVR and smartphones, it's becoming easier and more convenient to ignore the ads you don't care to see
    • either by fast forwarding through them or looking down at your phone, laptop, or tablet instead. Kevin Colleran argues that this shift in consumer attention is a golden opportunity for advertisers if they simply follow their customers' lead and go to where the eyes are. Citing the importance of "living a day in your customer's media mix," Colleran explains how most executives have never actually tried to live like their average consumer and, as such, fail to truly understand how many distractions, ads, data, wireless devices, and other clutter is out there. In this fascinating talk, he explains how companies can enhance their advertising and brand narrative by thinking outside the box... literally.

  • Join the Conversation Because It's Going on Without You: Building an Authentic Brand

    As one of the first ten employees at Facebook, Kevin Colleran intimately understood what made the social networking giant so successful: a focus on user experience that was unhampered by intrusive ads. In this presentation, Kevin Colleran helps corporations understand what too many do not: the conversation about your brand is going on whether you are online to represent yourself or not. With wit and amazing industry insight, he espouses the importance of going to where the customers are and shaping your own company's narrative
    • before a disgruntled customer or bloodthirsty competitor does it for you.

  • The Evolution of Facebook

    Using his experiences as one of Facebook's pioneering employees as a springboard, Kevin Colleran describes the management strategies that helped the company grow from a few-person operation (with its East Coast headquarters in a New York apartment) to an $80 billion corporation and a global icon. In this fascinating speech, Colleran shares insightful and humorous anecdotes about his time at Facebook, drawing on real-life examples of how the company managed to stay fresh and innovative even in a flagging economy. He also shares how Facebook will evolve in the coming years (including why it will never have a "dislike" button!), offering a perspective on innovation that will inspire and energize audiences.

  • Company Culture & Workplace Cultivation: Protecting Your Company's Most Important Asset

    How would you like to have meetings that always end on time? How about a weekly meeting with your CEO where you could ask anything
    • and get an honest answer? Or a yearly "field day" with the whole company or overnight "hackathons" for the entire workforce? This is the company culture at Facebook, a company that
    • even while navigating exponential growth over the course of a few short years
    • has managed to maintain a workplace that hinges on open communication and respect for time and talent. From offering rent credits and free meals to designating "meetingless" days once a week, Facebook's unique company culture has kept its workforce happy and productive. In this illuminating keynote, Kevin Colleran
    • one of the first ten employees at Facebook
    • offers a fascinating look into the Facebook culture, sharing strategies that any company can employ. The key, he says, is simple: treat your workforce as your most valuable asset, and they will become more productive, loyal team players.

  • Lessons from Facebook: Leading a Life of Purpose & Possibility

    When Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook, he crafted a specific vision for his brand and surrounded himself with colleagues who would support and uphold that vision. He put a premium on fostering creativity and innovation, all while adhering to the principles in which he believed. In this fascinating, personal speech, Kevin Colleran
    • who was among Facebook's first ten employees and witnessed the brand's rise to cultural dominance
    • shares the story of Facebook and its evolution. He discusses how and why Facebook was successful, and how its principles of success can be applied to audience members' lives, whether they are in college, looking for their first job, or trying to build a fulfilling career.

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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.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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