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John and Mark Cronin

Co-Founders of John’s Crazy Socks

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John and Mark Cronin Biography

John and Mark X. Cronin are the father-son team that created John’s Crazy Socks, a social enterprise with a mission to spread happiness. They bootstrapped their business into the world’s largest sock store earning them recognition as EY’s Entrepreneurs of the Year.

John is not only an entrepreneur, but he has also Down syndrome. Every day, John and Mark show what people with differing abilities can do – more than half their colleagues have a differing ability. They are fierce advocates for the rights of people with differing abilities, having testified twice before the U.S. Congress, spoken at the United Nations and recorded two TEDx talks. They are members of the CEO Commission on Disability Employment. Their work has been featured on national broadcasts by CBS, ABC, CNBC, PBS, the BBC and Fox News.

They have built a business based on creating customer experiences and spreading happiness. John’s Crazy Socks has 240,000 Facebook followers and over 29,000 five-star reviews. John and Mark show their gratitude through their Giving Back program that has raised nearly $500,000 for their charity partners. Most of all, they are spreading happiness one pair of socks at a time.

Speaking Topics
  • Hiring People with Differing Abilities

    Learn why hiring people with differing abilities is good business and can give you a competitive advantage. Hear how John and Mark have turned hiring people with differing abilities into a positive engine driving their business.

  • Overcoming Odds

    Hear how John, a young man with Down syndrome, turned his inability to find meaningful work into an opportunity by teaming with his Dad to bootstrap their way to a multi-million dollar international business.

  • Creating a Business that Matters

    Hear how John and Mark built a social enterprise with a mission to spread happiness. They match their giving back and efforts to show what people with differing abilities can achieve to rock solid business practices to make a difference in the world.

  • Creating Employee Engagement

    Hear the five-step approach John and Mark take to create employee engagement, where their colleagues are engaged, and doing their best work. They're spreading happiness in the workspace.

  • Creating Customer Experiences

    Stop chasing transactions and create customer experiences that wow your customers and invite them to be part of your mission. Customers will love your business, come back again and again and become your biggest advocates.

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  • New York entrepreneur with Down Syndrome wants to unite Congress through socks

    A New York man with special needs is using his entrepreneurial spirit to unite Congress. John Cronin, the award-winning co-founder of John's Crazy Socks, told "Fox News Primetime" he hopes to end congressional infighting with his creative footwear. Cronin, the first businessman with Down syndrome to win the Entrepreneur Of The Year: New York award, told host Rachel Campos-Duffy his goal is to...

  • John and Mark Cronin Spoke at the U.S. State Department on Issues of Entrepreneurship and Empowering People with Differing Abilities

    John and Mark Cronin, co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks, spoke at the U.S. State Department today and met with economic development and human rights staff. They addressed issues of entrepreneurism and empowering people with differing abilities. The two men are now part of the speaker’s bureau in the State Department’s International Information Programs. “We want to show the world what is...

  • John's Crazy Socks co-founder becomes 1st person with Down syndrome to win major entrepreneurs' award

    John Cronin, 23, co-founder and "Chief Happiness Officer" of John’s Crazy Socks, just won an Entrepreneur Of The Year award and celebrated his huge achievement on "The Story with Martha MacCallum." He’s the first businessman with Down syndrome to win the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 New York award. “I am,” he exclaimed about his multihyphenate role: entrepreneur, philanthropist, and...

  • How this 22-year-old with Down syndrome built a multimillion-dollar business off his love of crazy socks

    In a small warehouse in Melville, New York — a town located on Long Island — dozens of shelves of neatly organized bins hold colorful socks featuring every playful print imaginable. There are socks featuring avocados; socks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s face; socks that look like Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting; socks with sloths.

  • Sock business is booming for man with Down syndrome

    It’s a company with a straightforward mission: Make people happy through socks. The colorful footwear sold by John’s Crazy Socks is certainly unique not only for its designs but also for the person who came up with the company. John Cronin, 21, of Huntington, New York, has Down syndrome — and his company could make as much as a million dollars in revenue before it closes out its first year...

  • Entrepreneur and Self-Advocate With Down Syndrome Speaks at United Nations

    John Cronin, an entrepreneur with Down syndrome, took to the world stage on March 21 as he spoke at the United Nations for World Down Syndrome Day. John brought his message of inclusion and showing what people with differing abilities can do as he and his partner and father, Mark X. Cronin, served as speakers and moderators during the event, sponsored by the United Nations and Down Syndrome...

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    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John and Mark Cronin for both live and virtual events 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for John and Mark Cronin, 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 John and Mark Cronin or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK John and Mark Cronin?

    Speaking fees for John and Mark Cronin, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that John and Mark Cronin charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The 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 John and Mark Cronin, 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 John and Mark Cronin?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John and Mark Cronin 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 John and Mark Cronin for your next private or corporate function.
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    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 John and Mark Cronin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John and Mark Cronin 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.
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John and Mark Cronin Biography

John and Mark X. Cronin are the father-son team that created John’s Crazy Socks, a social enterprise with a mission to spread happiness. They bootstrapped their business into the world’s largest sock store earning them recognition as EY’s Entrepreneurs of the Year.

John is not only an entrepreneur, but he has also Down syndrome. Every day, John and Mark show what people with differing abilities can do – more than half their colleagues have a differing ability. They are fierce advocates for the rights of people with differing abilities, having testified twice before the U.S. Congress, spoken at the United Nations and recorded two TEDx talks. They are members of the CEO Commission on Disability Employment. Their work has been featured on national broadcasts by CBS, ABC, CNBC, PBS, the BBC and Fox News.

They have built a business based on creating customer experiences and spreading happiness. John’s Crazy Socks has 240,000 Facebook followers and over 29,000 five-star reviews. John and Mark show their gratitude through their Giving Back program that has raised nearly $500,000 for their charity partners. Most of all, they are spreading happiness one pair of socks at a time.

John and Mark Cronin Speaking Topics

  • Hiring People with Differing Abilities

    Learn why hiring people with differing abilities is good business and can give you a competitive advantage. Hear how John and Mark have turned hiring people with differing abilities into a positive engine driving their business.

  • Overcoming Odds

    Hear how John, a young man with Down syndrome, turned his inability to find meaningful work into an opportunity by teaming with his Dad to bootstrap their way to a multi-million dollar international business.

  • Creating a Business that Matters

    Hear how John and Mark built a social enterprise with a mission to spread happiness. They match their giving back and efforts to show what people with differing abilities can achieve to rock solid business practices to make a difference in the world.

  • Creating Employee Engagement

    Hear the five-step approach John and Mark take to create employee engagement, where their colleagues are engaged, and doing their best work. They're spreading happiness in the workspace.

  • Creating Customer Experiences

    Stop chasing transactions and create customer experiences that wow your customers and invite them to be part of your mission. Customers will love your business, come back again and again and become your biggest advocates.

John and Mark Cronin Videos

  • John's Crazy Socks: A Sock Store As Unique As Our Founder
    John’s Crazy Socks is a father-son venture inspired by co-founder John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome. John’s affinity for crazy...
  • John's Crazy Socks: On A Mission To Spreading Happiness
    John’s Crazy Socks is a father-son social enterprise inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun...
  • Hiring Those w/ Differing Abilities Is Good Business | TED
    Hiring People with Differing Abilities Is Not Altruism, It is Good Business. The United States faces a labor crisis and part of the solution will...

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FAQs on booking John and Mark Cronin

  • How to book John and Mark Cronin?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like John and Mark Cronin for both live and virtual events for over 20 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 for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for John and Mark Cronin, 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 John and Mark Cronin or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book John and Mark Cronin?

    Speaking fees for John and Mark Cronin, or any other keynote speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The amount that John and Mark Cronin charges to speak often varies according to the circumstances, including their schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The 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 John and Mark Cronin, 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 John and Mark Cronin?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like John and Mark Cronin for clients worldwide for more than 20 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 John and Mark Cronin 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 John and Mark Cronin or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for John and Mark Cronin 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.

John and Mark Cronin is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Hiring People with Differing Abilities, Overcoming Odds, Creating a Business that Matters, Creating Employee Engagement and Creating Customer Experiences. The estimated speaking fee range to book John and Mark Cronin for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. John and Mark Cronin generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Lydia X. Z. Brown, Thomas D'Eri, Kylar Broadus, Temple Grandin and Paula Carozzo. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling John and Mark Cronin for an upcoming live or virtual event.

John and Mark Cronin Speaking Topics

  • Hiring People with Differing Abilities

    Learn why hiring people with differing abilities is good business and can give you a competitive advantage. Hear how John and Mark have turned hiring people with differing abilities into a positive engine driving their business.

  • Overcoming Odds

    Hear how John, a young man with Down syndrome, turned his inability to find meaningful work into an opportunity by teaming with his Dad to bootstrap their way to a multi-million dollar international business.

  • Creating a Business that Matters

    Hear how John and Mark built a social enterprise with a mission to spread happiness. They match their giving back and efforts to show what people with differing abilities can achieve to rock solid business practices to make a difference in the world.

  • Creating Employee Engagement

    Hear the five-step approach John and Mark take to create employee engagement, where their colleagues are engaged, and doing their best work. They're spreading happiness in the workspace.

  • Creating Customer Experiences

    Stop chasing transactions and create customer experiences that wow your customers and invite them to be part of your mission. Customers will love your business, come back again and again and become your biggest advocates.

John and Mark Cronin Speaker Videos

  • John's Crazy Socks: A Sock Store As Unique As Our Founder
    John’s Crazy Socks is a father-son venture inspired by co-founder John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome. John’s affinity for crazy socks paired with his love of making people smile made...
    John's Crazy Socks: On A Mission To Spreading Happiness
    John’s Crazy Socks is a father-son social enterprise inspired by John Lee Cronin, a young man with Down syndrome, and his love of colorful and fun socks, or what he calls his “crazy socks.”...
  • Hiring Those w/ Differing Abilities Is Good Business | TED
    Hiring People with Differing Abilities Is Not Altruism, It is Good Business. The United States faces a labor crisis and part of the solution will come from hiring people with disabilities. While...
    John's Crazy Socks Founders John and Mark Cronin Appear on Fox News
    Young Entrepreneur with Down Syndrome John Cronin to Unveil Congressional “Unity Socks” with U.S. Representatives Andrew Garbarino and Tom Suozzi
  • John's Crazy Socks Special Donation at Long Island Hospital - Feb. 9, 2021
    John Cronin of John’s Crazy Socks Thanks Huntington Hospital for Helping Him Recover from COVID-19. John Cronin thanked his healthcare heroes with a donation of more than 100 pairs of socks. People...
    Making Socks & Inspiring People with Differing Abilities
    John Cronin and his dad Mark X. Cronin are the Co-Founders of John's Crazy Socks, a social enterprise with the mission to spread happiness. In just 3 years, they bootstrapped their startup into a...

John and Mark Cronin News

  • New York entrepreneur with Down Syndrome wants to unite Congress through socks

    A New York man with special needs is using his entrepreneurial spirit to unite Congress. John Cronin, the award-winning co-founder of John's Crazy Socks, told "Fox News Primetime" he hopes to end congressional infighting with his creative footwear. Cronin, the first businessman with Down syndrome to win the Entrepreneur Of The Year: New York award, told host Rachel Campos-Duffy his goal is to...

  • John and Mark Cronin Spoke at the U.S. State Department on Issues of Entrepreneurship and Empowering People with Differing Abilities

    John and Mark Cronin, co-founders of John’s Crazy Socks, spoke at the U.S. State Department today and met with economic development and human rights staff. They addressed issues of entrepreneurism and empowering people with differing abilities. The two men are now part of the speaker’s bureau in the State Department’s International Information Programs. “We want to show the world what is...

  • John's Crazy Socks co-founder becomes 1st person with Down syndrome to win major entrepreneurs' award

    John Cronin, 23, co-founder and "Chief Happiness Officer" of John’s Crazy Socks, just won an Entrepreneur Of The Year award and celebrated his huge achievement on "The Story with Martha MacCallum." He’s the first businessman with Down syndrome to win the Entrepreneur Of The Year 2019 New York award. “I am,” he exclaimed about his multihyphenate role: entrepreneur, philanthropist, and...

  • How this 22-year-old with Down syndrome built a multimillion-dollar business off his love of crazy socks

    In a small warehouse in Melville, New York — a town located on Long Island — dozens of shelves of neatly organized bins hold colorful socks featuring every playful print imaginable. There are socks featuring avocados; socks with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s face; socks that look like Vincent Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” painting; socks with sloths.

  • Sock business is booming for man with Down syndrome

    It’s a company with a straightforward mission: Make people happy through socks. The colorful footwear sold by John’s Crazy Socks is certainly unique not only for its designs but also for the person who came up with the company. John Cronin, 21, of Huntington, New York, has Down syndrome — and his company could make as much as a million dollars in revenue before it closes out its first year...

  • Entrepreneur and Self-Advocate With Down Syndrome Speaks at United Nations

    John Cronin, an entrepreneur with Down syndrome, took to the world stage on March 21 as he spoke at the United Nations for World Down Syndrome Day. John brought his message of inclusion and showing what people with differing abilities can do as he and his partner and father, Mark X. Cronin, served as speakers and moderators during the event, sponsored by the United Nations and Down Syndrome...

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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 a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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