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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 Cronin is a young man with Down syndrome who co-founded John’s Crazy Socks with his Dad, Mark. In John’s Crazy Socks, the two have created a social enterprise that has both a mission to spread happiness and show what people with differing abilities can do. John and Mark have enthralled and connected with audiences large and small across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The make audiences laugh, cheer, think and sometimes shed a few tears. And they lead to a standing ovation when the two finish speaking.

John and Mark will share how they started with a dream and built it into a business that not only earned $10 million in three years, but changes lives. They will share how a mission driven business connects them with customers, employees and the community. They will show how hiring people with differing abilities is not altruism, but good business. And how it is not enough to just sell stuff, how giving back is essential to their business. Every time this father son duo stands in front of an audience, they change the way people think about those with differing abilities and about their own lives. As one organizer wrote after hearing John and Mark, “You truly spread happiness to all who were in the room last night...”

They are the real deal. John and Mark have testified twice before the U.S. Congress, spoken at the United Nations and been named Entrepreneurs of the Year by EY. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella selected John as one of the ten people who inspired him most in 2018. John and former President George HW. Bush became “sock buddies” and exchanged letters and socks. The former President tweeted out pictures of him wearing John’s socks and wore socks John sent him to honor his wife, Barbara Bush, at her funeral in April 2018. John and Mark will prepare a talk tailored specifically for your event and audience. They will speak with you in advance to ensure that they understand what you want to achieve and what issues you want them to address.

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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...

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  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK John and Mark Cronin?

    Booking fees for John and Mark Cronin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 Cronin is a young man with Down syndrome who co-founded John’s Crazy Socks with his Dad, Mark. In John’s Crazy Socks, the two have created a social enterprise that has both a mission to spread happiness and show what people with differing abilities can do. John and Mark have enthralled and connected with audiences large and small across the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The make audiences laugh, cheer, think and sometimes shed a few tears. And they lead to a standing ovation when the two finish speaking.

John and Mark will share how they started with a dream and built it into a business that not only earned $10 million in three years, but changes lives. They will share how a mission driven business connects them with customers, employees and the community. They will show how hiring people with differing abilities is not altruism, but good business. And how it is not enough to just sell stuff, how giving back is essential to their business. Every time this father son duo stands in front of an audience, they change the way people think about those with differing abilities and about their own lives. As one organizer wrote after hearing John and Mark, “You truly spread happiness to all who were in the room last night...”

They are the real deal. John and Mark have testified twice before the U.S. Congress, spoken at the United Nations and been named Entrepreneurs of the Year by EY. Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella selected John as one of the ten people who inspired him most in 2018. John and former President George HW. Bush became “sock buddies” and exchanged letters and socks. The former President tweeted out pictures of him wearing John’s socks and wore socks John sent him to honor his wife, Barbara Bush, at her funeral in April 2018. John and Mark will prepare a talk tailored specifically for your event and audience. They will speak with you in advance to ensure that they understand what you want to achieve and what issues you want them to address.

John and Mark Cronin Videos

  • 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,...
    John Cronin of John’s Crazy Socks Thanks Huntington Hospital for Helping Him Recover from COVID-19. John Cronin thanked his healthcare heroes with...
  • 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...

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  • 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?

    Booking fees for John and Mark Cronin, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking 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 . The estimated speaking fee range to book John and Mark Cronin for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. 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 Israel Greene, Bethaney Wilkinson, Paula Carozzo, Lydia X. Z. Brown and Zack Gottsagen. 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 Speaker Videos

  • 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's Crazy Socks shows what people with disabilities can achieve
    John Cronin knew he wanted to start a business with his dad after high school but needed a killer idea. Cronin, who is 22 and has Down syndrome, has a passion for colorful outfits and socks that...
  • The Success Story Behind 'John's Crazy Socks'
    John Cronin has never been one to let disability hold him back. The 22-year-old from Long Island, N.Y., was born with Down syndrome, a genetic disorder that causes developmental and intellectual...

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...

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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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