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Craig Yarde

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Craig Yarde Biography

Craig Yarde has done exactly that! Here's a businessman who built a hugely successful company from the ground up using his own innovative management style. And now he shares his philosophy and winning concepts with other business owners and senior executives.

In 1976 in Bristol, Connecticut, Craig started Yarde Metals in a small basement room of his home. With $1,000 from the sale of his motorcycle, he began brokering metal over the phone. A year later, partnering with his brother, Bruce, the company moved into a small rented factory. In 1986, the company needed an 85,000 SF facility. But by mid-2003, Yarde Metals was in need of much larger facilities - that's when they moved into the current corporate offices and plant, a state-of-the-art 500,000 SF facility in Southington, CT. Today, between the headquarters and nine service centers (in New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Florida and three towns in New York), Yarde Metals boasts over 600 employees - or as Craig refers to them, associate "owners" - and conducts business in Europe and Asia, representatives in Korea and China.

From a $1,000 investment to a $400 million business, Craig credits his management style for the revenue-generating machine that his hard-working, loyal team of associates creates every day. Craig's effective management style, known as Corporate Leveling, has four basic principles:

LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD - treat all associates with equality and respect OPEN THE BOOKS - share company financials and strategy with everyone SHARE THE PROFITS - let everyone have a piece of the pie WOW YOUR ASSOCIATES - create an ideal workplace with lifestyle amenities Craig is passionate about his messages. His eye-opening, thought-provoking and energizing programs help other executives in their quest to build winning companies. Craig knows that minimizing stress, maximizing communications, and creating a positive and appreciative environment for all team members will make a company an "employer of choice," as well as profitable and productive.

Craig is available for keynotes, breakout sessions and workshops on topics such as:

Developing a Winning Corporate Culture Opening the Books & Educating Your Team Creative Ways to Keep Satisfied & Motivated Employees Building Consensus and Getting Commitment Executing Plans & Keeping Promises

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  • How do I book Craig Yarde to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Craig Yarde 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 Craig Yarde, 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 Craig Yarde or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Craig Yarde

    Speaking fees for Craig Yarde, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Craig Yarde are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Craig Yarde, 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 Craig Yarde speak about?

  • Where does Craig Yarde travel from?

    Craig Yarde generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Craig Yarde’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Craig Yarde 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 Craig Yarde 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 Craig Yarde 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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Craig Yarde Biography

Craig Yarde has done exactly that! Here's a businessman who built a hugely successful company from the ground up using his own innovative management style. And now he shares his philosophy and winning concepts with other business owners and senior executives.

In 1976 in Bristol, Connecticut, Craig started Yarde Metals in a small basement room of his home. With $1,000 from the sale of his motorcycle, he began brokering metal over the phone. A year later, partnering with his brother, Bruce, the company moved into a small rented factory. In 1986, the company needed an 85,000 SF facility. But by mid-2003, Yarde Metals was in need of much larger facilities - that's when they moved into the current corporate offices and plant, a state-of-the-art 500,000 SF facility in Southington, CT. Today, between the headquarters and nine service centers (in New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Florida and three towns in New York), Yarde Metals boasts over 600 employees - or as Craig refers to them, associate "owners" - and conducts business in Europe and Asia, representatives in Korea and China.

From a $1,000 investment to a $400 million business, Craig credits his management style for the revenue-generating machine that his hard-working, loyal team of associates creates every day. Craig's effective management style, known as Corporate Leveling, has four basic principles:

LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD - treat all associates with equality and respect OPEN THE BOOKS - share company financials and strategy with everyone SHARE THE PROFITS - let everyone have a piece of the pie WOW YOUR ASSOCIATES - create an ideal workplace with lifestyle amenities Craig is passionate about his messages. His eye-opening, thought-provoking and energizing programs help other executives in their quest to build winning companies. Craig knows that minimizing stress, maximizing communications, and creating a positive and appreciative environment for all team members will make a company an "employer of choice," as well as profitable and productive.

Craig is available for keynotes, breakout sessions and workshops on topics such as:

Developing a Winning Corporate Culture Opening the Books & Educating Your Team Creative Ways to Keep Satisfied & Motivated Employees Building Consensus and Getting Commitment Executing Plans & Keeping Promises

Craig Yarde Videos

  • Yarde Metals History and Four Minute Tour with Craig Yarde ...

FAQs on booking Craig Yarde

  • How do I book Craig Yarde to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Craig Yarde 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 Craig Yarde, 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 Craig Yarde or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Craig Yarde

    Speaking fees for Craig Yarde, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Craig Yarde are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Craig Yarde, 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 Craig Yarde speak about?

  • Where does Craig Yarde travel from?

    Craig Yarde generally travels from Please Contact, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Craig Yarde’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Craig Yarde 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 Craig Yarde 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 Craig Yarde 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.

Craig Yarde is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Craig Yarde for your event is available upon request. Craig Yarde generally travels from and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Carol Muratore, John Evans, Bill Sinunu, Joseph Grenny and Rolfe Carawan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Craig Yarde for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • Yarde Metals History and Four Minute Tour with Craig Yarde ...

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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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