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Brent Gleeson

Brent Gleeson

Navy Seal turned businessman & highly successful US entrepreneur.


North America

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Entrepreneur Brent Gleeson is a former Navy SEAL combat veteran who utilizes the leadership principles learned during his stint in the military to build high-performance teams in the business world. Amongst these principles are such aspects as discipline, leadership, resiliency, and accountability. Using these principles, he has managed to raise millions of dollars for his organization and build winning teams.

After completing tours in different arenas of war, Brent became an entrepreneur, successfully applying the leadership principles learned during his time in the military to build multi-million dollar organizations and repeatedly being named in the Inc.500/5000 list of fastest growing private companies.

Brent sports degrees in finance and economics from Southern Methodist University and an English and History degree from England’s Oxford University. He also has an MBA from the University of San Diago, California.

Besides awards won for his business leadership, Brent was named one of the “Top CEOs” in the October 2013 issue of Entrepreneur Magazine because of his approach to building high-performance business teams.

Amongst his clients, Brent counts such giants as Bank of America Merrill Lynch, PayPal, Nestle, Toronto Raptors, Morgan Stanley, the U.S. Navy, UBS, Lilly, Boeing, and a host of others.

Besides his business dealings Brent has, for the last four years, had weekly columns on Forbes.com and Inc.com with thousands of views and social shares on a weekly basis. His focus is on business leadership, culture, change management, and building teams that get results. He has also featured on a number of podcasts and local and national news and TV channels. These include CNBC, Fox, NBC, TMZ, and Discovery Channel. Additionally, he has starred in a number of reality shows, including Mark Burnett’s NBC primetime hit ‘Stars Earn Stripes’ for which he, and other personalities, were selected to pair with celebrities in a competition to raise money for different charities. He currently has another two television shows in the pipeline.

Brent Gleeson – Speaker

Brent has addressed audiences featuring business leaders, professional athletes, and first responders on a global scale and consulted with hundreds of large and small organizations seeking new ways in which to develop leaders, improve culture, and get results. To this end, he has inspired thousands of people to push themselves further in order to reach goals formerly thought of as impossible.

Keynote Speaking Topics

  • “Last week was a truly great experience for all of the members of the Raytheon C&T Leadership team. I can say that everyone there deeply enjoyed your discussion and that, the presence of someone who has done what you have done was very impactful to the team! Your words grounded us and reminded us all of why it is so important that we give what we do our all. Thank you again!”

    Bradley Whittington. Director of Technology, Raytheon

  • Brent Gleeson “Last week was a truly great experience for all of the members of the Raytheon C&T Leadership team. I can say that everyone there deeply enjoyed your discussion and that, the presence of someone who has done what you have done was very impactful to the team! Your words grounded us and reminded us all of why it is so important that we give what we do our all. Thank you again!”
    5 / 5
  • “Thank you so much for speaking to our global leaders in Hong Kong, Sydney and Singapore. The presentation was riveting and had great takeaways that really resonated with our teams. They are still talking about it!"

    Matthew Koder. President, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Asia Pacific

  • Brent Gleeson “Thank you so much for speaking to our global leaders in Hong Kong, Sydney and Singapore. The presentation was riveting and had great takeaways that really resonated with our teams. They are still talking about it!"
    5 / 5
  • “That was the best and most authentic presentation on values-based leadership and culture I've ever seen. So many speakers just tell stories, but you actually taught us how to improve!”

    Carol Rivetti, President, Affigent

  • Brent Gleeson “That was the best and most authentic presentation on values-based leadership and culture I've ever seen. So many speakers just tell stories, but you actually taught us how to improve!”
    5 / 5

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