Top business keynote speaker for hire Mark King is a longstanding executive of Adidas North America. From June of 2014 – June of 2018, Mark served as the President of Adidas North America. Prior to this role, he held leading offices in Adidas’ golf company TaylorMade where he served as President from 1999-2002 and CEO from 2002-2014. Mark has been praised as a true agent of change in company structure and success. He sparks innovation, transforms company cultures and builds teams driven to outwork their competitors for success. His invigorating and inspiring keynote speeches have made him one of the most requested and enjoyable business speakers on the speaking circuit.
Mark is a transformative leader, propelling huge turnarounds for the companies he works with. Under his leadership at TaylorMade, he personally led an incredible rate of company growth as sales climbed from $300 million to over $1.7 billion annually. In 2015, Mark was named as one of the 50 Most Influential People in Sports Business by the Sports Business Journal. After taking over the reigns of Adidas North America in 2014, the “Turnaround King” did not slow down. Adidas doubled their market share in just under 3 years and tripled sales in 4 years!
Mark says great companies aren’t about brands or products, or even strategies. The only thing that allows a company to sustain success over a long period of time is the quality of people you have and the environment you create. Mark’s care for the people and the world around him doesn’t stop at his own companies. As an acting member on the Board of Directors for the V Foundation, Mark has raised over $200 million for cancer research. In addition, he personally raised over $10 million towards the OneKind Foundation, positively impacting kids in Uganda, India, South Africa and across the United States.
As a business keynote speaker, Mark, among many other lessons, states: “Let people make mistakes and let them fix it. It’s the best way we learn,” as well as: “Don’t fear failure. Have fun. Take risks.”
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