Verne Harnish

Founder of the Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization (YEO) and the Association of Collegiate Entrepreneurs

Verne Harnish

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The Young Entrepreneurs’ Organization (YEO) and the Association of Collegiate Entrepeneurs (ACE), Verne Harnish is founder and CEO of Gazelles, Inc. and the Mast of Business Dynamics (MBD) program, focused on helping firms implement tools for handling the complexities that come with growth. Named one of the “Top 10 Minds in Small Business” by Fortune Small Business Magazine (FSB), he appeared on the cover of the Dec/Jan 2002 issue of the magazine. A frequent writer and columnist, he writes for as”The Growth Guru” and authored the cover story for the September 2001 issue of FSB. His new book Mastering the Rockefeller Habits: What You Must Do to Increase the Value of Your Fast-Growth Firm, was released in April 2002 and has been translated into several languages. Verne has served as an advisor to CEOs of emerging growth firms for nineteen years.

Verne serves on the board of the New York city based National Foundation for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) and chairs the renowned MIT/Inc./YEO “Birthing of Giants” executive leadership program. He also chairs the leadership program for the prestigious Top 40 Under 40 Awards in Canada and helped launch in 2002 a new executive program in Malaysia entitled “Taipan, the Making of Asian Giants.”

Verne is the co-creator and presenter of CareerTrack’s Implementing Total Quality Management program, audio, and four volume video series; and was a certified presenter for Tom Peters’ In Search of Excellence and developer/presenter for his Liberation Management programs. He is also the author and presenter of the audio and video series Controlling Interruptions and a two volume series on Creativity and Innovation.

From leading the first delegation of young entrepreneurs to the People’s Republic of China to spearheading a U.S. Department of Education major summary report for The White House, he is as comfortable in a government or non-profit setting as he is working with entrepreneurs and corporate clients. Given his expertise in the field of entrepreneurship, he has appeared on several national television and radio programs including Smart Money, CBS News, and Nation’s Business Today; and appeared in sotries in over one hundred magazines and newspapers including Forbes, Inc., and The Wall Street Journal.

Verne has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. He is married to Julie and has a 6 year-old son Cameron and a 3 year-old son Cole. Hobbies include piano, tennis, and magic as a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Honors include National Leader of the Year for Omicron Delta Kappa (Leadership honorary organization) and one of the first two recipients of the National Laureate Award for Leadership by Tau Beta Pi (Engineering honorary organization).

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