901-754-9404
My List0

We've now made it easier for you to research and save your favorite keynotes speakers. Click on the + sign to add a speaker to your Speaker List and email your favorites to colleagues and friends.

Frits van Paasschen, Disruption Speaker

Frits van Paasschen

    • Seasoned Global Executive
    • Former CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts
    • Former CEO of Coors Brewing Company
Fee Range

Please inquire

Travels From

Connecticut

Former Starwood CEO Frits van Paasschen at Skift Global Forum 2016

Former Starwood CEO Frits van Paasschen at Skift Global Forum 2016

Frits Van Paasschen: Thriving In Business | Mad Money | CNBC

Frits Van Paasschen: Thriving In Business | Mad Money | CNBC

Frits van Paasschen is a seasoned global executive and the author of The Disruptors’ Feast, an Amazon #1 Bestseller. His thirty years of experience inside global companies has afforded him a unique perspective on the current trends that are impacting business around the world. Frits shares his deep understanding of the forces that are disrupting the status quo to help businesses evolve and thrive in changing environments.

Frits served as CEO of Starwood Hotels and Resorts from 2007-2015. Before that, he spent three years as CEO at Coors Brewing Company. Frits also held several management positions at Nike, ultimately becoming Nike’s President of Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Prior to working for Nike, he worked in finance in Disney’s Consumer Products Division. While Frits has a long history of executive roles, his career began in management consulting. At The Boston Consulting Group and McKinsey & Company, he primarily served retail and consumer clients.

Advising on strategic direction is a passion of Frits’ and he has served on a variety of boards throughout his career. He has been a Non-Executive Director at Barclays (FTSE) and as a member of the Board of Directors of two NYSE-listed companies, Jones Apparel and Oakley. While at Nike, Frits served as Chairman of the European-American Industrial Council, and he later served on the boards of the U.S.-India and U.S.-China business councils. For several years, he was a member of the board of the Center for Environmental Leadership in Business at Conservation International.

Frits holds a BA in Economics and Biology from Amherst College and an MBA from Harvard Business School. At Harvard, he was also a Teaching Fellow in Economics. Originally from the Netherlands, Frits holds dual U.S. and Dutch citizenship. A passionate traveler, he speaks five languages and has visited more than 110 countries. In his free time, he enjoys endurance sports, including marathons and triathlons. He has been married 25 years and has three children.

To book disruption speaker Frits van Paasschen, contact Executive Speakers Bureau at 901.754.9404.

The Disruptors' Feast: How to Avoid Being Devoured in Today's Rapidly Changing Global Economy

Virtually everything about the way people live and do business is changing faster than ever before. Digital technology, global development, urbanization, and business disruption represent both a major opportunity and a threat in the global economy. Although individuals and organizations are aware that the world is changing, most are ill-equipped to face this level of disruption and volatility. This keynote is based off of van Paasschen’s bestselling book by the same title. This is a unique look into the trends that are shaping the world of the future, and a guide on how to avoid being eaten alive in a world that is changing exponentially. Frits’ experiences uncover the forces that are disrupting the status quo and driving change, and illustrate how the stage is being set for even greater disruption. In this keynote, Frits will reveal what individuals and organizations can do to prepare for this change and how to stay relevant in a tumultuous environment.

Inspiring Change and Giving Hope in the Exponential Age

We are all drowning in data and starved for wisdom in the hyper connected, competitive world. The Disruptors’ Feast by Frtiz van Paasschen is more than a business book. It is full of wisdom about how our lives are being transformed by technology and disruption. In a lively and intimate style, Frits van Paasschen draws on his experience as a global business leader to offer organizations advice on how to prepare for, and even thrive in, the exponential age while inspiring change and instilling hope in his audience.

Customized Advising on Strategic Direction Workshop

Frits van Paasschen is a seasoned global executive and the author of The Disruptors’ Feast: How to Avoid Being Devoured in Today’s Rapidly Changing Global Economy. Advising on strategic direction is a passion of Frits’. His thirty years of experience inside global companies has afforded him a unique perspective on the current trends that are impacting business around the world. In this highly customizable presentation, van Paasschen will share his deep understanding of the forces that are disrupting the status quo to advise your businesses or organization on how to evolve and thrive in changing environment.

Speaking Topics:

Related Speakers

Barbara Corcoran Speaker

Barbara Corcoran

Featured on ABC's The Shark Tank

Bob Higa, Management Speaker

Bob Higa

Illuminating Current Business Issues with his Magic

Jeff Davidson, Time Management Speaker

Jeff Davidson

Work-Life Balance Expert

Rafe Offer, Speaker

Rafe Offer

Marketing

Karyn Buxman, Stress Management Speaker

Karyn Buxman

Author and Co-Founder of The World Laughing Tour

Harvey Mackay, Customer Service Speaker

Harvey Mackay

Speaker and New York Times #1 Bestseller

Steve Cadigan Speaker

Steve Cadigan

Former VP Talent at LinkedIn

Mike Hoefflinger, speaker

Mike Hoefflinger

Director of Global Business Marketing

Chuck Martin, Communications Speaker

Chuck Martin

Leading Business Strategist

Shep Hyken, Entertainment Speaker

Shep Hyken

NSA Hall of Fame Speaker

Carla Harris Speaker

Carla Harris

Vice Chairman

John Blumberg, Employee Retention Speaker

John Blumberg

Author and Certified Professional Speaker on Leadership

Testimonials

“I am banging my head against the wall right now for all the times I have done this without using Executive Speakers Bureau. This ..

Clorox Client

"The conference was an immense hit – we certainly raised the bar in our company on how conferences are planned and executed. You and yo..

Testimonials | Benchmark Global Hospitality | Executive Speakers

"Johnny Cupcakes was a hit last night! Thank you both so much for all of your assistance through this process, it has been such a positi..

Johnny Cupcakes | Testimonials | Executive Speakers

"You all were awesome to work with and helped make my life easier when planning these events. Thanks so much!” 

 

Testimonial

"Thanks so much for working on this engagement with us. It’s been a very pleasant experience. We will definitely include ESB in our sea..

Testimonial

"They have booked me to speak at events for over a decade and their professional approach and client focus is unmatched in the industry. I am..

Garrison Wynn, Sales Speaker

"Thank you, both, for making last night possible! You have been such a Joy to work with and I appreciate everything you did for us! I can't s..

Salvation Army

Our bank has held an annual business and economic conference for the past 9 years.  We have worked with Executive Speakers every year an..

I’ve used the services of a number of speakers bureaus in the past. However, my current experience working with the Executive Speakers ..

I want to thank you for all of your assistance you and Jenny were wonderful. If it had not been for you sending me suggestions I would not ha..

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Need Suggestions? Have Questions?

Call to discuss how we can you help find the right speaker(s) for your organization.

Get Ideas in 1 hour or less

Executive Speakers Bureau consistently receives praises about our speed and efficiency. From the beginning of your event planning, our extensive online speaker database and resourceful staff allow us to quickly equip you with the best speaker for your event.

Need a last minute speaker? No worries. Our speed and efficiency help us give you ideas for speakers in one hour or less.

Please fill in information below