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.

Clyde Fessler, Business Trends Speaker

Clyde Fessler

    Consultant and Motivational Speaker
Full Bio
Fee Range

$10,000 - $15,000

Travels From

Colorado

Clyde Fessler

Clyde Fessler

Clyde Fessler, the retired Vice President of Business Development for Harley-Davidson Motor Company played an integral part in their dramatic turnaround for over the 24 years.

Fessler joined Harley-Davidson in 1977 as the Advertising and Promotions Manager, and soon was promoted to Director of Marketing Services.  In that position he lead the establishment of Harley Owners Group, which now has over 1,000,000 members and is the largest enthusiast club in the world.

As General Sales Manager in the early 1980s, he established new policies and programs, many of which are still in effect today.  As Director of Licensing, Clyde created a new business that has received national recognition enhancing the brand to the general public as well as adding substantial financial value to Harley-Davidson.

As Vice President of General Merchandise, he repositioned the rider accessory department and led the MotorClothes team from $20 million in annual sales to over $100 million in a period of five years.

As Vice President of Motor Accessories, he developed the plan and strategy that doubled the business in three years and tripled it in five years.

In the role as Vice President of Business Development, Clyde played a key role in developing strategic direction for the company, developing the rental program, and “The Rider’s Edge” safety training program.

Clyde is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame.  He served on the Board of Trustees for the American Motorcycle Association and the Motorcycle Safety Foundation.  He also served as an active liaison between the Muscular Dystrophy Association and Harley-Davidson … a relationship that has generated over $71 million in donations since 1981.

Clyde retired from Harley-Davidson in early 2002 and is now active as a consultant and motivational speaker.  He enjoys fulfilling his dreams by exploring the world on one of his four Harley-Davidson motorcycles, with his wife, Joan.

To book Clyde Fessler call Executive Speakers Bureau at 901-754-9404.

  • Competing Against The Giants of the Industry
  • Developing Marketing Strategies 
  • Building a Brand
  • Acheiving Success through Creating Business Partnerships
  • Success through  Corporative Innovation
  • People: Your most Competative Advantage
  • Training/Learning:  The Competative Edge
  • Thinking Outside the Box
  • Bonding with your Customer
  • Harley-Davidson –The American Icon
  • The Harley- Davidson Turnaround Story
  • Building Teams for Success


Speaking Topics:

Related Speakers

Vijay Govindarajan, Business Trends Speaker

Vijay Govindarajan

Chris Riddell, Futurist Speaker

Chris Riddell

Award Winning Global Futurist

Doug Grady, Business speaker

Doug Grady

Catalyst

Dan Quiggle, Crisis Management Speaker

Dan Quiggle

Authority on Leadership

David Burkus Speaker

David Burkus

Author of Under New Management

Anderson Cooper, Media Speaker

Anderson Cooper

Emmy Award-Winning News Anchor

Bob Prosen, Peak Performance Speaker

Bob Prosen

Business Expert for Business Leaders

Olivia Fox Cabane, Branding Speaker

Olivia Fox Cabane

High Potential Leadership Development

Jason Young, Organizational Skills Speaker

Jason Young

Former Senior Executive at Southwest Airlines

Irv Rothman

Irv Rothman

A giant and a pioneer in the world of corporate leasing and capital finance.

Dr. Martin Seligman, Leadership Speaker

Dr. Martin Seligman

Psychologist and Speaker on Happiness & Well-being

Arthur Levitt, International Speaker

Arthur Levitt

Securities and Exchange Commission

Reviews

Testimonials

"I've worked with Richard and ESB for many years and he's always able to deliver for us. He works hard to meet your speaker goals within the ..

Chem Dry

"Angela is the best!!! I can always count on her honest feedback about speakers. She helps me look like a hero to my company!"

Testimonials | Medtronic | Executive Speakers

"ESB continues to deliver great options for us as we plan our event each year."

Testimonials | Arkansas Heart Hospital | Executive Speakers

“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
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