2019 McGuireWoods Independent Sponsor Conference

Tim Sanders

Tim Sanders

McGuireWoods and our keynote speaker sponsors, ORIX Mezzanine & Private Equity and Texas Capital Bank, are thrilled to announce Tim Sanders as the keynote speaker for our upcoming 2019 McGuireWoods Independent Sponsor Conference. Tim Sanders is a renowned speaker and New York Times-bestselling author who influenced McGuireWoods’ business development approach and the growth of our independent sponsor initiative.

Tim’s approach to networking advocates the benefits of seeking to help others and not looking to solve your own problems, truly capturing the value of super connectors: “When your point of view is that you meet people to serve, you open more doors, make more friends and build a robust network of people who love you.”

Listed in Inc. Magazine’s “Top 100 Leadership Speakers”, Tim has circled the globe as a keynote speaker at conferences, conventions and corporate meetings, sharing his perspectives, delivering solutions and strategies and changing lives. He is the CEO of Deeper Media, a research and consultancy firm that serves leading global brands, government agencies, and trade associations. Additionally, Tim has served on advisory boards for several startups, including the social reading website Goodreads, which was purchased by Amazon in 2014.

In his spare time, Tim is a prolific writer, and is the author of five books, including the New York Times bestseller, Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence Friends. His publications have over one million copies in print with bestseller status in India, South Korea, Italy, Brazil, and Denmark.

Throughout his career, he’s been on the cutting edge of innovation and change management. Fresh out of graduate school, he was deeply involved in the quality revolution, which disrupted manufacturing in the 1980’s. He joined the cellular phone industry the year it debuted in North America. He was an early stage member of Mark Cuban’s, which had the largest opening day gain in IPO history. He went to Yahoo! when they acquired Cuban’s company for almost six billion dollars and rose to the Chief Solutions Officer position and later was named the company’s leadership coach.

Tim credits his passions of research, critical thinking, and public speaking to his high school days, where he was the captain of the debate team, and then later in college, a national champion. He points to his years of fronting a rock band as the epicenter of his innovative approach to marketing.  

October 2 - 3, 2019

Wednesday, October 2
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Optional Speed Dating Meetings – Location TBD

5:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
Thursday, October 3
The Ritz-Carlton, Dallas, TX
7:30 – 8:15 a.m. Registration and Breakfast
8:30 –  11 a.m. Conference — panels, breakout sessions and networking times
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Keynote Speaker
12 – 4:30 p.m. Conference — panels, breakout sessions and networking times
4:30 – 6:30 p.m. Networking Reception
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