Ed Rigsbee, is frequently called the “bottom line speaker with a heart!”
He is the President of Rigsbee Research and is a nationally recognized expert on strategic alliances and organizational strategy. He has authored three successful books on collaboration:
- The ROI of Membership-Today’s Missing Link for Explosive Growth
- PartnerShift-How to Profit from the Partnering Trend
- Developing Strategic Alliances
- The Art of Partnering
- Kids. Parents & Soccer
With more than 2,000 published articles to his credit, Ed is a regular contributor to business, trade and professional publications throughout North America. Ed has been an adjunct professor for both the Universities of California at Santa Barbara and California Lutheran University. In the mid-1990s, Ed served as a trainer for the Dun & Bradstreet Foundation, delivering full-day seminars across the USA. Ed’s natural gift is the ability to quickly synthesize information, cut through the unnecessary garbage, and deliver timely valuable insight.
Ed has real-world experience too–yes he does! His work experience ranges from washing cars, sweeping floors, and cleaning restrooms–to retail management, distribution sales & management, and owning a manufacturers representative firm. Today, Ed consults with organizations of all sizes on business growth through strategic alliances, strategic marketing, and organizational strategy.
Besides his speaking, writing and consulting activities, Ed enjoys snow skiing and scuba diving. Ed and his wife Regina have two sons, Ryan and Jonathan. They have been happily married (well, most of the time) since 1974. Ed is also the executive director of an IRS recognized 501 (c) (3) public charity that is committed to fun, wisdom, philanthropy and cigar smoking. Ask him about it after today’s program.
By now, you are probably thinking, “What does this mean to me?”
He’s got some great ideas on how we can collaborate to build our businesses and do better in our personal lives. Ed will help us to elevate our business relationships and connections from Ordinary to Extraordinary! Let’s give Ed a warm [insert your organization’s name] welcome.