Dan Schawbel, recognized as a “personal branding guru” by The New York Times, is the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding. He is the author of the #1 international bestselling book, Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future, now in 13 languages. His second book, Promote Yourself: The New Art of Getting Ahead, will be released in 2013 by St. Martins Press. Dan is the founder of the Personal Branding Blog, the former publisher of Personal Branding Magazine, a columnist at both TIME and FORBES, and has been featured in over 1,000 media outlets, such as Wired Magazine, PBS Nightly Business Report, and ELLE Magazine. He’s spoken at Google, NBC Universal, McGraw-Hill, Harvard Business School, MIT, Time Warner, IBM, and CitiGroup. Dan was named to the Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2010, the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2012, and BusinessWeek cites him as someone entrepreneurs should follow on Twitter.
Bill Connolly is a Vice President of Millennial Branding. He has worked with the company since 2010, and has assisted on a variety of initiatives, such as crafting the corporate service offering, cultivating relationships with event sponsors, and developing the Gen-Y research portal. He has consulted for several clients in the branding space, and has interviewed such luminaries as Martin Lindstrom, Ali Velshi, and Jonathan Fields. His research interests focus on the changing corporate, personal, and societal culture for members of Gen-Y. Bill is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Bentley University, and has previously worked with such brands as National Grid, Cumberland Farms, Citigroup, TJX and Fidelity Investments. Bill enjoys engaging different audiences on the topic of Gen-Y, and has presented to thousands of students, young professionals, and executives. He has spoken at organizations like NASA, where he presented a branding program to increase youth excitement in the space program, and at international conferences, including the Center for Academic Integrity where he discussed the state of academic and professional integrity in the Gen-Y demographic. Follow him on Twitter: @billconnolly.