Verne Harnish, the "Growth Guy" vharnish@gazelles.com
BIOGRAPHY: Verne is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” and WEO’s “Advanced Business” executive program both held at MIT.  Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company, Verne has spent the past 30 years educating entrepreneurial teams.  The “Growth Guy” syndicated columnist, he’s also the Venture Columnist for Fortune magazine. He’s the author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits which is endorsed by over 100 CEOs of mid-size companies and is published in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Serbian, Polish, Dutch, German and Spanish.  Verne also chairs annual Growth Summits in North America, Australia, Europe, and Latin America and continues to teach in t he MIT-based executive program he founded and the “Taipan: Making of Asian Giants” program he co-chaired for 10 years.  He also led the first delegation of young entrepreneurs to Mainland China.  Residing in Barcelona, Spain, he’s married with four children and enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.