Speaker Profile

Gary Vaynerchuk
Chief Executive Officer / VaynerMedia

Gary Vaynerchuk is the chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company and the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients across the company’s four locations. Mr. Vaynerchuk is a highly sought-after public speaker, five-time New York Times bestselling author and a prolific angel investor, with early investments in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo and Uber. In 1978, Gary and his family immigrated to the United States from Belarus in the former Soviet Union. When Mr. Vaynerchuk identified the internet as a landgrab opportunity in the late 1990s, he transitioned his father’s local liquor store into one of the first e-commerce platforms for alcohol in the country. Renaming the business to Wine Library, he grew his father’s company to $60 million in sales through “underpriced attention,” including the impact of content, e-commerce, email marketing and Google AdWords. Afterward, Gary began his own journey of producing original business content as the voice of entrepreneurship online. Today, he has more than 12 million combined followers across social media. Gary is also the host of #AskGaryVee, a business and advice Q&A show online, as well as The Gary Vaynerchuk Audio Experience, a global top-10 business podcast.