What is a Thought Leader?

A Thought Leader

Thought-LeadersWe throw terms around everyday. Many times, we have no idea what we mean, even if they have a nice ring to them. One of those is a “thought leader.”

A thought leader is an individual or firm that is recognized as an authority in a specialized field and whose expertise is sought and often rewarded. It was first coined in 1994 by Joel Kurtzman, editor-in-chief of the Booz & Co magazine Strategy & Business, and used to designate interview subjects for that magazine who had business ideas which merited attention.

Thought leaders are the informed opinion leaders and the go-to people in their field of expertise. They are trusted sources who move and inspire people with innovative ideas; turn ideas into reality, and know and show how to replicate their success.

Just like a great idea, thought leaders are not just filled with ideas. They take the ideas and make sure they become a reality – somewhere, somehow.

Dave Geipel
Marketing & Digital Transformation Leader
Marketing & Digital Transformation Leader with a passion for business and revenue generation.

Sales & Marketing Leader and proven entrepreneur with MBA and over fifteen years business experience leading sales teams, developing new products & services, launching marketing campaigns, marketing platforms and new business ventures. Engaging, consumer-savvy, highly organized and results-oriented marketer with proficiency in developing sales and revenue generation systems. Strategic thinker with strong analytical and intrepreneurial skills who moves projects from the idea stage to completion. Looking for a new opportunity.

– Marketing Leader and Executive focused on big data, analytics and sales/marketing automation to facilitate desired outcomes.
– Founded mobile application/ IoT / marketing technology and customer engagement SaaS Platform – QWASI, Inc. (qwasi.com)
– Launched a real estate company from an MBA research project to success story – Home Marketsite (hmsre.com)
– Mastered the omni-channel retail business model spending a decade in various key ecommerce sales & marketing management roles – QVC, Inc. (qvc.com)

Always on lookout to discuss the next big thing or just network. Let’s connect.
~ David Geipel

DISCIPLINES: CRO, CMO, COO, Digital Marketing, Branding, Product Development, Entrepreneurship, Leadership, Product Management, Business Strategy, Operations, Mobile Marketing, CRM, Salesforce.com, Marketing Cloud, Mobile Applications, Operations, Sales and Business Development.

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