Brian Rashid is a professional speaker, writer, and trainer with a deep understanding of the convergence of accelerating technology and how it will impact, disrupt, and create the future of work over the next 5-10 years around the world. As an international keynote speaker and trainer, Brian focuses on how we identify and utilize innovation and technology to create sustainable professional opportunities and businesses we enjoy. Utilizing his access to the top thought leaders, economists, and policymakers, his talks identify current and future trends in employment and entrepreneurship for millennials.
Brian is a weekly writer in the leadership column at Forbes Magazine and the Huffington Post. He also served as the Chief Correspondent for the Innovation for Jobs (i4j), a think tank founded by Vint Cerf, ‘Father of the Internet,’ and David Nordfors, founder of the Center for Innovative Journalism and Communication at Stanford University.
Brian is proud to have delivered his message and training to executives, managers, teams, and employees at companies like Linkedin, Salesforce, KPMG, Credit Suisse, Citigroup, Intel, Novartis, and more. He has also spoken at universities, bar associations, and non profits in both the United States and Latin America.
Brian is also the founder of the international training company, Silicon Valley International, which helps entrepreneurs, executives, and companies refine their message, pitch investors, and become master storytellers. His work has helped his teams raise $300 million of investments across the US, Latin America, the Middle East, and Europe.
He is fluent in Spanish and holds a Law Degree from the City University of New York. Prior to moving to San Francisco, Brian worked on Mayor Bloomberg’s re-election campaign where he led volunteer training and recruitment in Washington Heights and West Harlem. He subsequently remained in Mayor Bloomberg’s Administration as a speechwriter and special assistant to Commissioner Jonathan Mintz at the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs.
Brian is a TEDx speaker and author of the book, “It’s Your Hour: Mastering Public Speaking in 60 Minutes”.