Dan Schawbel

Dan Schawbel

Dan Schawbel is the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm. He is the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success (St. Martin’s Press).

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2006 Bentley University , BS , Marketing

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Dan Schawbel is the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, a Gen Y research and consulting firm. Dan is a leader and supporter of his own generation, as well as a world renowned career and workplace expert. He is the author of the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling book, Promote Yourself: The New Rules For Career Success (St. Martin’s Press), which is a #1 Barnes & Noble business bestseller and was named the “career book of the year” by the Chicago Tribune. His first book, Me 2.0: 4 Steps to Building Your Future, was a #1 international bestseller and was named the #1 career book of 2009 by The New York Post. Combined, his books have been translated into 15 different languages and are used as textbooks at many schools including Stanford University, Boston University, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and The University of Texas at Austin. Both bestsellers were published before Dan’s 30th birthday.

Dan is the founder of the Personal Branding Blog, a Forbes ”Top Website for Your Career” and ranked as the #1 Job Blog by Careerbuilder. It has been read by over 4 million professionals, in 228 different countries, and is the most syndicated career resource in America, with partnerships including Yahoo!, AOL, Biz Journals, Entrepreneur Magazine and Business Insider. He is a columnist at both TIME and FORBES, a syndicated columnist at Metro US, a former BusinessWeek columnist, and has contributed to the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes Magazine, The Guardian, Inc., Entrepreneur, The Globe And Mail, and numerous others. In total, he has written over 1,000 articles covering the workplace, careers, Gen Y, social media and personal branding.

He’s spoken at some of the world’s most prestigious companies including Google, IBM, Time Warner, Ericsson, CitiGroup, McGraw-Hill and Siemens, as well as some of the most notable schools, including Harvard Business School, Stanford, Cornell and MIT. In addition, he’s spoken at major conferences such as SHRM, ASTD, HCI and The Conference Board and shared the stage with everyone from Seth Godin to Ice-T. Dan was named to the Inc. Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2010, the Forbes Magazine 30 Under 30 List in 2012 and the Forbes Top 20 Social Media Influencer List in 2013. BusinessWeek cites him as someone entrepreneurs should follow and Details Magazine cited him as one of five Internet gurus that can make you rich. He recently made Business Insider’s Top 40 Innovative People Under 40 list along with Mark Zuckerberg and Marissa Mayer.

Dan has interviewed over 1,300 people in his career, from celebrities (James Franco, Jessica Alba, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rachael Ray) to CEOs (Deloitte, Virgin, Google, Discovery, Pixar, Twitter, Instagram, Whole Foods, SAP, Contain Store) to thought leaders (Malcolm Gladwell, Tom Peters, Jim Collins, Clayton Christensen, Michael Porter) to politicians (John Kerry, Colin Powell, Donald Rumsfeld) and even an astronaut (Chris Hadfield). In addition, he interviewed David Karp (founder of Tumblr) for the cover of Forbes Magazine.

He has been featured in over 1,000 media outlets such as “The Today Show” on NBC, “Street Signs” on CNBC, “The Nightly Business Report” on PBS, “Fox & Friends” on Fox News, ”The Willis Report” on Fox Business, “In The Loop” on Bloomberg TV, People Magazine, The Economist and Wired Magazine. Dan has helped companies like American Express, NBC Universal, Ernst & Young, Deutsche Bank, Oracle, Fidelity and Monster better understand his generation. To date, he’s published 17 research studies that have been covered in over 300 media outlets including The New York Times, NBC, CNN, USA Today and Men’s Health. His work has also been cited in over 50 books, including Marketing 3.0 by Philip Kotler and The Facebook Effect by David Kirkpatrick.

In 2007, Dan co-created one of the first social media positions in a Fortune 200 company, EMC. He is a founding member of the Young Entrepreneur Council. Dan lives in New York, NY and graduated Magna Cum Laude from Bentley University in 2006.