David Nilssen

Keynote Speaker, Entrepreneur and Author

The Future (of work) is Borderless®

I am impressed by David Nilssen’s charisma, empathy, and deep insight. These skills make him an exceptional speaker. He addresses topics rooted in hard-earned experience as an extremely successful entrepreneur/CEO and can communicate these ideas in an engaging and informative...

I am impressed by David Nilssen’s charisma, empathy, and deep insight. These skills make him an exceptional speaker. He addresses topics rooted in hard-earned experience as an extremely successful entrepreneur/CEO and can communicate these ideas in an engaging and informative style. Even as a 3- time CEO myself, I learn something every time I hear David talk.

Randy Wootton

CEO of Maxio

David is a trusted and inspiring speaker who has helped countless business leaders be more successful. He is a fantastic high-energy inspiration to me and countless others, bringing both deep values and fresh perspective to bear.

David is a trusted and inspiring speaker who has helped countless business leaders be more successful. He is a fantastic high-energy inspiration to me and countless others, bringing both deep values and fresh perspective to bear.

Ben Elowitz

Cofounder of Next Level Partners, WetPaint and BlueNile.com

David taps into his own story as well as the stories of entrepreneurs he's supported to create unique and compelling insights. He speaks with the authority of someone who's spent time in the trenches, but with a humor and ease...

David taps into his own story as well as the stories of entrepreneurs he's supported to create unique and compelling insights. He speaks with the authority of someone who's spent time in the trenches, but with a humor and ease that will motivate even the most reluctant entrepreneur to evolve.

Stephen Roche

Former CEO of Walton Enterprises

I was really impressed by Dave. Good speakers empower their audience with practical strategies that yield tangible results. Dave's presentation epitomized this ideal. His delivery was crystal clear, packed with actionable insights, and interspersed with a brilliant sense of humor.

I was really impressed by Dave. Good speakers empower their audience with practical strategies that yield tangible results. Dave's presentation epitomized this ideal. His delivery was crystal clear, packed with actionable insights, and interspersed with a brilliant sense of humor.

Dave Parker

Author of Trajectory: Startup

David Nilssen is a standout speaker! I’ve collaborated with him on more than one occasion and each time, he’s extremely easy to work with. His talks are not only insightful but also actionable, enriched with real-life examples and a touch...

David Nilssen is a standout speaker! I’ve collaborated with him on more than one occasion and each time, he’s extremely easy to work with. His talks are not only insightful but also actionable, enriched with real-life examples and a touch of humor. David's dynamic interaction with audiences and high energy make every session engaging, memorable and have lots of “take home” value that I can implement.

David Anderson

Former Global Chairman for the Entrepreneurs’ Organization

I hired David Nilssen to emcee EO Alchemy 2023, a 3-day educational event for 550 CEOs. The event demanded a skilled emcee to manage numerous speakers and resonate with the audience's energy, leading me to choose David Nilssen for the...

I hired David Nilssen to emcee EO Alchemy 2023, a 3-day educational event for 550 CEOs. The event demanded a skilled emcee to manage numerous speakers and resonate with the audience's energy, leading me to choose David Nilssen for the role. David's performance was extraordinary, seamlessly weaving diverse content and helping us transition to each speaker with precision, energy, and humor. The ratings showed that he made a lasting impression without even delivering a formal keynote. His ability to engage and captivate the audience was pivotal to the event's success!

Matt Sauri

CEO of Wimmer Solutions

I've seen David emcee other events, so I was delighted that he accepted the opportunity to emcee TINYcon, a premier conference in the HR space. He certainly didn't disappoint and "knocked it out of the park!" He drove a seamless...

I've seen David emcee other events, so I was delighted that he accepted the opportunity to emcee TINYcon, a premier conference in the HR space. He certainly didn't disappoint and "knocked it out of the park!" He drove a seamless and engaging progression of the event, enhanced with humorous stories and an infectious energy. In fact, in our feedback forms, we had unsolicited feedback that they loved the emcee. His performance stood out as one of our top speakers! I wholeheartedly endorse him as an emcee or speaker."

David Niu

Founder of TINYcon

David Nilssen did a great job speaking and MCing the event! The energy, passion, humor and knowledge he brought was incredible!

David Nilssen did a great job speaking and MCing the event! The energy, passion, humor and knowledge he brought was incredible!

Dave Wescott

CEO of Evergreen Brands

In a world where change is the only constant, the need for leadership that transcends conventional boundaries is paramount. David Nilssen stands at the forefront of this transformative era, guiding audiences with his visionary approach. As a speaker, thought leader...

In a world where change is the only constant, the need for leadership that transcends conventional boundaries is paramount. David Nilssen stands at the forefront of this transformative era, guiding audiences with his visionary approach. As a speaker, thought leader and emcee, he is unparalleled—engaging with every listener, sparking dialogues, and encouraging a borderless mindset that is essential for growth in our dynamic global landscape. His thought leadership not only challenges but also inspires, setting a new standard for how we think, learn, and connect. With David, it's not just about adapting to change; it's about leading it.

Winnie Hart

Chief Creative Engine at TwinEngine // Thought Leader // Best-Selling Author // Board Advisor // Keynote Speaker, TwinEngine.com, WinnieHart.com

David is an awesome presenter, an expert in his field, and extremely sharp in business. He's really good at making something complex seem really simple, and he's extremely funny too! He had the audience laughing hard “throughout his talk, and...

David is an awesome presenter, an expert in his field, and extremely sharp in business. He's really good at making something complex seem really simple, and he's extremely funny too! He had the audience laughing hard “throughout his talk, and nearly everyone rated him their favorite talk of the weekend!

Mike Arce

CEO & Founder of Loud Rumor

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The Borderless LeaderTM

In this book, set to release in 2024, David Nilssen addresses how key business trends which are accelerating, forcing companies to adapt faster to stay competitive.

He highlights the growing talent scarcity crisis, worsened by demographic shifts, and points out that this is further complicated by the rise of remote work and artificial intelligence. Nilssen also discusses the challenge of maintaining a strong company culture in a remote setting and suggests ways to build a world-class culture regardless to where a team is distributed. While some companies are using this to their advantage, others are struggling to adapt.

Nilssen argues that businesses must redefine their entire talent strategy to remain competitive. Drawing from his experience leading large, remote teams, Nilssen shares insights into how these challenges can be turned into advantages. He concludes that companies and leaders who adapt to these trends will thrive, while those who resist will fall behind.
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