About

Entrepreneur

David Nilssen is the CEO of DOXA Talent which helps businesses to build and scale-up high-performing, borderless teams leveraging talent from across the world. He has over 800 team members and ZERO office space. David has a unique perspective about the future of work and challenges and why business leaders must adapt faster than ever before.

Prior to DOXA, David cofound Guidant Financial which has helped 30,000 entrepreneurs to secure $7B to start or buy a business in each of the 50 states. In 2023, DOXA Talent was honored by INC Magazine as a Power Partner. His companies have been listed as a “Best Place to Work” seven times – including the best business to work for in Idaho in 2023. In 2007, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) named him the National Young Entrepreneur of the Year and his businesses have been included on the Inc 500/5000 list six times.

In 2012, David wrote Making the Jump into Small Business Ownership which is now in its third edition. The release of David Nilssen’s The Borderless LeaderTM’ is highly anticipated and extremely timely, addressing the urgent need for business leaders to evolve to benefit from a dynamically changing talent landscape.

As an investor, David has helped to launch and advise companies in neuropharma, online travel, personal financial management, healthcare tech, digital administration & more.

He currently serves on the Global Board of Directors of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO), DOXA Talent, and Guidant Financial.

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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