SPEAKER INTRO (to be read by the emcee) / short version
Jay Wilkinson is the Founder of Firespring, a marketing firm that works with companies and nonprofits that focus more on their “why” than on their “what.” Firespring serves more than 9,000 clients in all 50 states and on 6 continents. In 2014, it became Nebraska’s first B Corporation, joining the likes of TOMS Shoes and Patagonia as a company that leverages business as a force for good. In 2016, Firespring was featured in Inc. Magazine as one of the 50 Best Workplaces in America and Jay’s TEDx talk on company culture has more than 1 million views.
Today, Jay spends the majority of his time helping nonprofit organizations leverage their mission and deepen their impact. You may have spotted him on CNN or other cable networks… or read about his company in Forbes or the Huffington Post. Or it’s quite possible that you’re meeting Jay for the first time today. In any case, you’re in for a real treat. Please give a warm welcome… to Jay Wilkinson.