How’s your elevator pitch? Chris Westfall has created multi-million dollar revenue streams for companies on four continents, with innovative new strategies on leadership communication. As the US National Elevator Pitch Champion, he’s helped clients to land on Shark Tank, Dragon’s Den, and Shark Tank – Australia. A consultant to financial leaders and Fortune 100 companies, he’s helped entrepreneurs to launch a broad array of businesses, and successfully re-branded products and services around the globe. Working with thousands of business leaders, he’s helped launch over 50 companies, while raising over $100 Million (and counting!) in investment capital. He’s coached teams to victory in the Intel Global Capital Conference, the Harvard Executive MBA Pitch Competition, and the Rice Business Plan Competition 2016 (the largest and most lucrative pitch competition in the world). He regularly contributes to Forbes.
Chris’ clients include HP, Cisco, Old Dominion, Unilever, DISCOVER Card, Great American Insurance, The Jewish Federations of North America, American General Insurance, Transwestern, EY and many more.
Focused on the leaders of tomorrow, Chris has worked with a number of universities across North America, including Texas A&M, Ball State, The University of Pennsylvania, SMU, The University of Chicago, and dozens of others. An award-winning MBA instructor, his latest book is called Leadership Language the follow-up to the best seller, The NEW Elevator Pitch. He’s the publisher of six other books – find out more at westfallonline.com
Chris Valletta is an award-winning entrepreneur, author, media contributor, TEDx Speaker and former NFL Player. With a passion for using athletic-performance principles to achieve business success, Chris has developed an established track record of launching and scaling several multi-million dollar ventures. He is the Co-Founder and General Manager of MISSION, the global leader in Cooling and Heat-Relief Innovations for active consumers, and author of “Team WORKS!,” a book that converges athletic principles with business success. Serving entrepreneurs as well as companies of all sizes, Chris is a sought-after speaker for top-tier universities, professional development programs and business teams looking for an edge in their performance.
Chris received his Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication/Rhetorical Theory and Political Science from Texas A&M University and completed the Executive Program in Entrepreneurship from Harvard Business School. He serves an Entrepreneur in Residence for the McFerrin Center for Entrepreneurship at Texas A&M, a Representative at Large for the Association of Former Students and serves on the Board of Directors for the Texas A&M Lettermen’s Association. He has served as an Advisor to the NFL and Commissioner Roger Goodell on issues of personal-conduct policy revisions and overall brand strategy. He is a regular independent contributor to Fox News, Fox Business, CNN and MSNBC on matters related to business, workplace performance, entrepreneurship and athletics.
Chris is married to Liliana Gil Valletta, CEO of CulturIntel and CIEN+, a Big-Data Analytics and Marketing Firm. With a passion for American History, Chris is a collector of a broad range of historical and political memorabilia, including over 200 military-issued pocket Bibles carried by soldiers on the front lines during every American conflict.