Dave Kerpen is a serial entrepreneur, New York Times best-selling author, and global keynote speaker. Dave is the co-founder and co-CEO of Apprentice, a platform that connects entrepreneurs with the brightest college students to solve their biggest business challenges. Kerpen has authored several best-selling books, including “The Art of People: 11 Simple People Skills That Will Get You Everything You Want,””Likeable Social Media: How To Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, & Be Generally Amazing On All Social Networks That Matter,””Likeable Business:Why Today’s Consumers Demand More and How Leaders Can Deliver,” and “Likeable Leadership: A Collection of 65+ Inspirational Stories on Marketing, Your Career, Social Media & More. Kerpen’s latest book, ‘Get Over Yourself! How to Lead and Delegate Effectively for More Time, More Freedom, and More Success,’ is set to be released soon and offers invaluable insights into effective leadership and delegation.
Kerpen is among the most popular writers in LinkedIn’s Influencer program, one of the most-read contributors for Inc.com and has been featured by CNBC, BBC, ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Early Show, the TODAY Show, the New York Times, and more. Additionally, Dave has keynoted at dozens of conferences across the globe including Singapore, Athens, Dubai, San Francisco, and Mexico City.
Dave is the Executive Chairman of Nursing Beat, a healthcare media company for nurses, and is the co-founder and CEO of Remembering Live, a virtual memorial service company.
Previously in his career, Dave co-founded Likeable Media, an award-winning social media and word-of-mouth marketing agency for big brands, with his wife Carrie. In April 2021, Dave and Carrie sold Likeable Media to 10Pearls. Additionally, Dave was the Founder and Chairman of Likeable Local, a social media software company serving thousands of small businesses.
Following Kerpen’s sponsored wedding, which raised over $100,000 including $20K for charity, he and his wife Carrie started and transformed theKBuzz (founded in 2007) into Likeable Media, the only 3-time WOMMY Award winner for excellence from the Word of Mouth Marketing Association (WOMMA) and one of the 500 fastest-growing private companies in the US according to INC Magazine for consecutive years.