About Aaron Bare

Aaron Bare is a Design-minded Entrepreneur, Thunderbird B.School, Stanford D.School, Singularity grad with experience as an I-Banker, Consultant & Advertising Executive, who has sold 12 companies, & built numerous others as a co-founder, strategist or advisor. Aaron is currently working with WDHB, KAOSPILOT & Hyper Island facilitating companies on Innovation, he is a Lecturer at Arizona State University (ASU) & CTO at Primer Strategy. Aaron was previously EIR at Thunderbird & ASU, CEO of Buzz Mouth, Management Consultant at Accenture & Money Manager at Vanguard.

Aaron started in CyberSecurity in 1995, when the Berkman Center at Harvard launched the first class on Cyber Law. He learned to code in 1995 & in grad school at IU was part of UITS. Aaron continued coding at Accenture & built first website for Culligan & a CRM for Walgreens. Aaron also created over 400 websites, 20 mobile apps at BuzzMouth & 100’s of hours of video content for employers while at JobingTV, CareerTours & Purposely. Aaron is a member of the Society of Fellows at the Aspen Institute, previously with the McCain Institute & Google Ideas on Illicit Networks & Anti-Extremism. Aaron’s work was featured in Wired Magazine’s Danger Room. He is currently enrolled at the University of Oxford in MS in Computer Science. He received his MBA in Global Management from Thunderbird School of Global Management & an MA in Economic Development from Indiana University.

Aaron speaks often about security & disruption through a series of speeches sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation, Global Sales Summit, Tijuana Innovadora & RUSTIC. Aaron’s success & proven performance as a leader in his field garnered him acknowledgement as “35 under 35” Entrepreneurs; “40 under 40” Leaders; also selected as Most Innovative Company of the Year; & featured in the likes of the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Fast Company, and Inc. Magazine. Aaron lives with his family in Scottsdale, he enjoys traveling, sailing & skiing.

Speaking


Aaron Bare has become a prolific voice for Entrepreneurship as part of the Kauffman Foundations Speaker Series. Aaron also speaks on Disruption and often jolts audiences into shock before reviving them with the opportunities that come from change. Aaron Bare customizes presentations, workshops and events for each client, bringing in learning outcomes and making sure we create the desired outcome for the client.

Subjects: Disruption. Innovation. New Business Models. Influence. Execution. Repeatable. Predictable. Scalable. Sustainable.

Testimonials


  • JD’s may be better entrepreneurs than MBA’s.  The talk by Aaron Bare re: entrepreneurial opportunities in the law was motivating!
    Alden Hinds
    JD candidate
  • Aaron’s presentation was intriguing and thought-provoking.  He provided a unique perspective of the future of the legal profession and the impact that technology has had, and will continue to have, in shaping the way attorneys practice law.
    Aaron Boothby
    Federal Society President
    University of Akron
  • Aaron helped Simply Servers develop hiring strategies that helped us recruit quality employees for our unique business model. Then he paired that with the newly formed Jobing TV segment without his help and the help of the Jobing.com team. Aaron is a great at making connections and solidifying relationships!
    Bonnie Bauman
    Operations Manager
    Kool Party Rentals
  • Aaron spoke to a global growth conference for the Russian Science Technology and Education Center and was extremely effective in communicating his ideas about marketing online. I enjoyed his fresh take on internet searching and how to prepare online information both to be found and to impress the right audience.
    Doug Bruhnke
    CEO
    Growth Nation and The Global Chamber
  • Aaron Bare was a great value partner in our recent name change and marketing efforts. He gave us an agenda to follow with timelines as well, to get our project done. We think Aaron Bare is the type of person that everyone would enjoy working with, as well as learning from his vast experience and great wealth of knowledge.
    Marsha Bare
    President/CEO
    CENTERLINE Federal Credit Union
  • I have known Aaron for almost 15 years and he is one of the most dedicated people I have ever worked with. Aaron is focused on building mutually beneficial partnerships and has an exceptional business mind. He also has wide experience in evaluating human performance and has become a leader in this area.
    Mike Reed
    Meeting Consultant
    InterCall
  • Aaron is a big picture thinker, who thrives on creating new ideas and cutting edge technologies. He has the unique ability to also relate these concepts to others with both passion and ease.   I’m always happy to work on projects with Aaron and Buzz Mouth – he fosters a fast-paced and innovative environment.
    Laura Fursman
    Executive Assistant, Blogger, Artist
  • Aaron has the ability to take a complex subject (social media) and break it down to understandable terms (for a 50 year old). I respect not only his expertise in social media but the fact that he brings a wealth of experience from the staffing industry – he “gets” what Duffy does and is effectively massaging the language so potential customers will understand immediately what recruiting research is.
    Kathryn Duffy
    Duffy Group
  • I highly recommend Aaron Bare and Buzzmouth for your marketing needs. They are fun to work with and really go the extra mile to make sure you have what you need, on time and on budget!   I will definitely hire Aaron’s team at Buzzmouth in the future!
    Sara Decker
    Director
    Turning Pointe Wealth Management
  • Though some of the information I have heard before, most of your workshop was newly found knowledge which I am implementing right away. A) I practiced a “question” approach with a potential new customer today, and B) I have made a conscious effort, and have been successful, in not using “but, can’t, or try” even once today. I constantly read/hear successful people saying how their mentors have been instrumental in their success (this is where I would normally use “but”), I have yet to find my mentor. I would love to continue our conversation and explore the opportunity of you becoming my mentor. The refreshing difference that I noticed in your approach is that you have practical advice and suggestions, unlike my experience with business coaches who have a great conceptual ideas. Please let me know what would be the next step for us to proceed.
    Inna
    Startup Entrepreneur
  • Aaron is a dedicated professional who truly understands the concept of serving and not just selling. It’s rare to find someone who “gets it” and then “lives it”
    Rick Stoddard
    Managing Partner, Performance Plus, LLC & Chief Coaching Officer, VP & Regional General Manager
    Process Corporation, Rocky Mountain Region
  • Aaron Bare and JobingTV have been instrumental in the recruitment efforts at St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center. Their outstanding ability to present the St. Joseph’s spirit in each of our Jobing TV segments has been phenomenal.
    De Anne Russell
    SPHR, Manager – Arizona Service Area Talent Acquisition and Employment Branding
    Dignity Health
  • In August, 2012, Aaron Bare presented and facilitated a dialogue on “Disruption Influences on Leadership and Innovation” to our annual corporate strategic planning retreat.  Aaron’s presentation style is comfortable and conversational, yet provocative and stimulating.  His interaction with our team left us full of ideas, and wanting more!  Our firm is committed to deploying our “energy and ideas for a better world”.  Aaron talked about how “disruption is innovative leaders being the change they see in the world.”  We have embraced his ideas and are using them to bring as we seek to inspire positive social change and create a better world. We highly endorse Aaron as an outstanding presenter, thinker, entrepreneur, and innovator.
    Richard Tollefson
    President
    The Phoenix Philanthropy Group
  • Aaron redefines time and energy every day. He has the ability to implement when others are just thinking about reading more on an idea. He is a true pioneer that has courage and spirit to venture into the unknown; it is these qualities that make him a superb entrepreneur and leader. I have had the pleasure of working with Aaron on many projects in our MBA and now continue to work with him on mobile business applications. In addition to his boundless energy for creation he sees connections between social networking, marketing and sales that drive efficiencies in turning leads into customers. I would say that he is a genius in the social marketing area.
    Shawn Seaton
    MBA, Strategic IT thinker and implementer who solves complex application, infrastructure, people or project issues
  • Aaron Bare’s presentation about the dynamics of the marketplace and our potential as entrepreneurs opened an entirely new set of possibilities for us. Welded to legal theory, we too easily forget about the reality of business and the dynamics beyond the staid examples of our hypotheticals. Law cannot possibly keep up with changes in technologies and global markets. Success will require vigilance for opportunities and a tolerance for risk. Mr. Bare’s fresh presentation breathed fresh thought into our law school, a perspective we direly needed.
    Nicholas Chidiac
    President
    Federalist Society, George Washington University
  • As a marketing major, I always think about how I can utilize both my business degree and the law degree, and your lecture opened my eyes to things I never considered before. Thank you!
    Sangduk Simon Lee
    Student
    Lewis & Clark University
  • Aaron Bare, in one word ~ brilliant. He has already proven time after time he can create, grow, and turnaround businesses generating millions in long term revenue and relationships. He truly thrives on taking one genius idea, organizing a plan, and focusing on execution — all while changing the world!
    T.J. Loftus
    Biz dev, internet marketing consultant, web entrepreneur
  • I just wanted to say thank-you again for speaking at the event at McGeorge School of Law on Monday. I had excellent feedback from students who were encouraged by your presentation. These days especially, law school can become an environment where discussions about careers become dreary, discouraging, and full of doomsday predictions. It was exciting to see students energized about what they can accomplish and how to accomplish it. I am sure future leaders of the Federalist Society at McGeorge would love to welcome you back.
    Courtney Martin
    President
    Federalist Society at McGeorge
  • Aaron is the perennial entrepreneur. His ability to generate new ideas and processes was instrumental and inspirational while we worked together. He and I became good friends because of his great work ethic, exceptional demeanor and incredibly enthusiastic attitude towards work and life. I learned quite a bit from Aaron in the short time we were colleagues and I look forward to learning more from him as a friend in the future.
    David Gallello
    Senior IT, Operations and Marketing Expert
  • Aaron Bare developed a Custom Disruptive Workshop for Coca-Cola’s Largest Cross-Functional customer team.  This 3-day program included disruptive innovation sessions, how best to organize disruption, and used change to align the entire team on accountabilities & goals that would drive results. He was able to disrupt the way the organization was traditionally thinking by introducing several techniques that will enable the team to become change agents, while deploying several new meaningful projects that will drive the team’s collaboration, team strengths, and focus based on the customer & Coca-Cola’s objectives. He provided an environment that allowed our associates to understand the speed of change, the skills & capabilities required to be an integral part of our customer’s growth, and gained the alignment of the team to commit to each other to be their ‘best’.    It was a huge home run for our team and the outside thinking was just what we needed….
    Cathy Horgan
    VP, The McDonald’s Division, USA
    The Coca-Cola Company
  • There are very few actual movers and shakers with a vested interest in the Phoenix community who have a solid intelligent background and grasp on business at a high level. Aaron is one of those rare individuals. I met Aaron many years ago on a plane and was impressed from the start. I have had the pleasure of working with him throughout the years on projects, and have also had clients and colleagues who have had the same pleasure with amazing results. Aaron is top notch!
    Amanda Vega
    Social Media, PR, and Compliance Nerd with 20 years experience. CEO, Published Author, Professional Speaker
  • Aaron Bare’s presentation spoke to the technological push in every industry and the need for lawyer’s to adapt, encouraging participant’s to consider new issues, and move the legal field into the technological age.  Aaron’s unique perspective and forward thinking approach throw participant’s into the chaos of disruptive influences, bringing it full circle by introducing new and innovative ways of considering technology and the legal field.
    James Devereaux
    President
    Federalist Society Chapter, William & Mary School of Law
  • Aaron was employed by our Credit Union Board of Directors to assist in the process of choosing a new name for our organization.  We were evaluating 3 different organizations to assist in this process and choose Complete Strategies. He was very professional and knowledgeable in all facets of the process. I would highly recommend him his work to others.
    Don Bregin
    Principal
    First Data Independent Sales Electronic Payment Services
  • Aaron is focused on the needs of the client, delivering what was promised or more. He is consistent and innovative. He works hard to present the client in a way that is both distinguishing and exemplar.
    Rebecca MacTavish
  • I had the opportunity to work with Aaron on multiple projects during our EMBA program. Aaron immediately stood out as an individual with innovative ideas, exemplary business acumen, and a great knowledge of social media. Aaron has always taken the time to share his wealth of knowledge with the members of our class and has inspired the creation of entrepreneurial ventures because of it. I highly recommend Aaron Bare.
    Robert Vega
    Marketing/Digital Strategy Consultant
    Southwest Kidney Institute
  • I invited Aaron to present to a ‘C’ Level group of executives on Disruption and its impact on business models and leadership. He succeeded in making a number of us uncomfortable with both the speed and scope of change across a broad swath of hard product and digital verticals.  Aaron was knowledgeable, engaging, balanced and gave our group many compelling examples of the forces driving business model challenges, along with some solutions derived from creative adaptation. Fast decisions, trial and error pivots and business model changes (while also limiting the risks of huge bets), along with technologies ‘simplifying’ force offered important insights for our group and particularly powerful takeaways.
    Bruce Black
    M&A Advisor
    Fox & Fin Financial Group
  • Aaron is a truly innovative, high energy entrepreneur. He has a great grasp of how to own and grow businesses coupled with a kindred spirit for commerce. I look forward to working with him again in the near future.
    Kyle Stanton
    EE, MBA, President
    Titus Innovations Inc.
  • I recommend Aaron highly, and especially appreciate his ability communicate effectively and to find positive solutions to some of my business challenges.
    Valerie Simpson
    Small Business Consultant, Efficiency & Productivity Consultant
  • Aaron has strategic cunning and great business acumen. His leadership skills are his most obvious strength.
    Jack Wu
  • Thank you for making this understandable and actionable. Enjoyed the evening.
    Stephanie
    Startup Entrepreneur
  • Aaron Bare’s insightful intellect helps audiences better understand the disruptive nature of social media and the negative and positive impacts on their lives.  His insights allow them to leave with a deeper understanding of the challenges they face in these rapidly changing times and the tools and resources necessary to not only compete, but succeed!
    Jeff McKeever
    CEO
    MicroAge and WPO Disruption Chair
  • Aaron is a true networker. He is continuously striving to connect people for mutual benefit in a friendly and positive way. His efforts extend the people he works with and creates new opportunities for many. I am happy to have Aaron Bare in my personal and business network.
    Bill Gluth
    Creative Thinking for Exceptional Businesses
  • Aaron provided me a great overview of products to help me in my career and provide additional contacts I was looking for. Aaron was very easy to work with and extremely responsive on all issues!
    Michael Dendinger
    Senior Manager, Strategic Supplier Management
    NuVasive
  • It was such a pleasure meeting and hearing you speak on Thursday at the ASU event about pitching and all of the little elements that truly make a difference when doing so.
    Claudia
    Student
    Arizona State University
  • Thanks for the seminar today at BLS! Some very interesting ideas on how technology can/will change the legal profession.
    Jed Bernstein
    JD Candidate
    Brooklyn School of Law
  • Your presentation amazed me. The whole time you really had me at the edge of my seat.  Aaron I know that you mentioned that you wanted to be surrounded by people that don’t want to live life just as it is. If there is anyway I could become one of those people in mentorship, or helping in any area. Your talk impressed me and to have even a few moments of your time would help me 10x. The two hour presentation has already boosted me 100 times more than I would have been.
    Dylan
    Startup Entrepreneur
  • Comments about Aaron Bare’s presentation have become viral on our campus. The students quickly and easily identified with him. The faculty and staff have continued to discuss his talking points with the students. The campus is in full buzz with phrases and descriptions that include: ‘Inspiring’ ‘Motivational’ ‘A career maker’ ‘I can’t stop thinking about his comments’ ‘I will be an entrepreneur’ Aaron is THE Entrepreneurial MAN!
    Dr. Jeffrey Walls
    SPHR
    Indiana Institute of Technology
  • Mr. Bare came to Florida International University to speak about entrepreneurship generally, and how to be disruptive in the legal field.  By disruptive, he meant changing how things are done in the legal field and learning how to capitalize on those changes. The most important thing that I took from Mr. Bare’s presentation was that it is vital to become an expert in something.  Really, it is less important what that something is, just so long as you are an expert somewhere.  From there, all that remains is to find out how to capitalize on that expertise.  Essentially, Mr. Bare helped us realize that no matter what you are an expert in, somebody somewhere will need that expertise.  Therein lay opportunity. Overall, I thought Mr. Bare was fantastic.  He is among the more interesting speakers we have had the opportunity to host this academic year.
    Philip Howard
    Federal Society President
    Florida International University
  • Buzz Mouth! What can I say! Aaron Bare has molded Buzz Mouth into THE cutting edge entity for helping businesses and individuals breakthrough and occupy the space they covet by delivering the right message at the right time with the right tool to targeted audiences. Buzz Mouth has harnessed a unique mix of social media, brand positioning and collaborative consulting which is unmatched by others in the business arena today. Aaron and Buzz Mouth were invaluable in helping to put Brand Aspirations on the map. Why wait for 2020, when you can be there now with Aaron and Buzz Mouth!
    Stephen F. Horgan
    CEO
    Founder Brand Aspirations
  • I have had the pleasure to know Aaron for several years and finally see him at work providing expert guidance and services to one of my businesses. His knowledge and expertise is unsurpassed and he is very enjoyable to work with on a project.
    Tom Fulcher
    The Idea Gardener LLC
  • Just attended a motivating lecture from @aaronbare at BLS. The legal world needs to innovate and keep pace with technology!
    Kristen Dufour
    JD Candidate
    Brooklyn School of Law
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