Aaron D. Bare is a former Ad Man turned Entrepreneur & Facilitator, who has sold 12 companies, and built numerous others as a co-founder, business strategist and/or advisor. Aaron is currently working with Purposely, Arizona State University and the School for Visual Arts Design in Social Innovation to design purpose driven education that creates Entrepreneurs. Aaron is also busy Facilitating and Speaking on disruption around the world for a variety of organizations. He is former Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Arizona State University, Thunderbird School of Global Management and Arizona Commerce Authority. He is former Chairman of the Board and CEO of the National Association of Sales Professionals, the World’s Largest Sales Association and Founder of Buzz Mouth, an international digital and business strategy firm. Aaron also worked closely with storied brands including Facebook, Nike, Disney, Google and Microsoft in his past. Aaron is associated with Google Ideas now Jigsaw, a Think/Do Tank and works globally with several organizations seeking to disrupt Violent Extremism and Illicit Networks’ movements. His work is highlighted in Wired Magazine’s Danger Room and recently participated in McCain Institute’s Sedona Forum, on how to promote freedom and democracy.
Aaron speaks often about disruption through a series of speeches sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation and to conferences such as the Global Sales Summit, Tijuana Innovadora, the Russian Science Technology and Education Consortium, Hyper Island, Startup Conferences and Fortune 500′s such as Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. Aaron’s success and 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; and, featured in the likes of the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Fast Company, and Inc. Magazine. Aaron was a former management consultant with Accenture and a money manager with the Vanguard Group.
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