Disruption Out of a Box: How I Turned a Shoebox into $12 Million!!!
A world-renowned expert in business growth, disruptive technology and innovation, Keith implements story-based leadership to share his experiences on success through communication, attitude, team building and empowerment. Mr. Herman, founder of IPA Equities, is a serial entrepreneur and advocate for disruptive and innovative blockchain technologies. He has owned and created more than 50 businesses in 6 different industries primarily in the fields of technology, finance, media and real estate. During the course of his business ventures, notable partnerships have included Citigroup, Merrill Lynch, Chase, National Life Group, Private Venture & Equity Funds, and Family Offices. Additionally, he has architected, incubated and successfully scaled more than 10 startups. Over the course of his illustrious career, he has raised over $500 Million for his ventures and represented more than 200 technology companies. Cumulatively, they raised hundreds of millions of dollars and forged countless strategic partnerships with funding sources and major global corporations, both public and private. In aggregate, he has been involved in over $2 Billion of transactions. With a unique ability to create strategic partnerships for strategic advantage and to attract capital for scaling businesses, he utilizes debt and equity to leverage capital to consistently produce returns far in excess of industry standards. He also has years of leadership experience acquiring, managing and leading top talent. Mr. Herman is highly sought after internationally to speak on the topics of Leadership, Business Growth, Disruptive Blockchain Technologies, Cryptocurrency, Investing, Raising Capital, Private Equity, Venture Capital, and Startups. He presents to various audiences including fortune 100 & 500 companies, prominent Founders, C-Level Executives, VC & PE Firms, Family Offices, Developers & Professionals. He also regularly sits as a judge for tech startup pitch competitions alongside VCs, PE Firms and Tech Development Firms. Mr. Herman engages with forward thinking technology companies interested in changing people’s lives and facilitating positive change in the world. He is available for select business engagements, as an advisor, worldwide speaking engagements and as a startup judge.