Tim Leberecht is a German-American author, entrepreneur, and consultant with 20 years’ experience in marketing leadership roles in the US and Europe. He is the founder and CEO of Leberecht & Partners, a firm that helps leaders and organizations with their vision, story, and transformation. Tim is the author of the international bestseller, The Business Romantic (HarperCollins, 2015), that has been translated into eight languages to date.
Before launching Leberecht & Partners, Tim most recently served as the chief marketing officer of NBBJ, a global design and architecture firm specialized in healthcare and workplace design, with clients from Amazon, Google, Samsung, to Tencent. From 2006 to 2013, he was the chief marketing officer for renowned product design and innovation consultancy Frog Design.
Tim’s writing on marketing, design, and innovation appears in publications such as Harvard Business Review, Entrepreneur, Fast Company, Forbes, Fortune, Inc, Psychology Today, and Wired. He has spoken at venues including TED, The Economist, DLD, SXSW, Thinking Digital, the Silicon Valley CEO Summit, and the World Economic Forum. His TED Talks “3 Ways to (Usefully) Lose Control of Your Brand” and most recently “4 Ways to Build a Human Company in the Age of Machines” have been viewed by almost 2.5 million people to date. Tim served on the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Values from 2011-2016. He is the co-founder and co-curator of the 15 Toasts dinner series and The House of Beautiful Business.