JOSH LINKNER – TOP FINANCE KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Finance is a field that goes far beyond administration. At the core, CFOs, Controllers, VPs of Finance, and other financial leaders are in place to help make better decisions and drive financial performance. So when it’s time to select a keynote speaker for your upcoming event, you need to make sure the ROI is substantial. You need someone who can energize and transform; inspire and elevate. A proven leader and CEO for over two decades, Josh Linkner will help you drive meaningful outcomes with his extensive experience and unique perspective in hyper-growth leadership and finance.

In addition to being an award-winning entrepreneur, Josh Linkner is a venture capitalist. As the founding partner of Detroit Venture Partners, he has significant depth of knowledge and experience in the financial arena. He understands the language, thought-processes, and best practices of the finance function and has worked with CFOs, bankers, and investors on numerous complex financial transactions. Accordingly, Josh has the experience to not only fire up your team, but also to drive real results for your audience. Unlike other speakers who lack real-world experience, Josh brings decades of financial management and performance to the stage.

Linkner has delivered powerful keynotes for many finance-related events. He’s given talks for large accounting firm, CFO conferences, banking events, insurance and risk management conferences, and even public-sector finance events. He is an ideal fit for audiences of financial professionals, since he brings a balance of practical finance experience combined with the drive and creativity of entrepreneurship.

With extensive, personal, and direct experience as a proven leader, there is no better choice for a keynote for you upcoming event. Linkner’s deep knowledge of finance trends and best practices, combined with real-world experience as a veteran CEO, makes him the ideal keynote speaker for your group.

“THE MESSAGE ABOUT CREATIVITY AND INNOVATION WAS EXCELLENT. IT WAS CLEAR, WELL RESEARCHED AND ENGAGING. YOUR USE OF STORIES, FACTS AND HUMOR MADE THE TIME FLY.”

– BILL EMERSON, CEO, QUICKEN LOANS

“YOUR PRESENTATION WAS PHENOMENAL. I’M LEAVING TODAY WITH RENEWED ENERGY, IDEAS AND ENTHUSIASM.”

— ERICA OPPENHEIMER, ASSOCIATED FINANCIAL GROUP

“ENTERTAINING AND ENLIGHTENING.”

— JULIAN HUA, VISA

The Top 10 Reasons Josh is the Perfect Keynote Speaker for Your Finance Event

  • 10. Relatable – With 20+ years as an active CEO, he’s a proven business leader with deep real-world experience.
  • 9. Engaging – Josh’s talks are interactive, fast-moving, and entertaining. Your audience will be fully engaged and leaning forward.
  • 8. Unique Perspective – As a four-time tech entrepreneur, professional-level jazz musician, venture capitalist, and rebuilder of his hometown of Detroit, Josh brings a fresh and compelling perspective.
  • 7. Real Takeaway Value – Your audience will leave with meaningful tools, frameworks, and techniques that can be immediately applied to real-world finance and CFO challenges.
  • 6. High Energy / Inspiring – Josh’s enthusiasm consistently inspires audiences. Guests will depart fired up, energized, and ready to reach new heights.
  • 5. Visually Stunning – You wont see bullet point lists or text-heavy screens with Josh. Instead, audiences are dazzled with high-resolution photography, energizing HD video clips, memorable props, and gorgeous visual transitions.
  • 4. Captivating Stories – Concepts are delivered through rich story telling — not boring professorial directives. Emotionally-charged stories help the audience retain key points while enjoying a highly entertaining experience.
  • 3. Zero Drama – No outrageous demands. No diva-like requests. Instead, Josh is professional, accommodating, and easy to work with at every step.
  • 2. Custom – Instead of a ‘canned’ speech, Josh takes the time to learn about your organization, audience, and key objectives. His presentation will be on-point, relevant, and customized to your specific needs.
  • 1. High Impact – Josh will make every minute count. Your audience will be moved and inspired while gaining practical tools to improve their performance. He will do whatever it takes to ensure your event is a roaring success.