Mission
When the perfect speaker is in front of the right audience, a kind of magic happens where organizations and individuals improve in substantial, long-term ways. eSpeakers exists to make this happen more often.

Vision

eSpeakers is where the speaking industry does business on the web. Speakers, speaker managers, associations, and bureaus use our tools to organize, promote and grow successful businesses. Event organizers think of eSpeakers first when they want to hire speakers for their meetings or events. eSpeakers is a global business with much of its revenue coming from outside North America.

Values

  • Integrity
  • Customer-first
  • Innovation
  • Reliable systems
  • Win-win
  • Relationships

Our Story

Art Berg, our founder, had an idea, and like most of his ideas, it was big. He was a professional speaker who’d been working successfully for many years when he noticed that all a great speaker needed to thrive was the chance to do what he loved. He felt that if speakers, trainers, and coaches all over the world could build and manage their business on simple, powerful technology, they’d have the time and energy they needed to grow their speaking careers to new heights.

As the Internet became the way we all do business, eSpeakers provided for another need in the industry: a way for event organizers to easily find the perfect speaker, among thousands, for each audience they are responsible for. The eSpeakers Marketplace technology lets us and our partner directories help meeting professionals all over the world connect directly with speakers for great engagements.

Several years later, thousands of successful speakers, trainers, and coaches use eSpeakers to build their businesses and manage their calendars. Thousands of event organizers use our directories every day to find and hire speakers. We like to think Art would be pleased. We’ve built our technology on years of research and development alongside leading speakers, trainers, coaches, event organizers, speaker bureaus, and speaker management companies. Our tools are built for speakers, by speakers, to do things that only purpose-built systems can.

Art Berg, CSP, CPAE

1999

Founders Art Berg, CSP, CPAE, and Dave Reed release EventPro, the first version of our event management platform.

2002

The industry is in shock with the news of the sudden passing of Art. Joe Heaps joins Dave Reed to continue Art’s vision of using technology to help speakers grow their speaking careers to new heights.

2014

eSpeakers Marketplace launches, making it easy for event organizers to find, connect and hire speakers online.

2020

eSpeakers releases the Certified Virtual Presenter certification to help speakers and event organizers connect under the COVID-19 pandemic.

Event Organizers

Let eSpeakers Marketplace take the risk out of choosing your next speaker. Watch preview videos and read reviews from verified past clients to make sure you’re getting the perfect presenter.

Use the eSpeakers Marketplace to connect directly with a single speaker, or group-contact filter through candidates quickly.

Associations, Speaker Bureaus and Organizations

If you’re an organization that reaches a group of speakers or a group of people who use speakers — why not help them connect?

The amazing technology that makes the eSpeakers Marketplace directory work so well is available to you. Put your brand on it and help event organizers and speakers in your sphere find each other and delight audiences.

Speakers, Trainers and Coaches

Successful speakers use eSpeakers to help the right audiences find them. eSpeakers’ deep connections throughout the meetings industry make it the perfect place help buyers and sellers connect with each other.

Want to delight your customers? Performing at least 25 engagements per year? Run your business with the industry’s only business calendaring system designed by busy professional speakers.

Our Team

Dave Reed

Co-founder, Partner & Chief Technology Officer

Joe Heaps

Partner & Chief Marketing Officer

Amber Shelby

Speaker Sales Manager

Mark Hobson

Lead Developer

Roxy Snyder

Marketplace Sales Manager

Tesha Nielsen

Customer Service Manager

Jill Heaps

Certification Manager

Caitlyn Shelby

Social Media/Sales Assistant

Ben Alyk

Customer Service/Product Testing

Caelan Huntress

Director of Virtual Training