About Chris O'Leary
O'Leary is a writer, speaker, and consultant in the fields
of innovation, entrepreneurship, and new product
development, sales, and marketing. Earlier on in his career,
Chris contributed to the success of a number of software
start-ups including SalesLogix, maker of the leading
middle-market Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
Chris is now focused on using the lessons he
learned while working in the high-technology industry to
help salespeople, job seekers, non-profits, and others
understand how to get their point across in a short period
of time. Chris is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer at
Washington University in St. Louis.
has recently completed a book entitled
Elevator Pitch Essentials that explains how to get your
point across in two minutes or less. Chris has been interviewed
about the elevator pitch for a number of publications
Inc magazine and Money magazine.
Chris is an entrepreneur himself,
running a small publishing and consulting firm, and lives in
St. Louis, MO with his wife and their four children.