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Upcoming Events

  • August 15, 9:00 a.m. Entrepreneur Addiction Podcast Interview
  • September 7, 8:30 a.m. Association for Corporate Growth
    Connecticut Chapter Keynote
    Stamford, CT
  • September 13, NINTH Semi-Annual Conference For Middle-Market Private Equity & Mezzanine Investors & Lenders Best Practices for Overseeing Private Equity Portfolio Companies New Perspectives, New Tools For Driving Growth & Ensuring Profitability
  • September 13, 12:45 p.m. Capital Roundtable Conference
    Overseeing Portfolio Companies Panelist
    New York, NY
  • September 26, 8:30 a.m. Virginia Association of Realtors
    Annual Meeting Keynote
    Williamsburg, VA
  • October 11, 8:45 a.m. Automotive Services Association
    Annual Conference Keynote/Workshops
    New Orleans, LA


Dick Cross’s Keynotes and Workshops are not for everyone. While entertaining and spiked with humor, they are not “leave them rolling in the aisles” kinds of events. They are thoughtful and at time even fractious, but always uplifting and encouraging. Straightforward message about what works and doesn’t in running mid-tier organizations. Because doing that well is important business. The most important business we do.

Keynote Speaking & Workshops On Unlocking Hidden Greatness

For 20 years Dick Cross and The Cross Partnership Ltd. have unlocked hidden greatness in mid-tier businesses. Eight-times as a “hands-on” turnaround CEO for private equity owners. Over one hundred times as advisors, consultants, board members and trainers for private equity and independent owners.

Dick also was the President of Fenway Holdings and is now a Partner in Alston Capital Partners.

With the Best Selling New Release of Just Run It! Running an Exceptional Business Is Easier Than You Think, Dick is now speaking widely on his proven methods and lessons learned.

His messages are practical, entertaining and a head-on challenge to many norms. But they are also easy to understand, easy to put into use and immediately effective…and open new pathways for lifetimes of fascinations with perfecting the job of running a business, an investment portfolio, a division, a project, a not-for-profit or even a family.

Current Speaking Topics

The Greatest Question Never Asked
“How Do You Run A Business?” Why never asked? Because no one expects an answer. In this edgy keynote Dick demystifies this most important determinant of business success with simple, proven methods that audiences can use the very next day to be more effective in their jobs at the tops of their organizations.
Your Business On The Back of an Envelope
It’s that simple? In this fast moving message Dick leads audiences through an immediately credible and adoptable model that reveals the points of leverage and how to exploit them to unlock the hidden potential in both investor-owned and independently-owned businesses.
Character At The Top
The ways most people handle themselves at the top don’t work any more! Extreme support from today’s social workforce requires a new principle for how to handle yourself at the top. In this thought provoking message Dick lays out nine underpinnings for compelled followership.
“Dick Cross’s capacity to distill outwardly complicated concepts into comprehensible, value-creating, active steps is rare. Read the book… you’ll learn something and be entertained.”
-Peter Lamm, Fenway Partners
With over 30 years of experience, Dick Cross has perfected his framework from managing from the top. Routinely, he is chosen to speak at annual conferences and similar events about his method.

Recent Keynote Speaking Events

Virginia Council of CEO’s Conference – Richmond, Virginia
Chyten Educational Services Annual Conference – Boston, Massachusetts
BASF International Sales Conference – Chicago, Illinois
BB&T Annual Automotive Aftermarket Investors Conference – New York, New York
Mitchell International Automotive Group Annual Conference – San Diego, California
IBIS Annual Conference Germany – Berlin, West Germany
CARSTAR Annual Conference – The Homestead Resort
Boston Harbor Alliance Annual Fundraiser – Spectacle Isl. Massachusetts
New England Commercial Realtors Annual Conference – Boston, Massachusetts

Speaking Requests

To schedule a speaking engagement, please contact:

Rusty Shelton
Shelton Interactive

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