Ted Souder is the Head of Industry, Retail at Google, where he has worked for more than a decade. He oversees a team that is tasked with helping some of the world’s largest retailers leverage digital platforms in order to meet the demands of today’s consumer. Prior to his current role, Ted had other sales and operations leadership roles both in Paris and Chicago. Before joining Google Ted worked at ground breaking start ups AOL, Excite and Echo Networks. Ted also worked for 3 NFL teams helping run game day operations.
Outside of the office as an advisor to start-up founders, Ted Souder helps tomorrow’s leaders apply lessons straight from the Google Playbook in an effort to help them reach efficiency and scale as quickly as possible. As a part owner of the Summit of Minds conference and Monthly Barometer newsletter, both based in Chamonix, France, Souder helps convene global leaders from the worlds of business, non-profits, governments and beyond to discuss the biggest issues of the day while also taking the time to focus on health, wellness and building relationships outdoors.
Souder’s vast experience gives him a unique perspective on how organizations and governments today can benefit from taking advantage of the opportunities that come from embracing this change. How “working hard on things that are uncomfortably exciting” can make all the difference in your organization. How getting your employees to focus on “One Simple Thing” can help them live a more balanced life. How “defaulting to open” and “being more transparent” can improve trust and communication. How Google uses “Objectives and Key Results” to help teams organize around the right strategies and tactics.
Whether your need is a full keynote, a fireside chat or round table discussions, Ted Souder, with his humble nature and energetic personality, is flexible and easy to work with. With an engaging, humorous, interesting yet actionable approach, booking Ted Souder is a unique way to inspire and engage organizations, employees, customers and alike.