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Todd Buchholz


San Diego, California, USA

Trend Forecaster & Global Economics Expert

As a frequent commentator on the state of the markets, Todd Buchholz brings his experience as a former White House Director of Economic Policy, Managing Director of the $15 billion Tiger hedge fund, and Harvard economics teacher to the cutting edge of economics, fiscal politics, finance, and business strategy.  He is widely sought for his depth of experience, sharp wit and honest, entertaining delivery. He puts global politics and financial markets into perspective and offers a positive understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing today’s markets.

Keynote Speeches

Virtual Keynotes & Webinars
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Prosperity Ahead – or Not?

The economy never sleeps, and neither can your business. Todd shows you the forces that will determine whether the economy climbs higher and what it means for you.

Key Takeaways:
• Discover how demographics, technology, and globalization are reshaping the economy and our future.
• Pinpoint the signs of stock market rallies, and the warning signs of slumps.
• Identify the political pressures on trade, debt, and interest rates from the U.S. to the E.U. to China.

4 Ways to Conquer a Business Crisis

Key Takeaways:
• Find out how companies like Disney, Johnson & Johnson, and Audi bounced back from near-fatal hits to their bottom line.
• Discover whether your company should invoke the “Clean Sweep” or “Big Bet” strategy to win back customers.
• Learn whether the economy will bounce back with a V-shaped, U-shaped, or W-shaped recovery, and how to adjust.
• Position your company to be, not just a survivor but a beneficiary of the economic rebound ahead.
• Target the customers and entities that can spend the most—soon.

How to Compete in a Global Economy

Never before have businesses felt such pressure to compete. Plentiful jobs and low borrowing rates sound great, but how do you keep motivated workers? Sales may break records, but can firms raise prices when their costs go up? Customers seem ready to jump to a competitor, while Millennials and Generation Z challenge marketers. How can your company thrive in a quickly changing global economy?

Key Takeaways:
• Learn how the “scissors economy” cuts costs while creating new opportunities.
• Explore the ways to build customer loyalty even when facing unforeseen circumstances.
• Find out which countries offer the best opportunities for investment and expansion.

Behavioral Economics Can Work for You

People matter. The economy is not an Excel spreadsheet stuffed with numbers. And humans don’t respond merely to data. Our brains yearn for excitement. Psychological forces can move financial markets and product markets quicker and further than anything else. Find out how to harness these forces in 60 minutes.

Key Takeaways:
• Explore how generational differences impact your workplace and your customers.
• See how psychology shapes financial and customer choices.
• Learn the three words that most excite your employees, investors, and clients.

Finding Hope in World Politics

While the daily news tends to focus on the “crisis of the day,” Todd puts the world in perspective, showing you where progress is taking place and what you need to pay attention to. Start pursuing tomorrow’s opportunities today.

Key Takeaways:
• Take a world tour to the “hot spots” that are on the cusp of economic and political change.
• Understand how presidents and prime ministers – from Washington to Beijing to New Delhi– make crucial decisions.
• Learn how globalization has lifted hundreds of millions out of poverty while sparking protests about Brexit, big banks, and NATO.

New Ideas from Dead CEOs

Every great – and not-so-great – CEO wrestles with new challenges. By examining the brilliant CEOs who launched and led revolutionary businesses, Todd shows you the most important lessons that your company can use to anticipate trends, conquer inertia, and open up fresh opportunities for profit.

Key Takeaways:
• Discover the entrepreneurial secrets that launched McDonalds, Sony, Estee Lauder, and Apple.
• Find out why Ray Kroc, Steve Jobs, and Sam Walton conquered their competition.
• Apply the brilliant and motivational lessons of the greatest CEOs to your business today.
• Examine whether now is the best time to lock in financing and where around the globe are the best opportunities.

Audience reviews:

  • Todd Buchholz was just amazing. His energy, effervescence and educational material was just what we needed to kick-off the Conference.

    - PricewaterhouseCoopers
  • I honestly can not say enough good things. Todd stole the show and people raved about him

    - IMB DB2 Information Management Software

Speaker Biography

Previously featured alongside such luminaries as Colin Powell, Ben Bernanke, and Jeff Bezos, Todd Buchholz has guided corporate and political leaders around the world. He is a frequent guest on ABC News, PBS, and CBS, and CNBC, where he hosted his own special. The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times frequently feature him and he is wildly praised for his examination of economics, business and entrepreneurship in the context of global society. His commentaries were closely read by officials at the Federal Reserve, Bundesbank and Bank of England.

Before joining Tiger, Todd was President of the G7 Group, Inc, an international consulting firm whose clientele included many of the top securities firms, investment banks and money managers in New York, London, and Tokyo, including Goldman Sachs and Morgan Stanley. From 1989 to 1992 he served at the White House as a Director for Economic Policy. Todd won the Allyn Young Teaching Prize at Harvard and holds advanced degrees in economics and law from Cambridge and Harvard. He was a fellow at Cambridge University, holds several engineering and design patents, and is a co-producer of the Broadway smash “Jersey Boys.”

Todd is the inventor of the Math Arrow, a mathematical matrix that makes numbers more intuitive to children.  Martin Cooper, widely recognized as the inventor of the cellular phone, has called the Math Arrow “ingenious.” Todd has authored numerous critically acclaimed and best-selling books, many of which he has developed into successful lectures and speaking events. His books have been translated into a dozen languages and are used in universities worldwide, including at Harvard, Duke, and Princeton.