Chris Dessi, MS., Founder & CEO of Silverback Social, is a TEDx speaker, personal branding expert, author and keynote speaker. In addition to his latest book, Remarkable You: Build a Personal Brand, and Take Charge of Your Career, he has written two other books. A book about success titled, Just Like You: 24 Interviews of Ordinary People Who Have Achieved Extraordinary Success. In 2012, Chris ‘s debut book titled Your World is Exploding: How Social Media is Changing Everything and How You Need to Change with It shot to #1 on Amazon’s Hot New Releases. He regularly appears on CNBC, CNN, Fox News, Good Day New York, & FOX BUSINESS’s Varney & Co. He has been quoted in Mashable, & has delivered a keynote to the United States Marines aboard the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum. His event the Westchester Digital Summit has been featured in Forbes Magazine. His creative personal branding has been featured in Fortune Magazine. He’s an editorial contributor on Inc.com.
In 2012, Dessi was selected by the Business Council of Westchester’s 40 Under 40 for exemplifying leadership, foresight and a vision for the future of Westchester County, where he currently resides with his wife and two daughters Talia & Olivia. Consistent with his passion for his professional career is the devotion he has to his family. Having never been a runner, he trained to run the New York City Marathon to raise money for the ALS Association after his father was diagnosed with the disease. When the Marathon was cancelled after Hurricane Sandy hit, he took it upon himself to run his own 26.2-mile marathon route in Westchester to honor his father. The story was covered in Sports Illustrated. The disease took his Father’s life on February 3rd, 2015.
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