Brian Rashid is an international keynote speaker and the CEO of a Life in Shorts, a branding, digital media, and communications company. With offices in New York City and Medellin, Colombia, he works with big brands like Intel, Linkedin, Twitter, Credit Karma, KPMG, Cisco Systems, Credit Suisse, as well as small businesses and entrepreneurs. He helps them create personal and professional brands that sell. With his pulse on modern day digital marketing and media, his clients have impacted their audiences in bigger ways than ever before by clarifying and leveraging their stories.
Brian also advises startup companies refine their message, pitch investors, and become master storytellers. His work has helped his teams raise $400 million of investments across the US, Latin America, the Middle East, and Europe. He has advised more than 100 companies over the last 5 years.
Prior to starting A Life in Shorts, Brian worked as a speechwriter in Mayor Bloomberg’s Administration. He holds a JD from the City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law. During his law school career, Brian started social enterprise projects in an orphanage in Dominican Republic and a hospital in Argentina. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Public and Corporate Communications from Butler University, where he was recruited to play football.
Brian is a two-time TEDx speaker and regular contributor in the leadership column at the Huffington Post. He is the author of the book, “It’s Your Hour: Mastering Public Speaking in 60 Minutes.” Fluent in Spanish, Brian lives between New York City and Colombia, but travels around the world to deliver speeches and meet with clients.