Recharge with Ian Heller: Fact-Based Distribution Strategies for Growth
Ignite your event by enlisting Distribution Strategy Group’s Founder and Chief Strategist Ian Heller as your keynote speaker. Ian’s intentional and engaging approach to speaking events will ensure that the event’s message is clear and remembered.
Each speaking event is curated for your distribution industry event.
Ian begins each engagement by scheduling conference calls and interviewing key individuals among your stakeholders. He also evaluates the websites of dozens of your members and your customers. Ian then completes secondary research relevant to your organization.
Expertise and Industry Knowledge to Engage Your Audience
Ian combines that research with more than 30 years in wholesale distribution, including 25 years in operating roles for publicly held companies. Additionally, Ian has interviewed dozens of distribution executives for the Wholesale Change podcast and has consulted with many major distribution companies.
A Carefully Crafted Presentation
By the time Ian steps on your stage, he’s ready to speak to the major issues your group is facing and comes armed with analysis, ideas and inspiration.
What You Get from Ian
Ian’s passion for the distribution industry doesn’t start and stop with one presentation. That’s why Ian charges by the day vs. the session. This gives you the option to also have him moderate a panel, run a workshop, meet with your board, or talk with key customers at no additional charge.
Ian entered the distribution industry as a truck unloader at a Grainger branch while in college. He eventually became Vice President of Marketing there and has since held senior executive roles at GE Capital, Corporate Express, Newark Electronics and HD Supply. Ian most recently served as President and COO for Modern Distribution Management, a specialized information and analytics firm serving the wholesale distribution industry.
Ian earned a BA in History from Roosevelt University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, where he was elected commencement speaker by his classmates and won the Dean’s Distinguished Service Award.