Full Bio: David Lee Jensen, Founder/CEO, The Hiring Academy
David Lee Jensen is a Bestselling Author, International Speaker and Entrepreneur with over 25 years experience as a C-level executive and SMB consultant. He is most well-known as the Founder & CEO of The Hiring Academy, virtual training to hire the right person the first time and every time.
A prolific writer, David scribed the Amazon #1 Bestseller The Naked Interview: Hiring Without Regret. This book has received worldwide accolades as a straight-talk guide to the interviewing & hiring process. He professes that hiring should be easy, once systemized, giving business owners freedom to pull-back and focus on what’s truly important to them. He also writes for The Huffington Post, bylined as The Hiring Guru.
During his dynamic keynote presentations he shares his insight, motivation, and secrets to personal success, wealth and happiness. David breaks-down the vital concept of “Building the Team before Team Building” and how employee retention can be your most valuable KPI. He engages audiences with his direct and energetic speaking style and his inspirational story of overcoming personal adversity is riveting.
David is a charismatic speaker and motivator with keynotes to Fortune Top 50 companies, (including NetApp, Arrow, Avnet, etc.) industry conferences and small business groups alike. He shares hard-knocks experience with heartfelt, relatable stories of visionary achievement. He truly believes anyone can attain the level of success, wealth, and happiness they have always aspired to and gives introspective exercises for anyone to plot their own correct course of action with critical thinking. The result is each individual in the audience realizing they have the capacity and ability to rise to new plateaus of accomplishment personally and professionally.
David is an intuitive coach/consultant, having helped literally hundreds of business owners one-on-one to accelerate expansion. From core-message development to crisis management, his in-depth experience parlays street smarts with boardroom savvy. His understanding spans diverse industries; coaching executives in the fields of human resources, banking, entertainment, marketing, public relations, telecommunications, and retail franchises to name a few. Along the way he has continuously produced stellar results for clients driving statistics to highest-ever ranges.
Consulting and holding President of a Merchant Services company, he spearheaded portfolio growth to $2.5 billion in processing, industry-leading client retention, ranking as Top US providers, and award-winning service. He strategically implemented “corporate structure” into a family business that grew to over 150 employees, while maintaining the personal care and service they were renowned for. He fully credits this to procurement of quality people, creating an internal team-oriented atmosphere that fostered team member retention.
David’s driving purpose is to help. He prides himself in his philanthropic endeavors, helping raise millions for charity, contributing intellectually to Genius Network Mastermind, and Experts Industry Association, and more. Born and raised in Boston, MA, he attended Northeastern University and now resides on the coast of Florida with his beautiful wife and sons.