Verne is founder of the world-renowned Entrepreneurs’ Organization (EO) and chaired for fifteen years EO’s premiere CEO program, the “Birthing of Giants” and WEO’s “Advanced Business” executive program both held at MIT. Founder and CEO of Gazelles, a global executive education and coaching company with over 140 coaching partners on six continents, Verne has spent the past 32 years educating entrepreneurial teams. The “Growth Guy” syndicated columnist, he’s also the Venture columnist for Fortune magazine. He’s the author of Mastering the Rockefeller Habits which is endorsed by over 100 CEOs of mid-size companies and is published in 9 languages. Verne, along with the editors of Fortune, also authored The Greatest Business Decisions of All Times,” for which Jim Collins wrote the foreword, and his latest book Scaling Up was published the fall of 2014. Verne also chairs annual Growth Summits in North America, Europe, and Latin America and continues to teach in the MIT-based executive program he founded. Residing in Barcelona, Spain, he’s married with four children and enjoys piano, tennis, and magic as a card-carrying member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.