Gary Vaynerchuk is a serial entrepreneur, 5x New York Times Best-Selling Author, Chairman of VaynerX, CEO of VaynerMedia, CEO of VaynerSports, and Co-Founder of Empathy Wines. He’s a highly sought after public speaker, as well as a prolific angel investor with early investments in companies such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Venmo, and Uber.
Gary builds businesses. Beginning at a young age, he capitalized on his entrepreneurial spirit and started his very own lemonade franchise and sold baseball cards at local malls. From there, he began working at his family wine store, where he grew the business from a $3M to a $60M business in just five years. In addition, he transitioned the company to one of the first e-commerce platforms for alcohol in the country resulting in explosive top-line growth.
Today, Gary is the chairman of VaynerX, a modern-day media and communications holding company and the active CEO of VaynerMedia, a full-service advertising agency servicing Fortune 100 clients with offices in the US, UK, and Singapore. In addition to VaynerMedia, VaynerX includes Gallery Media Group, The Sasha Group, Tracer, VaynerProductions, VaynerSpeakers, and VaynerCommerce. Gary also serves as a partner at VaynerSports, Green Street and Resy.
In addition to running multiple businesses, Gary is currently the subject of DailyVee, an online documentary series highlighting what it’s like to be a CEO and public figure in today’s digital world; the host of The GaryVee Audio Experience, a top 100 global podcast; and the host of #AskGaryVee, a business and advice Q&A show on YouTube. Most recently, Vaynerchuk released his fourth sneaker line in collaboration with K-Swiss.
Gary is a board/advisory member of Bojangles, the Ad Council and Pencils of Promise, and is a longtime Well Member of Charity:Water.