Who is David Meltzer
Dave Meltzer is the CEO of Sports 1 Marketing, a Forbes “Top 10 Keynote Speaker“, award-winning humanitarian, and two-time national best-selling author, with 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and executive in the legal, technology, sports, and entertainment fields. With expertise across many industry verticals, he is uniquely positioned as a world-renowned thought leader, business strategist and leading humanitarian.
Dave has created a platform that allows him to communicate with everyone from college students to c-suite executives by using his principles for business and life: gratitude, empathy, accountability, and effective communication. Utilizing these four principles every day allows Dave to live by his mission, “make a lot of money, help a lot of people, and have a lot of fun.”
Prominent Sports Executive
Dave is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Sports 1 Marketing, a firm he co-founded with Hall of Fame Quarterback Warren Moon. He oversees all day-to-day operations at the firm, where his relationship capital and situational knowledge has been crucial in delivering his client’s marketing and endorsement potential enabling him to secure diverse business opportunities for all his clients and partners.
His mission is implemented into each of the firm’s business services, which include, endorsement deals, sponsorship and gifting, business consulting, corporate equity ownership, transitional services, brand endorsements and licensing, athlete and celebrity alignment, among others.
Sports 1 Marketing is currently involved with several sports and entertainment projects such as NFL Player’s Association, Pro Football Hall of Fame, Super Bowl, Athlete Network, Shmoop, The Master’s, Spartan Races, Internships.com, and countless others.
He launched his career in sports at the world’s most notable sports agency, Leigh Steinberg Sports & Entertainment, serving positions as CEO, where along with Leigh and Warren, negotiated over $2 billion in sports and entertainment contracts. In addition to athlete representation, LSSE served as creative and technical consultants on movie and television projects such as, Jerry Maguire, Any Given Sunday, For Love Of The Game, and HBO’s Arli$$.
Being on stage has always been an easy platform for Dave to share his charisma, inspiration, and intelligence in front of a crowd of any size. He is most recently listed by Forbes as one of the most sought after keynote speakers in “Top 10 Keynote Speakers You Must Hire For 2016”.
He began speaking around the world early career in his career in technology, speaking at large conferences such as Ingram Micro, CTIA, IT-Korea, G2E Global Gaming Expo, COMDEX Australia, COMDEX Las Vegas, and several corporate speaking engagements.
A combination of Dave’s situational knowledge from his career and life journey has led to Dave as a keynote in front of Fortune 500 companies, top business conferences, prestigious universities, and sports seminars.
He has a dynamic range of topics from; principles to success, sports technology, sports business, leadership, empowerment, negotiations, sales training, team development, marketing, and countless others. Over the years, he has empowered and positively affected hundreds of thousands of people through his speaking engagements, book, and life coaching