Aaron D. Bare
- Co-Founder & Vice-Chairman
- Founder & Chief Innovation Officer, Purposely
Aaron D. Bare is a former Accenture Consultant turned Entrepreneur who has sold 12 companies, and built numerous others as a business strategist and advisor. He is former Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Arizona State University, #1 in Innovation, Thunderbird School of Global Management, the #1 International Business School in the World, former Chairman of the Board and CEO of the National Association of Sales Professionals, the World’s Largest Sales Association and Founder of Buzz Mouth, an international digital and business strategy firm. His clients include Coca-Cola, Dell, Comedy Central and Telemundo. Aaron also worked closely with storied brands including Facebook, Nike, Disney, Google and Microsoft in his past. Aaron is associated with Google Ideas, a Think/Do Tank and works globally with several organizations seeking to disrupt Violent Extremism and Illicit Networks’ movements. His work is highlighted in Wired Magazine’s Danger Room and recently participated in the 2013 McCain Institute’s Sedona Forum, on how to promote freedom and democracy.
Aaron speaks often about disruption through a series of speeches sponsored by the Kauffman Foundation and to conferences such as the Global Sales Summit, Tijuana Innovadora, Hyper Island in Australia, the Russian Science Technology and Education Consortium, Startup Conferences and Fortune 500′s such as Coca-Cola and McDonald’s. Aaron’s success and proven performance as a leader in his field garnered him acknowledgement as “35 under 35” Entrepreneurs; “40 under 40” Leaders; also selected as Most Innovative Company of the Year; and, featured in the likes of the Wall Street Journal, Wired, Fast Company, and Inc. Magazine.