Book Nigel Travis

Global Executive and Transformational Leader in the Food Retail Industry; Business Strategy and Growth Expert; Author, Forthcoming “The Challenge Culture” (Fall 2018); CEO, Dunkin’ Brands

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Nigel Travis Bio

In an age of disruption, what distinguishes a successful company? Nigel Travis, CEO of Dunkin’ Brands, has the answer: a challenge culture. An executive with experience in many of the most iconic companies of the modern era, Travis embraces an ethos of “pushback” that allows employees at all levels to challenge leadership. The result isn’t chaos or discontent; it’s dynamic – and profitable – excellence.Travis draws on his broad business background to communicate the leadership lessons learned from his time at big brand global companies, including Blockbuster, Papa John’s and Burger King. As Blockbuster’s COO, he contributed to the brand’s rapid expansion; he also witnessed its equally swift fall. The company failed because it didn’t anticipate new technologies – namely video streaming – that would ultimately render brick-and-mortar video rental obsolete. Travis took those key learnings from Blockbuster’s disruption by Netflix into his next role with Papa John’s pizza chain with digital initiatives, aiming to establish the company as a trailblazer in online ordering. During his four-year tenure, online sales tripled. With both Burger King and Dunkin’ Brands, Travis focused on shaping corporate culture to revolve around challenging the status quo and holding executives’ feet to the fire when it came to embracing innovation. His success is the topic of Travis’s highly anticipated book, “The Challenge Culture” (Fall 2018).In addition to helping companies embrace a challenge culture, Travis addresses private and non-profit audiences in a wide range of industries on issues relating to managing international businesses (with a special focus on franchise models), human resources management and corporate communications. Recognized as one of the world’s leading CEOs, Travis is the ideal speaker or consultant for organizations seeking cultural change, especially as they work to evolve alongside today’s rapidly shifting business and social environments.Travis received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Middlesex University in England. He previously served as lead director on the board of directors for Office Depot, where he currently serves as a board member. Travis also serves as chairman of Leyton Orient Football Club, where he successfully turned around a failing sports franchise by embracing the same challenge culture he instilled at Papa John’s Burger King and Dunkin’.Nigel Travis is available for paid speaking engagements, including keynote addresses, speeches, panels, and conference talks, and advisory/consulting services, through the exclusive representation of Stern Speakers, a division of Stern Strategy Group®.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Nigel Travis and other top speakers and celebrities.

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