About Glenn Llopis
Glenn Llopis (pronounced 'yō-pēs) is a nationally recognized thought-leader and author who develops talent that is relevant and leadership that can create sustainable business outcomes through his Immigrant Perspective Framework. Mr. Llopis is the Founder, Center for Hispanic Leadership and a Best-Selling Author of Earning Serendipity: 4 Skills for Creating and Sustaining Good Fortune in Your Work, The Six Reasons Why Hispanic Leadership Will Save America's Corporations and Why Personal Employee Branding Will Save Your Career and Your Workplace. Fast-rising corporate executive. Highly sought-after keynote speaker to 50+ organizations each year. Glenn Llopis has vision, drive, and a passion to help create a global workplace that will give employees new purpose, put a premium on innovation, and maintain ethical leadership.
The son of Cuban immigrants who were victims of Castro's revolution, Glenn combines an immigrant's perspective, and a UCLA education, with fast-tracked years at the Gallo Wine Company and Sunkist where he became the youngest senior manager in the company's 100-year history. Leading the successful turnaround of Sunkist's juice beverage division opened the door for his next endeavor, as the vice president of the $1 billion Norway Seafood Co. at only 30 years old. The result was a transformation of that company, as Glenn brought the voices of all its employees into the company debate about its future for the first time in its history.
In the decade since, Glenn has parlayed his executive experience into innovative ventures that have been featured in The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, Larry King Live, Good Morning America, The Financial Times, Advertising Age, Brandweek, MSNBC, and Yahoo! News. He is regularly featured on local and national TV, including Telemundo, CNN, Fox, ABC, NBC, Univision and was featured on Al Punto with Jorge Ramos. He has published numerous articles in business publications around the world and has successfully launched several new business ventures. Glenn is the former Chairman of the Executive-2-Executive Mentoring Program Committee at the University of California at Irvine, and he is a lecturer at universities across the country and serves as a mentor for Junior Achievement. He is an active member of the Kellogg Innovation Network and serves on the advisory board of the Society and Business Lab at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California. Glenn also serves as a mentor for Junior Achievement, and he is a regular Renaissance Weekend participant.
Glenn's "Immigrant Perspective on Business Leadership" message is featured as a contributing writer for Forbes, Huffington Post and Harvard Business Review.
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Glenn's Cuban Roots
In the late 50's, Glenn's father Frank Llopis left his beloved Cuba with his music and his wife Jenny and re-emerged as one of the most highly respected and admired Latin musicians of his time. Known as the first to "cross-over" American Rock-N-Roll with the rhythms and sounds of Salsa and Meringue, Frank Llopis and his quartet "Los Llopis" reached the popularity of The Beatles throughout Mexico, Central America and Spain. Frank Llopis is still regarded today as one of the original Cuban music legends with the likes of Celia Cruz and Beny More.
When Glenn asked his father how he successfully navigated his journey in the face of tremendous adversity, he shared many stories and his wisdom inspired Glenn to start researching and discovering common threads that make immigrants — in this case — Hispanics professionals — great managers and leaders (especially when corporations are in search of new types of innovation and sustainability is at a premium).
As a result of the findings, the Center for Hispanic Leadership (CHL) was founded to work with Fortune 500 companies to maximize the performance of their Hispanic professionals. CHL helps Hispanics develop their leadership capacity so they can best contribute to the reinvention, renewal and growth of their organizations.
Glenn has launched new ventures in the United States, Mexico, Canada and Western Europe. He is expert at building consensus, creating successful organizations and negotiating with multiple stakeholders. He specializes in managing high-level client relationships and leading equity development programs. He is flexible, innovative, and action-oriented. Glenn participates in industry and business community councils and serves as a columnist, board member and keynote speaker.
Qualifications & Profile
- Multi-Industry Expertise
- Channel Management
- Business Strategy Design and Implementation
- New Ventures and M&A's
- Revenue, Profit and Cost Management
- Generation Y Expertise
- Trademark Licensing
- Grower-Owned Cooperatives
- Organizational Alignment
- Personal Branding Expert
- Executive Level Coaching
- Turnaround Specialist
- Brand Management (Strategic/Implementation)
- Generational Marketing and Product Design
- New Product Development/Implementation
- Family-Owned and Fortune 500 Companies
- Customer Alignment Modeling
"Adversity is very big when it is all you can see. But it is very small when in the presence of all else that surrounds you."
-– Glenn Llopis
The Landscape for Opportunity
"When you earn serendipity, you see what others don't, do what others won't, and keep pushing when prudence says quit." Glenn Llopis, Author – Earning Serendipity
"You have to shift your thinking from the organization as provider to the organization as enabler." Glenn Llopis, Author – Why a Personal Employee Brand Will Save Your Career an Your Workplace
"Hispanic leadership is both a business and societal imperative for America to grow and prosper." Glenn Llopis, Author – The Six Reasons Why Hispanic Leadership Will Save America's Corporations
Clients Have Included:
- Sears Holdings
- New York Life
- Hewlett Packard
- Bright Horizon's
- Morgan Stanley
- American Express
- Credit Suisse
- Union Bank
- UST Global
- Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne
- Beyond Commerce
- Banco Santander
- State Farm
- Linkage Institute (Faculty)
- Silverado Senior Living
- Target Corporation
- Cigna Healthcare
- American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)