Bio

Ron Marks is one of the equity-holding Partners at Southwestern Consulting. With over 100 team members and over eight figures in annual revenues, Southwestern Consulting is one of the fastest growing sales consultancies in the world today. Our mission is to help people achieve their goals in life and to elevate the practice and perception of sales. All of Ron’s insights are backed by Southwestern Consulting’s frontline research and work with over 8,000 different teams in 40 countries.

When it comes to sales, Ron Marks has worked in the trenches and worked his way to the top. He began his career right out of high school with noted sales trainer Tom Hopkins and traveled the world, working closely with Hopkins training sales professionals around the globe. This association gave Ron the unique opportunity to work directly with some of the founders of this industry such as Og Mandino, Norman Vincent Peale, Earl Nightingale, Zig Ziglar, Brian Tracy, Ken Blanchard, Tony Robbins, and Jim Rohn.

Ron founded one of the most successful sales training companies in 1984, Results Seminars. He operated that company as CEO and President until 2007 when he joined forces with Southwestern Consulting.

As a part of his personal development strategy, Ron took a sabbatical from the training industry in 1996 to assume a general sales manager position with a company that had dealerships across the country. Ron exceeded every goal he was given and exceeded the previous annual revenue by $36 million in a two-year timeframe.  More importantly, Ron came away with an even keener insight into the real world of sales and management.

John Wiley and Sons published Ron’s book, Managing For Sales Results, which has become one of the bestselling books available specifically on the topic of sales management and sales leadership development. He also is the creator of the acclaimed audio training program, Becoming the Top Producer.  

Ron is also a Certified Speaking Professional (CSP), which is the highest ranking professional designation bestowed by the National Speakers Association. Ron’s content and work have been presented on the same platform as many of the world’s most recognized speakers.

Never wanting to be someone who “used to do it and now teaches,” Ron has stayed extremely involved in building and managing sales teams. He has worked directly with a number of firms on more dedicated consulting efforts, and he has had great success in raising sales revenues in a variety of different industries.

 

Testimonial

Phil R. Taylor, Host of The Napoleon Hill’s 17 Principles of Success

Ron is a charismatic presenter who naturally evokes excitement and enthusiasm in his audience that bring out the best in everyone! He makes the process of learning, working, and achieving fun!

Booking Ron is a simple 3 step process:

  • Schedule a Time:

    Work with one of our experienced program directors to check Ron’s calendar availability for the date of your upcoming event. We book Ron out years in advance so this important first step should be done as soon as possible!

  • Research and Customization:

    Ron and our team will work directly with you to learn about your organization’s needs and goals. We use a series of calls and forms to help gather information for Ron to use in customizing a talk that is specifically and uniquely tailored to your audience.

  • Ron Rocks The Room:

    Ron delivers a dynamic, inspiring, and hilarious keynote presentation to your audience that will be one of the highlights of your conference.

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