Sunday August 25 2024 - 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm

Dirk Beveridge

 “Every field has its rabble rousers, change agents, thought leaders-people with the wisdom to understand the past, and the creativity to conjure up a new vision for the future.  In the field of wholesale distribution, Dirk Beveridge is that thought leader.”

William Taylor, Co-Founder of Fast Company magazine


Dirk Beveridge is a leading advocate of change and innovation.  As one of the country’s most outstanding speakers, he delivers a new voice, a new energy, and a new outlook.


Dirk’s presentations are unparalleled.  He delivers original, proven, and often disruptive thinking.  His energy and passion for excellence are infectious and inspires audiences to step from the zone of comfort to unleash the urgency of change. Beveridge is routinely asked to speak on innovation, business strategy, sales, and leadership.


As an entrepreneur Beveridge noticed that innovation was bypassing wholesalers and distributors, and founded UnleashWD in 2012 which is setting a bold agenda for the 300,000 businesses in the country.  The UnleashWD Innovation Summit is an essential annual event.  This one-of-a-kind summit delivers an outstanding immersive experience through amazing speakers, inspired networking and relevant application.


Dirk’s latest book INNOVATE! How Successful Distributors Lead Change In Disruptive Times will be published this September by the NAW’s Institute for Distribution Excellence.  Writing about INNOVATE! former Supreme Allied Commander at NATO Admiral James Stavridis (Ret) observed: "At the heart of any healthy industry is innovation -- the ability to change as circumstances dictate with agility and intelligence.  In INNOVATE! Dirk Beveridge provides a roadmap for creating innovation.  This is an instant classic, and has wide applicability not only in the complex world of distribution, but in the widest sense."


For over 35 years as a consultant to a wide range of companies, Beveridge has helped leading firms align, focus, and strengthen their sales and leadership strategies to remain relevant, outperform the market, and provide deeper value to customers.


Dirk can be reached at Dirk@unleashwd.com or 847-381-7797.