Don Reynolds is a past pension board chairman that was responsible for over $120 Billion Dollars in Pension and Trust Funds. He understands how important personal accountability and bottom line performance is, and the need for decision makers to have a clear vision of future trends and events in order to make successful long term strategic decisions.
Don has given over 1,000 speeches, won numerous speaking awards, and been described as "Passionate, Motivational, Charismatic and Mesmerizing." He is not just a great economist, he is a gifted story teller capable of explaining real world trends and how they impact corporations, individuals and associations.
No one is trusted to manage billions of dollars without developing a track record of success. Over half of the presentations he made last year were for clients who had invited him back for updates on specific economic and industry trends. Clients and media have described him as "near clairvoyant, uncannily precise and brilliant."
In 1986, Don founded 21st Century Forecasting, a research company focusing on long term global, economic, demographic, and technology trends. He frequently works with the leadership of major corporations and trade associations in interactive half day long strategic planning sessions helping them to identify specific trends that will impact their organizations' long term profitability and help them develop pro-active strategies for success.
He has lived 14 years overseas, visited over 50 countries, has lectured on Free Market Systems at the University of Moscow, spoken about the Global Economy for the Saudi Arabian Central Bank, keynoted the Australian IT Summit, advised the Heavy Equipment Industry in Rome, Keynoted for international correspondents in Indonesia and spoken on the impact of global warming in Santiago.
Don developed the nation's first graduate business course on the 21st Century. He has a Masters Degree in Public Administration/Planning, a Doctoral background in Economics, and is a graduate of the Securities Industry Institute of the Wharton School. He has an honorary degree from the University of Moscow and was the first American member of the Moscow Center for Consulting Scientists.
Don provides a "Global Big Picture." He believes most people are generally optimistic but are nervous or paranoid about the future. He speaks about what audiences want to hear but also what they need to hear. Don is still active in financial markets and writes the economic newsletter The Paranoid Optimist.