Andrew Busch

ANDREW BUSCH

Political Economist, Author, and Journalist

TRAVELS FROM:
Illinois
SPEAKER FEE:
$10,001 – $15,000

Speaker fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.

"We've worked with Andy Busch on several conferences and he's fantastic. He combines his unique experiences of working in US government with thirty years of analyzing the markets to give a perspective few can match. His stories, his insights, his passion drives audience participation both during and after the keynote."

 

Production Manager
Worldwide Business Research

"We had Andy speak at our recent board of directors meeting and he was excellent. He provided us with a simple framework to explain the major forces at work in the economy and how they impact our business. We found great value in his presentation."

 

Chairman of the Board
Heska Corporation

"He knocked it out of the park. He was so good and on point that it almost looked like we wrote his script. The group loved him and the parallels to managing a ship and mill are remarkable."

 

CEO
ACES Power Marketing

ABOUT ANDREW BUSCH

Andy’s unconventional path to finance, politics and the economy has taught him that the big picture is filled in by small details and requires unconventional thinking to see them. He was number six out of seven kids that taught him to scrap, shout and fight for the last piece of food at dinner. He brought this determination to his career and to his insights into the world. Before he went into finance, he painted street curbs, he mowed lawns, he worked construction, and he ran his own painting company.

For all his career, he’s been on the front lines of the economy and the markets.  Andy traded currencies and wrote research on the markets during the 1985 Plaza Accord; the 1998 Russian default; and to the 2008 global financial crisis. He’s advised major mutual funds, hedge funds, US Treasury Secretaries and the White House. In 2017, he became the nation’s first Chief Market Intelligence Officer at the CFTC. He provided economic and market briefings to the SEC, the US Treasury, the Federal Reserve Board, the Federal Reserve of New York and the White House.  He is an outside economic advisor to the White House during this time economic uncertainty and challenges caused by the coronavirus.

After a career of 35 plus years, he brings his perspective, insights and energy for fighting for the last piece of dinner to as many people and organizations as possible. Andy breaks down the economy, politics and technology to simplify the complexity and ensure that everyone can understand how they impact business and jobs. As a member of a large family and a husband/father of his own large family, Andy knows the importance of seeing through difficult, chaotic times towards the opportunities the future holds.

ANDREW BUSCH PROGRAMS & TOPICS

Chaos to Confidence During Time of Economic Stress

This is an in-depth study of how the coronavirus impacts the markets and the economy.
As former TV host for CNBC and Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the US government, I’m used to digesting the 24/7 news-flow from a crisis and providing actionable insights in real-time. I create customised economic and governmental policy presentations around your specific industry or geography to help make sense of the current events and give insights into what happens next. I know your clients are hungry for this knowledge, let’s set up a call to discuss.

Audience Takeaways:

  • Update on virus and government programs to help
  • Talking points for your teams and clients
  • Thinking beyond crisis and what happens next

Good News: Hope for the Economy!

In this time of economic, political and market turbulence, there is good news underneath the chaos. It’s difficult to see the opportunities with the outbreak of the corona virus. As the 1st former CMIO for the US government, Andy sees potential for good economic outcomes and solutions coming from the turmoil. He gives your audience a simple, powerful structure to understand a complex world. Coronavirus, US trade policy, Federal Reserve interest rate policy and technology are all covered and connected back to your business.

What would it look like if your clients could understand the chaos occurring today to be comfortable with the future? Could they ignore the headlines and focus on their long-term goals? Imagine the impact this would have on your business and future growth. Andy objectively takes your audience out of the current chaos to provide confidence in the economic future.

2020 US Presidential Election: Impact on Economy, Business and Jobs

The 2020 US Presidential election is finally down to two candidates: President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. The outcome of this election could have one of the biggest policy swings in US history. In this keynote, Andy breaks down the candidates economic, social and tax plans. He’ll tell you which plans help or hurt the economy the most. He’ll give you the winners and losers in each sector of the economy. Trade, health care and energy will all be impacted and discussed. Most importantly, he’ll tell you how the COVID economic shutdown will tip the election. Andy objectively takes your audience out of the current COVID chaos to provide confidence in the future. He connects the dots to show how this election will impact their business, their jobs and their lives.

ESG: Fact or Fad?

Environmental, Social and Governance or ESG is considered one of the hottest investment themes today for clients and investment professionals. A record amount of money has flowed into sustainable focused ETFs and open-end mutual funds in 2019. But what actually is it and how do you define how to invest in companies that say they are doing it? As a former regulator and CMIO of the CFTC, Andy Busch explains how ESG came about, what the risks are and how ESG is trickier for investing than it looks. How does it fit into a bigger picture of the economy? After working for the agency that approved bitcoin, Andy brings a unique perspective to explaining why the SEC is not likely to approve ESG and regulate it. And why that will matter to all investment professionals and investors.

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ANDREW BUSCH BOOKS

ANDREW BUSCH

Political Economist, Author, and Journalist

Andrew Busch
TRAVELS FROM:
Illinois
SPEAKER FEE:
$10,001 – $15,000

Speaker fee falls within this range. For exact fee, please contact us.

“We’ve worked with Andy Busch on several conferences and he’s fantastic. He combines his unique experiences of working in US government with thirty years of analyzing the markets to give a perspective few can match. His stories, his insights, his passion drives audience participation both during and after the keynote.”

Production Manager

Worldwide Business Research

“We had Andy speak at our recent board of directors meeting and he was excellent. He provided us with a simple framework to explain the major forces at work in the economy and how they impact our business. We found great value in his presentation.”

Chairman of the Board

Heska Corporation

“Mr. Busch was an outstanding speaker as our audience was thoroughly engaged and captivated by his fast paced, insightful and humorous presentation.”

CEO

ACES Power Marketing

ABOUT ANDREW BUSCH

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In many ways, what Mike was able to do with the USS Benfold was an extreme example of the same problems facing many organizations today. That’s why dozens of publications including The Wall Street Journal, Harvard Business Review, and Fast Company have cited Mike’s story as an inspiring lesson for business. Leaders especially identify with Mike’s being accountable for the results in an environment where he couldn’t make the rules.

“When my crew came to me with a problem, I’d say ‘It’s your ship – how would you fix it?’.” Mike focused on the one thing he could influence: his crew’s attitude, because culture is the ultimate competitive weapon for any organization.

Mike’s established a set of management principles that he calls The Leadership Roadmap. At the core of his leadership approach on Benfold was a process of replacing command and control with commitment and cohesion, and engaging the hearts, minds, and loyalties of workers with conviction and humility. “The most important thing that a captain can do is to see the ship through the eyes of the crew. The idea is to empower every individual to share the responsibility of achieving excellence.”

By every measure, these principles achieved breakthrough results: turnover decreased to an unprecedented 1%; the rate of promotions tripled; and the crew slashed operating expenses by 25%. Regarded as the finest ship in the Pacific Fleet, Benfold won the prestigious Spokane Trophy for having the highest degree of combat readiness. This remarkable turnaround was accomplished by the very same crew that had performed so poorly just months before.

Mike is author of three books. His first, It’s Your Ship, has a timeless message: don’t use outside forces that stand in your way as excuses – control the things you can influence and amazing results will happen. His next books, It’s Our Ship and Get Your Ship Together, showed how these principles have been put into action by business leaders in their own organizations.

A popular keynote speaker for audiences looking to ramp up organizational performance, Mike has spoken to every industry and kind of audience – from board retreats to front line personnel; from sales groups to universities; from Fortune 500s to startups. He inspires audiences to rethink their beliefs about leadership and organizational culture and tailors the message to focus on engagement, execution, change, safety, diversity, leadership, teamwork, innovation, accountability and more.

Prior to commanding USS Benfold, Mike served as the Military Assistant to Secretary of Defense William J. Perry. He also helped draft the air defense plan for naval forces in the Persian Gulf in 1990, coinciding with Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait; and served as the executive officer of the Cruiser Shiloh, where he deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of United Nations sanctions against Iraq.

Mike Abrashoff is the founder of Aegis Performance Group, a consulting firm which works with and supports leaders as they address leadership, talent and performance challenges within their organizations. Mike and his team prompt leaders at all levels to re-imagine their leadership thinking and create new ways to elevate individual, team and organizational performance.

ANDREW BUSCH PROGRAMS & TOPICS

Chaos to Confidence During Time of Economic Stress

This is an in-depth study of how the coronavirus impacts the markets and the economy.
As former TV host for CNBC and Chief Market Intelligence Officer for the US government, I’m used to digesting the 24/7 news-flow from a crisis and providing actionable insights in real-time. I create customised economic and governmental policy presentations around your specific industry or geography to help make sense of the current events and give insights into what happens next. I know your clients are hungry for this knowledge, let’s set up a call to discuss.

Good News: Hope for the Economy!

In this time of economic, political and market turbulence, there is good news underneath the chaos. It’s difficult to see the opportunities with the outbreak of the corona virus.  Andy sees potential for good economic outcomes and solutions coming from the turmoil. He gives your audience a simple, powerful structure to understand a complex world. What would it look like if your clients could understand the chaos occurring today to be comfortable with the future? Andy objectively takes your audience out of the current chaos to provide confidence in the economic future.

2020 US Presidential Election: Impact on Economy, Business and Jobs

The 2020 US Presidential election is finally down to two candidates: President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden. The outcome of this election could have one of the biggest policy swings in US history. In this keynote, Andy breaks down the candidates economic, social and tax plans. He’ll tell you which plans help or hurt the economy the most. He’ll give you the winners and losers in each sector of the economy. Trade, health care and energy will all be impacted and discussed. Most importantly, he’ll tell you how the COVID economic shutdown will tip the election. Andy objectively takes your audience out of the current COVID chaos to provide confidence in the future. 

ESG: Fact or Fad?

Environmental, Social and Governance or ESG is considered one of the hottest investment themes today for clients and investment professionals. A record amount of money has flowed into sustainable focused ETFs and open-end mutual funds in 2019. But what actually is it and how do you define how to invest in companies that say they are doing it?  Andy explains how ESG came about, what the risks are and how ESG is trickier for investing than it looks. Andy brings a unique perspective to explaining why the SEC is not likely to approve ESG and regulate it. And why that will matter to all investment professionals and investors.

ANDREW BUSCH BOOKS

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