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Tune in as we share What Makes a Successful Business Leader?

Live Broadcast | Thursday, September 26 | 12:30 pm ET


Being a great leader and growing a great business is not about having an advanced degree hanging on the wall. It’s about learning how to think differently, ask the right questions, and solve problems. Join us for this event as Matt Tarkenton, an experienced (and well-educated) small business leader for more than 20 years, shares what you can take away from both the classroom and the daily grind that can help you:

  • Understand where your business is and where it’s going
  • Inspire your team members to achieve more
  • Gain the insight you need to meet the needs of your customers


Matt Tarkenton is the Executive Vice President of Tarkenton Companies and an experienced financial, marketing and operating executive. He also leads Tarkenton Financial, an insurance marketing organization serving independent financial professionals across the country. Previously, Matt spent more than a decade in investment banking, mergers and acquisitions, and wealth management with Renova Partners, Wilmington Trust, JPMorgan, The Robinson-Humphrey Company, and Alex. Brown & Sons. Matt is also a committed non-profit volunteer and board member, with particular passion for development and fund raising for organizations that focus on education and children. Matt is a graduate of Princeton University and earned his MBA from Harvard Business School.

About Our Host

Fran Tarkenton is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame and the College Football Hall of Fame, playing quarterback for the University of Georgia, the Minnesota Vikings, and the New York Giants during a record-setting career that took him to three Super Bowls. Since retiring from football Fran has had a successful and publicly recognized business career, building more than 20 companies (including during his NFL career). Today, Fran is a trusted spokesperson for small business in America, appearing as a small business authority with television, radio, and print journalists.