The Lavin Agency Speakers Bureau

A speakers bureau that represents the best original thinkers,
writers, and doers for speaking engagements.



You’ve found the best place to research cutting edge ideas and compelling speakers.

We see over 1,000 speakers annually.
We spend thousands of hours researching tomorrow’s great speakers (so that you don’t have to).
While most people reach out to TED and SXSW for the next big idea, these industry giants reach out to us.

To find out more about our speakers, please fill out the form below and one of our agents will be in touch shortly.

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Join the Team

Vice President of Sales and Marketing

Help us shape the future performance and direction of the agency.

The Vice President of Sales and Marketing is a key senior management position at The Lavin Agency. Your primary purpose will be to create customer demand for our intellectual talent and generate revenue for the Agency. You will be a leader in your area of responsibility managing a team of sales and marketing professionals. You will also be an integral part of the Executive Management team that will help shape the future performance and direction of the agency.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Responsible for delivery of revenue targets
  • Responsible for building Lavin brand equity
  • Develop sales and marketing plans with clear objectives and goals, writing key strategies that will deliver results
  • Oversee the execution of the plan monitoring the ongoing plan metrics and progress
  • Manage and enhance key customer relationships
  • Identify and secure new areas of growth including marketing the company’s extensive bank of existing content
  • Lead and direct your team deploying resources focused on revenue growth
  • Implement a performance management program for your team
  • Build a high performance and disciplined culture
  • Identify areas for improved process and procedures


  • 10+ years of Sales and Marketing leadership experience at a senior level
  • Proven track record of delivering sales growth and key marketing metrics
  • Proven track record of Marketing and Sales plan development and execution
  • A take-charge individual who is highly accountable
  • Extensive brand building experience
  • Product development and launch experience
  • Proven track record in executing key tactics
  • Deep knowledge in social media marketing
  • Experience in developing high performance teams
  • Working knowledge and experience with CRM programs
  • Conference, event and industry experience is an asset
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Exceptional customer management skills
  • Inspirational leadership skills


The Lavin Agency offers a competitive salary and extended benefit package in a very exciting industry. The company believes in the well being of its people and strives to provide opportunities for growth and development.

How to Apply

Please send a resume along with a cover letter expressing why you are drawn to working at Lavin, why you feel it would be a great fit. In the letter, include the last three books you’ve read and one cultural figure who you feel is underrated!

Only qualified applicants will be contacted.

Sales Agent

Brilliant misfits wanted!

Are you the right person in the wrong job?

Have you stayed up all night debating politics, music, civil rights and social justice, old philosophies, new technologies, the media, the economy—or, better yet, the intersection of them all? A real debate where minds get changed, including your own? Yes? Then maybe we’re the home you are looking for.

The Lavin Agency represents many of the world’s leading thinkers, writers, and doers for speaking engagements worldwide. We find, support, and collaborate with unique thinkers who strive to make the world a better place.

We are hiring brilliant misfits—passionate, resourceful, and resilient agents to book our community of keynote speakers. This is a great sales position, even and especially for people who’ve never considered a sales job. Under-qualified? The CEO took his college grant money, travelled the world, and never went back to school. Over-qualified? We’ve had our share of PhDs, MBAs, and LLBs. This job, simply put, is for the engaged and the engaging. The curious and the opinionated.

But it’s also a tough job. You must have a proven ability to deal with stress, work hard, and stay focused. You are a driven individual. Exceptional communication skills, written and verbal, are a minimum requirement. After all, your job will be to find, secure, and follow-through on new opportunities for our speakers—placing them at speaking engagements around the world through consistent, strategic, and proactive outreach to corporations, associations, educational institutions, and meeting and event planners. It is a position of solving problems and exploring ideas. It can be exciting. It can be frustrating. But so is anything worth doing.

We offer a competitive salary, comprehensive health insurance, boutique gym membership, exclusive weekly Zoom calls and in-person visits with top thinkers, and a work environment of continuous learning and support.

A final word about us. We’ve been around for over 30 years and have a well-earned reputation for only representing the world’s most interesting people and have been described as having an uncanny ability to anticipate the zeitgeist. You’ll be joining a team of 25+ and growing.

If you are a brilliant misfit who wants to challenge yourself, write to us at [email protected]! Please include your resume as well as an original cover letter that specifically, and persuasively, addresses why you’d like to work at The Lavin Agency. In that cover letter, please also tell us about one cultural figure who you think is underrated. (Submissions without cover letter will not be considered).