Simon Mainwaring

Simon Mainwaring is the founder and CEO of We First, a strategic consultancy that accelerates growth and impact for purpose-driven brands.

His first book, We First, is a New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Amazon bestseller. It was named an Amazon Top Ten Business Book, 800CEORead Top Five Marketing Book, strategy+business named it the Best Business Marketing Book of the Year, and Sustainable Brands listed We First as one of their Top Sustainability Books of the decade. It has been translated into Russian, Chinese, Taiwanese, and Korean.

Simon’s new book, Lead With We, is a Wall Street Journal bestseller, AXIOM Gold Medal Winner, McKinsey Top Workplace Culture bestseller, Forbes #2 Best Business Book of the Year, Official Nominee for The Next Big Idea, International Business Book of the Year finalist, and American Book Fest Best Books of 2022 finalist.

Simon is a sought-after international speaker with engagements including the Cannes International Advertising Festival, Royal Society of Arts, SXSW, TEDxSF, NAB, Promax International, Conscious Capitalism, Necker Island with Sir Richard Branson, World 50, Ivy, CECP, Sustainable Brands, SOCAP, 3BL, Social Good Summit, National Speakers Association, 1440 Multiversity, National Press Club, The Penn Club of New York, and the United Nations Foundation. He has delivered keynotes at Google, Coca-Cola, General Motors, VF, Samsung, VSP Global, Toyota, SAP, Gucci, JP Morgan Chase, Timberland, VW Group, the NHL, and Patagonia. He has presented at the Harvard Business School Association, Wharton Daily, UCLA, USC, University of Oregon, and University of Chicago.

Simon was named a Thinkers360 Top 50 Thought Leaders & Influencers for Climate Change, a Real Leaders ‘Top 50 Keynote Speakers in the World’, a Top 5 Marketing Speaker by for 5 years in a row, and appeared on the cover of the National Speaker’s Magazine. He has been featured in BBC World News, Bloomberg Beta, Cheddar TV, CNBC, NPR, The Guardian, Authority Magazine, Leader to Leader, Advertising Age, Apple News, Fortune, Inc., Management Today Magazine, Success, Entrepreneur, AMA, Forbes, and Fast Company. He hosts the influential business podcast, Lead With We (top 1% of podcasts globally) and is a prolific columnist for the CMO Network.