Richard Lorenzen is an American entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist. He is the founder and CEO of Fifth Avenue Brands, a New York public relations firm. Born as the child of a fireman and a journalist in Long Island, New York, Richard's interest in entrepreneurship and drive to achieve led him to start his first online business venture at the age of 15. His early dive into the emerging space of digital marketing allowed him to build a fast-growing online agency which became a launch pad for his career ever since.
Richard is regularly cited as one of the most influential millennial entrepreneurs in America. He has been featured in CNBC, Fox News, Forbes, Entrepreneur Magazine, AdWeek and more. Inc. Magazine named him one of the most inspirational entrepreneurs of 2017 while Entrepreneur Magazine ranked him as one of the top 50 people in digital marketing.
Richard is a frequent keynote speaker on the topics of entrepreneurship and foreign policy, especially for millennials. He is a member of foreign policy think tank Concordia as well as the Young Entrepreneur Council. Richard is a founding member of the Forbes Agency Council.
In 2016, Richard authored a book for millennial entrepreneurs called Surge.
In 2017, he delivered a TEDx talk about empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs.
INTERVIEWS AND PANELS
Richard Lorenzen, founder and CEO of Fifth Avenue Brands regularly participates in interviews and expert panels to share insights and opinions on emerging trends in business and entrepreneurship as well as to reveal the foundational principles behind his success.
Invite Richard to set your audience on fire with drive and ambition to achieve as he shares the most important strategies and tactics he used to build his companies. He will walk you through a day in his life and the winning habits he has developed to perform at top levels.
Richard's greatest passion is speaking to high school and college students as well as other millennials who are aspiring to entrepreneurship. He'll introduce how he got his start while still in high school, the obstacles he faced and what it takes to be successful as a young entrepreneur.