About our CEO
Larry Benet is known as the
Connector. He is the
past Chairman of the Tsunami Disaster Relief Project
where he brought top business leaders together to
raise money for the victims of the Tsunami and proceeds
were distributed through Save the Children Habitat
for Humanity and the Humane Society.
He is considered a master relationship builder,
one of the country's most "Outside the Box" business
strategist, a great connector of people, and has
been referred to as "America’s Connection
Benet is a frequent speaker at industry conferences
around the country. He has earned a reputation as
a dynamic and engaging speaker and has shared the
platform or interviewed people like Mark Victor Hansen, author
of the best seller "Chicken Soup for the Soul" series,
Ken Blanchard of the "One Minute Manager", Ken Kragen
creator of "We Are The World", motivational
speaker Les Brown, marketing geniuses like
Jay Abraham, Dan Kennedy and Blublocker founder Joe
Sugarman, and Recruiter of the Century Gerry Roche
Vice Chairman of Heidrick and Struggles, Harvey Mackay,
author of "Swim
with the Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive".
for connecting other people combined with his expertise
in strategic alliances and joint ventures, coupled
with his ability to think Outside the Box and create
innovative ideas, has allowed him to create relationships
with people from all walks of life as well as create
large increases in revenue for his clients.
Mr. Benet works with Entrepreneurs, Sales Professionals,
Small Business Owners, Service Professionals, authors,
speakers, and corporate executives to:
- Shorten sales cycles
- Open up closed doors
- Dramatically increase the
number of referrals you get
- Accelerate revenue opportunities
- Attract bigger
Mr. Benet is currently working on his soon to be
released book “The Art of Connecting”,
sharing the principles he lives by that can help
others to connect with anyone, anytime, and create
more meaningful connections. His favorite phrase,
HOW CAN I HELP YOU, is a simple concept where by
just helping others with what is important
to them, ensures that you will attract the
best that life has to offer to you.
Larry is the
founder and Chief Idea Officer of Outside
The Box Consulting and Outside The Box Promotions, larrybenet.com ,
a successful and innovative sales, marketing and
promotions consulting firm.
Larry Benet was
previously Director of Alliance Programs at Gartner
Group, the largest market research technology consulting
firm in the world who provides unrivalled thought-leadership
and strategic consulting services to more than 11,000
organizations worldwide including IBM, Microsoft,
HP and Intel.
Larry Benet has been
past President of the Southeastern Software Association,
and has also has served on the board of TAG
(Technology Association of Georgia).
volunteers his time to various charities to come
up with big ideas on how they can raise money in
unique and fun ways.
He currently helps the Larry
King Cardiac Foundation , and
of Africa with Nelson Mendela and Richard
on the Board of advisors for the Wyland
foundation , and helps
with the Big Task Weekend on Global Warming.
goal over his lifetime is to raise 1 billion dollars
for worthy causes thru his connections and his ideas.
Mr. Benet is a graduate of Florida State
University. When not busy working, Larry enjoys playing
tennis, traveling, reading, listening to music, attending
personal development and marketing seminars, and
getting to New York to visit his family and see his
little niece Samantha Joy.
You can e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.