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A Conversation On Leadership & Culture – Featuring Mike Beckham – Co-Founder & CEO, Simple Modern

 

Join Steve Blair for another conversation in his series, focusing on the roles of leadership and culture in transforming organizational performance.

For this conversation, Steve will host Mike Beckham, Co-Founder & CEO of Simple Modern.

 

About Mike Beckham

Mike Beckham is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Simple Modern, a leading producer of premium drinkware and lifestyle products. Founded in 2015 and based in Oklahoma, Simple Modern currently generates a nine-figure annual revenue and is committed to generosity, donating at least 10% of annual profits to nonprofit organizations. Under Mike’s leadership, the company has grown into a category leader for Amazon, Target, and Sam’s Club. In addition, Simple Modern launched in Walmart stores nationwide in 2022.

Prior to founding Simple Modern, Mike spent over a decade working for the worldwide Christian ministry CRU. Equipped with a deep understanding of the nonprofit sector, Mike transitioned into the business world and helped found and operate several e-commerce businesses, which cumulatively generated more than $1 billion in revenue. Mike graduated with a degree from the University of Oklahoma Price College of Business, where he currently serves as the senior entrepreneur-in-residence.

 

About Steve Blair

Steve is a proven people and culture leader with a unique combination of commercial, entrepreneurial, organizational, and talent development skills and experiences across the spectrum from a global Fortune 50 company to a hyper growth mid-market start up, and a few in-between.

Among his many accomplishments are stewarding the culture at The Harvest Group, recognized as Entrepreneur magazine’s Top Company Culture and Forbes magazine’s Small Giants, while spending multiple years on Inc. magazine’s Best Places to Work list.

 

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