Matt Scheckner, Global CEO, Advertising Week

Jul 31, 09:00 AM

This week, Michael is joined by Lord Matt Scheckner, founder and CEO of Advertising Week, the premier global gathering for the creative industries, renowned for its flagship events in New York, London, Tokyo, Sydney, Mexico City and Johannesburg. Matt’s early career included the role of executive director of sports for the City of New York, aged just 23, which set him on the path to his role today, hosting major events around the world. In this interview, the master networker also shares his advice on how to not be fearful in challenging times and the story behind the (in)famous Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest.

Matt Scheckner is CEO of Stillwell Partners, a New York City-based boutique consultancy. Stillwell is best known as the producer of Advertising Week, the world’s largest creative industries summit. Matt's signature recipe of blending thought leadership with one-of-a-kind evening experiences for the entire industry ecosystem propels Advertising Week. In addition, with Stillwell he produces the annual Nathan’s 4th of July Hot Dog Eating Contest which includes a one hour ESPN broadcast. Matt has served on the Board of Governors of the Friars Club and is active with many causes, including War Child, Comic Relief UK, London’s Roundhouse and Tuesday’s Children.