Entrepreneur, Creative, Speaker, Maker of Smiles.
Kane Sarhan is Creative Director and Co-Founder of THE WELL, a modern wellness club in New York City.
Previously, he was a Vice President at Starwood Capital Group where he served as Head of Brand for 1 Hotels. In this role, he oversaw the development and management of the Firm’s two award winning luxury lifestyle hotel and residence brands, 1 Hotels & Homes and Baccarat Hotels & Residences. Kane drove the launch of both new brands and oversaw all strategic brand experiences, leading to 1 Hotels winning many industry awards, including Best New Brand by Hospitality Design and 10 Best Hotels in The USA by Conde Nast Traveler
Prior to his work in the hospitality industry, Kane was the co-founder of Enstitute, a national non-profit that launched the first national apprenticeship program in the United States.
Kane has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, is an Echoing Green Fellow, and a Francis Hesselbein Institute NEXT Leader of the Future, and has been named one of the 31 most important LGBT people in tech by Business Insider. He has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, The New York Times, Conde Nast Traveler, Forbes Magazine, CNN, The Huffington Post, and Fast Company.
Kane speaks often about sustainability, brand marketing, and the 21st century workforce. He focuses on the intersection of creativity and business, where dollars and design meet to create the global, category defining brands. With his trademark frankness and wry sense of humor, Kane's tell-it-like-it-is attitude reveals the best practices and strategies that have enabled him to build award winning brands.
His keynotes are a blend of personal experience, research, and cutting edge case studies that will provide attendees with both insight and practical steps they can implement within their own organizations.
Some examples of keynote topics include:
LETS TAKE A TRIP: THE FUTURE OF TRAVEL & HOSPITALITY AS TOLD BY A MILLENNIAL
THE SWISS ARMY KNIFE ECONOMY: WHY YOU SHOULD KNOW AND DO A LITTLE OF EVERYTHING TO WIN IN TODAYS ECONOMY
THE SMOKING YOGI: A LOOK AT THE GROWING WELLNESS SECTOR AND HOW YOU CAN INFUSE NO BS WELLNESS INTO YOUR LIFE & COMPANY.
THE SUSTAINABLE ADVANTAGE: HOW TO WIN FOR YOUR BUSINESS & THE PLANET
BABY GOT BRAND: WHAT MAKES THE WORLDS BEST BRANDS GREAT, HOW THEY DO IT, & HOW TO COPY IT
Kane’s keynotes can be customized by industry (education, retail, banking) or by function (marketing, HR, C-suite) to ensure audiences receive the benefit of information that is highly tailored, relevant, and actionable.
PAST GIGS & WHAT THEY SAY
MAJOR INSURANCE COMPANY
Kane has served as both a moderator and speaker at our events for three years– in all cases he was an attendee favorite and a unique voice with fresh ideas.
TOP FINANCIAL INSTITUTION
Kane was a strong speaker favorite at our recent elite Symposium – he brought energy to the meeting and got the group thinking about themes they might otherwise not think about. a
TOP ADVERTISING COMPANY
Kane did a phenomenal job - his talk was one of the highest rated. Everyone loved his energy and insights, ourselves included