Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization. BNI has 9,000 chapters throughout the world. In 2018 BNI generated 11.2 million referrals resulting in $14.2 billion dollars worth of business for its members. Dr. Misner’s Ph.D. is from USC.He is a New York Times Bestselling author of two dozen books including his latest – Who’s in Your Room? He is a columnist for Entrepreneur.com and has been a university professor. Called the “Father of Modern Networking” by CNN and one of the “Top Networking Experts” by Forbes, Dr. Misner is considered the world’s leading expert on business networking. A celebrated keynote speaker , he has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and numerous shows including CNN, the BBC and The Today Show. Among his many awards, he has been named “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Red Cross. Oh, and in his spare time he is also an amateur magician and a black belt in karate.