Updated: Dec 18, 2020
Dr. Ivan Misner is the Founder & Chief Visionary Officer of BNI, the world’s largest business networking organization.
Founded in 1985 the organization now has over 9,100 chapters throughout every populated continent of the world. Last year alone, 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 the University of Southern California. He is a New York Times Bestselling author who has written 24 books including his latest book – Who’s in Your Room? He is also a columnist for Entrepreneur.com and has been a university professor as well as a member of the Board of Trustees for the University of La Verne.
Among his many awards, he has been named “Humanitarian of the Year” by the Red Cross and was recently the recipient of the John C. Maxwell Leadership Award. He is also proud to be the Co-Founder of the BNI Charitable Foundation. He and his wife, Elisabeth, are now “empty nesters” with three adult children Oh, and in his spare time!!! he is also an amateur magician and a black belt in karate.