Jeff Thredgold

Jeff Thredgold

Provides powerful economic insights in an entertaining style

Speaker Categories: | Economic | Global Economy | Headliners | Business Humor

Travels From: UT, United States.

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Entertaining and Economist in the same sentence? Yes!!

Economic futurist Jeff Thredgold has been helping people understand the tangled maze of the economy and financial markets for over three decades. With a unique ability to "cut though the fluff," he leads his audience on a slightly irreverent, up-to-the-minute "tour" of the economy, financial markets, education, government, and a sneak preview of the future.

Jeff is President of Thredgold Economic Associates, an economic consulting and professional speaking company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. He is the only economist in the world to have ever received the international designation of CSP, or Certified Speaking Professional, the highest earned designation in professional speaking. He has spoken more than 1,500 times during the past 22 years, traveling more than two million miles in the process.

His latest book, econAmerica, was released by major publisher Wiley & Sons. In econAmerica, Jeff explains in detail the four key factors, or Silver Bullets, that will drive the American economy for years to come.

Customizing his remarks specifically to the industry or group that he is addressing, he can present whatever length program is desired, from 30 minutes to four hours, and will always finish according to your schedule, not his. He uses humor to keep things light, while also providing a great deal of substance for audience members.

He has served the past 13 years as economic consultant to $55 billion Zions Bancorporation, which has banks in 10 states.  His career also includes 23 years with $100 billion banking giant KeyCorp, where he served as Senior Vice President and Chief Economist. 

He is a member of five national forecast panels, including Blue Chip Financial Forecasts and those of USA TODAY and the Associated Press.  Jeff has appeared dozens of times on CNBC-TV…the nation’s business network, as well as numerous appearances on CNN.

Jeff has been writing a weekly economic and financial newsletter, now titled the Tea Leaf, for 35 years. He is the monthly economic columnist for Business Issues, one of Asia’s newest business publications.

In addition to econAmerica, he is the author of Economy by Thredgold, A Parent's Letter to My Children in School, and On The One Hand…The Economist’s Joke Book. The company also produces quarterly economic reports and a monthly small business index for various clients.

He served as an adjunct professor of finance at the University of Utah for 16 years and served as President of the National Association for Business Economics Utah Chapter. He is a former member of the Economic Advisory Committee of the American Bankers Association and the Economic Policy Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

U.S. Economic & Financial Outlook: Your Money, Your World, Your Family…The Future

An entertaining, informative, and humorous “tour” of the U.S. and global economy, financial markets, education, employment, retirement, and more. Jeff provides a clear and focused picture of what’s happening in the economy and how it affects the future of your finances. Drawing from his latest book, econAmerica (released by major publisher Wiley & Sons), he shares the four key factors, or Silver Bullets, that will combine to create a strong American economy in coming years.

The Recession’s Over! Now What?

This presentation includes an up-to-the-minute and entertaining discussion of the economy and financial markets, as well as valuable tips to help your company survive and thrive now that the Great Recession is over. Discussion includes gaining market share, attracting talented people, and recognizing that We Will Get Through This!

Money & Music

Looking for something new for your next luncheon or dinner event or client function? Money & Music is a distinct and engaging program that combines the talents of Jeff Thredgold with his wife, pop violinist and recording artist Lynnette Thredgold. First, Jeff takes your audience on a fascinating and humorous tour of the economy and financial markets, revealing critical insights and dispelling common myths along the way. Then enjoy the incomparable musical entertainment of Lynnette, playing a passionate and energetic blend of pop, classical, Latin, blues and jazz—all on the violin. This dynamic duo might be just the ticket for your next special occasion.

Top Ten Economic Myths

Think you’re getting the full economic picture from the national media? Think again. In an upbeat and entertaining presentation, Jeff sets the record straight by debunking ten of today’s most common economic myths.

  • econAmerica: Why the American Economy Is Alive and Well…And What That Means to Your Wallet
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  • econAmerica: Why the American Economy Is Alive and Well…And What That Means to Your Wallet
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  • “Jeff’s presentation on the economy was spot-on. Amidst all of the gloom and doom, it’s so refreshing to hear a leading economist who has a firm grasp on reality, but is also an optimist who still believes in the resiliency, ingenuity and greatness of America and her citizens.”

    Strategic Planning Group
  • “…it really does take a special kind of speaker to make economics interesting to an audience such as ours that is so diverse in terms of age, sex, etc.…you would be a strong addition to any serious program.”

    Mechanical Contractors Association
  • “Many of our executives at the DaimlerChrysler Services Senior Management Meeting in Montreal made a point to catch me and comment about how engaging and informative your presentation was.”

    DaimlerChrysler Services
  • “We have received nothing but raves from our members. Your session received the highest rating of any session during the three day conference. The presentation was informative, well paced and most importantly, fun!”

    Northwest Public Power Association
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