The Authors

Tom Searcy is a nationally recognized author, speaker, and the foremost expert in large account sales. His methods of unlocking explosive growth were developed through years of real-world success. By the age of 40, Searcy had led four corporations, transforming annual revenues of less than $15 million to more than $100 million in each case.

Since then, Searcy founded Hunt Big Sales, a fast-growth consultancy and thought leadership organization. With Searcy’s guidance, Hunt Big Sales clients have landed more than $5 billion in new sales with 190 of the Fortune 500 companies, including 3M, Disney, Chase Bank, International Paper, AT&T, Apple and hundreds more.

Searcy’s revolutionary ideas are now more accessible than ever. He is the author of RFPs Suck! How to Master the RFP System Once and for All to Win Big Business  and co-author of Whale Hunting: How to Land Big Sales and Transform Your Company. Searcy’s newest book co-authored by Henry DeVries, How to Close a Deal Like Warren Buffett: Lessons from the World’s Greatest Dealmaker, is being released by McGraw-Hill in November 2012, but has already reached the top 50 business books on Amazon.com through presale alone. Searcy writes weekly online columns for Forbes, CBS MoneyWatch and Inc.com, which have a combined monthly readership of 38 million. Searcy’s expertise has been quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times UK, and Inc. Magazine.

Searcy has also established himself as a nationally renowned speaker. He is a regular contributor to the Inc. Magazine conferences, the Inc. 500/500 Conferences, and Vistage International, the leading organization for CEO thought leadership, where he is ranked in the top 1% of speakers. He’s also a member of the Million Dollar Speakers Club for the National Speakers Association. Searcy has spoken to more than 5000 CEOs internationally about explosive growth sales.

Henry DeVries is assistant dean of continuing education at the University of California, San Diego. Each year he teaches thousands of business owners and executives how to grow their businesses and advance their careers.  Henry is the co-author of Self-Marketing Secrets: Winning by Making Your Name Known, Pain Killer Marketing: How to Turn Customer Pain into Market Gain and Closing America’s Job Gap.