EPISODE 5: Elijah May
Synthesis is a Root + River hosted webcast featuring nonconformist leaders whose ideas make them — and us — see the world differently.
Our fifth episode of Synthesis featured our visit with The Experience Company co-founder, Elijah May. A breath of fresh air, a paradox, a success story, Elijah is exactly what we try to bring to Synthesis: different.
As managing partner, Elijah leads the charge on convincing companies to create remarkable experiences for their customers. By connecting his experience creators with organizations looking to do remarkable things, he believes it can be proven that the greatest ROI comes from investing in people.
In his career, Elijah has negotiated with Hollywood studios, coordinated with the United States Secret Service, managed celebrity events, facilitated CEO roundtables, lectured at colleges and universities, testified as an expert witness on branding, served on city boards and committees, moderated numerous conferences, created a ground-breaking fast-pitch event for social innovators, and piloted a public speaking program for an international corporation. What did he learn? You have to believe in people, in purpose, and in possibilities.
Some of our favorite takeaways from our visit with Elijah: