Wayne Elsey has been involved in charity, humanitarian and social enterprise work for more than a decade. Nonprofit organizations and businesses focused on profit and social impact, have turned to Wayne’s thought leadership since he began his work in the social sector. At the time of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami, Wayne was the president of an international shoe manufacturing company. The devastation that affected countless lives led him to a new career as a social and business entrepreneur.
For more than a decade, Wayne has focused on making a humanitarian impact and helping lead the conversation about social good in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Put simply, Wayne has changed lives around the world as a former nonprofit founder and CEO and as a social entrepreneur, achieving success only a few leaders have been able to do.
Wayne is a social entrepreneur who is the founder and chief executive officer of Elsey Enterprises, which encompasses three social enterprises, including Funds2Orgs, which is the leading shoe drive fundraising company in North America, as well as other brands, including str@ategic, SocialGoodU and CELG Freight.
Wayne is a highly sought public speaker and authority on topics related to leadership, branding, philanthropy, motivation, and charity. His network appearances include NBC Nightly News, Good Morning America, Today Show, & Fox News.