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CLINT GREENLEAF

Clint Greenleaf began his business career working as a staff accountant at Deloitte and Touche and earning his CPA.  After writing his own book and receiving requests from friends to help publish their books, Clint started Greenleaf Book Group.  Clint used non-traditional publishing methods to grow Greenleaf into one of the industry’s leading independent book publishers and distributors.  With Clint at the helm, Greenleaf represented thousands of titles, produced over 30 NY Times and Wall Street Journal best sellers, and was one of INC's fastest-growing companies in America, making the INC 500 list in 2006 and the INC 5000 list from 2007-2012.  During his tenure as CEO at Greenleaf, Clint led the company to be certified by WorldBlu as a “Most Democratic Workplace” for transparent policies, employee engagement and leadership.  Clint sold Greenleaf Book Group in 2011, and stayed with the company as CEO and Chairman until 2014.

A serial entrepreneur, Clint has started, managed and sold numerous businesses and has also served, and serves, on various boards advising other businesses along the way, including Keystone Bank, DRG and Zilker Media. Together with his teammates, he created HomePlate Peanut Butter, a baseball-themed peanut butter served in every major league clubhouse. A new, healthier version of peanut butter, this product is designed to meet the needs of pro athletes and active families alike. Moonshot’s list of investors includes several well-known major league baseball players. Clint and his team sold HomePlate to a private investor in 2019. His love of sports also inspired him to start Bambino Balls, a sports-themed baby clothing company that he sold in 2018.

One of Clint's passions is financial responsibility and literacy.  As a business leader, Clint discovered that even though all companies deal with money, very few employees were provided the knowledge of basic financial principles in their own lives.  Clint learned that he could improve his bottom line by imparting a fundamental level of financial knowledge in his employees. He also  wanted to impart the same financial education to children, including his own, and he used books as a way to impart that knowledge.  He is the author of two books that focus on building financial literacy.  Award-winning Give, Save, Spend With The Three Little Pigs is a children’s book based on the give-save-spend concept.  It’s a sequel to the classic fairy tale that teaches kids a safe and practical approach to managing money.  Beyond the Piggy Bank is a parents’ guide that sets forth a customizable roadmap for teaching financial wisdom to your children. The two books work hand in hand to further a goal Clint is passionate about:  inspiring and building the next generation to be financially literate, competent and ultimately successful stewards of their money. 

As a book publisher, Clint also works to give back to the environment through his company Tree Neutral®, which works to offset paper consumption through reforestation. Clint received the “Green Business Leader” award for his work at Tree Neutral® from the Austin Business Journal.

Clint has been a regular guest on national news networks, and his articles have appeared in publications such as American Express OPEN, Inc.com, CNN Money, and The Huffington Post. He has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Inc. Magazine, Fox, Fox Business News, CNBC, CNN, MSBNC, Money Magazine, Men’s Health, Forbes, Entrepreneur, and others.       

Clint is actively involved in business organizations in his community and across the world.  He is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and sits on the Board of Directors for the YPO Western Region and the Austin board of NACD. He has been involved in Entrepreneur’s Organization, is a member of National Speakers Association, and is an NACD Board Leadership Fellow and NACD Certified Director.  Clint is passionate about giving back to budding entrepreneurs; he mentors start-up companies through Branson Center for Entrepreneurship and SKU, is a top lender with KIVA, and has been a guest lecturer at institutions such as Acton, University of Texas, University School, Holy Cross, and Hiram College.