Mark Whitacre

Mark Whitacre

Keynote Speaker: Executive Director of t-factor of Coca Cola Consolidated, Inc. & Subject of Steven Soderbergh's "The Informant"

Mark Whitacre Biography

Mark Whitacre is Executive Director of t-factor of Coca Cola Consolidated, Inc. Mark was most recently Chief Operating Officer (COO) of CBMC, an organization that has impacted his life greatly the past two decades. Mark was an executive at CBMC from 2013 to 2020. From 2006 to 2013, he was the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Chief Science Officer at Cypress Systems, Inc., a California biotechnology company. His undercover work with the FBI during the ADM scandal was the inspiration for the major motion picture, "The Informant," starring Matt Damon as Mark Whitacre. Drawing from his unique history, Mark provides one-of-a-kind insight into corporate ethics, corporate greed, and the warning signs of a flawed corporate leadership. Read more... After simultaneously completing B.S. and M.S. degrees at Ohio State University, Mark then earned his Ph. D. degree at Cornell University in Nutritional Biochemistry. Mark then worked for multiple Fortune 500 companies including Ralston Purina, Degussa (Evonik), and Archer Daniels Midland (ADM). Mark was hired at ADM when he was 32, and as the president of the BioProducts Division from it's launch, was the youngest Divisional President in the history of the company. In just six years, their fermentation complex became one of the largest in the world. At age 35, he became a Corporate Vice President of ADM and was the leading candidate to become the next company president.

Dr. Whitacre has extensive international business experience, having lived for almost four years in West Germany, working for an international company. He has also been involved with two international companies in the Southeast Asia market and traveled the region dozens of times. Mark's more than two decades of top management experience at Fortune 500 and international companies, as well as his experience with the ADM price-fixing scandal and the FBI, give him a unique, seasoned perspective on leadership in the corporate world. As Mr. Douglas Burris, Chief of U.S. Federal Probation in the Eastern District of Missouri has stated publicly, "The story about Mark Whitacre's redemption and second chance is one of the most inspirational stories of our time."

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Mark Whitacre The Informant

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How much does it cost to book Mark Whitacre?

Booking fees for Mark Whitacre, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mark Whitacre, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Mark Whitacre?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mark Whitacre for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mark Whitacre for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mark Whitacre or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mark Whitacre or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Mark Whitacre is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business Leaders, Family & Parenting and Ethics & Integrity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Mark Whitacre for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Mark Whitacre generally travels from Cincinnati, OH, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Paul Orfalea, Andrew Fastow and Ben Stein. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mark Whitacre for an upcoming event.

Mark Whitacre Videos

Mark Whitacre The Informant

Mark Whitacre Speaking Topics

  • When Good Leaders Lose their Way

    Mark Whitacre's take away messages include:

    • the ultimate real-life lesson in personal and business ethics
    • accountability
    • about ALWAYS doing the right thing
    • the need to think long-term in all of your personal and business decisions.

    Mark's presentation is extremely entertaining as he actively engages his audience about how he wore a wire for the FBI everyday traveling the globe for three years in one of the largest white-collar cases in U.S. history. But, his story is also about Hope, Family Commitment, Redemption & Second Chances, and a wonderful example of a family Overcoming Extreme Adversity, against all odds

Mark Whitacre News

  • The Informant- The Story of Mark Whitacre

    Mark Whitacre’s whistleblowing story is similar to that of high-drama movies – both literally and figuratively. A prodigal student to a federal criminal, to a celebrated hero, the man’s entanglement with the ADM shaped his life.

  • A Presidential Pardon Long Over Due For Whistleblower Mark Whitacre

    Granting a pardon for a white collar offense represents a difficult political choice for a president. Think back to Bill Clinton's pardon of Marc Rich, viewed as more of a political favor than an act of compassion. That brings us to a pardon that some have said is gaining support inside White House ... former whistleblower Mark Whitacre.

How to book Mark Whitacre?

Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Mark Whitacre for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Mark Whitacre, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Mark Whitacre or any other celebrity of your choice.

How much does it cost to book Mark Whitacre?

Booking fees for Mark Whitacre, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Mark Whitacre, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.

Who is the agent for Mark Whitacre?

All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Mark Whitacre for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Mark Whitacre for your next private or corporate function.

What is a full-service talent booking agency?

All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Mark Whitacre or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Mark Whitacre or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.


Mark Whitacre is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Business Leaders, Family & Parenting and Ethics & Integrity. The estimated speaking fee range to book Mark Whitacre for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Mark Whitacre generally travels from Cincinnati, OH, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Paul Orfalea, Andrew Fastow and Ben Stein. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Mark Whitacre for an upcoming event.

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