Peter Shankman is a best-selling author, entrepreneur, speaker and award-winning host of the podcast “Faster Than Normal” about ADD and ADHD. As an ADHD sufferer, he has found a way to use this condition to his advantage, merging his creativity with his hyperactivity to succeed in many aspects of life. Peter is internationally recognized for his radical, new ways of thinking about customer service, entrepreneurship, social media, PR, marketing and advertising. He is best known for founding ‘Help a Reporter Out’ (HARO) which in under a year became the de-facto standard for thousands of journalists seeking expert sources for information and comments.
Peter is also the founder of “ShankMinds: Breakthrough”, an online entrepreneurial community with members in over 10 countries. He serves as a marketing pundit for several national and international news channels and is the founder and CEO of The Geek Factory, Inc. His customer service and social media clients have included: American Express, Sprint, The US Dept. of Defense, Royal Bank or Canada, Snapple Beverage Group.
Using his limited spare time wisely, Peter has managed to complete 13 marathons, seven Olympic distance triathlons, two half-Ironman triathlons and one full Ironman Triathlon. He is also a B-licensed skydiver with over 400 jumps. Born and raised in New York City, Peter still resides there with his wife, daughter and NASA the “Wonder Cat”.
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