Braintrust Professional Institute

Building Professional Capacity, Profile, and Impact

Leading edge, just-in-time learning in Strategy, Marketing, Thought Leadership, and Business Development.

The Braintrust Professional Institute empowers experts, advisors, professionals, and leaders to scale their organization:

Market-proven models and frameworks that can be easily adapted.

Practical strategies and implementation tactics - not just theory.

Coaching and Management Advisory to provide perspective and the benefit of our experience.

On-demand learning means that it will work with your busy schedule. (We also do custom "Live" programs)

"A top number one communicator and visionary with excellent skills and technical knowledge. I can recommend Randall without reservation."

Bob Coffey
Vice Chair, KPMG 

"Randall's astute counsel and strategic perspective have been invaluable to me as the CEO. His knowledge across the broad range of strategy, marketing, and technology has been invaluable."

Kirk Layton
President and Founder, eServus 

"Randall has the unique ability to cut to the heart of the issue and provides concrete ideas that change the way you think and clarify what needs to be done."

Cass Bayley
President, Bayley Group 

"Randall is a perceptive, highly innovative thinker with an acute awareness of the fundamental principles of business."

Patrick Ferrier
President, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Higher-Ed

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

The more effort you put into each action item, the greater your impact will be. Our two comprehensive courses (Thought Leadership, Trusted Advisor), are definitely not a "sit back and be entertained" training: they are zero-fluff. They have been designed to minimize the amount of your time listening, in order to give you more time to actually execute. For our shorter courses, they are designed to illuminate a particular topic area, and are also zero fluff: time commitment depends on how deeply you wish to implement any of the frameworks and concepts that were introduced.

Randall has founded several successful start-ups, held a long-time position at KPMG, and was a senior executive at an American public company. He is the author 8 books, including The Everything Guide to Starting an Online Business, has taught at numerous executive education programs, and frequently appears as an expert in the media. Beyond his role as the CEO of the Braintrust Professional Institute, Randall divides his time between coaching leaders on how to scale their businesses, writing, and sharing his knowledge on digital strategy as a conference speaker. Randall has served on numerous corporate and not-for-profit boards, and has earned an FCMC, CFA, MBA, CSP, and a Black Belt in Karate. Randall has also been inducted into the Speaking Hall of Fame.

Yes! We deliver both custom programs, as well as "point" training on more than 58 topics across the areas of leadership, strategy, marketing, and business development. We also deliver integrated programs that include both live training and leadership coaching. Interested in learning more? Reach out at or to have a short conversation.