A business expert, Wes Berry built a remarkable $60 MILLION DOLLAR international business. In his Best Selling book “Big Things Have Small Beginnings” he shares what he has learned, about leadership and business management. As a experienced motivational and event speaker he delivers a unique perspective on outside the box thinking, which has delivered success to countless organizations. As a seasoned humorist he delivers his remarks in an entertaining and memorable style.
Berry hosts his own radio show on WDTK Detroit which has two distinct segment. “The People's Voice” features current events, in a point counterpoint format and guided by the principle that people can disagree without being disagreeable. “The Success Factor” segment focuses it's spotlight on successful non-profits as well as corporate enterprises.
Over the years, he's provided consulting services to over 40 businesses, even while simultaneously establishing a retail franchise system that operated 30 units in five States. Additionally, he's served as Headmaster of a State-Licensed Private Vocational School, and as a licensed real estate agent, having participated in over 30 transactions.
As an entrepreneur, Berry demonstrated a strategic style of management by building a multimillion-dollar brick-and-mortar business. In 1995, his business expanded to the clicks of the Internet, causing him to adjust his marketing skills to where they soon proved exceptionally well-suited to the new and radically different online arena. He operated several remarkable brands, including Flower Delivery Express, a $60 MILLION DOLLAR world-class business servicing millions of customers in over 150 countries. After a 40-year career, he divested himself of all business interests in 2016 and retired.
He's collaborated on programming for several ABC and CBS television shows. His many media appearances include: NPR, The Wall Street Journal, The London Times, Entrepreneur and Time Magazines, Fox News, Neil Cavuto, Geraldo Rivera, and John Stossel, to name a just few.
Major Honors and Awards:
2003 - Pheasant Ring Autistic Community Ring of Hope Community Service Award
2008 - NAACP Oakland County Chapter's Corporate Leadership Award
2008 - Florist Review Magazine's Retail Florist of the Year for Community Involvement
2008 - Chamber of Commerce honoree as Business Person of the Year
2011 - Inc. Magazine's Top 500|5000-ranked Fastest Growing Retailer
2012 - Optimist International's Business Person of the Year Michigan District
2014 - Civil rights organization United We Walk's Community Leader Award
2016 - Commissioned Honorary Naval Commander (O-5) by Michigan Governor Schneider
2018 - Amazon #1 Best Selling Author, #1 Hot New Release
2018 - Southern California Book Festival, Winner Best Business Book
He has held memberships in: The Detroit Economic Club, Adcraft Club of Detroit, Rotary International, Optimists International, NAACP, Shriners International, Wabeek Country Club, Detroit Athletic Club, Detroit Gun Club, NRA, and at Kirk in the Hills Presbyterian Church, where he's taught Sunday School, ushered, and served on its Board of Trustees. He has also served on the Boards of an Educational Foundation, Community Youth Assistance, and Henry Ford Hospital. Berry is a Freemason and currently serves as a Trustee of the Michigan Masonic Charitable Foundation. He also volunteers with a community group that provides wheelchair ramps to those in need. He's a graduate of Oakland Technical Center, having completed their Floriculture & Agriscience Program.
A dog lover, he enjoys fishing, and is constantly humbled by his golf game. He and his wife Mia have four sons and have been married for 30 years. They reside in West Bloomfield, Michigan.
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