National Business Columnist and Consultant to Address Keystone College Class of 2012
La Plume - A nationally known business author, columnist, blogger, and business consultant will share his unique perspectives and secrets of success with members of the Class of 2012 during Keystone College’s 141st annual commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 19 at 2 p.m. at Bailey Field.
Mikal E. Belicove, a 1986 Keystone graduate, is an Entrepreneur magazine columnist, contributing writer, and blogger. He is also a respected behind-the-scenes business strategist, specializing in market analysis, reputation management, and content marketing for a select group of high-profile individuals and businesses.
Mr. Belicove’s clients include emerging companies and Fortune 500 brands, CEOs and other top-level executives and high-profile personalities. He is known for helping businesses and individuals manage their brands and reputations through a combination of methods that lead to increased market share, status, and trust.
Mr. Belicove has a long and established history of accomplishments in business and publishing. He started his first business in high school, selling car audio systems to classmates old enough to drive. He successfully launched and then sold a Boulder, Colo. internet start-up, worked in acquisitions for Pearson, plc. and John Wiley & Sons, Inc., served in a variety of staff roles at the Association for Experiential Education, and was the first executive director of the Adventure Travel Trade Association. In the fall of 2011, Penguin Group USA/Alpha Books published Mr. Belicove’s latest co-authored book, The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Facebook.
In addition to his column and online contributions for Entrepreneur magazine, Mr. Belicove writes the “Business Blueprints” column for Action, Outdoor & Bike magazine. His writing and thoughts on business have been featured in several print and on-online publications, including U.S. News and World Report, Forbes.com, Yahoo! Finance, The Street.com, PC World, Information Week and American Express OPEN.
In addition to Keystone, Mr. Belicove also attended the University of Houston, where he was elected student body president and president of the Residence Halls Association. He resides in Laguna Beach, Calif.