Forbes Top 30 Influencer on Social Media & Digital Sales



I have worked on many of the earliest sales digital transformation programs changing them from archaic to innovators – I know which technologies help or hurt sales productivity and revenue – it’s my passion. I’ve also created a formula to help executives build their LinkedIn profiles to maximize thought leadership. I love to share my knowledge as a professor, keynote speaker, and TED Talks speaker.

Higher education is also a passion of mine and I have been teaching + creating university-level courses as a Professor for the past decade. I also teach social media to Canadian marketing and advertising experts on behalf of IAB (Internet Advertising Bureau of Canada). I’ve developed and instructed accredited courses in digital and social media for global institutions including working with Pearson Education to modernize course material.

I’ve worked directly with Fortune 500 brands like Aflac, MasterCard, IBM & more to introduce digital and social media sales workshops that increase revenue and funnel size. Public speaking is something I enjoy and continue to do regularly as a keynote speaker and television correspondent for social media. Contributing blogger for Social Media Today, Social Media Examiner, Salesforce, Marketo, HootSuite and regular guest on SAP’s Social Selling podcast. In addition, I have published peer-reviewed case studies and articles cited by numerous books and academic publications, co-authored 4 books available on Amazon.


Forbes/KiteDesk – Top 30 Social Selling Influencers in the World
Sales Lead Management Association – 50 Most Influential
AA-ISP – Top 25 Most Influential Inside Sales Professionals
InsideView and Social Selling University – Top 15 Selling Professionals

Vernon Niven

CEO/Founder |

Julio is one of a very small handful of social selling experts that I’ve come to depend on for insight, wisdom – and new tricks. Just read anything Julio has written about how to leverage social media to build customer relationships, and you’ll immediately recognize someone who clearly practices what he preaches. He’s a really nice guy, to boot.

Breanna Jacobs

Senior Producer of Social Media, Content Marketing & Tech Conferences | Global Strategic Management Institute

I have had the pleasure of including Julio as a speaker at GSMI’s Social Media Strategies Summit. Julio is great to work with – he is responsive, organized, extremely flexible, and a true thought leader in his industry. He always puts together excellent presentations and consistently receives great reviews on his talks from summit attendees. Looking forward to having Julio speak at many more summits.

Jamie Kerr

Regional Sales Director | Enterprise, New York | hootsuite

After completing Julio’s “Ctrain” demonstration program I felt immediately rewarded. From the onset of our 3-week training journey, Julio expressed his passion and need for us to step up our game and deliver truly Customer-Centric demonstrations of our product. I learned so much about my presentation style’s strengths and opportunities and why we need to be executing what really matters. I consider this a huge win so early in my sales career and look forward to taking what I have learned forward and blowing away my/our competition. If I had to sum Julio up in one word, it’s Passionate!

Shawn (Alexander) Goldsmith, CFE

Franchise Guest Lecturer | Cornell University

Julio is one of the most prominent thought leaders in Social Selling. He has extensive experience working hands-on with Fortune 100 companies around the world. What impresses me most about Julio is that his efforts yield hard quota attainment results. He is always eager to set the bar higher. I look forward to continuing working with Julio, he is a pleasure to work with.

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