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Vern Oakley

Vern Oakley

is CEO and Creative Director of Tribe Pictures. For 30 years, he has produced and directed short and long form films for global corporations and institutions that have won over 400 international awards, many "best in show." These films have helped launch the world’s largest IPO, reposition “Fortune 10” brands, and raise over $7 billion dollars for academic and charitable institutions. A client recently called Vern “the business artist,” which captures his facility in both the boardroom and on the film set. When he directs CEOs and other top executives, he brings a depth of insight into their strategic business needs and shows them how to express their authentic self on camera. Oakley is the author of Leadership in Focus: Bringing Out Your Best On Camera, which will be published in April 2017, and he teaches in the Corporate Communication Graduate School at Baruch College.

Vern believes business can be a force for good in the world, and is committed in all endeavors connecting people and ideas to further that notion. He is proud to use his experience in helping to raise the CYCLE Kids profile to positively affect the lives of more children and families.