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Paige Velasquez Budde is a veteran marketer, entrepreneur, and keynote speaker. 

She is a co-founding partner and the CEO of Zilker Media, an Austin-based agency that builds people-driven brands. During her tenure as CEO, the Austin Business Journal has named Zilker one of the city’s fastest growing companies as well as one of its best places to work, two years in a row. It has also been listed on Austin Inno’s list of “Coolest Companies.”

Paige has shared the stage with leaders such as Jamie Dimon, Donald Miller and Daymond John, and speaks to leaders about strategic business influence and people-driven marketing at many conferences and corporate events, including organizations such as Ernst & Young, JPMorgan Chase, Harvard Medical School, The University of Texas, Camp Gladiator, Entrepreneurs Organization, and the Women Presidents Organization. She delivered a TEDx Talk at the University of Texas Business School in March 2023. Her approach to people-driven marketing has been featured in media outlets such as Inc., Thrive Global, KevinMD, Texas CEO Magazine, Authority Magazine, Business News Daily, and Business.com. 

She has led marketing campaigns and strategies for some of the world’s most recognized authorities, including New York Times bestselling author and Fortune editor Geoff Colvin, and New York Times bestselling author and Hall of Fame speaker Sally Hogshead, among others. 

Paige is passionate about community involvement and volunteers her time with several organizations. One is Texas Tower, a collegiate publicity organization for her alma mater, the University of Texas at Austin, where Paige teaches students about the PR and marketing industry. She is also a member of Entrepreneurs Organization, Women Presidents Organization, C12, Renegade Global and Austin Business Journal BizWomen Leadership Council. She resides in Austin with her husband, Jordan and son, Landry. To learn more, visit  https://www.paigevelasquezbudde.com/

About Paige