Anthony "AB" Bourke

US Air Force F-16 Pilot with 2700 hours in flight, flew over NYC in Homeland Defense Mission on 9/11.
Communication, Teamwork, Leadership, and Results expert.

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 9.22.44 AMAnthony “AB” Bourke is a highly accomplished and decorated F-16 fighter pilot who flew tactical missions in service to our country.  He has accumulated more than 2,700 hours of flight time in various high performance aircraft and was one of the first pilots to fly an F-16 in missions over New York City in the aftermath of the 9/11.  

Following his impressive military career, “AB” applied the tools and techniques that made him one of our nation’s premier fighter pilots to the competitive world of business.  He ascended rapidly to become the top producing mortgage banker in the Western US for a prominent lending institution, and while with a California based start-up company, his team dramatically grew revenue from $500,000 to $65M in just three years.   “AB” then formed a global management training company where as CEO & President the company grew into a  best-in-class training company that was twice named one of Inc Magazine’s 500 fastest growing companies. 

As CEO & Founder of Mach 2 Consulting, Bourke brings his tactical knowledge and business acumen to the forefront of the management training world.  “AB” travels the globe and has shared his message of peak performance with over 50,000 people in nine countries.  He is currently working on a book titled “The Art of The Debrief.”  


Customized For Your Business

AB speaks on a variety of pertinent business issues that are customized for your organization. Like all good fighter pilots, he takes special pride in his pre-mission planning where he will spend considerable time with you by phone or in person learning about your group and preparing for the mission. His goal for every presentation is to “Walk your corporate walk, talk your corporate talk and deliver his powerful message wrapped around your meeting themes and goals.”

All of our keynote speeches include the following key components:

  • State-of-the-art multimedia presentation
  • Interactive and engaging content that leads to team buy-in
  • Customized messaging that supports your meeting goals and themes

Mach 2 has proven expertise in a wide range of subjects including:

  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Organization
  • Team Work
  • Commitment
  • Culture
  • Sales Excellence

KEYNOTE SPEECH TOPICS:

Executing at Mach 2 (45 – 60 minutes)

There are many companies with great people and great strategies in the business world today.  Ultimately the difference between the winners and the “also rans” comes down to Execution. During this interactive, multi-media keynote speech, AB will share the tools that fighter squadrons use to make sure that we are aligned, flying in formation and executing at the highest level every single time we fly. This highly motivating and inspiring keynote will equip your team with simple actionable tools that they can apply the very next day to improve execution and drive better results as individuals and as a team.  If your company is pursuing a path of Executional Excellence, this session will reinforce your messaging and provide a fresh perspective on why Execution truly matters in every business.

Communicating at Mach 2 (45 – 60 minutes)

A high impact Keynote focusing on how the world’s most successful enterprises – where results truly matter — achieve peak performance by creating a culture of honest and open feedback. At the conclusion of this 45-60 minute multi-media presentation, your team will walk out the door with a clear understanding of the potential power of open feedback. They will also learn how a “feedback gap” can cripple an organization. Finally, they will see a clear path on how you can make open feedback an integral part of your culture.

Leading at Mach 2 (45 – 60 minutes)

All great leaders have a system for driving peak performance. This hard-charging, high-impact keynote offers your leaders the straightforward, critical tools that U.S. fighter pilots employ to lead their wingmen into the demanding environment of aerial combat. Learn how the best fighter squadrons and the best businesses in the world hire future leaders, how they then properly train those individuals, and continually promote a process of continuous improvement to stay one step ahead of the competition.

Selling at Mach 2 (45 – 60 minutes)

In addition to rising to the top of the aviation community, AB has built a business career on sales excellence. After achieving accolades as “Top Producer in the Western US” for a prominent lending institution, AB led a team of 40 professionals to grow revenue at a California based start-up company from $500,000 to $65M in just three years. A quintessential sales professional, AB will teach your people that just like fighter pilots, “great sales people are made… not born.” He draws comprehensive parallels between what makes great fighter pilots and what makes great sales people. For organizations looking to develop a sales team of “Top Guns,” this dynamic, interactive speech is a must!


TESTIMONIALS

…most noticeable for the audience was the professional care and attention to detail that you put into the front end planning for the presentations and the customization of the slide program to reflect our business focus and needs.
– Jim Carter, Syncrude Canada Ltd.

Your speech was very inspiring and beneficial for our operation. I immediately started forcing my people to adopt the briefing/debriefing process in our daily operation more seriously.
– Tadashi Ishiguro, President, Brother International Corporation 

Thanks again for all of your great work this past week.  I have gotten nothing but incredible positive feedback – you made quite an impression!  I can also tell you that people referred to your presentation throughout the remainder of the sessions, and people are starting to adapt the briefing and de-briefing mentality. 
– Paul P. Robinson, Senior Product Manager, Brother International

Thanks for presenting and spending time with the team at dinner. Your speech was a hit and we plan to use briefing and debriefing to move the needle.
– Weston Settlemier, CEO, Bigge Crane and Rigging

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