Dave Durand

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Dave Durand


CEO and co-founder, Best Version Media



Employees: 100

Dave Durand founded Brookfield-based Best Version Media at a time when some claimed print media was dead.

Today, the company has nearly 500 community-based publications in all 50 states and Canada, and is among the 20 fastest-growing media companies in North America.

Durand is a best-selling author, radio personality, and a professional speaker and trainer to more than 150,000 people.

He is also a co-founder of an international multimillion-dollar nonprofit company and founder of The Durand Leadership Group, an association of experienced business leaders who come together to learn and share ideas.

Durand has been named one of the top 100 Minds in America on the topic of personal development in Leadership Excellence magazine, and is also routinely a highly rated executive on Glassdoor, a website and job board where employees and former employees anonymously review companies and their management.

Best Version Media currently employs 100 people in its Brookfield office, and the company works with hundreds of publishers all over the globe to produce its publications.

Locally, Best Version produces publications for Brookfield, Whitefish Bay, Bayside, River Hills, Pewaukee, Delafield, Waukesha, Elm Grove, Muskego and others.

More than 1.5 million people read BVM publications, and this year, Durand launched a brand new social media platform called Myopolis.

Myopolis is one of the only social media platforms that categorizes individual posts and allows a user to filter them accordingly.

While BVM has been successful, Durand continues to follow his passion for disruptive entrepreneurship.

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