Patrick Lencioni, Michael Jr. and Alex Shootman Named as Keynote Speakers for Workfront Leap 2017 User Conference

February 22, 2017 Shelbi Gomez

Event also to feature expert panel discussing the Future of Work 

SILICON SLOPES, UT ­­—February 22, 2017 — Workfront, the leading provider of cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solutions, today announced that best-selling author Patrick Lencioni, comedian Michael Jr., and Workfront CEO Alex Shootman will be keynote speakers for the  Workfront Leap 2017 User Conference.

Lencioni is the author of ten best-selling books with over four million copies sold. After twelve years in print, his book The Five Dysfunctions of a Team remains a weekly fixture on national best-seller lists. Fortune Magazine also named him as one of the ‘ten new gurus you should know’. He will be speaking to attendees about how to be the ideal team player.

Motivational speaker and comedian Michael Jr. is giving the world an opportunity to smile again through his jokes. Michael has performed on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, Jimmy Kimmel Live, BET’s ComicView, and CNN and was recently a supporting actor in Sony Pictures’ blockbuster movie, War Room. Michael will be speaking to the audience about how to ‘Know Your Why.’

Workfront Leap is four days of intensive best practices-sharing and forward-thinking discussions of how companies can improve work efficiencies—and how attendees can have a greater impact on the success of their businesses. The conference will be held at The Grand America Hotel, Salt Lake City’s premier five-diamond hotel, from April 10 to 13, 2017.

In addition to Patrick Lencioni and Michael Jr., Leap will also feature a distinguished panel hosted by Workfront CMO Joe Staples, discussing the ‘Future of Work’ consisting of: Jay Baer, Author of Youtility and CEO of Convince & Convert; Terri Trespicio, Marketing and Branding Strategist, Writer; Dr. Raj Raghunathan, Author of If You’re So Smart Why Aren’t You Happy; and Jennifer Cardella, VP, PMO & Strategy Vendor Management Office, Viacom, Inc.

“We have over 100 unique breakout sessions and more than 50 education sessions built to help our customers improve the way they work and make their teams more efficient,” said Joe Staples, CMO of Workfront. “We feature presentations led by the best Enterprise Work Management leaders and are excited to have over 30 customer presenters from companies like Periscope, Charles Schwab, Comcast, FDA, JetBlue, Walt Disney, and GM.”

Workfront will also be honoring customers RWJ Barnabas Health, Kids II, Focus Brands, and Illumina as winners of their third annual Lion Awards.

“After the tremendous success of last year, we look forward to another year of bringing together hundreds of our customers in one place to network, share best practices, and learn,” said Staples.

For additional information the Workfront Leap 2017 Conference, visit

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About Workfront

Workfront is a cloud-based Enterprise Work Management solution that helps marketing, IT, and other enterprise teams conquer the chaos of excessive email, redundant status meetings, and disconnected tools. Unlike other tools, Workfront Enterprise Work Cloud is a centralized, easy-to-adopt solution for managing and collaborating on all types of work through the entire work lifecycle, which improves team productivity and executive visibility. Workfront is trusted by thousands of global enterprises, like, Cisco Systems, Comcast, iProspect, Schneider Electric and Trek. To learn more, visit or follow us on Twitter @Workfront_Inc.




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Shelbi Gomez

Shelbi is an experienced public relations professional with experience in both agency and corporate marketing environments. She currently guides brand awareness, market research, analyst relations, and customer content. She has nearly a decade of BtoB and BtoC experience helping companies tell their stories in the changing media landscape — in traditional media outlets, social media, and now through content marketing.

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