About Eliot Burdett

I am a husband, father, and business starter and builder.

For 25+ years, I have been in the technology sector, starting several companies including Peak Sales Recruiting, Singularity Search, ProdentSearch, Ventrada Systems, and GlobalX. I also launched Helping Heroes to support single mother business owners in developing nations.

My passions include living a rich life with my family, moving constantly (my wife will say I can never sit still), eating well, creating and building things, reading and learning, writing, meditating, getting outside, going on journeys, finding adventures, conducting experiments on myself and eating my wife’s amazing cooking.

In 2003 I was a Top 40 Under 40 award winner and have been featured or interviewed in the following: Forbes Magazine, Fortune, The New York Times, CNN, ROB TV, and The Globe and Mail.

From as far back as I can remember, I have been really lucky to have strong, caring people around me. From my parents and brother to my wife, my business partner, friends and mentors. They taught me humility, respect, compassion, integrity, self-reliance, how to enjoy the good times, how to battle through the tough times and the value of courage.

Favorite authors (fiction): Jack London, Ayn Rand, Christopher Buckley, John Steinbeck, Paulo Coelho, Ernest Hemingway, Alexandre Dumas, and Arthur C Clarke

Favorite authors (non fiction):
Peter Drucker, Dan Kennedy, Guy Kawasaki, Jim Collins, Sun Tzu, Napolean Hill, Earl Nightingale, David Sandler, Mark Steyn, George Jonas, Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hahn, Lama Surya Das… too many to list.

Favorite movies (in no particular order): One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Snatch, Fight Club, Hunt for Red October, Bladerunner, Office Space, Pandorum, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Zoolander.

If you looked on my iPod, you would find: a million songs from a vareity of genres including Soundgarden, Van Morrison, Simon and Garfunkle, Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, Stereophonics, Incubus, the Police, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Led Zeppelin, Frank Zappa, the Vines, Gomez, Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stoneage, Janes Addiction, White Zombie, Chemical Brothers, Zero7, Thievery Corporation, Dimitri from Paris, MC Solaar, Nina Simone, Sarah Vaughn, Miles Davis (all phases), John Coltrane, Chet Baker, Dexter Gordon, Thelonious Monk, Dave Brubeck, Stan Getz, Tom Waits (very early), Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, Jack Johnson,  even Taylor Swift and many many more.

My political views:  I subscribe to the concept of “live and let live” so less government is usually better.

I write for the the blog at Peak Sales. My tweets can be found here www.twitter.com/eliotburdett and I posted regularly on Instagram here www.instagram.com/eliotburdett/