- Former Professional Football Player
- #1 Best-Selling Author
- Founder, Next Play™
Richie Contartesi partners with sales leaders to dramatically skyrocket sales, eliminate complacency, and create a consistent high-performance sales culture. His unique accountability system, Next Play™, is a step-by-step playbook to hold sales reps and leaders accountable to their potential every week without micromanaging. Richie started his journey when he went from a 5’7” 150 pound...read the rest
Richie Contartesi partners with sales leaders to dramatically skyrocket sales, eliminate complacency, and create a consistent high-performance sales culture. His unique accountability system, Next Play™, is a step-by-step playbook to hold sales reps and leaders accountable to their potential every week without micromanaging.
Richie started his journey when he went from a 5’7” 150 pound walk-on at Ole Miss to becoming a Division-1 football scholarship athlete in the powerhouse SouthEastern Conference. He also went on to earn the coveted SEC Scholar Athlete award.
After his graduation from Ole Miss, Richie played professional Arena football, authored his #1 bestseller, “In Spite of the Odds”, was featured in the movie “Rudy Ruettiger: The Walk On”, and founded Relentless Warrior and Next Play™.
Using this same drive and accountability system, Richie went on to break records in sales performance at a fortune 500 company, built a 7-figure nation-wide performance coaching program, and today helps companies scale to completely new levels through the Next Play™ Accountability System.
Richie shares each success story from the lens of the audience resulting in a renewed inspiration you can feel in the room. He speaks frequently to large audiences and partners with businesses of all sizes including major corporations worldwide like IBM to build teams who are clear on their goals, focused on their next play, and accountable each week, resulting in their rapid growth and record engagement.read less
Richie Contartesi in Media
“Richie thank you for jumping in and crushing itl Your message not only resonated with my team but I took away a number of great principles that will help me lead better. Appreciate you really taking the time to understand our business especially on such short notice. I've been getting all kinds of comments on…
- Michael Sundareson, Senior Vice President, Global Sales and Strategic Growth at BrightEdge
“It is so evident that you truly learn the business to best apply your Next Play™ playbook to every company you work with. Next Play™ is brought up daily here, months after your amazing keynote”
- Kelly Grey, Vice President, Customer Success at BrightEdge
“Richie exceeded all expectations and blew away our sales leaders. His story touched everyone in the room deeply. He also provided a tool my team was able to start executing immediately. Before they even left the room they were using the next play. The next month we increased sales by 55% year over year and…
- Syed Zaidi, Chief Executive Officer at System Pavers
“Richie has been working with our sales leaders for over 3 years and everytime we work with him it is always a Mic-Drop talk. I’ve had the opportunity to work with Tony Robbins and Gary Vee and when I heard Richie, I knew he was our guy to work with long term. Over the last…
- Marco Mcguire, President at DMCG
“By the end of Richie’s presentation, I knew the only thing I was missing to get to the next level was accountability. After Richie’s keynote we began working with him in his Next Play™ challenge and we are loving it. We all have the “right” focus and are held accountable each week. The numbers don’t…
- James Miller, VP of Sales at Reign
“Richie’s story and book lit a fire within me. His drive, passion, and relentless will to succeed was reminiscent of my time at Notre Dame. At 5’7” and 155 pounds, Richie overcame the obstacles and the naysayers to earn a full SEC scholarship and a place in Ole Miss tradition.”
- Rudy Ruettiger, Inspiration from the classic movie Rudy