Drew Harden

CEO and Co-Founder of Blue Compass, Drew Harden has grown and guided the company from a two-person start-up in 2007 to one of the Midwest's leading digital marketing companies today. 

He's a published author, has been cited by publications like USA Today, and has led web projects for clients like Spalding Sports Equipment, NAPA Auto Parts, and the NFL. 

Drew serves his team by casting Blue Compass' vision, guiding company direction, and maintaining a positive, nurturing workplace. He is passionate about creating an incredible company culture and providing servant leadership.  He speaks at conferences around the country on topics like company culture, leadership, digital marketing, social media marketing and search engine optimization.

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Drew loves positive thinking, motivating people and has a passion for faith, family, & freedom. He lives in Des Moines, Iowa with his wife Melissa and sons Ethan and Chase.

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Company Culture Speaker for Events, Webinars & Conferences

Drew regularly serves as a speaker on topics such as leadership and company culture, digital marketing and search engine optimization (SEO). Interested in having him speak at your event? Contact him at dharden@bluecompass.com.


"Drew Harden spoke at an inaugural American Marketing Association (AMA) Iowa market expansion event in the Quad Cities in June 2017. The presentation received rave reviews from attendees – our single most well-received AMA Iowa event in recent history. Drew’s speaking style, paired with his ability to communicate a topic in a simple and professional way, is a huge value to our organization, our members and our guests. He is extremely knowledgeable, relatable and engaging, not to mention was easy to work with throughout the process. We hope to have him back on an ongoing basis in the future!” - Sara Harpenau, AMA Board Member

"Drew came to speak to our group last summer. It was one of the best marketing sessions I’ve attended and everyone who attended was very impressed. Drew has such a great speaking style - he is extremely knowledgeable, relatable and engaging. I look forward to hearing him again in the future!" - Amy Kolner, Integrity Integrated, Inc.

"Drew gave a very insightful and powerful presentation to AAF Dubuque on how he started and grew his business. He shared some marketing tools he used and more importantly, lessons he's learned along the way.  It was very honest and engaging. Thank you for a great presentation." - Megan Uhlik, PSSI

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Drew Harden's Speaking Resume and Articles

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