Marketing, entrepreneur group DECA honors PostNet CEO Steve Greenbaum

CEO Steve Greenbaum receives 2013 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award for PostNet printing and marketing franchise’s efforts to support DECA, teach students about building businesses

What do a supermodel, an NBA player and PostNet CEO Steve Greenbaum have in common? They’ve all been honored by DECA Direct as recipients of the Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. The head of marketing franchise PostNet received the 2013 award on April 24 and also delivered a keynote speech at DECA’s international career development conference in Anaheim, Calif. DECA is dedicated to fostering marketing, management and entrepreneurial skills among high school and college students.

PostNet has partnered with DECA to sponsor and judge competitions designed to foster business skills and to help students understand the power of entrepreneurship. Entrepreneurs are our business. PostNet digital printing and marketing services franchises thrive by offering solutions to businesses in their communities, helping them expand and reach new customers.

From DECA:


In honor of his industry leadership, personal achievements and social responsibility, Steve Greenbaum was awarded DECA’s 2013 Entrepreneurial Spirit Award. PostNet CEO and Undercover Boss guest star Greenbaum accepted the award and delivered inspirational remarks during the opening session of DECA’s International Career Development Conference, in Anaheim, Calif., on April 24, 2013.

Past recipients of DECA’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Award include George Zimmer, founder and chairman of Men’s Wearhouse; Pat Williams, NBA executive, author and entrepreneur; Josie Marin, supermodel and entrepreneur, and George Ross, TRUMP Organization executive vice president and entrepreneur.

Greenbaum’s keynote speech was a combination of his own story and clips from his Undercover Boss episode. His message emphasized the importance of not letting the negative factors in your life keep you from achieving the future of your dreams.

DECA members in attendance for Greenbaum’s speech loved his motivational message and shared their own thoughts on Twitter during the session. Here’s what some had to say:

@bpife: @PostNetCEO @DECAInc this is my 18th #decaicdc as an advisor and that was the best keynote I’ve seen!

@Ronald_DECA65: No matter what you do or what happens remember you control your self value and worth! #DECAICDC #DECAMO

@AbstractAbby: “If you can believe it you can achieve it” – Steve Greenbaum #DECAICDC

Former International Franchise Association chairman Steve Greenbaum co-founded PostNet in 1993 with business partner Brian Spindel and provides leadership for more than 700 franchisees worldwide, including more than 300 in the United States. To learn more about Steve and other members of PostNet’s leadership team, click here. You can also check out our research pages to learn more about PostNet, its history and how it has evolved into a Neighborhood Business Center that is powering growth for America’s entrepreneurs. Want to learn even more? Download our free franchise report to start a conversation!