Major Anthony “AB” Bourke is a highly experienced F-16 fighter pilot who has flown tactical missions in countries all over the world. He has accumulated more than 2,700 hours of flight time in numerous high performance aircraft and was one of the first pilots to fly his F-16 over New York City in the homeland defense efforts on September 11th, 2001.
Following his impressive military career, “AB” took the tools and techniques that made him one of our nation’s premier fighter pilots and applied those to the competitive world of business. He ascended early in his career to become the top producing mortgage banker in the Western US for a prominent lending institution. His success in the mortgage industry led to a new opportunity at a California based start-up company, where his team of 40 professionals dramatically grew revenue from $500,000 to $65 million in three years.
Following these two endeavors, Anthony Bourke partnered with two other fighter pilots to form Afterburner Inc., a global management training company. “AB” served as Afterburner’s CEO and President where for over a decade, he combined his love of business with his passion for tactical aviation. Under Major Bourke’s leadership, Afterburner grew into a best-in-class training company and was twice named one of Inc. Magazine’s “500 fastest growing companies.” Anthony was also listed in Inc. Magazine as 100 Great Leadership Speakers for your next conference.
More About Speaker, Anthony Bourke. . . Anthony “AB” Bourke, fighter pilot and business executive, is an experienced speaker and proven business leader with a strong history of delivering dynamic, interactive, keynote speeches to a wide range of organizations. Major Bourke’s 15 years of speaking to the Fortune 1,000 around the world are a testament to his ability to motivate, energize and provide your team with real takeaways that they can implement the minute they walk out the door.
As CEO and Founder of his own consulting firm, Anthony Bourke brings his tactical knowledge and vast business experience to the forefront of the management training world. “AB” has travelled the globe sharing his message of peak performance with over 50,000 people in nine different countries, and is working on a book titled The Art of The Debrief.