About Ronnie

Ronnie 'Tsunami' Gandiza is a vegan speaker, author and marketing strategist helping plant-based/vegan entrepreneurs, professionals and organizations to build their credibility, visibility and sales while promoting the plant-based lifestyle.  With over 20 years experience in training and marketing, his programs have been implemented in over 10,000 academic institutions, small businesses and enterprise organizations around the world including PlantPure Nation, Microsoft, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Time Warner Cable, the US Air Force and many more.   Currently Ronnie is the Chief Marketing Officer for PlantPure, Inc. where helps to develop and launch products, services and programs promoting the whole food, plant-based lifestyle.

Prior to his work in the plant-based nutrition space, Ronnie served in the US Air Force and as Lead Network Engineer for the Secretary of Defense. He later worked for Microsoft as a liaison with seven NASA Space Centers, and then served as Chief Information Officer for a training company building and managing the technology and business training programs for 150 colleges and universities in the US. Ronnie then took over as Global Director of Programs for a not-for-profit organization helping to increase its membership to over 800 member organizations representing over two 2 million IT professionals in 32 countries in under two years. He has helped build and market training programs for top coaches, speakers and authors, and has helped develop and implement training and education programs for top organizations  such as Microsoft, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Time Warner Cable, Care USA, NetHope, NASA and the US Air Force.

In his spare time, Ronnie is an award-winning songwriter, musician and lead singer for Ronnie Tsunami & the Wave Riders, an island party band (imagine Jimmy Buffett meets Santana in Hawaii), which has won numerous awards including "Single of the Year" at the Hawaii Music Awards, Best Country Music Artist and Best World Music Artist at the Charlotte Music Awards, and Top Beach Band in North America.

Title: Accelerating the Growth of the Plant-Based Nutrition Movement

People involved with plant-based nutrition understand the huge impact going “plant-based” has on public health, animal rights and the environment. However, there are many that feel the current pace of the plant-based movement is too slow and will not be able prevent the total devastation of the planet and its inhabitants. In this talk, Ronnie 'Tsunami' Gandiza discusses ways individuals and organizations can actively help to accelerate the growth of the plant-based movement and increase the number of people adopting a plant-based lifestyle.

More than 2000 people in Beaufort, SC, heard Ronnie's message of "aloha"

Ronnie presents with Dr. T. Colin Campbell at Summerfest 2015 in Johnstown, PA

The Success Tsunami Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC, featured 16 top "tribe building" experts