Our Team

MVP SEMINARS  A family owned business since 1978.

Our highly qualified keynote, motivational speakers and business coaches are closely anchored to our onsite employee training and development business training for all levels of your organization. This combined talent of makes MVP the top choice of Corporate USA, Business and Nonprofit Sectors, Business Associations and Educational Formats of all sizes.

  • Keynote and motivational speakers- Our speakers are on the cutting edge building presentations around current trends.
  • Business Training- We offer training and other services for all levels of your organization.
    • Corporate Universities
    • Certifications
  • Partners-  We work with you to develop a customized training program which addresses your firm’s specific training and competency needs.
  • Workshops- If you have a big event and need a speaker for breakout sessions we can help you build your program.
Picture of MVP Seminars Founder Dr. Ron Marquadt next to a San Francisco Forty Niner Sign

Dr. Ron Marquadt

Dr. Ron Marquardt, Founder of MVP Seminars

“I guarantee the brightest & most affordable business trainers and keynote motivational speakers on the web.”

MVP Seminars was created in 1978 by Dr. Ron Marquardt in response to the growing need for quality business trainers, keynote speakers, and small business consultants. After arming himself with a Doctorate from UC Berkeley in Ed. Psych., he sat down with a cold beer, pencil & piece of paper, & proceeded to sketch out his dream of building a first class training company, catering to corporate USA.This was not an easy task, especially going head to head with, Speakers Bureaus. & meeting planners. Fortunately, the Internet leveled the playing field, & the business really thrived.

As Ron likes to say, “Only in America”, can your dreams become reality!

The Marquardt family has eased into semi-retirement, knowing that Jill Scala their hand picked president & new partner, will lead MVP into several more decades of success & prosperity. Ron & Barbara, now spend, their time, helping new MVP members navigate their personal training & speaking careers, formulated around their proven recipe of success & MVP TLC.

We guarantee that our business training, keynote and consulting will have an immediate impact on your workplace, and employee success. Our NO-CHARGE customized monitoring and follow up program are designed to reinforce your employee’s retention and performance.

Jill M. Scala , MA  

MVP Seminars Partner, Speaker and actively working with MVP in Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Business development, Marketing & mobile responsive web design.  

Ms. Scala is a tenured faculty member and Department Chair at Santa Barbara City College for Professional Development, Marketing and Communication Studies. She brings her enthusiasm and extensive knowledge of strategic workplace communication, marketing and SEO skills to MVP Seminars. Jill’s innovative practices and facilitation skills are legendary, backed by a rock solid academic background and her vast experience in sales, marketing & communication training.

She holds a Master’s Degree with an emphasis in Conflict Management from Pepperdine University. and holds a Bachelors of Arts Degree from University of California, Santa Barbara. 

Previously, Ms. Scala was a director of training for Select Family of Staffing Companies and had been a technical recruiter in the Silicon Valley.