Maddy Dychtwald is a nationally recognized author, public speaker, marketing executive and entrepreneur. One of the nation’s leading experts on the lifestyle, marketing, and retirement implications of the “age wave,” she has spent over twenty years actively involved in this area of expertise. Most recently, Maddy Dychtwald was involved in the largest, most comprehensive research study on women and money to-date which is the jumping off point for her upcoming book, The Athena Effect: How Women with Money will Change the World.
In 1986, she co-founded Age Wave with her husband, Ken Dychtwald. During her first decade at Age Wave, Maddy Dychtwald helped grow the company from the ground up to a multi-million dollar enterprise with a reputation as the best in its field.
Ms. Dychtwald is the author of a new children’s book entitled: Gideon’s Dream: A Tale of New Beginnings. She also is the author of Cycles: How We Will Live, Work, and Buy, winner of the 2004 Book of the Year Award from the National Community Colleges Association. Cycles describes the new model of how long-lived Americans will live, work and reinvent retirement. She has been featured in numerous articles in leading newspapers and magazines nationwide, including Advertising Age, The Chicago Tribune, The Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, and US News and World Report, and has appeared on countless radio and television programs.
During her career, Maddy Dychtwald has addressed more than 250,000 business leaders worldwide including a diverse group of clients such as Allegiance Healthcare, A.C. Nielsen, Allstate Insurance, Blue Cross of California, Chevron, Direct Marketing Association, International Council of Shopping Centers, Fidelity Investments, International Foundation of Employer Benefit Plans, Lincoln Financial, National Association of Educators, and Washington Wine Commission. Her entertaining multi-media presentations combine provocative information with exciting imagery.
A graduate of New York University, Maddy Dychtwald, her husband, Ken, and their two children make their home in the San Francisco Bay Area.