About Greg Lindberg
“In every adversity there are the seeds of an even greater advantage.”
– Napoleon Hill, 1937
Greg Lindberg is an entrepreneur, a leadership coach, an author, and a father. He leads a character-driven life in which doing good takes an equal role to doing well.
When he was a sophomore in college, Greg launched a newsletter to help medical professionals make sense of the maze of medical regulations. Over time, he boot-strapped that small startup into a multi-million-dollar publishing company.
Over the course of his career, Greg acquired and transformed more than 100 companies that were either failing or underperforming, each time finding and empowering great talent—people with the same commitment to hard work, learning, entrepreneurship, and a roll-up-your-sleeves attitude. Today, those companies are worth billions of dollars and employ 7,500 people.
In 2020, Greg was wrongfully convicted of bribery after a public official entrapped him, wearing a wire as he demanded that Greg make payments to his personal checking account. Greg refused to do anything illegal. In July 2022, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit overturned Greg’s conviction, and Greg was released from prison after spending nearly
two years away from his life and family.
Despite his wrongful conviction, Greg used his time at Federal Prison Camp (FPC) Montgomery to do what he does best: help others succeed. He worked as a janitor, assisted in the library, and taught classes in business and entrepreneurship to his fellow prisoners. He built friendships
that he maintains to this day.
After witnessing first-hand the shortcomings of the criminal justice system, Greg is dedicating his life to fighting for change. In 2020, he founded Interrogating Justice, a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring awareness and help advance solutions that hold corrupt government actors accountable, ensure fairness in sentencing, support reentry, and provide
access to justice for all.
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
– Theodore Roosevelt, 1910