Jonathan Gilliam, Chief Executive Officer, Momentum Factor
Jonathan Gilliam is known for developing innovative solutions to vexing digital challenges. His firm, Momentum Factor, is a leading provider of global online reputation management, compliance risk monitoring, and digital risk mitigation strategies for mid-market and global companies.In 2016 Jonathan was named by the Austin Business Journal as one of Austin’s Best CEOs. The firm was awarded the 2017 DSA Partnership Award by the Direct Selling Association, and was featured in 2018 Best Places to Work and the 2018 Fast 50 Award in the Austin Business Journal. The firm also appeared on the Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Companies List in 2017 and 2018.
A published author, accomplished entrepreneur, technologist and sought-after speaker on topics of digital impact, Jonathan’s first book, Social Selling: How Direct Selling Companies Can Harness the Power of Connectivity—and Change the World helped shape the direct selling industry conversation about new media and delivered a vision of social media’s promise for direct selling companies. More recently, he authored Blastoff! Creating Growth in Direct Selling Companies, featuring lessons of growth from CEOs and influencers from throughout the channel.
A thought-leader on issues of online privacy, security and regulatory risk, he was also named to the Board of Advisors for the Online Reputation & Brand Protection Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing businesses with education, solutions, and advocacy to help them protect their reputations and brand online.
Before founding the firm, Jonathan was Co-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer of a successful direct seller of nutritional products. Prior to that he served for nearly 7 years in the national fraud detection practice at Deloitte and helped launch the global consultancy’s flagship anti-fraud product, DTect. He also worked as a National Marketing Strategy Partner for OneAccord Partners, served as EVP for Strategy & Markets for security and authentication software company IDMetric, and was Co-Founder and CEO at Hush Communications Corporation, creators of HushMail and a leading Internet security and encryption software company.
Jonathan is a regular speaker and presenter at industry conferences including the Direct Selling Association and is Founder of the Direct Selling Legal & Compliance Summit. He has appeared in numerous international radio and television broadcasts, articles and conferences including the New York Times, Wired Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, PC Week, National Public Radio, and multiple appearances on TechTV’s “Silicon Spin” with John Dvorak, among others.