Jonathan Gilliam CEO, Momentum Factor
Jonathan is a highly-regarded direct selling industry executive with an extensive background in digital technology, online risk mitigation and interactive marketing. A published author, he is also a sought-after speaker on topics of digital impact for direct sellers. His 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 demonstrated the promise of social media for direct selling companies. More recently, he authored the book Blastoff! Creating Growth in the Modern Direct Selling Company, packed with lessons in growth from direct selling industry CEOs and insiders.
A thought-leader on issues of online privacy, security and risk, Jonathan was recently 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 served for nearly 7 years in the national fraud detection practice at Deloitte and helped launch the global consultancy’s flagship anti-fraud product. 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, 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.
Jonathan graduated with a BA degree from the University of Texas at Austin followed by graduate studies at Rice University.