Jonathan Gilliam CEO, Momentum Factor
Jonathan is a highly-regarded direct selling industry executive with an extensive background in digital technology and online risk mitigation. His is the author of Social Selling: How Direct Selling Companies Can Harness the Power of Connectivity…and Change the World and Blastoff! Creating Growth in the Modern Direct Selling Company. His firm Momentum Factor is the leading global provider risk mitigation services to direct sellers, and is the creator of both the FieldWatch Compliance Management Platform and Direct Selling Reputation Defense programs.
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. Before founding his 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 Strategy Partner for OneAccord, EVP for Strategy & Markets authentication software company IDMetric, and was Co-Founder and CEO at Hush Communications Corporation, a leading Internet security software company.
Jonathan is a regular speaker and presenter at industry conferences 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.