Jonathan Gilliam CEO, Momentum Factor
Known for developing innovative solutions to difficult digital challenges, Jonathan is Founder & CEO at Momentum Factor, the world’s leading provider of compliance risk monitoring, global online reputation management, and digital risk mitigation strategies for direct sellers.
In 2016 Jonathan was honored by the Austin Business Journal as one of “Austin’s Best CEOs.” His firm was awarded the 2017 DSA Partnership Award by the Direct Selling Association and was featured in 2018 and 2019 “Best Places to Work” and the 2018 “Fast 50 Award” in the Austin Business Journal.
The firm was named an “Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” honoree bun Inc. Magazine in 2017, 2018 and 2019.
A published author, accomplished technology consultant 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 in growth from CEOs and influencers from throughout the channel.
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 founded 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. He lives in Austin with his wife, three beautiful daughters and Havanese puppy, Lola.