Jamie Tedford is the Founder and CEO of Brand Networks, which he bootstrapped until 2012 when he sold a minority share to leading private equity firm AEA Investors for $68 Million. The company powers upwards of $500M in advertising spend for half of the Fortune 100 and 17 of AdAge’s 25 Most Advertised Brands. The Brand Networks Platform is the world’s first cloud-based marketing software with a relevance engine at its core, designed to help marketers deliver native content and programmatic advertising seamlessly across leading social platforms including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Pinterest. Previously, Jamie was SVP, Marketing and Media Innovation at Arnold, Havas’ leading global creative and media agency. Recognized as a pioneer in the growing “Word of Mouth” industry, Jamie is a founding board member of the Word of Mouth Marketing Association. His commentary on emerging media trends has been featured in the New York Times, WSJ, TechCrunch and MediaPost.