Jonathan Gilliam is Founder & CEO of Momentum Factor

Jonathan Gilliam, Founder & CEO

Known for developing innovative solutions to difficult digital challenges, Jonathan Gilliam is Founder & CEO at Momentum Factor – the leading AI-powered digital risk management firm specializing in compliance monitoring and education, brand protection and global online reputation management, as well as the developers of the FieldWatch Compliance Management platform.

While his firm has been named an Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies honoree by Inc. Magazine in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021, Jonathan has been recognized by the Austin Business Journal as one of Austin’s Best CEOs twice. His firm has also been awarded the 2017 DSA Partnership Award by the Direct Selling Association (DSA). Additionally, the firm was featured in 2018 and 2019 as one of Austin Business Journal’s Best Places to Work and also honored with the 2018 Fast 50 Award by the Austin Business Journal.

A published author, Jonathan’s books Social Selling: How Direct Selling Companies Can Harness the Power of Connectivity—and Change the World and Blastoff! Creating Growth in Direct Selling Companies, helped shape the direct selling industry conversation about new media and delivered a vision of social media’s promise for direct selling companies.

Jonathan is a regular speaker and presenter at industry conferences, including the DSA, and is founder of the Direct Selling Leadership & Compliance (DSLC) Summit. He has also 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.

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