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Our Team

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About Our Team

Our team members – known as “Momos” – are experts in regulatory compliance management, brand protection, online risk mitigation, social media, compliance training & education, unauthorized seller enforcement, and reputation defense. With Momos located around the world, we address global compliance and brand protection needs throughout the entire compliance lifecycle for our customers.

Sixteen Awards & Counting

Thanks to the efforts and dedication of our team, Momentum Factor has been recognized for numerous honors over the years not only in the compliance and brand protection space, but for company culture, entrepreneurship and business. Just take a look:

  • Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies – 2021, 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing “Software Companies” in America – 2020
  • Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies (Regionals) – 2021
  • Austin Business Journal Fast 50 Award – 2018
  • Austin Business Journal Best Places to Work – 2019, 2018
  • Austin Business Journal Austin’s Best CEO Award Finalist – 2023, 2016
  • Direct Selling Association Partnership Award – 2017
  • Direct Selling Association Partnership Award Finalist – 2014
  • Online Reputation & Brand Protection Coalition, Board of Advisors
  • Largest Tech Employers in Austin

Meet Your Momo Leadership Team

Jonathan Gilliam is Founder & CEO of Momentum Factor

Jonathan Gilliam

Founder & CEO

Jonathan serves as a thought-leader on issues of compliance, online brand protection, internet security, privacy and regulatory risk. He founded Momentum Factor in 2010 with an aim to protect companies from the many compliance and brand threats that come from social media and other online technologies. A published author and speaker, Jonathan’s books, papers and panels have helped shape the modern conversation about social media’s promises and risks for consumer brands. To read his full bio, click here.
Eric Lewy

Eric Lewy

Chief Operating Officer, DSCP-CP

Eric manages all operations for Momentum Factor. A graduate of Skidmore College, Eric spent the first 15 years of his career working in the New York City Early Intervention & Pre-School Special Education programs. Since then, Eric has held various positions, including Executive Director and CEO, overseeing the development and operations of new programs. Outside of work, Eric is an avid crossfitter, musician, hiker and baker who loves to spend time with his wife, two children and two dogs.
Lauren Poel

Lauren Poel

Director of Client Success, DSCP-CP

Lauren helps to ensure client success and assists with business development for Momentum Factor in her role as Director of Client Success. She has a wealth of experience in client relations, communication and business development. She lives in Cedar Park with her husband and four children. She enjoys spending time outside exploring with her family.
Scott Malik

Scott Malik

FieldWatch Services & Quality Assurance, DSCP-CP

Scott leads the Momentum Factor Team of International Compliance Specialists and works to improve the customer experience within FieldWatch. With an extensive background in technology and Software as a Service (SaaS) model software, he has shepherded the FieldWatch program from idea to implementation and beyond. A fan of ancient history, music, astronomy and volcanoes, he enjoys traveling and reading books. Scott is also known to move to the music – in his head.
Steve Mook

Steve Mook

Director of Products

Steve leads all product development at Momentum Factor. For over 35 years, Steve has led product development teams across a variety of industries. Originally developing database server software, he is currently focused on machine learning and artificial intelligence platforms for Software as a Service (SaaS) applications. Steve also works to maintain and improve the effectiveness and reliability of Momentum Factor’s leading compliance and brand protection solutions, while providing valuable as well as actionable insights to the firm's customers.
Karine Zepeda

Karine Zepeda


Karine oversees Momentum Factor’s financial analysis, account management, accounting, and bookkeeping. An experienced senior accounting specialist, she strives to help the firm maintain a financially sound future. Karine is French Canadian with a deep passion for outdoor sports. Growing up in Quebec, she spent most of her youth as a competitive swimmer and skier. She moved to Austin in 2016, where she now resides with her husband and two kids.
Mike Forcucci

Mike Forcucci

Marketing Manager

Mike heads all marketing communications efforts for Momentum Factor. With more than two decades of communications experience, he has a wide skill set that ranges from writing and graphic design to public relations, brand building, website development, social media management, event operations, advertising and more. He lives in Austin with his wife and is an assistant instructor in Shaolin Kung Fu.
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