Leadership

Jonathan Gilliam, CEO

Jonathan Gilliam is known for developing innovative solutions to vexing digital challenges. His firm, Momentum Factor, is a leading provider of global online reputation management, compliance risk monitoring, and digital risk mitigation strategies for mid-market and global companies. The firm was awarded the 2017 DSA Partnership Award by the US Direct Selling Association and a 2018 Best Place to Work by Austin Business Journal.

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 of growth from CEOs and influencers from throughout the channel.

In 2016 Jonathan was named by the Austin Business Journal as one of Austin’s Best CEOs. A thought-leader on issues of online privacy, security and regulatory risk, he was also named to the Board of Advisors for the Online Reputation & Brand Protection Coalition, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing businesses with education, solutions, and advocacy to help them protect their reputations and brand online.

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 an regular speaker and presenter at industry conferences including the Direct Selling Association 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.  He lives in Austin with his wife, three beautiful daughters and Havanese puppy.

Zach Arrington, Program Director

As a part of the Momentum Factor Leadership Team, Zach helps optimize and organize the firm’s program operations. He directs the development of our Reputation Defense Services, FieldWatch and our other risk-mitigation software applications.

Prior to joining Momentum Factor, Zach spent 10 years in the financial industry as a risk expert for a leading national broker-dealer. His operational expertise and knowledge of regulatory processes has helped Momentum Factor solidify our services an software as the direct sales industry’s leading risk mitigation firm.

Zach is a native Texan and enjoys collecting guitars, building computers and confusing his girlfriend’s cat. He plays music in the Austin area and occasionally writes, publishing his first book in 2001.

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