Founder and Chairman of Grassroots.org (501c3). He also founded and manages Make Change! Trust, a charitable fund that supports select 501c3 organizations. Mike is the founder of successful, for-profit corporations including Phone.com, SEO.com, DomainMarket.com which are listed on the INC 500 fastest growing companies in 2012. He also owns PRMarketing.com, PurePPC.com, and others. In many cases, his companies exchange resources, talent and technologies in their never-ending quest to deliver innovative, profitable digital products and services.
Jodi has been in the professional staffing industry for nearly a decade, directing sales and marketing for offshore outsourcing organizations with offices in Asia. Ms. Chamberlain also has substantial experience event coordinating. She has planned numerous trade shows, including major domain conferences for T.R.A.F.F.I.C
Co-Founder and Chairman, Domain Holdings Group is a serial entrepreneur and domainer who, while always an active domainer, became heavily involved in the industry in 2010. John and his brother Scott were the founders of Advertising.com, which was acquired by AOL for $500 million in 2004. Leaving Advertising.com in 2006, John established an incubator to develop a number of companies, including: USONetworks/Car-Mercial, the leading provider of Video Search Engine Optimization solutions to advertisers and agencies, MyMojo – a celebrity digital brand management company, and the Microgiving Foundation – the world’s largest charitable crowdfunding platform. John also serves on the board of TidalTV – the fastest growing Internet video advertising solutions provider, as well as DoublePositive – the world’s leading Hot-Transfer service provider.
Co-Founder, Domain Holdings, Founder and CEO, eCorp.com and Global Ventures LLC, which has amassed over 15,000 premium Internet domains. Folkening has successfully acquired, developed and sold domain properties, leading to partnerships with leading tech and Fortune 500 companies. His domain platform, Rapid Domain Builder – now named DomainPower – is the flagship technology platform offered by Domain Holdings. He pitched the platform at DOMAINfest Global 2010, where it was awarded “Best Service Innovator.” Folkening continues to pursue new venture opportunities, while also pursuing philanthropic endeavors in his native Indianapolis.
Parag is passionate about building capacity and enabling technology in the non-profit world. He has worked on various initiatives for organizations in Chicago and New York City, from constructing knowledge management systems to implementing operational strategies. Parag previously worked for J.P. Morgan’s Investment Bank and currently works in technology-focused private equity.
Brian is a serial entrepreneur and business strategist. Over the past several years, Brian has been principally involved in Internet and online media purchase and sales transactions totaling more than $220M in value. Brian continues to act as an advisor to and board member of several businesses (online and terrestrial). Brian currently serves as a Member of the Board of Advisors of the Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland’s Smith School of Business, as a trustee of Make Change! Trust, and a director of Grassroots.org. Brian received his Masters of Business Administration and Juris Doctor from George Washington University, and his Bachelor of Science in Finance and Economics from the University of Maryland.