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Brian is the Founder and President of ShareASale - a 13 year old Chicago based software firm that helps connect online retailers with bloggers and webmasters. He can be found online at @brianlittleton and on brianlittleton.shareist.com
Brian writes about internet marketing, College Football (CF Show), golf, hockey, social media, and cartoons!
Hi! I'm Sarah, the Director of Client Services for ShareASale.com. I came to ShareASale in 2005 and am responsible for providing strategic guidance and educational resources to Merchants & Affiliates that can be used to grow their accounts.
My favorite thing in the world, aside from affiliate marketing of course, is traveling. Random fact: my first concert ever was Neil Diamond when I was 4. As a result, I know an alarmingly large number of Neil Diamond songs. Don’t be a hater.
Lindsey is the Marketing Manager for ShareASale - ensuring the company looks its best and brightest all year round. She can be found online at @lindsey_savoie.
Outside of Affiliate Marketing, Lindsey is a lover of animated cat .gifs, harry potter and all types of whiskey.
Erica is a recent grad and newbie when it comes to ShareASale. No one really knows what her official title is, but when asked, "Office Manager" is the typical response. She wears many hats at ShareASale with one goal in mind: making the jobs of the other ShareASale employees easier.
When she isn't at work or on her long commute to work, Erica loves watching her Monsters of the Midwest (Chicago Bears), traveling (especially to Michigan to see a certain someone) and finding pictures of baby giraffes.
Bethany is the Agency Relationship Manager at ShareASale, specializing in working with agencies to operate multiple merchant programs and streamlining the ShareASale experience for affiliates. She has worked at ShareASale since 2010. Follow her online @Bethany_Minor.
Bethany is a native of Tennessee, relocating to the Windy City in 2006. She loves watching and playing sports, as she can be found on softball fields around Chicago during each summer. She is a self proclaimed nerd, who spends an inordinate amount of time switching between tech sites like Engadget and The Verge and playing video games.
David is the Vice-President and General Manager of ShareASale- a software company that connects online retailers with bloggers and content-based sites.
David keeps busy outside of the office by playing hockey and basketball, fishing, and going on road trips in the Midwest. David also has a slight obsession with his fantasy basketball league and might be seeking professional help soon if his wife has any say in the matter.
Chris is a 6 year affiliate marketing veteran who currently assists Merchants in launching their affiliate programs within ShareASale. When not practicing his affiliate marketing ninja skills, Chris enjoys commuter biking, cooking, and music videos.
Morgan joined ShareASale in 2012 as part of the Client Services Team and works specifically with Merchants to help build as well as promote their programs.
In her free time she loves to try out new Chicago restaurants, cheering on the Ohio University Bobcats, and Olympic Racewalking!
Nick has been a member of the ShareASale team for almost three years now. He is currently a member of the "ELITE" sales team alongside some of the most talented people he's had the opportunity to meet. One of his main responsibilities on the team is to target and recruit merchants that will fit well on our network.
In recent years, he has developed "interesting" talents and has learned that he can alter his voice to sound just like Kermit the frog!
Hi there! My name's Abby and I have been a Sales Specialist at ShareASale since June 2012. I inform and assist potential clients with joining our Network, and take part in various group marketing projects. I enjoy playing volleyball and making smores by the campfire.
Amber joined ShareASale in 2008 and is an Affiliate Development Manager-helping Affiliates grow their program and connecting them to Merchants.
Outside of work she enjoys cheering on her Kansas Jayhawks, taking her two adorable puggles to the dog beach and traveling to new destinations.
Hi, I'm Kristen, the New Merchant Development Manager for ShareASale! I am here to help Merchants find the best ways to better optimize their programs. Outside of Marketing and chatting with all of you fine people, I'm a very active individual who loves the outdoors, cooking up new and exciting dishes, traveling, watching Chicago Sports (Go Bears/Hawks/Cubs!) and playing with my handsome Golden Puppy Payton!
Ahoy! My name is Ryan and I'm a techie here at ShareASale since 2010. I focus on supporting Affiliates and Merchants with the technical aspects of our platform, including advanced commission schedules, tracking implementations, and API integration. Fun stuff!
Outside of work, I love playing with my dog Tucker and am an avid automobile enthusiast.
Tiffany joined the ShareASale team in 2012 as a Sales Specialist, helping prospective and incoming retailers. When she's not in the office, you can often find her humoring her shopping addiction online, practicing her moonwalk, and showing her support for Joakim Noah and the rest of the Chicago Bulls.
Rachael is the ShareASale Graphic Artist. She produces web banners to printed collateral and everything in between. She is often asked to work her magic and she is happily obliged.
When she isn't busy mashing pixels, she loves jogging, meditation, studying, cupcakes, twitter and staying positive.
Nate Beal is the Marketing Communications Manager at ShareASale. He has a strong passion for helping ShareASale.com grow and become a easy to use powerhouse for Merchants and Affiliates alike.
Nate in his spare time enjoys Railroad Photography, College Basketball, and the Detroit Red Wings
Emilee has been on the ShareASale Support team since 2010. When she is not answering all of your phone calls and tickets, she can be found playing with her dog at the park, trying out a great new restaurant, or cooking up a storm at home. A foodie at heart, Emilee always knows the best places to eat in Chicago and the most creative recipes to tackle at home!
Hi all! I have been with ShareASale about 4 1/2 years and it is great to be a part of a fun innovative team. I manage the tech support department working primarily with Merchant implementations and ongoing wide range of supporting all account aspects. Outside of ShareASale I am an avid soccer player and coach, enjoy a wide range of live music, restaurants and outdoor activities. I am a supporter of our Chicago Sports teams, Blackhawks, Bears, Bulls, Cubs, Whitesox and Fire.
Affiliate Summit, the premier affiliate marketing conference, was founded by Missy Ward and Shawn Collins in 2003 for the purpose of providing educational sessions on the latest industry issues and fostering a productive networking environment for affiliate marketers.
Scott Jangro is a co-founder of Shareist. He's an entrepreneur, an old school affiliate marketer, web developer, a dad, a cyclist, and golfer.
I'm a Harvard graduate and homemaker who blogs about living (and loving!) the domestic life with my husband and four young daughters. You can follow my blog by visiting http://www.harvardhomemaker.com -- I hope you'll join the fun! :)
Tim is the Founder and former CEO of FatWallet, Inc., and accomplished entrepreneur. In 2006, Tim was recognized with the Affiliate Marketing Legend Award as well as being recognized as a Fast Company Magazine Fast 50 readers choice selection.
Todd started his first internet company, Kowabunga! Marketing, in 1996, providing Affiliate Marketing Tracking & Management Software (MyAffiliateProgram), Outsourced Affiliate Program Management (Team Affiliate), Email Marketing Software (Extractor Pro, Optin Pro), and the Affiliate Network (Kolimbo).
After selling Kowabunga in 2005 and completing a 3 year employment agreement with the acquiring company, Todd started his new consulting and media firm, PerformStreet Media, where he helps companies leverage his years of experience growing his internet businesses, with high level, profitable internet marketing strategies and guidance.
Todd’s current projects include MyContentPro.com, AffiliateMarketingPlan.com, and a number of B2B projects dedicated to teaching internet marketers best practices and strategies in: Affiliate Marketing, Search Engine Marketing, Email Marketing, Membership Sites, and Blogging for passion & profit.
In January 2011, Todd received the Affiliate Marketing Legend Pinnacle Award at Affiliate Summit West 2011.
Jessica joined the ShareASale crew in 2008 and is currently a Project Manager, helping develop internal tools to make affiliates & merchants lives easier. When she's not at work she enjoys taking her dogs for long walks, cheering on the Chicago Blackhawks and practicing her yodeling.
Patrick is the SEO Manager at Hit Reach, a web design and SEO agency. Hit Reach specialise in the integration of high-end SEO techniques with beautiful website design.
Patrick carries out SEO audits and performs ongoing SEO and content marketing, both in-house and client side.
Tricia Meyer is an affiliate marketing consultant who has been in the industry since 2006. She loves writing about everything from parenting to pop culture. She spends most of her time working on her main site, Sunshine Rewards, looking for deals and running contests. Her favorite part of her "job" is writing reviews for Wine Club Group.
My name is David Vogelpohl and I run a full service digital agency in Austin, TX called Marketing Clique. One of our specialties is Outsourced Program Management (OPM). In our role helping people manage affiliate programs, we help people build CRM solutions for affiliate management, just like the methods I described in this article.
I have been running Merchant side affiliate programs since 1996 for some very large and successful brands generating well over 350 million in online sales. I speak at national online marketing conferences like Affiliate Summit and PubCon, and have been a contributor at blogs like Marketing Pilgrim and publications like FeedFront Magazine.
Affiliate marketing is one of my core passions and managing affiliate relationships in scaleable and accountable ways is the foundation for my approach with affiliate management.
Make sure to look for me at Affiliate Summit in January 2014 where I'll be speaking about "Super Affiliate Publishing with WordPress".
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Matt Enders is the CEO of MGECOM, Inc. (www.mgecom.com | firstname.lastname@example.org | 866.494.7183). Matt began his career in affiliate management in early 2002. He founded MGECOM in March 2006 and has driven its aggressive growth since then, to become a top ranked and leading outsourced affiliate program management firm. MGECOM specializes in clients of all shapes and sizes where only affiliate program management services are provided. The MGECOM team has a cumulative 110+ years of affiliate experience, and MGECOM clients enjoy an average year-over-year growth rate exceeding 300%.
Matt McWilliams is the award-winning affiliate manager for the Tiny Prints affiliate program. The Tiny Prints program is consistently ranked in the top five programs on the ShareASale PowerRank.
Michael is the Vice President for Operations of ShareASale, but prefers to think of himself as the CGO (Chief Geek Officer). Outside the office, his favorite role is that of “1000100 1100001 1100100”.