Technology entrepreneur with experience launching and scaling SaaS and digital media companies. Founded Viewpoints (2006), Built In (2010) and the FireStarter Fund (2012). Previously member of founding team at CoolSavings in 1996 and ran it as the CEO while it was a public company from 2001 to 2006. Started career in sales and business development with Microsoft
Technology entrepreneur with experience launching and scaling SaaS and digital media companies. Founded Viewpoints (2006), Built In (2010) and the FireStarter Fund (2012). Previously member of founding team at CoolSavings in 1996 and ran it as the CEO while it was a public company from 2001 to 2006. Started career in sales and business development with Microsoft in 1992.
CEO @ The PowerReviews Consumer Engagement Engine is used by more than 1,000 brands and retailers around the world to collect customer reviews and answer customer questions. The PowerReviews syndication network provides brands unparalleled access to in-market consumers as they search and shop through both the largest retailers and search engines. Ratings & Reviews and Social Answers drive sales, improve the customer experience, and create actionable insights. They are transforming the way consumers shop and the ways brands and retailers engage with their customers. From June 2014 to Present (1 year 5 months) Chicago, ILFounder & Chairman @ A platform for digital entrepreneurs and innovators to become smarter, hire employees, raise capital, promote their company and help the community grow. Run by Maria Katris its fantastic CEO. From 2010 to Present (5 years) Greater Chicago AreaFounder @ An early stage investment fund made up of 43 digital founders and CEOs From January 2012 to Present (3 years 10 months) Greater Chicago AreaFounder & CEO @ Wavetable Labs is a digital business incubator that works with entrepreneurs, corporate partners and venture capitalists to build scalable businesses that solve meaningful problems. From April 2013 to June 2014 (1 year 3 months) Greater Chicago AreaFounder & CEO @ Viewpoints is a consumers reviews platform launched in 2007 with more than 130 million users to date. In addition to advertising and marketing solutions for leadings brands and retailers, the company also recently launched Viewpoints Pulse, a review management tool for brands and Viewpoints Connect a review syndication platform. In July 2014, Viewpoints acquired PowerReviews and changed its name to PowerReviews. From August 2006 to June 2014 (7 years 11 months) Greater Chicago AreaPresident & CEO @ President & CEO from July 2001 to July 2006. . Took the company from $21 million revenue to $80+ million in revenue and achieved sustained profitability. Landmark Communications became an 50% owner in July of 2001 at $30 million valuation took the company private in December 2005 at a $200+ million valuation.
Gained five years of experience as leader of public company. Focused on recruiting, developing, focusing, and motivating a world class group of employees. Led the management team to develop and then implement a business strategy to leverage our core assets to more the quadruple revenue in four years while only requiring a 30% increase in staff. From July 2001 to August 2006 (5 years 2 months) Board Member @ From 2003 to 2006 (3 years) VP and EVP Sales & Marketing @ Started as the fifth employee and only sales person. Reported to CEO. Made the initial sales and then hired a sales team which reached a peak of 100+ sales and account managers. Recruited the SVP of Marketing from The Gap who then led the development of a national television advertising campaign, as well outdoor, print and radio advertising with major national media outlets. Recruited the SVP of Product Management who built a 15 person team of product managers. From October 1996 to January 2001 (4 years 4 months) Business Development Manager @ I spent the last two years at Microsoft as the Business Development Manager for MSN when it launched and then for the (at the time) nascent set of Microsoft Internet technologies. Prior to that I helped form the Worldwide Solutions Integrator Group that managed the relationships with Andersen, Pricewaterhouse, EDS, SHL Systemhouse, etc From April 1992 to August 1996 (4 years 5 months)
BA, Political Science @ The George Washington University From 1988 to 1992 Matt Moog is skilled in: Entrepreneurship, Digital Media, Product Reviews, Direct Marketing, Business Development, Marketing, Strategic Planning, Fundraising, Sales, Database Marketing, Performance Management, Interactive Media, Management, Digital Marketing, Digital Strategy, Leadership, Reviews, Social Media, SEM, Strategic Partnerships, E-commerce, Start-ups, Social Media Marketing, Public Relations, SEO, New Media, Strategy, Mobile Marketing, New Business Development, Marketing Strategy, Creative Direction, Venture Capital, Product Management, Online Marketing, Lead Generation, Email Marketing, Online Advertising, Social Networking, Business Strategy, Team Building, Advertising, Web Analytics, Content Strategy, PPC, Selling, Interactive Marketing, Affiliate Marketing, Product Marketing, Integrated Marketing, Mobile Advertising