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Brian Halligan is co-founder and CEO of HubSpot

Brian Halligan is co-founder and CEO of HubSpot

Brian Halligan is co-founder and CEO of HubSpot. Prior to HubSpot, Brian was a Venture Partner at Longworth Ventures and VP of Sales at Groove Networks, which was acquired by Microsoft. Previously, Brian was a Senior VP of Sales at PTC.

He has co-authored two books, “Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs” with Dharmesh Shah, and “Marketing Lessons From The Grateful Dead” with David Meerman Scott and Bill Walton. Recently, he’s been exploring how businesses can generate self-propelling momentum (watch From Funnel to Flywheel) by creating a disruptive customer experience (watch Experience Disruptors).

He was named a Top-Rated CEO by Glassdoor in 201420152017, and 2018. Brian was also listed by Comparably as one of the Top 5 Best CEOs of a Large Company in 2018, as well as one of the Top 5 Best CEOs for Women and for Diversity in 2018. He was named an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of the Year in 2011 and an Inc. Founders 40 in 2016.

Brian is a senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School Of Management where he teaches Course 15.392 called “Scaling Entrepreneurial Ventures.”

In 2017, Brian donated $1.6 million to the Southern Poverty Law Center for Jerry Garcia’s guitar to support two things he cares deeply about: social justice and music. Around his hometown of Boston, his favorite charity is Camp Harbor View, serving over 1,000 youths from Boston’s at-risk neighborhoods through summer camp on Boston Harbor.

He has a BSEE from the University Of Vermont and an MBA from MIT’s Sloan School Of Management.

In his spare time, he practices his guitar, plays tennis, and follows the Red Sox.

Drew Houston Joins Facebook Board of Directors

MENLO PARK, Calif., Feb. 3, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Facebook (Nasdaq: FB) today announced that Drew Houston, co-founder and CEO of Dropbox, has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective immediately.

Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook, said: “Drew brings valuable perspective to our board as a leader of a technology company with services used by millions of people and businesses. He thinks deeply about where technology is going and how to build a culture that delivers services that always work well.”

“It’s been inspiring to watch Facebook grow into a platform that reaches billions of people around the world. I’m looking forward to working with Mark and the rest of the Board on the many opportunities and challenges ahead,” said Houston.

Houston is the co-founder and CEO of Dropbox. Since founding the company in 2007 with Arash Ferdowsi, Houston has led the company’s growth from a simple idea to a service used by over 600 million people around the world. He received his bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT in 2006. After graduating, he turned his frustration with carrying USB drives and emailing files to himself into a demo for what became Dropbox. Today, the company is one of the world’s leading business collaboration platforms with 14 million paDrew Houston Joins Facying subscribers and 2,300 employees across 12 global offices.

Facebook’s current board members are: Mark Zuckerberg; Peggy Alford, Senior Vice President, Core Markets of PayPal Holdings, Inc; Marc L. Andreessen, Andreessen Horowitz; Kenneth I. Chenault, Chairman and Managing Director, General Catalyst; Drew Houston, Co-Founder and CEO, Dropbox; Sheryl K. Sandberg, Chief Operating Officer, Facebook; Peter A. Thiel, Founders Fund; and Jeffrey D. Zients, CEO, the Cranemere Group.

About Facebook

Founded in 2004, Facebook’s mission is to give people the power to build community and bring the world closer together. People use Facebook’s apps and technologies to connect with friends and family, find communities and grow businesses.

Contacts

Investors:
Deborah Crawford
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