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Brian Halligan

Brian Halligan

Co-founder, Chief Executive Officer


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Brian Halligan is Co-founder and CEO of HubSpot. Prior to HubSpot, Brian was a venture partner at Longworth Ventures and a VP of Sales at Groove Networks, which was later acquired by Microsoft. Brian spent the first 10 years of his career at PTC, starting as the first BDR and leaving as Senior VP of Sales. He also started PTC's Asia operation and grew it from $0 to $100M during the seven years he lived in Hong Kong and Japan.

 

Brian has co-authored two books: "Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead" with David Meerman Scott and Bill Walton, and "Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs" with HubSpot Co-founder and CTO Dharmesh Shah.

 

In his free time, Brian teaches a class at MIT Sloan, "15.392: Designing, Developing, and Launching Successful Products in an Entrepreneurial Environment."

 

Around the community, Brian's favorite charity is Camp Harbor View, which serves nearly 1,000 youths from Boston's at-risk neighborhoods through two four-week summer camp sessions on Long Island in the Boston Harbor.

 

Brian was named Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011 and one of Glassdoor's Highest Rated CEOs in 2014 and 2015.

 

Brian also serves on the Board of Directors of Fleetmatics Group (FLTX), a global provider of fleet management solutions.

 

If you want to know what's on Brian's mind, you can check out his Twitter feed, read his thoughts on moving from startup to ScaleUp on Medium, or listen to his thoughts on culture from his TedX talk.