Mike Volpe joined HubSpot in early 2007 as the company's fifth employee and currently serves as chief marketing officer. He heads HubSpot's lead generation and branding strategy through inbound marketing, including blogging, search engine optimization, video marketing, and social media. Since Mike joined HubSpot, the company has grown from 10 to 10,000 customers, expanded from 5 to over 650 employees, and increased revenue from $0 to $77 million. Under Mike's leadership, HubSpot's marketing attracted a following larger than nearly any SaaS company including a blog with 1.5m monthly visits, 642,000 Facebook fans, 365,000 Twitter followers, over 100,000 LinkedIn group members, and an annual INBOUND conference with over 5,000 registered attendees. Mike appears as a marketing speaker at industry conferences and has guest lectured at Harvard Business School, Babson College, Carnegie Mellon, TCU, Boston University, and MIT Sloan School of Management.
Mike is an MBA graduate of the MIT Sloan School of Management and received his BA in Economics and Government, summa cum laude, from Bowdoin College. He is a former director of the alumni fund at Bowdoin College and a former director of the Boston Scholars Program, a nonprofit organization he co-founded. At MIT, Mike won the Patrick McGovern award for his contributions to entrepreneurship and the Peterson merit scholarship for his contributions to the community and academic performance. Mike used to be an avid golfer, play recreational ice hockey and work on home improvement projects, but that was before having 2 sons in the past 3 years, so now he spends his free time playing cars and trucks.