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 600 employees, and raised $100 million in venture capital. Under Mike's leadership, HubSpot's marketing has won more than 30 marketing awards and has been featured in over 20 marketing and business books. Mike hosts a weekly marketing video podcast called Marketing Update, is one of the 100 most popular marketers on Twitter, consistently blogs on blog.hubspot.com, and appears as a marketing speaker at industry conferences. He has also guest lectured at Harvard Business School, Babson College, Carnegie Mellon, TCU, Boston University, and MIT Sloan School of Management and has written for numerous blogs as well as Harvard Business Review.
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 co-founder and former director of the Boston Scholars Program, a Boston volunteer organization. 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. He used to be an avid golfer, enjoyed playing recreational ice hockey and worked on home improvement projects. He lives right outside Boston with his wife and 2 sons.