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, "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 Dharmesh Shah.
Brian was named Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011; a Top 10 Highest Rated CEO on Glassdoor in 2014, 2015, and 2017; and an Inc. Founders 40 in 2016.
A lifelong Dead Head, Brian recently donated $1.6M to the Southern Poverty Law Center for Jerry Garcia's guitar to support two causes he cares deeply about: social justice and music.
Around the community, Brian's favorite charity is Camp Harbor View, serving nearly 1,000 youths from Boston's at-risk neighborhoods through two four-week summer camp sessions on Long Island in the Boston Harbor.
In his spare time, Brian follows his beloved Red Sox and is a voracious reader. He is a senior lecturer on “Designing, Developing, and Launching Successful Products” at MIT Sloan School of Management.
HubSpot underwent an initial public offering in October, 2014, and became profitable in Q1 2017.