Jerry Rackley is Chief Analyst for Demand Metric, a community built around the needs of Marketing professionals and consultants. It provides premium content, consulting methodologies, workshops, and advisory services to over 33,000 members in more than 75 countries.
Rackley began his marketing career at IBM, spending 10 years in various marketing and management roles before joining a software startup company as Product Manager. He stayed with the startup through a series of acquisitions before forming his own marketing communications consulting firm. A financial services client recruited him to serve as Chief Marketing Officer, which he did for seven years before leaving to join Demand Metric. Returning to the work he loves best: advising companies on effective marketing and product management practices.
A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Rackley also serves there as an adjunct faculty member for the Marketing Department in the Spears School of Business.
Richard Bliss is a Senior Marketing Executive in the technology space, but don’t let that fool you. He has a passion for writing, blogging, podcasting, public speaking, and nearly every other form of communication that allows him to meet and interact with amazing people. His book, Stealing the Show, has fun with the innovative ways you can literally steal the show at any tradeshow you attend, from bridal shows with 200 people to some of the largest technology events with 100,000 attendees.
Richard is the Co-founder of Social Tech Media, contributor on Forbes.com, and the host of the original crowdfunding podcast called Funding the Dream.