Michael Mothner

• Michael Mothner is one of the pioneering thought leaders in the digital marketing community.

• Graduated from Mira Costa High School.

• In 2001, Michael founded Wpromote out of his dorm room at Dartmouth College.

• The company is now one of the fastest-growing and widely recognized online marketing firms in the country, and he has served as CEO since its inception.

• He is a columnist for Inc. Magazine and recipient of the PricewaterhouseCoopers Entrepreneurial Spirit Award, as well as a regular speaker at industry events.

• When he can (occasionally) be pried away from his laptop, Michael can be found screaming at the Lakers, eating epic sandwiches, and spending time with his family.

• MY BIGGEST CHALLENGER LEARNING: If you are at a challenging, fork-in-the-road moment, ultimately you have two choices: figure it out, or don’t figure it out. Be the person who chooses “figure it out.”