Board of Advisors Our Advisors

We have some big goals here at Closed Loop. But we’re humble enough to know that we can’t do everything ourselves. We know that what got us here won’t get us where we want to go. To help us get there, we’ve had the good fortune of assembling a powerhouse Board of Advisors.

Sean Ellis

Chief Executive Officer, Qualaroo

Sean Ellis is the CEO and co-founder of Qualaroo, a technology company that helps marketers better understand the needs of website visitors in order to improve conversions. Prior to Qualaroo, Sean held marketing leadership roles with breakout companies including Dropbox, LogMeIn (IPO), Uproar (IPO), Eventbrite and Lookout.   Learn more about Sean Ellis

Gord Hotchkiss

President, OOMG Consulting

In understanding search and online user behavior, no one is a more respected voice than Gord Hotchkiss. He and the research team at Enquiro have built a solid reputation as the leading experts in understanding not only what happens on a search portal, but also why. Gord's voracious personal curiosity extends into areas as diverse as neurology, psychology, genetics, sociology and anthropology, always with the goal of understanding why we do the things we do and what that means for marketing strategy. In addition to being the CEO and co-founder of Enquiro (which was acquired on October 26, 2010 and is now part of Mediative), Gord is a past director and Chairman of SEMPO (The Search Marketing Professionals Organization), a columnist for MediaPost and Search Engine Land, a regular presenter at all the industry shows and a popular keynote speaker. He is also the author of The Buyersphere Project: How Business Buys from Business in a Digital Marketplace. Learn more about Gord Hotchkiss

Matt Lerner

Distro Partner, London at 500 Startups

Matt Lerner recently joined the early stage VC firm 500 Startups as a Distro Partner to open their London office. He is a member of the in-house growth (AKA “Distro”) team, a set of growth experts who partner with 500 portfolio companies to help them build growth engines and scale. Previously, as a 500 Startups Mentor, Matt helped over 40 companies develop and execute growth strategies. Prior to joining 500 Startups, he worked as a Marketing Director at PayPal, where he built and managed three growth teams that generated an extra $200 million in revenue across the funnel. Learn more about Matt Lerner

Mark Hockridge

Chief Executive Officer at BAYiQ Inc

Mark is a passionate creator, innovator and business optimizer. He thrives on being a connector of great people and the ability to both develop and execute winning strategies. Mark started his career with seven successful years at IBM where he managed the strategic sales direction at IBM software products within Fortune 500 companies. He first tested his entrepreneurial spirit in 1995 when he founded, developed and successfully sold a small business. In 2000, Mark founded Customerlink Systems, Inc. and served as its Chief Executive Officer until 2015. Presently, Mark is CEO of BayIQ, a cloud-based data, marketing, and rewards platform that facilitates the creation of loyal customers for life. Learn more about Mark Hockridge.

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