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Linqia delivers Guaranteed Influencer ROI for the enterprise

Linqia is the only influencer marketing company that delivers guaranteed influencer ROI for the enterprise. Linqia’s unique combination of strategy and technology provides the world’s largest brands and their agencies with seamless execution from influencer selection to closed loop measurement. More Fortune 500 brand marketers rely on Linqia and its Resonate platform than any other influencer marketing company to drive their influencer ROI.

Headquartered in San Francisco, Linqia has worked with more than 650 brands and run thousands of campaigns.

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LINQIA LEADERSHIP

NADER ALIZADEH

CEO AND CO-FOUNDER

As Linqia’s CEO, Nader Alizadeh is responsible for setting and executing on the strategic footprint of the company. Prior to founding Linqia, Nader was a Senior Vice President and Co-founder for Lithium Technologies where he was responsible for driving and managing revenue growth for the business. Nader joined Lithium Technologies as a co-founder when it was first incorporated, and carried broad responsibilities in both the sales and operations departments. With a proven track record identifying strategic partners and cultivating key business relationships, Nader has also held key executive and management roles at Ofoto (now Kodak Gallery), Fuji, and Konica.

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MARIA SIPKA

CO-FOUNDER

Recognized as one of the leading women in technology by Forbes, Maria Sipka works closely with Linqia’s brand and agency clients and is one of the industry’s top experts on influencer and content marketing. Prior to founding Linqia, Maria was the founding COO at XING, Europe’s leading business network, where she led XING’s communities and premium group offerings, exiting shortly after its IPO. She also founded the content marketing agency Cherry Communications at age 18 and grew the agency to be one of the most respected consultancies in Australia, with a client list of over 100 brands.

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DANIEL SCHOTLAND

COO

As Chief Operating Officer, Daniel is responsible for setting the go-to-market strategy and leading all revenue generating functions for the business, including sales, marketing and customer operations. Prior to Linqia, Daniel served as the Chief Client Officer for TubeMogul, where he led the company’s global ad operations, client service and account management teams. He was also an instrumental member of the team that led the company through its IPO and subsequent acquisition by Adobe. Prior to TubeMogul, Daniel spent ten years at Experian CheetahMail, where he served as the VP of Business Development and VP of Client Services. Daniel started his career as a consultant for Deloitte Consulting and holds a BS in Business Administration from the Haas School of Business at UC Berkeley.

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TIM RICHARDS

CRO

As a strategic business leader, Tim has a proven track record of developing and growing exceptional sales teams at both large scale enterprises and high-growth start-ups. Tim brings seventeen years of experience at AOL/Time Warner where he most recently served as Head of US Sales for AOL/Verizon. While at AOL, he brought to market innovative new digital ad formats and grew them from nascent to mainstream including video and programmatic advertising. He also oversaw the company’s premiere AOL Advertising, Huffington Post, Microsoft/XBOX Advertising brands while also transforming the company leading to its acquisition by Verizon. Following AOL, Tim joined emerging design software start-up Famous as President, where he still remains a Board Advisor. Tim’s alma mater is Miami University where he is still an advisor and mentor for their SF Digital Innovation Program.  He’s also a member of the Bay Area Interactive Group Hall of Fame (SF BIG). 

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MOHAMMED PEDHIWALA

VP OF ENGINEERING

A seasoned software engineer, Mohammed brings over 15 years of experience leading software development. Prior to Linqia, Mohammed served as Senior Director of Software Engineering and Architecture at Shutterfly where he led the development of the product architecture and infrastructure. Prior to Shutterfly, Mohammed was a Principal Member of Technical Staff at Oracle. Mohammed’s expertise includes high performance server architecture, scalable software infrastructure, software services, machine learning, and data analysis. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai.

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NEWS AND PRESS RELEASES

NEWS

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Influencers Don’t See Instagram Reels’ Expansion to 30 Seconds as a Threat to TikTok

October 2, 2020

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Amid the Pandemic, Influencers Are Getting Real

September 20, 2020

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Brands And Influencers: Reemerging Emphasis On Driving Sales

August 24, 2020

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Black Influencers Respond To Brands Black Lives Matter Posts

August 7, 2020

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41% of Marketers in a New Survey Said They Planned to Hire Influencers in the Coming Months but Driving Sales Wasn’t the Top Priority for Any of Them

June 15, 2020

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Marketing with Stories; Consumer Usage and Best Practices for Organic Stories, Influencer Partnerships and Paid Advertising

April 30, 2020

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