Co-Founders of HubSpot Brian Halligan & Dharmesh Shah deliver Keynotes at INBOUND 2016. Brian and Dharmesh Co-founded HubSpot ten years ago, with the mission that marketing and sales could be human. Since its founding, HubSpot has accumulated over 20,000 customers.
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 serves on the board of directors for the Fleetmatics Group (FLTX), a global provider of fleet management solutions. He was named Ernst and Young's Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011, a Glassdoor 25 Highest Rated CEO in 2014 and 2015, and an Inc. Founders 40 in 2016.
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 teaches a course on “Designing, Developing, and Launching Successful Products in an Entrepreneurial Environment” at MIT Sloan School of Management.
Dharmesh Shah is Co-founder and CTO of HubSpot. Prior to founding HubSpot in 2006, Dharmesh was founder and CEO of Pyramid Digital Solutions, which was acquired by SunGard Data Systems in 2005.
In addition to co-authoring “Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media and Blogs”, Dharmesh founded and writes for OnStartups.com -- a top-ranking startup blog and community with more than 500,000 members.
In 2013, Dharmesh published HubSpot’s Culture Code, which has garnered over 2.5 million views on SlideShare. Named an Inc. Founders 40 in 2016, he is an active member of the Boston-area entrepreneurial community, an angel investor in over 60 startups, and a frequent speaker on startups and inbound marketing. Dharmesh holds a BS in Computer Science from UAB and an MS in the Management of Technology from MIT.