Founder & CEO, Momentum Factor
Known for developing innovative solutions to difficult digital challenges, Jonathan Gilliam is Founder & CEO at Momentum Factor, the world’s leading provider of compliance risk monitoring, global online reputation management, and digital risk mitigation strategies for direct sellers and developers of the FieldWatch Compliance Management platform.
The firm has been named an “Inc. 5000 America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies” honoree from Inc. Magazine in 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and 2021. Jonathan has been honored by the Austin Business Journal as one of “Austin’s Best CEOs.” and his firm was awarded the 2017 DSA Partnership Award by the Direct Selling Association. Additionally, the firm was featured in 2018 and 2019 “Best Places to Work” and the 2018 “Fast 50 Award” in the Austin Business Journal.
A published author, Jonathan’s books Social Selling: How Direct Selling Companies Can Harness the Power of Connectivity—and Change the World and Blastoff! Creating Growth in Direct Selling Companies helped shape the direct selling industry conversation about new media and delivered a vision of social media’s promise for direct selling companies.
Jonathan is a regular speaker and presenter at industry conferences including the Direct Selling Association and is founder of the Direct Selling Legal & Compliance Summit. He has appeared in numerous international radio and television broadcasts, articles and conferences including the New York Times, Wired Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Associated Press, PC Week, National Public Radio, and multiple appearances on TechTV’s “Silicon Spin” with John Dvorak, among others.
Jonathan graduated with a BA degree from the University of Texas at Austin followed by graduate studies at Rice University.