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Jonathan Gilliam

Jonathan is a business technologist with strong experience in online reputation and social media program management, compliance monitoring and digital risk management.
A published author, accomplished technology consultant and sought-after speaker on topics of digital impact, Jonathan’s first book, Social Selling: How Direct Selling Companies Can Harness the Power of Connectivity—and Change the World helped shape the direct selling industry conversation about new media and delivered a vision of social media’s promise for direct selling companies. More recently, he authored Blastoff! Creating Growth in Direct Selling Companies, featuring lessons of growth from CEOs and influencers from throughout the channel.
A thought-leader on issues of online privacy, security and regulatory risk, Jonathan was recently named to the Board of Advisors for the Online Reputation & Brand Protection Coalition, a a non-profit organization dedicated to providing businesses with education, solutions, and advocacy to help them protect their reputations and brand online.
Before founding the firm, Jonathan served for nearly 7 years in the national fraud detection practice at Deloitte and helped launch the global consultancy’s flagship anti-fraud product. He also worked as a National Marketing Strategy Partner for OneAccord Partners, served as EVP for Strategy & Markets for security and authentication software company IDMetric, and was Co-Founder and CEO at Hush Communications Corporation, a leading Internet security and encryption software company. 
Jonathan is an 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.  He lives in Austin with his wife, three beautiful daughters and Havanese puppy.


Articles by Jonathan Gilliam

  • March 31, 2017

    The Industry Can Change from Within

    In this episode Jonathan Gilliam—founder and CEO of Momentum Factor (—joins us to talk about the risk of distributors making illegal product claims and income clai... Read more