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Peter Friedman, Chairman & CEO

Peter Friedman, Chairman & CEO

Peter Friedman is a social media visionary and veteran with 30 years experience in the space (18 at LiveWorld, Inc. and 12 at Apple). He’s provided multiple global brands with strategic social media guidance and delivered hundreds of social media programs for them in multiple countries and languages. These include Apple’s industry wide social network, AppleLink; MINI Cooper’s Member’s Lounge; Unilever’s Dove Campaign For Real Beauty; HBO’s original show character-driven web site community; the American Express Member’s Project, and Walmart’s Facebook and Twitter programs.

Peter founded LiveWorld, raised over $100 Million in private rounds and an IPO, grew the company to hundreds of employees, and managed its downsizing, survival, and re-invention through multiple market crashes, recessions, and resurgences.

Prior to LiveWorld, Peter was Vice President & General Manager of Apple’s Internet Services Division, overseeing the creation and management of social media services such as AppleLink, eWorld, AOL, and Salon. During his 12-year tenure at Apple, his responsibilities also included managing Business Systems Marketing and product line management in the Macintosh division. He brings a unique combination of strategic thinking, vision, and hands-on operational skill, as well as a blend of marketing, social media and technology expertise.

He is a fine art photographer and celebrated public speaker. His writing on social media can be found at The Huffington Post  and across the web.  Peter’s new book, “The CMO’s Social Media Handbook, A Step By Step Guide For Leading Marketing Teams in the Social Media World” has just been released.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in American History from Brown University, and a masters In business administration from The Harvard Business School.  Peter’s life-long mission is to help people create more value together than they can alone, through collaborative relationships. Connect with him @PeterFriedman on Twitter.

Peter holds a bachelor’s degree in American History from Brown University, and a Masters In Business Administration from The Harvard Business School.