Chase Norlin is the CEO of Emerge Digital Group (EDG), recently named the 8th fastest growing company in America and the #1 fastest growing company in Silicon Valley by Inc. Magazine. EDG is a holding company for a portfolio of digital marketing businesses that Norlin founded and grew to $50mm in revenue in three years.
Norlin was the Founder and CEO of Alphabird, a provider of audience development, yield optimization, and video distribution services for web publishers and brands. Previously Norlin was Founder and CEO of Pixsy, a pioneer in video search funded by TVGuide-Gemstar (now Rovi - NASDAQ:ROVI), and served as senior executive at ValueClick (now Conversant, NASDAQ:CNVR) where he managed publisher development for the display advertising network, paid search, and comparison shopping divisions. Prior to ValueClick, Norlin held the position of Senior Consultant to InfoSpace (now Blucora, NASDAQ:BCOR).
Norlin developed Sony's first online photo sharing venture, founded the first online video sharing company ShareYourWorld, and served as new venture consultant in launching Boeing's (NYSE:BA) online video and image licensing division. Norlin began his career in the mailroom at Paradigm Talent and Literary Agency and is a regular speaker and expert consultant on digital advertising, digital media, and entrepreneurship. Recent speaking engagements include the Goldman Sachs Global Media Conference, Bloomberg Media Summit, Monaco Media Forum, NATPE, NAB, OMMA, and ad:tech.
Recent Awards: 2013 - Inc 500, #1 Fastest Growing Company in Silicon Valley 2013 - Inc 500, #2 Fastest Growing Company in California 2013 - Inc 500, #2 Fastest Growing Company in Advertising/Marketing 2013 - Inc 500, #8 Fastest Growing Company in America 2013 - SF Business Times, #3 Fastest Growing Company in Silicon Valley