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Rick Marini

Technology Pioneer and Founder & CEO at BranchOut

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 Rick Marini Biography

Rick Marini is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer in social media with over a decade of experience in the consumer Internet space. Rick is the Founder & CEO of BranchOut—the leading career networking service on Facebook. Members can search the database to quickly find all of their professional contacts for the ultimate inside connections for great opportunities including jobs, leads and career networking. BranchOut operates the largest job board on Facebook with over 3 million jobs and tens of thousands of internships. BranchOut has more than 25 million users, with three users being added per second. The service recently announced the close on $25 million in new funding.

Previously, Rick was the Founder & CEO of SuperFan, a profitable social entertainment site that produced social games and Facebook apps for world-class companies including CBS, MTV, Sony, Universal Music, Warner Music and others.

Prior to founding SuperFan, Rick was the Co-Founder, CFO & Chief Strategist for Tickle.com, one of the largest social media sites on the Internet. Under his leadership, Tickle operated as a profitable company with close to $40 million of annual revenue. In 2002, Tickle won the “Rising Star” Webby Award as the fastest growing site on the Web and became a top 20 global Internet site with 200 million registered users. In 2004, Tickle was acquired by Monster Worldwide for over $100 million.

In the summer of 2011, French President Nicolas Sarkozy invited Internet luminaries, including Marini, Google's Eric Schmidt and Facebook's Marc Zuckerberg, to the eG8 Summit to discuss how the Internet can accelerate global economies.

Rick currently serves on the Advisory Boards of HR.com, Fwix, Lumos Labs, Founder’s Den, Stipple, FIGHTER and Friendster (acquired by MOL).

He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of New Hampshire, magna cum laude and an MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. Rick has appeared on FOX News's The Closing Bell and in several publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch and Reuters.

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Speaking Topics
  • The Secret to Social Media: Why Some Innovations Succeed and Most Fail

    For the past decade, Rick Marini has been building social media companies, including one of the fastest growing sites on the internet. Surprisingly, he argues that technology is only one element of winning innovations. The other is timeless and something we all use.

  • How to Sell a Company for $100 Million—and Then Go Bigger

    Meet Rick Marini, an entrepreneur who sold his first company for $100 million and is now leading a new venture that could be even bigger. Hear his success story, from New Hampshire to Silicon Valley, and what he has learned along the way.

  • Recruiting 2.0: The Next Generation of Online Talent Acquisition

    The social web is a new frontier, exciting to some and intimidating to others. How can recruiters leverage new technologies to source better candidates with less time and money? Learn how cloud computing, mobile devices, and social networks are reinventing the industry.

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    Booking fees for Rick Marini, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rick Marini, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Rick Marini?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rick Marini for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rick Marini for your next private or corporate function.
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Rick Marini

Technology Pioneer and Founder & CEO at BranchOut

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Rick Marini Biography

Rick Marini is a serial entrepreneur and pioneer in social media with over a decade of experience in the consumer Internet space. Rick is the Founder & CEO of BranchOut—the leading career networking service on Facebook. Members can search the database to quickly find all of their professional contacts for the ultimate inside connections for great opportunities including jobs, leads and career networking. BranchOut operates the largest job board on Facebook with over 3 million jobs and tens of thousands of internships. BranchOut has more than 25 million users, with three users being added per second. The service recently announced the close on $25 million in new funding.

Previously, Rick was the Founder & CEO of SuperFan, a profitable social entertainment site that produced social games and Facebook apps for world-class companies including CBS, MTV, Sony, Universal Music, Warner Music and others.

Prior to founding SuperFan, Rick was the Co-Founder, CFO & Chief Strategist for Tickle.com, one of the largest social media sites on the Internet. Under his leadership, Tickle operated as a profitable company with close to $40 million of annual revenue. In 2002, Tickle won the “Rising Star” Webby Award as the fastest growing site on the Web and became a top 20 global Internet site with 200 million registered users. In 2004, Tickle was acquired by Monster Worldwide for over $100 million.

In the summer of 2011, French President Nicolas Sarkozy invited Internet luminaries, including Marini, Google's Eric Schmidt and Facebook's Marc Zuckerberg, to the eG8 Summit to discuss how the Internet can accelerate global economies.

Rick currently serves on the Advisory Boards of HR.com, Fwix, Lumos Labs, Founder’s Den, Stipple, FIGHTER and Friendster (acquired by MOL).

He received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of New Hampshire, magna cum laude and an MBA from Harvard University Graduate School of Business Administration. Rick has appeared on FOX News's The Closing Bell and in several publications including Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, TechCrunch and Reuters.

Rick Marini Speaking Topics

  • The Secret to Social Media: Why Some Innovations Succeed and Most Fail

    For the past decade, Rick Marini has been building social media companies, including one of the fastest growing sites on the internet. Surprisingly, he argues that technology is only one element of winning innovations. The other is timeless and something we all use.

  • How to Sell a Company for $100 Million—and Then Go Bigger

    Meet Rick Marini, an entrepreneur who sold his first company for $100 million and is now leading a new venture that could be even bigger. Hear his success story, from New Hampshire to Silicon Valley, and what he has learned along the way.

  • Recruiting 2.0: The Next Generation of Online Talent Acquisition

    The social web is a new frontier, exciting to some and intimidating to others. How can recruiters leverage new technologies to source better candidates with less time and money? Learn how cloud computing, mobile devices, and social networks are reinventing the industry.

FAQs on booking Rick Marini

  • How to book Rick Marini?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Rick Marini for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Rick Marini, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Rick Marini or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Rick Marini?

    Booking fees for Rick Marini, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Rick Marini, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Rick Marini?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Rick Marini for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Rick Marini for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Rick Marini or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Rick Marini or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Rick Marini is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Rick Marini for your event is available upon request. Rick Marini generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jon Steinberg, Diane Prince Johnston, Bill Drayton, Kevin Allocca and Scott Dinsmore. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rick Marini for an upcoming event.

Rick Marini Speaking Topics

  • The Secret to Social Media: Why Some Innovations Succeed and Most Fail

    For the past decade, Rick Marini has been building social media companies, including one of the fastest growing sites on the internet. Surprisingly, he argues that technology is only one element of winning innovations. The other is timeless and something we all use.

  • How to Sell a Company for $100 Million—and Then Go Bigger

    Meet Rick Marini, an entrepreneur who sold his first company for $100 million and is now leading a new venture that could be even bigger. Hear his success story, from New Hampshire to Silicon Valley, and what he has learned along the way.

  • Recruiting 2.0: The Next Generation of Online Talent Acquisition

    The social web is a new frontier, exciting to some and intimidating to others. How can recruiters leverage new technologies to source better candidates with less time and money? Learn how cloud computing, mobile devices, and social networks are reinventing the industry.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

If you are the talent, and wish to request removal from this catalog or report an issue with your profile, please click here.

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