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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.

Speaking Topics
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • How do I book Rick Marini to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Rick Marini for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Rick Marini or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Rick Marini

    Speaking fees for Rick Marini, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Rick Marini are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Rick Marini, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Rick Marini speak about?

    Rick Marini is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Communication, Entertainment, Entrepreneurism, Science and Technology, Social Media, Technology Speakers.
  • Where does Rick Marini travel from?

    Rick Marini generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Rick Marini’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Rick Marini for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, 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 speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Rick Marini or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.
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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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

FAQs on booking Rick Marini

  • How do I book Rick Marini to speak at my event?

    Our experienced booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure speakers like Rick Marini for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment since 2002. Click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page to check availability 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 speaking fee information and check availability for Rick Marini or any other speaker of your choice.
  • What are the speaker fees for Rick Marini

    Speaking fees for Rick Marini, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Rick Marini are available upon request for live events and available upon request for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Rick Marini, click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.
  • What topics does Rick Marini speak about?

    Rick Marini is a keynote speaker and industry expert whose speaking topics include Business, Communication, Entertainment, Entrepreneurism, Science and Technology, Social Media, Technology Speakers.
  • Where does Rick Marini travel from?

    Rick Marini generally travels from San Francisco, CA, USA, but can be booked for private corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances across the country.
  • Who is Rick Marini’s agent?

    AAE Speakers Bureau has successfully booked keynote speakers like Rick Marini for clients worldwide since 2002. As a full-service speaker 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. Please click the Check Availability button above and complete the form on this page including the details of your event, 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 speaker booking agency?

    AAE Speakers Bureau is a full-service speaker booking agency, meaning we can completely manage the speaker’s or celebrity’s engagement with your organization from the time of booking your speaker through the event’s completion. We provide all of the services you need to host Rick Marini or any other speaker of your choice, including offer negotiation, contractual assistance, accounting and billing, and event speaker travel and logistics services. When you book a speaker with us, we manage the process of hosting a speaker for you as an extension of your team. Our goal is to give our clients peace of mind and a best-in-class service experience when booking a speaker with us.
  • Why is AAE Speakers Bureau different from other booking agencies?

    If you’re looking for the best, unbiased speaker recommendations, paired with a top-notch customer service experience, you’re in the right place. At AAE Speakers Bureau, we exclusively represent the interests of our clients - professional organizations, companies, universities, and associations. We intentionally do not represent the speakers we feature or book. That is so we can present our clients with the broadest and best performing set of speaker options in the market today, and we can make these recommendations without any obligation to promote a specific speaker over another. This is why when our agents suggest a speaker for your event, you can be assured that they are of the highest quality with a history of proven success with our other clients.

Rick Marini is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Recruiting 2.0: The Next Generation of Online Talent Acquisition, How to Sell a Company for $100 Million—and Then Go Bigger and The Secret to Social Media: Why Some Innovations Succeed and Most Fail. 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. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Rick Marini for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Rick Marini Speaking Topics

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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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 a profile update or removal from our online directory, please submit a profile request form.

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