Brian Bowman is a CMO & Growth Hacker with expertise in Facebook marketing, Google SEM, open graph publishing, paid online customer acquisition, social and interest graph strategy. He has P&L management for leading online brands including: Disney, Match.com, Yahoo!, Reply.com and Infospace. . He has over 15 years of P&L management for leading online brands including: Disney, Match.com, Yahoo!, Reply.com and Infospace.
Bowman is the Founder and CEO LikeIt.com, a fun way to discover people, places, and things through the social graph, interest graph and social games. LikeIt.com’s social graph offers people discovery beyond Facebook, allowing users to easily create self-updating profiles of their favorite music, movies, books, hobbies, sports and friends from Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, Photobucket, Flickr, Foursquare, and Goodreads.
Prior to LikeIt.com, he was Chief Marketing Officer of Reply.com where he helped architect revenue growth from $20mm to $60mm and a S-1 filing. He conceived, patented and launched Reply!’s Click Marketplace which delivered 30% of company revenue. He built Reply! into a top 100 spender in Google AdWords and built the publisher business which led to acquisition of MerchantCircle.com.
Bowman was the VP of Product at Match.com and was responsible for product strategy, analytics and customer care. His efforts resulted in 30% increase in revenue increase and a 67% increase in customer registrations. He also initiated the acquisition of Zerodegrees.com a business networking company and launched Match’s friend social network.
As the VP of Community for Yahoo!, Bowman led global planning and product development. He was responsible for all aspects of Yahoo’s online community applications (360, Groups, Photos and Avatars) and community platforms (Micro-Transactions, Reputation System, Ratings & Reviews and Message Boards). He is one of the few people in the world to have created several multi-million member online communities, and has spent the past 10 years developing and running products based around member interaction and social networking.
Mr. Bowman also served as VP & GM for The Walt Disney Company’s ABC Television Network and as Director of New Media for Disney Channel where he oversaw many award-winning websites, including: Oscars.com, Emmys.com, ABC Primetime, ABC Daytime, ZoogDisney.com and “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.”
He graduated from Purdue University, sits on advisory boards for Marin Software and Market Riders. He resides in the San Francisco area with his two daughters and wife.