In his role as Chief Innovation Officer for Demand Media, Byron oversees all research and development. Byron and his team are responsible for the creation of new technologies to support the company’s core strategic opportunities – including its social publishing ecosystem. The company has filed several patents for the proprietary algorithms that support the selection, distribution and optimization of content.
Prior to Demand Media, Byron was the founder and CEO of PageWise, Inc., the parent company of ExpertVillage.com, which was acquired by Demand Media in 2007. Byron graduated Magna Cum Laude from Rice University with a degree in Honors Economics. There he gained distinction when he started his first company which orchestrated elaborate practical jokes for its customers.