Chase Norlin is the CEO of Emerge Digital Group (EDG), a digital media and advertising portfolio company focused on providing publishers with a suite of tools and solutions that enable them to better monetize their audience, data and content assets. Prior to EDG, Norlin was the co-founder and CEO of Alphabird, a provider of online audience development, yield optimization, content production and video distribution services for digital publishers and brands. Previously Norlin was the founder and CEO of Pixsy, a pioneer in syndicated video search funded by TVGuide-Gemstar (now Rovi — NASDAQ:ROVI). Previously he served as a senior executive at ValueClick (NASDAQ:VCLK) where he managed publisher distribution for the display advertising network, paid search, and comparison shopping divisions.
Prior to ValueClick, Norlin held the position of Senior Consultant to InfoSpace (NASDAQ:INSP) charged with publisher distribution for the paid search division. Previously, Norlin developed Sony's first online photo sharing venture and founded the web's first online video sharing company Share Your World. Norlin also served as a new venture consultant in launching Boeing's (NYSE:BA) online video and image licensing division. Norlin began his career in the media business in the mailroom at Paradigm Talent and Literary Agency.
Norlin received his BA from UC Berkeley and MA from The University of Chicago and is a regular speaker on online video, advertising, and search. Recent speaking engagements include the Goldman Sachs Global Media Conference, Bloomberg Media Summit, Monaco Media Forum, NATPE, NAB, OMMA, and ad:tech.
May 1, 2009 - Jul 1, 2013
Jun 1, 2006 - Apr 1, 2009
Senior Business Development Executive
Feb 1, 2005 - May 1, 2006
Senior Business Development Consultant
May 1, 2004 - Feb 1, 2005
New Venture Strategy Consultant
May 1, 2004 - Jan 1, 2005
Jan 1, 1999 - Jan 1, 2002
Internet Marketing Manager
Sep 1, 1998 - Apr 1, 1999