Robert Young is the co-founder & Executive Chairman of Publish2, Inc. Robert is an entrepreneur, market disruptor, and dealmaker.
His career as a disruptor began when he played an instrumental role in launching the first nationwide consumer ISP, which he sold to Rupert Murdoch News Corp. (negotiating the first M&A deal between an Internet company and a traditional media giant). Robert then proceeded to disrupt Madison Ave by launching the first company to be based solely on Internet advertising, where he also invented Pay-Per-Click advertising, organized the industry first Internet ad sales force, and invented free e-mail. Robert also ran one of the largest consumer online (social networking) communities on the web.
Robert is currently a board member of SocialVibe, and is a widely-read blogger who has written for GigaOM, ZDNet, and can now be found at Publishing 2.0.