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Utah State University, BS 2004
Electrical Engineering
Utah State University, MS 2005
Electrical Engineering


Co-Founder & CEO

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Rustin Banks

Rustin Banks is the co-founder and CEO of BlogFrog, a social networking company that turns blogs into interest-based communities. In less than 18 months, Rustin helped BlogFrog become the largest network of mom bloggers reaching 5.5 million women online. Rustin got his start in online communities when he was 12 years old by hosting computer Bulletin Board Systems (BBS) out of his parent’s closet. He got his entrepreneurial start in college when he founded a tennis academy. Rustin earned a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering and was the State Student Chair for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, graduating magna cum laude. After college, Rustin designed next generation imaging systems for satellites. In 2009, he saw an opportunity to attach “Bulletin Boards” to blogs and left the aerospace industry to launch BlogFrog. He and his wife, Tara, live in Colorado and he blogs about leadership and being the father of three small children. You can find Rustin fielding questions about technology and leadership on Twitter @rustinb

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