The Wappow! Team

Our Team Philosophy:

Build a team of highly motivated and experience professionals that treat attendees and customers as close friends and (most of all) have fun!

Jenn Mathews


CEO

Jenn Mathews (SEOGoddess) while most known for her work in search engine optimization she is now our very own indoctrination into the world of emerging media. Having previously worked for corporations such as Classmates.com and Concur Technologies Jenn not only managed SEO but was the savant in all of online and interactive marketing both in director level and VP level positions.

After speaking at several conferences and other search marketing related events Jenn found a passion for the Search Insider Summit in 2007 and is now applying her experience and the friendships she has developed with some amazing people to Wappow! events.

 

Mike Valentine


Chief Marketing Officer

Mike was first introduced to Wappow! President Jenn mathews in 2006 during an interview at Fox Interactive Media. At the time Mike was Senior SEO Manager leading a pioneering team of in-house SEO’s and building the MySpace brand through this unprecedented means of marketing. Mike later went on to work for Demand Media as Director of SEO and not only spoke at Wappow! events for his now long time friend Jenn, but went on to serve on the Advisory Board for both of Wappow’s signature Conferences. Mike has an unmatched view of “what’s next” when coming up with new strategies to drive marketing in this emerging media world we are in.

Mike has been brought on to continue driving the innovative Marketing strategies that Wappow! has become known for as the company’s Chief Marketing Officer.

Paul Spencer


Chief Financial Officer

Paul was first introduced to Jenn Mathews as CFO at EquaShip in December 2011. Having an extensive background Paul spent five years as a managing partner for BDO Seidman, the fifth largest accounting tax and consulting firm in the World. At BDO, Paul worked with a wide range of clients including Eddie Bauer, Red Lion Hotels, Monterey Gourmet Foods, Metro One Communications and Intelepeer.

Prior to BDO, Paul was with Ernst & Young, the largest public accounting firm in the US. While with Ernst & Young Paul worked with clients in 27 countries including SAFECO insurance, ING Sharebuilder, Coca-Cola, Singapore Airlines, MayBank, and more.

He is a CPA with US and international experience embracing all facets of financial reporting and financial operations. A clear-thinker, methodical leader and with exceptional people skills. Paul has been brought on to manage the finances and keep the company focused as Wappow! continues to grow as a recognized asset in the technology industry.