Mattias is the founder of DefinitiveDeals.com, a site that he launched in 2005 and built into a large, profitable, and recognized search publisher in the performance marketing industry. In January 2012, Mattias co-founded Eckim where he now acts as CEO. Eckim quickly grew to it's today 14 employees and an enviable industry wide recognition. Mattias, who is originally from Sweden, started his career in the US as Director of Solution Architecture for a global supply-chain software company. During his years there he managed several large, multi-year, system implementations in the US, Europe, China and Brazil before entering the performance marketing industry. Mattias holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science and International Marketing from Luleå University of Technology in Sweden.
Serial entrepreneur Rob Gough has a track record for starting, growing and eventually selling successful companies in many areas. In addition, his deep insight of performance marketing from the advertiser side gives him a rare and valuable perspective. Rob led Finish Line’s affiliate marketing channel from being roughly 2% of their online business to more than 27%. In January 2012, Rob joined Mattias to co-found Eckim where he currently acts as the president. Rob studied Marketing, Distribution Management and Economics and graduated from the Indiana University, Kelley School of Business.