Andy Cohen is an Emmy Award-winning host, producer, and author best known as the host and executive producer of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, Bravo’s late night, interactive talk show. The series is the only live show in Late Night television, and features everyone from “Bravolebrities” to big names in pop culture, including Oprah Winfrey, Cher, Lady Gaga, Meryl Streep, Jennifer Lopez, Will Ferrell, and Mariah Carey. In 2014, Details Magazine called the show, “compulsively engrossing,” while touting Cohen as “possibly the smartest man on TV;” GQ describes Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen as “the most primitively authentic thing on television” and TV Guide thinks it’s late night’s “unlikeliest success story.” Cohen also serves as executive producer of The Real Housewives franchise and hosts the network’s highly-rated reunion specials. He is the New York Times best-selling author of The Andy Cohen Diaries: A Deep Look At a Shallow Year and Most Talkative: Stories from the Frontlines of Pop Culture. His most recent book, Superficial: More Adventures from the Andy Cohen Diaries, was published in November 2016. In his ten years as an executive at Bravo he was responsible for an aggressive slate of unscripted series and specials including hits such as Project Runway, Top Chef, Queer Eye For the Straight Guy, The Millionaire Matchmaker, the Million Dollar Listing franchise, Being Bobby Brown, Shahs of Sunset, Flipping Out, Top Design, The Rachel Zoe Project, Bethenny Ever After, Tabatha’s Salon Takeover and The Real Housewives franchise. Cohen started at Bravo in 2004 as Vice President, Original Programming and most recently, served as Bravo’s Executive Vice President of Development and Talent from November 2011 to January 2014. Cohen received an Emmy Award when season six of Top Chef won Outstanding Reality Competition Program at the 2010 Primetime Emmy Awards and has been nominated for 17 additional Emmy Awards as Executive Producer of Project Greenlight, Project Runway, Top Chef and Queer Eye. In 2005, Cohen was awarded a Peabody Award for his role as Executive Producer of the TRIO documentary The N Word and another in 2008 as an Executive Producer of Project Runway. Andy’s newest project is hosting the game show reboot, Love Connection, currently on air. Born in St. Louis, Cohen is a graduate of Boston University where he received a B.A. in broadcast journalism. Cohen is currently on the board of directors for charity Friends In Deed, is active and has been honored by AmfAR, Housing Works, the Human Rights Campaign Fund and the Trevor Project. Cohen currently resides in New York City. Andy has over two million followers on social media.
Rand Fishkin uses the ludicrous title, Wizard of Moz. He’s founder and former CEO of Moz, co-author of a pair of books on SEO, co-founder of Inbound.org, and serves on the board of presentation software startup Haiku Deck. Rand’s an unsaveable addict of all things content, search, & social on the web, from his multiple blogs to Twitter, Google+, Facebook, LinkedIn, and a shared Instagram account. In his minuscule spare time, he likes to galavant around the world with his wife, Geraldine, and then read about it on her amazing travel blog.
Brian Halligan is Co-founder and CEO of HubSpot. Prior to HubSpot, Brian was a venture partner at Longworth Ventures and VP of sales at Groove Networks, which was acquired by Microsoft. Previously, Brian was a Senior VP of sales at PTC. He has co-authored two books, “Marketing Lessons from the Grateful Dead” with David Meerman Scott and Bill Walton, and “Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media, and Blogs” with Dharmesh Shah. Brian serves on the board of directors for the Fleetmatics Group (FLTX), a global provider of fleet management solutions. He was named Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year in 2011, a Glassdoor 25 Highest Rated CEO in 2014 and 2015, and an Inc. Founders 40 in 2016. Around the community, Brian’s favorite charity is Camp Harbor View, serving nearly 1,000 youths from Boston’s at-risk neighborhoods through two four-week summer camp sessions on Long Island in the Boston Harbor. In his spare time, Brian follows his beloved Red Sox and is a voracious reader. He teaches a course on “Designing, Developing, and Launching Successful Products in an Entrepreneurial Environment” at MIT Sloan School of Management.
Dharmesh Shah is Co-founder and CTO of HubSpot. Prior to founding HubSpot in 2006, Dharmesh was founder and CEO of Pyramid Digital Solutions, which was acquired by SunGard Data Systems in 2005. In addition to co-authoring “Inbound Marketing: Get Found Using Google, Social Media and Blogs”, Dharmesh founded and writes for OnStartups.com — a top-ranking startup blog and community with more than 500,000 members. In 2013, Dharmesh published HubSpot’s Culture Code, which has garnered over 2.5 million views on SlideShare. Named an Inc. Founders 40 in 2016, he is an active member of the Boston-area entrepreneurial community, an angel investor in over 60 startups, and a frequent speaker on startups and inbound marketing. Dharmesh holds a BS in Computer Science from UAB and an MS in the Management of Technology from MIT.