Dave Kerpen CEO and Chairman, Likeable Local and Likeable Media
Dave Kerpen is the cofounder and and Chairman of Likeable Media, an award-winning social media and word-of-mouth marketing firm comprised of communications and consultancy agency Likeable Media, and CEO of software platform, Likeable Local. Dave and his wife Carrie lead a team of over 60 people in working with brands, organizations, governments, and small businesses to better leverage social media to become more transparent, responsive, engaged, and likeable. Likeable was named to both the 2011 and 2012 Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies in the United States. In 2012 Likeable was named one of Crain’s Best Places to Work in New York City. Dave’s first book, a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon #1 bestseller, was Likeable Social Media: How to Delight Your Customers, Create an Irresistible Brand, and Be Generally Amazing on Facebook (and Other Social Networks). His second book is titled Likeable Business: Why Today’s Consumers Demand More & How Leaders Can Deliver. (McGraw-Hill, November 2012). Dave is a frequent keynote speaker at venues around the world and a contributing writer for Mashable, Inc, Fast Company, The Huffington Post, Forbes, and The Washington Post. His work has been featured on CNBC’s \"On the Money,\" ABC World News Tonight, the CBS Early Show, BBC World News, and the New York Times, among others. Dave is proud of his Likeable business accomplishments but prouder of his other joint venture with Carrie: Charlotte and Kate, their two daughters at home in Port Washington, New York.