April Speaker Series Luncheon : Rod Favaron

  • 11 Apr 2018
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Headliners Club, 221 W 6th St, Austin, TX 78701, 20th Floor


  • Member in active standing. Includes lunch served at 11:30AM and event will conclude by 1:00PM.
  • Member in provisional status. Includes lunch served at 11:30AM and event will conclude by 1:00PM.
  • Guest of a YMBL member. Includes lunch served at 11:30AM and event will conclude by 1:00PM.

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Please join the YMBL Speaker Series this Wednesday, April 11, 2018 as we welcome Spredfast CEO Rod Favaron.

Rod has served as President and CEO of Spredfast for the past six years, leading overall company operations and long-term strategic direction alike. Under Rod’s direction, the Spredfast team of over 500 employees helps more than 650 of the world’s largest brands connect to the people they care about the most. Spredfast's social software is the secret weapon of all five major broadcast networks and over fifty percent of Interbrand’s 2015 World’s Best Brands, all of whom are fueling business impact through social.

Prior to Spredfast, Rob guided Lombardi Software from an early start-up in a global leader in BPM solutions acquired by IBM in 2010. Prior to joining Lombardi, Rod served as CEO of Mediaprise, Inc., a brand asset management software company; SVP Sales & Marketing for pcOrder.com, a pioneer in e-commerce software and internet content services; and as GM at Mentor Graphic Corporation. Rod earned a bachelor's degree in Industrial Engineering from Louisiana State University, and an MBA from the University of Dallas Graduate School of Management. Rod serves on the Board of Directors for Bypass Lane, Perception Software, The Austin Technology Council, and is a mentor to many technology entrepreneurs.

Among Rod's accomplishments is the launch and development of the yearly Spredfast Smart Social Summit which brings together some of the top thought-leaders in the social media space. In the video below, Rod kicks off the 2017 Summitt with his vision for the future of social marketing titled "2020: Your Tomorrow."

Live from Smart Social Summit 2017: Rod Favaron | Spredfast


Gourmet lunch and iced tea provided. Parking on site at the Chase Tower is $5. Event is on the 20th floor Headliners Club space. Greeting and networking from 11:30-12:00, lunch served at noon and speaker will start at 12:15 with a brief Q&A near the end. Event ends at 1:00.

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