Roger Katz founded Friend2Friend in 2006, with a powerful conviction that the social graph of Facebook was an incredible opportunity for brands and products to ignite true “word of mouth” marketing online. Since then, he has led the company to increased profitability year over year while establishing the company in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Barcelona, Spain. He has focused his company’s efforts on finding solutions that meet the social media marketing challenges facing brands and agencies today — building scalable technology solutions that can still be customized — and has since built solutions that go beyond Facebook to include YouTube, Twitter and mobile platforms.
A tireless evangelist for social media, Roger brings 20 years of marketing, strategy and social media expertise to Friend2Friend. His career includes management and consulting roles at companies such as Photobucket, Agilent, Brocade, Quantum, Bell Labs and Pacific Community Ventures, as well as a number of start ups. Behind his marketing mind lies deep engineering expertise. He has engineering degrees from Michigan State and UC Berkeley and an MBA from Wharton. He’s a cycling fanatic, aspiring guitarist and (slow) swimmer.