Scott Brinker is Co-founder & CTO of ion interactive inc. since September 1998. He is responsible for overall business management and strategy with two other co-founders. He leads product development and technical operations with a team of software engineers and UX designers. Prior to ion interactive, Mr. Brinker was CEO of CyberOps, Inc., an internet technology consulting firm from December 1990 to November 1996 and before that he was President of Founder & President Galactic Innovations, Inc., a social networking company he founded. Brinker initially went to the University of Miami on early admission from his junior year in high school, he dropped out when he joined Galacticomm full-time in 1991. In 2002, Brinker returned to school part-time at the School of General Studies at Columbia University in New York City, where he graduated with a B.S. in Computer Science summa cum laude as valedictorian of his class 5. From 2005 to 2007 he was a part-time Sloan Fellow at the MIT Sloan School of Management where he earned an MBA. Brinker is married to Jill Geiser, they have recently had a daughter and currently live in the Boston area. He writes a personal blog on marketing technology called Chief Marketing Technologist.