Vidar Brekke

New York, NY

Before Meddle, I spent 15 years in marketing and product development, most recently as Chief Product Officer for Converseon, a social consultancy and Forrester category leader. There I led the development of ConveyAPI, the world's most accurate text analytics engine. Converseon acquired my last startup, Social Graphiti, a Facebook ad re-targeting platform in 2011.

In 2010, on behalf of DefinedLogic he built Open Audience Manager, a Facebook analytics platform and DPAC "Best Social Media Innovation of the Year" finalist. Prior he ran Social Intent, a boutique social agency with clients such as Coca-Cola, Clinique, Equifax and Random House. He's also held a position as VP Marketing for JPMorgan and Strategist & Ogilvy. Vidar has a MA in Communications and served as an officer in the Norwegian Navy.

Previous adventures:

Chief Product Officer, Converseon

Founder of Social Intent (mobile & social app development)

VP Marketing Linkstorm (display ad tech)

VP Marketing JPMorgan (big bank)

Strategic Planner Ogilvy (big agency)

Organizer of the New York OpenCoffee Meetup (700+ members)