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Robert W. Monster

May 12, 2017

Robert W. Monster

Founder and CEO

Epik.com

Rob is Founder, Chairman and CEO of Epik and Managing Director of Monster Venture Partners LLC.

Rob was the Founder of GMI (Global Market Insite, Inc.), a leading provider of technology-enabled services to the global market research industry. Mr. Monster served as Chairman and CEO from 1999-2007, during which time GMI achieved annual revenue growth of 100+% per year and served customers in more than 60 countries. GMI is backed by Technology Crossover Ventures, FT Ventures and Voyager Capital.

Prior to founding GMI, Mr. Monster was a global product development manager with Procter & Gamble. During an eight year technology management career with P&G, Mr. Monster worked and lived in Europe, Asia, and North America. He also traveled extensively in Latin America as part of his global role in leading the development and commercialization of a series of successful new product initiatives.

Mr. Monster, a Dutch-American, is fluent in English, Dutch, and German. Mr. Monster has both a BS and an MBA from Cornell University where he studied Life Sciences and Economics. Mr. Monster is a member of ESOMAR – World Association of Research Professionals. Mr. Monster is co-author of the book‚ Market Research in the Internet Age‚ published by John Wiley & Sons.

Mr. Monster is winner of the 2005 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award in Technology and Software (Pacific Northwest) and is a Director and advisor to a number of companies, notably in the area of consumer internet.