Matt Gilbert

Matt Gilbert

Matt is the CEO and Director at Pepperjam. Matt has a 20-year record of exceeding targets and achieving operational excellence in public and private companies. I've delivered in startup, growth, and turnaround, driving material revenue growth and creating millions in shareholder value with integrity. I lead from the trenches, build trust easily, and believe the greatest measure of my success is how many leaders I've helped to create. I've been a board member, raised venture capital, led M&A and have been a key contributor to 4 exits. My accomplishments span categories including Marketing Cloud/SaaS, Social, Mobile, Search, Affiliate, and Loyalty. My career is unified by a passion for teaching clients how to leverage data and technology to improve marketing effectiveness and maximize customer lifetime value. Prior to our exit to Merkle, I was co-founder, COO, and a Board Director of 500Friends. We raised $12MM from Crosslink Capital and Intel Cap and built millions in ARR. I owned Sales, Customer Success, Business Development, Marketing, Legal and Finance.