Michael Melen is the co-founder of SmartSites, a seven-time Inc5000 fastest growing marketing agency. SmartSites is based in the United States and has over 350 full-time team members. SmartSites is a Premier Google Partner, Select Microsoft Partner, Meta Business Partner, and Amazon Ads Partner. Melen is an acclaimed thought leader and entrepreneur. A graduate of Cornell University, he sold his first internet company at 19 years old. He has spoken at the Small Business Expo (keynote), DigiMarCon (keynote), TES Affiliate Summit Portugal & Prague, State of Search Namesummit, and Google. His work in digital marketing has earned him recognition from leading publications including Forbes, Inc. Magazine, and AdWeek.