|Don Nicholas, Chief Executive Officer, Mequoda Group|
|As Mequoda Group’s CEO, Don works directly with clients to improve their website performance and business profitability. Since 1995, Don and his team have helped develop more than 40 successful online businesses including Black Belt Magazine, Ceramic Arts Daily, Consumer Reports, Dark Daily, Golf Vacation Insider, HR Daily Advisor, Investing Daily, Johns Hopkins Health Alerts, Mens Health, Morningstar, Knitting Daily, The Program on Negotiation at Harvard Law School, Tech Republic, TSI Network and Vida Y Salud.
Speaker & Author: Each year Don leads dozens of webinars, seminars and workshops on content marketing, search engine optimization, landing page optimization, email marketing and website system design for Mequoda Group, FIPP, MPA, SIPA and other organizations. Don blogs weekly for Mequoda Daily and has authored dozens of digital books and white papers that have been downloaded more than 70,000 times.
Industry Leader: Don has founded seven successful publishing service organizations including Blue Dolphin Magazines, MagazineWeek and Lighthouse Software. He serves on the boards of Aspire Media, LLC and the Specialized Information Publishers Association.
Early Career & Education: Don served as General Manager for Houston Home & Garden, Associate Publisher for Sacramento Magazine and was a nuclear engineer on the USS Enterprise. He got his start in media as a freelance producer for the Armed Forces Network. Don holds a BA in Journalism from CSUS and a MS in Management from Capella University.