Mike is the founder and chairman of Grassroots.org (501c3), a global network providing free services to non-profits and promoting social action. He also founded and manages Make Change! Trust, a charitable fund that supports select 501c3 organizations.
Mike is founder of successful, active, for-profit corporations also including Phone.com, SEO.com, Skateboards.com, DomainMarket.com, Yield Software, BrowserMedia, Graphics.net, and others. In many cases his companies exchange resources, talent and technologies in their never-ending quest to deliver innovative, profitable digital products and services.
In 1994 he founded Internet Interstate, which he sold to Verio Inc. in 1997.
In 1998, he founded BuyDomains.com (now NameMedia), the world’s largest secondary market for domain names, and sold majority interest to Highland Capital and Summit Partners in 2005, along with the “Seeq.com” search engine portal.
Between 1998 and 2001, Mike served as the founding Chairman of the non-profit ByteBack.org, which is an innovator in operating free computer and job training centers serving inner-city communities.
Mike is the author of Make Millions and Make Change! a book focused on making money in small business so we can better serve society.
Boyd Norwood has worked in the online marketing industry since 2004. His experience includes SEO, affiliate marketing, PPC, video marketing, social media, as well as email and conversion rate optimization. He founded and served as COO of ioVentures and joined SEO.com in 2010 as a director of search engine marketing until he was promoted to VP of Client Services before taking over as President.
As the President of SEO.com, Boyd is leading a company that has been ranked #1 search marketing agency in three consecutive Website Magazine reports. The company has also been selected as one of the Top 25 Fastest Growing Companies in Utah by the Utah Valley Entrepreneurial Forum.