Stephen Messer has been an active entrepreneur and investor in the digital economy since the commercialization of the Internet. He currently serves as co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Collective[i]. Collective[i] is the world's first B2B network devoted to helping enterprises manage and grow revenue. Collective[i] (short for Collective Intelligence) hosts a global network, technology and applications designed to grow revenue for enterprise sales organizations using data, artificial intelligence and predictive analytics. Collective[i]'s mission is to use technology and science to transform the universe's most valuable data and information into answers, knowledge, decisions and actions that are accessible to any business user when they need it for an advantage. Mr. Messer is Co-Founder and President of World Evolved, a platform for global investment and expansion, and serves as the Chairman of the Council for Accountable Advertising. Prior to Collective[i], Mr. Messer and his sister, Heidi Messer, co-founded LinkShare Corporation, host to one of the world’s largest online affiliate networks representing the world’s premier publishers and merchants on the web. The company is widely considered to be a pioneer in the world of SaaS, digital advertising and the sharing economy. Under Mr. Messer’s leadership, LinkShare was recognized by Deloitte and Touche for two consecutive years as the fastest growing technology company in New York Region. Mr. Messer served as Chairman and CEO of Linkshare until its sale to Rakuten (4755:JASDAQ) for $425 million in 2005.