About Me - My Biography

Erik Qualman is the author of Socialnomics: How social media transforms the way we live and do business.

Qualman is International speaker of the Fortune 500 and has been interviewed in numerous media outlets including: BusinessWeek, The New York Times, CNET, San Francisco Chronicle, Mashable, USA Today, Forbes, CBS Nightly News, and The Huffington Post. He has shared the stage with Alan Mulally (Ford CEO), Lee Scott (CEO/Chairman Walmart), Jose Socrates (Prime Minister of Portugal),Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo (Nokia CEO), Julie Andrews (Actress) Al Gore (former Vice President) and Sarah Palin. He is also the video producer of 2010’s “Social Media Revolution” and “Social Media ROI.”

For the past 16 years, Qualman has helped worked in the online marketing and eBusiness organisations of Education First, Cadillac, EarthLink, Yahoo, Travelzoo and AT&T. He is a columnist for ClickZ, while also owning the social media blog socialnomics.com. Qualman holds a BA from Michigan State University and an MBA from The University of Texas.


He is currently the Global Vice President of Online Marketing EF Education (the world’s largest private education company).