Patrick Ambron is the CEO and co-founder of BrandYourself.com, which provides tools and services that help people look better online (Google, FB, etc). This includes removing and suppressing unwanted results–like old divorce records or ill advised tweets–as well as building strong, positive information to promote someone’s career.
Patrick is recognized as a leading expert in Online Reputation Management, Online Privacy and Search Engine Optimization. In 2011, his company was named New York’s #1 Emerging Technology Business, making him the youngest person ever to win the $200K prize. He was recognized by the White House as one of Empact100’s top CEOs under 30, named Young Entrepreneur of the year by the SBA, and most recently, named to Inc Magazine’s top 35 under 35. He’s a contributor to Inc, Entrepreneur, Huffington Post and occasionally other places like the Washington Post where he writes about online privacy and reputation. He’s a regular instructor at General Assembly and guest lectures regularly at universities like Columbia, Syracuse, Georgetown and the University of Pennsylvania.
Patrick has led BrandYourself to secure over $6 million in venture capital and grow to over 75 full time employees. The company was named in Entrepreneur Magazine’s 2015 “Best Entrepreneurial Companies in America” as well as one of The Hottest Startups in NYC. When launching the company in 2012, BrandYourself was named the overall Startup winner at SXSW as well as PC magazine’s Top 5 Web Apps at SXSW.
The company has been featured on SharkTank, FastCompany, LifeHacker, Refinery 29, Cheddar, Quartz, Fox News, ABC News, CBS News, HuffingtonPost, Mashable, TechCrunch, New York Post, WSJ, the NYTimes, PandoDaily, US News & World, and many others.