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BIO

Brian Wilhite always dreamed of becoming a professional Baseball player. Yet somehow he ended up working on Wall Street in the financial services industry.  After graduating LSU with a degree in International Trade & Finance, and enjoying a successful career playing Baseball for the Tigers, Brian embarked on a 18 year career in the financial services industry.  Brian was a partner at Van Kasper & Co, which was acquired by Wells Fargo, and for 3 years Brian helped build Wells Fargo’s Capital Markets and Private Client Groups.  Brian left Wells Fargo to co-found a boutique Investment Bank that was acquired a few years later.  Being a hard wired entrepreneur, Brian saw the emergence of Social Media as an opportunity. Brian has been involved developing and utilizing social and mobile technologies for brand marketers for the last 4 years, before many people even knew Social Media existed.  Seeing an opportunity to innovate the Sports Marketing industry, which had not innovated since Mark McCormack founded IMG over 50 years ago, Brian saw a vision to merge traditional sports marketing with digital media.  Through a team effort, Amplify Social, and the Virtual Fan Network were created.  GEAUX!!!!!  Though he doesn’t have tons of extra time he’s a huge music fan, Ironman athlete, devout father to three boys, amazing skier, small wave surfer, dog lover, philanthropic organizer, and fortunate to have a wonderful lady by his side every day.

CEO/Founder at Amplify Social & Virtual Fan Network

All Appearances (in reverse date order)

  1. Mar 19 2012
    spoke

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Additional Info about Brian Wilhite

Occupation

  • Founder/CEO at Amplify Social
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