Robert Pietsch, Twitter

September 20, 2012 · Posted in Speakers 

Robert J. Pietsch
Director of Sales, West
Twitter

As Director of Sales, West for Twitter, Mr. Pietsch is responsible for all sales and marketing activities that drive advertising revenue for Twitter on the west coast.

Prior to joining Twitter in 2011, Mr. Pietsch served as Vice President of WW Sales at social video start up, Sharethrough and VP of Sales, West at Myspace where he was responsible for all revenue generating activities.

Before he jumped into social media, Mr. Pietsch spent over 10 years at Forbes.com where his most recent position was Chief Digital Advertising Officer for Forbes Media. He was responsible for all sales and marketing activities that drove advertising revenue from Forbes.com, Forbes.com Audience Network and the Forbes.com Business and Finance Blog Network, with revenues growing over 700% from 2000 – 2007.

Prior to joining Forbes.com, Mr. Pietsch was a regional sales manager for IDG, selling print and online advertising for Computerworld. Prior to that he was in the marketing departments of Ingram Micro and Dole Food Company.

Mr. Pietsch is a graduate of California Polytechnic University in San Luis Obispo, California. He sits on the Board of Directors of My New Red Shoes, a non-profit organization that helps Bay Area homeless children put their best foot forward at school.

Robert lives in San Carlos, CA with his wife, Heather, and their two young daughters.

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