Erik Qualman is the global VP of online marketing for EF Education, headquartered in Lucerne, Switzerland. EF Education is the world's largest private educator (Student Tours, Language Schools, Smithsonian, Hult MBA School, Au Pair Exchange, Student Exchange, etc.). Qualman works out of the 850-person Cambridge, Mass., office. Prior to joining EF Education, Qualman helped grow the marketing and e-business functions of Cadillac & Pontiac (1994-97), BellSouth (1998-2000), Yahoo (2000-03), EarthLink (2003-05), and Travelzoo (2005-08). Qualman holds a B.A. from Michigan State University and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin. Qualman is a frequently requested speaker within the Internet and marketing community. He's also an acclaimed fiction author — more information is available at American Novel. A former basketball player at Michigan State University, Qualman still finds time to follow his beloved Spartans.
Qualman's book titled Socialnomics™ from Wiley Publishing will be in stores in 2009.