Founder & President
Roger Barnette is Founder and President of SearchIgnite, a leading provider of search management and optimization technology for major marketers and advertising agencies including Geico, Digitas and Intercontinental Hotel Group. Mr. Barnette founded SearchIgnite in 2004 and has since grown the company into a major search technology provider managing hundreds of millions in search dollars each year. As President of SearchIgnite, Mr. Barnette drives the vision of the company and leads its aggressive growth and technology leadership.
Previously, Mr. Barnette was Founder and CEO of eTour, an Atlanta-based Internet marketing company that was acquired by Ask.com. At eTour, he raised over $52 million in equity financing and grew the company from its inception to 5 million registered users, 400 advertisers and 170 employees in under three years.
Mr. Barnette received his MBA from Emory University's Goizueta School of Business and holds a BS in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina.