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Best of the Web Brian Prince
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A digital marketing visionary, Brian Prince has been intimately involved with shaping the landscape of the Internet revolution since 1994.

As CEO of Best of the Web, Brian Prince re-launched the original web awards portal as a best-of-class, human-edited web directory and search engine. To keep pace with the Internet's dynamic growth, Prince orchestrated the creation of the Best of the Web Blog Directory, a robust, tag-driven and searchable directory of the best blogs available online. He also recently spearheaded the launch of Best of the Web Media, a proprietary collection of more than 20 niche subject matter blogs on topics including politics, food, health and activism.

As co-founder and president of Hotel Hotline.com LLC, Brian Prince grew the company from the ground up to become a leading supplier of hotel reservations worldwide, with $60 million in gross travel bookings since 2000. He directed the creation of a proprietary merchant model partnering directly with hotels for reservations, and introduced the company's travel comparison shopping platform, recently launched on HotelHotline.com.

Brian Prince built a long career in sales management before exploring his passion for Internet entrepreneurship. He held positions of increasing responsibility within AT&T Corporation, ultimately rising to director of training for the company's New York-based sales force. This trajectory led to a position as the national account manager for WorldCom, Inc. and then to the role of director of sales for CyberGate/ValueWeb Inc., a Florida-based web hosting company. Under Prince's direction, ValueWeb grew from relative obscurity to become one of the largest web hosting providers in the world.

Brian Prince earned a B.S. in business management from the University of Maryland and attended the University of London's International Business Program. A private pilot and active investor, he makes his home in New York with his wife and two sons.