Michael Fertik founded Reputation.com with the belief that businesses and individuals have the right to control and protect their online reputation and privacy. Credited with pioneering the field of online reputation management (ORM), Fertik is lauded as the world's leading cyberthinker in digital privacy and reputation. Recently named Entrepreneur of the Year by TechAmerica, Michael is also a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Future of the Internet and received the World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer 2011 Award. In addition to writing for Inc.com, he contributes columns in the Harvard Business Review (HBR), Reuters, and Newsweek. Michael frequently appears on national and international outlets, including BBC, Good Morning America, Today Show, CBS Early Show, CNN, Fox, Bloomberg, and MSNBC.