Mario Jobbe is Co-Founder and COO of Circos Brand Karma. An established leader in web product management and social media, he leads the company’s worldwide operations and product team, helping travel and hospitality brands harness the power of new media.

Prior to starting Brand Karma, Mario worked in product management at Microsoft. Focused on reaching the international audience of student technologists, Mario created massively scalable programs to connect Microsoft with its next-generation customers. While at Microsoft, he created, launched and marketed one of its first social networking sites in 15 languages. He was a member of several marketing leadership teams at Microsoft, including its Marketing Leadership Recruit program.

Before Microsoft, Mario did research in computer science at Northwestern University’s Intelligent Information Laboratory (InfoLab). While at the InfoLab, he developed a technology for improving classroom presentations called PocketClassmate. He currently has patents pending for his research in collaborative software.

Mario is a sought-after consultant, guiding the product and social media strategies of leading e-commerce and hospitality companies. He delivers keynote addresses and technical demonstrations to audiences around the world, including Fortune 500 executives, academic research societies, and international conference attendees.