John Paul Souza is the founder and chief strategist of Social Media Magic, the industry’s most trusted social media training and management firm. Under his direction, the firm has seen explosive growth marked by a recent Mashable Awards nomination in the Best Social Media Service category, the launch and record expansion of Social Media Marketing University (SMMU), and the exponential increase in the number of clients and students. Since SMMU’s launch, thousands of business professionals from across the globe have participated in the program making it one of the largest and most diverse social media training programs in the world. John is also an author and highly sought-after speaker, and was most recently voted Social Media Marketer of the Year by the Tech Marketing Awards. Over 75,000 rising and established business leaders have registered to participate in his weekly webinars. An innovator and thought leader, he continues to transform the way businesses think about and implement social media, and his efforts have caught the attention of high profile media outlets, including Forbes America’s Most Promising Companies campaign and The Michael Gerber Show, hosted by the author of “The E-Myth Revisited.” John is a former finance industry executive who has held key roles at JP Morgan Chase and Bank America Capital Management Group. He is a graduate of New York University Stern School of Business and completed the MIT Entrepreneurship Development Program at MIT Sloan School of Management. To learn more about John, Social Media Magic or Social Media Marketing University, visit www.socialmediamagic.com and www.smmu.com.