Author/Writer: I am the author of Your Network Is Your Net Worth: Unlock the Hidden Power of Connections for Wealth, Success and Happiness in the Digital Age. I also blog for AdAge, The Huffington Post and American Express Open Forum. See portergale.com for more information about the book and blog posts. Public Speaker: I speak on a variety of topics, including: Networking, Mentoring, Social Media, Branding, Digital Marketing and more. Marketer/Business Person: I have more than twenty years of experience working in marketing, advertising, and independent filmmaking. From 2007 to 2011, I was the Vice President of Marketing at Virgin America. Prior to Virgin America, I was a consultant and held the post of general manager at Kirshenbaum Bond + Partners San Francisco. Today, I advise a variety of clients including The Mina Group, WePay, Rocket Fuel, Here On Biz and more. Filmmaking: Early in my career, I was a documentary filmmaker and commercial director. My films have aired on PBS, Lifetime, Channel Four/England and won awards around the globe. In 2001, a film I co-directed called XXXY was awarded the Gold Student Academy Award. In the years that followed, I directed commercials for Country Music Television, Kohl's Department Stores and directed and produced videos for a variety of clients.