Jason Akatiff, Founder of A4D, gave a keynote presentation (Once in a Lifetime Opportunity) at Affiliate Summit West 2018 on January 8, 2018 in Las Vegas, NV.
Even after $500,000,000 in online sales across 100 verticals, Jason still loves to learn and grow every day.
He started as an affiliate back in 2003 after stumbling across a business opportunity (bizopp) ebook and its forum community. He started with Blackhat SEO and media buying based on what this ebook and community taught.
Since then, he has founded four different companies in the affiliate marketing space. The most well known of these is the A4D – Performance Network, an industry-leading whitehat affiliate network comprised of 2000+ merchants and 12,000+ media buying affiliates.
After 14 years in the business he now invests most of his time into analyzing market trends to create the future growth strategy for A4D. This involves talent acquisition, raising capital, market diversification, and building tech and automation. With the maturation of the performance marketing space, Jason sees big opportunities to grow highly profitable performance-driven teams and platforms that continually push the forefront of innovation.
One thing Jason truly believes in is building solid and sustainable businesses with long term value. He watches so many people try and make a quick buck in the affiliate world versus building something of true sustained value. His mission is to work with and grow people who share his vision of building sustainable, compliant, and long term performance businesses.