Bio: A graduate of Michigan State University, Derek Mehraban has 15+ years advertising, marketing and interactive experience. Mehraban is focused on digital and internet marketing, search engine optimization, web 2.0, social media marketing, blogging and teaching future generations of marketers how to master the web to grow their business.

Mehraban is CEO of Ingenex Digital Marketing, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Ingenex provides a full suite of Digital Marketing services including interactive branding, web site design, search engine optimization, pay-per-click management, optimized public relations, email marketing, SEO, SEM, PPC, podcasting and blogging. Ingenex launched www.socialharbor.com in summer 2008. Social Harbor is business social networking, optimized. The Ingenex team answers the question "how do I build my Linkedin profile?" by building professional profiles on Linkedin and other business social networks for companies.

Mehraban teaches the New Media Drivers License (sm) course at Michigan State University. This course teaches students all about digital marketing, social networking, blogging, search optimization, Google and more. Mehraban blogs at The Digital Bus. Mehraban has built a strong network in the marketing, technology and business communities and founded LA2M - Lunch Ann Arbor Marketing in January of 2008. LA2M has grown to over 400 members and has an active Facebook Page, and Linkedin Group.