Brad Waller is Vice President of Business and Affiliate Development for EPage, operator of EPage Network Classifieds the first Classified and Auction site on the Web (online since 1994). Trained in Physics, Brad has worked in engineering and marketing for the last 19 years. Brad joined EPage in early 1995 helping to grow the business from 50,000 page views a month to over 5 million today.
Brad is one of the pioneers in affiliate programs, creating the first custom classifieds for other websites in 1996 (predating Amazon by over three months), and is now a recognized expert in the field. By the end of 1997, the EPage Network Classifieds affiliate program had over 500 members; 1998 saw explosive growth, increasing to over 8,000 members. EPage Network Classifieds now hosts more than 10% of all classified sites on the Web. Webmasters can mirror network content and they can also create custom categories for fully customizable and co-branded sites.
EPage's mission is to connect buyer and seller, and with over 800,000 people a month visiting the EPage network of sites, there are many happy customers. The EPage network of classified sites currently is over 30,000 strong, with associates ranging from the basic RCA VideoDisc Classifieds, to the specialty High Fashion PieceUnique Classifieds, all the way up to major portals for large corporations. The recently re-launched EPage.com is devoted to syndicated content, allowing sites to simply publish and subscribe to a wide variety of content.
Brad started his career in the Aerospace industry doing things he can't talk about, working in advanced Infrared technology, project management, and marketing. Brad worked with companies such as Hughes Aircraft, Lockheed-Martin, Raytheon, and TRW, as well as the National Reconnaissance Office, US Air Force, and other government agencies.
Brad was graduated with a degree in Physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has been an invited speaker on the subject of Affiliate Marketing at such conferences as Affiliate Solutions '99; IQPC's Beyond the Banner, Web Based Affiliate Marketing Programs, and many others; AffiliateForce/2000, 2001, 2002, & 2003; E-Commerce 2001; and The Power of eMarketing. Brad also blogs in his spare time and is a reular contributor at ReveNews and for the official ad:tech blog.