Founder and CEO, ePrize LLC. A pioneer in interactive marketing and promotions, Linkner has been involved in the development of hundreds of digital marketing strategies and e-commerce systems over the last 14 years. ePrize has produced an industry-leading 1,400-plus interactive promotions for clients including Coca-Cola, General Motors, The Home Depot, Yahoo!, Dell, Ford, Northwest Airlines, Procter & Gamble, and palmOne. An early Internet entrepreneur, Linkner founded and built a pioneering Web marketing agency, GlobalLink New Media, in 1995. The firm was recognized as a "Top 100 Interactive Agency" by Advertising Age
in 1997 and 1998. In 1999, Linkner managed the sale of GlobalLink to a publicly held firm, delivering an 8,000 percent return to investors. He followed that company up with ePrize. He has won numerous design, technology and business awards, including the 2004 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award and Crain's Detroit Business
40 under 40.