Founder and CEO
Julio Alonso is the founder and CEO of Weblogs SL, the largest Spanish online vertical media company. Founded in 2005, it currently hosts a total of 41 publications (38 in Spanish, 3 in Portuguese) with a total worldwide monthly audience of over 15 million unique users. Weblogs SL also advices and helps execute Social Media strategies for Spain largest blue chip companies. Before founding Weblogs SL, Julio Alonso was a management consultant for ten years. He founded and was Managing Director of Intelica Venture Management (now part of Roland Berger), was a Partner at DiamondCluster and a Consultant at Value Partners. Since 2003 he mantains a personal blog (www.merodeando.com <http://www.merodeando.com> ) where he writes about online media, blogs, online advertising, web analytics and the migration to digital of diverse industries.
He is co-author of the 2005 book "Blogs: the Internet conversation that is revolutionizing media, businesses and citizens". He's been twice (2009 and 2010) on the list of the 25 top internet people in Spain mantained by Spanish newspaper El Mundo. He was also featured on the cover of El Pais' weekly magazine on September 2009 in an article covering "Internet Masters in Spain".
He holds an MBA from the Rotterdam School of Management and a degree in Law from the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. He's got extensive international experience having lived and worked in eight different European countries plus USA, Brazil and India. He speaks fluent Spanish, English, Italian, Portuguese, and some French.
Julio can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on twitter @julioalonso.