Roger Barnette

Roger Barnette

CEO

Roger has extensive experience leading and growing technology businesses. Prior to MessageGears, he was President of IgnitionOne, formerly named SearchIgnite, a company he founded. He grew that business from inception to one of the world’s largest digital media platforms. IgnitionOne was ranked one of the best places to work in Atlanta by the Atlanta Business Chronicle. Previous growth leadership positions include Biltmore Communications (acquired by DIRECTV) and eTour (acquired by Ask.com).

Roger has received numerous awards including the Atlanta Internet Marketer of The Year award and Emory’s Goizueta Business School Outstanding Recent Alumni award. He is a member of YPO – Southern 7 Chapter and is a mentor at Techstars Atlanta. Roger is a frequent guest speaker at industry conferences and is regularly cited in major media outlets. He holds an MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta School of Business and a BS in Computer and Electrical Engineering from the University of South Carolina.