Welcome to the official website for Jesse Friedman, the innovator, not to be confused with heinous men of the same name. For 22 years, Jesse has been a contributing citizen of the Internet as an inventorinnovatorauthorspeaker, and writer.

This website is dedicated to you, the self-starter who appreciates imaginative ideas and advice on how to run your business, your blog, and your e-commerce store.

Jesse Friedman on stage at Future of Web Design Conference

Jesse Friedman…

… is a long-time innovator. He is the author of Web Designers Guide to WordPress and a member of the New Riders, “Voices that Matter” series, and has frequented notable publications like Smashing MagazineCreativeBloqSearch Engine JournalJetpack, and more.

Jesse invented Muryō a tool to catalog your notes, drawings, and journal entries, all while tracking your mood, habits, sleep, and goals.

In his time, he has written several books, taught hundreds of students as a professor, and organized dozens of local meetups along with a few WordCamps tech conferences. Additionally, Jesse has spoken at events worldwide, and he’s consulted for dozens of businesses, from small agencies to billion-dollar international companies.

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On this blog, I will focus most of my time, and yours, on sharing my experiences and knowledge to better help you run your online presence. If you’re interested in seeing more of the occasional personal post that might leak into this blog, head over to my Tumblr – https://jesserfriedman.com.

More about Jesse Friedman

I grew up in Queens, NY – 718! My father was a master plumber and frequently took me on the job. I learned how to thread pipe and solder copper in the basements of some of New York’s most famous buildings. My parents moved me to Cape Cod when I was a teen, where I spent all my free time on the water.

A weird but incredible amalgamation of city and salt life gave me a unique worldview. I put myself through college building websites during the school year and fishing in the summers.

Shortly after graduating, I was invited back to teach at Johnson & Wales University. I was a professor for over 7 years, teaching everything from javascript to WordPress to e-commerce and web marketing strategies.

After working at production houses, advertising firms, and marketing companies, I cofounded BruteProtect, a cloud-powered brute force protection service. We went from a few lines of code in January 2014 to thousands of customers in Aug of the same year. Joining the Automattic team so quickly after our kickoff is evidence of what an amazing and wild ride it was.

Today, I’m the Head of WP Cloud and the Vice President of Innovation and Partnership Success on Jetpack at Automattic. In this role, I’m uniquely positioned to take what we learn from flagship partners and convert that into accelerated product development. I’m incredibly proud to work at Automattic and help to further our mission of Democratizing Publishing, Commerce, Security, and Performance!