George Schlossnagle brings a unique perspective — and deep passion — to the world of digital messaging that drives not only the continued success of SparkPost and its clients but also the future of the email industry. As a top-notch technologist in his own right, George has a dynamic vision for how technology can be harnessed to advance email for the benefit of all stakeholders and enhance the customer’s ultimate experience.

Before co-founding Message Systems in 1997, George was lead systems administrator at iVillage. He also served as Director of Operations and principal architect of technical changes at Community Connect, Inc., where he helped increase traffic 100-fold and vaulted the company into the top five Nielsen ranked sites in member loyalty.

George is an internationally recognized expert in the PHP language, has published numerous technical articles and a critically acclaimed book on the topic, and has spoken often at industry events.

After earning an M.A. degree in mathematics from Johns Hopkins University and a Sc.M. degree in mathematics from Brown University, George served as a teacher in the Peace Corps for two years.

George Schlossnagle is highly regarded within the industry and is frequently tapped by the media and analysts to share his informed and visionary views on how technology is shaping the future of digital messaging.