Jim Gilliam is the founder and CEO of NationBuilder, the software platform for leaders. Previously he co-founded Robert Greenwald's Brave New Films, producing four documentaries and building a non-profit grassroots media powerhouse of a million members.

He is the author of The Internet is My Religion, which chronicles the years leading up to his founding of NationBuilder, from his Christian fundamentalist upbringing, through his experience on the frontlines of the internet revolution, to his being saved—literally—by people connected through the internet. His speech of the same name has been viewed over 500,000 times and called "the best video on the internet."