Robert Afshar is an early ongoing pioneer in the internet marketing and online lead generation industry.
After earning a Bachelor of Arts from University of California, Berkeley and a Juris Doctor from the University of San Francisco’s School of Law, Robert Afshar went on to practice corporate law. Shortly after his tenure as an attorney, Mr Afshar founded and presided over Legal Resource – a popular source for online “How To” legal information. Robert also authored 5 books aimed at teaching consumers how to handle routine legal matters without incurring attorneys’ fees.
In 1998, Robert founded LeadClick Media Inc., a leading online lead generation and internet marketing company that provides customers to the automotive, real-estate, and financial services markets. In 2003, Mr. Afshar launched eAdvertising.com which quickly became one of the leading affiliate marketing networks in the country reaching over 85 million customers.
In 2005, Mr. Afshar produced a $200 million valuation for LeadClick Media and sold a 75% stake of the company to First Advantage Corporation (symbol: FADV) for $150 million. Mr. Afshar sold the remaining 25% stake in LeadClick in 2009 to First American Corp (symbol: FAF).
Additionally, in 2002 Mr. Afshar co-founded and serves on the Board of Directors of FBM Software.