Rob Gaudet

President, Gaudet Media

Rob is a Louisiana based entrepreneur with a silicon valley mindset. He has a knack for quickly recognizing the full potential of a product and more importantly the vision to develop a strategy for it.

He has over 20 years experience building a range of software systems and marketing solutions.

Rob holds the following professional certifications.

  • Microsoft Certified Solution Developer
  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer
  • Microsoft Certified Database Administrator.

As a professional.Net systems architect Rob analyses a businesses needs and develops a plan for implementing a precise software package that solves technology business problems with digital solutions.

As a consultant, Rob has turned around failing companies and has co-founded numerous technology based startups.

  • Louisiana Life Magazine's 2016-2017 Louisianian of the Year
  • Live media appearances include Fox Business Network, The Rush Limbaugh Show and the Sean Hannity Show
  • He was recognized on the cover of Investors Business Daily in 2010
  • His product LILAH, a Tele-health product for seniors, was awarded Louisiana technology product of the year 2012.
  • Co-created .Net Architecture exams for Microsoft in 2006
  • Co-founded Tea Party Patriots, the largest and fastest growing grassroots non-profit organization in the country
  • Developed the technology that led directly to the meteoric rise of the Tea Party movement. 2009-2010
  • Serves on campaign technology innovation panels
  • Founder, CrowdRelief, Social Network for Good
  • Founder, HashParade Social Platform
  • Founder, Flyplyst Social Platform
  • Founder, Wamystu Social Platform
  • Founder, Boatworkers Martime Employment Network
  • Board member for for Shreveport co-working business Cohab

Melissa Adair

Vice President, Gaudet Media

Melissa is a tech-savvy entrepreneur with experience in social media production and community management. She excels at delivering a comprehensive social marketing plan to significantly increase social followings and social buzz around clients and their products and services.

Additionally, Melissa is the co-founder of multiple online
startups and has extensive knowledge in podcast production, video production and community building.

  • Social Media Director, Grassroots for Victory USA
  • Co-Founder and COO, HashParade (B2C social startup)
  • Co-Founder, Flyplyst 
  • Co-Founder, Wamystu
  • Producer, Louisiana Entrepreneur Spotlight Podcast
  • Producer, Real or Not Real? Podcast
  • Co-Founder, SURG Research Group
  • Writing Consultant, Skookum the Movie
  • Blogger
  • Fluent in Geek
  • Georgia Middle School Association, Team of the Year
  • Black Belt
  • Classical Violinist
  • Ham Radio Operator
  • Certified Rescue Specialist
  • Mother of 2
  • University of Georgia, graduate