Tony Chen is the Founder and CEO of Channel Factory, a technology-driven video marketing company that increases engagement for brand videos on YouTube.  Prior to starting Channel Factor, Tony was a student at Rice University where he double majored in piano performance and economics, and minored in business. He founded Channel Factory as a sophomore and as soon as the company took off, Tony dropped out of Rice and assembled an elite team of experienced YouTube and brand executives behind his vision. Since March 2011, Channel Factory has been an industry leader in the social video space, working with more than 100 Fortune 500 brands and more than 85 agencies across the world.