Olivier Blanchard was born in Paris, France in 1971 and spent most of his childhood bouncing between Europe, Africa and the United States. After serving as an officer in the French Fusiliers Marins, Olivier moved to the United States and spent the next 16 years managing marketing and business programs before moving into brand management consulting. Today, Olivier helps executives and organizations around the world understand how to build, operationalize,and measure social media programs. His first book "Social Media ROI: Managing and Measuring Social Media Efforts in your Organization" is a step by step how-to guide for anyone needing guidance plugging social media into their company or department.
Olivier is also a novelist. His fiction debut, "The Peacemakers", (Volume One in "The Nemesis Engines" series) combines Jules Verne and H.G. Wells style science fiction, classic adventure and historical intrigue (the series is set during WWI). The sequels are scheduled for release in March of 2015 and 2016.
An avid triathlete, cyclist, photographer and travel junkie, Olivier lives in South Carolina with his wife, two children, and their roving pack of wild chihuahuas. When he isn't writing, speaking or consulting, he can be found on his blog at www.olivierblanchard.net or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/thebrandbuilder