Ash Nashed is founder and CEO of Adiant, the parent company of Adblade and IndustryBrains. Nashed has been working in native advertising since 2001. He’s a recognized pioneer in the online health information industry who launched one of the first medical websites in 1994. Nashed co-founded TheHealthCentralNetwork in 1999, which grew into the second largest online health information network in the US. He sold the company in 2005 to a group of blue-chip investment firms. He also founded DealOn/Offerex, a daily deal exchange, which he sold to ReachLocal in 2011.