Don Mathis is the CEO of innovative social media ad-tech company Kinetic Social. He co-founded the company in 2011 after holding positions in leadership for much of his career. Don and Kinetic Social downplay the hierarchical importance of position, focusing on the staff as a true team of equals. Mathis maintains a rare humility in the world of tech startups, which is an important part of his leadership style. Kinetic doesn’t have any offices; all employees work on the floor together. Even meetings are held with full access for participation.