Robert Glazer established a presence in the online marketing world with his company Acceleration Partners. As founder and managing director, his expertise in affiliate marketing, customer acquisition, retail, and clean technology has attracted many big-name clients, including Adidas, eBay, Reebok, and Target. After being named one of Boston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 in 2013, Glazer has continued to add awards and milestones to the list. In 2014, his company drove more than $500 million in online revenue for its clients, ranked No. 260 on the Inc. 500 list, and secured the No. 3 spot on the Boston Business Journal Pacesetters list of fastest-growing private companies in Massachusetts. Glazer also serves on the board of directors for the Boston chapter of the Entrepreneurs’ Organization.
Although Glazer has a knack for helping fast-growing companies increase profits, his passion for giving back has also inspired the creation of multiple charitable organizations. After he and a few neighborhood parents wanted to make the holidays more meaningful for their children and community, Glazer founded The Fifth Night, an annual event where young children donate a night of Hanukkah gifts to a children’s charity. In just a few years, the event expanded to Los Angeles, Chicago, and Brooklyn. And when his daughter presented the idea for another charity, he helped her launch Coupons Help, an organization that collects coupons and delivers them to local food pantries. Glazer has participated in the Rodman Ride for Kids for more than a decade and serves on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay.