Jason Kulpa is the driving force behind Underground Elephant. He architects business, technology, and product roadmaps and manages high-level strategic partnerships. He brings 13 years of web traffic monetization experience, spanning multiple product and industry channels. Underground Elephant has been highlighted on the Inc. 5000 list of Fastest Growing Private Companies for four consecutive years. In 2012 and 2013, the National Association of Business Resources recognized UE as one of the Nation’s Best & Brightest Companies. UE is also a two-time winner of the San Diego Business Journal’s Best Places to Work in San Diego. In 2014, the American Business Awards honored UE with a Gold Stevie for its corporate social responsibility initiative, “Serving those who serve our Community.” Underground Elephant has also been a long-standing supporter of the San Diego Police Foundation. The company has provided donations to the SDPF in order to fund the adoption of two police dogs for the SDPD K-9 Unit.
Jason is a two-time winner of the Most Admired CEO Award by the San Diego Business Journal in 2010 and 2014 and is an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year semifinalist. He is also a member of the Young President’s Organization and the Young Entrepreneur Council. Jason is also dedicated to the San Diego community and has worked to establish San Diego as a technology hub by planting his company’s headquarters downtown. Over the course of three years, he worked with BASILE Studio to design an innovative office space in one of East Village’s oldest warehouses. The space recently won an Orchid Award for Interior Design from the San Diego Architectural Foundation. Jason attended Arizona State University and Harvard Business School in Cambridge, Massachusetts.