Mr. Rob Laidlaw is the Founder serves as Chairman Chief Executive Officer at VerticalScope. He Founded and serves as Chief Executive Officer at VerticalScope. He founded TopHosts.com, the predecessor company to VerticalScope in 1997 from the basement of his family home. Rob is a passionate enthusiast whose personal interests in technology, automotive, and powersports are reflected in each of VerticalScope's business groups. He has aggressively grown the business focusing his energies on business development and market strategy. In 2001, Rob launched the Modified Automotive Group which was later acquired in 2007 by the largest US enthusiast-magazine publisher Primedia. Today, Rob is an avid forum-user and is focused on continuing to grow VeritcalScope's online properties.