David Spinks launched his first online community at 14 years old for his favorite video game, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 4. Today he’s become a prominent leader in the community-driven business movement and recently published his new book, The Business of Belonging. Spinks has trained and advised community teams at companies like Google, Facebook, Udemy, Impossible Foods, Waze, and Airbnb and has made it his life’s purpose to help others learn how to build thriving, meaningful communities. He is the cofounder of CMX, where over 20,000 community professionals gather to learn and support each other, and is the host of CMX Summit, the largest conference in the community industry. In 2019, CMX was acquired by Bevy, where Spinks now serves as the VP of Community, helping companies launch and scale event-driven community programs.