Pioneering video search technology company and award-winning web site with world's largest searchable index of video on the internet.
Company and intellectual property is slated for acquisition in Q4 2008.
Founder & CEO
Catalyst, visionary leader and primary contributor responsible for the concept, development, launch and management of proprietary technology and business operations. Develop company strategy, create opportunities, develop action plan and delegate key initiatives to 20 employees and contractors worldwide. Develop the seeds of long term relationships and working partnerships with social media companies to expand usage of technology in industry. Identify and consult large media and cable and satellite companies that may benefit from video technology. Set vision for and lead development of innovative video product portfolio including ClipBlast PlayboxTM. Work with legal team to protect company assets and to execute acquisition. Communicate with investor community regarding progress of company.
Awards & Recognition
Received "Top Entertainment Website" and "Top Search Website" from the Interactive Media Awards, 2007
Sole proprietorship internet and business strategy consulting firm focused on high growth start-up clientele.
Major Client Projects
MedValue Offshore Solutions, Inc., Oak Brook, IL - 2004-2005
Act as interim EVP of Business Development and Marketing for the Inc. 500 company during first year of start-up. Develop and execute brand strategy, internet marketing strategy and tactics, PR initiatives and initial sales cycle. Provide insight and strategic leadership to executive management team.
CinemaNow, Los Angeles, CA - 2003-2005
Hired to increase customer volume for new movies-on-demand subscriptions and increase awareness of the CinemaNow brand. Determine internet marketing strategy to identify target and align marketing tactics to illicit immediate sales.
Seasilver USA, Carlsbad, CA - 2002-2004
Contractor for consumer packaged goods company ($250M annual revenues) to market and sell liquid nutritional supplements. Design and manage internet marketing strategy and built sales network.
Internet Executive Consultant, Nationwide
Business Development Executive, Los Angeles, CA
Balance two distinct roles in IBM's burgeoning internet services segment, one focused on servicing clients with innovative customized internet strategies, the other focused on building the internal strategy, branding and marketing plan for the IBM Centers for Innovation. Lead internet strategy development for IBM's top global customers by consulting with C-Level executives and management to understand business models and objectives, then shaping internet strategy and tactics to meet goals. Develop internal IBM strategy for brand development to raise customer awareness and increase client list for the IBM Centers for Innovation $200M investment in digital media production studios.
Strategy Consulting Accomplishments
Key Business Development Results
Awards & Recognition
Received "Top IBM Leadership Award" 1998 & 1999
Bootstrap start-up that aggregates +700 catalogs for consumer convenience and marketing efficiencies on the internet.Acquired by Freeshop.com, a division of Fingerhut, in 1997
Founder & CEO
All-encompassing role responsible for all elements of company development, growth and operations. Develop database of catalogues with a searchable directory for consumer use. Build sales force to grow catalog pool with a pay-for-placement model. Build email lists with targeted demographics based on analytics of order patterns and preferences. Act as key collaborator between catalogs and retailers to grow B2B and B2C product awareness through the internet.
Online marketplace and communication platform (1M subscribers.)
Contracted Content Provider - Insurance
Conceive and develop the first consumer insurance information source online, 'Insurance Online.' Design and pitch a process to help consumers learn about, then apply for insurance policies with many leading carriers. Design and build back-end architecture for software program.
I am a Product Development Executive with over 15 years in digital media and TV managing revenue growth and building new revenue streams for Fortune 100 companies and startups. I am a proven strategic leader who drives optimal results by building successful digital products, platforms and web sites, leveraging existing relationships, surfacing new business opportunities, and negotiating winning partnership solutions with top brands, media companies and advertisers. Specific expertise developing, building, managing and maximizing digital product, video/TV content monetization via distribution strategies and managing/maximizing online marketing campaigns.
My background in television production segued into emerging digital media requiring strategic thinking, product development and online marketing allowing me a a diverse set of roles ranging from start-up founder of ClipBlast Inc., my current company, to digital media/web strategist for IBM and consultant to companies; Hertz, Toyota, Grammys, DIRECTV, Fox, CinemaNow, CompUSA, AOL and more.
Help growing organizations successfully envision, develop, implement and operate their digital strategies, products, operations and marketing. Also available for consulting and advisory board positions.
Veteran digital media executive with over 15 years experience leading and managing innovative companies ranging from large corporations to start-up ventures.
Creative innovator paired with action yields a unique capability to be a world class digital media strategist and implementer.
Background in entertainment production segued into emerging digital media business holding a diverse set of industry roles ranging from start-up founder to internet strategist and online marketing consultant for Fortune 100 companies. Proven expert taking ideas through the innovation process from concept to launch. Highly skilled at developing partnerships and agreements within media and entertainment due to personal network. Experience successfully raising venture capital. Collaborative work style motivates team to think big and work smart.