Politics, Soccer, Running
An entrepreneur with a background in Internet sales and marketing, Kyle Tibbitts has long possessed the drive necessary to succeed in business. Kyle Tibbitts started his first business, a political t-shirt company aim at young conservatives and libertarians, at the age of 17, and marketed his merchandise through an eCommerce site he built that received over 2,000 unique visitors daily and sold several thousand t-shirts and bumper stickers. In 2008, Kyle Tibbitts founded Fusion Inc., an Internet marketing firm that provided small and medium sized businesses with intern marketing services and later transitioned to build social enterprise software for business teams. As the Founder of Fusion Inc., Mr. Tibbitts handled the company’s marketing campaigns, fundraising efforts, and product development, while also managing the sales team.In 2009, Kyle Tibbitts co-founded the mobile application company Shadowforce LLC., which designed “Gunman,” the first augmented reality first-person shooter game for the iPhone. At Shadowforce, Mr. Tibbitts handles game design, marketing, and public relations for the company, which included producing a promo video that received over 200,000 views and coordinating press coverage from the L.A. Times, Engadget, NBC, and Geek.com. Kyle Tibbitts’ interest in politics as a teenager included more than just his t-shirt company. In the summer of 2004, Mr. Tibbitts was selected as one of 72 Congressional Pages working for the U.S. House of Representatives, where he worked on the House floor providing assistance to members of Congress and was responsible for entering documents into Congressional record. Two years later, Mr. Tibbitts took time off from his studies at the University of California, Berkeley, to take an internship with the White House’s Office of Political Affairs. In this position, Mr. Tibbitts assisted in writing political briefs for the President, and during the 2006 election cycle, assisted with political and campaign strategies for 10 states. In addition to work, Kyle also enjoyed running, blogging and politics.