SVP Business & Corporate Development
gBox is an exciting portal store and social commerce widget for gift-giving.gBox allows oneto create a wishlist of one’s favorites digital content and have friends, old and new, gift you!gBox wishlist can be embedded on any social networking site!
·Key executive responsible for all strategic partnerships and mobile business.
·Manage and negotiate content, promotional, and marketing opportunities with the major labels such as Universal Music Group, SonyBMG, EMI, and Warner Music Group.
·Manage and negotiate content, promotional, and marketing deals with distribution partners such as The Orchard, Independent Online Distribution Alliance (IODA), IRIS, etc.
·Tier 1 brand partnership development with brands such as MTV, Cartoon Network, NBA, etc.
·Social Networking Partnership management with online properties such as Friendster, Tagged, FaceBook, etc.
·Engaged with mobile content providers for current online catalog portfolio expansion to mobile.
·Engaged with carriers to discuss direct partnerships such as AT&T, Sprint, etc.
·Developed initial visions for mobile business monetization go to market strategy.
·Engaged and negotiating with new mobile business partners for messaging, delivery, and content.
·Partnered with CEO on developing series A funding strategy and pitch.
·Leadership figure for the company for people management and team development.
·Advised marketing, operations, finance, product management, and product development.
·Evangelized the gBox brand and gifting model for social networking sites.
·Thought leader for promotional and marketing initiatives for social networking sites.
·Reduced mobile operational costs and reassessment of previous partners.Estimated monthly savings of 10K.