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BUMP Network, Inc. BUMP Network markets business-to-business software (SAAS), which enables membership groups to effectively manage, communicate with and enhance revenue from their customers. Using BUMPs system, group administrators can: -Easily create and customize their organizations benefit programs,selecting from a menu of exclusive discounts and benefits. -Manage online registrations and transactions -Professionalize their communication efforts -Track their programs success. The BUMP system integrates seamlessly into any existing website, offering clients members exclusive access to high value brands and services at a discount. Organizations can use BUMPs proprietary registration engine to create events and safely process transactions for subscriptions, renewals, commerce BUMP Network operates its own business-to-consumer paid membership program called BUMP Advantage. Members of the BUMP Advantage program are provided with extensive automotive-based benefits often found with groups such as AAA and other similar affinity programs. It is the first network to enable members to securely communicate with one another through license plates and smartphone devices via BUMPs consumer-facing website, BUMP.com. Users can claim their license plate and a basic membership at BUMP.com for free, with the opportunity to upgrade to BUMP Advantage to access twice the benefits of AAA at half the cost.
Started and manage Project Active, a global mission with a commitment to diffuse world tensions through sport related education, equipment, mentoring and encouragement. Project Active is dedicated to planting the peace-inspiring seed of athletics in the heart of the Human Spirit, in areas of the world where it is needed most. Involved in all aspects of starting this new non-profit organization
Investor and Team Member at Competitor Group, Inc., which is a platform media and race event company specializing in the endurance sports sector which primarily includes marathons, cycling, and triathlons. The Company is comprised of four companies, Elite Racing, Triathlete Magazine, Competitor Publishing, and Inside Communications which are the leading companies serving endurance enthusiasts. Competitor Group owns and operates 16 national branded sports events with over 150,000 professional and amateur participants. Additionally, the Company has 8 fitness expositions. Competitor Group publishes 8 magazine titles with a combined circulation of approximately 500,000 per month. Furthermore, it produces radio and television content along with the leading new media platform in the sector.
Managed all aspects of the worlds largest Triathlete Magazine, during a remarkable turn around. Developed and implemented strategy for this group. Restructured all departments marketing, advertising, distribution, dealer and subscription departments. Established major strategic partnerships. Substantially increased the publications subscription base and advertising sales. Built and managed the companys highly successful Internet presence.
Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of San Diego - lecturing for the SIBC, the LIFE Institute. Teaching Entrepreneurship.
Author, The Attention Deficit Workplace: Winning Strategies for Success in Today's Fast-paced Business Environment.
http://www.activeeurope.com The worlds largest software, registration, marketing and commerce service provider. Launched the European sister company of The Active Network, Inc. Served as General Manager and CEO, responsible for all aspects of managing Responsible for raising capital, licensing negotiations, and creating strategic relationships. Charged with obtaining funding from European and US investors. Built worldwide clientele in 27 countries, 5 languages and 6 currencies. Currently overseeing the overall design, development, and communication of planning activities that ensure market competitiveness and organizational excellence. Responsible for the analysis of the development of international markets. Planning and coordinating operations through the organizations managers. Orchestrated several corporate acquisitions.
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(2004, Inc 500 Ranked 99th fastest growing company in America, annualized growth rate of over 200% now with over 300 employees) Successfully developed and implemented strategy, and rapid growth of the firm. Raised over $52 million dollars in venture capital. Created the vision, business model, corporate strategy and profit-driven rapid-scale approach Planned and directed investigations and negotiations pertaining to mergers, joint ventures, acquisitions of businesses and negotiated large scale partnerships. Initiated and negotiated partnerships and acquisitions with Ticketmaster Online-City Search, the acquisition of Enter Online and GetSetGo, multiple national magazines. Monitored the external environment and identified opportunities to fulfill corporate strategy. Developed internal and external relationship architecture.
Founder and CEO of this travel and publishing company serving the college market with rail travel and guidebooks. Managed all departments and growth until the company was sold to Student Advantage in 1997.