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Technology and digital media executive with a 15-year career spanning technology, entertainment and digital media stretching from Silicon Valley to Hollywood. Impassioned by great content, innovative consumer-facing products and the application of technology to create highly-profitable, disruptive business models.
Developed feature film, television and digital entertainment properties. Provided digital media, product strategy and technology consulting to start-ups and nonprofits.
Developed, produced, launched and managed original digital media entertainment properties for the DECA Men's Network including the critically acclaimed Project Lore (hosted by Alex Albrecht). Grew monthly video views to 2MM views and site pageviews to over 1MM per month within six months. Sold sponsorship and integration deals with major brands including Dell, HP, Blizzard and Squarespace. Provided strategy, business development and thought leadership across all DECA properties.
Advised the world's leading men's health charity on technology, social media and strategy. Championed support and fundraising networks in the Los Angeles region.
Managed the content team overseeing acquisitions, programming and content-related business development and distribution deals. Grew and optimized the Revver library by recruiting and negotiating over 100 media partner and independent creator content deals. Built pipeline tools and managed account management and creator development. Led content-related product initiatives including categorization and syndication.
Sourced material and worked with writers, directors, agents and executives in developing feature film, television and new media projects. Worked with the producers on the production and release of films including Oscar-winner Crash, Thumbsucker and The Illusionist, as well as television shows including Crash and Angela's Eyes. Assisted in business plan development for the companys first independent equity deal.
Assisted the head of packaging in representing producers, writers and directors. Developed relationships with key financiers in managing the packaging and sales processes for dozens of independent feature films. Assisted in the creation of profit participation models for A-list talent. Helped define entertainment-related business strategies for leading global brands.
Identified new verticals and service offerings and developed a robust deal pipeline, generating annualized sales of US $6.2M. Evaluated deal flow opportunities for Blue Vector (marchFIRST venture arm). Identified and established global partnerships with hardware, software and service providers.
Led large multidisciplinary teams on technology, strategy and creative projects for dozens of clients including infoUSA, McKesson, CSAA and OReilly Publishing.
Designed and developed internet, intranet, groupware and client-server applications for clients including Microsoft, Charles Schwab, CNA Insurance and Bechtel.
Kory Klem has not indicated any interests.