Chicago, ILUSA 60290
March 23, 2012
15+ year marketing/media/agency executive (Publicis, IPG) with exceptional experience/reputation in traditional, digital and “emerging” media/marketing innovation. Solid functional expertise in strategy, business development, marketing, corporate (ventures) development, and media/advertising industry thought leadership. Formed The Vertere Group, LLC as a straightforward, unbiased way to help today’s most forward-leaning brands, content producers, entrepreneurs, and investors benefit from rapidly changing technological advances in marketing, media and consumer communications. Exits include: Sling Media (acquired by Echostar/Dish Network, 2007); Blinkx (IPO, 2007); Navic Networks (Microsoft, 2008); Rapt (Microsoft, 2008); SnapTell (Amazon/A9, 2009); Dapper (Yahoo, 2010); IMMI (Arbitron, 2010); Brightcove (IPO, 2012); ViTrue (Oracle, 2012); Buddy Media (Salesforce.com, 2012); TRA (TiVo, 2012); Daylife (NewsCred, 2012); and Blinq Media (Gannett, 2012).
Media + future (founder/CEO of @VertereGroup); founder ventures practices at Publicis/VivaKi/Denuo & IPG/Mediabrands/Velociter; soccer, all things defunct, pop music trivia - and, once in awhile, some old-school pinball wizardry