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B.S. , Journalism-Advertising and Mass Media

Summary

1993-Present CEO, Comunicano, Inc. Currently providing brand strategy, asymmetrical communications counsel to companies in the high technology, wireless health, telecom, wireless, mobile, 2.0, broadband, live entertainment, concert and events, consumer package goods, financial services sectors. During the last 14 years 32 clients have exited via M&A or IPO. Historical Launched Philadelphia Flyers Hockey Central in 1976 age 16. Office Manager, Manager of Amateur Hockey Affairs in 1981-1984 as President and Executive Director of Hockey Central, 1984-1988. Online pioneer Journalist in 1984/85 with ENA (Electronic Networking Association) Youngest Registrar ever- USA Hockey appointed age 20. Tripled size of Atlantic District in 8 years '80-'88. Denver Nuggets front office in 1988 Corporate Accounts Executive. Key accounts Nissan, Miller Beer, Sears, RJR, Panasonic General Manager, Celebrity All Star Hockey 1989-1998. Generated of over $6,000,000 for charities and non-profit organizations through "A" level star driven events. Foote, Cone & Belding/Impact-LA 1989 operating rogue office in Philadelphia. Brand marketing, consumer/trade promotion for clients Dr. Scholls', Spalding, Mattel, Pioneer Electronics. Recruited to lead Upper Deck Company's Sports Marketing and Public Relations team in 1991 after consulting on telemarketing/direct marketing programs. Established brand and market domination programs leveraging PR and sponsorships, plus event guerrilla tactics . Launched Strategy Plus in 1993 to support emerging companies Press Pass, Ted Williams Card Company, Alternative Capital Solutions, MobileWord & others. Cofounded, with two partners, Millennium Group with Pace Entertainment, 1994, serving as GM and Client Services Director. Worked on Jack Daniels, Coca Cola, TBS accounts. 1996-1999 Served as Senior Communications advisor to CEO of Pioneer Music Group. 1999-2000 Co founded venture backed Plus Media, as Chief Marketing Officer through formation. Specialties:Strategic planning, brand development, media campaigns, events, sponsorship, asymmetrical and guerrilla marketing, marcom and corp comm integration.

Experience

Contributing Writer, MoneyInc

November 2016 - Present (2 years 1 month)

Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, Velocity Growth

January 2014 - Present (4 years 11 months)

Velocity Growth is the purpose-built crowdfunding services company for startup founders who seek capital to launch by leveraging rewards-based funding models. The company provides the tools, talent, technologies and services needed to maximize entrepreneurs’ opportunities for success.

Velocity Growth will offer entrepreneurs a series of cloud services and applications that deliver an optimized experience as they prepare to raise the funding needed to get their ideas launched on leading rewards-based crowdfunding platforms. These tools will include apps and services offered free of charge while others will be available on a success-based fee and equity basis.

Industry Influencer and Knowledge Leader, VoipWatch

January 2013 - Present (5 years 11 months)

CEO and Founder, Comunicano, Inc.

January 1993 - Present (25 years 11 months)

Oversee and manage a modern day integrated marketing agency specializing in asymmetrical marketing efforts for startups and companies in transition, traditional brand strategies and tactical implementation of Advertising, Promotion, Public Relations, Events, Sponsorship and Direct Marketing, including online.

Serve as client contact and project lead for all accounts, now totaling 20+, including multiple off shore clients.

Extensive experience with technology, online and media start-ups. Also, over 39 years of sports and consumer marketing, journalism, information dissemination and public relations.

Technology Reporter, Business Rockstars

January 2014 - March 2016 (2 years 2 months)

Contribute content about new technology, tools and techniques that aspiring business owners. The content includes new applications, services and products that save them time and make them better.

CoHost and Sr. Editor, KenRadio

November 1998 - November 2011 (13 years 1 month)

Every day, Ken Rutkowski and I fixed the news that you needed to know.

Manager, Sports Marketing & Promotion, Upper Deck

February 1991 - September 1992 (1 year 8 months)

Directed and managed all public relations, sports marketing and special event activity. Grew company's respect in trading card hobby and sports community, raising the brand to #3 in Sports Marketing behind Nike and Budweiser in 18 months. Negotiated and managed all sports sponsorships and produced Upper Deck Field of Dreams events on the actual cornfield baseball diamond. Directed activities with NHL's Heroes of Hockey and MLB's Heroes of Baseball.

General Manager, Celebrity All Star Hockey Team

January 1989 - December 1998 (9 years 11 months)

Oversaw all events operations, marketing, promotion, publicity for the charity based team comprised of leading entertainers, musicians, NHL Hall of Fame and All Star players as well as members of the Gold Medal winning 1980 Olympic Hockey Team.

Account Manager, FCB/Impact

January 1989 - February 1991 (2 years 2 months)

Oversaw account management of Celebrity All Star Hockey team, Spaulding Footware, SanShoe, Dr. Scholls' Comfort Shoes, Buffalo News and other new accounts. Supported V.P/GM on New Business Development and other projects related to Mattel, MCA-Universal and Pioneer Electronics. Established first remote office operation in Philadelphia, PA

Corporate Account Executive, Denver Nuggets

January 1988 - January 1989 (1 year)

Sold sponsorships ranging from local retail to global brands including Miller Brewing, Nissan, Panasonic, etc.

President, Philadelphia Flyers, Hockey Central

January 1976 - January 1986 (10 years)

Started a media dissemination and events division that got children interested in playing ice hockey. Established 25 sports properties in 13 years including Flyers Cup, Mites on Ice and more for the most progressive hockey team in the NHL in 1976 at the age of 16

Public Relations Assistant, Philadelphia Wings Lacrosse

March 1974 - March 1976 (2 years)

Worked with the Public Relations Director on game day preparation, media release dissemination and delivery; coordinated game day activities, press box operations. Coordinated press box and press room information handouts; interfaced with reporters to develop news stories, provide accurate stats and information; provided radio reports to four radio stations; assembled stats and reports for drafting of junior and college players; managed 1975 draft operations event.

Education

Temple University

B.S. , Journalism-Advertising and Mass Media

1977 - 1990