LocalVox Media Executive Team
CEO with core media, consumer content and technology operating experience start-up through exit.
Prior CEO and current Board Member of Bond Street Group; President and COO of Heavy.com.
SVP of Operations and Business Development at Interactive Video Technologies; Vice President/GM at Progressive Resources (acquired by Edgewater Technologies/StaffMark).
Operating experience scaling transactional/retail sales driven companies from$0-35m in revenue.
Proven leadership and organizational development of teams that create profitable valuable companies.
Founder, Product and Marketing Executive
Technologist and product marketer with 15 years of management and early stage experience in digital, social media and mobile technology.
Prior, VP of Product Marketing at Weplay; Senior Director of Product Marketing at Narrowstep and 724 Solutions, where he led OEM business from 0 to $10M in revenue in first year.
Vice President Of Sales
Robert is a seasoned sales professional with 10 years of experience developing, training and managing high performance inside and outside sales teams.
Robert started out his career Founding Max Potential Marketing Which he sold in 2005 prior to being the Director of Sales at Century Negotiation’s Front-End Sales team where he grew the team from 10 to 100+.
Vice President of Marketing
Jaime was previously the VP of Marketing for AxialMarket, an online M&A network focused on connecting buyers and sellers of privately held companies. At AxialMarket, Jaime built the marketing organization from the ground up growing membership from 600 members to over 7,000.
Previously, Jaime has built and executed online and offline marketing strategies at IQPC, the world’s leading conference organization, and Reed Exhibitions, a global producer of leading trade shows across multiple industries and markets. Jaime also has his BS and MBA in Marketing from Manhattan College and was elected to the National Marketing Honor Society in 2002.
LocalVox Media Board of Advisors
Venture Partner at K2 Media Labs
Chris O’Brien is a Partner at K2 Media Labs, a New York-based early stage fund/incubator focused on mobile applications. Prior to K2, Chris was founding CEO of Motionbox, which was sold to Hewlett-Packard in July 2010. Prior to founding Motionbox, O’Brien founded and was CEO of SoftCom, Inc. and, after a merger, President, Business Development, of Interactive Video Technologies, the leading provider of software for corporate webcasting.
James Gerson is an experienced private investor. His background includes 25 years on Wall St. (investment banking; securities research; mutual fund management) the last 9 of which were at Fahnestock & Co. (now known as Oppenheimer & Co.) Key directorships have included: American Power Conversion Corp. (APCC), 18 years; Evercel (EVRC), 20 years; Fuel Cell Energy (FCEL), 18 years; Mesa Airlines (MESA), 5 years; Zipcar (ZIP), 5 years, among others.
Partner at ZelnickMedia
Jim Friedlich was a partner at ZelnickMedia from 2001-2011. He is Chairman of the Board of Naylor LLC., the leading media services provider for industry trade groups and associations. From 1990– 1999, Mr. Friedlich managed the global advertising sales, marketing and business development for a large and diverse group of Dow Jones & Company newspapers, magazines, Web sites, TV channels and conferences.
Mr. Joshua Grotstein was the CEO of Motionbox, an online video editing and sharing site which was sold to Hewlett-Packard in July 2010. He was the Managing Partner and Co-Founder of SAS Investors and an Advisor at i-Hatch Ventures. His management and development expertise is coupled with extensive consumer marketing experience from seven years working with the J. Walter Thompson advertising agency, McKinsey and Company and the CNBC cable network, where he served as the President of the New York chapter of the Cable Marketing Association (CTAM). Josh founded and became the first General Manager of NBC Online Ventures, where he played a key role in establishing the NBC-Microsoft joint venture from which MSNBC was created. After NBC, he moved to Prodigy Services to become the Senior Vice President of content and commerce and then served as the Division Executive for global e-commerce and Internet programs for Citigroup. He currently sits on the Boards of Multi-spectral Imaging, PermissionTV and has served as a Board Member for Motionbox, Enpirion and Lemur Networks. Mr. Grotstein has received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and graduated with a B.A. degree in Comparative Literature from Brown University, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude.
CEO TigerLead Solutions
Howard Tager co-founded TigerLead Solutions in 2007 and has served as the company’s CEO since its inception. Howard began his career with LEK Consulting, an international strategic consulting firm and soon went on to co-found and launch Ivy West Educational Services, Inc., a leading provider of standardized test preparation and tutorial programs. Howard later served as a senior executive at Sylvan Learning Systems, Inc. after its acquisition of Ivy West.