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LocalVox Media Executive Team

David Pachter

CEO, Co-Founder

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 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.

Trevor Sumner

Founder, President

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.

Robert Henderson

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+.

Abraham Brewster

VP of Web Technologies

Abe has over a decade of experience building complex, scalable web applications with a core focus on open source technologies, content management systems and eCommerce. Abe has a background in user interface and user experience design and is also an acclaimed painter.

Patty Mah

VP of Finance

Patty is Senior Financial / Operations Executive with diversified experience in audit, startups, guiding operating profit and cash flow improvement, and directing internal control compliance programs.

Prior Financial Analyst assisting on a range of financial feasibility assignments and business plans including, the Pan American Games Velodrome Business Plans for Sierra Planning and Management, a broad-based planning and management consulting firm in Canada as well as Senior Director of Finance and Operations at Return Path a global leader in Email Intelligence from startup to $20MM in revenue.

Matt McCormick

VP of Client Support and Operations

Prior to joining LocalVox, Matt led marketing, operations, training, and customer care teams after serving as Chief of Staff for AT&T Wireless’ business-to-business organization. Matt has led sales/account management teams supporting business customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses. Matt holds an MBA with a focus in Management and Business Strategy from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and graduated from Lehigh University.

LocalVox Media Board of Advisors

Chris O’Brien

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


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.

Jim Friedlich

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.

Josh Grotstein

COO, Unience

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.

Howard Tager

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.

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