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Expert in the Intersection of Media and Technology for Content Distribution

Expert ID: 731550 New York, USA

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Expert is an Emmy Award winning television producer with credits including CBS Sports Spectacular, "The Twilight Zone" and the award winning documentary series Reaching for the Skies. These were created and aired during his 15 year tenure at CBS.

Following his career at CBS he went on to PanAmSat, at that time a small satellite company, where he led the global sales effort growing the company from annual sales of $45 million to $1 billion in seven years.

Entering the entrepreneurial world in 2001 he successfully spun off the entertainment file transfer company SmartJog from France Telecom and followed that with the full scale launch of Major League Gaming.

His current endeavors include consulting for satellite companies, content producers, PE firms and the complex world of airline broadband strategy.

Secured channel line-up for major hardware/software packager for global airline. Sale of male focused anthology program to a major cable channel. Advised client on choice of satellite provider and how to mitigate making a frequency decision that may not fully serve their needs in the future. Strategic guidance on a web play to provide incremental revenue streams for professional athletes.

Expert may consult nationally and internationally, and is also local to the following cities: Yonkers, New York - Albany, New York - Bridgeport, Connecticut - New Haven, Connecticut - Hartford, Connecticut - Stamford, Connecticut - Waterbury, Connecticut - Worcester, Massachusetts - Springfield, Massachusetts - Paterson, New Jersey

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Education

Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1971 Degree: Subject: Mass Communications Institution: University of Miami

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2002 to Present Employer: Undisclosed Title: Owner Department: Responsibilities: Consultant to all industries related to content creation and distribution.
Years: 2001 to 2002 Employer: Airia, Inc Title: CEO Department: Responsibilities: CEO of start-up funded by Inmarsat to deliver television to intercontinental aircraft. Following the events of 9/11/01, advised board that the plan and company were not then viable and would not be for several years.
Years: 1993 to 2000 Employer: PanAmSat Title: Senior Vice President Department: Responsibilities: Led sales force selling satellite transponder capacity to the worlds broadcasters and media conglomerates. Executed largest deal in the history of the industry with an exclusive 15 year deal with The Walt Disney Company.
Years: 1982 to 1993 Employer: CBS Title: Vice President Department: CBS Broadcast International Responsibilities: Led all non-sales aspect of the international distribution arm of CBS Television. Lowest cost of sales figures in the Company enabling the division to the corporate leader in productivity.
Years: 1978 to 1982 Employer: CBS Sports Title: Managing Director Department: Europe Responsibilities: Secured broadcast rights to events in Europe including world cup skiing, Grand Prix Auto Racing, Figure and Speed Skating. Represented Company to international sports and broadcast federations.
Years: 1976 to 1978 Employer: Top Rank, Inc Title: Director of Television Operations Department: Responsibilities: Produced major boxing batches including Muhammad Ali versus Ken Norton from Yankee Stadium
Years: 1974 to 1976 Employer: CBS Sports Title: Producer/Associate Producer Department: Responsibilities: Associate Producer of the NBA Game of The Week

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1993 to 2000 Country / Region: Japan Summary: Opened Japanese market for PanAmSat securing Japanese National Broadcaster NHK as our anchor client. Then secured first Type One Carrier License ever granted to an American firm.
Years: 1984 to 1993 Country / Region: China Summary: Managed JV between CBS and China Central Television
Years: 1978 to 1982 Country / Region: UK/Europe Summary: Opened CBS Sports office in Europe to compete with ABC and NBC for the acquisition of sports rights.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
NATAS
Awards / Recognition
Emmy Award

Fields of Expertise

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