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AI Executive-in-Residence

Aug 27 By Alex Bäcker | Categories: Announcements

I am most pleased to announce the appointment of Steve Glovsky as an Executive-in-Residence at ab|Inventio. In that capacity, Steve’s role is to help commercialize ab|Inventio’s technologies. Steve supports ab|Inventio’s technologists and engineers on the business side, providing corporate business development, sales, marketing and operations guidance and support.

 

Prior to ab|Inventio Steve helped grow MaxPreps (the ESPN.com for HS Sports) into a national media company focused on prep sports, resulting in a sale to CBS for a reported $42 million. Steve worked closely with MaxPreps’s CEO to develop the business strategy and then helped the CEO’s young employees execute on that strategy. Steve stood in as MaxPreps’ business development executive and completed deals with ESPN, NFL, USAToday, Topix, Westwood One, Verizon and many others. Steve also stood in as MaxPreps’ mobile product executive and developed a full featured mobile application for Verizon’s deck. This mobile application was the only non major brand product on Verizon’s sports deck. It was CBS, ESPN, FOX and the MaxPreps product.

 

Steve began his technology career in 1987 with Security Pacific National Bank (SPNB). At SPNB Steve was the general manager of the first remote business banking product using personal computers (PC Banking). Steve worked with American Airline’s SABRE division to develop this product. Steve also was on the team that developed a comprehensive consumer and small business customer relationship model (CRM) focusing on profitability. In addition, Steve was on the innovations team that evaluated automated teller machines (ATM) (Diebold, IBM, etc.) and later developed and maintained the models supporting the ATM implementation and roll out. After Bank of America acquired SPNB, Steve became a Regional Chief Financial Officer responsible for 250+ bank branches, a 7,000 employee incentive program and a $500 million operating budget.

 

After Bank of America, Steve started his own eLearning Company that he grew from 3 employees generating $150 thousand in revenues to over 20, generating $2 million in revenues. RKG Interactive (www.rkgi.com) became Macromedia’s # 2 corporate reseller within 24 months. Steve was in charge of all non technical activities including sales, marketing and finance. Customers included the US Army, So. Cal. Edison, Apple, PacifiCare, PIMCO, Intel, Toyota and Nissan.

 

Since 2000, Steve has been assisting CEOs and general managers bring new products and services to market. Steve’s projects have included a distributed processing technology developed at NASA, a web based advertising product used by hundreds of publishers, a white label entertainment content website producing original content on a daily basis, a teenage acne product and a bioagent detection device.

 

During this time Steve has completed deals, built products for and/or negotiated with the following organizations:

- ESPN/ABC
- NBC
- CBS
- FOX
- Warner Bros.

- Google

- Yahoo!

- Tribune
- McClatchy
- ClearChannel
- Comcast
- Advance
- Morris
- Gannett
- WorldNow
- Internet Broadcasting

Systems

- Velti (mobile services)

- Proteus (mobile services)

 

- Verizon

- Sprint
- Helio
- Boost
- Amp’d
- NFL
- MLB
- NBA/WNBA

- NY Times Co.
- USAToday
- Lee Enterprises
- Comcast Spotlight

- State Athletic Associations
- State Coaches Associations
- Shoe & Apparel Companies

(Nike, Adidas, etc.)

- - A select group of venture

capitalists

- Sports Equipment

Manufacturers
- Military (Army, Navy, Air

Force, Reserves, Special

Forces)
- Sports statistics companies

(STATS, TSN. etc.)
- National Federation of High

Schools

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- United Technologies

- Chriron

- - Quest Diagnostics

- - Herbalife

- - Shaklee

- - Pharmavite

- - Rexall Sundown

- - CDC

- - FDA

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