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Consumer Media Network’s commitment to quality starts at the top. Our eye for excellence can be seen in the web properties we build and the people we employ. Our management team is comprised of a diverse group of minds committed to one common mission: changing the consumer experience online.
Our team’s background in online marketing and publishing across many consumer verticals gives us a unique perspective, and it is one that we can’t wait to share with you. We strive to create the best consumer-facing sites on the web because we know, quite simply, that consumers demand more.
Patrick has 10+ years experience in Internet marketing. He started his first online marketing company in 2000 shortly after graduating from Xavier University. Patrick resides in Iowa with his wife and three children.
Rafael has spent his career in online advertising and operations, with areas of focus in digital technologies, agencies and direct marketing for both large established companies and smaller start-ups. As a graduate of the University of California, Davis, he’s spent time living on the coasts of San Francisco and New York. He and his wife call Seattle home now and enjoy the summers enough to endure the winters.
Stephen has over 25 years experience helping technology firms grow. Prior to joining CMN, he was the CFO of NCR Entertainment/Blockbuster Express, eRealty.com (in which he was a co-founder) and Dealer Solutions and spent his early career with Arthur Andersen in Houston and Prague, Czech Republic. Stephen graduated from Santa Clara University and is married and has three children with whom he enjoys sports and traveling.
Justin oversees the development and hosting of CMN’s web properties. He earned a degree in computer science from Virginia Tech before moving on to various internet marketing companies. Justin has several years of experience both developing and supporting large websites. He currently resides in New York City. A self-professed foodie, Justin enjoys trying new restaurants, traveling, and outdoor activities.
Sagar has been associated with CMN since August 2005. He manages the promotion of CMN’s properties and oversees its publisher relations strategy. He is leading a strong team, which is split into various divisions. Sagar has over 10 years of experience in various industries including Journalism, Writing, Social Media and Internet Marketing.
Ashley manages the content strategy for CMN’s web properties. Since joining the company in 2007, she has directed the team of writers and overseen the growth of the content team. Prior to that, she gained editorial experience in book publishing at The National Archives and Houghton Mifflin Company. She is a graduate from the University of Notre Dame and currently resides in Boston, MA.
Avi has been in the online advertising space since 1999 and has a record of executive success at performance marketing agencies. This success was created through client services, new sales achievements, and profitable revenue growth within the online media channels: paid/organic search, social media, eMail, affiliate network, display, data acquisition, CRM, mobile, and reputation management. She enjoys her morning runs, client visits, tennis, and cheering for the New York Yankees with her niece.
Eric manages the monetization and affiliate network for CMN. He graduated from Texas A&M University before taking a job with an Internet marketing company. He optimizes program and content placement on CMN properties and works with potential affiliates to grow their portfolio through CMN. He is an active runner, and he likes being outdoors and finding new places to hangout.
Michelle manages the Client Services department for the Online Education division of CMN. She is actively involved in building and maintaining client relationships and oversees the planning and management of all client campaigns. Michelle is also directly involved in developing new business to further the growth of the college and university portfolio. She resides in New Jersey where she enjoys playing softball, watching the New York Giants, and spending time with her Cavalier King Charles.
Muhammed is a consultant and expert on all things social media and online marketing. He regularly contributes to major industry publications and has been featured in Techcrunch, Mashable, Read/WriteWeb, Search Engine Land, ProBlogger, CopyBlogger and has spoken at many social media conferences. Most recently, Muhammad served as the Director of Social Media Strategy for the Chicago Tribune Media Group and has been listed as one of the world’s most influential marketers in 2008 and 2009.
Eric leads architecture and development of CMN’s lead-generation platform. Additionally, he specializes in improving user-experience via design, interaction & multivariate testing. Eric has several years of experience developing with web technologies and contributes to several open-source projects. When not cooking or composing music, he contributes to these projects.
Danny oversees the design team at CMN. He has over 14 years of experience in print, web design and development. He has merged his print design background into web design implementation and is active within the design community. Prior to joining CMN, Danny was involved in economic development within the Houston business community, where his designs were utilized by Fortune 500 companies, elected officials, and local CEOs.
David oversees the Strategy and Business Analytics departments for CMN. Previously, he co-founded DCF Ventures and worked as a manager in the Strategy/Business Development group for DaVita, Inc. He holds an MBA from UCLA Anderson School of Management and engineering degrees from Duke University. David is a big fan of skiing, both on water and on snow, and is doing his best to reduce his golf score.
Laura helps manage the content creation and marketing plans for many of CMN’s web properties. She has worked with the content team at CMN since 2007 in various roles and has demonstrated experience in public relations, blogging, and social media marketing strategy. Although an enthusiastic resident of her adopted Texas, Laura is always eager to jump on a plane and explore somewhere new.