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CHICAGO, March 16, 2016 — The outsourced content marketing firm Tempesta Media has announced the appointment of a group of respected business and technology leaders to its advisory board. “Adding such luminaries to our team further validates our vision for the industry and our approach to addressing the everyday pain points that digital agencies and public relations firms face,” said Michael Marchese, the company’s founder and CEO.
Based in Chicago, Tempesta Media provides a private label content marketing platform for digital agencies, website developers and PR firms. The solution gives digital agencies instant content marketing capabilities for use by their clients.
The advisory board members announced today are:
An experienced executive and an investor in Tempesta Media, Ed Tyler brings a long track record in leadership and entrepreneurial positions to his role. He is CEO of Ideapoint Ventures, an early stage venture fund that focuses on nanotechnologies. Previously he served as president and CEO of Moore Corporation Limited, a provider of data capture, information design, marketing services, digital communications and print solutions. Tyler worked for 24 years with RR Donnelley & Sons Company, beginning his career as an electronics engineer and ultimately serving as executive vice president, sector president and chief technology officer. He also was responsible for 77 Capital, an early stage venture capital subsidiary of Donnelley, where he was directly responsible for investment decisions and worked closely with portfolio companies while participating on many of their boards.
Tyler is a director of Nanophase Technologies Corporation, former chairman of the American Red Cross (Mid-America Chapter) and campaign chairman of the United Way of Lake County. In addition, he serves as a director for several small private companies and is a member of the board of directors of Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, where he is also an adjunct faculty member. Tyler earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Physics at the Indiana Institute of Technology, and is a graduate of the Program for Management Development at Harvard Business School.
Jason Wadler, executive vice president and chief strategy officer for Leapfrog Online, worked with the company’s co-founders to build Leapfrog Online from a startup into one of the largest digital marketing companies in the country. Wadler has more than 20 years of strategy and marketing expertise, having held senior-level roles at the Townsend Agency, MediaOne, Ameritech and Discover Financial Services in addition to his role at Leapfrog. He is an active adviser and board member for a number of Chicago-based digital companies and serves on the board of the Vasculitis Foundation, an international non-profit organization. Wadler holds a B.S. in advertising from Indiana University.
Gary Kreissman is an experienced marketing strategist and entrepreneur with a substantial track record in financial services, premium products, consumer promotion and media/Internet. Focused on rapid revenue generation, Kreissman co-founded, managed and sold a multimillion-dollar online lead generation business, Precision Prospects Inc., the leading source for highly qualified investor leads. He currently is co-founder and president of KeyVersion Inc., which optimizes marketers’ lead conversion, and Group PRM, a customer acquisition consultancy. Previously, Gary was SVP of Lipper Inc., the mutual fund information provider, where he managed the New York office, created a profitable online data feed business and was instrumental in the sale of Lipper to Reuters. Earlier, he was CEO of ActDirect, the first database-driven couponing company.
Kreissman has held senior positions at ValPak, Remy Martin Amerique and Ogilvy & Mather, and he is a regular columnist for MediaPost’s “Performance Insider,” focused on performance marketing and social media. He also serves on the advisory boards of IvyConnect, SN Impact Inc., OMMA/Media Post, The Lower East Side Tenement Museum and Fresh Youth Initiatives. Kreissman holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Dan Garms is managing director/business development of Wabash Capital Group and performs similar services for its affiliated independent entities relating to health care, energy, digital and patent opportunities. As managing director of The Garms Group, he has more than 30 years of high-level executive search experience, primarily for growth-stage and emerging technology companies. In conjunction with these assignments, Garms frequently assumes advisory roles and serves as a company board member. He is notably skilled in analyzing people and assessing organizational structures. Some of the primary areas of focus for Garms are information technology, including web-based commerce and security applications, digital media; life sciences, including health care, biotech and nanotechnology; and telecommunications, including wi-fi and RF.
Garms places his emphasis on transformational executive recruiting assignments and understanding the impact that leadership has on the success of a company in competitive markets. He also arranges for required capital resources and helps clients establish strategic partnerships that accelerate market penetration. Garms earned a bachelor’s degree in business and economics at Loras College.
An executive with more than 15 years’ experience in the Big 4 business and financial consulting sector, Tim Moegen also has held positions in global and boutique consulting firms, including PriceWaterhouseCoopers and Resources Global Professionals. He has supported clients through growth strategy, market intelligence, financial turnarounds, mergers and acquisitions, litigation support, and corporate governance initiatives. He also led the financial efforts of the successful initial public offering of WebsideStory Inc. (now Adobe) and provided strategic financial and operational guidance from the company’s late startup phase. Moegen is a certified public accountant and has a bachelor’s degree from Temple University.
Mario Christopher, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Showingtime, the premier real estate showing management provider, is a highly accomplished senior finance leader with broad-based operating experience working with early stage and rapidly growing companies. He started his career with KPMG, spending most of his time in the high tech practice. Since then, as a CFO, he has had significant experience working with technology and service-based businesses, two of which he helped launch from inception. Christopher has held executive positions at Tribeca Flashpoint College, UAC, EdGate and Arial Systems Corp. He is a certified public accountant and holds a BBA in accounting from Loyola University.
About Tempesta Media
Tempesta Media launched in January 2011 with the goal of providing digital agencies with a turnkey, scalable, private label content marketing solution for their clients’ content needs. The company works primarily with digital marketing and PR agencies to produce, publish and amplify content for their clients in more than 50 industry segments. Headquartered in Chicago, Tempesta Media is a graduate of the tech incubator 1871. For more information, please visit the company’s website located at https://www.TempestaMedia.com.
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