Dr. Carr Bettis
Dr. Carr Bettis is a serially successful entrepreneur, as the founder and chief architect of numerous market-leading financial technology innovations and businesses that have been acquired by Merrill Lynch, Thomson Financial, Primark/Disclosure and Advanced Equities/GreenBook Financial. He manages his family's private equity portfolio via his firm Fathom Lab and is Chairman and Founder of both Gradient Analytics and Verus Research. Gradient Analytics is one of the largest independent equity research firms in the U.S. Verus Research is a quantitative compensation, proxy intelligence and behavioral governance firm. He also serves on the Board of Directors of iMemories and AudioEye, two Arizona-founded technology companies.
He is a former tenured professor and government appointee having served as Securities Administrator, Tax Commissioner and Chief Financial Officer. He maintains a clinical-affiliation with Arizona State University as Research Professor of Finance and is frequently cited in national and international financial media. His research has been published in the most prestigious academic and professional journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics, Review of Financial Studies, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, and the Financial Analyst Journal. He received his Ph.D. from Indiana University in 1992.
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman of the Board
Mr. Bradley is a recognized pioneer and active expert in the new media Internet technology sector. He is the named inventor of several Internet technology patents and patents pending with United States Patent & Trademark Office and internationally. Over the past decade, Mr. Bradley has been involved in the invention, reduction to practice, commercial licensing, and enforcement of Augme's foundational Internet & mobile technology patents. In addition to managing the growth of Augme's patent portfolio, Mr. Bradley is currently developing an Intellectual Property operation at the University of Arizona Science & Technology Park in Tucson. Its mission is to support and enhance the Company's business operations through proprietary technology creation and patent enforcement. He also heads up the company's IP Services group with engineering, analytics, and consultative support for company's IP initiatives. The Company's industry-leading patent portfolio now includes 14 issued patents and over 90 pending patents in the U.S. and internationally with over 2,000 claims in the Technology, Media and Telecommunications ('TMT') space.
Beginning in 2004, Mr Bradley has headed up a team of developers and produced the next generation of the company's ADLife Mobile Marketing and Advertising Platform. Augme's platform has provided measurable successes across an industry-leading 200,000+ campaigns for its clients, which include many of America's brand-name leaders (e.g., Macy's, MillerCoors, Nestle, Clear Channel) in a variety of industries, along with their agencies. Augme's technology allows marketers, brands, and agencies to plan, create, test, deploy, and track mobile marketing programs across every mobile channel, including SMS, MMS, 2D/QR codes, mobile websites, advertising networks, social media and branded apps. Augme's AD LIFE® platform facilitates consumer brand interaction and the ability to track and analyze campaign results. Using its own patented device-detection and proprietary mobile content adaptation software, AD LIFE® solves the mobile marketing industry problem of disparate operating systems, device types, and on-screen mobile content rendering. Augme also provides business-to-consumer solutions, including national mobile couponing campaigns, strategic mobile healthcare tools, custom mobile application development, and consumer data tracking and analytics. In addition to AD LIFE®, Augme in 2011 acquired the assets of Hipcricket, Inc. and JAGTAG, Inc. and licenses the digital broadcast platform BOOMBOX® a targeted video delivery . Augme is headquartered in New York City, with operations in Seattle, Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, Miami and Tucson. For more information visit www.augme.com or www.hipcricket.com.
Prior to Augme® Technologies, Mr. Bradley was Chairman of the Board of Modavox®, founder and Managing Member of Kino Digital, Kino Communications, Kino Interactive and currently serves on the Board of Directors and as Chief Executive of Audio Eye, Inc. He is the named inventor of "Method and System for Audible Website Navigation" and "Method and System for Website Navigation by the Visually Impaired" as well as a series of inventions that comprise AudioEye's Audio Internet product line that has been adopted by U.S. Government, State, and Corporate website publishing operations. AudioEye will be making its initial stand-alone initial public offering in November 2012. For more information visit www.audioeye.com.
Mr. Bradley is the recipient of Arizona State University's WP Carey School of Business Chairman's Innovation Award for creating an International E-Learning Leadership Development training certificate program for On Semiconductor. He has obtained venture funding from University of Maryland's TEDCO fund for AudioEye, Inc and has raised more than $50 million for his respective business operations over the past decade. He has also been an invited and featured speaker at The Grove City College Department of Entrepreneurship's Visionary Entrepreneurship Speaker Series.
Previous to his career in the technology field which began in 1999, Mr Bradley was a General Manager for Intercontinental Hotels and a marketing manager for The Westin La Paloma Resort, his client accounts included Sony, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Teradyne, Abbott Laboratories, and U.S. Sheet Metal Workers Union. Mr. Bradley lives in Tucson, Arizona with his wife and two sons. Mr. Bradley is currently working on an innovation project for La Frontera, an Arizona non-for-profit that is developing services for U.S. Military veterans.
Chief Technical Officer & Director
Sean co-founded several technology companies including Kino Digital, LLC, Kino Communications, LLC, & Audio Eye, Inc. Currently, Sean serves as Principal Solutions Engineer for Hipcricket+Augme® Technologies, Inc. (AUGT.OB).
Sean obtained his BA from Arizona International College at the University of Arizona, graduating Summa Cum Laude and with highest academic distinction for all 8 undergraduate semesters. Over the past 10 years, he has led an international team of software developers, has produced global webcasting technologies, and has planned, designed and managed the fulfillment of Augme's Intellectual Property assets including the second-generation Augme AD Life Mobile & BoomBox® Video Platforms. Sean is proficient in several programming and web development languages and has engineered online communications systems, dynamic desktop and mobile web environments, and native mobile applications for IBM, General Dynamics, Kelloggs, News America, Johnson & Johnson, Boehringer Ingelheim and many others. Sean has several years of experience managing offshore project managers, designers, developers and programmers that have collectively advanced Augme's Targeted Interactive Product Offerings. In 2005, he was recognized by Arizona State's WP Carey School of Business as a leader in his field for work he completed for the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services.
Sean and his wife, Charlene, reside in Tucson, Arizona and have one child.
Chief Operating Officer & Director
Mr. Crawford has over twelve years experience in the technology and business sector with expertise in a wide range of disciplines including new media, mobile marketing, intellectual property, security, and compliance. He was a founding member of Kino Interactive, LLC, a developer of enhanced communication software and digital media solutions, and raised the seed capital through private investment to fund Kino's initial move into the Streaming Media sector in 2001. With the 2006 merger of Kino Interactive and Surfnet Media (which became Modavox®), Mr. Crawford became Director of Interactive Production overseeing the production of the Interactive Product line. In March of 2006 he joined the Board of Directors of Modavox® and assisted the company in maneuvering through the initial challenges of the merger. He assumed the title of Chief Technology Officer in July of 2006 and worked on the development of the company's new radio platform, as well as leading the effort in managing the upgrade and setup of the company's server infrastructure. He also developed and managed the Stream Syndicate product line, managing high-end clients such as ABC Disney, New Times Media, and more. In April 2007 Mr. Crawford assumed the role of Chief Information Officer at Modavox to focus on internal product development and infrastructure build out.
In 2009, serving as Chief Information Officer, and as a member of the Board of Directors, Modavox acquired Augme Mobile, and their Adlife Platform, adopting the name Augme Technologies shortly thereafter. Mr. Crawford worked on the integration of the two companies, while simultaneously leading the technical effort of divesting the companies historic business of Internet Radio. Augme's platform has provided measurable successes across an industry-leading 200,000+ campaigns for its clients, which include many of America's brand-name leaders (e.g., Macy's, MillerCoors, Nestle, Clear Channel) in a variety of industries, along with their agencies. In 2011 Augme acquired the assets of Hipcricket, Inc. and JAGTAG, Inc with Mr. Crawford again working on the technical integrations of the companies. Mr. Crawford served on the Board of Directors of Augme Technologies through August 2011.
For the past several years Mr. Crawford has worked extensively in the Intellectual Property division of the company working under the Chief Technical Officer to effectuate monetization through licensing, and enforcement, as well as assisting in reducing to practice the companies innovations, and positioning the patent portfolio as a competitive differentiator. He was part of the team responsible for creating and implementing the companies patent creation process, and is a named inventor on several Internet Technology patents pending with the United States Patent & Trademark Office. Additionally, he helped create the company's IP Services group providing consultative support for client's IP initiatives.
Mr. Crawford is also a founder of Audioeye, Inc, a voice driven technology platform that improves the mobility, usability and accessibility of all Internet based content. He currently serves as the Chief Operating Officer, as well as being a Director.
Harry Epstein is currently the President of Quadrant Management Consulting and Managing Director of Quadrant Management Inc. based in New York. His focus at Quadrant is in the areas of strategic consulting, innovation, IP commercialization and the building of strategic alliances.
Harry is actively involved with a variety of organizations across many industries. In addition, Harry serves on innovation and advisory councils for several major brand organizations. Harry frequently speaks in public in the areas of innovation, sustainability, renewable energy and packaging, and serves as a guest lecturer in academia.
Harry has numerous published articles in peer-reviewed international theoretical physics journals and is an accomplished classical pianist. He was educated at Dawson College and McGill University in Montreal in math, physics, business and chemistry. He is married, has four children and is based in Chicago.
Barry Goldwater, Jr
The Goldwaters' are legendary in Arizona . Barry's great-grandfather, Mike Goldwater, emigrated from Poland to the United States in the 1840s, landing in San Francisco . In 1850 he began a mercantile business traveling by wagon throughout mining camps in California , Nevada , and Arizona . He settled that year in Prescott, Arizona, where he opened his first dry goods store, which through the efforts of his sons Baron and Morris and grandsons, Bob and Barry, would expand into a tremendously successful clothing business. Like his father before him, Barry, Jr. worked in the family business, planning to accede to management. However, about the time he graduated from Arizona State University with a bachelor of science in marketing and management, the stores were sold, leaving Barry with a decision to make about his future.
Barry moved to Los Angeles and became a stockbroker, and eventually a partner, in the Los Angeles securities firm of Noble cook, Inc. (now Wedbush Securities), where he developed an institutional customer base and traded large blocks of securities on all stock exchanges. It was here he developed his selling skills by "cold calling" and eventually landing some of the country's largest financial banks and insurance companies as clients. He also became knowledgeable in financial planning, security law, and underwriting.
The year 1964 found Barry, Jr. crisscrossing the country campaigning for his father, Senator Barry Goldwater, to become President of the United States . The outcome of that effort is well known, but its impact on Barry is not. It set the pattern of public service that he would soon undertake.
Already involved in local civic activities such as the Boys Club, Big Brothers, the Boy Scouts of America, and the president of a local Lions Club, Barry at the age of 30 ran for Congress and won. He not only won that election but seven more, serving 14 years in Washington, D.C., representing half a million constituents of northern Los Angeles County. He and his father were unique, representing one of the few instances in U.S. history when both father and son were serving in Congress at the same time.
Barry's 14 years in Washington (1969-1984) left an imprint on him and on the nation. He served on a number of committees, including Committee on Science and Technology, Committee on Public Works and Transportation, and the Joint Committee on Energy. His areas of expertise included energy, the space program, aviation and defense, and government procurement. He was on the committee that reviewed the disaster involving the space shuttle "Challenger." Barry authored and saw the Privacy Act of 1974 signed into law. He served on the privacy Commission that looked into privacy issues affecting the private and corporate sectors. This issue remains a matter of his concern as we move into a global electronic network and information systems. He was very instrumental in all facets of energy policy and research and development including authoring the Solar Photovoltaic Act. He has also been involved with organizations as diverse as the National Aeronautic Association, the National Wildlife Federation, and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States. He is a Life Member of the American Numismatic Association. He is also looked upon as an expert concerning transportation matters.
Congressman Barry Goldwater, Jr. retired from politics in 1983 and in1984 entered business in Beverly Hills , Los Angeles , New York and Phoenix where he currently lives near his son Barry M. Goldwater III. For the past 23 years Barry has held responsible positions involving finance and management including eight years as a member of the New York Stock Exchange. He has used his government experience and knowledge like a knife to pry open and get to the heart of a problem effecting business impacted by regulation or law. His love of business is only surpassed by his humanitarian interests which have landed him awards such as the Leadership Award from the President's Commission on Employment of the Handicapped and an Achievement Award from the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. His business career has not diminished his compassion for the people and his commitment to making this a better and safer world in which we live.
With years of international government, business, and political affairs experience, Michael Axelrod has worked with clients around the world. With that background, in 2009, Axelrod founded Grant Park Global. Axelrod, who serves as president, offers client's expertise in high-level strategic positioning, development of corporate growth strategies, and political consulting.
Axelrod relies on one of the highest-level networks in the world to leverage significant benefits for his clients and their interests. Ranging from Fortune 50 Companies to startups and non-profits, clients gain top business and personnel access opportunities in both the private and public sectors.
Grant Park Global has significant experience working in Latin America, where Axelrod regularly works with his clients in countries such as Mexico and Colombia. This work has included aiding large multi-nationals with policy advocacy and government relations to securing national projects for small and midsized companies.
Prior to forming Grant Park Global, Axelrod worked in the "family business" of politics and strategic communications. Axelrod began his career at an early age working in a variety of campaign management and advisory capacities for the firm AKPD Message & Media, which was founded by Axelrod's father, David Axelrod, Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. During Axelrod's tenure at AKPD he was part of the strategic teams behind clients such as: The Obama for America Presidential Campaign, The Democratic National Committee (DNC), The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), Governor Deval Patrick, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, and United States Senator Chris Dodd.
In 2008, after the historic victory of President Barack Obama in which AKPD served as chief strategists and media consultant for the campaign, Axelrod helped create AKPD's international and global practice. Within that context Axelrod worked as a strategist for campaigns throughout the world, including running the campaign strategy in Argentina for Francisco de Narváez. De Narváez defeated former president Nestór Kirchner in the legislative mid-term election, an unexpected victory referred to by the Associated Press as "Stunning."
Axelrod is a graduate of Beloit College where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science. He lives in Chicago and frequently travels throughout the world for his clients.
Advisory Board Member & Senior Managing Director
Mr. Arena has served as an Advisory Board Member and Senior Managing Director since March 2013. Previously, Mr. Arena was the Chief Executive Officer of Augme Technologies, Inc. from June 2010 to September 2012 and served on the board of directors from June 2010 through December 2012 where he presided as Chairman from September 2011 to September 2012 and grew revenues from less than $1 million annualized to more than $30 million annualized within nine quarters. Additionally, Mr. Arena was the Chief Executive Officer of Hipcricket, Inc., (one of the largest mobile marketing and advertising companies in the U.S.) from August 2011 to September 2012 and served on the board of directors from August 2011 through December 2012 where he presided as Chairman from September 2011 to September 2012. Over the past thirty years, Mr. Arena served in various executive capacities and performed various corporate finance, syndication, and distribution functions. He participated in the successful completion of over $2 billion of combined financings during his career. From February 2002 to March 2010, Mr. Arena held various executive positions including Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, Principal Financial Officer and founder of Geos Communications (formerly i2 Telecom International) and its subsidiaries. From May 2000 to present, Mr. Arena has held the positions of Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President and owner of AIM Group, Inc., an investment holding company. Mr. Arena served in various executive capacities including Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer, President and founder of Cereus Technology Partners, Inc. and its subsidiaries, from May 1991 to April 2000. Cereus became a NASDAQ-listed public company that achieved a market capitalization in excess of $350 million prior to Mr. Arena's departure. During 1994, Mr. Arena was a financial advisor to and became a minority interest owner in Great Lakes Pulp & Fiber, Inc., a $224 million project financing and one of the world's largest paper recycling facilities.
From June 1990 to August 1995, Mr. Arena was a financial consultant. From February 1988 to January 1990, he was a Senior Vice President and partner of Gulfstream Financial Associates, Inc., a subsidiary of the Kemper Group. During the period 1982 through 1988, Mr. Arena held Vice President positions with Cralin & Co., Drexel, Burnham, Lambert, Inc. and Interstate Securities Corporation, all New York Stock Exchange member investment firms. Mr. Arena assisted in the deal structuring and financing of converting motion picture films into color, mercury detection devices for drilling rigs, ATM debit cards, color video telephones, color FAX transmissions, Internet service providers, enterprise application services, Internet telephony, mobile phone technologies; various types of manufacturing and various commercial real estate ventures for hotel, shopping center, and multi-family housing projects.
AUDIO EYE COMMUNICATIONS GSA PENDING GOVERNMENT CONTRACTING
AudioEye® owns an exclusive patent portfolio
comprised of three issued patents in the United States, as well as several U.S. patents pending with the U.S.P.T.O. AudioEyes® patent portfolio encompasses over sixty issued claims that canvass Internet and mobile markets.
Current United States Patents pending patent applications
owned and being prosecuted by AudioEye®:
• Title: "SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUDIO CONTENT GENERATION"
Continuation application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
• Title: "SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUDIO CONTENT NAVIGATION"
Continuation application filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on 08/25/2011AudioEye®, Inc. is focused on developing and monetizing its proprietary innovations in the field of networked and device embedded audio technology
. Three issued patents include:
• Audio Content Navigation: U.S. patent #7653544
"Method and Apparatus for Website Navigation by the Visually Impaired"
Navigation and Audio Publishing: U.S. patent #7966184
"System and Method for Audible Web Site Navigation"
• Audio Internet Patent : U.S. patent #8046229
"Method and Apparatus for Website
Navigation by the Visually Impaired"
• Congressman Raul Grijalva used Audioeye's patented, multi-format publishing technology to meet all government requirements (Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act) and Complete Website Accessibility.
• The University of Arizona's Eller School of Management has utilized the Audioeye system to ensure
its curriculumand data are accessible to all end users.
• Arizona State Senator Linda Lopez used Audioeye's patented, multi-format publishing technology to meet all government requirements (Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act) and Complete Website Accessibility.
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