Owner PR Ellis Companies which owned automobile dealerships in California and Arizona in the 1980's and 90's. The Dodge and Jeep-Eagle dealerships were some of the largest volume dealerships in the United States. Others were Toyota, Ford, Hyundai and Chrysler/Plymouth.
In 1993 became Founder/CEO of Autobytel (NADSAQ ABTL) one of the first internet company's to go public. ABTL was also recognized as the first internet company to advertise in the SuperBowl.
Honored as a Top Marketer by Advertising Age
Technology developments while at Autobytel honored by being placed in the Smithsonian Museum, Washington D.C.
Invited speaker twice at the World Economic Forum held in Davos, Switzerland on topics of internet and automobile industry.
CEO presently of SpaFinder Company the largest consumer based international spa marketing company. SpaFinder's main office is located in NYC with subsidaries/offices in London and Toronto.
Founder of the Global Spa and Wellness Summit. This yearly event is held in various locations around the world bringing the top exectives in the sector together under the theme "joining together and shaping the future". Events have been held in NYC, Interlaken, Istanbul, Bali, Aspen Institute (a collaboration with the Institute), and most recent Delhi. www.globalspasummit.org
As the current CEO of SpaFinder Wellness I try to keep the company very innovative. As such we have internally invested and developed various new ideas/revenue models. Some we have spun-out into stand alone companies like GramercyOne (SpaBooker) now known as Booker. (www.booker.com) Welltech Funding, another off-shoot of SFW, invests in post start-ups that target consumer wellness on the internet. (welltechfunding.com)
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