From 2009-2010, George was the CEO of MediaRecall, a B2B digital video services and technology business. George lead the sale of the business to Deluxe in February 2010 at up to a 10x return on invested capital. George helped to build a $25MM sales pipeline from big brand entertainment clients and cut a strategic content monetization and strategic distribution relationship with Getty Images. George provided growth capital for MediaRecall prior to the sale to Deluxe.
Between 1999-2008, George was the Founder and CEO of iExplore.com, the #1 adventure travel website with over 1MM visitors per month (now a division of TUI Travel PLC, the largest seller of leisure travel in the world). Here is where George sharpened his skills in digital marketing and monetization for ten years, including launching an ad sales business from scratch. iExplore was a venture backed business, including a strategic relationship with National Geographic. George was the seed capital for iExplore. George was named an Ernst & Young "Entrepreneur of the Year" in 2001, for his efforts at iExplore.
Between 1991-1999, George was an Investment Banker with Credit Suisse First Boston, doing mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance in the retailing/consumer industry group. Key clients included Home Depot, Pep Boys CVS, CompUSA, Linens N Things and Babies R Us. George was a top ranked banker amongst his peers and completed over 50 corporate finance and M&A advisory assignments.
George received his BBA in finance from the University of Michigan in 1991. He is also a founding mentor of the Chicago chapters of TechStars and Founder Institute.
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