Founder & CEO, Paradise Publishers Inc.
01/2006 – Present
Carson City, Nevada (http://www.ParadisePublishers.com)
Paradise Publishers is a New Media company holding several online web properties with a core focus on digital publishing. While Incorporated in Nevada, I lead the organization from our main office in Costa Rica.
- 8 years of annual revenue growth. Average 13% per quarter
- Expanding membership base from literally zero to over 5 million subscribers and counting
- Facilitating over 10,000 eBook downloads per day
- Provided new books (physical not eBooks) to over 1,500 underprivileged children
Our newest venture is Foboko.com, which serves the popular desire people have to be published. Foboko is a revolutionary concept because it’s a website that gives away free eBook downloads while also empowering its users to publish and profit as eBook authors themselves. Foboko.com has created the first ever “Social Publishing Wizard” to allow community members to collaborate on writing, receive help from their peers and connect directly with readers.
Co-Founder & President, IQ Mining Inc .
02/2005 – 09/2005
Victoria, British Columbia
Researching and prospecting on Vancouver Island, British Columbia with an emphasis on copper and gold exploration. Developed rapid success for IQ, through:
- Raising capital and creating credible opportunity with market momentum & immediate value
- Acquiring a diversified portfolio of mineral rights properties: 1,293 hectares
- Planning and executing a private sale of the company
Additional Relevant Experience, Personal Strengths & Skills:
- Strong Leadership: Based on problem solving, logical delegation & superior listening skills
- Led acquisitions, development and sales for several web properties
- Administration of marketing contracts, ecommerce transactions, and online sales
- Identify strengths and weaknesses in team members to adjust accordingly for greater leverage, enhanced speed to market, ultimately, maximum bottom-line profits & margins
BA Social-Anthropology Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada)