Partner, president and Board member at Voyages North America (VNA). The company’s initial consumer-facing web platform is the programming-rich, travel-focused www.voyage.tv.
The main-site offers visitors an immersive video-based exploration of travel-related experiences. VNA will also publish its video programming library allowing site visitors to download and use Voyage content free of charge.
Voyage “Signature” programming is distributed on the web as well as on Video on Demand (Cablevision (channel 608), Verizon FiOS, Charter Media and with Magrack in over 40 million homes total). The web platform enables users:
Voyages North America closed its A-Round in 2008 in a transaction led by Syncom Venture Funds.
Background includes over fifteen years of media experience including nine years as Hip Hop pioneer Russell Simmons partner/president at Oneworld Media, Inc., which developed a magazine and an episodic TV show of the same name, closed multi-year co-production agreement with Hearst Publications, produced a one-hour television series with Warner Bros. (52 episodes); and secured advertising support from Fortune 500 and key lifestyle brands such as: Calvin Klein, Levi’s, and MAC Cosmetics with content ranging from interviews with John F Kennedy, Jr to Madonna and covers ranging from Quentin Tarantino to Tyra.
Additionally, served as EVP with Paris-based 24 hour TV and on-line community, TRACE TV in the effort to launch the TV product in the United States; and served as Partner/Managing Director of experiential marketing agency, The Run Group developing/executing activations for AT&T (Cingular), Scion and Anheuser-Busch.