Stephen Bradley

New York, New York, US

Stephen's Skills
Business Development
Product Management
Marketing
Technical
Sales
Management
Finance
Background

About Stephen

I've been on both sides of the table, as a successful entrepreneur and also as a venture investor - in both cases with a unique track record of innovation & market leadership focusing on digital media & information. I have been involved in the creation of several game-changing companies, including Pandora, SkillSoft, Gartner... and then a number of others you probably haven't heard of. I know information and media businesses extremely well, and at NPD I worked closely with every major provider of entertainment content across music, video and video games. I am also a member of the (Grammy) Recording Academy.

My first love, however, is building companies... which is exactly what I'm doing right now with AuthorBee!

HIGHLIGHTS:

AuthorBee - Developed a patent-applied-for social collaboration platform for turning #hashtags into engaged communities by tailoring their social posts into coherent interactive stories shared by the community.

Pandora, Skillsoft – Led first institutional funding of highly successful media & education industry game-changers.

NPD Group – Grew market-leading consumer entertainment & media research business relied on by virtually every major US content provider.

Gartner – Created historic return-on-equity while leading multiple business & research lines with dominant IT research leader; also responsible for one of the first significant B2B e-commerce models.

Gartner Learning – Developed first B2B web-based education tools and curriculum.

Vennworks – Built unique incubator partnerships with leading corporate & university labs, producing several successful public & private companies.

MicroConversions – First memory expansion and peripherals provider for the original Apple Macintosh

New England Tech Group (MIT Media Lab Spin-out) – Authored first interactive video POS display systems and coded the first anti-aliased fonts ever used with a commercial graphics system.

Specialties: Entrepreneurial Leadership, Strategic Business Development, Strategy, Innovation, Partnering, Strategic