Stephen G. Barr

Phoenix, Arizona, US

Inimitable Advisor with Wide experience.
Stephen G.'s Skills
Business Development
Public Relations

Age Group


About Stephen G.

Specialties:Public relations, real estate, startups, affiliate marketing, digital publishing, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, coworking, retailing, advertising, website & online forum development, niche social network development, community management, blogging, email campaigns, affiliate/performance marketing, search optimization, branding and identity, site location, event production & promotion and non-profit fund raising.


"The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” - Martin Luther King, Jr

Work Experience

Senior Advisor to the CEO

PingTank, Inc.

August 2016 - Today

PingTank enhances conventional content creation by providing the opportunity to add interactive animations over photos. The inclusion of animation allows users to express emotion through their posts. The company monetizes the platform via branded content experiences and revenue share with brands and artists. PingTank, Inc. is dedicated to redefining the way people communicate. The app has integrated its groundbreaking animated messaging app with Facebook's new Messenger Platform.

Executive Advisor to the Founder/CEO

TechPay, Inc.

June 2016 - Today

TechPay LLC was formed legally in October 2012. The idea for TechPay came in June 2011. We are a new mobile payment systems company. TechPay Mobile Payments TM Our first system SwiftPay was created for grocery stores. Originally located in the Research Triangle area in Raleigh North Carolina. Our team members are Ross Markbreiter, Nancy Kelly, Miles Robinson, Ronnie Feuer, Kathy Ieland and kiww We have partnerships with WorldPay, MVP Media Productions, First Data, Vantiv, WorldPay, Heartland as registered Agents to sell merchant accounts. TechPay is a Mpos system and has many new Mobile Payment Systems in development worldwide. TechPay can create a mobile Payment system for any retail business. Our system is based on QR codes so no new hardware, and can be used with any mobile device. Our system runs on AWS. TechPay Mobile Payment Systems TM has invented SwiftPay TM The first system is made for grocery stores and supermarkets. This system took three and a half years and four and a half million dollars invested to build. It benefits both the consumer and merchant. This is not just a "Wallet" but a complete system. It allows consumers to make a shopping list, scan manufacture coupons from newspaper, enter or scan loyalty cards. Then once at the grocery store login in with their loyalty card to show real time discounts. They have three different ways to shop with their mobile device. 1. They scan items and create a QR code with their payment information that was entered on the website or APP. Then they checkout using a pin and basket is saved and email receipt sent. 2. the cashier scans item and they use "pay now" button on app that they chose payment option. 3. Scan, Pay and Go. They don't have to see a cashier at all. Merchant can see sales, scan data and run banner campaign from their portal. TechPay has the ability to be NFC capable.

Executive Advisor to Founder/CEO

Alaf, Inc.

April 2016 - Today

Our Zen product line is currently being distributed to major retailers throughout California. High Tides is a delivery service that currently operates 5 vehicles, delivering Medical Marijuana throughout Southern Orange and Northern San Diego Counties. M-Essentials is our CBD infused wellness and Skin Care product line. Kannabiz is our CBD based multi-level marketing vertical. Kannakakes is a fully permitted and FDA compliant kitchen providing edibles for internal verticals as well as “White Label” baking services for properly organized and licensed 3rd party clients. ALAF Corp. acquires, sub-divides, renovates and manages strategically selected 10,000-50,000 sq. ft. commercial properties within the State of California. All ALAF buildings are sub-divided into 1,250-5,000 sq. ft. “pods” available for rent to properly organized and licensed California Medical Marijuana Corps. Our buildings are licensed and permitted, high power (complete with rooftop solar farms), properly irrigated, video secure and staffed 24 hours a day with armed off duty law enforcement security. Since we are all inclusive completely turn key facilities, we are able to charge 5 times normal commercial rent per square foot while simultaneously providing our customers a reduction of financial barrier of entry of as much as 80%. Lease packages start as low as $25,000.

North American Senior Advisor

Controls Force, Inc.

February 2016 - Today

Transaction Watchdog™ SaaS solutions enables corporations to mitigate risk and prevent operational losses, when performing business transactions. Transaction Watchdog is pioneer in context-aware computing for Transaction data. Our main service, Transaction Watchdog™ monitors each transaction, like order-to-cash or procure-to-pay, which crosses multiple business processes, various IT systems and data-basses, in order to detect and alert on data inconsistency in real- time, before any business loss occurs. The Transaction Watchdog™ uses ‘process awareness’ to protect payments to suppliers via ERP or payments by consumers via web /mobile from frauds and losses in business operations. Transaction Watchdog™ Benefits: • Lower cash leakages • Enforces compliance, regulations and policies for each complex transaction • Points out the root causes of actual losses • Mitigate exposure to fraud • Real time detection of potential operational losses • Increase visibility into controls environment • Shows real time capabilities on historical data off -line Specialties Operational Intelligence, Fraud prevention, Transaction Completence, Transaction Reconciliation, Operational Fraud, Automatic Transaction's Control in Real Time, System and Human Error, Revenue Assurance



Certificate in Computer Science

2013 - 2013

Monroe Community College

AA Marketing

1981 - 1981

Center For Progressive Leadership

Fellowship in Political Leadership

2009 - 2009