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Stephen Monaco has over 20 years of senior-level executive experience, is an accomplished business, marketing and Internet strategist, creative thinker and visionary with a remarkable track record of success.

Stephen Monaco has over 20 years of senior-level executive experience, is an accomplished business, marketing and Internet strategist, creative thinker and visionary with a remarkable track record of success. He has the passion and drive that evokes confidence and creates clarity of purpose amongst collaborative teams and focus throughout organizations. Monaco possesses remarkable creativity, sound judgment, vision, effective leadership skills and hands-on expertise.

In his career, Stephen Monaco held the positions of VP of Sales & Marketing and co-CEO for Datastorm Technologies a leading developer in the highly competitive fields of data communications and Internet software. Monaco's strategic and marketing prowess was the driving force behind the world's best-selling PC data communications software of all time, the mega-brand, ProComm Plus. Monaco successfully built Datastorm from a raw start-up, drove the company through 40 consecutive profitable quarters, reaching #376 on Inc. Magazines list of the 500 fastest growing companies in the United States. Stephen led Datastorm to achieve over 70% market share, through their lucrative acquisition by a publicly-traded company. Monaco simultaneously oversaw all aspects of the corporations affiliate company, Datastorm Technologies, Ltd., located in Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Monaco provides executive-level strategic business, marketing and Internet consulting services to a wide array of companies from the Fortune 500 to early stage start-ups. His services have been retained by a number of organizations including Symantec Corporation, Quarterdeck, Microsoft, Digital River, the Business & Technology Practice at Edelman Public Relations the worlds sixth largest PR firm, and No Fear, just to name a few. Monaco has been a co-founder, principal or senior executive and mentor in several companies in North America and Europe in the areas of utilities software, security software, electronic software distribution, paid Internet search, Internet marketing, contextually relevant Internet content and Internet ad delivery, e-commerce, social media monitoring, entertainment, alternative energy, and food safety.

Over the past two decades, Monaco has served as a Director on numerous corporate boards and on several advisory boards and is a member of the Dallas / Fort Worth Chapter of the American Marketing Association. In addition to his role with Thinkubator, Monaco is currently on the Advisory Board for the VeriPrime Food Safety Cooperative and serves as the cooperatives Chief Internet Marketing Officer.

Monacos successful product positioning and pricing strategies from Datastorm Technologies are utilized as examples in the Instructor's Resource Manual for Philip Kotler's graduate-level college text book, "Marketing Management, and is a speaker to audiences across the United States.

Monaco graduated from the University of Wales Cardiff, United Kingdom with a Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing and eBusiness. The topic of his Masters Dissertation was on the analysis of the impact of the Internet and social media on mass media, and concluded with recommendations for best practices in the areas of social media marketing and the utilization of social media listening platforms to identify and empower brand advocates. Social media marketing is an area Monaco has been researching independently since 1997.

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