Brad Bowers is Founder and Managing Director of BlackInc and a long-time media executive with over 20 years of experience on both the publisher and agency side of the business. Prior to founding BlackInc in 2003, Bowers worked at CNET Networks for eight years where he held various senior positions, including most recently Vice President of Worldwide Business Development and GM of North America for CNET Channel. Bowers spent two years living in Switzerland during his tenure with CNET Channel, and prior to this he served as Vice President of Business Development for CNET’s Media Division. Bowers’ duties included strategic planning where he generated revenue through commercial partnerships & acquisitions. Bowers successfully negotiated, signed, and oversaw the management of multi-million-dollar, multi-year, global partnerships with industry leaders such as HP, Dell, Yahoo!, Ingram Micro, and Tech Data. Prior to joining CNET, Bowers worked in the advertising industry, most recently on the Microsoft account, where in 1995 he was involved in their first online advertising campaigns (which included the launches of Windows 95 and the Internet Explorer browser). Bowers received a BS in Management from Tulane University.
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Toby Bryce is Managing Director of BlackInc. Prior to BlackInc, Bryce worked for five years at Juno Online Services, Inc., most recently as Senior Vice President, Corporate Development. In this role, Bryce was responsible for the company’s strategic deal-making and M&A. Deals included broadband agreements with Time Warner Cable, Comcast, AT&T Broadband, and Hughes; wireless partnerships with Palm, Sprint PCS, and Metricom; and acquisitions of two ISPs. Before this, Bryce was Senior Vice President, Billable Services, where he helped oversee the launch and general management of Juno’s ISP, achieving growth from zero to 550,000 billable subscribers and annualized revenue of $52 million. He also led the development of Juno’s web portal and negotiated technology and content partnerships with AOL, Microsoft, News Corporation, and Lycos. Prior to Juno, Bryce served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Costa Rica. He attended the University of Virginia where he earned Phi Beta Kappa honors and a BA with Highest Distinction.
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