Worldnow’s CEO Gary is responsible for the day-to-day-operations and leads the company’s product development, technology and revenue strategies. His mission and vision have lead the company to be the #1 CMS/Video/Mobile provider for local television stations across the United States reaching 57 million monthly unique visitors.
In the last 3 years, 12 of 13 RFP's for platform services sought by local broadcasters have been awarded to Worldnow giving the company the privilege to service over 450+ local broadcasters around the country, covering over 80% of US households. Gary introduced the concept of licensing technology while simultaneously obtaining the exclusive rights to National Ad representation for the majority of its local partners.
Prior to founding Worldnow in 1998, he was the founder and CEO of Genesis Entertainment. In the 11-year history of Genesis, Gary forever changed the local television landscape by introducing the Barter concept to off Network Shows. Specifically, he changed the business model, which consisted of local television paying licensing fees for exhibition rights for off Network shows.
Over the last 27 years, national advertisers have spent over $50 billion dollars reaching local audiences through off network-syndicated shows. Genesis is the only company in television history to launch 100% of its pilots shot (17 of 17). Merrill Lynch and Ernst & Young, in their inaugural year, awarded Gary the Entertainment Entrepreneur of the year award.
He sold Genesis to Ron Perelman’s New World who sold it to FOX in 1994.
Gary sits on the board of the Department of Neurosurgery at John Hopkins University Medical Center. He funded and co-pioneered a new approach for the treatment of head trauma’s which has now become industry standard in Neuro Critically Care Wards across the country.
What is the first site you log into in the morning?"No sites, I check my email"
What are you reading and is it an electronic or paper book?"Steve Jobs biography, hard cover"
Apple or PC?"Just got my first Apple!"
Do you use Facebook or Twitter? (for personal or business?)"I use Facebook for personal, and LinkedIn for business. I don’t tweet, but my marketing department is going to make me start!"