One of the company's founding fathers, MultiView's Chairman & CEO Scott Bedford has been working in the technology field for more than 30 years. Even a decade before MultiView's existence, Scott's keen eye for technologic innovation and advancement was evident, as he co-founded Source Media in 1988. Source Media, a NASDAQ listed company, forever revolutionized interactive electronic advertising, specializing in providing tech and ad sales services to major newspaper publishers across the country. Three years after Dan Maitland joined Scott at Source Media in 1997, the two decided to make their vision of state-of-the-art digital media solutions and publishing a reality and founded MultiView in Sept. 2000. Still wholly devoted to the company he helped create more than a decade ago, MultiView's Chairman & CEO directs the majority of MultiView's daily operations, including regularly distributing handshakes and sparking conversations with all of his employees. The Dallas native holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Texas A&M as well as an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
The career of MultiView's president, Dan Maitland, embodies the first wave of digital media entrepreneurship. After starting his career with Bell Canada in 1979, Dan ventured out to build a succession of technology companies that translated information delivery into revenue. In 1987, twenty years before the app-enabled smartphone, his company BDR pioneered the delivery of on-demand data by transforming the touch-tone phone into an interactive information device. In 1997, Dan became an executive at Source Media, partnering with engineer-businessman Scott Bedford. Source Media delivered and commoditized information across various digital platforms. Dan and Scott continued their partnership when they co-founded MultiView in 2000. Today, MultiView is the largest B2B digital advertising network in the world, connecting over 60,000 advertisers to industry-specific markets across over one thousand association and private sector websites. Dan holds a degree in Business Communications from Andrew University.
Ben Maitland began working in sales for Multiview in 2005 as one of the first 10 advertising sales reps. Upon graduation from Texas A&M in 2006, Ben began a leadership track starting as a team lead and progressing to manager while developing many of the training and product concepts still in place today. As a manager, he launched MultiView’s display advertising concept that has been instrumental in driving the MultiBrief and MultiWeb product lines in addition to adding a branding component to the traditional Buyer's Guide product. Today, as Executive Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Ben oversees the company’s 700 advertising sales professionals and overall marketing efforts of MultiView. Ben is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business with an MBA.
Omar A. Choucair joined Multiview as the Chief Financial Officer in January 2013. Previously, Mr. Choucair served as the Chief Financial Officer of Digital Generation, Inc. (NASDAQ:DGIT) since 1999 and had been a member of its Board of Directors since November 2000. Digital Generation is a global leader in digital media services for the advertising industry. Prior to joining the Digital Generation, Mr. Choucair served as Vice President of Finance for AMFM, Inc. (formerly Chancellor Media Corporation) prior to its acquisition by Clear Channel Communications in 1999. AMFM, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMFM) owned and operated a significant portfolio of large-market radio stations. Prior to entering the media industry, Mr. Choucair was a Senior Manager at KPMG LLP, where he specialized in publically-traded media and business services clients. Mr. Choucair is a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Texas and received a B.B.A. from Baylor University. Mr. Choucair lives in Plano, Texas with his wife and two daughters.
Colby Horton, MultiView’s Executive Vice President of Publishing, oversees the company’s thriving news brief and content marketing divisions. In this role, Colby is responsible for the overall editorial direction and scope of over 750 publishing relationships. He began his professional career with the Automotive Service Association (ASA), serving as the association's electronic communications manager. While with ASA, Colby was responsible for the association's website, e-mail marketing efforts, electronic news dissemination and the development and implementation of electronic marketing programs. In 2007, he accepted the role of marketing manager with Brunswick Corp., where he oversaw the coin-op division's marketing programs. Colby joined the MultiView team as the company's Director of Marketing in 2007 before creating the MultiBriefs product line in 2008. Colby is a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington with a bachelor’s degree in journalism, and holds an M.A. in Journalism from the University of North Texas.
MultiView's Executive Vice President of Operations, Brandon Webb, is responsible for optimizing workflow through strategic management of online directories, progressing infrastructure and managing day-to-day operations. Beginning his professional career as a systems analyst for De La Rue, Brandon gained experience managing the communication between the IT and engineering divisions on large scale projects. Joining the MultiView team in 2006, the proud Texas A&M Aggie has held numerous positions throughout the company, including Director of Publishing, Director of Operations and VP of Operations. Brandon holds a BBA degree in Information and Operations Management from Texas A&M University and an MBA in Management of Information Systems from the University of Texas at Arlington. Brandon enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.
Prior to joining Multiview, as VP and CIO for Curves International Inc., Bob led the strategic direction of the worldwide technology infrastructure and supported enterprise applications, financials, CRM, wellness, inventory, warehousing, Franchisee websites, B2B and B2C sites. At Curves, the largest fitness franchise in the world with nearly 10,000 locations in over 86 countries, Bob supported both domestic and international operations offices.
Bob spent nine years in progressively responsible positions, culminating as Director of Enterprise Management for Southwest Airlines. During his tenure at Southwest, Bob developed and optimized technology surrounding Spend Management, Workforce management, Financials, Customer Relationship Management, Supply chain, and online learning. As Founder and President of RJK Consulting Inc., Bob specialized in large scale Technology implementations for Fortune 100 companies. Among his clients were Sony, GlaxoSmithKline, Citibank, Bristol Myers Squibb, Johnson and Johnson, Equitable Life, and The Prudential. Bob holds a B.S. Degree in Computer Science Engineering from Kean University, Certifications from the Chubb Institute of Technology and Carnegie Mellon CYLAB.