• Stephen Auditore, Principal

    • 25+ years in the information technology industry spanning a broad and global spectrum of entrepreneurial, research, marketing, development, management, and consulting experiences

    • Founded several Silicon Valley companies, including Zona Research, which became the premier research-analysis company focused on Internet

    • Founder and President of publicly traded company during IPO process

    • Founded and operated retail bookstore, Blue Kangaroo Books that was recognized by Publisher’s Weekly as one of most innovative children’s books using e-marketing

    • Extensive experience in creating and growing companies, marketing organizations, and market research organizations

    • Extensive experience in strategy development, research, communications program development, and selling market research capabilities and strategic level consulting services.

    • Authored seminal report “Internet vs. Intranets” in 1995, 1996 and 1997, that defined and quantified the Internet market opportunity

    • Extensive hands-on knowledge and experience of music education and music pageantry industries and in developing research programs for related product development and attitude/awareness tracking.

    • Extensive not-for-profit evaluation, oversight, governance and management experience, including serving as President of the Concord Blue Devils, a youth/arts organization that operated the largest non-Indian bingo game in California.

    • Served as Vice President of Research for divineInterventions, a Chicago-based Internet incubation company

    • Articles published in major business and trade publications, including Forbes and Fortune

    • Lecturer at Depaul University and Graham School of Business at University of Chicago on Internet and technology trends 
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