As CEO and Co-Founder, Bill Phelan brings more than 20 years of operational, technical and financial experience to Media Factual. Bill is an accomplished entrepreneur and leader having led several ventures through the start up years and successfully managing them through significant acquisitions by large public companies. He has spearheaded the creation of Media Factual’s vision and positioning and established a business model that is driving the next-generation of Big Data.
Prior to co-founding Media Factual, Bill was founder and CEO of OneMade, an “eBay like” e-commerce marketplace exchange that was successfully sold to America Online in May 2003. He also served as the Chief Strategist and COO of the technology and network services business for Florists Transworld Delivery (FTD™), the world’s largest floral technology services organization connecting over 20,000 domestic florists and more than 40,000 international florists through an e-commerce floral order exchange, the Mercury Network™, and led the company’s successful acquisition by Leonard Green and Associates in February 2004.
Bill serves on Bright Hub’s board of directors and serves on a number of boards including Capital District Physician’s Health Plan, Paradigm Capital Management (Mutual Fund Trustee), and Mechanical Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ: MKTY). Bill is a graduate of Siena College and did his Master’s studies in taxation at City College of New York.
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