Daily Archives: May 3, 2012


Apple’s Stock Performance Surrounding Major Product Launches…

Source: Statista
See also Statista – Apple Statistics and Facts

Response Robots…

The Lawnmower Man Effect…

Where Socially Conscious Start-Ups Get Their Money…

The Next Web on Pinterest…

Scumbag Steve…

Google Voice…


Social Media Resume


“The Main Street Analyst” 

Email: v@maxus1.com

Phone: 347-855-3480






Social Media Presence:

Empire Avenue

Facebook Page

Facebook Personal





Empire Avenue:

Global 10 – Weekly Earnings

Global 20 – Dividends

Global 20 – WordPress


Klout Score 70

“You generate actions and discussions with nearly every message”


My Favorite Quotes:

“A lot of people in our industry haven’t had very diverse experiences. So they don’t have enough dots to connect, and they end up with very linear solutions without a broad perspective on the problem. The broader one’s understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have”.
-Steve Jobs-


Those who say it cannot be done, shouldn’t interrupt the people doing it”.



Social Media, Marketing and Communications Leader with practical experience in the banking/financial industry, technology, sports/soccer and hospitality.


Objective:Helping companies to raise visibility, public perception, social “Klout” and increasing value and bottom line.

Outstanding and Superior Skills:

Leadership, social media, social media sites and properties, marketing and business development, partnerships, brand, public relations, communications, banking, financial industry, technology, internet, people, management, organization, business, small business, international experience, multilingual

Characteristics and Personality:

Confident, competitive, determined, persistent, consistent, straight forward, direct, doing things, questioning the status quo to find improvement.

Major Accomplishments:

  • Developed and maintained business relationships with European Royals
  • Developed and maintained business relationships with Fortune 100 companies, government agencies and businesses of all sizes
  • Negotiated and closed $multi-million relationship and contracts.
  • Outperforming corporate benchmarks in high stress and pressure environment
  • Transformed local small business into business with international reputation
  • 30 International appearances for German U18 Soccer National Team, professional player at 1.FC Koeln, Germany

Summary of Experiences:

Over 15 years in the Banking and Financial Industry – International Experience

  • Retail Banking
  • Business and Commercial Banking
  • International Banking
  • Call Center Management
  • Mutual Fund Compliance and Internal Control

12 years combined Technology, Internet and Social Media – International Experience

  • Business Development
  • Marketing
  • Public Relations, Communications
  • Partnerships
  • Professional Services

Other Experiences:

  • Public speaking
  • Representing major banks and technology companies at public events
  • Ex-professional soccer player
  • Scuba Diver Instructor
  • General management of hospitality business.

Competitive Edge:

Understanding, ability and resources to connect bottom line oriented businesses to the opportunity rich social media world. Ability to develop your social media strategy and monetize on your social media efforts.

U.S. Jobless Claims Drop; Productivity Falls – Bloomberg


Is Too Much Tech Bad For The Modern Teenager – Infographic

Mashable, 05/03/2012 Is tech saturation good or bad for the modern teenager? Arguments can be made either way, but there’s no debating that today’s teens are more wired than ever. And digital permeates the lives of young people in general, too…More


How Much is Apple Really Worth? – Infographic

Mashable, 05/02/2012 Tech giant Apple is worth a lot of cash. In addition to being the largest publicly traded company on the U.S. stock market, its 2011 sales were worth $128 billion — more than 160 different nations’ gross domestic products…More