About Social Rewards
Social Rewards was founded by veterans in the tech and digital media spaces and born out of our own selfish desires to get loyalty program points for all of our social media activity.
This is why we started Social Rewards.
Co-Founder / CEO, Social Rewards - a Social Media based loyalty marketing program that rewards consumers for engaging in social media activity such as watching YouTube videos, brand mentions via Twitter and Facebook fan activity.
Joseph served as Vice President of Search and Social Marketing for Fly.com (a Travelzoo (NASDAQ:TZOO) company) and also served as Vice President of Strategic Marketing for UsedCars.com where as a Principal, he was instrumental in the sale of the company to Cobalt Automotive Group. Previously he was Strategic Marketing Director for Autobytel, Inc., (NASDAQ: ABTL) the nation's largest online new car buying service for a two year period and pioneered their search marketing program.
As a consultant over the last decade with Boost Search Marketing he has worked with many companies on online marketing strategies including Austin Ventures, Autobytel, Inc., Azure Capital, Business.com, Clearstone Venture Capital, CreditCards.com, Dentist.net, Education.com, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Fly.com, Klout.com, Microsoft, MGM Resorts, MRM Worldwide (div. of Interpublic Group of Cos), Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, Travelzoo, Tribune Interactive, UsedCars.com and World Publications. He currently sits on the Advisory Board of Klout.
Joseph is a featured speaker at Internet Marketing conferences around the world having spoken at conferences such as Pubcon, Search Engine Strategies (now ClickZ), and SMX in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, Seattle, Las Vegas, San Jose, Toronto, Stockholm, London, Tokyo and Sao Paulo and is an organizer for the PubCon series of Internet Marketing conferences.
CTO & Co-Founder, Mike Uesugi is the technology behind Social Rewards - a social media based loyalty marketing program that awards brand consumers for engaging in social media activity such as brand mentions via Twitter, Foursquare check-ins and Facebook likes and fan activity.
Previously, Mike Uesugi was CEO and Founder of Global Micro Solutions, Inc (GMS). GMS is an Internet System Integration and Consulting Firm established in 1993, which specializes in developing e-commerce solutions between Asia and United States companies such as Toyota Motor Corporation, Sony USA, Bandai America, ANA (All Nippon Airways), to name a few. In addition to servicing corporate accounts, GMS was one of the first Japanese internet access provider to service individuals and small businesses alike during the internet boom in 1996. GMS has offices in 4 countries (USA, Japan, Singapore, and Philippines) and has partnered with Sun Microsystems and Oracle for their e-commerce solutions.
Prior to establishing GMS, Mike managed the International Marketing Business Development Division for Newgen Technology Corp., a world-wide manufacturer of high resolution printers. He also managed the System Engineer Group for The Future Now, Inc., a nation-wide systems consulting firm, focused on Unix and mainframe environments. Prior to The Future Now, Mike managed the system engineering group for Apple Computer’s Japanese Operating System for four years. Later, this operating system became the de-facto standard for Apple’s Japanese Operating System known as "KanjiTalk OS", making it easier for companies doing business in Japan and the United States, to send computer messages and files over Macintosh computers.
Director of Sales
Lise has over 25 years of experience in strategic marketing, promotion and business development with Fortune 500 companies, ad agencies and her own consulting firm in the marketing and loyalty space. Lise held national marketing positions at McDonald’s, First Data and Bank One prior to starting her own consulting firm in 1997. Client and Partner projects have included new product launches, card reward and loyalty programs, partnership marketing promotion, business development for companies as large as multi-nationals such as ExxonMobil and McDonald’s to start ups overseas and domestically.
Chief Revenue Consultant
Dan Mohler is a media veteran with years of experience building national sales organizations for some of the most successful start-ups. Dan provided sales leadership from the beginning for companies like The Weather Channel, Launch/Yahoo and Fandango. At Fandango Dan built out the national sales organization and was part of the senior staff when the company was sold to Comcast.
Dan brings to Social Rewards a vision for generating revenue, strategic sales planning and a proven ability to bring an unknown product to market.
Director of Exhibitor Relations
Robert Rashtian is a 20+ year veteran in the theatrical exhibition and technology industries with a wide range of responsibilities in operations, client relations, integrated marketing solutions, and product development. As one of the longest tenured employees at Fandango, Robert started with the company during its infancy stage and served as Operations Manager and Sr Manager of Client Relations while the company grew from 2500 screens to 20k screens nationwide. Robert developed Fandango's client relations department and oversaw the rollout of key product development initiatives such as print-at-home ticketing, reserved seating, and loyalty program integration. Robertalso developed key initiatives to strengthen Fandango's partner relations such as national sales and promotional contests, reporting metrics, training programs, extranet site and newsletters.
In addition, Robert served as Managing Director for Mann Theatres for many years where he developed the company's training program, was hired by Vista Software Solutions to develop and manage the account management team in their new US office, and has consulted with several companies at the cross-roads of technology, entertainment, and marketing.