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Stephen G. Barr
Works at Startup Hive
Attended Center For Progressive Leadership
Lives in Palm Desert
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Education
  • Center For Progressive Leadership
    Political Leadership Fellow, 2009 - 2009
  • Monroe Community College
    Marketing, 1979 - 1981
  • US Military Intelligence School
    Imagery Interpreter, 1976 - 1979
  • Cardinal Mooney High School
    High School, 1971 - 1976
  • Appraisal Institute
    Real Estate Valuation, 1988 - 1998
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Male
Birthday
September 16
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Entrepreneurial Catalyst, Strategist, Mentor, Board Member, Political Advocate
Bragging rights
Social networking pioneer. Developing Social Networks Since 1996. Startup America Partnership & Microsoft BizSpark member.
Work
Occupation
Producer, Publisher, Author, Editor, Social Media Consultant, Start Up Adviser, Advisory Board Member
Skills
Public relations, real estate, startups, affiliate marketing, digital publishing, crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, coworking, retailing, advertising, website & online forum development, niche social network development, community management, blogging, email campaigns, affiliate/performance marketing, search optimization, branding and identity, site location, event production & promotion and non-profit fund raising.
Employment
  • Startup Hive
    Founder & Managing Director, 2012 - present
    Startup Hive™ is a virtural startup incubator project in development by noted publisher, startup adviser and publicist Stephen G. Barr to be and supported by Barr's other established companies SGB Media Group (Social Media & Public Relations), Boardroom Advisory Services (Corporate Advisory Board Management) and Barr Publications (Digital Publishing and Syndication). The primary mission of Startup Hive™ is to assist emerging technology start ups from conception through IPO, merger or sale by forming, serving, guiding, advising and governing their advisory & director's boards on a fee or equity consulting basis with a focus on current technologies, transparent reporting, legal and regulatory compliance, best practices, ethics and prudent leadership principles.
  • SGB Media Group
    Publisher, Author, Editor, 2006 - present
    SGB Media Group is a social media marketing firm specializing in the independent film industry as well as the environmental, progressive political and nonprofit arenas. Extensive experience in retailing, advertising, website & online forum development, niche social networking, affiliate marketing, search optimization, branding and identity, site location, event production & promotion, non-profit fund raising.
  • Boardroom Advisory Services
    Founder & Chairman, 2011 - 2013
    Boardroom Advisory Services was founded by Stephen G. Barr with the mission to assist emerging technology start ups from conception through IPO, merger or sale by serving, guiding, advising and governing their advisory & director's boards on a fee and or equity based consulting basis with a focus on current best practices, ethics and prudent leadership principles.
  • Vintage Bass Trading Co.
    Owner, 1998 - 2006
    Owner of VBTC, an online retail outlet for bass guitars and related accessories and host of The Dude Pit online bass guitar discussion forum and social network. Retailer for fifteen musical instrument manufacturers. Co-designer of three limited edition bass guitars manufactured by Lakland Basses. Importer and exclusive US Distributor of the J-Retro onboard preamplifiers.
  • American Residential Appraisers
    President, 1990 - 1996
    Founder, President and CEO of this SW regional appraisal & consulting firm with as many as 7 branch locations in CA & NV. Oversees all real estate appraisal administration business operations including day-to-day operational management including ordering and reviewing appraisal reports, vetting and maintaining a panel of approved appraisers and environmental consultants, establishment of bank appraisal and environmental policies and development of department procedures, quality control including USPAP, Federal and state banking regulatory compliance, providing counsel to lenders and underwriters regarding real estate related issues, supervision and guidance of staff, and providing customer service to internal and external clientele.
  • GiveClicks.com
    Social Media Director, 2008 - 2009
    GiveClicks is an online shopping program designed to help you support your favorite charity while doing your every day shopping on the Internet. The nonprofit of your choice will receive a small donation with each purchase you make online within the GiveClick's merchant network. While there I developed the corporate social media strategy and built out, populated and maintained campaigns on Twitter and Facebook as well as initiated and maintained the corporate blog on Wordpress. I reported to the CEO directly as well as interfaced with channel partners, IT department and various political and community leaders.
  • Citibank
    District Appraisal Manager, 1989 - 2001
    Senior management position at this federally chartered savings bank. Managed desk and fields appraisers with workload adjustments and job performance including, estimating, customer service skills, and time management.
  • Sable Ridge Vineyards
    Operations Manager, 1997 - 2001
    One of the founding vineyards of The Bennett Valley AVA, an American Viticultural Area located in Sonoma County, California. The boundaries of this appellation lie completely within the North Coast AVA, almost completely within the Sonoma Valley AVA and overlaps into some areas of the Sonoma Coast AVA and Sonoma Mountain AVA.
  • Axiel Research Group, Ltd.
    Managing Partner, 1987 - 1989
    Founder, President and CEO of this SW regional appraisal & consulting firm with as many as 7 branch locations in CA & NV. Oversees all real estate appraisal administration business operations including day-to-day operational management including ordering and reviewing appraisal reports, vetting and maintaining a panel of approved appraisers and environmental consultants, establishment of bank appraisal and environmental policies and development of department procedures, quality control including USPAP, Federal and state banking regulatory compliance, providing counsel to lenders and underwriters regarding real estate related issues, supervision and guidance of staff, and providing customer service to internal and external clientele.
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Currently
Palm Desert
Previously
Scottsdale, AZ - Las Vegas, NV - Rancho Palos Verdes, CA - Palm Desert
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