CEO, PRESIDENT, and CO-FOUNDER
Rick Hancock is CEO and co-founder of MyMobileLyfe, “a newsroom for brands.” Mobile content, mobile solutions for today’s “mobile lyfe.”
Hancock previously served as an Assistant Managing Editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and oversaw the launch of MyAJC.com, a subscriber only website.
Prior to the AJC, he served as Digital Platform Director for CT1 Media, New England’s largest multimedia company (CT1media.com). Hancock managed the day-to-day and long-term digital initiatives for Hartford Courant and FoxCT’s websites, mobile, and social media platforms, and he delivered on-air tech reports for The FoxCT Morning News.
Previous to CT1 Media, he was CEO of Potpourri Media, LLC, a full service digital multimedia consulting company. Clients included leading media companies, trade organizations, and non-profit organizations.
From 2008 to 2011, Hancock served as an Assistant Professor in Residence in the Department of Journalism at the University of Connecticut, where he created the department’s first social media and entrepreneurial journalism courses.
From 2006 to 2008, Hancock served as a Dean in the School of Communications and a Professor of Digital Journalism at Quinnipiac University. In 2003, Hancock was selected as a Western Knight Fellow for Specialized Journalism participant. He’s been a trail blazing advocate for digital journalism for more than 15 years, working in “legacy” media as a news anchor/reporter in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Hancock earned an MS in Interactive Communications from Quinnipiac University and a BA in Political Science from Howard University.
An evangelist for interactive digital media, he’s a sought after speaker on hot topics surrounding the Internet. He has been presented at international and national conferences including Yale University, the Online News Association, and National Association of Black Journalists. He’s been quoted in national publications, including the New York Times and Broadcasting and Cable.
MICHAEL L. GRILLO
COO and CO-FOUNDER
Michael Grillo is a co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of MyMobileLyfe. He oversees the development and execution of marketing and advertising strategies for MyMobileLyfe’s business clients.
Michael is an experienced digital content editor adept at finding narratives within data and turning research into practical solutions for improved audience engagement. He previously served as Engagement Director at Penton Media, and is the former Audience Development Manager, Home Page Editor, and Online Producer/Audience Analyst for the Hartford Courant. In these roles, he led the development and deployment of mobile news products for three mobile websites, developed the organization’s subscription-based digital news service, determined social media goals and strategies, and produced multimedia content designed to enhance reader engagement and interaction.
Michael is a graduate of Brandeis University, and he earned his Master’s Degree in Journalism at Quinnipiac University. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Barry Cooper, who has been recognized as a top marketer by prestigious AdvertisingAge, is Sales Director for MyMobileLyfe.
Barry is an expert in digital media and the founder of the original BlackVoices.com social media site. In 1998 he raised $5 million to launch the enterprise, growing the company to 45 employees with offices in L.A., Chicago and New York. He secured an $8 million marketing agreement with General Motors, one of the richest contracts ever for a social media digital startup.
The digital site sold to AOL-Huffington Post and still ranks No. 1 in its category among digital marketing sites as top advertisers use it to target multicultural consumers.
Also an accomplished journalist, Barry has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, the most prestigious award in journalism. He has worked as a reporter, columnist, editor or manager for the largest newspaper chains in the country, including The New York Times Co., Knight-Ridder, Gannett, Tribune Co., and Landmark Communications.
Email Barry at firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 917-740-4379.
Maria Gautschi handles a variety of business-related and customer service functions for MyMobileLyfe in the areas of lead generation, new business development, and event management.
In addition to being the proud mother of three girls, Maria’s past professional experience includes the launch of her own startup business and successfully managing a high-volume customer service call center.
You can email Maria at email@example.com or call her at 855-428-2442.