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CEO / Director
Ron brings extensive leadership and technology skills to the table. Mr. Brewer has served as Managing Director of Southbridge Advisory Group since 1990.
Southbridge is a boutique management firm with a primary focus in management services and merger & acquisition representation. Ron has experience in a broad spectrum of business disciplines in both public and private sectors; they include: technology driven products, manufacturing & distribution, health services, energy, environmental, real estate, marketing and non-profit entities.
Management services performed by Southbridge are typically company turnaround or growth, and post-acquisition implementations. These services have been performed in both the private and small cap public sector. In turnaround situations Southbridge brings needed changes and implementations into an organization assisting them in meeting defined improvement targets. In growth or post-acquisition environments the Company will implement systems and staff, creating an operating unit that meets defined benchmarks of performance. A specialty focus is consolidation of companies, in a synergistic market niche, where Southbridge services utilized include M & A, capital advisory, and management implementation.
Prior to 1990 Mr. Brewer served as President of Mid-Continent Companies, which was a multiple division enterprise that grew ten-fold from 1980 through 1990 through acquisitions, launching of new opportunities, and organic growth of existing revenue opportunities.
Ron has served as a corporate officer in both public and private companies typically for tenures required to fully launch new public companies, and to complete restructuring or growth segments. He has created and facilitated all steps in formation of emerging public companies to include; merger & acquisition, capital procurement, public formation, and management implementation. Southbridge engages annually in public company formation projects, and micro-cap restructuring or growth opportunities.
Mr. Brewer has experience within multiple technology development fields that recently include; launching of leading-edge virtual payment processing, introduction of proprietary medical science services, and business reorganization of a niche energy industry information provider.
CFO / Board Director
John’s extensive and diverse background in business evolved through consistent promotion and growth within fortune 500 firms including The Pillsbury Company and PepsiCo, in addition to the CPA firm of Ernst and Ernst. This experience is enhanced by a twenty-year career with one of America’s most successful Entrepreneurs (Forbes 102nd wealthiest U.S.A. person in 2008) where John was directly involved with numerous acquisitions and served in executive capacities for several multi-national subsidiaries. John played a key role in assisting the growth of MEI Corporation from $20 million annual revenue to $850 million annual revenue in nine years, at which time it was acquired by PepsiCo.
Mr. Rabbitt has served in CEO/COO and CFO positions for firms ranging from $5,000,000 to $300,000,000 annual revenue. He also served as a member of PepsiCo’s Mid-West Advisory Board, and as a Director and
John has a proven track record in both fast–growth and turn-around environments. Previous experience includes several notable projects:
- Barker Lemar Engineering where he was responsible for the restructuring and strategic growth of the company which resulted in 327% pre-tax growth within eight months. Served as the corporate Executive Vice President of MEI Diversified as well as Senior Executive Vice President with direct responsibility for finance, operations and strategic planning to include mergers and acquisitions for $300,000,000 annual sales and 22,000 employees.
- Re-designed financial systems, reporting and sales / marketing for L’Anza Research International resulting in sales growth of 100% over three years while reducing cost of operation by over 20%.
- Financial management assistance, strategic planning and merger / acquisition assistance for multiple companies that include Greater Dallas Homeland Security Alliance, Zone Innovations, The Comb Group, Exit Solutions and Power Pulse Technology.
Mr. Rabbitt’s education includes a BA in Accounting and Business from Drake University, graduate work at Xavier University in Cincinnati, and PepsiCo’s Management Institute.
Mr. Page brings years of public company experience and is a force in the technology industry. Tim has a keen ability to analyze application ideas and submissions and knows what is good and what is not. He is one of the most valuable team members of the AppSwarm team.
Tim has MS and BSc (Hons) degrees in Computer Science and Mathematics and specialized in 3D computer graphics as well as Artificial Intelligence & Psychology.
His career started in Casino Gaming in the UK in the early 90’s and then diverged back to video games as he took a position as a head of a studio for Philips Media. Philips was toying with the brand-new CD-ROM on its own CD-i platform. Tim was formally trained in management by Philips and was exposed to “big business” in the company. Philips at the time had 250,000 employees worldwide.
In the mid-90’s Tim was recruited by Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Interactive. The company was moving to the West Coast to be close to Hollywood film-making. Games were growing up. Tim joined the company in a senior technical role but soon moved up into an Executive Producer role managing Virgin’s externally produced games.
Tim then joined a Tahoe startup of ex-Virgin colleagues in the late 90’s working on video games such as NFL Blitz, Ready-to-Rumble and Star Wars: Episode 1 Racer. Tim took members of this group in 2000, and created 5000ft Inc. 5000ft was a boutique software development company that designed and developed video console games on all kinds of different platform
Tim’s specialty is in creating software platforms meeting needs for the vast business service industry sectors. And Apps for the gaming and entertainment that create great game ideas, architecting technology and then building enthusiastic teams to execute them. In his career he has built many dozens of games.
IAD Services Division Manager and IT Director
Christopher Bailey has over two decades in business experience, brand development and management in the IT and software development sectors. For the past fifteen-years, Christopher’s focus has been proprietary software development that enhances business services. Digital marketing and software development for companies in the launch or emerging growth stage has been Christopher’s other primary focus. Companies range from non-profits and online sales portals to social networking and tech companies. Christopher has consulted with or helped launch numerous corporate entities and as of 2013 he has been involved with all creative and management development for three publicly traded mobile application companies. As well, Mr. Bailey understands the publicly traded company sector, having served as CEO of an emerging software development entity.
Christopher’s experience and history includes: digital marketing, e-commerce, software development, search engine optimization, website development, creative design print – video – audio production, IT and marketing consultancy, and executive management for emerging growth opportunities.
Media Play App Development Division Manager
Ms. McDonald offers a myriad of benefits to AppSwarm. She is an accomplished senior level executive with a 22+ year track record of successful strategic and tactical leadership within the video game software, 3D animation/cinematic, and digital media and entertainment industry. She is particularly skilled in managing multiple high-profile projects, diverse team structures and technical pipelines simultaneously to achieve maximum results. With tactical leadership, she brings a focused and effective approach to planning and financial acumen. Tammy also has extensive expertise representing game software, original and AAA brands and working with stakeholders across sales, marketing, licensing, retail and digital distribution/sales, self-publishing as well as first and third-party console providers. Her experience in conducting due-diligence of studios for acquisition, project financing, work-for-hire and agency representation analysis makes her a natural fit for the evolution and growth of AppSwarm.
Tammy’s experience and expertise is strategic to the Media Play division focus in developing, publishing, and bringing to market gaming and entertainment projects.