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Navarrow Wright

Navarrow Wright

CTO

Interactive One

New York, Other

I am the CTO of Interactive One, a digital and print media company focusing on the African-American and urban market. I also founded Maximum Leverage Solutions, a firm that delivers Internet, social media and technology strategy consulting. Prior to this, I joined Russell Simmons in co-founding Global Grind.com, a social med...

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Speaking to youth groups up and down the east coast for various organizations. I was recently given a commendation from the city of Newark for my work with events that have a positive impact on young people. I've made it my mission to be a voice for technology adoption in underserved areas and that entrepreneurial spirit is d...

Interactive One

CTO

I'm responsible for the technical strategy of all the Interactive One online properties, which include HelloBeautiful, The UrbanDaily, NewsOne, Elev8, and BlackPlanet. I'm also responsible for the technical management of the Radio One Network’s radio sites. I'm leading the development of the new version of the iconic social network BlackPlanet – BlackPlanet Next – which was launched earlier in 2012.

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Maximum Leverage Solutions

Social Media and Internet Consultant

Globalgrind.com

President and CEO

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Globalgrind.com

Founder

-Created Social media site with Russell Simmons for Urban demographic.
-Launched publisher ad network and celebrity blogger network.
-Raised Series A round from Jim Breyer and Accel Partners.

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Digitas Health, a Publicis Groupe company (formerly Medical Broadcasting Company)

SVP Technology

-Led technology group and was charged with growing technical competency in the company.
-Was successful in creating new synergies between creative and technical groups which allowed us to secure new lines of business and increased revenue.

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BET Interactive

CTO

-Led product development and operations for BET digital media properties. Increased audience 300% during tenure there.
-Led convergence integration projects with television network and part of strategy team that developed mobile offering.

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360HipHop.com

VP of Technology

-Led development team and operations.
-Managed product roadmap and needs of company stakeholders

Rider University

BS, Computer Information Systems