dave behar short and sweet bio

behar-initialization-logoDave leads ION, “The Network of Champ.ions”- a consortium of thousands of emerging, highly-targeted Interactive TV, Internet & Mobile channels, and social commerce brands. He invents, invests, coaches, leads and plays on leading edge teams in the world of sports, nutrition, civic and new media.

A proud SDSU Aztec, Dave has created wildly successful identity, business development, marketing, licensing, product, technology and event platforms for some of the world’s great brands, retailers, leagues, summits and organizations, including the PAC-10 (PAC-12) and the Olympic Games. With two successful start-up exits of his own before age 28, he also helped lead the start-up of HotMail, triggering the sale of the company to Microsoft for over $400 million.

An invaluable Instructor / leader for the Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!) program, Behar’s global accomplishments are at the intersection of invention, innovation, differentiation, enablation, incubation, collaboration, activation, localization, distribution and conversion – with branding, revenue, strategic account / partnership development, reputation management and operational efficiency at the forefront.

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