Ron Bloom

Chairman & Co-Founder

Ron Bloom is a serial entrepreneur with deep experience in the public and private markets. As an owner, advisor, operator and fundraiser in both the private and public sector, he has founded and operated a range of companies in media, technology, finance and real estate. He is the co-founder of ReachTV, and the architect of the Company’s distribution platform, production studio and delivery systems. helping build the Company to become the largest out of home entertainment network in North America with a reach of over 100 million viewers.  Prior to ReachTV, Bloom was the founder and CEO of BiteSizeTV, where he designed and built the first vertically integrated digital/television studio, creating the company’s unique content platform and producing Hollywood Today Live, the first “born digital” show to become a daily one-hour show on a major television network, selling the company to Media General (NYSE: MEG), a multi billion dollar public company in 2014.

Ron Bloom is the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of THINK New Ideas,  taking the Company public in 1996.  As a founding partner of THINK, Bloom developed the company’s business strategy and market positioning, in addition to leading the company to its IPO and forward to become one of the largest and most successful interactive marketing and e-business solutions providers in the world.  Bloom led the company through venture rounds, an IPO, multiple acquisitions, a private placement of public equity, and, eventually the sale of the company for an estimated $350 million.

Bloom was the Co-Founder of PodShow, the first company to develop and commercialize Podcasting. Bloom was the chief strategist in securing PodShow’s marquee partnerships with companies such as British Telecom, Apple® and Sirius Satellite Radio and the company’s elite private investors, including venture firms Kleiner Perkins, Sequoia Capital and Sherpalo Ventures, DAG and Crosslink Ventures. He is a respected contributor, speaker and author in the interactive community whose visionary outlook has helped shape the concepts for developing business, strategy and customer relations in the information age. In addition to other awards and honors, Bloom was selected by Silicon Alley Reporter as one of New York’s Top 100 Internet Industry Executives, for 1998 and 1999, and his firms have been the recipient of such honors as Interactive Agency of The Year, as well as accolades for the development of some of the most innovative websites and e-commerce solutions in the world.

A respected technology and media executive, consultant, speaker and author, Ron Bloom has provided marketing, media and technology strategy for a broad range of Fortune 1000 clients including AOL, Time Warner, AVON, IBM, Oracle, Chrysler, Ford, BellSouth, DuPont, Nortel, Continental Airlines, Gillette, Microsoft, Omnicom and Procter and Gamble. As a pioneer in e-business and integrated marketing, Bloom has worked to develop strategic business plans for online businesses such as Preview Travel, The Gap, Network Associates, MSN, Oracle, Netscape, AOL and a host of others. Bloom has acted as a consultant to a range of investment banks and venture firms, working with them to identify and understand the impact of emerging technologies, having helped to raise over $500 million in investment capital for both public and private companies focused on technology, marketing, media and next-generation entertainment and communications.