Founder & CEO
A pioneer web strategist, a digital architect and innovator, Stas in the past 16 years has concepted, designed and ignited the launches of a number of "ahead of their time" Internet startups. They include a pre-Google Search technology company, a pre-eBay Internet auction company, a pre-Netflix video rental service, and he developed the first ever web sites for Sony, 3Com, and Pyramid Technologies.
As a result of his work for Adobe, Oracle, HP and Sun, Grey Worldwide created a new internet development division and named Stas Creative Director. For Wells Fargo Stas and his team created a ground breaking suite of web applications that enabled the bank to create collateral and direct mail pieces that could be customized for exact local needs. This system fundamentally changed the way creative agencies today deliver communications campaigns across online, direct marking and print advertising. As a founding team member Stas branded and produced the initial web site for Reel.com. The 1st online business utilizing artificial intelligence enabling film lovers to gather information, purchase and rent films on line. Within a year of startup Reel.com was sold to Hollywood Video for $100 million.
Stas has played a guiding role in the formation of numbers of socially and environmentally conscious communities. He is on the advisory board for New Energy Movement, a 501(c)3 founded in 2004 by a former NASA Astronaut. He is a founding team member of Our Future Now, a celebrity empowered environmental advocacy group promoting a healthier planet through the integration of art, science and community at the countries largest music festivals. Stas was recognized by the Institute of Noetic Sciences as a Visionary Community Leader for his work in the areas of social regeneration, and personal development. Stas is also branded, launched and is a co-owner of Synergy Moon, a space exploration company, and a competing team in The Google Lunar X PRIZE.
Stephen Barnwell Elliott
As a communications counselor to large and mid-cap US and foreign-based public, private and not-for-profits, Steve has advised corporate, political and mission driven leaders around the world on subjects ranging from issue and image advertising, investor marketing and fund raising, crisis communications, product marketing, advertising and media outreach strategies and tactics.
Steve has developed press and brand marketing campaigns for a score of large and mid-sized clients including Entergy Corp., Guidant Corp., Roadway Express, France's Usinor steel group and a number of major Russian multinationals including LUKOIL, United Energy Services and Interros Holdings, a banking, industrial, agribusiness and media consortium. His not-for-profit clients have included The Metropolitan Opera Guild, US English, Inc. and Citizens Against Government Waste, a Washington-based 501(c)3 which Steve helped form. His current consulting work involves two new media startups focused on radio and TV website applications and smart phone outreach.
Steve spent 12 years with W.R. Grace & Co. where he rose to vice president of corporate advertising responsible for institutional advertising, press and financial communications. He initiated Grace's global advertising efforts and pioneered award winning issue advertising campaigns focusing on US capital gains tax reduction and Federal deficit reduction.