BIZ DEV TO CORP DEV
SVP Strategic Partnerships,
3:15pm - Thursday, March 10
Don’t wait to engage strategic partners. An exit event is usually driven by long-standing relationships built over time. This is also the case with new strategic product opportunities. This session examines how ShareThis built a repeatable framework to engage with partners, launch new products, and ultimately transition their conversations from business development to corporate development.
Kurt is the CEO of ShareThis. Prior to joining the company, Kurt served as CEO of SocialMedia.com, a leader in online display advertising, which was acquired by LivingSocial.
Before SocialMedia.com, Kurt spent several years at Google, where he managed the direct sales channel for publishers and helped lead the global launch of Google AdSense as Director of the Content Media Group. Abrahamson also served as the Director of Global Sales & Operations Strategy and as Director of Sales Operations for North America. Before joining Google, Kurt served as Chief Operating Officer of Jupiter Communications and as President of Jupiter Media Metrix, where he helped establish Jupiter as one of the leading Internet research organizations.
Kurt received his Bachelor of Science in communications from Cornell, and a Master’s degree in public policy from Harvard.
Daniel R. Odio is the SVP of Strategic Partnerships for ShareThis. Previously, Daniel was CEO and co-founder of Socialize, Inc, which was acquired by ShareThis in March 2013.
Before Socialize, Daniel leveraged technology in other industries, earning his Series 22 & 63 securities licenses and real estate broker's license to start Cardéa Commercial Real Estate Advisors, a commercial real estate brokerage specializing in using technology to execute tax-efficient real estate investments, and DROdio Real Estate, Inc, a progressive residential real estate brokerage. Daniel also served on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Association of REALTORS. His technology and real estate endeavors were featured on the cover of the The Wall Street Journal's Marketplace section in July 2004.
Prior to real estate, Daniel was the VP, Sales of AcceleratedServers, a Beowulf supercomputing cluster company whose customers included the Department of Defense and Paramount Pictures. Daniel has been featured on CNN, CNBC, TLC, Forbes, BBC and many other publications for his innovative use of technology in industries ranging from real estate to computer servers and mobile phones.
Daniel was a member of General Electric's Technical Leadership Program. Daniel worked for GE in Latin America, including Brazil and Argentina. Daniel graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in Commerce, speaks Spanish and Portuguese, and resides in Silicon Valley with his wife and daughter.